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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Letter of a journey from Philadelphia to Fayetteville, 1834 Nov. 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A woman probably named Anna writes from Fayetteville, N.C., to her friend, Miss Rebecca Tillinghast, in Philadelphia, Pa., describing part of a trip with her uncle from Philadelphia to Savannah via Baltimore, Norfolk, and Fayetteville. She describes ship travel, the funeral of a cholera victim in Baltimore, and the poverty of rural Virginia. Mss. 4097.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Letter on the lives of two women in New Orleans, 1849 Jan. 8. 1 letter. Location: MISC:L. In a letter to Rose, Eva tells of meeting a former schoolmate who had declined into poverty. She gives an account of the events that led to the woman\'s misfortune and describes her distressed living conditions. Eva also writes of her own social activities, which include parties and balls. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Women

Letter to Hannah Leach, circa 1840s. 1 letter. Location: Misc. This letter received by Hannah Leach of Portland, Me., from her sister studying in New Orleans, La., discusses her sister's health, her moving to another boardinghouse, acquaintances in New Orleans and Portland, the welfare of their parents in Maine, and clothing she has purchased. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Women

Leverich, William. Letter, 1841 Oct. 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Cotton and sugar planter of West Feliciana and Lafourche parishes. Leverich discusses business loans and the repayment of these loans in cotton and sugar, and he mentions the debts owed by the estate of Judge Mathews. He also writes that it would be tiring for \"Fanny\" to travel from Pittsburg to New Orleans by way of railroad and river steamer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3864.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Transportation, Women

Lewis, Anna E. Papers, 1896-1926. 27 items. Location: UU:109, OS:L. Correspondence, family photographs, and related items of Mrs. Anna Lewis, resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers include letters describing activities of soldiers stationed at Panama Park, Florida during the Spanish American War (1898) and the flu epidemic at Camp Meade, Maryland, during World War I (1918); a photograph of the K.O.P. Grand Lodge (Knights of Phythias) members and their families in front of the Standard Oil office building in Baton Rouge. Photograph also shows the Louisiana State University cadet band. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1080.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, Medicine, LSU, 20th Century Wars

Lewis, Irma Polidore, 1945-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0219. Daughter of a sugarcane worker and life-long resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Lewis recalls her childhood as the daughter of unwed parents; being trained in carpentry by her uncle; work as a child on a sugarcane farm; plumbing and other self-provisioning skills; and traditional foods and folk medicines. Lewis also discusses her inability to attend college; and her involvement in the Four Corners Community Center. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0219.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Women, Medicine

Lewis, Mrs. R. L. Recipe scrapbook, circa 1930-1939. 8 items, 1 volume. Location: MISC:L, N:2. Resident of Winnfield, Louisiana. Recipes, probably gathered during the 1930s by Mrs. Lewis. Scrapbook volume also hold clippings related to the forging of checks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Lincoln, Lemuel L. Family Papers, 1808-1914 (bulk 1840-1914). 143. Location: U:195. Confederate veteran and commercial editor of the Times-Democrat of New Orleans. Papers of Lincoln and members of his family, consisting principally of genealogical records of the families of Judge Lemuel Rixford Lincoln of Little Rock, Arkansas; Louis Marchand of Georgia; and Pierre Firman Helluin of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Includes correspondence of Mary Lincoln and personal and business papers of Rixford J. Lincoln of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 688.

