Manuscript Resources on Religion

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Smith, Gerald L. K. Circular, circa 1936. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Protestant minister and organizer of Huey Long's Share Our Wealth Society. Printed copy of speeches by Senator Huey Long's secretary, Earle J. Christenberry, and Louisiana attorney Maurice Gatlin attacking Smith for claiming to be Huey Long's successor and head of the Share Our Wealth movement. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Long Family

Smylie-Montgomery Family Papers, 1807-1919 (bulk 1807-1869). 1.25 linear ft. Location: C:116-117, OS:S. Family of Mississippi planters and Presbyterian ministers. Correspondence comprises the bulk of this collection, with some Church records and personal papers. Collection reflects the Presbyterian Church in Mississippi, plantation life, cotton, and family matters, with references to the Choctaw Indians, the behavior of slaves, and economic difficulties after the Civil War. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 5038.

Sobert Family Papers, 1767-1873. 5 items. Location: Misc.:S. Civil and parochial documents pertaining to baptisms, civilian and military service, and property of the Sobert, Hebert, and Fremin families of France and Lafourche and Assumption parishes, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1182.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, French

Southeastern Indian. Papers, 1798-1884. 32 items. Typewritten copies. Location: MISC:S. Copies of letters pertaining to relations with and administration of Indians of Cherokee, Creek, and Choctaw tribes concern removal to the trans-Mississippi West; activities of missionaries among Indians; Indian reservations; and Indian agents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2820.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Speights family. Papers, 1842-1870. 1 microfilm reel, 12 photocopies. Location: MISC:S, MSS.MF:S. Stephen Alexander Speights was a resident of Lawrence County, Mississippi. Papers include family correspondence, chiefly between Lamon Speights and his son, Stephen Alexander Speights, including two Civil War letters; and a copy of birth, marriage, and death records from a Bible owned by Reverend J. D. Slay. Except for the two Civil War letters, all papers are handwritten transcriptions of the originals. Several letters from the papers are also available as photocopies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1179.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Civil War

Spring Creek Church. Record Book. 1859-1903. 1 v. (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Mircrofilm copy of a record book of the Spring Creek Baptist. Church of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, (formerly of Washington Parish) containing minutes of monthly business meetings and a register of members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1121.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

St. James Episcopal Church (Baton Rouge, La.). Papers, 1843-1895. 12 items, 5 vols. Location: A:17. Protestant Episcopal Church of Baton Rouge. Papers, pamphlets, and volumes pertaining to the St. James Episcopal Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Baton Rouge

St. Joseph Cathedral collection, 1968-1995 (bulk 1992-1995). 12 items. Location: C:73. Cathedral of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Collection contains programs of various events held at the Cathedral including, among others, the 200th anniversary celebration of the parish, the funeral mass for Bishop Stanley J. Ott, and the installation of Bishop Alfred Clifton Hughes. Also included: a 1992 calendar with historical events related to the church and parish noted; a centennial booklet for St. Joseph's Academy; and issues of the Catholic Commentator. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4561.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education

St. Julien, Louis Felix. Family papers, 1906-1915, 1942-1944. 14 letters, 1 diary. Location: A:119. Louis Felix St. Julien and Louise Comeaux, both of Broussard, La., were married on April 18, 1906. The papers consist of 14 letters received by the St. Juliens between 1906 and 1915 and a diary kept by Staff Sergeant James E. St. Julien during his service in Australia and New Guinea with the 41st Fighter Squadron during World War II. Letters in English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3619.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, French, 20th Century Wars

St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery records, 1933-1954. 7 volumes. Location: A:31. St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Convent, La., was established in 1812. The records contain lists of interments (1933-1954) and ledgers recording sales of burial plots (1942-1945, 1951-1953). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3776.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Business

St. Vincent's Academy panoramic photograph, circa 1920s. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Catholic boys' academy in Baton Rouge. The academy was founded in 1894 and became Catholic High School for Boys in 1929. Panoramic photograph depicting Brothers of the Sacred Heart and students in front of St. Vincent's Academy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4586.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education, Baton Rouge

