Manuscript Resources on Women's History

This guide describes manuscript collections documenting women's history in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections at LSU. It includes the papers of women, women's organizations, family papers with significant bodies of women's papers in them, and other collections that document women's history in one way or another.

LSU is fortunate because it collected women's papers very early, perhaps without systematically trying to do so. Women's voices, often buried in plantation collections and Civil War papers, have emerged from obscurity only in recent decades. Researchers coming to LSU can study the letters and diaries of plantation mistresses and teachers, the papers of women writers, and the papers of black women, among other sources. A number of our women's collections have been recently microfilmed by University Publications of America in its series on Southern Women and their Families, making these collections more widely accessible. 

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Pilot Club of Baton Rouge. Records, 1952-1995 (bulk 1976-1995). 2 linear feet. Location: 49:13. Women's service and social organization made up of business professionals performing charity work in nursing homes, fund-raising activities for the March of Dimes, and other community service work. Collection consists of minutes (1976-1995), correspondence (1975-1995), reports (1975-1995), brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters and other printed items as well as scrapbooks, photographs and slides (1952-1977) pertaining to the club's activities, and communications with the international organization and state district. Unproc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4630.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge

Pinson, Nancy. Papers, 1820-1890. 1 linear ft. Location: C:62. Planter of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Correspondence and business papers of the Daniel B. Pinson family. Papers are comprised of bills and receipts for taxes, goods and services, and medical and dental treatments. Letters refer cotton trade, cholera, and family matters. Also included are statements from cotton brokers in New Orleans; contracts with freedmen; a slave list; and a letter mentioning that excitement over the slave riot subsided (June 21, 1853). Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 828, 1255.

Pipkin, M. Louis (Mrs.). Diary, 1886-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Resident of New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, family news, and treatment of numerous illnesses. Also includes newspaper clippings of household hints and lists of expenditures. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2822.

Referenced in Guides: Women, New Orleans 1866-, Medicine

Pirrie, James. Papers, 1803-circa 1830. 0.2 linear ft. Location: UU:104. Member of a Scottish family, an alcalde under the Spanish, and owner of Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include documents related to plantation and business matters, cotton marketing, and legal affairs of the family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1382.

Porteous, Laura L. Collection, 1769-1922 [1936, 1949]. 2,260 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: 78:61-65. Collection includes transcriptions and translations of Spanish judicial documents and cases in the Cabildo (1769-1803); and lists of Spanish officials (1769-1803) and notaries in New Orleans (1822-1922). Also includes extracts and translations of the Favrot papers, and extracts from baptismal records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200.

Powell, O. C. Letter, 1850 July 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. O.C. Powell of De Soto Parish, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Stockton, Calif., discusses community news in De Soto Parish, local physicians, a doubly-fatal duel fought between two men over the infidelity of one's wife, and Pownall's thoughts of going to Mexico. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4302.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Medicine

Pradel, Jean Charles de, 1692-1764. Family Papers, 1719-1954. 407 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.Mf:P. Native of France and soldier and planter of New Orleans. He was married to Alexandrine de la Chaise de Pradel and operated Mon Plaisir Plantation. Papers include correspondence of Jean Charles de Pradel and his wife. His letters deal with business matters, the development of the Louisiana colony, and the discipline of slaves. Her letters deal with his estate and their daughters in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2866.

Prescott, M. R. E. (Mary Rose Emma), d. 1864. Record book, 1850-1863. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc:P. Wife of planter Aaron Prescott. Infrequently-dated notations listing slaves of Cedar Grove Plantation, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; clothing and tobacco issued to them; and other related information. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4276.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women, African Americans

Prevost family papers, 1786-1814, 1843-1845. 30 items. Location: U:230, OS:P. Letters, legal documents, and related items of Pierre Prevost of St. Domingue; his daughter, Emilie Prevost Majestre of New York City; and his son, Maurice Prevost of New Orleans. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1560.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Women, French

Prichard, Walter, 1887-1965. Collection, 1804-1950 ca. (bulk 1804-1897). 196 items. Location: C:11-12. Professor of History, LSU. Collection contains the papers relating to the cotton trade, the career of Thomas Bolling Robertson, a politician and jurist, and Jane Dunbar Ferguson, a planter of Washington, Mississippi. Papers concern the Louisiana political activities of Robertson, the friction between the French and Americans in Louisiana, and yellow fever in New Orleans. Family letters of Ferguson discuss travel from New Orleans to New York, education, family matters, and Natchez acquaintances. Papers also contain with transcriptions, research notes, and footnotes by Prichard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2509.