Lindig, Carmen. Papers, 1925-1995 (bulk 1971-1985). 0.3 linear ft. Locations: OS:L, T:110. Baton Rouge, Louisiana educator and women's and patients' rights activist. Collection consists of personal papers and newspaper clippings related to local and national political figures, organizations, topics, and events during the women's rights movement. Also includes personal research conducted for lectures, publications, presentations, and book reviews related to women's history. Mss. 4829.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Education, Baton Rouge

Lintner, Mary E. Campbell. Scrapbook. 1819-1832. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Resident of Johnston and Schoharie, New York, and probably the wife of Joseph Albert Lintner. Scrapbook of clippings from British and American newspapers containing a speech of President John Quincy Adams, articles and verse on national holidays, religion, women and marriage, and pictures of prominent persons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1842.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Women

Literary Club Yearbooks, 1979-1985. 6 items. Location: A:78. A women’s club from Baton Rouge, La. The six yearbooks contain listings of officers, members, and past presidents, as well as the topics and guest speakers for the monthly meetings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4995.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge

Littlejohn, E. A. Letter, 1854. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Letter from Mrs. E. A. Littlejohn, Star post office, to Mrs. R. N. Hall, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, mentioning the funeral of Dr. Beck of Thibodaux. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1371.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Locquet Institute. Class exercise books, 1865-1866, 1873-1877. 2 vols. Location: H:23. Madame Locquet-Leroy was principal of the Locquet Young Ladies Institute and the Locquet-Leroy Institute of New Orleans. Locquet-Leroy's class exercise books contain questions and answers on history, literature, and science, together with names of students participating in exercises. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1135, 1497.

Long, Carolyn Bason. Papers, 1940-2006 (bulk 1969-1986). 6.5 linear ft. Location: 29:, MSS.MF:L. Volunteer activist, wife of Senator Russell B. Long. Papers include personal correspondence, photographs, and materials documenting charitable activities, social engagements, and duties as a senator's wife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4020.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Long Family

Long, Catherine Small. Papers, 1985-1986. 15 linear ft. Location: 4:28-34, 34:73. Vault: 54. U.S. congresswoman from Louisiana. Congressional office files of Long representing the Eighth Congressional District. The collection includes correspondence, printed material, photographs, a videotape, and campaign memorabilia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4051.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Long Family

Long, Rose McConnell, 1892-1970. Silhouette, 1936 Apr. 15. 1 silhouette. Location: E:65. Rose McConnell Long served in the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband and served from January 31, 1936, to January 3, 1937. An ink-on-paper silhouette drawing of Rose McConnell Long while a U.S. Senator. Mss. 4158.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Long, Russell B. Papers, 1774-2004 (bulk 1938-1986). 772 linear ft., 9 microfilm reels. Location: 21:-27:, MAP CAGE, MSS.MF:L, VAULT:47, AA:. Shreveport, Louisiana attorney and U.S. senator. Papers include correspondence; legislative, committee, federal agency, special project, and political campaign files; press releases; speeches; audio tapes; motion picture film; videotapes; and photographs, relating chiefly to Long's senatorial career. Topics include tax reform, petroleum issues, and employee stock options. Materials on the personal and political activities of other Long family members, among them Huey Long, are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.

Longcope, Janet Percy Dana. Papers, 1911-1917. 31 items. Location: W:52. Red Cross Nurse during WWI. Letters (1911-1917) were written by poet and author, William Alexander Percy to his cousin, Janet Percy Dana Longcope, of New York. Letters concern Percy's travels, his writings (particularly his poetry), Janet's nursing service in France during World War I, Percy's interest in military service, and American involvement in the war, and personal matters.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3511.

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

Lopez, Andrew. Letter, 1848 Dec. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Andrew Lopez of Canton, Mass., writes to Elijah Dunbar of New Orleans, La., describing a grand torchlight procession in honor of Zachary Taylor held prior to his election, local ladies' balls and societies, and other community news from Canton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4008.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Louden, Elvira. Correspondence, 1855-1888. 30 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:L. Teacher and resident of Virginia. Social and family letters pertain to social life and Confederate soldiers' experiences in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Catalog. Mss. 2651.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Volume, 1770-1788. 1 vol. Location: Vault:31. Six pamphlets and one volume pertaining to the royal court of France during the reign of Louis XVI. Pamphlets relate to the wedding of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (1770), the birth of their son Louis Joseph (1782), the peace at the end of the Anglo-French War (1783), and the meeting of the Parlement of Paris (1788). The manuscript is that of a French poem. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1861.