Stanley, Adino. Promissory note, 1830. 1 item. Location: MISC:S. Adino Stanley promises to pay $12 to the American Education Society after the close of his preparatory studies for the ministry. Organized in 1815, the American Education Society was established to assist young men with limited finances receive an education and join the gospel ministry. Mss. 822.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education

Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn, 1815-1881. Letters. 1862-1877, undated 16 items. Location: Misc.:S. English theologian, writer, and Dean of Westminster Abbey, London. Letter discussing the nature of the Christian ministry according to Stanley's interpretation of the New Testament; and letters discussing personal and social matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Stephenson, P. D. (Philip Daingerfield), 1845-1916. Memoirs, 1862-1903. 44 items, 11 vols. Location: E:53, G:21, Mss.Mf:S. Presbyterian minister of Woodstock, Virginia, who served as a private in the Confederate Army, Missouri Brigade of Tennessee. Memoirs relate Civil War experiences based on diary entries and letters. He describes the defense and evacuation of Corinth, Mississippi, campaigns, and battles. Diary also recounts the Union invasion and occupation of Huntsville, Alabama. Reminiscences of his wife contain her comments on plantation life and the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2482, 2657.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Plantations, Women, Civil War

Stewart Family. Correspondence, 1861-1864. 4 items [typescript copies]. Location: MISC:S. Typescript of letters received by Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stewart, of Beaver Creek, Dale County, Alabama, from Confederate soldiers W.H. Clark, stationed at Manassas, Virginia, and L.B. Robbins, Company E, 25th Georgia Volunteers, and a minister's wife living in Madison, Alabama, relating their personal experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1002.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Civil War

Stiles, Joseph C. (Joseph Clay), 1795-1875. A Sermon on Predestination, 1826. 1 v. Location: E:Imprints. A sermon preached in Milledgeville, Ga., discussing Baptist doctrines on election and predestination. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2947.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Stovall, James L. Papers, 1989-1992. 6.6 linear ft., 2 sound cassettes. Location: 10:67-70. Methodist minister of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal files related to the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism and documents related to David Duke. Includes correspondence, information sheets, advertisements, press releases, reports, speeches by Duke, and clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4467.

Stratton, Joseph B. (Joseph Buck). Papers. 1746-1916 (bulk 1843-1903). 0.9 linear ft., 2 microfilm reels. Location: A:53-54, B:69, OS:S, MSS.MF:S. Presbyterian minister of Natchez, Mississippi. Dr. Stratton's 46-volume diary (1843-1903) contains information about his activities as a minister. Activities and events described include travel in Europe, weddings and funerals, baptisms, prayer meetings, yellow fever epidemics, and the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 464, 1329.

Stuart, Thomas C. Letter, 1840 Nov. 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Thomas C. Stuart, a Presbyterian missionary in Pontotoc, Miss., writes Matthew B. Hope regarding the failure of a Dr. McDowell to pay the subscription fees for several missionaries in northern Mississippi and Alabama to receive The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review. Mss. 3712.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Tabb, Donald, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1992. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (75 pages). Location: L:4700.0125. Pastor of the Chapel on the Campus at LSU. Interview discusses the founding and activities of the Chapel on the Campus; Tabb's ministry at the Chapel; and Tabb's association with Billy Graham and Graham's influence on Tabb and the Chapel on the Campus. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0125.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU

Talmage, Samuel K. (Samuel Kennedy), 1798-1865. Letter, 1846 Mar. 5. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Samuel Kennedy Talmage was the second president of Oglethorpe University in Midway, Ga., between 1841 and 1865. Samuel K. Talmage in New Orleans, La., writes his nephew, Rev. John F.N. Talmage in New York, N.Y., describing his work for the Presbyterian Church and Oglethorpe University, the various people of New Orleans, and his nephew's aspiration to be a missionary to Borneo. Mss. 4098.

