A. M. BERNARD FAMILY PAPERS

(Mss. 2830)

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
LIST OF MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES ........................................................................................... 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 7
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 8

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SUMMARY

Size.

572 items and 68 volumes

Geographic locations.

Iberia Parish, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1875-1967

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

The collection contains business, legal, financial papers, and business records related to the operation of A.M. Bernard Wagon Works and other family concerns.

Restrictions on access.

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

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

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

Citation.

A. M. Bernard Wagon Works Papers, Mss. 2830, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

5:27-31; Map case D-3; OS:B

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

A. M. Bernard, a businessman and carriage maker in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, operated the A. M. Bernard Wagon Works in New Iberia, ca. 1886-1958.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains business correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, contracts, and business records related to the operation of the A. M. Bernard Wagon Works and other Bernard family financial concerns including a syrup plant, oil and gas leases, sulphur mines, land holdings, and livestock operations. Some letters pertain to family matters. Manuscript volumes contain records of the operation of the carriage factory and other family enterprises and include bank books, inventory books, order books, journals, cash books, ledgers, account books and other miscellaneous volumes. The collection also contains a broadside soliciting funds for Methodist Episcopal missionary activities in Africa, and a map (1885) of Louisiana by the Bureau of Immigration.

LIST OF MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES

No.

Volume description

1

Bank books, 1912-1928 [3 items]

2

Bank books, 1942-1947

3

Bank books, 1947-1954

4

Bank books, 1954-1955

5

Time books, 1894-1940 [3 items]

6

Inventory books, 1895-1957 [3 items]

7

Inventory books, 1908

8

Record book, Livestock, 1910-1915

9

Social security time book, 1941-1942

10

Social security record, syrup mill, 1942-1947 [2 items]

11

Social security record, shop, 1945-1952 [2 items]

12

Social security record, 1953-1959 [2 items]

13

Petty cash books, 1950-1953 [2 items]

14

Petty cash books, 1953-1956 [2 items]

15

Payable-receivable, 1930-1955

16

Receipt book, New Iberia Protestant Cemetery Association, 1920

17

Order book, 1935-1936 [2 items]

18

Order book, 1936-1937 [2 items]

19

Order book, 1937-1939 [2 items]

20

Order book, 1939-1941 [2 items]

21

Order book, 1941-1942 [2 items]

22

Order book, 1942-1943 [2 items]

23

Order book, 1943-1951

24

Order book, 1943-1944 [2 items]

25

Order book, 1944-1946 [2 items]

26

Order book, 1946-1947 [2 items]

27

Order book, 1947

28

Order book, Cane account, 1945-1947

29

Order book, 1947-1949 [2 items]

30

Order book, 1953-1955 [2 items]

31

Order book, 1955-1961 [2 items]

32

Order book, 1956-1959 [2 items]

33

Order book, 1960-1964

34

Journal, 1931-1933

35

Journal, 1933-1935

36

Journal, 1935-1937

37

Journal, 1937-1940

38

Journal, 1944-1946

39

Journal, 1946-1950

40

Journal, 1946-1960

41

Cash book, 1924-1929

No.

Volume description

42

Cash book, 1932-1935

43

Cash book, 1935-1938

44

Cash book, 1939-1942

45

Cash book, 1942-1945

46

Cash book, 1944-1963

47

Cash book, 1945-1950

48

Cash book, 1950-1955

49

Inventory, 1918-1924

50

Inventory, 1925-1930

51

Inventory, 1931-1938

52

Inventory, 1939-1954

53

Time book, 1942-1955

54

Balance book, 1922-1928

55

Balance book, 1934-1939

56

Ledger, 1895-1897

57

Ledger, 1895-1898

58

Ledger, 1902-1904

59

Ledger, 1905-1948

60

Invoices, 1949-1956

61

Invoices, 1957-1961

62

Account book, 1901-1917

63

Account book, 1910-1920

64

Account book, 1920-1948

65

Account book, 1923-1937

66

Account book, 1924-1947

67

Account book, 1931-1938

68

Account book, 1936-1962

INDEX TERMS

A.M. Bernard Wagon Works.

Account books.

Agriculture--Louisiana.

Bankbooks.

Broadsides.

Carriage and wagon making--Louisiana.

Carriage industry--Louisiana.

Cashbooks.

Journals (accounts)

Ledgers (account books)

Louisiana--Maps.

Maps.

New Iberia (La.)--History.

Oil and gas leases--Louisiana.

Sulfur mines and mining--Louisiana.

Syrup industry--Louisiana.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

5:27-28

1

1-4

Correspondence (1896-1967)

5-9

Business papers (1917-1922, 1940-1947, undated)

10-12

Bills, receipts, promissory notes (1903-1959)

13-16

Leases and sales (1913-1958, 1961, undated)

17-18

Land papers (1917-1954)

19-25

Business and legal papers (1886-1961, undated)

26-28

Insurance papers (1931-1961)

29

Miscellaneous business and legal papers (1900-1964)

30-33

Financial papers (1935-1963)

2a

34-43

Tax papers (1902, 1946-1963, undated)

44

Miscellaneous blank forms (undated)

45-48

Printed items (1884-1888, 1916, 1946-1961, undated)

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Manuscript volumes: 1-14

2b

49-51

Leather pouch, engraved plates for letterheads (undated)

3

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Manuscript volumes: 15-33

5:29-31

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Manuscript volumes: 34-68 [on shelf]

OS:B

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1

Tax forms (1946-1952), bond (1922), township range (undated), stock certificates (undated)

Map case D-3

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Map: State of Louisiana, Bureau of Immigration (1885)