Referenced in Guides: Women, French, Literature

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Cash journal, 1788-1793. 5 items, 1 vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:L, OS:l, vault 31. Cash journal for the royal household kept by M. Le Roy, cashier of the general treasury of the house of the King and Queen, and audited by Randon de la Tour, administrator of the public treasury. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1800.

Referenced in Guides: Women, French

Louis XVIII, 1755-1824. Document, 1787. 2 items. Location:OS:L. Account sheet signed by Marie Josephine Louise, Countess of Provence and wife of Louis XVIII, listing household allowances for the year 1787. Also a lithograph portrait of the Countess of Provence by Delpech. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2025.

Referenced in Guides: Women, French

Louise, Countess of Albany. Letters, circa 1802-1820. 19 items. Location: 31:. Louise, Countess of Albany, was the wife of exiled Prince Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie," Jacobite claimant to the British throne. Letters written to Elizabeth Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire, document the Countess of Albany's opinions on major political topics and current events, including Napoleon's exile and the political situation in Italy following Napoleon's occupation. The letters also discuss Louise's daily life and activities, and many of the two women's friends, who include notable figures such as Cardinal Ercole Consalvi, Madame de Staël, Lady Charlotte Bury, and Lord Byron. There is also one partial letter written to an unknown correspondent. Part of the George DeForest Collection. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, French

Louisiana bonds and notes collection, 1832-1939. 34 items. Location: Misc.:L, OS:L. Bonds, notes, and warrants of the state of Louisiana, including some issued by Citizens' Bank of Louisiana and Charity Hospital of New Orleans, for purposes such as printing, the construction of the Louisiana State Capitol, and the support of Confederate veterans and their widows. See the online catalog for a more detailed description of the items in the collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1187, 1196, 1365, 3438, 3660.

Louisiana Association of Deans of Women. Records, 1931-1984. .4 linear ft. Location: 94:64. State organization founded in 1931, affiliated with National Association of Women Deans and Counselors. Minutes, membership records, reports, resolutions, correspondence, and biographical information. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4652.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education

Louisiana Association of Parliamentarians. Records, 1959-1991. Location: 79:. Non-profit association of parliamentarians that was chartered in 1960 by the National Association of Parliamentarians. Collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, convention information, newsletters, membership lists, financial records, and a scrapbook. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4555.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Records, 1928-1994. 9.5 linear ft. Location: 112:21-28, 91:69-70, 111:22-23. Organization affiliated with the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Minutes, correspondence, reports, directories, and quarterly newsletter, The Pelican. Subjects include women in business, women in the professions, and pay equity for women. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4471.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Business

Louisiana Governor's Conference On Women. Imprints, 1976. 9 items. Location: E:Imprints. Imprints from Governor's Conference on Women (Baton Rouge, June 4-5, 1976) include programs and materials about day-care, rape, employment, and artist Caroline Durieux. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3103.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Louisiana Governor's Conference on Women. Packet, 1976. 8 items. Location: E:Imprints. Packet includes facts sheets and program. For further information, see online cata.og. Mss. 3103.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Louisiana photograph collection, 1921-1937, undated 19 items. Location: E:. Collection Includes images of Thibodaux, La., Crowley, La., the aftermath of a 1933 tornado in Minden, La., the 1921 Louisiana Constitutional Convention, a Farmer's Dairy Tour with Huey Long, and a ribbon cutting for the Long/Allen Bridge in Shreveport, 1933, and a photo of a Caroline Durieux drawing of a woman's head (1937). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3354.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Baton Rouge, Long Family

Louisiana Postcard Collection, 1904-1951. 507 items. Location: E:65 (short shelf). Postcards depict subjects, especially churches, schools, and some plantations in towns and regions of Louisiana. Louisiana towns and regions best represented in the collection include Abita Springs, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Convent, Covington, Donaldsonville, Franklin, Hammond, Houma, Jennings, Lake Charles, Mandeville, Monroe, Morgan City, New Orleans, Plaquemine, Saint Francisville, Shreveport, and Thibodaux. Included is a photograph depicting three women in front of a plantation house. The photograph is labeled "Alice Emilie Knapp, Forrest Home." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3645.

