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Subject Guides to Manuscripts in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

French-Language Manuscript Materials

The imprint of French culture on Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley has been deep and long lasting. French explorers and colonists were among the earliest Europeans to arrive in the region, beginning in the seventeenth century. Louisiana, named for Louis XIV, belonged to France for much of the 1700s and again from 1800 until it was sold to the United States in 1803. French settlers came to Louisiana both directly from France and indirectly from other areas. The latter included Acadians expelled from present-day Nova Scotia in the mid-eighteenth century and refugees from St. Domingue (present-day Haiti) in 1804. Some followers of Napoleon arrived in Louisiana after their leader's defeat in 1814. Other French immigrants came to Louisiana for a variety of reasons throughout the nineteenth century.

The French-language manuscript resources in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU touch upon all these sources of French cultural influence. This guide to these resources includes descriptions of the papers of early colonists, French-speaking planters and free people of color in the nineteenth century, and residents of cities and towns like New Orleans and Natchitoches. The documents it describes came from farmers and merchants, writers and artists, women and men, the famous and the anonymous.

Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically, with a chronological index after the alphabetical listing. Brief descriptions include references to sources for additional information--either the LSU Libraries' catalog, which is accessible through the Internet, or the manuscript card catalog in the Special Collections reading room of Hill Memorial Library. Still additional information on some of these collections can be found in detailed finding aids in the reading room. Increasingly, electronic copies of these finding aids can be found on the World Wide Web site for Special Collections, where you can also find information about using the collections, searching the online catalog remotely, and asking us questions.


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426 Manuscript Resources in this Subject Guide.

  • Acadian Handicraft Project. Records. 1936-1962. 9 linear ft. Location: 7:98-106, OS:A. Project launched in 1942 to preserve the language and culture of the French-speaking people of Louisiana; project was suspended around 1962. Project launched in 1942 to preserve the language and culture of the French-speaking people of Louisiana. Records consist of general office files, program files for festivals and exhibitions, and records relating to the promotion, the production and sale of handicrafts. Some itmes are in French. Mss. 1800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Cajuns     Performing arts     Women    
  • Account book, 1796-1799. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations    
  • Addison, George W. Receipt, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Resident of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, and editor of the Opelousas Gazette. Receipt by George W. Addison for notice of the succession of Valry Roy. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Agramonte, Aristides. Notebook, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Ambert, Joachim. Papers, 1838-1876. 9 items. Location: Misc.:A, OS:A. French military officer and nobleman. Personal papers consisting of passports and related items (1838-1840); two letters from Baron Ambert in New Orleans, Louisiana; a bill for accommodations in Niagara Falls, New York; and Ambert's French military service record. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Andry, M. T. (Michel Thomassin), 1811-ca. 1871. Family Papers, 1840-1882 (bulk 1858-1879). 0.3 linear ft. (199 items). Location: UU:66. Sugar planter of St. John the Baptist and St. Charles parishes, Louisiana, and resident of New Orleans. Collection includes correspondence and legal and financial papers. Letters received by Andry's daughter Rosa from his sons describe their participation in the Battle of Shiloh, campaigns in Kentucky, and skirmishes at Camp Beauregard in the Civil War. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Anonymous account book (H), 1866-1879. 1 vol. Location: F:1. Journal lists food, fuel, and beverages purchased for a restaurant in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 458.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Anonymous veterinary medicine notebook, 1840. 1 vol. Location: F:2. Notebook containing notes on the commercial jurisprudence of veterinary medicine, including Roman and French law; a consideration of various animal diseases; and models of various forms of commercial paper. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Anonymous account, 1786-1788. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Account of an unidentified merchant in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Anonymous daybooks, 1856-1858. 2 ms. vols. Location: F:2. Accounts of sales by a free black (probably Oscar Dubreuil) for a general merchandise store in Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 833.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Anonymous diary, 1858-1860. Mss. 3504. See LeBret Diary. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Anonymous engineering notebook, ca. 19th century. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Civil engineering notebook containing lessons on construction of arches and mathematical formulas. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 83.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous letter, 1887 September 21. 1 item. Location:Misc.:A. Family letter written on the letterhead of the Louisa Saw Mill, in Belle Rose, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous manuscript volume, 1858-1877. 1 item. Location: Misc. A. Journal contains notes on the progress of the Civil War and the 'Trent Affair', a diplomatic incident between the U. S. and Great Britain. Other topics include poetry; songs; partial plays in commedia dell'arte style; notes on Renaissance Italian history and notes on Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. Also included are listings for businesses and consulates in New Orleans, and public officials in Paris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Anonymous notebook, ca. 1850. 1 ms. vol. Location: C:45. Notebook containing French grammar notes and catechism questions. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion    
  • Anonymous notebook, ca. 1850. 1 ms. Vol. Location: C:45. Notebook containing geometric problems and definitions. In French. For further information, see online Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Anonymous notebook, ca. 1850-ca. 1880. 1 ms. Vol. Location: F:2. Notebook containing notes of lectures on physics and cosmography. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 86.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Anonymous receipes, undated. 4 items. Location: Misc.:A. Recipe of a St. Catherine doctor for medicinal tea; and others for mahogany stain, creole beer, and cornstarch pudding. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 170.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Anonymous ritual, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous essay, 1862. 1 item (141 pages). Location: E:45. Typewritten copy of an essay on some usages and idioms of the Indians of lower Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 138.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Education     LSU     Politics     African Americans     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Asselin, Hacharie. Papers, 1837-1838. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Receipt for taxes on the land and slaves of H. Asselin and statement of N. Martin for tutoring and incidental expenses to Mrs. Hacharie Asselin. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Attakapas County Papers, 1808-1812, 1826. 26 items. Location: A:17, OS:A. Miscellaneous tax rolls and related items. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 10, 13.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Aubert Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A Commandant of the fortress 'Laplace'. Notarized document describing the sale of a house and lot on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, by Aubert to La Foresto (1764). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 16.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Avart, Valentine Robert. Document, 1806. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Notarized copy of a land conveyance for a plantation sold by V. Robert Avart to Lancelot Pearson at public auction. The plantation near New Orleans was given to receivers by its former owner, Charles Latours. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 18.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Avet, Joseph. Document, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Slave bill of sale for a slave sold by Joseph Avet to Lucien Gex, New Orleans, March 27, 1848. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Babin, Felix E. Letter, 1862 September 20 and 1915. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. Letter from Vicksburg, September 20, 1862; and Chamber of Commerce of Quimper and Brest, France, 50 centimes note, 1915. For further information online catalog. Mss. 1876.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Babin, Pablo. Papers, 1772-1807. 5 items. Location: Misc:B. Spanish land documents and related items of the Babin and Landry families. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Badin, Norbert, d. 1903. Papers, 1829-1937 (bulk 1870-1890). 695 items, 3 ms. Vols., 57 printed vols. Mss. 825. Free African American planter from the Cane River settlement of Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, an area that was home to a large community of freedmen. Personal and business papers document Badin's activities as a planter, and include family correspondence, a journal, an account book, and miscellaneous printed items. Some items in French and Spanish. U:97-98, OS:B. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 825.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Spanish-language    
  • Balmer Plantation account, 1778-1782. 1 item (13 pages). Location: Misc.:B Indigo plantation located at Mirebalois, Haiti. Receipts and expenditures made by the manager of the plantation, and prepared by the firm of J. M. Leremboure, Lassale, and Company, representatives of Mr. Balmer on the island. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2270.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Barbier, Charles. Correspondence, 1806-1831. 11 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc:B. Planter in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Letters discuss family matters, planting conditions in Lafourche and Assumption parishes, and social and economic conditions in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2831.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Barel, Leona Queyrouze, 1861?-1938. Papers, 1800-1950 (bulk 1860-1937). 2,614 items, 31 printed vols., 23 ms. Vols. Location: UU:68-72, Q:27, X:97-98, OS:Q, 99. French-language writer, poet, essayist, and musician of New Orleans and New York City. Her father, Major Leon Queyrouze, was commander of the Orleans Guard Battalion during the Civil War. Papers include letters from writers and editors; literary writings and musical compositions; materials on the Anti-Lottery League; and Civil War and business papers of her father, a member of the factors' firm Queyrouze and Bois. In French and English. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 18-26. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1204, 1222, 1278, 1314, 1323, 1335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Barrow, Bartholomew, 1836-1869. Family collection of sheet music, 1848-1891 (bulk 1861-1874). 4 items, 3 vols. Location: Range 65. Planter of Eldorado Plantation, a sugar plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Collection of bound and loose vocal and piano sheet music collected by Barrow and his family. Some compositions in French, German, and Italian. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1379.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     Sugar     German-language    
  • Baton Rouge census document, 1782. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:B. Census of the District of Baton Rouge lists names of heads of families, free African Americans, and slave population; their professions; number of dwellings; production of indigo, tobacco, rice, corn, and lumber; and the number of militiamen. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2514.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     African Americans    
  • Beille, Joseph, b. 1851. Family Papers, 1851-1887. 14 items. Location: Misc:B, OS:B. Immigrant to Louisiana from Belesta, France. Papers consist of legal documents of family members: a birth certificate, a death certificate, a marriage certificate, and a passport. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Beraud, Joseph. Guide homopathique, 1876. 1 ms. Vol. Location: M:20. Resident of Louisiana. Beraud probably owned a tract of land where the town of Leonville, Louisiana, is now situated. Bound manuscript volume giving instructions for treatment of and prescriptions for various diseases. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 801.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Bernard, E. L. Account books, 1838-1851. 2 ms. vols. Location: F:2. New Orleans merchant and importer. Journal and letter book of E. L. Bernard, who did business with Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Missouri merchants. Many of the letters to business firms in France refer to merchandise being exported to New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Bernard, Simon. Letter, 1817. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Letter to Major-General Ripley, Bay St. Louis. It introduces Mr. Dubois-Mag'ny and is signed by General Bernard. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 26.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bertrand, Alvin Lee, 1918- interviewee. Oral history interview, 1995. 5 sound cassettes (7.5 hours), transcript (276 p.). Location: L:4700.0524. LSU alumnus and Boyd Professor of Sociology/Rural Sociology. Bertrand discusses growing up in rural Louisiana and the French language and Cajun culture. Bertrand also discusses loss of the small farm way of life, agricultural mores, and the impact of mechanization on rural life in Louisiana. Bertrand describes the general layout of the LSU campus in 1936, the creation of the LSU lakes, the LSU stadium, and student social activities. He comments on the many changes he witnessed while at LSU and details his long association with LSU and the Sociology Dept. He also discusses the development of rural sociology at LSU; his own involvement in international organizations; his work as an international rural sociologist; and his research and studies on health care needs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0524.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Medicine     Transportation     Cajuns    
