Special Collections
LSU Libraries
spacer
Home / Online Catalog Site A-Z Help    
   

 

BENJAMIN TUREAUD FAMILY PAPERS

(Mss. 427, 560, 794, 811, 1100)

Inventory

 

Compiled by

Luana Henderson

2004

 

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical/Historical Note                            

 

Scope and Content Note

 

List of Series

 

Series Description

 

Index Terms

 

Container List                                                

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Size

 

3,332 items, 90 v.

Geographic Locations

 

Ascension Parish, La.; Nicaragua

Inclusive Dates

 

1803-1932

Bulk Dates

 

1849-1880

Languages

 

English, French

Summary

 

Sugar plantation records, business records, and correspondence pertaining to Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations and the Tureaud family of Ascension and St. James Parishes, La.

 

Arrangement

 

Organized into series—Papers and Manuscript Volumes.  Papers are arranged chronologically, then organized within years by format. Manuscript volumes are arranged by volume numbers.

 

Access Restrictions

 

No restrictions

Reproduction Note

 

Copies must be made from microfilm.

Copyright

 

Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU Libraries

Related Collections

 

Louis A. Bringier and Family Papers; Bagatelle Plantation Cotton Record Book

Citation

 

Benjamin Tureaud Family Papers, Mss. 427, 560, 794, 811, 1100, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Location(s)

 

E:42-44; J:1-3

 

 

 

Also available as part of UPA microfilm 6061, “Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration,” Series B, reels 3-13 [Sept. 25, 1864 letter, volumes 10 b, 11a, and 80b are not available on microfilm]

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

 

Benjamin F. Tureaud, grandson of Emanuel Bringier and the son of Judge Augustin Dominique Tureaud, was a sugarcane planter of Ascension Parish and St. James Parish, La.  He operated a plantation store and conducted business under the name of Benjamin Tureaud & Co.  He had two sons, Benjamin and Henri, and a daughter Aglae with his wife, Marie Elizabeth Aglae Bringier, daughter of Michel Doradou Bringier and Louise Elizabeth Aglae DuBourg de Ste Colombe. Tureaud died Dec. 5, 1883, at the age of sixty-five.

 

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

 

Correspondence and financial records pertaining to the operation of Bagatelle, Brule and Houmas plantations and the business transactions of Benjamin Tureaud and Co. comprise the majority of this collection.  Papers include plantation payrolls (1867-1889, n.d.); receipts for taxes, labor accounts and shipment of merchandise (1867-1875); statements of account (1873-1875); and waybills with details of carrier, cargo and charges. 

 


 

LIST OF SERIES

 

I.         Papers, 1805-1932

           

II.         Manuscript Volumes, 1843-1900

            Subseries A.  Typescripts

            Subseries B.  Cashbooks, 1865-1881

            Subseries C.  Checkbooks, 1872-1884

            Subseries D.  Daybooks, 1873-1881

            Subseries E.  Accounts due books, 1872-1885

            Subseries F.  Grinding report books, 1887-1879

            Subseries G.  Journals, 1872-1881

            Subseries H.  Ledgers, 1858-1881

            Subseries I.  Notebooks, 1843-1882

            Subseries J.  Payroll books, 1866-1882

            Subseries K.  Plantation journal, 1854

            Subseries L.  Time books, 1872-1881


 

           

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

I.  Papers, 1805-1932

(Papers are arranged chronologically, then organized within years by format.)

 