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

Taylor, Calvin, 1805-1889. Family Papers, 1822-1913 (bulk 1840-1870). 1,970 items; 9 vols. Location: A:58-60, H:20. Mississippi land speculator and merchant (1830-1845) and lumber and sawmill operator (1846-1889). Calvin's brother Sereno was a Baptist preacher; his brother Lewis was a farmer in New Hampshire. Collection contains business correspondence, family correspondence from Sereno and Lewis Taylor, and a three-volume diary of Calvin's daughter Louisa, describing family activities in Handsboro, Mississippi (1889-1909). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 525.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Business

Taylor, Sereno. Papers, 1833-1869 (bulk 1849-1863). 11 items, 12 volumes, 1 microfilm reel, 1 compact disc. Location: A:60, H:20, MSS.MF:T. Baptist minister and educator of Mississippi and Louisiana. Served as head principal of the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute at Clinton, Louisiana, in the early 1850s. The collection consists of papers and personal diaries. Among the papers is a prospectus and lithograph of the Sparta, Georgia, Female Model School (1833); and a prospectus of the Taylor Montgomery Cottage College and Academy, Mississippi. Diaries relate to personal matters, weather conditions, school affairs, religious matters during the period from 1849 until 1863. Volume 12 contains comments on wounded Confederate soldiers in hospitals. Also included are the personal diaries of Henry Kirby (1854) and Mary Emerson Taylor (1859-1860, 1869). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 617.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Plantations, Women, Civil War, Education

Theriot, Joseph. Family Papers, 1866-1958. .4 linear ft. (76 items, 94 photographs). Location: F:1. Residents of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Family papers include receipts, legal bills, handwritten prayers, poems, religious leaflets, and photographs. Some religious items are in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2926.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, French, Literature

Theur, T. de. Letter, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Pastor of St. Charles, Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Letter from T. de Theur, S.J., to Monsieur Desire, carpenter, of Opelousas, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 420.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, French

Thomason, Matthew D. Diary, 1861-1863. 1 volume (contains 1 loose item), 1 microfilm reel. Location: MISC:T; MSS.MF:T. Itinerant Methodist minister assigned to the southeastern district of Louisiana, and later a farmer near Mobile, Alabama. Diary kept by Thomason records his work among whites and African Americans in Louisiana during the Civil War and his return to his native Alabama to farm. The loose item is a letter (1828) to Thomason from his wife Sarah. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 781.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Civil War, African Americans

Tower, Luther Field. Diary, 1845-1846. 2 vols. Location: H:20. Clerk for a New Orleans. La., cotton exchange. Diary provides a daily account of local weather conditions in New Orleans, the arrival and departure of cargo ships, cotton and sugar prices, the cotton trade, local military and political celebrations, Tower's attendance at Protestant church services, concerts and opera performances, and prominent visitors to New Orleans. Entries for November and December of 1845 describe the trial of Dr. W.A. Scott, minister of the First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. Entries also note the progress of the Mexican War and the funeral of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 765.

Town, Clarissa E. Leavitt, b. ca. 1806. Diary, 1853, 1954, undated 4 items, 1 ms. vol. [typescript copy]. Location: A:4, Map case:D-5, S-24. Native of Buffalo, New York, living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, the Reverend A. H. Lamon, in Devall, West Baton Rouge Parish, La. Entries pertain to trips to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the religious and social life of the slaves, and holiday celebrations. Collection includes a photocopy of a section of the Persac map (1858). Also available on microfiche 2729 (Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900), Greenwood Publishing Co., Microform Division, Westport, Conn. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1376.

Trench, Richard Chenevix, 1807-1886. Letters. 1840-1882. 8 items. Location: Misc.:T. Irish prelate, Dean of Westminster, Archbishop of Dublin, and writer. Letters concern church administration and social matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Trotter, Daniel. Family Papers, 1883-1949 (bulk 1889-1940). 349 items, 78 vols. Location: A:33, P:17. African American farmer of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, and member of the St. Mary's Baptist Church Benevolent Society. Papers include copies of diaries, deeds, receipts, and record books related to farming activities; and meeting minutes, memoranda, by-laws, and other documents related to the St. Mary's Baptist Church Benevolent Society. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 990, 999.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, African Americans

Turnbull, Dudley and family. Papers, 1834-1964. 299 items, 12 manuscript volumes. Location: W:40, OS:T. African American plasterer of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal and religious correspondence; business records; school workbooks; and photographs of Turnbull family members, religious events, and McKinley High School (Baton Rouge) faculty. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2907.

