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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Barnes F. Lathrop Papers, 1811-1909, 1930-1988.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lathrop, Barnes F.
Title: Barnes F. Lathrop Papers
Dates: 1811-1909, 1930-1988
Abstract: Personal and professional correspondence, collections of letters, research notes, class materials, printed items, speeches, essays, dissertation, and other studies, teaching and departmental and professional committee files, and miscellaneous printed items relating to the life, career, and publications of Barnes F. Lathrop.
Accession No.: AR: 62-47; 65-64; 96-062; 26-2269; 99-202; 2007-254
Extent: 5 ft., 4 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Barnes Fletcher Lathrop was born on Marhc 29, 1909 in Morgan City, Louisiana. He earned degrees from the Rice Institute (Bachelor of Arts, 1930), the University of Chicago (Master of Arts, 1931), and The University of Texas (Ph.D., 1945). In 1935 Lathrop accepted a teaching fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin, where he worked under Charles W. Ramsdell, a leading historian of the Confederacy. Lathrop was promoted to instructor in the History department in 1939, and would go on to make a career at The University of Texas that spanned over forty years. Lathrop taught various subjects during his tenure but he specialized in the American South between 1828 and 1877.

Lathrop published one book, a score of articles and edited documents, and some two dozen book reviews. Most of his publications clustered in the areas of methodology and southern history. His book Migration Into East Texas, 1835-1860: A study from the United States Census represented a path-breaking effort to exploit the manuscript census returns as a source for historical research. Several of Lathrop's articles grew out of extensive work on a group of Louisiana sugar planters and their families during the Civil War era.

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Scope and Contents

Personal and professional correspondence, collections of letters, research notes, class materials, printed items, speeches, essays, dissertation, and other studies, teaching and departmental and professional committee files, and miscellaneous printed items relating to the life, career, and publications of Barnes F. Lathrop.

Also contains documents, maps, correspondence, financial papers, and photographs relating to Lathrop's research of the Pugh family, the operations of the Woodlawn Planting and Manufacturing Company, and Louisiana plantation life.

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Index Terms

Lathrop, Barnes F.
Pugh family
Martin family
Little John family
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of History
Plantation life--Louisian--19th century
Plantation owner--Louisiana--Lafourche Parish--Biography

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barnes F. Lathrop Papers, 1811-1909, 1930-1988, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L304 Literary productions:
Biographies of John Ireland and Walter Payne Lane
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2L427 Master's Thesis, "The Social Philosophy of Caswallader Colder," Barnes F. Lathrop, University of Chicago June 1931
Class Papers:
"Protestantism and the Rise of Modern Capitalism," Economics 372, University of Texas, June, 1936
"Did Jefferson Davis Attempt to Escape Disguised as a Woman: A Study in Evidence," History 371, University of Chicago, December, 1930
"The Diversion of the Fourth Crusade," History 320, Rice Institute, 1933
Philosophy 300, undated, untitled
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3D99 Essay based on the diary of Everard Green Baker, at the University of North Carolina
"Texas v. Louisiana, 1849," 1946
Research materials:
Notes on John B. Nevitt, undated
Typescript, B. Metcalfe, letter to U.S. Attorney's office from John Q. Adams, January 28, 1820
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4J316 Typescript, Jestin C. Hampton, correspondence, Grayson County, Virginia, 1862-1864
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2L424 Correspondence:
1931- September 1938
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2L425 October 1938- August 1958
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2L426 September 1958- 1988
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2L427 Working files:
Annual report to the University regarding publication, 1949-1979
Rice, Spring 1964
Comment by Barnes F. Lathrop on papers concerning the Territorial Period, delivered at a joint session of the MVHA and the Western History Association, Kansas City, April 1965
J. Harry Bennet, 1966
Aborted reviews of the First (1968) and Third (1969) Series of Webb Memorial Lectures at Arlington, 1979
Book reviews and historical meetings, 1941-1972
Ford Foundation Fellowship (includes a biography), 1954
Journal of Negro History, advisory reviewer, 1978-1985
Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations, questions, assessments, schedules, 1952-1965
Supervisory Committees, completed, A-Z
Brockman, John Martin, 1974
Crusson, David Earl, 1974-1978
Dolman, Wilson Elbert III, 1971-1975
Geise, William R., 1966-1974
Griffin, Roger; E.M. Pease, 1970-1973
Hickman, Nollie W., 1955-1958
Kendrick, Klaude, 1954-1955
Peters, R.K., 1973-1977
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2K230 Dissertation land maps 1 and 3 (number 2 not found)
Prologue
Trans-Mississippi drafts
Flight drafts, book I
Shiloh (chapter 8 article) drafts
Corinth to Kentucky (via Lafourche) draft
Dissertation revision:
Draft 2, Negro education
Draft of Politics, 1864
Draft or semi-draft of provost materials
Inserts includes boy's diaries
Pugh Plantation revision: miscellaneous
Articles I, II
Articles III, IV
Federals "Sweep the Coast" (completed October 31, 1967)
"Factors influencing the size of plantation landholding under the slave regime"
General descriptions of Pugh, Martin, and Little John papers
Recollections and reminiscences of W.W. Pugh
Envelopes
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2K231 Little John family papers (11 pieces copied), 1811-1853
Diary of A. Franklin Pugh (copied), 1852-1858
The Lafourche campaign
Assorted copies of documents
R.C. Martin, January 18, 1861- December 14, 1862
Mary Williams Pugh, copied correspondence
W.F. Pugh and E.N. Pugh diaries (copied), October 3, 1861-October 31, 1863
A.F. Pugh diary (copied), 1861-1864
A.F. Pugh papers (copied), 1863-1864
W.W. Pugh, 1860-1865
Copied documents relating to William Pugh
Data obtained from State Land office, Baton Rouge
Genealogy (Little John, Martin, and Pugh)
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2K232 W.L. Martin, "Sugar Industry"
Pugh accounts
Research notes
Surrender material from W.M. R. Geise, May 1865
Government plantations
Free Labor System newspaper materials, 1862-1865
Minor and Sitterson xeroxes
Copied correspondence, 1862-1865
Politics
Sugar crops (individual, parish, district, state)
Pugh plantations
"Illustration for Immigration"
Statistics on Assumption, Lafourche, Terrebone
Inventories
Woodlawn Planting and Manufacturing Company, 1903-1909
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2K233 Inventories
Boatner accounts, August 1864-April 1864
Censuses: population 1820-1860, agriculture 1850-1880, social statistics 1850-1860
Silas Grisamore, "Reminiscences"
Silas T. Grisamore, W. Little John, and Martin: articles relating to history of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Vicinity
Miscellaneous dissertation material
"The Soldier's View"
"Planters and Plantations,"
National Archives material: 1964-1865, May-December, 1864-1865April 1863
Sequestration committee
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2.325/B40 [RESTRICTED] Class grade books for courses taught by Lathrop at UT, 1941-1978
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3So68.1 Photographs:
Pugh, Martin, Little John families
Plantation photographs
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2.325 OS rolled maps: Louisiana highway maps of Assumption Parish (1929), Terrebonne Parish (1930), and Lafourche Parish (1930) [stored on top of OD cabinets in 2.325]

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