GARLAND (HENRY LASTRAPES) PAPERS

Mss. 3087

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
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

804 items

Geographic locations.

St. Landry Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1778, 1838-1940, undated

Bulk dates.

1838-1940

Language.

English.

Summary.

Papers of Opelousas planter and his family concerning business and family topics of the antebellum, Civil War, and post-war South.

Restrictions on access.

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

Letter to "Brother" Restricted access. Use photocopy or scan.

Related collections.

Henry L. Garland Collection, Mss. 1788, 1978

Henry L. Garland Collection, Mss. 2140

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Henry L. Garland Papers, Mss. 3087, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

79:94; Vault:1; Vault MRDF 2

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

A landowner and attorney of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La., Henry L. Garland served in the Louisiana Legislature, as well as holding other public offices. Born to Rice Garland and Celeste Lastrapes Sept. 27, 1826, he married Julia Bullard of St. Landry Parish Oct. 28, 1852.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers of Henry L. Garland consist of correspondence, land documents, and legal and business papers relative to Garland's legal practice and land purchases. Other papers pertain to the settlement of various estates, court cases, and to business accounts which Garland administered. Also included are letters of Confederate civilians (1861-1863, undated); papers concerning the support and administration of free public schools in St. Landry Parish (1863-1864, 1894); and records related to the Southern Pacific Railroad, Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad, and the New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad (1852-1853, 1885-1887).

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Education--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.

1863-1864, 1894

Papers pertaining to the support and administration of free public schools

Lawyers--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.

1838-1940, undated

Papers of a lawyer containing information about legal cases, settlement of estates, administration of business accounts, and land purchases

Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

1861-1863, undated

Letters pertaining to civilian life and sentiments about the war, to the defense of Pensacola, and to slave sales

Railroads--Louisiana.

1852-1853, 1885-1887

Papers pertaining to railroad construction and to legal claims involving the Southern Pacific Railroad, Morgan’s Louisiana and Texas Railroad, and the New Orleans, Opelousas.

Saint Landry Parish (La.)--History.

1778-1940, undated

Papers of an attorney pertaining to the settlement of estates, land purchases, free public schools, railroads, and business, mainly in St. Landry Parish

Slavery--Texas.

1860-1863

Letters of a planter attempting to settle debts pertain to slave prices and to the slave market in Texas. See Folder 24.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

79:94

1

1

Miscellaneous Civil War letters (1861-1862, undated)

2

Henry L. Garland Papers (1860-1940)

3

Celeste Garland Papers (1869-1872)

4

Lucius Dupree Papers (1866-1868)

5

C. H. Slocomb and Company Papers (1867-1869)

6

Estate of Jakob Lüscher (1858-1874)

7

Estate of Lize Aubespin (1838-1860)

8

Estate of François Poiret (1860-1874)

9

Estate of Omer Poiret (1862-1868)

10

Estate of Dejean Sébastien (1869)

11

Estate of Joel T. Tucker (1861)

12

Estate of Charles François (1867-1886)

13

Estate of André N. Robin (1860-1869)

14

Estate of Sophia Prather (1867)

15

Estate of Garrigues Flaujac (1859)

16

Estate of Anastasie Richard (1861-1865)

17

Estate of Patrick Henry Overton (1863-1867)

18

Estate of Lastie Pitre (1855)

19

Estate of Pierre Joubert (1853)

20

Estate of Mr. and Mrs. John Spyrer (undated)

21

Estate of Laurent Dupree (undated)

22

Estate of Marie Anthelmy Richard (undated)

23

Joseph Cappell v. Estate of Thomas Rawlins (1859-1866)

24

Case of Collin Adams (1860-1863)

25

Charles Henson v. Tabary, et al (1907-1914)

26

Accounts of Ursin Miller (1859-1860)

27

Accounts of C. Hollier (1859-1860)

28

Free Public Schools, St. Landry Parish (1863)

29

Morgan’s Louisiana and Texas Railroad (1885)

30

Southern Pacific Railroad (1886-1887)

31

New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad right-of-ways (1852-1853)

32

Miscellaneous Business Papers (1778-1936)

33

Assessment Lists (1882)

34

Empty Envelopes (undated)

35

Printed Items (1902, undated)

Vault:1

MRDF 2

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Letter to “Brother” (Apr. 16, 1863). Access Restricted. Use Copy.