Turnbull-Bowman family. Papers, 1771-1956 (bulk 1795-1910). 8 microfilm reels; 5.5 linear ft. Location: MSS.MF:T; X:19-23; OS:T. The Turnbull and Bowman families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Financial papers, correspondence, legal documents, personal papers, sheet music, printed items, and photographs of members of the Turnbull and Bowman families, cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Some papers of the related Pirrie and Gray families are included. Early documents reflect involvement of members of the Turnbull family in the fur trade in colonial Louisiana. Most papers reflect planting activities. Papers also include the sermons of William R. Bowman (1800-1835), rector of Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville. Some items in Spanish and French. Mss. 4452.

Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge. Newsletters, 1971-1986. 0.5 linear ft. Location: 77:63. Newsletters, fliers, and announcements. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4594.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Baton Rouge

Vallas, Antal. Family papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J:26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vallas and his descendants. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.

Vanhoten, P. R. Letter. 1852 February 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. A clergyman of Galena, Ohio. Draft copy of a letter of recommendation on behalf of Rev. P. R. Vanhoten of Galen, Delaware County, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Vieux Carré photographs, circa 1930.10 items. Location: E:. Photographs of New Orleans area scenes, including French Quarter buildings, St. Louis Cathedral, and a bayou scene. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3043.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, New Orleans 1866-

Vincent, Thomas M. and family. Papers, 1824-1932. 1.25 linear ft. Location: W:38-39, OS:V, VAULT MRDF 6, VAULT:1. U.S. Army officer in the Seminole Wars and Civil War. Letters of Thomas M. Vincent and Laura Lancaster (1857) pertain to his military career, family matters, and the education of his son, Thomas Norris Vincent. Also includes letters of recommendation for admission to West Point, including two from William T. Sherman. Other correspondents include Julia Dent Grant and Ida Tarbell. Early papers (1824-1856) relate to Joseph B. Lancaster and the Lancaster family and reflect social events, education, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3116.

Wall Family. Papers, 1829-1921. 0.2 linear ft. Location: V:47. Collection is primarily correspondence between members of the Wall family of Clinton, Louisiana, particularly Mary Winans Wall and her son, Wesley Wall. Much of the correspondence relates to the family's experiences during the Civil War, including the deaths of three family members and the long imprisonment of Wesley at Camp Douglas in Chicago. Letters discuss personal news, mutual friends, daily life in Clinton, and Mary's efforts to have Wesley released during the Civil War. In addition to the correspondence, there is a school merit certificate, an essay written by Wesley, and a legal document from probate court in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, certifying that Isaac Wall is licensed to officiate marriages. Mss. 5243. 

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

Warner, Thomas E. and family. Papers, 1891-1962. 0.2 linear ft.; 2 volumes; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:149; O:22; MSS.MF:W; 98:W; MAP CASE 2, DRAWER 14. Thomas E. Warner, Mary Henkel Warner, and family lived in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Manuscript materials include a Women's Christian Temperance Union minute book, a gas station ledger, and photographs (one of Ku Klux Klan members). Poetry, stories, and other writings about Mary Henkel Warner are available only on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3283.

Weathersby, Hal Monroe, Papers, 1911-1965 (bulk 1956). 0.5 linear ft. (58 items, 1 ms. vol., 4 printed vols.). Location: UU:252, 99:W. Prominent Baptist layman, professor of history and Greek, and first dean of Louisiana College in Pineville. Papers, primarily regarding Weathersby's career, include correspondence, diplomas and citations, newspapers and clippings, two research papers, photographs, and yearbooks of Louisiana College and Mississippi College. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2656.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education

Western Voice circular, 1968. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. Weekly tabloid which claimed to uphold fundamentalism, pre-millenarianism, and the second coming of Christ. Circular entitled 'Ten Million White People to be Driven From Their Homes to Make Room for Black Communist Soviet,' printed in the Western Voice. Includes a clipping from the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate (1968). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3052.

