MILNE ASYLUM PAPERS

(Mss. 1170)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................... 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 7
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 8

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SUMMARY

Size.

36 items

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, La.

Inclusive dates.

1840-1856

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

17 documents in English, 17 in French

Summary.

Documents and related items pertaining to the Milne Asylums for Destitute Orphan Boys and Destitute Orphan Girls, of New Orleans.

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.

Milne Asylum Papers, Mss. 1170, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

A:77

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

The Milne Asylum was established by the charitable bequest of Alexander Milne (1742-1838), a Scottish immigrant of New Orleans. Milne emigrated to Louisiana in 1776 and gained property and wealth as a merchant and brick manufacturer. He bequeathed money and property for the establishment of the Milne Asylums in Milneburg, near New Orleans, one for destitute orphan boys, the other for girls.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers include agreements and orders of appropriations from the estate of Milne for the Milne Asylums, certificates of fees paid by the asylums for goods and services, mortgage documents, insurance receipts, a request for the admission of a foundling to the asylum, the release of an eleven year old boy to the asylum by his mother, and papers related to the title of land involved in the Milne bequest.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Dates

Contents

[In English]

undated

Agreement concerning the Milnebourg and Bayou St. John lots for Home, signed Buisson, Dancourt, Surgi, Vignaud, Montegut

Sept. 30, 1840

True copy of judgment of Judge Bermudez ordering appropriation from estate of Alexander Milne for asylums dated September 11, 1840

Sept. 18, 1845

Receipt for payment to notary public for services in connection with estate of A. Milne

May 15, 1846

Application to Lucius C. Duncan, Esq., and others representing the Four Orphan Societies, Universal Legatees of the late Alex. Milne

Oct. 1, 1847

Letter, signed Burthe, stating conditions for draining and clearing land owned by Milne Orphan Asylums (see French document of January 24, 1850)

November 1850

True copy of judgment ordering erasure of mortgage against the Female Orphan Asylum and the Society for Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys

Nov. 17, 1851

Certification of fees in case of Milne Asylum for Destitute Orphan Boys and Milne Asylum for Destitute Orphan Girls v. Female Orphan Society and Society for Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys, with receipt signed on back

Jan. 16, 1852

Certification of sheriff's fees in the same case as above

Feb. 1852, May 1853

Bill submitted by A. Danscourt, notary public, for services to Milne Asylum

July 19, 1852

Receipt signed by firm of auctioneers for payment by “Mylne” Asylum

Aug. 11, 1852

Certification of fees in case of Milne Asylum v. F. Ripoll

Aug. 13, 1852

Certification of sheriff's fees in case of Milne Asylum v. E. B. Batcave

Apr. 1854

Insurance receipt issued to Milne's Orphan Asylum

Jan. 15, 1855

Letter from N. Mitchell making offer for land owned in Milnebourg by the asylum

March 4, 1855

Insurance receipt

Oct. 18, 1856

Request for admission of a “foundling” to the Milne Asylum

Jan. 25, 1855

Bill from the Louisiana Courier for advertisement

[In French]

Apr.-May, 1847

Request for funds in advance for necessary repairs to the president of Milne Asylum

May 14, 1847

Bill to president and directors of Milne Asylum for a partial plan of Milnebourg, countersigned by Danscourt, receipt signed by Buisson

Sept. 17, 1847

Bill from firm of Guinault & Fernandez to president and directors of Milne Asylum for printing

Sept. 11, 1849

Bill from Buisson, attorney

Jan. 24, 1850

True copy from register of New Orleans Land Office, detailing title search to original concession of land involved in Milne Bequest in 1769 (see English document of Oct. 1, 1847 for reference to plots designated A, B, and D included in this survey)

Oct. 17, 1854

Bill for household goods supplied to Milne Asylum

June 26, 1855

Bill for wood delivered

July 6, 1855

Bill for nails and screws supplied

Aug. 24, 1855

Receipt for payment for painting done on house of Milne Asylum at Conde and Ursulines Streets

Apr. 2, 1856

Receipt for payment of wood

June 1856

Statement of current expenses for Milne Asylum

Sept. 14, 1856

Receipts of payments of bills

Sept. 16, 1856

Inventory of “effects belonging to the Milne Asylum” and list of names of orphans

Sept. 20, 1856

Release to asylum of eleven year old boy by mother

Oct. 1856

Statements of expenses

INDEX TERMS

Charitable bequests--Louisiana.

Milne Asylum for Destitute Orphan Boys.

Milne Asylum for Destitute Orphan Girls.

Milne, Alexander, 1742-1838.

Milneburg (La.)--History--19th century.

Orphanages--Louisiana.

Orphans--Louisiana.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Contents (with dates)

A:77

1

1840-1856