Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Who Would God Vote For - Duke or Edwards?, 1991. 1 item. Location: Misc: W. Flyer sent by the Comite Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La., promoting a meeting to discuss the gubernatorial runoff election between Edwin Edwards and David Duke in 1991. Mss. 5003.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Baton Rouge

Wickliffe, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1874-1912. Family Papers, 1897-1912 (bulk 1912). 70 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: UU:5, J:7. U.S. Congressman (1909-1912) from Louisiana, son of Louisiana Governor Robert C. Wickliffe. Chiefly Wickliffe's official papers for 1912, including constituent correspondence, speeches, and bills. A scrapbook contains news clippings and condolence letters regarding Wickliffe's death; Congressional memorials are in the printed volume. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 447.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, French

Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. Papers, 1774-1833. 7 items. Location: Misc.:W, Vault:1. English politician, philanthropist, and leader in the abolition movement in England. Letters concern publication of Wilberforce's book, A PRACTICAL VIEW OF THE PREVAILING RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF PROFESSED CHRISTIANS IN THE HIGHER AND MIDDLE CLASSES OF THIS COUNTRY CONTRASTED WITH REAL CHRISTIANITY (1797); and social matters. Included is an engraved portrait of Wilberforce. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics

Wilkinson, Hugh M. Papers, 1953, 1954. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, descendant of General James Wilkinson. Two sets of papers related to General James Wilkinson. The first is an address delivered by Hugh Wilkinson at the unveiling of a historical marker at Camp Sabine, La., by the Louisiana State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It discusses James Wilkinson's role in thwarting the Aaron Burr conspiracy . Other material relates to the dedication of the Wilkinson family cemetery in Calvert County, Md., designated an historical site by the Maryland State Chapter of the DAR. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1574.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825, Letter, 1799 June 24 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. United States Army officer and politician. Letter from New Orleans referring to property damage and personal injury committed by a detachment of American troops stationed near the city, recommending payment to be made to the injured party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2830.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans to 1861

Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825. Address, 1807 March 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W; Vault MRDF 14, Vault:1. United States Army officer and politician. A public address signed by citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana, and ship captains in the Port of New Orleans, approving General Wilkinson's conduct in the matter of the arrest of Aaron Burr. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2144.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825. Letters, 1810, 1812. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. United States Army officer and politician. Letter from Wilkinson to Dennis Claude requesting an interview and referring to his defense against corruption charges; and a letter from John Daniel to Claude mentioning Claude's testimony on behalf of Daniel's innocence to charges against him. Letter from Daniel also refers to Wilkinson's continued difficulties despite his having been acquitted by the court martial. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3227.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825, Letter, circa 1812. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. United States Army officer and politician. In this fragment of a signed letter, James Wilkinson vows vengeance on a personal enemy, predicts war and the occupation of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825. Document, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. United States Army officer and politician. Certified copy of a mortgage deed recorded in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana in 1836 for a sale of two pieces of land in 1818 by John K. Smith to James Wilkinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1053.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Williams, David. Letter, 1827 Dec. 28. 1 item. Location: MISC:W. Resident of Lawrence County, Mississippi. Letter from Williams to relatives in Wilmington, North Carolina, discussing crop and financial conditions, national politics, family affairs, and his dissatisfaction with the area and future plans to move to the Choctaw or Chickasaw purchase. Typewritten copy available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

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