GIRAULT (AUGUSTE) PAPERS

(Mss. 1145)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2004

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

12 items

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, La.; Nantes, France

Inclusive dates.

1808-1845

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

French, one item in Spanish

Summary.

Papers of Auguste Girault, a New Orleans music professor, consisting of passports, dispensation from French military service, correspondence (in French), and travel materials for trips to England and America.

Restrictions on access.

No restrictions. If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Girault (Auguste) Papers, Mss. 1145, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

Misc.:G; OS:G

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Auguste Girault (also known as Augustin Louis Laurent Giraud), was a native of Nantes, France, who lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, and worked as a music professor. He had a wife, Feliciana, and four children, Auguste, Charles, Leonid, and Eugène.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers include three passports, one granted to Augustin Louis Laurent Girault to go to Cayenne (1808), one granted to Louis Laurent Girault, arriving from England and traveling from Morlaix to Nantes (1811), and another [in Spanish] granted to Auguste Girault, his wife Feliciana, and four children, August, Carlos, Leonid, and Eugenio, to travel to New Orleans on the vessel Pamelia under Captain Smith (October 23, 1835). A certification from the commissioner of the Navy verifies that Augustin Louis Laurent Girault is listed among the passengers of the Dame Ernouf, which sailed from Nantes for Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, on Feb. 6, 1808 (1811). Also included is a dispensation from service in the French Imperial Army granted to Augustin Girault because of myopia (1808) and a document certifying that Augustin Girault, music professor residing in Nantes, is myopic and has been the sole support of his mother for three years (1813).

Correspondence includes two letters from Dulisse Aleye, one concerning the collection of money from Pitre Chanceaulme (1812), and another recalling two years spent with Girault in prison (1812). Other correspondence includes a letter from Rigaud in New Orleans to Girault giving advice (1837), and a letter to Girault in New Orleans from his brother in Nantes providing family news, discussing opera, plays, and vaudeville, and the growth of Nantes (1845).

INDEX TERMS

Discharges.

French Americans--Louisiana.

Immigrants--Louisiana.

Music teachers--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Nantes (France)--Description and travel.

Passports.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

Misc.G

1

1808-1845

OS:G

1

Military exemption (1808), passports (1808, 1811)