Pride, Nancy Burkett. Papers, 1971 June-November. 13 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:P. Correspondence with persons in New Orleans, Louisiana, including Beverly Brown, Bernie Shields, and Elizabeth Shields Fourton, concerning Mrs. Pride's research for a thesis on child acting and child labor laws (1900-1914). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2666.

Referenced in Guides: Women, New Orleans 1866-, Education

Prolifers for Survival Collection, 1979-1987 (bulk: 1983-1986). 2.2 linear feet. Location: 6:35-37. Records documenting the administration and activities of a pro-life and anti-nuclear proliferation activist organization. Includes correspondence, publications, and audio visual materials. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4166.

Pryor, Jane Ann. Deed, 1839. 1 item. Location: MISC:P. Certificate of acknowledgement of a deed by a married woman, Jane Ann Pryor, in the County of Hertford in England. Until 1882 in England, any land or property owned by a woman became the property of her husband on their marriage. A certificate of acknowledgement of a deed was meant to serve as confirmation that a married woman was fully consenting to the sale of the property. For further information, see catalog record. Mss. 822

Referenced in Guides: Women

Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Record book, 1846-1939 (bulk 1846-1868). .3 linear ft.; 1 microfilm reel. Location: H:12, Mss. Mf:P. Wife of Colonel William W. Pugh, planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Record book documents public recognition of the Nicholls and Pugh families and includes published reports of Louisiana-related events from the Mexican War through the Civil War. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4275.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War, French

Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Mrs. W. W. Pugh, Jr. Civil War account, circa 1865. 1 item (8 pages) Location: Misc.:P. Mss. Mf: P. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Account of the Battle of Georgia Landing at Labadieville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, on October 27, 1862, in which Confederate troops led by Colonel G. P. McPheeters were defeated by Union troops led by General Godfrey Weitzel, on Bayou Lafourche. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1756.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War

Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Civil War account, circa 1865-1868. 2 items (17 pages). Location: Misc.:P. Wife of Colonel William W. Pugh, planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Personal account titled 'Dark Days: A Woman's Record,' describes the occupation of Assumption Parish by Union troops in 1862 and comments on the behavior of the occupying troops, the reaction of slaves, and Confederate civilian experiences. Included is a reminiscence of Mrs. Pugh by her husband. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2618.

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

Pugh, Mary W. Papers, 1882-1925. 1.5 linear ft. 17 vols. Location: A:6-8, P:20, OS:P. Widow of Richard L. Pugh, of Live Oak Plantation, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence of Mrs. Pugh principally from her children. Contains a letter concerning African American labor problems; and memorandum book #5 and time books for the Thibodaux Brick Works. Photographs of Live Oak Plantation and the Maguire home in Tennessee are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 897, 1055.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women, African Americans

Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Family Papers, 1833-1941. 921 items, 11 ms. vols. Location: U:165-166, H:9, OS:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Papers document politics, the Board of Levee Commissioners, Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, education of the Pugh children, and plantation matters. Includes papers of Pugh's son Thomas, a physician; and Edward, a lawyer of Ascension Parish. Also included are materials relating to the Civil War and to Pugh's daughter-in-law, Eliza Lofton Phillips Pugh. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2052.

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

Pugh-Williams-Mayes Family Papers, 1844-1933 (bulk 1855-1884). 1.5 linear ft. (283 items, 15 vols.). Location: D:98, H:11. Plantation owners and slaveholders in Louisiana. Richard Pugh served as a private in the Louisiana 5th Company Battalion of the Washington Artillery during the Civil War. His family fled to Texas before Union troops invaded the Bayou Lafourche area. Papers include genealogical notes on the Pugh family, Civil War correspondence between Mary and Richard Pugh, correspondence from friends and relatives, legal documents, financial papers, and financial manuscript volumes. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 7, and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 730, 733, 741.

