HORNER (JOSEPH P.) COLLECTION

(Mss. 2036, 2055, 2107)

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 ............................................................................................................................ 11
CONTAINER LIST ...................................................................................................................... 12

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SUMMARY

Size.

148 items and 2 manuscript volumes

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Paris, France; Havana, Cuba

Inclusive dates.

1718-1964

Bulk dates.

1850-1890

Language.

English, French, one item in Spanish

Summary.

Items collected by New Orleans attorney primarily relating to the history of New Orleans in colonial and antebellum times.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically and by type.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

Joseph P. Hornor Papers, Mss. 1471

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Joseph P. Hornor Collection, Mss. 2036, 2055, 2107, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Joseph P. Hornor was an attorney and resident of New Orleans, Louisiana.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Items collected by Hornor primarily relate to New Orleans history and include colonial and ante-bellum commercial documents, land claims, slave bills of sale, estate documents, and political materials.

Items related to the War of 1812 include a letter (1814) from Colonel Scott of the British Army to Major General Wilkinson. Manuscript extracts of legal codes include opinions relating to criminal law and slavery (1805-1819, 1849-1854). Returns from elections (1867) held in Tunisburg and Algiers precincts are included. Post-bellum printed items include advertisements, announcements, circular letters, and political ephemera.

Twentieth-century printed items include Ku Klux Klan ephemera. Photographs chiefly consist of cartes-de-visite depicting John Wilkes Booth, Major Claiborne, Abraham Lincoln, Captain A. H. Robinson, and Little Sorrel, the horse of Civil War General T. J. Jackson. The collection contains autographs of Victor Hugo, François Coppee, and George Sand.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

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1718-1803

6 items:

Printed edict issued from Paris [in French] announcing a new currency (1718); handwritten document by Le Comte de Beaufort (1786); a notice of land claim from the land office, eastern district in Louisiana [in Spanish] (1789), a letter [in French] from P. De Comine from Havana discussing business (1798), and two draft copies [one French, one English] of a petition to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States from the citizens of Louisiana (1803).

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1814-1816

6 items:

Letter from Colonel Scott, British army, to Major General Wilkinson (1814); a legal document to the Honorable Dominick A. Hall concerns a Spanish cargo ship en route from New Orleans to Havana (1815); letter [in French] to Mr. Thomas B. Robertson (1815); three legal documents [in French] pertain to the sale and division of land of Louis Chevalier Macarty and Louis Barth Macarty (1816).

3

[1805-1819]

1 manuscript volume containing legal extracts relative to procedure on criminal matters

4

[1806-1825]

1 manuscript volume: Notebook [in French and English] containing legal forms

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1832-1839

5 items:

Sale of land in Magnolia, Leon County, Territory of Florida, from Walter J. Stillwell to Sylvester G. Clark (1832); sale with mortgage, indenture between Joseph Kenton and Walter Burley, relative to a public sale made by Fernandez & Whiting, New Orleans (1837); document relating to claims of the heirs of Daniel C. Holliday for Belle-Grove sugar plantation, Orleans Parish (1837); sale of office by the heirs of Daniel C. Holliday to John R. Holliday (1837); sale of land for the succession of Mr. and Mrs. Jean Baptiste Labatut, New Orleans, 1839.

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1837

1 item:

Printed public notice, announcing the separation of husband and wife due to cruelty, Edenton, North Carolina.

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1843-1849

3 items:

Sheriff’s sale from D. Augustin to James Francis Percy, New Orleans (1843); sale of hereditary rights by Mrs. Maria Davis, wife of William R. Taylor, to Minor Kenner (1844); true copy of agreement between the heirs of John Mintum and Robert Abbott regarding property known as the Planters Cotton Press in Second Municipality of New Orleans (1849).

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1849-1852

8 items:

Copies of legal extracts of documents relating to slavery.

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1849-1854

7 items:

An act to provide for the organization of the corporation of “The Mutual Benefit Life and Fire Insurance Company” of New Orleans signed by Charles Gayarré (1849); two documents signed by Gayarré, appointing John Culbertson liquidator of the Merchants and Planters insurance office, and Frances Quarle, harbor master of Municipality No. 2, in New Orleans and Baton Rouge (1854); true copy of 1846 bond for Nicholas C. Hall signed by Gayarré (1851); three letters from Gayarré to Messrs. Durant and Hornor regarding official bond for Nicholas C. Hall, treasurer of the New Orleans and Lafayette Board of Tobacco Inspectors, relative to the oath of John Culbertson as receiver of the Merchant and Plantation Insurance Company, and relating to belated document because of illness of employee (1851-1852).