  • Bertrand, Charles, Jr. Papers, 1866-1928. 728 items, 38 ms. vols. and 1 printed vol. Location: UU:141, H:14. Planter of Cloutierville, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Business papers and records of Charles Bertrand, Jr., and family documents (1676-1884) of members of the family in Couches-les-Mines, France. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 840, 867, 978.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Bichot, Jean Baptiste. Petition, 1781 March 29. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Bichot was an official of the area under the jurisdiction of the post of Pointe Coupee, in Louisiana. Item is a petition to Charles de Grand-Pre, commandant of the post of Pointe Coupee, La., requesting permission to inform Madame de Rocheblave to pay her debt to Sieur du Doigt. A list of her debts is included. An endorsement by Grand-Pr? approves the action, and an addendum by Bichot records Rocheblave was informed to pay the debt. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4894.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Bienvenu family. Papers, 1779-1907. 143 items. Location: E:19. Planters of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, and New Orleans. Business papers of Alexandre Devince Bienvenu and Pierre Armand Bienvenu largely concern land ownership and sales in the Attakapas region, St. Martin Parish and New Orleans. Collection also includes family letters and genealogical papers. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Billaud family. Papers, 1816-1868. 43 items. Location: U:20. Residents of New Orleans. Papers include correspondence documenting personal and business affairs, including the purchase and sale of skins; city and parish tax receipts; and a copy of Marie Isabelle Billaud's birth certificate. Letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 499, 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Blanchard Family Papers, 1782, 1806, 1828. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Residents of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Description and plat (one document), 1782; transfer, 1806; and lease of lands belonging to the Blanchard family. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 30.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Blanchard, Joseph. Document, 1825. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Sale (notarized copy) of land and slaves of Joseph Blanchard to Timoleon Boissac. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Blanchet, Jean and Marie Mathilde Cabaret. Papers, 1841-1842. 11 items. Location: Misc.:B. Residents of New Orleans. Papers include a power of attorney, signed in Paris, France, granted by them to M. M. Thon and Lubin Garnier, New Orleans; and receipts of the Blanchets, New Orleans, for payment of state, parish, and city property taxes. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 31, 52.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bonaparte, Napoleon. Document, 1792. 1 item. Location: OS:N. First Consul of the Republic of France. Document signed by Napoleon Bonaparte commissioning Louis Guichard to the rank of Chief of Battalion, with a full acccount of his services. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1583.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bonnegent, Marie Jeanne. Document, ca. 18th century. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Fragmentary inventory and appraisal of a succession proceeding which lists property in St. Domingue. Document witnessed by Bullet. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bookter, Alexander. Succession Papers, 1805 May 10. 1 item (9 leaves). Location: Misc:B. Slaveholder of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Slaves and other property were seized and sold at public sale after the death of Alexander Bookter by the Sheriff of St. Helena Parish for the payment of Bookter's debts. Affidavits of Ann Liles, William Liles, and John Mink regarding ownership of slaves and other property in the estate of Alexander Bookter. Signed by Spanish commandant of Louisiana, Carlos de Grand-Pre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4514.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Spanish-language    
  • Bordelon, Leonce P., Diaries, 1876-1931, 2005. 15 v. Location: J:28. Avoyelles Parish, La., planter. Diaries of Leonce P. Bordelon reflect Louisiana plantation life in rural Avoyelles Parish during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Entries pertain primarily to plantation operations, the effects of climate on those operations, social activities, health and local elections. Some entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4952.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Bossier, Mrs. V. P. Account, 1838. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Statement of account receipted by Follain, Fux & Co. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 33.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Boucry Family Papers, 1814-1884, 1910 (bulk 1830-1884). 6 items, 3 vols. Location: 77:88, Mss. Mf.:B.Sugar planters of Bonne Esperance Plantation, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers include record books of Helene Boucry containing financial and genealogical information about the Boucry, Bonnecaze, Webre, and related families. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 790, 800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Boudousquie, Charles. Document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Sale of slaves to Charles Roussel, signed by a notary, with seal. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 34.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Boudreaux, Maximilien E. Family Papers, 1856-1927 (bulk 1866-1905). 0.4 linear ft. (78 items, 15 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: E:41. Sugar planter in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Boudreaux and his son Rene may have practiced tenant farming in the 1890s. Papers pertain largely to the cultivation and sale of sugar cane and the purchase of merchandise, and include correspondence, cashbooks, time books, a letterbook, and a memorandum book containing genealogical information. Some items in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1099.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Bougaud, C. Letter, 1803 May 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Business letter written from New Orleans, La., addressed to Mr. Stre. Bossier, Opelousas, La., discusses the handling of C. Bougaud's account and his financial assets. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bourcier, Catherine Silly. Document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Widow of Fran?ois C. Bourcier. A document signed by the recorder of mortgages in New Orleans, certifying the non-encumbrance of a slave belonging to Madame Catherine Silly. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 36.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     Women    
  • Bourcieu, Duree. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Land conveyance by Duree Bourcieu, also spelled Bourcier, to Collet. Signed copy with signature of a New Orleans Notary. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 35.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bourgeois, Louis Alexander. Certificate, 1788. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Louis Alexander Bourgeois was born and baptised in 1762, the son of James Henry Bourgeois and Marie Anne Belamy. Copy of his baptismal certificate made from original records in the archives of the Parish of St. Roche, Paris, France (1788). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bourgeois, Pierre. Family Papers, 1771-1821. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Papers include a land transfer (1771), a property sale (1775), and a petition regarding ownership of slaves (1821). Partly in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 37.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Spanish-language    
  • Boutte, Baptiste. Papers, 1764, 1790-1791. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Papers include an original land deed (1764) and two promissory notes (1790 and 1791). New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 38.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Breaux, Manuel. Papers, 1785, 1831. 2 items. Location: Misc.B. Sale of property (copy) in St. James Parish, Louisiana, by Marguerite Breaux to Manuel Breaux (1785) and a document listing several land claims as found in the decisions of the Board of Commissioners for the Eastern District of Orleans (1831). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 42.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Breazeale, Nita Sims. Family Papers, 1811-1981 (bulk 1905-1943). 9.5 linear ft., 3 v. Location: 47:8-12, OS:B, N:9, 65:3, vault. Baton Rouge, La. resident. Papers relate to the Breazeale and Sims families of Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, and Natchitoches, La. They consists of correspondence, legal documents, printed material, photographs, and artifacts related to World War I and World War II, Bundles for Britain, Inc., genealogy, and state and local history. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 2442.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     LSU     20th Century Wars     African Americans     German-language    
  • Breazeale, Robert. Certificate, 1794. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Certificate signed by Durel, in 1794, verifiying Chitimachas Indian land in the Attakapas District cultivated by Robert [Breazeale]. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Breda, Jean Philippe, 1808-1882. Family Papers, 1776-1921. 1,070 items and 31 vols., 3 mf reel. Location: B:64-65, J:13, 98:, OS:B, Mss.Mf:B, Vault:3. Physician and druggist of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Letters, personal papers, and business records of Dr. Breda concerning his medical practice, Louisiana politics, and family matters; together with correspondence and papers of his son, J. Ernest Breda, relating to the Civil War and politics. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 953, 966, 1021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Politics    
  • Bringier, Louis Amadee, 1827-1897. Papers, 1786-1901. 599 items and 14 vols. Location: T:96-97, F:9, OS:B. Planter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana; Confederate officer and commander of the 4th Louisiana Cavalry and the 7th Louisiana Regiment. Papers include military records, correspondence and business papers relating to the administration of Hermitage Plantation in Ascension Parish and Houmas, Burnside, and Bagatelle plantations. One letter report that a woman killed a federal soldier in New Orleans (1862); another describes Grand Ilse as a resort requented by Jews. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 1-2, and microfilm 5322: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 43, 139, 544.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women     Jews    
  • Brion letter, 1769. 1 item [typescript copy]. Location: Misc.:B. Treasurer for the French colonial troops at New Orleans. Letter from Brion to his brother J. B. Brion, clerk of court in Paris, on the overthrow of the French troops in Louisiana and the lack of pay for the soldiers. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 949.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Brouard, G. Arsene (Gerfroy Arsene) 1867-1938. Papers. 1895-1940. 1 linear ft. Location: S:107, S:108, OS:B. French monk and botanist. Correspondence, research notes, printed material, personal papers, photographs, plant samples, and diagrams by Brother Arsene Brouard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3568.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Religion    
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1827 September 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Attorney in New Orleans who became Secretary of Louisiana (1804), United States attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and Minister to France (1823-1829). Letter to the director of the Royal Museum of Paris, requesting permission for three of his fellow countrymen to visit the museum at a time when it was closed for a coming exposition. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Papers, 1764-1811 (bulk 1804-1811). 0.5 linear ft. Location: U:20, F:9, OS:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U.S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Collection consists of legal and business papers and correspondence of James Brown. Legal and business papers include documents recording sales of slaves and legal disputes. Most of the letters are from William N. Brown and General James Wilkinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 44.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics     African Americans    
