Manuscript Resources on Religion

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Chambon, Celestin M., 1879-. Papers, 1892-1963. 73 items, 6 printed vols. Location: U:6, OS:C. Catholic curate and pastor of New Orleans. Chambon's research materials on Catholic architecture and history in New Orleans. Many items relate to St. Louis Cathedral. Included are typewritten copies of documents, newspaper clippings, and works published by Chambon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2047.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, New Orleans 1866-, Literature

Chase, George W., Correspondence. 4 items. Resident of Baton Rouge (1846) and later of Danville, Maine. Letter to Chase by Andrew White describes his journey from New Orleans to General Zachary Taylor's headquarters at Matamoros, Mexico (1846). Baton Rouge letters from other Chase associates deal with local people and events. Topics in these letters include the new Jesuit College and visits to Baton Rouge by presidents Zachary Taylor and James K. Polk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1310, 1398.

Chase, Philander, 1775-1852. Letter, 1840 Jan. 23. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Philander Chase was Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio (1819-1831) and of the Diocese of Illinois (1835-1852). Chase in New Orleans, La., writes about his tour to solicit funds for Jubilee College in Robin's Nest, Ill., and the welcome he received in New Orleans from former students whom he had known while living there over 30 years before. Mss. 3948.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education

Chol, Emmanuel, 1834-1916. Papers, 1845, 1854-1921. 1,213 items, 6 ms. vols., 31 printed vols. Location: U:163-164, 65:29, 98:. Native of France, music teacher and composer of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts, manuscript and sheet music, pamphlets, and other imprints reflect Chol's professional career, his affiliation with the Catholic Church, and the education of his children in parochial schools. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1780, 1906.

Christ Episcopal Church. Minute book. 1853-1855. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:16. Located in Napoleonville, Louisiana. Minute book of the vestry of Christ Episcopal Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1619.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Church of the Nativity (Rosedale, Louisiana). Parish register. 1859-1981. .2 linear ft. [photocopy]. Location: C:87. Register of an Episcopal church including lists of rectors, families, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, burials, and offerings. Includes act of incorporation and constitution of the church, printed items, and newspaper clippings. Register volume is entitled, 'A New Parish Register with an Index and Summary of Parochial Statistics.' Printed in 1859, Buffalo, New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4637.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole). Letter book, 1804-1811 (bulk 1804-1805). 3 items, 1 vol. Location: OS:C, VAULT:4, MSS.MF:C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Correspondence concerns Claiborne's administration, relations with Native Americans, problems with the importation of slaves, Louisiana bank, Spanish land grants and land surveys in the Natchez District, and Catholic disputes in the district of Saint Bernard. Legislative act provides reimbursement for damaged houses and slaves killed or executed during the slave insurrection (April 25, 1811). One item in French. Letter book available on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 71, 603, 965.

Clarke, C. P. Letters, 1846, 1849. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Protestant clergyman from Massachusetts. Letters from Clarke telling of his small congregation of French speaking people in New Orleans and later in Lafayette. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, New Orleans to 1861, French

Clarkson, Thomas. Letter, 1842 July 16. 1 item. Location: MISC:C. English abolitionist. Clarkson mentions that his book addressed to the clergy of the United States was published only for America and is recognized as one of his best works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2425.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, African Americans

Cline, William Rodney. Papers, 1832-1970, undated 629 items. Location: 6:38-39, OS:C. Professor in the College of Education at LSU. Papers relate chiefly to research conducted by Dr. Cline into Louisiana education including a bound volume of research materials, some related to Seaman A. Knapp, and photographs. Also included are journals of the Methodist Episcopal Church Gulf Mission Conference (1893-1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2683.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU

Cohn, Margie de Bretton and Family. Papers, 1945-1982, undated (bulk 1945-1968). 1 linear foot. Location: E:122. Primarily papers of Maggie deBretton Cohn and daughter Margie, both of Baker, La. Includes writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous files related to Maggie deBretton Cohn's writing, and Margie deBretton Cohn's English translation of an 1828 German text describing travelling through the Mississippi River Valley. Letters to Margie while a student at LSU are included, as well as religious writings by other family members and items related to the family's 1964 donation of the Laurens Henry Cohn Sr. Memorial Plant Arboretum to the Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4472.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Baton Rouge, LSU, Literature