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1850-1859

16 items:

Letter from Charles A. Berry, Baltimore, to Thomas J. Durant, New Orleans (1850); statement of account from Edward Conery, grocer, for the estate of John Tiner (1852); public instrument of protest concerning a bar pilot of the Mississippi River (1854); bill for legal services from Messrs. Durant and Hornor (1856); two letters from James Jones, New Orleans, to A. J. Wedderburn (1856); letters from Miles Taylor, Washington, D. C., to Messrs. Durant and Hornor (1856-1858); act of incorporation of the Phoenix Iron Works Co., Jefferson Parish (1857); inventory of property for the succession of John Tuibill (1857); printed decree of the United States Supreme Court, No. 65 December term, 1857, John McGavock, Plaintiff in Error, v. Peter W. Woodlief, New Orleans broker, to recover commission for negotiating the sale of a plantation and slaves (1857); sale and transfer of lease on store by Leon Giroux to Mrs. Isabella Turnbull, widow of

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Charles Jeffers (1858); printed list of the Firemen’s Charitable Association of New Orleans, giving location and names of officers and committeemen for various committees and districts (1858); printed letter titled, “An Association of Forgers Exposed,” by Anson P. Stewart of New Orleans (1859).

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1860-1865

23 items:

Printed announcement titled, “A card to the Public from Alfred Munroe, of the firm of Alfred Munroe & Co.,” New Orleans, disproving rumors that Munroe was an abolitionist and traitor to the south, brought about by the association of his New York office with the Republican candidate for mayor (1860); memorandum: See Crescent of Aug. 15 for act of Conf. Cong. In regard to alien enemies. For instructions of Attorney General, see True Delta, (Sept. 20, 1861); letter from the office of the U. S. Supreme Court, Washington D.C., to Messrs. Durant and Hornor (1861); newspaper clippings referring to acts passed by the Confederate Congress regarding the property of alien enemies (1861); orders from Headquarters Military Commandant of New Orleans (1861); membership citation [in English and French] from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana (1864) [removed to oversize location]; items from the Office of the Supervising Special Agent, Treasury Department, 1 signed by B. F. Flanders, and 2 by Joseph P. Hornor, Examiners of Claims (1865), also printed brief for claim, E. H. Purcell v. United States (undated); letter from Edward Bermudez to Thomas J. Durant regarding lost transcript (1865); price lists for cordage from Elizabethport Steam Cordage Co. and White & Esser (1865).

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1867

8 items:

Instructions from General James W. Forsythe (Apr. 25); letters to General Forsythe regarding loss of original naturalization papers, by Patrick Keogh (May 15); endorsement by Forsythe (May 17); memorandum of those where were refused registration (July 31); printed circular from headquarters, Fifth Military District, New Orleans, regarding information for Boards of Registrars (Sept. 3); instructions from General Forsythe regarding registered enemies of the United States during the rebellion (Sept. 17); Commissioners’ returns of elections held at Tunisburg and Algiers precincts [removed to oversize location].

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1867-1879

19 items:

Printed letter from Major Richard L. Shelley (1867); contract for public printing with the Empire Parish, a newspaper published at Point-a-la-Hache, signed by Governor H. C. Warmoth, Lieutenant Governor Oscar J. Dunn, and Charles W. Lowell, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and P. Leonard, proprietor of Empire Parish; letter from Governor Warmoth requesting a statement of account for 1869; printed copy of the charter of the Mechanics’ and Traders’ Insurance Co. of New Orleans (1869 and 1870); printed copy of claim submitted to the Louisiana General Assembly for collection of taxes (Jan. 19, 1871); letter to James Graham, auditor, refers to a contract for improvements on a pubic building, 5 reasons for refusing to issue the bonds are listed on the back of the document and signed by Governor Warmoth; printed copies of Republican election tickets (1872, [1874]); letter from S. B. Packard, President of the State Central Executive Committee listing names appointed a Provisional Parish Executive Committee for the Parish of Plaquemines; newspaper clipping attached gives the apportionment of delegates by parishes (1872); letter of appointment to Messrs. Hornor and Benedict as assistant attorneys of the State to aid the Attorney General, 1872, signed by H. C. Warmoth; circular from the Calcasieu Sulphur and Mining Co., New Orleans, asking for temporary loan of stock (1873); letters from Governor William P. Kellogg appointing Joseph P. Hornor as one of a committee of citizens to examine and report upon the state debt (1873); printed copy of “Letters of R. R. Barrow Political and Financial” of Terrebonne, Louisiana (1875); premium card received by L. D’Aquin from the College of the Immaculate Conception (1877); printed copy of ordinance for public markets of New Orleans [in French] (1878); bill for succession of Mr. Emond Dupuy to Mrs. Moise McCarthy (1879).