Ante-bellum papers include a series of letters (1845-1855) from Tureaud’s brother-in-law, Martin Gordon, Jr., a New Orleans commission merchant. His letters pertain to cotton, sugar, and tobacco prices; imports and exports; molasses sales, sugar production, and he advises on the Bringier family estate, including the sugar crops at Houmas, Brule and Whitehall plantations.  He makes references to Bringier family disputes and sugar production at Hermitage Plantation (Nov. 11, 1849).  Gordon also reports that the size of the Whig party will be greatly reduced after the New Orleans’ city elections (Nov. 7, 1849), and he describes bank closures and economic conditions in New Orleans due to the banking panic (Oct. 15, 1857).  Legal documents and some correspondence concern the sale (May 8, 1828, Jan. 30, 1835) and treatment (Dec. 30, 1852) of slaves, articles purchased for slaves (Dec. 30, (1850), and the fear of cholera among slaves (June 6, 1855).  Additional early documents relate to the sale and transfer of land (March 25, 1805) to Alexander Stirling of West Feliciana Parish, La.; authorization given to Philip Hickey by James Proffit of New Orleans (Oct. 8, 1807) to sell Marshall Pantation; and a verdict (Sept. 2 1806) rendered by William Bell, Spanish alcalde of St. Helena Parish, sentencing a man for defaming the character of two women of good reputation. Additionally, early business papers contain promissory notes, bills, and receipts for travel, as well as personal and household items such as hardware, books, clothing and tobacco products (1807-1833).   Other topics discussed in correspondence include weather, crop conditions, the public sale of sheep and mares (Aug. 25, 1817), the presence of cholera at Houmas Plantation (Sept. 19, 1850) and the German Coast, and the absence of cholera at Houmas and Brule plantations (June 6, 1855). There is also a list of borders at University of Louisiana (Jan. 6, 1856) and an account of the Phoenix Company of Louisiana in the Mexican War, giving dates of mustering in and discharge (n.d.). This account gives the history and military activities of the company and that of other military units.

 

Of note is a letter (March 9, 1860) by Alexander Dimitry, the U. S. Foreign Minister to Nicaragua and Costa Rica, to his son, John Bull Dimitry in Costa Rica, in which he discusses his duties as foreign minister, the intrigue among officials over the establishment of a transit, approval by President James Buchanan for Dimitry’s plan for a land-and-water transit route across Nicaragua, hostility towards U.S. citizens caused William Walker’s destruction of Granada, and poor social conditions exciting there. He also congratulates his son for his views on Costa Rica. 

 

 

There are few papers of the Civil War period consist of a poem critical of General Butler (July 16, 1863), a petition in the succession of George Mather filed in St. James Parish District Court naming his heirs (June 20, 1861), a judgment in favor of Mrs. A. Tureaud against L. A. Bringier (Mar. 1, 1863), payroll sheet for Union Plantation (Feb. 4, 1865). Letters from another brother-in-law, Duncan Farrar Kenner, of Ashland Plantation deal primarily with the business of Benjamin Tureaud & Co.  However, in a letter to Governor Thomas O. Moore (Sept. 25, 1864) he expresses his opinions that bond issues are acceptable for the payment of Confederate taxes, the Confederate Treasury Dept. is slow to deliver funds, and he expects General Henry Grey to be elected to Congress. Kenner also states that he does not despair over the fall of Atlanta, Ga., and that General Grant holds on only for the political affect on the Presidential election. [Sept. 25, 1864 letter not available on microfilm].

 

After 1867, papers consist chiefly of business records that include waybills for sugar and molasses shipments; statements of account for purchases made by Benjamin Tureaud and Co.; for sugar shipments to New Orleans and merchandise purchased for Tureaud’s plantations and store, along with receipts for miscellaneous expenditures and repairs on the plantations. Records related to plantation labor contain receipts for wages and lists of laborers reflecting hours worked and wages earned; payrolls generally list names of laborers and note whether they were white or Chinese; there is also a receipt (July 1, 1871) for the transportation of Chinese laborers to Houmas Plantation.  Other topics appearing in the correspondence concern contracting laborers, breeding mares (March 24, 28, April 3, 1875), an outbreak of “charbon” among the cattle at Ashland Plantation (July 25, 1875), grange movement in Illinois (Sept. 20, 1875), a preference for African-American laborers to whites during grinding of the sugarcane (Aug. 6, 1875). 

 

Later correspondence from Gordon Martin, Jr. concerns plantation labor, sugar market, and freight rates (1874-1878).  Joseph Richard, Jr., talks of lumber purchased at Plaquemine or Baton Rouge, the lack sawmills in operation at Bayou Goula, and of one in operation at Manchac (Aug. 3, 1875).  John Lidgerwood to L. A. Bringier describes the sugar culture and milling (May 10, 1887), and there is reference to Mr. Kenner repairing two crevasses (1892).  Tureaud’s letters (1875-1879) direct the management of Brule, giving instruction on preparation for sugar cane cutting and grinding, making hay, fences, and the selection of laborers.  His letters also pertain to the treatment of “charbon”, sugar crop, livestock feed, risk of shipping currency, and in an unsigned letter, expresses an adverse criticism of marriage (1892).  Other items include a certificate issued by the Democratic Party recommending to “all Democrats” the protection and employment of the bearer (Nov. 3, 1868), receipts for bread tickets issued by Porta’s bakery, Union, La. (1882-1886), printed pedigree of the horse Silverheels (n.d), Ben Tureaud, Jr. reports no one was killed installing six boilers near the old bagasse boilers at Tezcuco Plantation (n.d.), and comments by Joseph S. Mather on the financial speculation in Louisiana oil (Sept. 10, 1911). 

