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Williams, Ira, Letter, 1839 June 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of Georgetown, Kentucky. Letter from Williams to Matthew Gauldin of Wilkerson County, Mississippi, contains personal news; notes the possibilities of William Southgate's election to Congress as representative from Kentucky; and discusses former representative Richard M. Johnson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.

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Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932, Letters, 1904-1907. 3 items. Location: Misc.:W. U.S. congressman from Mississippi. Letters expressing Williams' opinions about the disposition of the newly acquired Philippine Islands (1904) and about the question of foreign immigration into the U.S. (1907). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2846.

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Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-, Papers. 1,174 items, 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 50 sound cassettes. Location: 34-; Mss. Mf.:W; OS:W; Vault:81. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Huey Long." Research materials, which comprise a large portion of this collection, contain notes, note cards, legal documents, and clippings pertaining to the Civil War, major Civil War figures, U.S. history, military history, and Louisiana governor and senator, Huey P. Long. Included are Civil War correspondence and diaries (most are transcripts or copies), speeches of Huey P. Long, and oral history interviews relating to Long. Audio cassette tapes are available for speeches and some interviews. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2489, 2510.

Williams, T. Harry (Thomas Harry), 1909-1979. Manuscripts, 1952, 1961, 1964. 9 items. Location: 34. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Typescript, galley proofs, and plate proof of LINCOLN AND HIS GENERALS (New York, 1952). Manuscripts for three of four chapters of ROMANCE AND REALISM IN SOUTHERN POLITICS (1961); the chapter on the Civil War in the CAMBRIDGE MODERN HISTORY; and LINCOLN THE MILITARY STRATEGIST and Chapters XXI through XI and related bibliography of volume I, of A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1964, 2158.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, LSU, Literature

Williams, Thomas Harry, 1909-1979. Papers, 1861-1971. 40 linear ft., 15 vols., 50 sound cassettes. Location: 34:, OS:W, Mss. Mf.:W, Vault. Boyd Professor of History at LSU. Professional papers include correspondence relative to publications, teaching, research, and lectures; and manuscripts of textbooks and scholarly publications, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, "Huey Long." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2489, 2510.

Williamson, John Gustavus Adolphus, 1793-1840, Papers, 1810-1853 (bulk 1826-1840). 4 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W. United States consul to Venezuela. The official correspondence of John G. A. Williamson as consul of the United States at La Guayra, Venezuela, from 1826 to 1834, and as Charge D'Affaires to Venezuela from 1835 to 1840. Originals are in the custody of the National Archives. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 377.

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Williamson, John Gustavus Adolphus, 1793-1840, Letter, 1834 Jan. 9. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. United States consul to Venezuela. Letter to his wife, from La Guayra, Venezuela, comments on his mission in that country, on the frustrations of his lack of power, and on customs in Venezuela. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2780.

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Williamson, John Gustavus Adolphus, 1793-1840, Diary, 1835-1840. 3 vols. Location: O:16. United States consul to Venezuela. Williamson gives his impressions of Venezuela and its people and describes the political situation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1090, 1286.

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Willis, William. William and John B. Willis Papers, 1808-1815. 11 items. Location: C:61. Colonel in the Louisiana Militia during the War of 1812. His brother, John B. Willis, was an attorney of Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi. Military papers consist of a letter regarding Willis' command and a general order by Louisiana Governor William C. C. Claiborne. Other papers include personal letters, a broadside of resolutions of the Concordia Police Jury, and an advertisement bill. Of note is a letter to William from Gab Winter providing an eye-witness account of the Battle of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.

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Wilson, Henry Lane, Papers. 14 reels microfilm. Minister to Chile. Records of the U.S. Legation in Chile. From the originals in the custody of the National Archives. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 673.

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