  • Brunet, Francis. Document, 1788, Oct. 9. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brunot, James M., d. 1856. Family Papers, 1827-1877. 27 items. Location: E:52, OS:B. Lawyer of Baton Rouge. Letters from Brunot to family members in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, deal with the death and estate of his brother Felix; economic development in Baton Rouge; and Louisiana inheritance laws, among other topics. A printed letter (1873) in French from the General Union of the French Societies of Mutual Aid in the United States supports republican government in France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1242.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Burel Family. Letter, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Personal letter from Mr. Burel to his family in Lyon, France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Burguières, Jules M., Jr. Papers, 1816-1957 (1911-1915). 2.5 linear ft. Locations: 78:1-2, OS:B, J:30, E:65. Sugarcane planter and researcher, land developer. Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, clippings, photographs, and financial records relating primarily to Jules M. Burguières, Jr.’s involvement in the sugar and timber industries of Louisiana and Florida. Some research material in French and German. The estate papers of Joseph E. Burguières are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1927, 2026, 2134, 2264, 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     German-language    
  • Burguieres, Jules M., Jr. Papers, 1816-1957 (1911-1915). 2.5 linear ft. Location: 78:1-2, OS:B. Businessman active in the sugar and timber industries. Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, clippings, photographs, and financial records pertaining to the Florida and Louisiana sugar and timber industries. They include financial records for the Burguières' plantations, research notes on the history and science of sugar cultivation and refining. Also included are the estate papers of Joseph E. Burguières. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Sugar     German-language    
  • Callout, Joseph. Document, 1828. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Land conveyance (notarized copy) describes the sale of property in St. James Parish, Louisiana, by Caillouet to Pierre Michel. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 54.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Campbell, Zoe J., d. 1866. Diaries, 1856-1866. 5 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: P:1, Misc:C. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 4-5. Resident of New Orleans; daughter of James and Zoe Lambert Campbell and sister of Lambert Campbell, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Dairies document expenses, condolence visits, and piano lessons. Beginning in May 1861, they deal with the Civil War, including events in occupied New Orleans. Papers also include a funeral announcement for Campbell and a personal letter. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Performing arts     Women    
  • Cannon, Andrew Family Papers, 1829-1868, undated (1850-1862). 110 items. Location 11:15, OS:C. Andrew Jerome Cannon family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employee at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Correspondence related to professional, personal business, and family life in Baton Rouge, as well as the Civil War. Financial papers consisting of bills, invoices, promissory notes, and receipts are also present. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Business     Civil War     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Carondelet, Luis Hector, baron de, 1748-1807. Papers, 1791-1819 (bulk 1792-1796). 11 items. Location: C:36. Spanish governor of Louisiana from 1792-1797. Letters address the debts of Nicolas Forstall and Guillermo Armand and securing a passport for Ygnacio Maria Spiller. Official issues include the boundary between Avoyelles and Rapides districts and completion of an inventory of military records. Included is a copy of sixteen rules of commerce by Carondelet and Andres Lopez Armesto governing the trade of the Spanish colonies (1793). In French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 59.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Carondelet, Luis Héctor, barón de, 1748-1807. Papers, 1791-1819 (bulk 1792-1796). Spanish governor of Louisiana from 1792-1797. Letters address the debts of Nicolas Forstall and Guillermo Armand and securing a passport for Ygnacio Maria Spiller. Official issues include the boundary between Avoyelles and Rapides districts and completion of an inventory of military records. Included is a copy of sixteen rules of commerce by Carondelet and Andres Lopez Armesto governing the trade of the Spanish colonies (1793). In French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 59.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Spanish-language    
  • Carr, J. C. Letter, 1825 October 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Letter by J. C. Carr to J. P. M. Dubois, of Cloutierville, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, pertaining to the succession of P. Quierri. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1464.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carriere, Joseph Victor. Papers, 1790-1844. 16 items, 2 vols. Location: A:1. Physician and druggist of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Papers include baptismal certificates and records of slave sales. Medical account books (1819-1822) record patient visits, including slave patients. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Carriere, Severin. Papers, 1854-1871. 25 items. Location: B:10. Papers include personal and family correspondence all in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2543.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Chaperon, Jacques. Papers, 1764. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Notarized documents describe sales by Chaperon: a house and lot to Mr. De la Clair, merchant of New Orleans; and a house and lot to Mrs. La Tour. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 64.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Charles Parlange, Sr. Letter, circa 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from A. Parlany to Judge Haralson of Pointe Coupee Parish regarding appointment of an administrator for the estate of Marius Ternant. Parlany describes family disputes, marital troubles, and concern for the future of the Ternant children. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 337.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Chatillon, Auguste de. Manuscript, 1845-1851. 1 item (typescript, 127 pages). Location: vault:4. 'Souvenir du sejour aux Etats-Unis d'un artiste fran?ais' (1845-1851). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1478.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Chatry, Jean L. F. Document, 1831 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc. Will of Jean Louis Fran?ois Chatry, made in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 66.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Chatsworth Plantation store records, 1865-1893. 0.7 linear ft. Location: 33:33. Plantation in Louisiana purchased by the Gardere family in 1866 and managed by Fergus Gardere until 1895. Gardere also operated a cotton gin in partnership with Joseph Staring in the 1880s. Papers relate to the operation of the store and plantation at Chatsworth, and to the Gardere and Staring families. They include store ledgers recording accounts and payrolls. There is also material from a plantation journal in French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4589.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Chemin, Camille. Letter, 1938. 2 items. Location: Misc. French author and resident of Paris, France. Letter and calling card from Camille Ce [pseudonym]. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Chevalier, Pierre. Papers, 1764-1766. 4 items. Location: Misc. Documents describing the sale of a house and lot in New Orleans; the sale of several pieces of furniture at auction; a request to sell at auction a house and lot; and a resolution of the Superior Council. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 67.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Chinarel, Adolphe. Letter, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Nantes, France. Business letter from Chinarel to John and Lubin Garnier of New Orleans pertaining to the bankruptcy of Chenard Freres. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 68.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Chol, Emmanuel, 1834-1916. Papers, 1845, 1854-1921. 1,213 items, 6 ms. vols., 31 printed vols. Location: U:163-164, 65:29, 98:. Native of France, music teacher and composer of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts, manuscript and sheet music, pamphlets, and other imprints reflect Chol's professional career, his affiliation with the Catholic Church, and the education of his children in parochial schools. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1780, 1906.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Cior, Charles, 1819-(ca.)1894. La musique, selon les sciences observes. L'histoire, la phylosophie, la physiologie, etc., etc., entendre, comprendre, se souvenir, 1885. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letter book, 1804-1811 (bulk 1804-1805). 3 items, 1 vol. Location: OS:C, Vault:4, Mss. Mf.:C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Correspondence concerns Claiborne's administration, relations with Native Americans, problems with the importation of slaves, Louisiana bank, Spanish land grants and land surveys in the Natchez District, and Catholic disputes in the district of Saint Bernard. Legislative act provides reimbursement for damaged houses and slaves killed or executed during the slave insurrection (April 25, 1811). One item in French. Letter book available on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 71, 603, 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Religion     Politics     African Americans    
  • Clark, Gladys, b. 1918. Papers, circa 1890-2004 (bulk 1940-1997). 0.75 linear ft. Location: 128:. An accomplished spinner and weaver in the Acadian tradition, Clark received numerous awards during her career. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and printed materials that document her artistic works and awards received, including a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1997. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4953.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women     Cajuns    
  • Clark, Samuel M. D. Ledgers and papers, 1826-1869. 46 items, 3 vols. Location: M:25, C:76. Jeweler in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, in the 1820s, and Justice of the Peace for West Baton Rouge Parish in the 1840s and 1850s. Collection includes three ledgers containing jewelry business and Justice of the Peace records. Miscellaneous materials include receipts, court records, and oaths. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3169.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Politics    
  • Clarke, C. P. Letters, 1846, 1849. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Protestant clergyman from Massachusetts. Letters from Clarke telling of his small congregation of French speaking people in New Orleans and later in Lafayette. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Religion    
  • Clement, George. Family Papers, 1863-1876 (bulk 1863-1867). 13 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:C, M-18. French-speaking farming family of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes financial papers, legal documents, personal papers, and a time book (1878) recording hours worked by agricultural laborers. Largely in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1148.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Cling, John. Document, 1828 December 23. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Deed of land sold by John Cling drafted by Edward Duffel, judge and notary public. Other names mentioned include Celestin and Jean Baptiste Cling, and witnesses Joshua Fish and Adolphe Seghers. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Close, John. Papers, 1802-1872 (bulk 1802-1859). 325 items. Location: U:134-135. Contractor's agent for the United States Army post at Opelousas and a cotton planter of Petit Bois Plantation, Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from New Orleans merchants concerning orders for supplies and other business at the Army post. Plantation papers consist mostly of correspondence of cotton factors in New Orleans. Personal papers include correspondence from Kentucky and Mississippi and genealogical information about the Chauvin family. Correspondence chiefly in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 17-18.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1646.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Conner, Lemuel Parker, 1827-1891. Family Papers, 1810-1953, undated. 12.5 linear feet and 22 ms. Vols. Location: A:, 98:C, OS:C, Vault, J:24. Planter from Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, cotton statements, legal and business papers (including slave testimony in an alleged slave uprising, 1861), plantation records, and Civil War papers of Confederate soldiers and civilians, family letters from LSU and Smith College, and First Presbyterian Church (Natchez) records. Also included are papers of Levin R. Marshall, the Sessions family, and Henry R. Chotard; 256 pieces of published sheet music (1824-1883); a minstrel show program (1879); and miscellaneous programs of Natchez concerts and music recitals. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 14-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 81, 1403, 1431, 1475, 1551, 1595, 1710, 1793, 1859, 1934, 1999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Civil War     LSU     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Cucullu, Simon. Papers, 1853. 3 items. Location: Misc:C. Papers documenting the sale at auction of land and slaves of the succession of Simon Cucullu to Joseph and M. Cucullu, including certificates of the sale and mortgage of the property. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Cuvillier, P. A. Correspondence, 1825-1826. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Personal and business correspondence. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Dansereau, Hercules, b. 1832. Account Books and Papers, 1807-1907 (bulk 1859-1906). 32 items, 5 ms. vols. Location: Misc:D, OS:D, F:16. Physician of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and a member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Order. Papers include two medical ledgers (1860-1906) and a daybook (1874-1875); a minute book of the Scottish Rite Thibodaux Lodge No. 13 (1859-1861); and a minute book of the Philharmonic Society of Thibodaux (1861). Some manuscript volumes in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 823.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Performing arts    
