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