Size: .25 linear feet (3 manuscript volumes, 1 microfilm reel [negative], and 6 manuscript items).
Bulk Dates: 1814-1884, 1910.
Summary: Record books, 1814-1884, 1910, of the Boucry family, planters in St. James Parish, containing plantation accounts and notes on family history.
Sources: Purchased, 1946 and 1947.
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
Stack location: 77:88, Mss.Mf: B
Helene Boucry married Jean Phillipe Boucry (d. 1835) on December 29, 1835. They were owners of Bonne Esperence Plantation in St. James Parish.
[Additional information can be found in:
Lillian C. Bourgeois, Cabanocey: The
History, Customs, and Folklore of St. James Parish; Elton C. Oubre, St. James Parish, Louisiana: 1850 and 1860 Census.]
Primarily record books of Helene Boucry that list genealogical and financial data. Volume 1 (author unknown) includes a register of livestock brands, annual statements of accounts for crops and livestock, records of expenditures for labor, planting, equipment, and merchandise, records of wood cut, and notes on bakery employees.
Entries by Helene Boucry (volumes 2-3) record genealogical data of the Boucry and related families,expenditures for food, clothing, and education, payments made to freedmen for grinding sugar, and accounts with merchants.
Boucry, Jean Phillipe
Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902
St. James Parish,
Sugar--Manufacture and Refining--