Manuscript Resources on Religion

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Asbury, Francis, 1745-1816. Broadside, 1833 December 25. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. First bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in North America. An elegiac poem written by Jesse Jennett at the death of Francis Asbury printed at the Creole Office at New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

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

Ayers, Elias L., b.1796. Diary. 1854-1855. 1 vol. Location: G:1. Farmer in western New York State near Trumanburg. Ayers raised barley, oats, wheat, vegetables, fruits, berries, honey, and sheep. Daily entries discuss weather, farm work, crops sold, supplies bought, relatives, political events and opinions, education of 'Oliver,' books and magazines, and religion. Topics include an election for improving a canal and imposing temperance laws. Included is a military land warrant for property in Ohio and a manuscript map of the Territory of New Mexico, showing Ft. Union, Santa Fe, and Taos. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics

Babin, James Lee. Oral history interview, 1992. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (93 pages). Location: L:4700.0138. Associate Professor of English at LSU. Interview deals with James Lee Babin's family history and involvement with Christ the King Chapel on the LSU campus. Also mentioned are the Claretians (a religious order) and Babin's work with students at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0138.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, LSU

Baker, Edwin B. and family. Bible, 1846-1921. 13 items and 1 volume. Location: MISC:B, F:2, OS:B. Family Bible of the Edwin Backas Baker family of Natchez, Miss. entitled The Illuminated Bible (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846). The collection also contains family genealogical notes and obituary notices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 20.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Natchez, Mississippi

Baptismal records of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1724-1829. 2 volumes [photocopies]. Location: J:24. Volumes compiled by the Shreveport Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana. Included are photographs of portraits of three bishops of Natchitoches: Augustus M. Martin, Francis Xavier Leray, and Anthony Durier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1720.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, French

Barbari, Marjorie Washburn. Papers, 1926-2002 (bulk 1966-1996). 5.25 linear ft. Location: 38:76-81. Writer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers consist mainly of personal correspondence, poems, and photographs. Other writings include manuscripts of aphorisms, reflections, short stories, novels, and a novelette. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3386.

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

Barrow, Abram Feltus and Family. Papers, 1804-1982. 6 linear ft. Location: 7:60-62, G:11, OS:B, Vault:1, Vault:36. The Barrow family moved to Nuevo Feliciana (now in Louisiana) in 1799 and built several plantation houses there. Papers document the business interests of the Barrow family and their involvement with various fraternal orders. Records of the People's Bank, St. Francisville, and the Creole Oil and Mineral Co. reflect the involvement of the Barrow and Leake families. Photographs depict family members and fraternal gatherings. Also included are records of St. John's Church, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3696, 3745.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Plantations, Business, Medicine

Barstow, Henry. War record and letter, 1862-1880 (bulk 1862-1863). 2 items. Location: Misc:B. Henry Barstow served in I Company of the Massachusetts 4th Infantry during the Civil War. In 1863, he was a prisoner of war in Brashear City, La. He discusses his company's maneuvers from Lakeville, Mass. to Brashear City, La. and describes his experience in the prison camp and subsequent release. Topics include poor health and malnourishment among the soldiers; traveling on the Mississippi River; and general conditions in the camp. Also contains a resolution, April 1880, giving thanks and kind wishes to Rev. W. W. Lyle at the Pilgrim Church and Society meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4866.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Civil War, Medicine

Batchelor family papers, 1852-1922. 124 items (on microfilm). Location:Mss. Mf.:B. Papers are comprised of family letters, plantation and business papers, family succession papers, and material related to an Episcopal Church. A letter from Sarah E. Archer describes a Jewish wedding, ca. 1901. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1293.

Batchelor, Albert A. (Albert Agrippa). Papers, 1852-1930 (bulk 1870-1900). 27 linear ft., 41 volumes. Location: S:143-170, J:13, 98:B, OS:B. Personal and business papers, correspondence, diaries, and account books pertain principally to local events, and the operation and management of several plantations in Pointe Coupee Parish, including Bella Vista Plantation, Lakeside Plantation, Phoenix Plantation, Highland Plantation, and Normandy Plantation. Early letters among Batchelor family members describe conditions at the Kentucky Military Institute and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute, and mention events such as slave insurrections and military operations. Several letters describe Civil War battles, including the 1862 Battle of Kernstown and the 1863 battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. Available on microfilm 5735 and 6061: Records of southern plantations from emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Selections from Louisiana State University, pt. 5, Louisiana sugar plantations, reels 1-15; Confederate Military Manuscripts, Series B, Holdings of Louisiana State University, reels 1-2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 919.

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