Louisiana State Nurses Association. Records, 1904-1970. 17 linear ft. Location: 32:72-80, OS:L. Correspondence, scrapbooks, reports, minutes, clippings, and other records pertaining to the Louisiana State Nurses Association, its committees and sections, and its relations with the American Nurses Association. Scrapbook 22 (1904-1925) records participation and activities of nurses in World War I. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1545, 1893, 2573, 2631.

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

Louisiana State University. Collection. Women's Faculty Club. Minutes, 1950-1961. 2 ms. vols. Location: O:13. Scrapbooks contain minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings about club activities, and other materials pertaining to the club. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2623.

Referenced in Guides: Women, LSU

Louisiana Women's Political Caucus. Records, 1975-1990. 1 linear ft. Location: 77:68. Reports, minutes, manuals, newsletters, clippings, and other papers documenting the activities and political positions of the caucus on issues including women's rights, reproductive rights, and abortion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4580.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Louvell, Mrs. Auguste. Papers, 1811-1859. 10 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Brest, France. Papers include a bill, invitation, letter from banking house, business cards, a protest of a note of Peter Desanes, and settlement of accounts upon the dissolution of the partnership of Duchamp and Peillon. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 233.

Referenced in Guides: Women, French

Loveland, Anne C. Papers, 1978-2018 (bulk 2004-2014). 0.2 linear ft. Location: T:14. Professor in the Department of History at Louisiana State University. Papers pertain chiefly to Anne C. Loveland's writing of "Change and Conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Since 1945" (published by The University of Tennessee Press) and include correspondence, drafts, reviews, reader reports, research materials, and other publishing documents. Other materials include a manuscript copy of "From Meetinghouse to Megachurch: A Material and Cultural History" (by Loveland and Otis B. Wheeler) and a USB flash drive containing 11 files (.doc files) of Loveland's unpublished manuscript "Citizenship" (2016-2017). Mss. 5390.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, LSU

Lowery, June Amy. Manuscript, 1976. 1 ms. vol., 12 items. Location: W:97, Misc.:L. Author and resident of Delano Plantation, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Collection consists of manuscript with original illustrations of the children's book "Ah Ain't Got Nobody" (Opelousas, 1976), and photolith plates used in printing the book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3068.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Literature

Lowry, K. B. Notice, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union lieutenant commander of the U.S. Gunboat Sciota in the Civil War. Copy of a public notice issued by Lowry threatening summary justice on James Humphreys or any member 'of his band of guerrillas' damaging the property of Mrs. Burbank, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 753.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women, Civil War

Loyd, Gladys Means and family. Papers, 1904-1975. 462 items, 10 volumes. Location: UU:215, P:18, 98:L. Schoolteacher of Ida (Caddo Parish) and St. Joseph (Tensas Parish), Louisiana. Papers include correspondence and genealogical notes on Ida, Louisiana, families; photograph albums on plantations, including Hundred Oaks Plantation in Baton Rouge; and scrapbooks on the history of Ida and Tensas Parish. Collection also includes ledgers of the Ida Hardware Store owned by James Taylor Means. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3224.

LSU's first 75 years culled exhibition photographs, circa 1883-1935. 3 copy prints. Location: 65:5. This collection consists of three copy prints that were not used in the "LSU's First 75 Years" exhibition in 1985: the LSU Co-ed Club, 1908-09; President William Preston Johnston, 1880-83; and President James Monroe Smith, 1930-39. Mss. 3993.

Referenced in Guides: Women, LSU

Lusher, Alice Lamberton. Diploma, 1876 June 3. 1 item. Location: OS:L. First principal of Sophie Wright School, teacher for over fifty years in New Orleans, Louisiana, and wife of Louisiana educator and superintendent of education Robert M. Lusher. Diploma issued by the Peabody Normal Seminary of New Orleans to Miss Alice Lamberton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3705.

