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Mary Elizabeth Winters Papers

Collection 87

Winters, Mary Elizabeth (1890–1991). Papers, 1813–1937, n.d.

5 inches

Mary Elizabeth Winters was born 14 October 1890 in Iberia Parish, LA, the daughter of George F. and Anna Winters. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1929 and a master of arts from George Peabody College in 1931. Winters taught school in north Louisiana for many years. She died 3 January 1991 in Caldwell, LA, and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, New Iberia.

This collection consists of correspondence and papers relating to the history of southwest Louisiana. These papers are mainly about the history of New Iberia and Iberia Parish. Also included is her master’s thesis submitted to Peabody College. There are other miscellaneous materials as well.


A. Correspondence 1-01 through 1-02
B. History 1-03 through 1-15
C. Thesis 1-16
D. Miscellaneous 1-17


Box 1  
1-01 Correspondence: 1813-1862
1-02 Correspondence: 1907-1937
1-03 History: American State Papers - General notes, v.3, p.93
1-04 History: Civil War - an account, 10 May 1863 - 10 Sept. 1863
1-05 History: Iberia Parish - some early physical conditions and their changes and always, something of our people, n.d.
1-06 History: Iberia Parish Central and High school Association - document, 1892
1-07 History: New Iberia, reports, meetings, etc., 1889-1892
1-08 History: William L. Brent - correspondence, 1825-1847
1-09 History: August Erath - biographical information, n.d.
1-10 History: John C. Marsh - biographical information, n.d.
1-11 History: Raphael Segura - extract from testimony in Hoffpauir (?) vs. Hacker, 1886
1-12 History: Natchitoches - First Town in Louisiana
1-13 History: General Liddell: Plan, January 1864
1-14 History: Defense of Col. William Lovethruth Bluestor
1-15 History: Franklin, Awful Catastrophe!
1-16 Thesis: “Social Studies Materials in New Iberia”, by Mary Elizabeth Winters, 1931
1-17 Miscellaneous: Salt Company - notes, n.d.; Mr. Robert Martin - 12 September 1929 “Insurrection of 1863"; “Antebellum Days”, n.d.; Partial List of Steamboats and Crafts that have plied the Teche, and some of the Vermilion Bay, 1831-1890; Vigilance committees - history - Tech Region; Will of Louis G. DeBlanc, 1922; Shadows on the Teche, drawing by A.D. Winston, Jr. #51/300