Manuscript Resources on Religion

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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