Conrads, Henry and Catherine. Papers. 1710, 1717. 2 items [photostats]. Location: Misc.:C. Members of the Quaker congregations at Germantown. Certificate of marriage and letter of recommendation for Henry Conrads and Catherine Streepers signed by members of the monthly meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 576.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Cornish, Reverend John Hamilton, 1815-1878. Papers, 1855-1888. 157 items. Location: W:51. Protestant Episcopal Rector of St. Thaddeus' Church, Aiken, South Carolina. Collection includes correspondence of Cornish, his sons, his daughters, and other family members. Correspondence concerns church affairs, education of the sons at Sewanee Theological Seminary and other institutions, travel, and personal relationships. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Education

Cortes, Fernando, 1487-1547. Ordinances, 1524 March 20. 4 items (photocopies), typewritten transcription and translation. Location: Misc. Spanish conqueror of Mexico. Ordinances prescribing the rule and conversion to Christianity of the Indians, crops to be planted, and residence requirements for Spaniards holding Indian slaves. Maps show Cortes' travels and a plan of Tenochtitlan. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2504.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Spanish

Cottingham, Claybrook C., 1881-1949. Papers, 1860-1963 (bulk 1907-1956). 198 items, 18 vols. (12 printed vols., 6 ms. vols.). Location: 6:40-41, OS:C. President of Louisiana College and Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, and director of Rotary International. Collection contains manuscripts of speeches related to education and religion, correspondence related to Rotary International, a notebook, scrapbooks, clippings, and memorabilia. Also included are issues of The Pine Knot (1913-1937). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2686.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education

Courtenay, A. L. Letter, 1866. 1 letter. Location: MISC:C. A letter dated April 23, 1866 from the Reverend A. L. Courtenay regarding going to Public Houses on the Lord's Day to confront patrons there about evil. Reverend Courtenay cannot return to a committee that includes a person with the "'features of the Red Indian'" and "a boundless capacity for evil." Mss. 822.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Crump, Anna. Record book, 1931-1955. 1 volume. Location: H:25. Resident of Haynesville, Louisiana. Record book contains monthly expenses including phone, light, and water bills; payments for groceries and chicken feed; tax payments on her properties; and regular purchases of the Haynesville News. Crump logged her income each month consisting of lease and royalty checks from the United Gas Co., Pure Oil Co., Ashland Oil Co., Sohio Oil Co., and Sun Oil Co.; sales of butter, eggs, berries, and figs; government subsidy checks for cotton production; rent from boarders and tenant farmers for her "home place" and the "McLeod place"; and timber and cotton sales. In journal entries, she also wrote notes on the oil exploration on her properties, trips to Shreveport for personal medical examinations, and her gifts and tithes to the Presbyterian Church. Crump noted the birthdays and ages of Clinton and Dorris Crump, without explicitly mentioning whether these were her children. Mss. 4970.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women

Cutler, R. King (Rufus King). Memorandum, 1884 April 14. 1 item. Mss. 3032. Louisiana politician, an organizer of the state's Republican party, elected to the U.S. Congress, which refused to seat him over differences on Reconstruction. Memorandum, written in New Orleans, expresses Cutler's support for national uniformity in matters of religion, law, and currency. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Dana, Charles B. Family Papers, 1799-1949 (bulk 1823-1880). 700 items, 59 vols. Location: B:71-72, OS:D, K:35-36, Mss.Mf:D. Protestant Episcopal minister of Alexandria, Virginia, Port Gibson, Mississippi, and Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, sermons, essays, maps, photographs, and other papers relating to religious activities, family matters, and local events. Manuscript volumes are comprised of a diary, cashbooks, registers, sermons, and notebooks. A letter of S. A. Kimball of Concord, New Hampshire discusses the abolitionist movement and members of the Colonization Society (1836). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 972, 973.