  • Daquin, Louis. Document, 1835 March 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Bill of sale (notarized copy) for the sale of slaves belonging to the heirs of the Daquin estate in New Orleans to August Reggio of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 94.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Darby power of attorney, 1809 June 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Power of attorney from the Darby heirs of St. Martin Parish, La., giving power to their brother, Jean Darby St. Marc, to go to Baton Rouge to claim their mulatto slave Maria del Carmen and her four children, and to sell them at the greatest advantage to the heirs. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 95.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Daumer, Simon G. Power of attorney, 1838. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans. Power of attorney (notarized copy) of Simon Gabriel Daumer to John and Lubin Garnier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 96.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Davis, John. Document, 1839. 1 item [photofacsimile]. Location: Misc. Manager of the Orleans Theatre and the French Opera House in New Orleans. Last will of John Davis signed at Mandeville, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1048.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Performing arts    
  • Day, Anita G., Digital Prints. 2000. Forty (40) 5 inches X 7 inches digital prints, matted to 11 inches X 14 inches. Location: 91:3. The collection consists of 40 digital prints of images created at the 1999 Festivals Acadiens, an annual cultural event that began in 1972. The Lafayette Jaycees, along with the help of Rubber Boots, Inc., organize the principal components of Festivals Acadiens, including four separate festivals: Festival de Musique Acadienne; La Vie Cadienne Wetlands Folklife Festival; Heritage Pavilion, and; Bayou Food Festival. These festivals are held in Girard Park in Lafayette, Louisiana. The 1999 festival, during which these images were created, was held from Friday, September 17, through Sunday, September 19. These prints were part of the exhibition, "Preservation as Public Spectacle: Festivals Acadiens," displayed in Hill Memorial Library in 2000. Mss. 4993.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Cajuns    
  • Dayries, B. E. Family correspondence, 1829-1848. 8 items. Location: Misc. Residents of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence of members of the Dayries family, principally Mrs. Dayries, from Mont-de-Marsan, capital of Landes, France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1724.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • De Beguer, Emma. Letter, 1869. 1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of Baton Rouge. Personal letter by Miss de Beguer to a friend. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Women    
  • De Flandren, Jean B. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of land and house of Jean Baptiste De Flandren. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 103.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • De Forest, George. Collection, 1548, 1604-1945. 44 linear ft., 149 vols. Location: 77:35-49; 31:25-30; 31:35-36; 31:63-65; OS:D; 98. New Orleans bookseller. Collection of American (including Louisiana), British, French, Latin American, and other documents, covering a wide range of occupations, including writers, lawyers, soldiers, clergy, and scientists. Includes a group of British travel diaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • De la Roche Family Papers, 1834-1839. 4 items. Location: Misc. Papers include an account of Pierre de la Roche with T. F. Laville, a petition to the Probate Court in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, by the widow of Pierre regarding her husband's estate, and a letter from Madame Pierre de la Roche to her attorney. Letter in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • DeBlanc, Charles. Slave bills of sale and memorandum, 1835-1854. 3 items. Location: Misc:D. French-speaking slave owner of New Orleans. Papers include slave bills of sale of Charles DeBlanc to Auguste and Octave Reggio of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and an undated memorandum to Luis DeBlanc. Slave bills of sale in French, memorandum in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     Spanish-language    
  • DeClouet, Alexandre (Alexandre Etienne), 1812-1890. Family Papers, 1787-1905 (bulk 1855-1888). 1.2 linear ft. (150 items, 37 vols.). Location: U:181, J:5. Sugar planter, Confederate congressman, and state senator from St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Beginning in the 1860s, DeClouet was active in the White League, an organization opposed to rights for freedmen. Collection includes financial papers, legal documents, political papers, and correspondence. Financial records of Alexandre DeClouet and his son Paul document plantation management and labor issues. Political papers include White League materials. Some items in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 5-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 74, 258, 461, 756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Politics     African Americans    
  • Degruy, P. H. O. Document, 1844. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Bill of sale (notarized copy) for slaves sold to Madame Charles H. Delery of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 104.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Delelis, O. Leon. Scrapbook, 1843-1874. 1 ms. vol., 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:252, Mss. Mf.:D. Schoolmaster and writer of St. Martinville and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Scrapbook of manuscript writings and newspaper clippings, some pertaining to the Civil War and Reconstruction. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Delsarte, Francois Alexandre Nicolas, 1811-1871. Papers, 1811-1934 (bulk 1830-1899), undated. 1,448 items, 74 ms. Vols., 33 printed vols. Location: 35:82-95, OS:D. French educator, music and dramatic instructor, and originator of a widely recognized system of elocution. Professional papers contain materials relating to the study of pantomime; notes and manuscripts of writings by Delsarte's pupils, William Alger and James MacKaye, together with studies of the Delsarte system by S. S. Curry, Claude Shaver, and others. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1301.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Demolliens, Alexander. Papers, 1839, 1840. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Paris, France. Papers pertain to the settlement of an account of Fran?ois Verrier, merchant of New Orleans, and include a power of attorney to Aumont Thieville & Company, Paris, and a letter to John and Lubin Garnier, New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Depoux letter, [1834]. 1 item [typescript copy]. Location: Misc. Letter describing the circumstances of the attempted assassination of Mme. de Pontalba by her father-in-law, who in turn killed himself. Typescript of an original at Tulane University. In French, translated. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 949.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Derouen, Eloi Joseph. Notebook, 1844-1896, 1914. 1 ms. vol. on microfilm. Location:Mss. Mf.:D Cattleman of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Notebook containing genealogical data for the Derouen and Primeaux families; records of cattle markings and sales; a register of births of slaves; and a few daybook entries of accounts. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1953.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Despau, Marie S. C. Document, 1799. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Request of Marie Carriere Despau for separation from her husband, Guillaume Despau of Opelousas, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Dissard Letter, 1805. 1 item. Location: Misc. Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, New Orleans. Letter from Mr. Dissard to A. Douce, head of the Lodge in Lafayette, Louisiana, about raising a subscription for a monument to George Washington. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 116.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Dodard, Jean, Mrs. Document, 1832. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of Bordeaux, France. Power of attorney given to attorney, John Garnier, by Mrs. Jean Dodard to sell her slaves. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Dolhonde, Anthony. Receipt, 1834 April 10. 1 item. Location: Misc. Tax receipt by A. Cruzat for payment of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, taxes. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Donaldsonville document, 1938. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Reprint of first charter granted Donaldsonville, Louisiana, March 25, 1813, issued as a broadside for the 125th anniversary celebration in 1938. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 119.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dornier, Jules. Account, 1859. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. A fragment of an account for items purchased from Jules Dornier of St. James Parish, La.. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 120.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Douglas, Lady Jane. Document, 1749. 1 item. Location: OS:D. Resident of Scotland. Document dealing with the family squabble between Lady Jane Douglas and her brother, and to the question as to whether the two children of Lady Jane and her husband Colonel John Stewart were born of Lady Jane in Rheims, France, or were adopted. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1691.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Doussan Family Papers, 1827-1872. 94 items. Location: U:300. Correspondence, financial papers, and personal papers of members of the Doussan family (primarily Antoine Doussan, Louise Perrin Doussan, and Auguste Doussan) of East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana, and France. Correspondence of Charles de Rabars of Bordeaux, France, is also included, as is a letter from General Baron Joachim Ambert. Most documents reflect the Doussans' planting operations in West Baton Rouge Parish; their financial and legal transactions in Louisiana and France; family activities, interests, and concerns; and the experience of French emigres in Louisiana as they encountered Anglo-American culture and society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Dreux, Marie N. Document, 1801. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans. Will of Marie N. Dreux. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 122.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Drouillard, Jean Baptiste. Family Papers, 1794-1901, undated. 165 items. Location: S:121 and Mss. Mf: D. Planter of Santo Domingo and of New Orleans. Letters and documents concern labor and economic conditions on Santo Domingo after the rise to power of Toussaint l'Ouverture in 1793, and the lives of exiles from the island who resettled in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2590.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Duboscq, Madame Dumon. Item, undated . 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Request from Duboscq, first name unknown, that Maccartie obtain some information concerning Madame Dumon and provide it to a merchant in Nantes. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Duplantier, Armand Letters, 1796-1807. 4 items. Location: Misc.:D. Armand Duplantier was a planter and owner of Magnolia Mound Plantation, La. Letters (in French) detail plantation life during the post-Revolutionary period, while referencing social and business life in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4914.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Duplantier, Armand Family Letters, 1777-1859. 95 items. Location: D:62. Armand Duplantier was a planter and owner of Magnolia Mound Plantation, La. Duplantier Family Letters contain items from four generations of the Duplantier family, including Armand Duplantier, his uncle Claude Trénonay, Armand’s son Armand Allard Duplantier, and granddaughter Amélie Augustine Duplantier Peniston. The letters relate to Louisiana under the French, Spanish, and Americans and the economic, political, and social conditions attendant on transitioning among the three powers; commerce with France; the succession of Trénonay; attitudes about the French Revolution; slavery and plantation matters; family news such as illness, births, deaths, and the education of Duplantier’s children; and travels in France by Amélie Duplantier. Mss. 5060.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Medicine     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Dupre and Metoyer and Company. Account book, 1830-1837, 1873. 1 vol. Location: F:15. General merchandise store in Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, owned by Emanuel Dupre and J. B. D. Metoyer, free African Americans. Inventory of stock of Dupre and Metoyer and Company. An entry in 1873 records a mortgage due to Oscar Dubreuil. Copies of songs and drawings by Leatter Dupre are included in the back of the book. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 834.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Dupuy, Helene. Diary, 1861-1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Typewritten copy of a diary kept by Helene Dupuy during the Civil War. The diary mentions Louisiana Confederate units and Union activity around Donaldsonville. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Duralde, Martin. Affidavit, 1795 Nov. 27. 1 affidavit. Location: Misc. Martin Duralde was captain of the militia and civil and military commandant of the Post of Opelousas, La. This affidavit concerns a 14-year-old debt for 200 piastres owed to Pierre Broussard by the late Jean Baptiste Grevenbert. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Duran document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Document dealing with property in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 102.