Wheeler, Otis B. Religious architecture in Louisiana, photographic negatives. 1987-1993. 1 volume. Location: 103:45. Photographer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 99 negative file sleeves containing color negatives (120 and 35mm) depicting religious architecture in Louisiana. Contact proof sheets of negatives are included. Images for the book Religious Architecture in Louisiana were selected from these negatives. An index listing structures alphabetically by city or town is included, with information about style, date of construction, architect (when known), National Register listings, and date of photograph. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4678.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Baton Rouge

White, Julian T. Papers, 1927-2010 (bulk 1965-2010). 6 linear ft., 18 rolled plan sets. Location: 120:, OS:W. Architect and first African American faculty member of LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Many of his projects involved Louisiana Baptist churches and Louisiana schools. Papers consist of architectural project materials (including project files and architectural designs and plans of various formats and sizes), teaching materials, and personal papers (including personal correspondence, portfolio materials, sermons, speeches, and printed materials). Mss. 5083.

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

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, Micajah. Papers, 1853-1935 (bulk 1855-1880). .3 linear ft. (116 items, 33 printed vols.). Location: E:39. Farmer of Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. Personal correspondence of Wilkinson and his wife. Letters from Nancy Willard and her granddaughter provide information about religion, the temperance movement, agriculture, race relations, and community events in Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Civil War correspondence describes camp life in Mississippi, Confederate conscription, the battle at Shiloh, hardships on women, and the siege of Vicksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 707.

Williams, L. Kemper. Collection, 1867-1896, 1915-1966. 14 linear, 115 printed vols. Location: 77:71- 84. Printed materials, principally from New Orleans and other areas in Louisiana pertaining to Louisiana folkways and customs, cultural attractions, public education, economic growth, school desegregation, entertainment, religions, and tourism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2203.

Wilmer, Richard H. (Richard Hooker), 1816-1900. Portrait, circa 1860s. 1 carte-de-visite. Location: E:73. Richard Hooker Wilmer was Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama from 1862 to 1900. This carte-de-visite by the studio of B. & G. Moses of New Orleans depicts Bishop Richard H. Wilmer in ecclesiastical robes and bears his signature on the back. Mss. 3712.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Withers, John. Diaries, 1856-1862. 3 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W United States Army officer. Diaries reflect Withers' military service as a career officer. He discusses his military service, social and personal life, religion, travel by steamer to Portland and Vancouver, and occasional problems with the Yakama Indians. Additionally, he comments on the political crisis in South, Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, and his resignation from the U.S. Army in order to support the Confederate cause. He describes events at the beginning of the Civil War, and his health and the health of family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1566.

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

Womens University Students Association. Papers, 1896-1940. 139 items. Location: 78:60. Miscellaneous pamphlets not pertaining to the association. Loose issues of the Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, copies of the Tulane news bulletin, concert programs for performances of music in New Orleans and elsewhere, issues of the Whitney-Central observer, first aid guides, pamphlets from the Church of the Latter Day Saints and other religious organizations, annual reports of the Louisiana State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, leaflets from New Orleans area businesses, and materials on homeopathic medicine.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 599.

Wood, Jonathan L. Family papers, 1830-1879 (bulk 1830-1863). 50 items. Location: B:18. Family correspondence to Jonathan L. Wood, Macoupin County, Ill., from Cumberland County, Ky. The letters describe the hardships of early settlers; the marriages, deaths, and health; droughts and other weather events; crops conditions; and the rigors of farming. Several letters tell of the conflicts between religious groups contending for new parishioners and influence in the community. Included among the letters is a scattering of receipts for college tuition and board, and purchases of medicine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 681.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Education, Medicine

Woodland family. Naaman J. Woodland, Sr., and Olive Coe Woodland Family Papers, 1936-1981. 10 linear ft. Location: 47:1-5. Unprocessed. Programs, clippings, brochures, church bulletins, and other items related to the First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Also included are memo books, blueprints, ledgers, correspondence, sermons, and other manuscript materials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4123.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Baton Rouge

Young, John P. Deed of pew, 1830. 1 item. Location: MISC:Y. Deed of pew no. 34 from trustees to John P. Young, Methodist Episcopal Church in Manchester, New Hampshire. Mss. 822.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Zacharie, Carrie. Composition book, 1862-1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:Z. Student's composition book written at the Convent of Mercy, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4524.