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M-026 Robert Edwin Russ (1830-1902), Papers, 1874-1959.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Correspondence and his other writings reflecting Russ's life as planter, community leader, and founder of Ruston, Louisiana; legal records and notes on the history of Ruston compiled by his descendants for the Diamond Jubilee in Ruston. 3 folders.

BOX:001

FOLDER:001
DESCRIPTION:
Writings: Essays, letters to the editor, correspondence: Letters to the editor of the Vienna Sentinel about public affairs in Lincoln Parish such as roads, crops and farming and politics (local and state).
Articles which tell of the coming of the railroad through Ruston, the dissolution of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and the building of a church in Ruston.
Letter to the editor of the Ruston Caligraph about his experiences as Justice of the Peace in performing wedding ceremonies.
Letter to brother Penick and brother Boon[e] about church affairs.
Articles on prohibition and the drought of 1887.
Articles on the Baptist faith and the Baptist church in general.
Article on farming.
Report of a district church meeting.
Letter to the Ruston Leader editor about the forthcoming state election, which also gives some autobiographical information on Russ.
Obituary of Wooten Richardson, 1896, pioneer resident of Lincoln Parish.
Several other articles on various subjects.


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