 

Family letters are found throughout the collection and relate to business, family matters, and social activities; several letters are written in French.  Correspondence from the children include letters written by Ben Tureaud, Jr., from Paris depicting Parisian social life, progress of his studies at Clare Mont, and his observations at the news of Maximillian’s death (1866-1868). Letters from Phil Tureaud (1869-1871) discuss his studies and social activities, including baseball, at St. John School, Miss., and Trist Bringier discusses student activities at Virginia Military Institute (Nov. 30, 1877).  References made to notable individuals include favorable comments on the singing ability of Jenny Lind (Feb. 14, 1851), the captivating Sarah Bernhardt (Feb. 16, 1892), and a proposed visit by Isaac Delgado to the coast; Lotta and Thompson play to fine audiences, however, burlesque is corrupting New Orleans (Jan. 31, 1872), and a description of Mrs. Tom Thumb (March 11, 1883).

 

Newspaper clippings (1875-1925, n.d.) relate to political elections, political figures, World War I (n.d.), prohibition (ca. 1923), religion (n.d.), Ku Klux Klan (n.d.), and an exhausted Union Sulfur Co. mine near Lake Charles (Feb. 1, 1925).  Printed cards are made up of trade cards, business cards and a ticket for passage on the steamer Selma.

 

II.  Manuscript Volumes, 1843-1900

 

Eighty-seven manuscript volumes primarily record the of business transactions of Benjamin Tureaud and Co., and the operation of Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations.  They relate to store sales, accounts, freight, labor costs, and sugar production. 

 

 

Subseries A.  Typescripts, n.d.

Bound typescript of papers from the collection, 1805-1932 (v. I and II)

 

 

Subseries B.  Cashbooks – Benjamin Tureaud & Co.

Cashbooks, v. 1-10b (1865-1881, 1900, 1911), for Benjamin Tureaud and Co. show business transactions, and indicate expenses involved in the operation of for Union and Houmas plantations; v. 7 also includes ”Rules and Regulations Governing the Upper Public School, 4th Ward, Parish of St. James”, student rolls arranged by reading level (1900, n.d.), and handwritten copies of invoices for merchandise received from merchants (1911).  

 

v. 1

1865-1872

Plantation expenses for Union and Houmas plantations, including labor accounts; Brule Plantation labor accounts.

v. 2

1869-1880

Houmas Plantation, including labor accounts; Brule Plantation labor accounts.

v. 3

1872-1873

Benjamin Tureaud & Co. store accounts.

v. 4

1873

Benjamin Tureaud & Co. store accounts.

v. 5

1874

Benjamin Tureaud & Co. store accounts.

v. 6

1875-1876

Benjamin Tureaud & Co. store accounts; sugar production on Houmas Plantation.

v. 7

1875-1876

1880, 1900

Cash advances; labor accounts for Houmas and Brule plantations; Rules and regulations governing the Upper Public School, 4th Ward, Parish of St. James

v. 8

1877, 1911

Benjamin Tureaud & Co. store accounts.

v. 9

1877-1878

Cash advances; labor accounts for Houmas and Brule plantations.

v. 10a

1878-1879

Cash advances; labor accounts for Houmas and Brule plantations.

v. 10b

1880-1881

Labor accounts for Houmas Plantation. [not available on microfilm]

 

Subseries C.  Checkbooks  – Houmas Plantation

 

v. 11a

1872-1877 [not available on microfilm]

 

v. 11b

1877-1884

 

 

Subseries D.  Daybooks – Benjamin Tureaud & Co.

An unbroken run of daybooks, v.12-28 (Jan. 1873- Feb. 1881), showing plantation store sales, with detailed records of items purchased by laborers, noting some purchases made by Chinese laborers; v. 28 contains entries for steamboat  carriers.