Dauterive & Fremaux (Crowley, La.). Funeral record book, 1923-1926. 1 v., 9 items. Location: A:78. Dauterive & Fremaux was a firm of undertakers and embalmers in Crowley, La. This ledger records funerals conducted between May 1923 and October 1925, with one on August 30, 1926. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3372.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Business

Davis, Lucy Wilcox, 1843-1928. Family papers, 1921-1980. 7 items. Location: Misc. The collection contains a short letter from J.W. Noyes, one of six surviving members of the Orleans Cadets, 1st Louisiana Infantry Regiment (1921); two clippings on veterans of the Orleans Cadets (early 1920s); a copy of "History of the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana" (1927); "Twenty-Five Years of Usefulness," a typescript history of the Bank of Commerce at St. Francisville, La., by E.G. Davis (circa 1940); a program for the centennial celebration of Covington Presbyterian Church in Covington, La. (1948); and a pamphlet on the Covington Presbyterian Church (1980). Mss. 4049.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Business

De Forest, George. Collection, 1548, 1604-1945. 44 linear ft., 149 vols. Location: 77:35-49; 31:25-30; 31:35-36; 31:63-65; OS:D; 98. New Orleans bookseller. Collection of American (including Louisiana), British, French, Latin American, and other documents, covering a wide range of occupations, including writers, lawyers, soldiers, clergy, and scientists. Includes a group of British travel diaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, French, Literature

Dearborn, J. A. Letter. 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc. Methodist minister. Letter from Dearborn upon his arrival in Baton Rouge from Kentucky, giving a humorous account of travel on the Ohio River and telling of church work in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1525.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Transportation, Baton Rouge

Douglas, Emily Caroline, b. 1840. Papers, 1855-1913 (bulk 1855-1868). 9 items, 2 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: U:49, Mss.Mf:D. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 8-9. Connecticut native and resident of Louisiana and Mississippi. Autobiography, diary, and writings describe life in New England; with her brother, the Rev. William Kirtland Douglas, near Natchez, Mississippi, during the Civil War; at New Iberia, Louisiana; in various Mississippi towns; and in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 566.

Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834. Letter, 1802 Aug. 16. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Lorenzo Dow (October 16, 1777-February 2, 1834) was a popular, eccentric American itinerant preacher and an important figure in the Second Great Awakening. Lorenzo Dow in New York writes his parents, Humphrey Dean and Tabitha (Parker) Dow, in Coventry, Conn., describing his itinerant preaching in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Mss. 4105.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Dunbar, Elijah. Letters, 1851. 3 items. Location: Misc:D. Resident of Canton, Massachusetts, and a boarder living in New Orleans, employed by a music dealer. Letters by Dunbar to his sister, Miss Chloe Dunbar, of Canton, Massachusetts, describing his religious, social, and business activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 985, 991.

Duncan, Herman Cope. Family papers. 1836-1961. 949 items, 28 ms. vols., and 216 printed vols. Location: T:76-81, P:16, 38-27-28, 98:, OS:D. Born in Philadelphia; graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1867); Rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church St. James of Alexandria, Louisiana (1888-1917); and author of 'The Diocese of Louisiana'. The collection reflects Duncan's involvement with ecclesiastical affairs, nationally and with the Diocese of Louisiana, containing correspondence, Parish reports, volumes, scrapbooks, journals, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2920.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Duval, Louis Mayfield. Souvenir letter. [1900-1905]. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Missionary of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nigeria, 1901-1930; originally from St. Johns, Nova Scotia, Canada. Souvenir letter is actually a small booklet containing photographs of Nova Scotia, including some of the village of Grand Pre, and one of 'Evangeline'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2720.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

East Feliciana Parish collection. 1819-1867 (bulk 1826-1857). 50 items. Location: D:90. Financial papers are primarily statements of merchant accounts. Legal papers include citations, indictments, affidavits, and correspondence for civil and criminal cases heard at the courthouse in Clinton, Louisiana. Of special interest are documents relating to the trial of two slaves for arson and to a case against Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana, for payment owed to a Reverend William B. Lacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3599.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education, Business, African Americans

Easterly, Isaac. Diary. 1833-1865 (bulk 1833-1836). 1 ms. vol. on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss. Mf: E. Native of Tennessee, apparently a Baptist clergyman. Diary entries refer to volunteers raised in Jasper, Georgia, to march against the Creek Indians (1833-1836) and include entries and accounts of a blacksmith (1863-1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2301.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Civil War, Business