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1871-1875, 1883

29 items:

Printed rules, regulations, instructions, forms, and correspondence for British and American Claims, referring to memorials of J. H. Hanna and Edward H. E. Purcell, handled by Hornor and Benedict (1871-1883).

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1880-1888

10 items:

Judicial advertisement of auction sales by Spear & Escoffier, (1880); succession of Valsin B. Marmillion, and records from the 26th Judicial District Court from St. John the Baptist Parish

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(undated); Parish Democracy of Orleans; Report of the Committee on Central Ward Clubs’ Organization to the President and Members of the Provisional Executive Body of the “Parish Democracy of Orleans,” adopted Apr. 27, 1883; notice from the Louisiana State Board of Health concerning an act in regard to the water supply in New Orleans (1883); program of the Yale Glee Club Summer Concert (1884); New Orleans Picayune’s opening day souvenir of the North, Central, and South American Exposition (1885); lottery note from La. S. L. M. A. Dauphin (1888).

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1906-1908, undated

8 items: List of activities of the United Confederate Veterans Reunion at New Orleans (1906); handbill for H. C. Warmoth for Congress, First District (1908); program for the Louisiana Opera House in Thibodaux (undated); political handbill for General Estopinal (undated); printed copy of the poem, “The Level and the Square,” (undated); card with caricature entitled “Study from Life (in bronze) of Corporal A. R. Blakely, the Ugliest Man in New Orleans. Vote for Him.” (undated)

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1906, undated

French autographs:

Victor Hugo letter, undated

François Coppee letter, 1906

George Sand letter, undated

Joseph Lakanal letter, undated (removed from collection to vault 12)

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1869-1872

Briefs and cases of Louisiana courts:

Sixth District Court for the Parish of Orleans, The State ex. Rel. S. Belden, vs. G. M. Wickliffe, testimony of C. Girardy and L. E. Lemarie (10 pp.)

In the Matter of Claim for Informer’s Share in the Case of the Conturie Sugar Frauds, Dennee, R. Stewart, lawyer, 1871; (20 pp.)

Counterfeiting, Letter to the People, by the Chief of the U. S. Secret Service, 1872; (15 pp.)

The Collector’s Letter, Dennee R. Stewart, lawyer, 1872; (8 pp.)

Before the Honorable The Secretary of the Treasury, Informer’s fourth of proceeds of forfeited sugars imported at New Orleans in 1869 by Aug. Couturie & Co., Dennee, R. Stewart, lawyer, 1872; (27 pp.)

Supreme Court of Louisiana, The State of Louisiana, Appellee v. Hugh O. Ames, Appellant. (64 pp.)

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1870

State of Louisiana, Eighth District Court for the Parish of Orleans, New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad Co. v. Pontcharain [sic] Railroad Co. et al., 1870; (119 pp.)

State of Louisiana, Eighth District Court for the Parish of Orleans, New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad Co. v. City of New Orleans, et al.; (182 pp.)

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192-, 1964, undated

“Women of the Ku Klux Klan Kreed” (undated); pamphlet “America for Americans” (undated); excerpt from Time (May 1, 1964); women of the Ku Klux Klan application (192-).

4

1874

Roman Rifles Ribbon from the 5th Ward W. L.

5

undated

Coat of Arms of Edmund Leopold Lockner, M. A., Rector of Westcote Barton, Oxon.; Coat of Arms of Earl of Roden, K. St. P.

6

undated

Photogravure of Louis A. Wiltz

7

undated

Clark’s Mile-End Spool Cotton advertisement cards, one with image of Abraham Lincoln, one Rutherford B. Hayes.

8

undated

Photographs: John Wilkes Booth (2 items); Major Claiborne; Old Sorrel, General T. J. Jackson’s horse, with brief article (2 items); Abraham Lincoln, Vice-President, and Cabinet, souvenir photograph; Captain A. H. Robinson of the C. S. Volunteers, signed; unidentified man;

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undated

Portrait of unidentified family

INDEX TERMS

Election returns.

-1895.

Ku Klux Klan (1915- )

Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs.

New Orleans (La.)--History--Sources.

Pamphlets.

Photographic prints.

Signatures (names)

Slave bills of sale--Louisiana.

Slavery--Louisiana.

United States--History--War of 1812.

Warmoth, Henry Clay, 1842-1931.

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Papers, 1718-1908

Manuscript volumes:

Legal Extracts [1805-1819]

Legal Notebook [1806-1825]

French autographs (1906, undated)

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Printed items (1869-1874, 192-, 1964, undated), photographs (undated)

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Membership citation from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana (1864); Commissioners’ returns of elections held at Tunisburg and Algiers precincts (1867)