 

 

v. 12

Jan.-Dec. 1874

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 13

March-Aug. 1873

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 14

Aug.-Dec. 1873

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 15

Jan.-June 1875

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 16

June-Nov. 1874

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 17

Jan.-June 1875

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 18

June-Oct. 1875

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 19

Jan.-Aug. 1876

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 20

Sept.-1876-Jan.1877

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 21

Jan.-Nov. 1877

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 22

Nov.1877- Oct. 1878

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 23

Nov. 1878- Feb. 1879

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

v. 24

May 1880- Feb. 1881

Store accounts, including purchases by laborers.

 

 

 

Subseries E.  Daybooks – Benjamin Tureaud & Co.

 

v. 25

April 1872-March 1873

Items purchased by Benjamin Tureaud & Co.

v. 26

April-December 1873

Items purchased by Benjamin Tureaud & Co.

v. 27

January-December 1874

Items purchased by Benjamin Tureaud & Co.

v. 28

1876-1877

Store accounts.

 

Subseries F.  Due bill account books – Benjamin Tureaud & Co.

Account books of due bills, v. 29-33 (1872-ca. 1876), for Benjamin Tureaud and Co. list accounts and payments made on these accounts. 

 

 

v. 29

1872

Labor accounts.

v. 30    

1873

Labor accounts.

v. 31

1874

Labor accounts.

v. 32

1875

Labor accounts.

v. 33

ca. 1876

Labor accounts.

 

Subseries G.  Grinding reports books

Grinding report books, v. 34-36 (1877-1879), record the watches or work shifts of laborers grinding sugarcane at Houmas Plantation.

 

v. 34

1877

Houmas Plantation - labor accounts, sugar production.

v. 35

1878

Houmas Plantation- labor accounts, sugar production.

v. 36

1879

Houmas Plantation- labor accounts, sugar production.

           

Subseries H.  Journals merchandise accounts - Benjamin Tureaud & Co.

Journals of accounts, v. 37-45 (1872-1881), record sales transaction from daybooks for customers of Benjamin Tureaud and Co., with entries for Houmas, Brule, and Bagatelle plantations.   

 

v. 37    

1872-1873

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule, Bagatelle plantations.

v. 38

1873

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule, Bagatelle plantations.

v. 39

1874

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule, Bagatelle plantations.

v. 40

1876

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule, Bagatelle plantations.

v. 41

1877

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

v. 42

1878

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

v. 43

1879

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

v. 44

1880-1881

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

v. 45

1881

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

           

Subseries I.  Ledgers - Benjamin Tureaud & Co

Ledgers, v. 46-73 (1858-1881), contain plantation records for Houmas, Brule, and Bagatelle plantations and store salels posted from daybooks for Tureaud’s store.  They contain store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations, and labor accounts for both plantations; v. 48 also contains entries for steamboat carriers. 

 

v. 46

1858-1872

Store accounts, including purchases by slaves and, after the Civil War, by free laborers on Houmas; labor accounts for Brule Plantation

v. 47

1872

Store accounts Brule Plantation; Houmas Plantation; labor accounts.

v. 48

1872-1873

Store accounts; Bagatelle, Brule plantation; steamboats.

 

 

 

v. 49

1873

Store accounts; Brule Plantation.

v. 50

Jan.-Oct. 1873

Store accounts; Houmas Plantation, including labor accounts; accounts of Chinese laborers.

v. 51

Nov.-Dec.873

Store accounts, Houmas Plantation, including labor accounts.

v. 52

1873

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas and Brule plantations

v. 53

1874

Store accounts; Brule Plantation, labor accounts; Chinese labor accounts.

v. 54

1874

Store accounts; Houmas Plantation, including labor accounts

v. 55

1875

Store accounts; Brule Plantation, labor accounts; Chinese labor accounts.

v. 56

1875

Store accounts; Houmas Plantation, labor accounts; Chinese labor accounts.

v. 57

1875

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations

v. 58

1876

Brule Plantation

v. 59

1876

Store accounts; Houmas Plantation, labor accounts; Chinese labor accounts.

v. 60

1876

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

v. 61

1877

Store accounts; Brule Plantation, labor accounts; Chinese labor accounts.