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

Ramsland, Katherine M., Papers, 1989-1996. 9.5 linear ft. Location: 8:57-62, OS:W. Pennsylvania author and biographer. Papers include notes, proposals, drafts and galley proofs of 'Prism of the Night,' a Biography of Anne Rice and Ramsland's companion books to Rice's works. Correspondence relates to Ramsland's books and articles by and about her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4464.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Literature

Randall, Lizzie. Letter, circa 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Letter to a friend in Connecticut describing New Orleans social life, including visits to the opera, art museums, and concert halls. Randall writes about performances by Rosa Devries and Jenny Lind. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1326.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Performing arts, Women

Ratcliff, Olivia J. Speech, 1866. 1 item [typed transcription]. Location: Misc.:R. Speech delivered by Ratcliff on the presentation of a stone for Confederate monument erected at Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 358.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War, Natchez, Mississippi

Raymond, Clara C. Reminiscences, circa 1920-1948. 1 item [typescript]. Location: MISC:R. Resident of Evergreen Plantation. Reminiscences include a description of the plantation and scattered biographical data on members of the family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 359.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women

Rayon, Virginie D. Document, 1865.1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Unsigned affidavitt of Virginie Devillier Rayon requesting a furlough for her husband, Joseph Rayon, to aid his family in securing the necessities of life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 360.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War

Register records, The, 1948-1980. 13 linear ft. Location: 5:54-66. The Register was published in Baton Rouge from 1949-1980 by Elton Huckabay and edited by his wife Orene Muse. The magazine profiled local social events, prominent individuals, often in the context of fundraising, and events in private enterprise. Records document events and activities of selected Baton Rouge-area individuals, businesses, and social clubs. Orene Muse's activities related to the establishment and promotion of the annual charity event, the Mad Hatters Brunch, are also reflected. Scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and ephemera related to The Register, Mad Hatters, and radio and television broadcasts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3529.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Business, Baton Rouge

Reynard, Charles A. and Marian Reynard Baun. Papers, 1927-1997 (bulk 1956-1993). 0.6 linear feet. Location: 107:17-18, J:25. Charles Reynard was a law professor at Louisiana State and an advocate of desegregation in Louisiana schools. Marian Reynard Baun was a psychology professor and community activist in Baton Rouge. The papers include correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photocopies of scrapbooks, and other printed materials. Her collection contains personal papers, records from her involvement with the Committee on Campus Life and Committee on Women, and papers from her work as a member of the Friends of Public Education Board. For further information, online catalog. Mss. 4772.

Reynès, Joseph and family. Papers, 1743-1929 (bulk 1862-1869). 624 items, 37 volumes. Location: C:87-88; P:20, OS:R. Resident of New Orleans and member of a prominent Creole family. Reynès was Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans and was later appointed as director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynès. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 493, 494, 1033, 1034, 1038, 1039, 1240.

Rhea, Mrs. Clara A. Papers, 1871-1887. 10 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Minden, Louisiana, and Henderson, Texas. Letters to Mrs. Clara Alice (Weldin) Rhea from family members. The letters tell of conditions of the weather, crops, health, and family affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 565.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Rice, Anne. See: Anne Rice collection.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Richardson, Carrie. Margaret Dixon scrapbook, 1935-1972. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. A native of New Orleans, Margaret Dixon was a journalist, editor, and dean of the Louisiana Capitol Press Corps. Scrapbook, compiled by Mrs. Roger W. Richardson, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items which document Dixon's career as a journalist and editor of the Baton Rouge paper, Morning Advocate. Included are obituaries of Dixon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3003.

Richardson, Henry Brown, 1837-1909. Family Papers, 1834-1967. 224 items; 4 vols. Location: W:32, D:16, Map case. Chief engineer of the State Board of Engineers of Louisiana (1880-1904) and a member of the Mississippi River Commission (1904-1909); member of the Confederate Corps of Engineers in the Civil War. Collection documents Brown's early Midwest travel and imprisonment in the Civil War; life in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and, after 1877, his work in New Orleans as an engineer. Includes correspondence and a diary of his wife, Anna Farrar Richardson. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.

Richmond, Jane. Diary, 1911-1914. 1 ms. Vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:R. Housewife of Jena, Louisiana. Diary records daily events of household and activities of children. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2767.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Riefenstahl, Leni. Oral history interview, 1979 September 5. 3 cassette tapes, 1 ms. vol. Location: 4700.0053. German actress and filmmaker. Taped interview with Leni Riefenstahl. Topics include a discussion of her production of official documentaries for the Nazi regime during the 1930's and her personal contacts with Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking government and party officials. Included are a typed transcription and a translation from German into English of an edited version. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0053.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, German

Ripley, Mrs. E. Letter, 1909. 1 item [typed copy]. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of New York. Letter published in the New Orleans Times Democrat gives supplementary facts to an article on the musical history of New Orleans. It describes in detail a fancy dress ball given by Joseph Kennedy at the New Orleans Mint in the 1850s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 369.