Episcopal Church of the Epiphany (New Iberia, La.) Photograph, circa 1900. 1 albumen print. Location: 65:5. The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany was established as a mission of the Episcopal Church in 1844. This photograph shows the exterior of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in New Iberia, La. Mss. 3979.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Evans, J. Bruce, Papers, 1614-2005 (bulk 1930-1990). 31.5 linear ft., 26 v. Location: 92:82-109; OS:E; J:34-35; Vault:1. Baptist minister, religious counselor and civil rights activist. Correspondence, church records, sermons, workshop materials, printed items, photographs and audio tapes reflect Evans's ministerial career in Baton Rouge, La., at First Baptist Church and Fellowship Church. Personal papers [some items in French], business records and genealogical material document the ancestry of Evans and his wife, Anita Louise, and provide insight into the personal lives of family members. Papers also furnish histories of Bienville and Natchitoches parishes and Saline, La., and relate to Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve and to Dormon's activities as a naturalist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4664.

Feltus, Henry James. Sermon. 1814-1818, undated 4 items. Location: Misc. Protestant Episcopal minister and rector of St. Stephens Church, New York City. Manuscript draft of sermon of the Reverend Henry James Feltus, photograph of St. Stephens Church in 1814, and two related items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1581.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Ferguson, Samuel Wragg, 1835-1917. Papers. 1857-1915, undated 61 items. Location: T:13. Confederate general and lawyer of Charleston, South Carolina, and Greenville, Mississippi. During the Civil War Ferguson served as aide to General P. G. T. Beauregard and was commander of the 28th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment in the Atlanta Campaign. Letters, memoirs, and writings describe student life at West Point; the settlement of Kansas; religious missions and the life of missionaries in the Oregon territory; and the hostility of Indians and the fate of settlers bound for California and Oregon. Civil War materials include records of Ferguson's Confederate military service, descriptions of participation in several battles, and a description of the collapse of the Confederate government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416, 1576.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Civil War, Education

First Presbyterian Church Program, 1878. 1 program. Location: EPHEMERA COLLECTION SUBGROUP VI. Program for exercises commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the Sabbath Schools of the Presbyterian Church in New Orleans, La., held in the First Presbyterian Church on May 19, 1878. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1189.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, New Orleans 1866-, Education

Fischer, Max. Max and August Fischer Papers, 1881-1907. 136 items. Location: E:52, O:20. Max and August Fischer were wholesale and retail dealers in general merchandise in Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. They also operated Kenmore Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains ledgers, journals, and other business papers related to Kenmore Plantation and to Fischer's merchandise dealings. Includes account and sales records of the Grace Episcopal Church in Bayou Sara, and of prominent families in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1259.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Plantations, Business

Fisk, Clinton B., 1828-1890. Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union general in the Civil War, assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands at Nashville, Tennessee. Letter to a Dr. Kirk contains an optimistic report on Reconstruction in the South, and describes his work in rehabilitating freedmen and his educational plans. He refers the South's opposition to Northern clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1428.

Forcelle, Francois O. Letter. 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Personal letter inviting the parish priest to dinner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, French

Fourchy, Alexandre Francois, 1787-1854. Family Papers, ca. 1848-1908, undated 185 items and 2 pamphlets. Location: U:117. Lawyer and writer of New Orleans. Family papers consist of correspondence and related items (1891-1895); family and religious cards; and 66 New Orleans trade cards. Included is a copy of Fourchy's Quelques Mots, a literary work dedicated to the memory of Napoleon I. Partly in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1692, 1694.

Fourrier, Joseph Amadee. Sheet music. 1844-1912. 34 items and 1 vol. Location: 65:. Baton Rouge music store proprietor and organist at St. Joseph's Church. Sheet music (1844-1912), some illustrated, includes both popular and sacred works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Performing arts, Baton Rouge

Francis A. de Caro and Rosan A. Jordan, 1956-2009, undated (bulk 1966-2003) 13 linear ft. Location: 11:19, 15:15-21. De Caro and Jordan were folklorists, authors, and Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) professors. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, writings, exhibitions, photographs, printed items consisting of brochures, handbills, newspapers, and posters; and topical files that document de Caro's folklore class at LSU, his work with the Louisiana Folklife Commission, and Jordan's work with the women's movement. Writings as well as exhibitions comprise material primarily related to folklore within Louisiana and British colonial life in India. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3197, 4089, 4164.