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

Luzenberger, Madeleine. Land sale, 1855 Nov. 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.: L. A land conveyance for the sale of property in New Orleans sold Madeleine Luzenberger, widow of F. P. Leibel, to Michel Lorenz. In French. Mss. 5270.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Women

Lyon-Coxe, Mary. Letter, 1808. 1 letter. Location: MISC: L. Mary Lyon-Coxe, born Mary Hamilton, was the widow of Captain James Lyon who died in 1775 while serving in the 35th regiment of foot in the British military.  This is a personal letter from Mary Lyon-Coxe dated October 14, 1808 and addressed to "your Royal Highness" offering the use of her cottage within five miles of Portsmouth by Gosport and nine miles by Portchester. The letter also mentions that her son, Lieutenant Colonel Lyon, is well and serving in Portugal. Mss. 822.

Referenced in Guides: Women

Lyons, Mary E. Notebook, 1855-1866. 1 volume. Location: G:16, OS:L. Resident of Clinton and New Orleans, Louisiana. Notebook containing historical notes and poems written at Bienvenue Seminary, Fredericksburg, Virginia (1855) and newspaper clippings of poems (1864-1866). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 269.

Lytle, Andrew D. Collection, circa 1862-1904. 302 items. Location: 11:11. Baton Rouge photographer. Collection consists of photographs of gunboats; buildings in and around Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana during and after the Civil War; Louisiana State University's old Baton Rouge campus; the old Louisiana State Penitentiary; inauguration of Governor Murphy Foster; floats and participants in the Baton Rouge firemen's parades; Centenary College; and Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1254.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Civil War, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU

Lytle, Andrew D. Photograph collection, circa 1862-1903. 134 unique images. Location: UU:263, 69:34, 69:46-49. Baton Rouge photographer. Prints made from glass plate negatives include interior and exterior views of architecture in Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, Burnside, Clinton, Jackson, and Norwood, Louisiana; steamboats; a Baton Rouge firemen's parade; and cadets at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Machine Shop and Telephone Switchboard Office Photographs, circa 1900-1949. 3 photographic prints. Location: MISC:M. Three photographic prints, two mounted, show the interiors of unidentified machine shops and a telephone switchboard office. Prints show personnel posing around a lathe and switchboard operators at work. It is possible that the photographs were taken in Jennings, La. or Lake Charles, La. Mss. 5364.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Business, Acadiana

MacKowen, John C. (John Clay). Papers, 1846-1966 (bulk 1897-1901). 103 items, 3 printed vols. Location: E:54; OS:M. Planter and physician of Jackson, Louisiana, and owner of a property in Anacapri, Italy. Letters concern the education of John MacKowen and his brothers in New England schools, MacKowen's Confederate service during the Civil War, the education of African Americans by plantation women, and the MacKowen property in Italy. Some letters and papers in Italian and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2465.

Madame Butterfly opera scrapbook, circa 1935-1937. 1 volume. Location: T:2. Contains chiefly black and white photographic prints (with some hand-coloring) of the cast of the opera Madame Butterfly (Madama Butterfly), presented by the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Music from 1935 to 1936. Performers include Virginia Gaines as Madame Butterfly and Marcella Uhl as Suzuki. Additionally, scrapbook contains an advertisement for the School of Music's production of the opera Faust, starring Frances Greer as Marguerite (circa 1937), and two clippings. Mss. 5382.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Women, Baton Rouge, LSU

Madden, Roberta M. Papers, 1968-2010. 11 linear ft. Location: 91:7-12. Baton Rouge-based businesswoman and activist. Papers include correspondence, subject files, publications, and other records related to her professional career and tenure as a leading local, state, and national advocate for women's rights and other progressive social and political causes. Mss. 5022.