Risley, Alice Farmer and family. Papers, 1856-1939 (bulk 1860-1930). 174 items; 4 volumes; 3 reels. Location: 9:29, J:21, OS:R; MSS.MF:R. The family papers and photographs of Phoebe Farmer, Alice Risley, and Sam Risley include material on life in Civil War Louisiana (especially New Iberia and New Orleans), participation in Grand Army of the Republic and National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War, poetry, education, and Civil War hospitals. Within the collection are a Civil War diary of Alice Risley of her life in New Orleans and 91 period photographs. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2269, 4901.

Rives, Mary Elizabeth Carter, 1829-1900. Diary, 1865-1900. 1 vol., (on microfilm) Location: Mss.Mf:R. Widow and planter of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Diary records sentiments toward Confederate defeat and her experiences managing a plantation during early Reconstruction, including relations with freedmen. Also relates family activities and social life in Mansfield and Shreveport, Louisiana. Genealogical materials and remedies for smallpox, cancer, and scarlet fever are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2670.

Roberts, Sylvia, 1933-. Papers, 1968-1973 (bulk 1970-1973). 293 items. Location: 79:117. Attorney of Baton Rouge. Roberts served as a member and secretary of the Louisiana Commission on the Status of Women, established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1968. Papers consist of files kept by Roberts of the Louisiana Commission on the Status of Women (1970-1973) including memoranda, correspondence, agendas, minutes, publicity, and printed items. Collection includes copies of the Commission's newsletter, Louisiana Women. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3259.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Robertson, Maria McKinne Winter, 1854-1932. Papers, 1894-1932. .2 linear ft. [photocopies]. Location: UU:166. Robertson was born on Fairview Plantation, Georgia, and lived in Augusta, Georgia, and New Orleans. Papers consist of anecdotal accounts of her own and other families, and focus primarily on her life in Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3479.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women, New Orleans 1866-

Robertson, Mary Jane. Correspondence, 1860-1862. 7 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Letters from friends pertain to social life, the Catholic laity, and Confederate civilian experiences. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2868.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Civil War

Robin, Jean Louis. Jean Louis Robin-Augustin Gradenigo document, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Residents of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Attestation by Jean Robin and Augustin Gradenigo of the authenticity of the signature of the will of Marie Louise Taillefaire. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 413.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Rogers, Guy. Guy and Nell Rogers Papers, 1920-1965. 0.6 linear feet, 5 oversized items. Location: S:134, OS:G. Husband and wife Guy and Nell Foster Rogers were colonists at the Newllano colony (sometimes called New Llano), Louisiana, a socialist cooperative colony and later moved to Gainesville, Fla., where they founded the People's Industrial System, a socialist organization. Correspondence principally regards socialism, the Newllano Colony and the People's Industrial System. Includes newspapers from the Newllano colony and the People's Industrial System newsletter, PINS, both of which which Guy Rogers edited and printed, newspaper clippings concerning socialist politics and speeches and essays relating to the People's Industrial System. Also includes a photograph of Nell Foster Rogers circa 1964. For furhter information, see online catalog. Mss. 4848.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Literature

Rolles, Jean Mathieu. Affidavit, 1816 Mar. 29. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Jean Mathieu Rolles declares that he owns the female slave he is taking to Porto Rico, and that he plans to return to New Orleans with her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3870.

Root, Beth Skoog, 1912-1984. Papers, 1933-1950. 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:124, OS:R. Shreveport, La., native and 1940 graduate of LSU School of Library Science. Papers include photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, travel maps and brochures, and other printed items documenting Root's experience as an Army Special Services Librarian in the European Theater during World War II. Also includes photographs of Skoog family home in Shreveport and library facilities at Fort Polk and Camp Claiborne Army bases. Mss. 5007.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education, 20th Century Wars

Roque, Pauline. Letter, 1859. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Personal letter by Pauline Roque to her husband. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Rosedown Plantation Restoration. Photograph collection, 1961-1962. 0.5 linear ft. (650 photographs and safety negatives). Location: A:98. The main house at Rosedown Plantation was built (1834-1835) by cotton planter Daniel Turnbull in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, near St. Francisville. In 1956 Catherine Fondren Underwood purchased the plantation and began extensive renovation. Chiefly photographs and negatives taken in 1961 and 1962 by Louis 'Red' Martel, documenting the restoration work carried out at Rosedown Plantation. A few additional photographs and negatives depict livestock, grounds, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4350.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Plantations, Women

Rosenbaum, Max. Family Letters and Photographs, 1898-1945, undated. 92 items. Location: S:136. World War I veteran and shopkeeper-resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Collection includes a series of letters written from Max Rosenbaum to his son, Bert Rosenbaum, who was in Europe serving in the United States Army during World War II. The collection is also comprised of photographs of Ruth (Elgutter) Rosenbaum's German-Jewish immigrant family. Mss. 4878.

