Manuscript Resources on Religion

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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