Magruder, Eliza L. Diary, 1846-1857. 2 vols., 1 typescript. Location: G:17, vault:18, microfiche 2729. A native of Maryland, Eliza Magruder (1803-1876), went to live at Arundo, the Jefferson County, Miss., plantation of her aunt and uncle, Olivia Magruder Dunbar (1786-1859) and Joseph Dunbar (1773-1846) around 1839. Arundo was located in Church Hill, Miss., near Natchez. After the death of Olivia Dunbar, Eliza Magruder moved to Oakland Plantation, the home of her aunt Lavinia Magruder Turpin (1786-1867) near Washington, Miss. In the diary, she comments on local social events and amusements, visiting friends, births and deaths, and treatment, care of, and unrest of slaves. She also records the weather, illness and death among slaves and friends and medical attention she provided, as well as her reading, sewing, and religious life, including comments on minsters and sermons she heard. In addition, she relates the activities of her aunt in running the plantation after the death of her husband. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 654.

Maison D'Education pour les Demoiselles invoice, 1856 Jan. 31. 1 invoice. Location: Misc. Maison D'Education pour les Demoiselles, a girls' finishing school, was operated by Mme. K. Desrayaux in New Orleans, La. This invoice records the itemized expenses for the Melles Lyons for the month of January 1856. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.

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

Mandeville, Francisca D. Document, 1798. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Widow of Don Antonio de Marigny Mandeville of New Orleans. Inventory, a notarized copy in Spanish, of property held by Francisca Dupard Mandeville, widow of Don Antonio de Marigny Mandeville of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 128.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Women

Mann, Lawrence. Papers, 1862-2013 (bulk 1890-1930, 1946, 1952).1 linear ft. Location: U:309-310, OS:M, Vault. LSU alumnus and retired member of the LSU engineering faculty. Collection is comprised of correspondence related to the relationship of Lawrence Mann, Jr. and Suzanne Alcus before their marriage, and genealogical material and family photographs of their families. Correspondence and photographs of 1945 and 1946 relate to Mann’s military service during World War II. Mss. 5161.

Referenced in Guides: Women, LSU, Jewish Community, 20th Century Wars

Marchand, Earl M. (Earl Maxwell). Family certificates, 1922-1935. 12 items. Location: OS:M. Earl Marchand was born in Natchez, Mississippi to Joseph R. and Julia Marchand. Earl married Manila M. Martin, and their children were Joy Maxine and Nolan Douglas. Certificates include birth records, cradle roll certificates, and reading course certificates for Joy and Nolan. Mss. 4184.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Education

Marcou, Adeline. Papers, 1835. 3 items. Location: Misc.:M.Widow of Francois Marcou of New Orleans, Laouisiana. Papers consists of a petition to sell slaves belonging to the estate of Francois Marcou, with authorization by probate court; recorder of mortgages certificate; and certificate of auctioneers with a newspaper clipping, in French, announcing the auction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 281.

Marigny, Francoise Delisle Duparc. Document, 1798. 1 item. Location: Misc. :M. Inventory (notarized copy) of property of Francisca Dupard Mandeville, widow of Don Antonio de Marigny Mandeville, New Orleans. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 128.

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

Marilla, Esmond Linworth, 1900-. Papers, 1957-1968. 27 items. Location: UU:130, UU:147. Professor of English at LSU. Collection consisting chiefly of manuscripts, draft copies, revisions, page proofs, and reprints of works written or edited by Marilla. Included are onines of works on John Milton, Henry Vaughan, and John Keats. Also included are reprints of reviews of works on Henry Vaughan published in The Journal of English and German Philology (1958-1960). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1985, 2151, 2327.

Referenced in Guides: Women, LSU, Literature

Marionneaux, Marie Doralise. Certificate, 1855. 1 item. Location: Misc. Copy of birth and baptismal certificate of Marie Doralise Marionneaux (baptized in 1815) from the registers of births and baptisms of St. Gabriel's Church, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, 1855. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, French