Rountree, Mary Estelle. Letters, 1853-1860. 16 items. Location: Z:3. Residents of New Orleans. Letters written by Mary Estelle Rountree to her friend Charlotte Davis of Connecticut reflecting the social life of the Rountree family. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4647.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Women

Rousseau, Mrs. Jacques. Document, 1826. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Certification of payment of mortgage on property of Mrs. Jacques Rousseau. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Roussel, Adelaide. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Gift of a slave (copy) to Madame Julien Vienne from Adelaide Roussel. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 374.

Referenced in Guides: Women, African Americans, French

Roux, Mrs. C. Receipt, circa 19th century. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Receipt for payment made to M. E. Garcia for moving household furniture in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Rucker, Ada. Letter, 1863 April 27. 1 item. Location: MISC:R. Resident of Rutherford County, North Carolina. Confederate civilian's letter speculates on the progress of the Tennessee Campaign and discusses problems with free African Americans and runaway slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2865.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War, African Americans

Rumage, William, Letter, 1844 December 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:.R. Resident of Tennessee. Letter by William Rumage to John Rumage refers to the sale of a female slave and to President-elect Polk visiting Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, African Americans

Sale of the Office Regidor manuscript, 1793. 1 item. Location: A:16. Sale of the Office of Regidor in Puebla, Mexico, formerly held by Juan de Zarate y Vera, to Antonio de Ojeda y Estrada. Includes a transcription and translation made by Alicia de Jongh for her thesis. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 732.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics, Women

Salisbury Plantation: papers, 1858-1900 (bulk 1894). 3 items, including 2 vols. Location: Misc:S, M:18. Salisbury Plantation was located near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. A plantation record book contains accounts of payments made to laborers for cotton picked and work in turnip patches, as well as purchases made by laborers and crop estimates. Includes a school notebook of Arthur Crisfield of Maryland and a letter from Seymoura Scudder to Mrs. Shepherd of Salisbury Plantation commenting on house guests and plans for a trip to Tennessee. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1749.

Saturday Music Circle. Invitation, circa 1910. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Invitation to a recital by Mrs. Benjamin Elsas, soprano, in the Grunewald Gold Room, possibly in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women

Saucier, Gertrude B. (Gertrude Bott), 1881-1978. Family Papers, 1821-1960. 351 items, 1 ms. Vol., 2 printed vols. Location: UU:82; OS:S. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 17. Resident of Baton Rouge, the daughter of John Phillip and Mary Buchel Bott. Both sets of Saucier's grandparents were of German origin. She was an honorary president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Papers consist primarily of business, personal, and legal papers of the Buchel and Bott families, with a few items from the Saucier family. Collection includes thirty-one muster rolls of Louisiana Confederate regiments. Photographs in the collection include studio portraits, views of Baton Rouge houses, and a banquet of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting in 1947. Some items in German, French, and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3293.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War, Baton Rouge, French, German

Savoy, Joseph and family. Papers, 1856-1909. 0.3 linear ft. (93 items). Location: W:31. Sugar planter on Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Papers include family correspondence, with two letters of Corrine Savoy discussing the election of 1900; business papers dealing with the sale of sugar and molasses in New Orleans; and insurance policies for Joseph Savoy's plantation and sugar house. One letter and one receipt in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.

Schmit, Mrs. M. A. Record books, 1891-1902. 3 ms. vols. Location: P:20. Dealer in general merchandise, of Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Daybook, invoice book, and account ledger. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1027.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Business

Scofield, Elizabeth Ann, Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Eight-page letter and envelope from Scofield at the Catalpa Grove Plantation (La.) to her father Austin Phelps of Scipio, New York, during the first months of Reconstruction. Scofield writes about living conditions under the federal government and the political and economic situation of newly freed slaves. The letter is dated December 24, 1865. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5001.

Scott, Emily T. (Emily Turpin). Papers, 1850-1935 (bulk 1882-1935). 326 items; 1 vol. Location: A:25. Emily Turpin Scott, resident of Sicily Island, Louisiana. Correspondence from her children and other family members pertains chiefly to family matters; some correspondence is concerned with land holdings of Scott's son-in-law, R. H. Harris. Also includes an 1865 amnesty oath signed by Israel Scott. Other letters discuss the cattle, lumber, and oil industries, and the death of Huey Long. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 386.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Civil War, Medicine, Long Family

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