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Duranton, Jean B. Papers, 1841. 3 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Bordeaux, France. Papers of Jean Baptiste Duranton include a power of attorney to John Garnier and registrations of the succession of his wife, Galathee E. Duranton. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 129.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ellis, Hazel. Family Papers, 1848-1938 (bulk 1903-1911). 5,451 items, 15 vols. Location: U:67-90, G:1. Hazel and Nellie Ellis were members of the Caswell Prewitt Ellis family of Montgomery, Alabama, and New Orleans. Personal papers of the Ellis family include financial records, legal documents, photographs, and correspondence. Most correspondence relates to family matters, health, and social events including Hazel's trip abroad in 1902. Much of the correspondence dated 1905 pertains to social events related to Hazel as Queen of Mardi Gras. Other letters are those of suitors written to Hazel and Nellie. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Ellzey, Cecil C., 1919 or 20-1999. Papers, 1944, 1983-1989. 5 items. Location: Misc. Colonel Cecil C. Ellzey, a native of Tylertown, Miss., and resident of Franklinton, La., served as an aerial reconnaissance pilot for the Eighth Infantry Division's artillery in Europe during World War II. These papers primarily concern Ellzey's encounter with Soviet soldiers in 1945. Some items in French and Russian. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Erre, Louise. Papers, 1891-1892. 35 items. Location: U:120. A group of letters collected by Madame Louise Erre, and a letter from her to Charles Lasseigne, editor of Le Meschacebe, about the possibility of his using them in his journal. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 739.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Etienne, Thomas François. Record book, 1845-1861. 1 vol. Location: B:16. Record book of Thomas François Etienne of St. Mary Parish, La., is a source of information on life and economy of the Attakapas area of Louisiana during the 1840s and 1850s. It contains entries of sales and accounts at Etienne's store and diary entries, including the planting of a garden according to the phases of the moon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2161For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • Evans, J. Bruce, Papers, 1614-2005 (bulk 1930-1990). 31.5 linear ft., 26 v. Location: 92:82-109; OS:E; J:34-35; Vault:1. Baptist minister, religious counselor and civil rights activist. Correspondence, church records, sermons, workshop materials, printed items, photographs and audio tapes reflect Evans's ministerial career in Baton Rouge, La., at First Baptist Church and Fellowship Church. Personal papers [some items in French], business records and genealogical material document the ancestry of Evans and his wife, Anita Louise, and provide insight into the personal lives of family members. Papers also furnish histories of Bienville and Natchitoches parishes and Saline, La., and relate to Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve and to Dormon's activities as a naturalist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women    
  • Fadenville, Marie. Papers, 1874-1879. 27 items. Location: U:120. Letters from Marie Fadenville to her husband in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Febles, Jose R. Papers, 1818, 1849. 2 items. Location: Misc. Surveyor. Papers include a certification of a survey of Camarioca (1818) and an anonymous letter (typed copy) to the French consul at Pensacola, Florida, pertaining to improvements of the government's system of bonded warehouses (1849). In Spanish and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 609.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Filhiol, Juan. Papers, 1794-1881. 18 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: A:31, Mss.Mf:F. Commandant at Fort Miro, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, during the period of Spanish governance. Collection contains transcriptions of letters (1794, 1796) from Baron de Carondelet and Marquis de Maison Rouge concerning land claims in Ouachita Parish. Other documents deal with immigrants to Louisiana and a transfer of property in 1836. French transcriptions and English translations, written by G. Filhiol, date from 1842. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2438.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fleury, Hippolyte de Saint-Anthoine, comte de. Letters, 1850, 1882. 2 letters. Location: Misc. Two letters to Hippolyte de Saint-Anthoine, comte de Fleury, a French poet and secretary-general of the Institut d’Afrique in Paris, a French abolitionist group. Letters from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to Paris, France, discuss the Institut d’Afrique, Fleury’s poetry, and other matters. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Focillon, Henri, 1881-1943. Letter, 1923 January 4. 1 item. Location: Misc. Professor at the Sorbonne, art critic, and authority on Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Brief letter to an associate. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Fontenette, Jacques. Document, 1812. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Will (copy) of Jacques Fontenette. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 146.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Forcelle, Francois O. Letter. 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Personal letter inviting the parish priest to dinner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Forstall, Nicolas. Letter, 1790. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Spanish colonial official in New Iberia. Official letter from Nicolas Forstall to Estevan Miro requesting authorization and funds to repair a road to New Orleans in the vicinity of Bayou Courtableu. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 382.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Fouque, Gabriel. Account book, 1838-1846. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc. Native of France and teacher in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Accounts of Gabriel Fouque. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1724.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Fouque, Gabriel. Correspondence, 1831-1852. 16 items. Location: Misc. Native of France and teacher in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from members of his family and friends in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Fourchy, Alexandre Francois, 1787-1854. Family Papers, ca. 1848-1908, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Spanish-language    
  • French cooking recipes, circa 1900-1950. 58 items. Location: E:Imprints. Copies of handwritten recipes printed on cards. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1915.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • French consular and diplomatic documents, 1786-1822. 4 items. Location: Misc.:F. Documents from the French consulates of New York City and Baltimore, Maryland, pertaining to commercial and other interests of French citizens; and a draft of a communique (1822) from the French charge d'affairs in the United States. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1186.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • French House Collection, 1974-1991. 0.5 linear ft. Location: W:7. The French House (La Maison Française) at Louisiana State University opened in September 1935 to house selected advanced French-language students to live immersed in French language and culture. The collection consists of three scrapbooks documenting the history of the house compiled by Gertrude M. Beauford and four oral history interviews with Anita Olivier Morrison, head resident of the house between 1935 and 1958. Mss. 2760, 3018A.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • French Society of New Orleans. Papers, 1851-1947 (bulk 1872-1891). 5 items, 7 vols. Location: U:114, F:8. New Orleans organization. Certified copies of minutes of meetings of the General Assembly of the French Society of New Orleans (Société Française de Bienfaisance et D'Assistance Mutuelle), forerunner to L'athénée louisianais, as well as minute book of the Committee of Thirty, registers of tombs, and printed histories and reports. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 318, 1012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Gaaton, C. Letter, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from C. Gaaton reproaching a friend for his lack of confidence in the future payment of interest. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 151.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Garland, Henry Lastrapes, 1826-1908. Papers, 1778-1940 (bulk 1860-1940). 804 items. Location: 79:94, Vault MRDF 2, Vault:1. Lawyer and landowner of Opelousas, Louisiana. Correspondence, land documents, and legal and business documents of Garland and his wife Celeste. Papers include a legal agreement in French (1778), letters of Confederate civilians, materials relating to St. Landry Parish schools, and materials on railroads in the state. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3087.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Transportation    
  • Garnier, John and Lubin. Papers, 1820-1859, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     African Americans    
  • Gasparin, Agenor de, 1810-1871. Letters. 1862-1871. 57 items. Location: U:100. French statesman, philanthropist, and writer on religion and abolition. Letters to the American translator of his books discussing the American editions and commenting on American politics, Abraham Lincoln, abolition, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     Politics     African Americans    
  • Gayarre, Charles E. A., 1805-1895. Papers, 1781, 1830-1907 (bulk 1830-1895). 276 items, 4 vols. And 6 ms. Vols., 1 mf reel. Location: UU:124-132, Vault, Mss.Mf:G. Louisiana plante, statesman, jurist and historian. Papers pertain to Gayarré's association with Confederate leader J.D.B. DeBow, his literary career, and the management of his business affairs. Also included is personal correspondence of Gayarré's wife, Anne Shadie Sullivan Buchannon, with members of the William Woodson King family. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women     Spanish-language    
  • Gayarre, Charles, 1805-1895. Journals, 1835-1872 (bulk 1835-1868). 1 item, 5 vols. Location: Vault 7, Mss. Mf.:G. Louisiana planter, statesman, jurist and historian. A manuscript copy of Gayarre's 'History of Louisiana." written in French (ca. 1835). The five manuscript volumes (in French and English) contain historical notes, excerpts of letters and documents, and agricultural notes, with the fifth volume containing a draft of the biography of General Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4688.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Gayarre, Charles, 1805-1895. Collection, 1720-1895 (bulk 1845-1857). 588 items, 6 vols. Location: U:124-132, Valut: 7, Mss.Mf:G. Louisiana planter, statesman, jurist and historian. Plantation and business records, legal documents, historical and political writings, and personal correspondence of Gayarré. The collection indicates national and state political sentiment and activities and records Gayarré's career as a historian and political analyst and the founding of Louisiana's state library. Partly in French, Spanish and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 156.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Politics     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Gendron, Charles E. Papers, 1879-1914. 780 items, 27 ms. vols. Location: C:53, H:23, O:4, 98:G. Storekeeper of Edgard, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, and agent for the Mississippi Packet Company. Papers mostly pertain to Gendron's work as an agent for the Mississippi Packet Company, including cashbooks, account books, and ledgers. Some personal papers are included. Collection contains French and English copies of the newspapers Le Meschacebe (1908-1912) and L'Observateur (1913). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 988, 1199.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Gentil, Fran?ois J. Class roll book, 1853. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Professor at Louisiana College, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Roll book containing names, attendance records, and grades of students. Caricatures are drawn on the pages throughout the book and initialed 'J. G.'. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 676.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Gentil, Jean-Sylvain. Papers, 1874-1902. 74 items. Location: W:15. Native of France and Louisiana poet, teacher, journalist, and publisher of Le Rappel Louisianais in Convent, Louisiana. Papers consist of handwritten, proof copies, and newspaper clippings of poetry by Jean-Sylvain Gentil. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1336.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Gilcreast, William. Document, 1793. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Liquidation of a mortgage of property of William Gilcreast held by Joseph Roy of Opelousas Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Girard, Jeanne F. Letters, 1893-1899. 3 items. Location: Misc.:G. Proprietor of the Hotel La Sarge in Pawhuska, Oklahoma Territory. Transcriptions and translations of two letters of Jeanne F. Girard to her brother, Albin Regnier; and a letter of Joe A. Regnier, son of Albin Reginier, written from Dallas, Texas, to his sister Anne. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 968.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Girard, M. D. Account books, 1847-1874. 2 vols. Location: G:8. French teacher in New Orleans. Journal recording pupils and income received for her lessons; record book including lectures contributed by members of her salon in 1865, and questions and answers asked at seances which she conducted. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 502.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Education     Women    