v. 62

1877

Store accounts; Houmas Plantation, including labor accounts.

v. 63

1877

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

v. 64

1878

Store accounts; Brule Plantation, labor accounts; Chinese labor accounts.

v. 65

1878

Store accounts; Houmas Plantation, including labor accounts.

v. 66

1878

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

v. 67

1879

Store accounts; Brule Plantation, labor accounts; Chinese labor accounts.

v. 68

1879

Store accounts; Houmas Plantation, including labor accounts.

v. 69

1879

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations

v. 70

July-August 879

Houmas Plantation, including labor accounts. Entries entered in v. 68.

v. 71

1879

Duplicate of #70

v. 72

1880

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

v. 73

1881

Store accounts, including merchandise charged to Houmas, Brule plantations.

 

 

Subseries J.  Notebooks

Student notebooks, v. 74-75 (1835-1836), kept by Benjamin Tureaud, while attending University of Virginia, and  v. 76 (1843, 1882) kept [in English and French] by A. Mather, while a student in Paris, France, relate to course study. A notebook relative to the letter patents of Joseph Jones and Stanhope Jones, v. 77 (1882), contains handwritten copies (not true copies) of papers and legal documents related to patents, including a petition to the Commissioner of Patents to grant a letter patent for Joseph Jones’ improved method of preserving wood, specifications N.118, 245. 

 

v. 74

1835-1836

Ben Tureaud – student notebook. University of Virginia

v. 75

1835-1839

Ben Tureaud – student notebook. University of Virginia

v. 76

1843

A. Mather – student notebook [in English and French]

v. 77

1882

Stanhope Jones’ and Joseph Jones’ letters patent notebook

 

Subseries K.  Payroll books

Payroll books, v. 78-80b (1866-1872, 1878, 1881-1882) for Brule and Houmas plantations.

 

v. 78

1866-1871

Brule Plantation, Houmas Plantation

v. 79

1871-1872

Houmas Plantation

v. 80a

1878

Brule Plantation

v. 80b

1881-1882

Brule Plantation, Houmas Plantation [not available on microfilm]

 

Subseries L. Plantation journal

Plantation journal (1854) maintained by Thomas Y. Bell that records work schedules (Jan.-March) and the amount of wood cut down on Houmas Plantation;

 

v.81

1854

Thomas Y. Bell, Houmas Plantation

 

Subseries M.  Time books

Time books, v. 82-87 (1872-1881) record hours worked and wages paid.  

 

v.82

January-June 1872-1878

Houmas Plantation

v.83

July-December 1872-1873 

Houmas Plantation

v.84

1873

Houmas Plantation

v.85

1877-1878

Houmas Plantation

v.86

1878

Houmas Plantation

v.87

1880-1881

Brule Plantation

           

 


 

 

 

INDEX TERMS

(Materials related to the following persons, places, or things may be found in the folder or volume indicated thereunder.)

 

 

African American agricultural laborers—Louisiana.

            Plantation payrolls

Folder 37a: Aug. 6, 1875

v. 1-2, 10b, 12-24, 29-36, 46-47, 50-51, 53-56, 58, 61-62, 54-65, 67-68, 70, 78-87

 

Agricultural laborers, Foreign—Louisiana.

            Plantation payrolls

Folder 12: July 1, 1871

v. 50, 53, 55-56, 58-59, 61, 67, 82, 84

 

Ashland Plantation (La.)

            Folder 36c: July 25, 1875, n.d.

 

Bagasse.

            Folder 57: Sept. 10, 1911

 

Bagatelle Plantation (La.)

            1875-1886, n.d.

v. 37-40, 48

 

Banks, banking—Louisiana—New Orleans.

            Folder 2b: Oct. 15, 1857

 

Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923.

            Folder 56: Feb. 16, 1892

 

Brule Plantation (La.)

            Plantation payrolls

Receipts

v. 1-2, 9-10, 37-45, 47-49, 52-53, 55, 58, 60-61, 63-64, 66-67, 69, 71-72, 78, 87

 

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.

            Folder 3b:  March 9, 1860

 

Burlesque (Theater)—Louisiana—New Orleans.

            Folder 15: Jan. 31, 1872

 

Cattle—Diseases—Louisiana.

