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Elias Boatner letter

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 9

Scope and Contents

Photocopy facsimile of a letter from Elias Boatner to his son, Mark Boatner, who was a student at the College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.) during the 1830s. Describes parents’ disappointment and advice about Boatner’s poor student behavior as reported from the college president.


  • 1837


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Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Elias Boatner, Jr. (1793-1839) was involved in multiple business ventures in the region of Clinton, Louisiana. This included the Port Hudson to Clinton railroad, Clinton hotel, trading in real estate and slaves, and a saw mill in Port Hudson. He married Ann M. Hudson, and they had eight children who survived to adulthood. Their son, Mark Boatner (1822-1858), attended the College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.) and graduated in 1839.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by Frank H. Boatner on 1953 September 19.

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Repository Details

Part of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections Repository

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