  • Girard, William. Notebook, 1885-1888. 1 vol. Location: G:8. Notebook of William Girard containing material covered in his lectures on history. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 158.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Girault, Auguste, ca. 1790-. Papers, 1808-1845. 12 items. Location: Misc., OS:G. Music professor in New Orleans. Girault (earlier known as Giraud) was a native of Nantes, France. Papers include passports, a discharge from military service, and correspondence, among it a letter from Dulisse Alleye recalling two years spent in prison with Girault. In French, one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1145.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Performing arts     Spanish-language    
  • Girod, Joseph. Papers, 1816-1899 (bulk 1830-1880). 588 items, 6 ms. Vols. Location: U:133, G:8. Native of France and planter of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, and nephew of Nicholas Girod, first elected mayor of New Orleans. Joseph Girod's brother, Francois Girod, lived in Paris, France, and New Orleans. Papers include letters from Francois Girod, some of them related to the estate of Nicholas Girod, which provided for the aid of New Orleans orphans of French parentage. Plantation journals (1838-1877) and a letter book (1825-1832) are also included. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 838, 853.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Godet, Desire. Papers, 1826-1881. 66 items. Location: U:133. French-speaking cotton planter of Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters to his parents, brother, and sister in Rouen, France. There are also bills, statements, and receipts from Opelousas merchants and statements of account with A. A. Mouton, Planters' and Merchants Agency. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 159.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Gottschalk, Louis Moreau. Letter, circa 1850-1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana composer and musician. Letter to 'Mon cher Antony' introducing Louisa Scheibel, a pupil of Gottschalk. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1454.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Goudeau, Edme. Family Papers, 1670-1811, 1956. 15 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:G. Residents of La Rochelle, France. Fran?ois and Pierre Goudeau were medical doctors of colonial Louisiana. Documents and accompanying notes consisting of medical commissions (1670-1722) granted members of the Goudeau family; and governmental orders and permissions (1756-1811) of Fran?ois Goudeau and Pierre Goudeau. In French and Spanish with translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1377.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Spanish-language    
  • Gras-Lauzin Family Papers, 1783-1917 (bulk 1783-1866). 1 linear ft. Location: U:152-153. Don Antonio Gras was an early settler, merchant, and shipper of Baton Rouge and Natchez, Mississippi. Others in the family included Lewis Valentin Foelekel and Dr. Jean Lauzin. Papers include financial records of Antonio Gras and Lewis Foelekel; a thesis of Dr. Jean Lauzin (Paris, 1832); and personal letters from friends of the Lauzin family who lived in France. Collection also includes Civil War letters from Francis F. Palms, a Confederate soldier, and others to Henrietta Lauzin. Some items in the collection are in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Civil War     Education     Spanish-language    
  • Grima, Alfred. Papers, 1863-1868 (bulk 1864-1866). 68 items. Location: U:154. Personal letters by Alfred Grima from Richmond, Mobile, Paris, London, Cairo, and New Orleans, to members of his family in New Orleans and Augusta. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 816.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Grima, Edgar. Letter Book, 1899-1900. 1 vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:G, Vault:60. New Orleans, Louisiana, attorney and notary. Letter book contains correspondence relating to civil cases, finances, property, land sale, and the settlement of personal estates. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1804.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Grima, Felix. Drafts, 1852. 5 items. Location: Misc. Drafts payable to Miss B. A. Martin and signed by F[eli]x Grima. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gros, Cypriere. Papers, 1843, 1845. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Lascallagne, France, and owner and Louisiana property owner. Papers of Cypriere Gros include a power of attorney for the sale of houses (1843) and a letter to Lubin Garnier concerning house rents (1845). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 167.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Guillory, Claude. Slave bill of sale 1783. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Opelousas Parish, Louisiana. Sale of slave (in French) by Claude Guillory of the Opelousas District to Jacques Michel and Jacques Gomez. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Guillot, Jean. Family Papers, 1787-1863 (bulk 1803-1863). 50 items. Location: C:45. Farmer in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes legal, land, and tax papers, and receipts. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Guion, Lewis, 1838-1920. Record books, 1859-1865. 2 vols. Location: U:238. Lawyer, Confederate officer, sugar planter. Francis T. Nicholls. Two record books, one containing law examination questions from the University of Virginia, French language notes, and cash entries. The second is an official record book of Louisiana 26th Infantry Regiment, Col H. Some notes in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Sugar    
  • Guiramand, Morel. Papers, 1821, 1825. 2 items. Location: Misc. Judge and resident of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence of Judge Guiramond of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, regarding serving papers to witnesses and defendents. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Habert receipt, 1830. 1 item. Location: Misc. Receipt from C. Genois, Faubourg, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hacker, P. Correspondence, 1830-1831. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from Hacker written from St. James Parish and Iberville Parish, Louisiana, to his wife, Emilie, telling of sending money and produce; commenting on business conditions and the high rate of interest in the city; and requesting news of his family. Included is a letter from Charles Maillot to P. Hacker requesting permission to marry Hacker's daughter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Halgan, Etienne. Papers, 1834-1837. 5 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Paris, France. Papers pertaining to Halgan's marriage to Adeline Wilson and including a property settlement, marriage contract, and powers of attorney. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 168.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hall, Edward. Papers, 1826-1829. 7 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Letters to Hall from friends. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Hall, George Otis. Family Papers, 1856-1900, 1990, undated (bulk 1856-1880). 0.7 linear ft. Location: T:54. George Otis Hall and his wife Charlotte Emma LeDoux Hall, owners of Magnolia Mound, a sugar and indigo plantation in Baton Rouge. From 1860 on they lived in England and Europe. Papers include correspondence, photographs, social invitations, and newspaper clippings. Topics include the education of the Hall children in Louisiana and Europe, the family's resettlement in Europe, and Magnolia Mound. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4320.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Hansen, Eduard T. (Eduard Theodor). Diary and writings, 1864-1868. 2 vols., 1 microfilm reel. Location: M:20, Mss. Mf:H. Native of Luxembourg who was discharged from the Confederate army in the Civil War and subsequently joined the U.S. Army as a member of the 2nd Missouri Light Artillery, stationed in Louisiana and then as part of the Powder River Expedition. Diary records Hansen's enlistment and service in the U.S. Army in Louisiana and in the Great Plains. It includes copies of letters received by Hansen as well as prose and poetry. In English, German, and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 758.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     German-language    
  • Hardin, J. Fair, 1893-1940. Collection, 1718-1939. 2,225 items, 17 vols. Location: S-29-36, P-2, 78:66, OS:H, Map Case, 98:H, Vault:3. Shreveport attorney, vice president of the Louisiana Historical Society, and author of historical articles and a three-volume history of Northwest Louisiana. Collection contains correspondence, articles, copies of speeches, research materials and related papers pertaining to historical sites or events. Included are Civil War letters, Confederate money and notes, and research notes on the Red River campaign. Also included are two bound manuscript volumes: J. W. Sims letter book (1863-1864) and a minute book (1904-1911). Earlier materials relate to Indian agents and the Caddo Indians in northwest Louisiana and settlement and land claims in the area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Jews     Spanish-language    
  • Hart-Bonnecaze-Duncan Family Papers, 1775-1949 (bulk 1840-1875, 1905-1940). 2 linear ft., 2 mf reels. Location: T:18, OS:H, Mss.Mf:B. Baton Rouge families related by marriage. Leon Bonnecaze was a businessman and French consular agent; Samuel Hart was the first chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department; Robert Hart served as Baton Rouge mayor in 1898-1902. Papers include correspondence and writings; legal records; financial records; ephemera; sheet music; and photographs. Papers provide some information on civilian conditions in the Civil War and on the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3371, 4208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Performing arts     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Hasselmans, Louis, 1878-1957. Papers, 1825-1945. 116 items, 4 printed vols. Location: U:156, 11:10, Mss.MF:H. Musician and conductor of the Opera comique in Paris, France, and in Montreal, Canada; the Chicago Civic Opera; and the Metropolitan Opera (as director of French repertory). He later was professor of music at LSU. Collection includes papers and photographs of Louis Hasselmans and papers of his grandfather, Joseph Hasselmans, a native Belgian who conducted orchestras in Strasbourg and Marseilles, France. Partly in French. Some digital images of photographs are available on the digital library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Performing arts    
  • Hebert, Raphael. Family Papers, 1827-1960 (bulk: 1861-1960). Size: 3.5 linear ft. Location: S:137-140, OS:H. Raphael Hebert family of West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes (La.). Collection is primarily papers of Raphael Hebert and his children Joseph Guy, Noel, and Marguerite, a school teacher. Correspondence, financial / legal papers, personal papers, printed items. And photographic materials reflect the family's involvement in civic, educational, and religious affairs and includes letters from Melanie Hebert while at student at St. Basil's in Plaquemine in the 1870s, as well as a few Civil War letters. Also included are records from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 4769.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Religion     Women    
  • Hedat, Jean. Affadavit, 1844. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Affadavit in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hello, Henri. Papers, 1937. 2 items, 1 pamphlet. Location: Misc.:H. French author and nephew of Ernest Hello. Letter from Henri Hello referring to the preparation of a bibliography of the works of Ernest Hello, and an autographed copy of a reprint of the preface in Abbe Cauwes' Ernest Hello (Paris, 1937). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2057.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Helluin, Pierre Firmin. Letters. 1838-1855. 1 vol. Location: C:21. Native of France and trade store owner in Napoleonville, Louisiana. Collection contains photocopies of original letters written by Helluin to relatives in France and later transcriptions of them. Genealogical information and photocopied church records are also included. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4649.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Henriot, Jérôme. Poem, circa 1893-1900. 1 item (photocopy). Location: Misc.:H. Poem entitled 'L'ouragan de la Cheniere Caminada' describes destruction of a Louisiana village by a hurricane in October 1893, and lists names of some of the victims. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2611.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Hero, Andrew J., Jr. b. 1839. Family Papers, 1829-1905 (bulk 1840-1890). 1.1 linear ft. (599 items, 2 ms. Vols., 4 printed vols.). Location: U:160, O:1, OS:H. Captain in the Washington Artillery of the Confederate army, and land owner and agent in Louisiana and Texas. Papers include correspondence, financial, professional, and political papers and photographs that document Hero's career and personal life. Includes some items in Spanish and in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 7-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 976, 977, 994, 1030, 1039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Spanish-language    
  • Hicky, Philip, 1778-1859. Daniel and Philip Hicky Papers, 1667, 1762-1846 (bulk 1814-1815). 33 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:103, Vault., Mss.Mf:H. Planter of Hope Estate Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Hicky built the first sugar mill in East Baton Rouge Parish in 1814. Collection is comprised of official papers pertaining to the West Florida controversy and the Battle of New Orleans; correspondence; personal papers of Philip Hicky; papers of Daniel Hicky, including family and business correspondence; memorandums; and a Spanish ordinance and instructions concerning wills. Papers also contain French military orders and letters from Carlos de Grand-Pre some of which Kemper rebellion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 720, 2007, 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Sugar     Spanish-language    