            Folder 36c: July 25, 1875

 

Cholera—Louisiana—St. James Parish.

Folder 3a: Sept. 19, 1850, June 6, 1855

 

Crabtree Lotta.

            Folder 15: Jan. 31, 1872

 

Democratic Party (La.)

            Folder 5: Nov. 3, 1868,

 

Depressions—1857—United States.

            Folder 3a: Oct. 15, 1857

 

Dimitry, Alexander, 1805-1883.

            Folder 3b:  March 9, 1860

 

Education—Louisiana—St. James Parish.

            v. 7

 

Education—France.

            v. 7 6

 

Education—Virginia.

            v. 74-75

 

Farmers—Economic conditions.

            Folder 38a: Sept. 20, 1875

 

Gordon, Martin, Jr.

            1845-1857, 1874-1878

 

Hermitage Plantation (La.)

            Folder 2a: Nov. 11, 1849

 

Horses—Breeding—Louisiana.

            Folder 35b: March 24, 28, 1875; April 3, 1875

 

Houmas Plantation (La.)

Plantation payrolls

Receipts

v. 1-2, 6, 28, 46-47, 50-51, 54, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 70, 78-79, 81-86

 

 

Kenner, Duncan Farrar, 1813-1887

            1875-1879, 1892, n.d.

 

Land titles--Registration and transfer.

            Folder 1a: March 25, 1805; Sept 1, 1805; Oct. 8, 1807

 

Letters patent

            v. 77

 

Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887.

            Folder 2a: Feb. 14, 1851

 

Livestock.

            Folder 1a: Aug. 25, 1817

Folder 35b: March 24, 28, 1875; April 3, 1875

 

Louisiana—History—Civil War, 1861-1865—Personal narratives, Confederate.

            Folder 4: Sept. 25, 1864

 

Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1832-1867.

            Folder 5: July 4, 5, 1867.

 

Mexican War, 1846-1848.

            Folder 4: n.d.

 

National Grange.

Folder 38a: Sept. 20, 1875

 

New Orleans (La.)—Economic conditions.

            Folder 2b: Oct. 15, 1857

 

New Orleans (La.)—Social life and customs

            Folder 15: Jan. 31, 1872

Folder 55:  March 11, 1883

Folder 56: Feb. 16, 1892,

 

Nicaragua—Social life and customs—19th century.

            Folder 3b: March 9, 1860

 

Nicaragua Canal.

            Folder 3b: March 9, 1860

 

 

Nicaragua—History--1838-1909.

            Folder 3b: March 9, 1860

 

Paris (France)—Social life and customs.

            Folder 5: Dec. 18, 1866, Nov. 27, 1868

 

Payroll records.

            Plantation payrolls; v. 1, 78-87

 

Petroleum industry and trade—Louisiana.

            Folder 57: Sept. 10, 1911

 

Sawmills—Louisiana

            Folder 37a: Aug. 3, 1875

 

Slave trade—Louisiana.

            Oversize folder 1: May 8, 1828

Folder 1b:  Jan. 30, 1835

 

Slaveholders—Louisiana.

Oversize folder 1: May 8, 1828

Folder 1b:  Jan. 30, 1835

 

Slaves—Louisiana—Social conditions.

            Folder 2a:  Dec. 30, 1852,

Folder 3b:  June 6, 1855

v. 46

 

Steamboats      

            Waybills

Printed items

v. 28, 48

 

Students—Social life and customs.

Folder 5: Dec. 18, 1866, Nov. 27, 1868, Nov. 18, Dec. 12, 1869

Folder 12:  Jan. 17, April 6, 1870, June 2, July 13, 1871

Folder 51 Nov. 30, 1877

v. 74-76

 

Sugarcane harvesting.

            v. 82-87

 

 

Sugar—Manufacturing and refining.

            Folder 37a: Aug. 6, 1875

Folder 55: May 10, 1887

v. 6, 34-36

 

Thumb, Tom, Mrs., 1841-1919.

            Folder 55: March 11, 1883

 

Tree felling—Louisiana—St. James Parish.

            v. 81

 

Tulane University—Students.

            Folder 3a: Jan. 6, 1856

 

Upper Public School (La.)—Regulations

            v. 7

 

Wages—Sugar workers—Louisiana.

