Special Collections
LSU Libraries
Home / Online Catalog Site A-Z Help    



(Mss. 3805)



Contents of Inventory


Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Container List


Size. 20 items, 6 v., 1 microfilm reel.

Geographic locations. Louisiana, France, Spain.

Inclusive dates. 1850-1973.

Bulk dates. 1853-1910.

Languages. English, French, Spanish.

Summary. Correspondence, financial papers, printed material, death notices, photographs, and manuscript volumes.

Access. No restrictions.

Copyright. Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators of the materials in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation. Adolphe H. Huguet and Family Papers, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Stack location. UU:255, Mf: Huguet, Adolphe.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adolphe Hiram Huguet, born in 1837, was a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, banker, merchant and planter. He married Emily Anastasia Hart in 1872, and they had five children, Clarence James, Mariana, Adolphe Hart, and twin girls, Gladys and Florence. Florence died at the age of six months. He was related by marriage to William S. Pike, husband of his sister Mariana. The Huguet, Pike, and related families were influential in the economic and political scenes of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Scope and Content

Collection pertains to the Huguet and Pike families of Louisiana and consists of two letters accompanied by genealogical information on the Huguet family (1973); a Georgetown College catalog (1855-1866); an illustrated book of Paris, Paris Inonde': Crue de la Seine (1910); school notebooks for modern history and penmanship (n.d.); an account book containing medical remedies (1869-1898), including a remedy for cholera; an account ledger (1870-1873) recording rent paid and improvements made on Huguet properties; photocopies of a broadside advertising loans to aid Confederate states, signed by James Dunwoody DeBow (1862); newspaper clipping on the death of Col. Adolphe H. Huguet (ca. 1951), son of Adolphe Hiram Huguet; and death notices for members of the Matta, Montan, Piper, Duplantier, Rancevau Kleinpeter, and Fulton families (1853-1903). Death notices and broadside can also be found on microfilm.

Additional items in the collection, which are found only on microfilm, include death notices (1853-1923); ambrotype of an unidentified Confederate soldier; a broadside advertising loans to aid Confederate states (1862); and three scrapbooks (1850-1950). Scrapbooks contain personal correspondence, including letters in French and Spanish from relatives living in France and Spain (some with translations) relaying family news; additional death notices; a few financial papers and business correspondence related to the business activities of the banking houses of Montan and Huguet, and Pike, Brother and Company. Other papers pertain to the inventory of property and estates of Adolphe Huguet and William Pike; stock certificates; and the Jan. 1, 1858 issue of Carrier's Address to Patron . . . of the Daily Advocate. Several newspaper clippings reflect the public and social activities of the Huguet and Pike families.

Other items included in the scrapbooks are Adolphe H. Huguet's school reports; commencement programs; a patent for a lock hinge; and printed material associated with the planning of the first Louisiana State Fair by the Louisiana State Agricultural Society (1889). In addition, the scrapbooks contain a survey plat (1851) of Baton Rouge that depicts downtown properties belonging to William S. Pike; photographs of gravestones in Baton Rouge and Washington, D. C.; and a carte de visite of Enrique Huguet.


Container List


location Box Folders Contents

UU:255 1 1 Death notices (1853-1903) [photocopies].

Broadside (1862) [photocopy].

Clipping (ca. 1951) [photocopy].

2 Correspondence (1973).

Genealogies (1973).

UU:255 1 - School notebooks (n.d).

Georgetown College catalog (1855-1866).

Paris Inonde': Crue de la Seine (1910).

Account Ledger (1870-1873).

Account book (1869-1898).

Mss. Mf: (microfilm) Huguet, Adolphe Scrapbook no. 1 (1850-1912, n.d.).

Scrapbook no. 1A (1851-1951, n.d.).

Scrapbook no. 2 (1932-19150, n.d.).

Death notices (1853-1903)

Ambrotype (n.d.).

Broadside (1862).