  • Honore Daigre û Adelaide Hebert. Sale, 1856, November 17. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Huguet, Adolphe H. (Adolphe Hiram), 1837-1928, Family Papers, 1850-1973. 13 items; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:255, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. Related families of Adolphe H. Huguet and William S. Pike were influential in the economy and politics of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Papers include scrapbooks, correspondence, death notices, photographs, legal papers, and other materials relating to the Huguet and Pike families in Louisiana, as well as to their relatives living in Spain and France. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Iberville Parish (La.) Parish Court. Probate sale, 1837 February 14. 1 item. Location: Misc:P. A broadside for a probate sale to take place March 1837 in the Parish of Iberville (La.) for the estate of Robert Loyd. The items to be auctioned include the undivided half of a plantation, livestock, and slaves. Slaves are listed by name and their age. The item is signed by John Dutton, Parish Judge. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4892.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Ile De France. Broadside, circa 18th or early 19th century. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Merchant's broadside announces the opening of a business house in the port of Nouvelle-Orleans on the French Indian Ocean colony of Ile de France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Innerarity, John. Papers, 1800-1854. 48 items. Location: B:50. Vice Consul of France at Pensacola, Florida, and a member of the firm John Forbes and Company, which engaged in trade with Native Americans along the Gulf Coast. Correspondence documents shipment of goods, accounts, and purchases of slaves for a plantation in Georgia.Letters relating to Innerarity's French consular service (1835-1853) discuss land claims, political appointments, and the Mexican War. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1271, 1273.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     African Americans     Spanish-language    
  • Jacob Family Papers, 1805-1836, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jacotot Institute. Report, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. Institute for young men in New Orleans. School report signed by Louis Caboche, director of the Jacotot Institute. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education    
  • Johnson (Alfred Grima) Family Papers, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 0.6 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Plantations     Religion     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Johnson, Charles Andrew, 1818-1896. Papers, 1832-1896 (bulk 1858-1894). 514 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: UU:65, OS:J. Native of New Haven, Connecticut, and a lawyer in New Orleans. Johnson served as a judge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana (1843) and in 1855 began a partnership in a New Orleans firm. Collection contains passports, letters (1858), military passes (1863-1864), a receipt for bonds (1864), bank checks (1866-1869), and two letters and a newspaper clipping (1873) relating to lawsuits of Johnson. Some letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Johnson, William T. Family Papers, 1793-1937 (bulk 1830-1870). 1,323 items, 58 ms. Vols., 5 printed vols. Location: U:161, O:24, 65, TC. African-American barber and planter of Natchez. Personal papers, commercial records, diaries, and music of the Johnson family reflecting the condition of cultured and educated free persons of color both before and after the Civil War. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 1-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 529, 561, 597, 770, 926, 1093.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     Spanish-language    
  • Joly, Auguste. Document, 1811. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale (notarized copy) of slaves by Auguste Joly to Louis C. deBlanc of Attakapas. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 190.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Joly, Marianne Webb. Certificate, 1832. 1 item. Location: Misc.J. Copy of birth and baptismal certificate (1802) of Marianne Webb Joly from the records of St. John the Baptist Church, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Jones, Mary C. Notebooks, 1891-1893. 2 vols. Location: G:21. Resident of New Orleans. Notebooks (1891-1893) of Mary C. Jones containing literary material. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 192.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Jourdan, Noel. Letter, 1828. 1 item. Location: Misc.:J. Resident of New Orleans. Personal letter from Noel Jourdan to his cousin. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Selected Papers, 1864, 1883-1933, undated. 942 items. Location: UU:23, Mss.Mf:K, Vault:11. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life, and some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Correspondence pertains to her literary career. Paper also include a copy of an order issued by Richard Taylor concerning the Battle of Mansfield (1864), a program for the memorial service for Jefferson Davis held in New Orleans (1903), and manuscript notes concerning the federal occupation of New Orleans. Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora Gorencees discuss WWI. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Kleinpeter, George, b. 1800. Family Papers, 1804-1918. 0.3 linear ft. (85 items; 3 vols.). Location: B:40, OS:K. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 11. Farmer of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He and Augustine Daigre married about 1830 and had at least four children, William, George Augustin, Alice, and Josephine. Papers include Civil War letters from William and George Augustin to their mother; legal documents; and miscellaneous family papers. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 864, 1029.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Baton Rouge     Spanish-language    
  • Kleinpeter, Joseph, b. 1798. Family Papers, 1817-1895. 51 items, 2 vols. Location: C:63, OS:K, J:6, 99:. Sugar planter of Variety Plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers include land records, slave sales, mortgages, and succession documents. A record book includes entries of slave births (1822-1852). There are also Civil War military papers and two Bureau of Refugees labor contracts (1865-1866). Some items in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 9. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1241.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Kowalski, G. Papers, 1839-1841 . 5 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Bordeaux, France. Letters from G. Kowalski to Jean and Lubin Garnier, New Orleans, concerning wine shipments and business conditions. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Transportation    
  • L'Athénée Louisianais. Papers, 1876-1919. 570 items, vols. Location: UU:86. Society founded in 1876 to perpetuate French language and culture, successor to the French Society of New Orleans. Collection consisting of official correspondence and related items of the society. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • La Clair, Fusellier de. Conveyance, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of property by Fusellier de la Clair to Jacques Chaperon. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 204.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • La Coste, Marie Louise. Receipts, 1803. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Receipts for payment of rent. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • La Cour, Antoine. Slave bill of sale, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale (notarized copy) of a slave by Antoine la Cour to Eugene Rochereau. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 205.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • La Freniere, Nicolas C. de. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Act of sale for land sold by Nicolas C. de la Freniere to Helen Fasende Laissard, New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 207.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • La Houssaye, Sidonie de, 1821-1894. Papers, [between 1880-1894]. 21 vols. And 4 microfilm reels. Location: F:17, Mss. Mf.:L. French Louisiana author of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Manuscript drafts of short stories (in French) written by Madame Sidonie de la Houssaye : Volumes 1 and 2: L'etoile d'argent. Volume 2: Le fort de Keronec; Une paire de gants; Une poupee d'autrefois; Les fleurs et les bijoux de la grand'mere; Rose Blanche; Les petits vagabonds; Volume 3 Mythologies des petits enfants; Volume 4: George Gerard.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans     Women     Cajuns    
  • La Poype, Jean Fran?ois, Marquis de. Letter, 1803 March 17. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. General de Division (1793), Baron of the Empire (1812), and Officer of the Legion d'Honneur (1814); served in Saint-Domingue the Haitian Revolution. Letter to Admiral La Touche Treville telling of plans to send his wife and children back to France and requesting advice on how to send them. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3134.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • La Villebeuvre, Jean Ursin. Family Papers, 1806-1917 (bulk 1840-1880). 1,025 items, 39 vols. Location: W:91-92, J:4. Jean Ursin La Villebeuvre and his son, Eli Faurault La Villebeuvre, New Orleans commission merchants. Papers of the la Villebeuvre and the related Jourdain, Forstall, Roman, Peters, and Hyman families of New Orleans. Collection includes business and legal records as well as some family and personal papers. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 812, 1208..For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Lacour Family papers, 1828, 1831. 2 items. Location: Misc.L. Acts of conveyance of sale of slaves to Pierre Lacour, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana (1828) and sale of land to Villery B. Lecour, Natchitoches Parish (1831). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Lafayette, Marquis de. Papers, 1817, 1830, 1848. 3 items. Location: Misc.:L. French reformer and participant in the American Revolution. Thank-you notes by the Marquis de Lafayette, and his son, George Washington Lafayette; and a letter by Lafayette's grandson, Oscar Lafayette. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1541.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lafon, Barthélémy, 1769-1820. Territoire d'Orleans. Comte d'Orleans. Quartier, de la concession [a Lancelot Pearson, par] A. Trouhard, commissionne par Barthelemy Lafon, 1807. Translation: Territory of Orleans. County of Orleans. Neighborhood of the concession [to Lancelot Pearson by] A. Trouhard. Commissioned by Barthlemy Lafon. 1 map. Location: OS:T. Hand painted, manuscript copy of original map and deed of land grant (1807) to Lancelot Pearson, attested to in a note by Barthelemy Lafon, Deputy Surveyor. Hand-written note signed by Lafon on 18 Feb. 1818, shows transfer of property to Nicolas Reggio, such transfer recorded in Register H. Book 8 and signed by H.B. Cenas, Register. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4833.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Lakanal, Joseph, 1762-1845. Papers, 1793-1834. 22 items. Location: Misc.:L, vault :12. French educator, political figure; appointed president of the College of Orleans in Aug. 1822. Papers conprised primarily of correspondence. Correspondents include General Lafayette, Antoine Lavoisier, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Daubenton and Sebastien Chamfort. Letter to Monsieur Arnault, member of the Institute of Paris, jjustifies Lakanal's resignation as president of the College of Orleans. Another relates to the punishment of young slave and problems of master-slave relations. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 244, 1312, 2107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     African Americans    
  • Lamarque, Charles. Slave bill of sale, 1850 August 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of a female slave, Rosa, by Charles Lamarque to Henry Rance. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     Women    
  • Lambremont, John D. Family papers, 1841-1978. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Lanaux, George. George Lanaux and Family Papers, 1830-1915. 3 linear ft. (3,100 items). Location: UU:61-63, J:9, OS:L, 104-105. Planter of Bellevue Plantation in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and later president of the New Orleans Insurance Association. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, and photographs documenting the Lanaux family, plantation management, slave holdings, and land sales. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 11-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     African Americans     Jews    
  • Lanaux, Mrs. Arnold. Papers, 1810-1837. 8 items. Location: OS:L. Resident of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to the mortgage of lands and slaves from the estate of Arnold Lanaux, including an inventory of the estate of George Rixner (1810) and documents of the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana (1836). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Landry (Theodore E. and Lou Bird) Papers, 1931-1984. 15,000 items. Location: Z:30-31, Z:33, 43:26-28, 43:30-34, 82, 104-105. Landscape architects in Port Allen, La., Theodore E. and Lou Bird Landry were active in projects to restore plantation gardens to historical accuracy and donated their services to landscape churches in the Baton Rouge diocese. Personal and professional papers include correspondence, lectures, scrapbooks, and client files comprised of drawings, plans, photographs and color slides relating to landscape architecture. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 3771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Religion    