            Oversize folder 1: Feb. 4, 1865

Plantation payrolls

v. 1-2, 7, 9, 10, 11, 29-36, 46-47, 49-51, 53-56, 58-59, 61-62, 68, 70, 78-87

 

Walker, William, 1824-1860.

            Folder 3b: March 9, 1860

 

Whig party—Louisiana—New Orleans.

Folder 2a: Nov. 7, 1849

 

Whitehall Plantation (La.)

Folder 2b: Feb. 23, Sept. 19, 1850; June 14, 1851; Dec. 30, 1852

 

Wood—Preservation

            v. 77

 


 

CONTAINER LIST

 

Stack

Location

 

Box

 

Folders

 

Contents

 

E:114

 

1a

 

1a-1b

2a-2b

3a-5

6a-6b

 

Series I.  Papers, 1805-1932

Manuscripts (1805-1835

Martin Gordon, Jr., letters (1845-1857)

Manuscripts (1846-1869)

Plantation payrolls (1867-1869)

 

1b

7

8

9a-9b

10

11

12

13

14

Receipts (1867-1869)

Waybills (1867-1869)

Plantation Payrolls (1870)

Receipts (1870)

Waybills (1870)

Manuscripts (1871)

Plantation Payrolls (1871)

Waybills (1871)

 

2a

15

16

17

18-19

20

21

Manuscripts (1872)

Plantation Payrolls (1872)

Receipts (1872)

Waybills (1872)

Manuscripts (1873)

Receipts (1873)

 

E:115

2b

22-24

25a-26

Statements of account (1873)

Waybills (1873)

 

 

3

27

28

29

30

31-32b

33a-34b

 

Manuscripts (1874)

Cash sales sheets (1874)

Plantation Payrolls (1874)

Receipts (1874)

Statements of account (1874)

Waybills (1874)

 

 

4a

35a-38b

Manuscripts (1875)

 

E:116

4b

39

40-41

42-43

Cash sales sheets (1875)

Plantation Payrolls (1875)

Receipts (1875)

 

 

5

44-47

48-50

Statements of account (1875)

Waybills (1875)

 

CONTAINER LIST (cont.)

 

Stack

Location

 

Box

 

Folders

 

Contents

 

E:116

 

6a

 

 

 

51

52

53

54

55-57

 

Manuscripts (1876-1879)

Plantation Payrolls (1876-1879)

Waybills (1876)

Weight certificates (1877)

Manuscripts (1880-1926, 1932)

 

 

6b

58-59

60

61

62

63

64

Manuscripts (n.d.)

Plantation payrolls (n.d.)

There is no folder 61

Newspaper clippings (1875-1925, n.d.)

Printed cards (n.d.)

Empty envelopes (n.d.)

 

OS:T

 

Oversize folder 1

Slave document (May 8, 1828); payrolls (Feb. 4, 1865, n.d.); newspaper clippings (1910, 1924,n.d.); Wyoming lottery handbill (1875).

 

 

J:1

 

 

v. I

v. II

Subseries A.  Typescripts

Bound typescript of papers (1805-1877)

Bound typescript of papers (1877-1932)

 

J:1

 

v. 1-10b

Subseries B.  Cashbooks, 1865-1881

 

 

 

v. 11a-11b

Subseries C.  Checkbooks, 1872-1884

 

 

 

v. 12-28

Subseries D.  Daybooks, 1873-1881

 

 

 

v. 29-33

Subseries E.  Accounts due books, 1872-1885

 

 

 

v. 34-36

Subseries F.  Grinding report books, 1887-1879

 

J:2

 

v. 37-45

Subseries G.  Journals, 1872-1881

 

 

 

v. 46-67

Subseries H.  Ledgers, 1858-1881

 

J:3

 

v. 68-73

Subseries H.  Ledgers, 1858-1881

 


 

 

 

v. 75-77

Subseries I.  Notebooks, 1835-1882

 

 

 

 

v. 78

Subseries J.  Payroll books, 1866-1882

Payroll book (1866-1871) Brule Plantation, Houmas Plantation

 

 

v. 79-80b

Payroll book (1871-1872, 1878, 1881-1882) Brule Plantation , Houmas Plantation

 

 

v. 81

Subseries K.  Plantation journal, 1854

 

 

 

v. 82-87

Subseries L.  Time books, 1872-1881