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MF 5322, Series I, Part 1, Reel 8

LANDRY-PEDESCLAUX FAMILY PAPERS

(Mss. 3566)

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 .............................................................................................................................. 8
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 9

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SUMMARY

Size.

38 items

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, Louisiana; Ascension Parish, La.; Washington, D.C.; Massachusetts; New York; France

Inclusive dates.

1806-1896

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

French, English.

Summary.

Correspondence between related families of South Louisiana.

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.

Landry-Pedesclaux Family Papers, Mss. 3566, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

W:52

Also available on.

MF 5322, Series I, Part 1, Reel 8

Some letters in digital form.

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

The related Landry and Pedesclaux families lived in southern Louisiana.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Collection consists mainly of letters exchanged among members of the Landry and Pedesclaux families, writing from Louisiana, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, New York, and France. Correspondents comment on education, business, politics, society members, and college life at Georgetown University and schools in Massachusetts. Some prominent names include William C. C. Claiborne, Waldemar de Bodisco, Charles Andrew Johnson, Adj. General Allen Jumel, Benedict J. and Thomas J. Semmes. Most items in French; translations, and transcriptions of items in English are included.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Date

Contents

May 14, 1806-May 15, 1806

Two letters written by Joseph Landry to his daughter Artemise. [in French]

May 20, 1806

Commission as notary public of Narcissus Broutin signed by William C. C. Claiborne. [in English]

May 25, 1806

Letter written by J. Reynaud, New Orleans, to brother-in-law Artus Croiret, Marseille, announcing family’s trip to France for reasons of health and education. [in French]

ca. 1816

Letter written by Pierre Pedesclaux, New Orleans, to Artemise [Landry]. “To the object of my dearest love.” [in French]

Aug. 13, 1817

Letter written by Pierre Pedesclaux, New Orleans, to Artemise. Letter sent or addressed to Casmir Loursine, Donaldsonville. [in French]

Jan. 14, 1820

Letter written by Pierre Pedesclaux, New Orleans, to his wife. [in French]

Feb. 9, 1822

Letter written by Pierre Pedesclaux, New Orleans, to his wife, Donaldsonville, discusses difficulties with business affairs, and mentions that slaves are not as inexpensive as he was led to believe. [in French]

Jan. 27, 1823

Letter written by Pierre Pedesclaux, New Orleans, to his wife, Donaldsonville. [in French]

Aug. 7, 1829 (1839?)

Letter written by Auguste Gillen, Marseille, to his uncle Antoine Peytavin, Donaldsonville. [in French]

July 4, 1841

Letter written by Amy Pedesclaux Winchester (Mrs. William Winchester), Baltimore, to her cousin Carmelite (Mrs. Benjamin Winchester) on a plantation near Donaldsonville. [in French]

July 13, 1843

Letter written by B. I. Semmes, Washington City, to Prosper Landry, Donaldsonville, discusses travel in New York and Boston. [in English]

Oct. 7, 1843

Letter written by Thos. J. Semmes, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Prosper Landry, Georgetown College, D.C., discusses Boston and law school. [in French]

Sept. 1, 1844

Letter written by Ernest Pedesclaux, Mt. St. Mary’s College, to his brother

Date

Contents

Philippe Pedesclaux, Donaldsonville. [in English]

May 1847

Letter written by Martin Felix to “My dear” about an upcoming trip to Marseille. [in French]

June 1847

Letter written by Louis V. Landry, Georgetown College, D.C., to his brother Prosper Landry, Paris [in English]. Others wrote on same sheet of paper [English, Latin, Greek and French]

June 12, 1848

Letter written by Waldemar de Bodisco, Washington, to Prosper Landry, who was on a trip to New York and Saratoga, of family affairs. [in English]

June 22, 1848

Letter written by Waldemar de Bodisco, Washington, to Prosper Landry, who was on a trip to New York and Saratoga. [in English]

Dec. 14, 1848

Letter written by Waldemar de Bodisco, Georgetown, to Prosper Landry. [in English]

Oct. 3, 1849

Letter written by Octavie Pedesclaux, from school, to her mother, Mrs. Pierre Pedesclaux, Donaldsonville. [in French]

March 6, 1851

Letter written by Louis Landry, Thibodeaux, to Octavie Pedesclaux, Donaldsonville. [in French]

April 10, 1851

Letter written by J. Jacquier, New Orleans, to Madame Pedesclaux, Ascension. [in French]

Aug. 16, 1854

Letter written by Octavie Pedesclaux, visiting friends and relatives in Ocean Springs, Miss., to “My dear sister.” [in French]

April 28, 1865

Letter written by Prosper Landry, Robinson Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, for a wounded friend Lieutenant Colonel Charles Richardson to Captain Charles Cock, Bremo. [in English]

May 8, 1865

Letter written by Waldemar de Bodisco, Washington, to Prosper Landry, Richmond. [in French]

May 17, 1865

Letter written by W. Bodisco, Georgetown, to “Dear friend,” possibly Prosper Landry. [in French]

May 9, 1868

Letter written by C. A. Johnson, New Orleans, to Prosper Landry. [in French]

April 26, 1881

Letter written by Robert H. Bradford, Washington City, to Prosper Landry, Donaldsonville, La. [in English]

Date

Contents

May 12, 1881

Letter written by Robert H. Bradford, Washington City, to Prosper Landry, Donaldsonville, La. [in English]

May 27, 1890

Letter from R. Prosper Landry, Clerk, Donaldsonville, to Hon. L. F. Mason, Secretary of State. [in English]

Feb. 12, 1896

Letter from Xavier, Donaldsonville, to George Lanaux, New Orleans. [in French]

Dec. 18, 1896

Letter from Allen Jumel, Baton Rouge, to R.P. Landry, Donaldsonville. [in English]

Dec. 18, 1896

Letter from Allen Jumel, Baton Rouge, to Millicent Landry, Donaldsonville. [in English]

Undated

Fragment of speech written by Prosper Landry. [in English]

Undated

Letter written by Louis Landry to his aunt, Artemise Landry Pedesclaux. [in French]

Undated

Speech written by Prosper Landry describing surrender of Lee at Appomattox. [in English]

Undated

Two letters [in French] not translated.

INDEX TERMS

College students--Massachusetts.

Georgetown University--Students.

New Orleans (La.)--Description and travel.

New York (State)--Description and travel.

Pedesclaux family.

Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents with dates

W:52

1

1-34

1806-1896, undated

MF 5322, Series I, Part 1

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Reel 8

1806-1896, undated