DE LA VERGNE (CHARLES E.) MEMORIAL COLLECTION

De La Vergne Family Papers

(Mss. 2642)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 7

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SUMMARY

Size.

1 linear foot, 2 microfilm reels

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1751-1972, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English, French, Spanish, Swedish

Summary.

Historical and genealogical materials concerning New Orleans, the de la Vergne and associated families, and printed volumes including an atlas and law digest.

Organization.

Arranged categorically.

Reproduction note.

Photocopies of originals.

Location of originals.

Originals are in the Special Collections Division, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, La., and in the possession of the de la Vergne family.

Related collections.

De la Vergne family papers (Hughes Lavergne letterbooks), 1829-1842, New Orleans, Louisiana : collection # 146 [Microfilm 5322, Series H, Reel 30]

Jefferson College : [letter book ledger kept at Jefferson College, July 15, 1835 - March 1, 1837]. De la Vergne, Hugues Jules, 1792?-1843. [Microfilm 4219]

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Charles E. de la Vergne Memorial Collection, Mss. 2642, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

77:21, Mss.MF:D

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

The de la Vergne family was a family of lawyers, planters, and businessmen of New Orleans, La.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers pertain mainly to activities of family members in Louisiana from 1719 and to banking and finance in New Orleans, particularly to the Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana. Correspondence and military orders, 1814-1815, pertain to the defense of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Correspondence and other papers, 1835-1839, pertain to Jefferson College, St. James Parish. Letters of Jules Lavergne, 1841-1842, discuss political figures in Washington, D.C., congressional legislation, and presidential policy, especially on fiscal matters and tariffs. The collection also includes genealogical materials, pertaining to the de la Vergne, Bermudez, Dreux, Landry de Freneuse, Schmidt, Seghers, and Villere families.

Printed volumes consist of a copy of the Digest of Civil Laws now in Force in the Territory of Orleans (1808); The de la Vergne Volume (Baton Rouge, 1971) [see LLMVC KFL30 1808 .A22] and Lavoisne, Atlas, Being a General Guide to History. . .(Philadelphia, 1820) [on microfilm].

Originals are in the Tulane University Department of Archives and in the possession of the de la Vergne family.

Item list available in library.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

New York (N.Y.)--Description and travel.

1810

Letter describing voyage from Havana to New York and of visit to that city, Aug. 8

Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1813

Letter mentioning expected use of battalion of “hommes de couleur” to suppress Native American unrest in St. Tammany Parish, Sept. 11.

Indians of North America--Louisiana.

1813

Letter of W.C.C. Claiborne mentioning possibility of war with Creek and Choctaw Indians, Sept. 11.

New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815.

1814-1815

Correspondence and military orders pertaining to defense of New Orleans area and Battle of New Orleans.

Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana.

1827, 1829, 1842, 1883

Business correspondence pertaining to creation and management of the bank, and list of subscribers.

Jefferson College (Convent, La.)

1835-1839

Correspondence and other papers pertaining to tuition and other expenses of students, names of some students, and education.

Havana (Cuba)--Description and travel.

1841

Letters describing city of Havana and making references to social and political activities.

Washington (D.C.)--Politics and government.

1841-1842

Letters discussing political figures; U.S. relations with England; congressional legislation and presidential policy, especially on fiscal matters and tariffs.

Banks and banking--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1827, 1829, 1842

Correspondence and other papers pertaining to banking in Louisiana, including business papers and letters of the Consolidated Association of Planters of Louisiana; references are also made to federal banking legislation and its effects on state banks and on the national economy, and to the depression following the Panic of 1837.

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.

1879, 1884, undated

Manuscript article titled “An Extract from the Memoirs of an old Citizen,” and social letters

King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932.

undated

Social letter

Bermúdez family.

Genealogical materials pertaining to the Bermudez family.

Dreaux family.

Genealogical materials pertaining to the Dreux family

Villeré family.

Genealogical materials pertaining to the Villere family

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.

1812

Social letters to Hugues Lavergne.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

77:21

1

1-22

Papers (1751-1972, undated)

23

Schmidt Family Papers

24-25

Genealogical Materials. De la Vergne Family.

26

Genealogical Materials. Bermudez Family

27

Genealogical Materials. Dreux Family

27a

Genealogical Materials. La Chaise Family.

28

Genealogical Materials. Landry de Freneuse Family

29

Genealogical Materials. Schmidt Family

30

Genealogical Materials. Seghers Family

31

Genealogical Materials. Villere Family

32

Genealogical Materials. Printed Items

33

Miscellaneous Printed Items

34

Newspaper Clippings

35

Maps (Negatives filed in MF)

36

Photographs

See LLMVC KFL30 1808 .A22

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Printed Volume: A Digest of the Civil Laws now in force in the Territory of Orleans (1808). The de la Vergne Volume (Baton Rouge, 1971).

Mss.MF:D

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Reels

1-2

Maps; Printed Volume: Lavoisne. Atlas, being a General Guide to History. . . (Philadelphia, 1820)