French, Arden Odell, 1906-, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1977. 4 sound cassettes (5 hours), Transcript (137 pages). Location: L:4700.0018. Dean of Men at LSU (1941-1977). Interview deals with French's work as Dean of Men at LSU. Topics include past presidents of LSU; establishment of religious institutions for students; relations with Paul M. Hebert, W. D. Weatherford, and the YMCA; and student organizations. French also discusses the effect World War II had on the campus; his childhood, family, and educational background; and his dealings with students in the 1960s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0018.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU

Frenzel, Michael J. and Mary Anne Hynes and family. Papers, 1808-2010 (bulk 1943-2007). 5.3 linear ft. Location: 91:3-6, OS:F, AA:, VAULT:1. Prominent Baton Rouge family. Collection of photographs, printed material and manuscripts document the lives of Michael J. and Mary Anne Hynes Frenzel, including childhood, marriage, travels, family events, and community and social activities. Additional material provides a family history of the allied Frenzel, Jeanfreau and Dielenschneider families of Louisiana. The collection also illustrates Michael J. Frenzel’s twenty-year military career as an officer and pilot in the United States Air Force. Mss. 5054.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Baton Rouge

Gaebler, Max David. Radio talks. 1952-1960. 226 items, 1 vol. Location: C:7. Unitarian minister of the First Unitarian Society of Madison, Wisconsin. Copies of radio talks by Gaebler and others concerned with religion and philosophy, particularly as related to the Unitarian faith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2295.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Garig, William Wallace and Family. Papers, 1855-1959, undated (bulk 1900-1953). 1.75 linear ft., 10 manuscript volumes. Location: 7:58-60, OS:G. Confederate veteran and poultry breeder of Baton Rouge, La. Papers pertain chiefly to W. W. Garig's animal husbandry work and social life and the teaching careers and social lives of his daughters Mercedes and Louise Garig. Materials include correspondence, writings, financial documents, photographic items, printed materials, scrapbooks, and diaries (including W. W. Garig's Civil War diaries). Mss. 2993

Gasparin, Agenor de, 1810-1871. Letters. 1862-1871. 57 items. Location: U:100. French statesman, philanthropist, and writer on religion and abolition. Letters to the American translator of his books discussing the American editions and commenting on American politics, Abraham Lincoln, abolition, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Gayarré, Charles E. A. Manuscript, circa 1866-1895. 1 item (4 sheets). Location: Misc:G. Louisiana historian, jurist, and statesman. circa 1866-1895. Manuscript of Charles E.A. Gayarré giving an account of the career of noted Protestant Episcopal clergyman, Francis L. Hawks, while in New Orleans, La. Hawks served as minister of Christ Church in New Orleans in 1844 and as president of the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) in 1847. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1558.

Gebelin-Walsh-Hynes-Frenzel family. Papers, 1860-2007 (bulk 1900-1970). 2.5 cubic feet. Location: 92:69-71, OS:G, AA:, MSS.MF:G. This collection of photographs and a few textual materials provides a largely visual record of the allied Gebelin, Walsh, Hynes, and Frenzel families. Beginning in the 1860s and continuing through the 1980s, portraits and informal photographs document the lives of family members and family friends and acquaintances. A few images, beginning 1900 and continuing until the 1960s, record three family homes in Baton Rouge. The bulk of the material documents the life and times of Elizabeth Gertrude Gebelin Hynes (Feb. 20, 1911-Feb. 9, 1982) including her childhood, marriage, travels, family events, and social life and customs of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4983.

