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M-014 Lavinia Egan (1871-1945), Papers.


Materials collected or written for a history of Northwest Louisiana by Egan, including some for the Federal Writers Project in Louisiana; notes on the history of Bienville Parish and several other parishes, with information on the economic and social conditions and folkways of the area. 7 folders.


"Bienville Parish: An Intimate Study."
"The Pathfinder" (Martin Canfield).
"Points of interest in Bienville Parish."
"Settlement of Bienville Parish by the South Carolina colony." -- Bibliography. Notes. Text of the article on the settlement of Bienville Parish. Notable events and prominent people.
"Newspapers of Bienville Parish." -- Bibliography. Text of article.
"Caddo Indians." -- Letter to Egan from U.S. Dept. of Commerce. List of Indian tribes in Louisiana. Excerpt on Caddo Indians from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Article by Egan on Caddo Indians and the Indian mounds of Bienville Parish.

"Towns of Bienville Parish." -- Arcadia. Gibsland. Mount Lebanon: post office, growth and development, and Centennial of the Mount Lebanon Church. Saline,Sailes. Old Sparta: bibliography, "Sparta: A Deserted Village." Castor. Liberty Hill and Friendship. Bienville: notes, history and description, and additional data. Bryceland: notes, Bryceland (or Brice). Ringgold: letter from J. Fair Hardin, and history of Ringgold. Fryeburg. Lawhon. Jamestown. Brief sketch of Springfield Baptist Church.

"Fourth Congressional District." -- Germantown. Points of interest in 4th Congressional District. Red River Parish. Hollinsworth Club House. Bus Lines of Red River Parish. Tour no. 5 through 4th Congressional District: Arcadia, Gibsland, Taylor, Ada (Woodard and Walker's Mill) to Webster Parish line, and side tour no. 1 to Mount Lebanon. Tour no. 14, 4th Congressional District with Side Tours: Loggy Bayou, East Point, Hall Summit, Chrichton, and Coushatta. Earliest settlement in the state: Red River Parish: introduction, Lake End, Liberty, Westdale, Coushatta, notes and bibliography, and a brief history of the parish.

Egan Biographies -- Lavinia Egan, Dr. Bartholomew Egan, Judge William B.G. Egan: jurist and citizen, and Dr. James Cronin Egan: physician and humanitarian.

Folkways and Social Life and Customs -- Some notes on the folk ways to Northwest Louisiana. Folk songs of Northwest Louisiana. Bongy Jackson, former slave, age 78. Jim Booker, former slave, age 85. Minerva Hart, former slave, age 78. Negro folk songs as sung by "Lead Belly". Additional notes on omens, tokens, luck-signs and kindred folklore of Northwest Louisiana.

Geology and Economic Conditions -- Listings with notes of references used in compilation of subsequent essays and reports. Mineral operations in Bienville Parish. The Salines of Bienville Parish.

Miscellaneous -- Letter to Lavinia Egan from Lyle Saxon, 1936. Article "The Napoleon House" with bibliography. Business letters to T.C. Krouse, 1870, from Markham & Burt, hardware dealers in New Orleans. Letter in what seems to be a Scandinavian language. Catalog of goods of Markham & Burt. Article written by Lavinia Egan on Mullins, South Carolina, Tour 9 for the Writers Project.

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