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M-023 Carrie Belle Lee Camp Collection of Newspaper Clippings and Notes on The Early History of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana 1850-1962.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
Mainly articles from the Ouachita Citizen on early settlers in Ouachita Parish; notes from journals and a term paper on the history of Monroe, Louisiana. 1 folder.
Handwritten history of Dan Armand Breard, pioneer citizen of Monroe.
Two articles from the Ouachita Citizen, August 3, 10, 1962, by Alexander Boatner Myatt, Sr., about his grandfather, Captain Alexander Myatt (1836-1919), a planter and merchant in Ouachita Parish. He owned a plantation seven miles south of West Monroe, purchased in 1864. The article relates his life and career before, during, and after the Civil War, in which he served.
Article from the Ouachita Citizen, undated, about S. Newton Camp (1832-?), who served during the Civil War and bought a farm in Ouachita Parish in 1872 or 1873. He was noted for his work with the North Louisiana Agricultural Society, of which he served as president.
Article from the Ouachita Citizen, undated, about two historic houses in Ouachita Parish. One was the Old Camp Place home owned by S. Newton Camp, remodeled in the 1920's by his grandson, Reese Camp. The second was the plantation house built by Mayor Henry Bry in the 1840's and named Boscobel by John Randolph Lacy, who bought it.
Article from the Ouachita Citizen about the Pooser family in Ouachita Parish since 1860, written by a descendant, Leon H. Pooser.
Article from the Ouachita Citizen, Sept. 14, 1962, reprinting news from "80 Years Ago."
Term paper by Carrie Belle Lee Camp, "Early History of Monroe, Louisiana," 1954.
Notes taken by Camp from various books and periodicals in research for her term paper.