Godbold, Edgar, 1879-1952. Papers. 1904-1963. 77 items, 10 vols. (5 ms. vols., 5 printed vols.). Location: W:6, OS:G, Vault. President of Louisiana College (1942-1951) and president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention (1950-1952). Papers include correspondence, speeches, notes, photographs, a scrapbook, and a yearbook documenting Godbold's involvement in Louisiana Baptist organizations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2730.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Gorham, Daniel Barlow, 1838-1911. Diaries. 1856-1859. 6 items, 3 vols. Location: Misc.:G, Mf.:G. Student at St. Joseph's College, Bardstown, Kentucky. Diaries record daily student life, studies, social activities, and religious events at the Catholic-run college; and social life in St. Francisville, Louisiana. A typewritten transcription is also available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3096.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education

Granberry, Stephen H. (Stephen Henry). Priest's register. 1873-1876. 1 vol. Location: H:14. Deacon of the Episcopal Church in Terry, Mississippi, in early 1874. Ordained as a Priest in March 1874 and shortly thereafter moved to Trinity Parish in New Orleans, where he served as Assistant to the Rector, Reverend Samuel S. Harris. Register includes marriages, baptisms, burials, confirmations, and services held in Mississippi and Louisiana. Mss. 4501.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, New Orleans 1866-

Gray, Lillie Trust. Papers, 1865-1920 (bulk 1886-1890). 178 items, 9 volumes. Location: U:154; F:9. Musician and teacher at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers document Gray's teaching of and interest in music, and include a record book (1874-1900, 1902) containing lists of musical compositions and a diary (1900-1905) containing entries on music sung at Roman Catholic masses. Collection also includes household and farm entries; receipts for music lessons; and a payroll book (1865-1867) for Houmas Plantation. The payroll book is available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 165, 965, 422, 2070.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Plantations, Performing arts, Women

Green, Emile. Papers, 1909-1930. 3 items. Location: Misc. Emile Green of Opelousas, La., was an African-American local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. These papers consist of a certificate renewing Green's local preacher's license (1909), Green's report to a Lake Charles District conference enumerating sermons preached and visits made (1918), and a letter from a relative in Angola, La. (1930). Mss. 3961.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, African Americans

Grunewald, Ella. Journal, 1884-1886. 1v. Location: G:20. Ella Grunewald writes about her family, friends, and neighbors; social life and culture in New Orleans; Mardi Gras; she describes in detail her school lessons in Classical mythology and chemistry experiments; Catholic religious observances; plays, concerts, and other entertainment; and lectures given by Dr. Stanford E. Chaillé. She also describes her visits to the two World\'s Fairs held in New Orleans: the World\'s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (Dec. 1884-June 1885) and the North, Central and South American Exposition (Nov. 1885-March 1886). Mss. 3858.

Guild of the Holy Cross. Minute book, 1886-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20. Women's organization of the Church of the Holy Cross, Paris, Texas. Minute book documents fundraising events. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 380.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women

Gumbel, Simon and family. Papers, 1851-1949 (bulk 1922-1933). 2.5 linear ft. Location: P:21-23; OS:G. Jewish New Orleans commission merchant and owner of S. Gumbel & Co. Property tax receipts of the Gumbel family; business correspondence, minutes, financial papers relating to the administration and operation of the Sophie L. Gumbel Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.

Guyot, Sister Henrietta. Papers, 1921-1965. 23 items, 56 vols. Location: 77:59. Director of the Department of Nursing, LSU School of Medicine (1937-1965). Mimeographed and printed material pertaining to nursing education; and personal items including 15 items referring to the death of Sister Stanislaus Malone, superior of the Sisters of Charity at Charity Hospital (1949). Includes materials from Ruth Ingram, former director of Touro Infirmary School of Nursing, telling of her work as supervisor of nursing education in the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2050.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Education, Medicine, LSU

Haase, J. Roy, 1907-2000, Architectural drawings, circa 1949. 2 drawings. Location: OS:H. Roy Haase was a member of the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Institute of Architects and served as its president in 1951. This collection includes two architectural drawings of the old St. Gabriel Catholic Church restoration by J. Roy Haase. Mss. 5179.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Business

Hageman, John. Diary. 1856. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Solicitor of subscriptions for religious magazines and periodicals, chiefly the Methodist 'Crusader.' Diary of a journey from Ohio through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. He describes the countryside, Sunday schools and church meetings, religious services in a prison and in an insane asylum, and temperance meetings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 249.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Halsey, Leroy J. (Leroy Jones), 1812-1896. Letter, 1846 July 3. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Leroy J. Halsey of Jackson, Miss., writes to Walter Lowrie in New York, N.Y., disputing official figures on the contributions of the Jackson church to the Board of Foreign Missions. Mss. 4056.

Referenced in Guides: Religion