  • Landry Family Papers, 1837-1900. 466 items, 12 vols. Location: U:198, G:15. Residents of Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The majority of letters are personal and are written by various members of the family, including some relatives from Quebec. The later correspondence has a good percentage of business letters. The documents include bills, reciepts, and sugar sales. Some in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 731.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Landry, Jeanne. Letter, 1888. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, sending New Year greetings. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Landry, Severin. Family Papers, 1838-1887 (bulk 1843-1882). 148 items, 2 vols. Location: U:199, G:15. Sugar planter of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes personal and family correspondence, business and financial records, plantation regulations, and a daybook (1846-1849) and journal (1846-1865) kept by Dufossard Landry recording sales of plantation produce. Chiefly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 210.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Landry-Pedesclaux family correspondence, 1806-1896. 38 items. Location: W:52. Related families of south Louisiana. Correspondence among members of these families in Louisiana and in the Northeast U.S. includes comments on business, national politics, and college life at Georgetown University and schools in Massachusetts. Some letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Lapanne, Jean, 1769-. Legion d'honneur certificate, 1820. 1 item. Location: OS.:L. Certificate bearing the signature of French King Louis XVIII. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3150.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Larose, Rosemond. Document, 1853. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of a slave of Rosemond Larose to Charles Lamarque, Jr., of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     Women    
  • Laurans, J. Account book, 1827-1828, 1836. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Ledger of a general merchandise store in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Laurans, Pierre. Act of sale, 1832. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Copy of an 1810 land conveyance in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, by Pierre Laurans to Joseph Descuirs. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Laurent Dupre. Affidavit, 1780. 1 item. Location: Misc:D. Affidavit by Derbonne regarding gambling by Jean Poiret and Pierre Decou at the home of a man named Nicolet. The affidavit was witnessed by several citizens and certified by Charles DeClouet. An annotation by Charles de Grand-Pre commandant of the Pointe Coupee District, and dated January 2, 1781, dismisses the case because it was not proved within the time required by statute. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4895.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • LeBlanc, Auguste. Family Papers, 1812-1866 (bulk 1859-1866). 5 items (includes 1 vol.). Location: Misc:L, G:16. Cotton planter on Happy Retreat Plantation near Grosse Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of documents relating to Octave LeBlanc of Plaquemines Parish and Louis LeBlanc of St. Martin Parish and a plantation record book kept by Auguste LeBlanc. The record books contains entries for daily work performed and slave assignments. Memoranda discuss runaway slaves in Baton Rouge with the federal army in the Civil War, an expense account of building materials used to construct the Grosse Tete Chapel, and accounts with neighbors. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 214.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Religion     African Americans    
  • LeBlanc, Sam A. Papers, 1921-1955 (bulk 1937-1955). 2,054 items. Location: E:59-62, UU:83, M:25, OS:L. Judge of the Twenty-third Judicial District Court (1921-1929) and of the Supreme Court of Louisiana (1949-1954). Personal papers of Judge LeBlanc reflecting his various civic and personal interests. Included are papers relating to the Chief Justice White Memorial Association and the Assumption Golf Club; speeches in French and English; and miscellaneous items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1395.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lebrai Brothers. Account book, 1829-1830. 1 vol. Location: G:15. Account book of the Lebrai Brothers, general merchandise firm of New Orleans, La. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 215.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Lebret & Hearsey. Record books, 1838-1875. 22 vols. Location: G:14. General merchandising firm in Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Peter Lebret was an owner and operator of Lebret & Hearsey. Manuscript volumes containing Lebret & Hearsey records include 12 journals (1838-1869); 9 ledgers (1842-1874); and an index. Part in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 216.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Lebret diary, 1858-1861, 1977 (bulk 1858-1861). 1 item, 1 vol. and 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault:12 and Mss.Mf:L. The Lebret family of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, La., was headed by Peter (a.k.a. Pierre) Lebret, French-born owner and operator of Lebret and Hearsey, a general merchandising firm in Bayou Sara, and Fancy Point Plantation. Diary, probably written by Peter Lebret's sister-in-law. She mentions caring for children and slaves, teaching children, sewing, housekeeping, business dealings in trying to purchase more land, Waterloo Plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, and local and family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Lebreton document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.L. Adjudication concerning a house and land of Mr. Lebreton to be sold to Mr. Guachinard, New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see onlie catalog. Mss. 217.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Lefevre, Paul. Letter file book, 1856-1859. 1 vol. (218 items). Location: F:8. Resident of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and apparently a drygoods merchant dealing in women's apparel and accessories. Business correspondence of Paul Lefevre and his wife from New Orleans and New York merchants. Included are a few letters from customers. In French.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 754.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Women    
  • LeFort letter, 1855. 1 item. Location: Misc:L. French publisher and author. Letter from LeFort in Paris, France, to G. V. Audubon in New York concering the publication of works by his father, John James Audubon, by French, German, Dutch, and Belgian publishers. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942. Papers, 1815-1955 (bulk 1918-1919). 17 items, including 1 vol. Location: U:116, Misc:L. Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute. Originally from Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana, Lejeune attended LSU before graduating from the Naval Academy. Papers document Lejeune's military career and include a citation for the Cross of the Commander of the Legion of Honor (in French) and biographical materials. An 1815 letter deals with the Battle of New Orleans. One item in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1690, 2553.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     LSU    
  • Leonard, Theodule. Papers, 1841-1896. 135 items. Location: C:55. Planter, tax collector, and sheriff of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and captain of Company O of the West Feliciana Regiment of the Louisiana Militia in the Civil War. Letters relate Confederate maneuvers around Columbus, Kentucky. Some papers and letters in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics    
  • Letter to Chs. [Charles] Biberon, 1856, Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc: L. Anonymous letter (in French, with English translation) that refers to the hurricane that struck Last Island, a barrier island south of Houma, La., in August 1856. Letter mentions the effect of the storm on families, and cane and cotton crops. Appears to be the first page of a longer letter, since it bears no closing or signature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Sugar    
  • Letter to Chs. [Charles] Biberon, 1856 Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc: L. Anonymous letter (in French, with English translation) relates to the hurricane that struck Last Island (a barrier island south of Houma, La.) August 1856. Letter reports on the destruction of a resort hotel and surrounding gambling establishments, the death of over 200 people, and the affect the storm had on families, and sugarcane and cotton crops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Sugar    
  • Lieutaud, Albert Louis. Collection, 1650, 1801-1965. 10 linear ft. Location: U:247-250, OS:L, 34:8-14.. Collection consists of letters, Christmas cards, receipts, printed material, sketches, photographic prints, and sheet music concerning various subjects in New Orleans and Louisiana history; the career of R.J. Morgan, a 19th-century English actor in the United States; railroad transportation in the United States; the American Civil War; and Lieutaud's own literary works and his work as an art and manuscript dealer. About two-thirds of the collection consists of about 140 presentation copies of books and pamphlets on Louisiana topics given to Lieutaud. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1407, 1700, 1771, 1784, 1853, 1936, 2046, 2211, 2369, 2469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Transportation    
  • Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Papers, 1801-1836 (bulk 1820-1835). 0.3 linear ft. Location: U:219. U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana, U.S. Secretary of State, and Minister to France. Documents and letters relating to the controversy over the Batture Ste. Marie in New Orleans. Includes letters from Denis Prieur, mayor of New Orleans, and a photostat of an Aaron Burr letter. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 516, 644.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Louis XIV. Document, 1665. 1 item. Location: Misc. Document signed by Louis XIV to the governor of the Bastille, sentencing a prisoner to the Bastille. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Volume, 1770-1788. 1 vol. Location: Vault:31. Six pamphlets and one volume pertaining to the royal court of France during the reign of Louis XVI. Pamphlets relate to the wedding of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (1770), the birth of their son Louis Joseph (1782), the peace at the end of the Anglo-French War (1783), and the meeting of the Parlement of Paris (1788). The manuscript is that of a French poem. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1861.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Cash journal, 1788-1793. 5 items, 1 vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:L, OS:l, vault 31. Cash journal for the royal household kept by M. Le Roy, cashier of the general treasury of the house of the King and Queen, and audited by Randon de la Tour, administrator of the public treasury. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Louis XVIII, 1755-1824. Document, 1787. 2 items. Location:OS:L. Account sheet signed by Marie Josephine Louise, Countess of Provence and wife of Louis XVIII, listing household allowances for the year 1787. Also a lithograph portrait of the Countess of Provence by Delpech. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Louisiana military payroll, 1767 December 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L, vault:1. Payroll sheet for a French colonial regiment garrisoned in New Orleans, giving names of officers and amounts due soldiers in settlement of their pay for the year 1759. Certified by Governor Louis Kerlerec and others in 1767. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1191.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Louisiana Constitutional Convention. Petition, 1879. 2 item. Location: OS:L. Petition of the citizens and taxpayers of New Orleans requesting the president and members of the Constitutional Convention of Louisiana to reject illegal debts of the State and to limit state taxation. A letter written by A. Garnier is attached. Letter in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 231.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Louisiana Leper Home records, 1884-1921 (1895-1920). 11 linear ft.; 16 v. Location: 96:1-6; OS:L; O:18. Correspondence, legal documents, administrative and financial records relate primarily to financial operations. Correspondence also concerns rules governing patients; legal documents contain court orders confining individuals to the Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Medicine     Politics     German-language    
  • Louisiana Leper Home. Records, 1890-1921 (bulk 1895-1920). 14 linear ft., 16 ms. Vols. Location: 96:1-6; OS:L; O:18. Louisiana Leper Home was established by the Legislature in 1894. Records consist of correspondence, legal documents, printed items, administrative records, and financial records that relate primarily to the financial operations of the Home. Correspondence also concerns patient care and personal conduct. Legal papers contain court orders confining individuals to the Home. Manuscript volumes include bank books, cashbooks, ledgers, and a register of patients. Some correspondence in French and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Medicine     Politics     German-language    
  • Louisiana State Lottery collection, 1840-1905 (bulk 1879-1890). .3 linear ft. Location: OS:L. Incorporated in 1868, the Louisiana State Lottery Company operated in New Orleans until ca. 1894 when it relocated to Honduras. It was broken up by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1906. Collection includes letters received, order and remittance forms, lottery tickets, lists of prizes awarded, broadsides, publications, and newspaper advertisements; Anti-lottery League of Louisiana memorabilia; and imprints from out-of-state lotteries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 854.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Spanish-language    
  • Louvell, Mrs. Auguste. Papers, 1811-1859. 10 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Brest, France. Papers include a bill, invitation, letter from banking house, business cards, a protest of a note of Peter Desanes, and settlement of accounts upon the dissolution of the partnership of Duchamp and Peillon. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 233.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Macarty, Augustin. Broadside, May 1, 1817. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Sixth mayor of New Orleans, La. (1815-1820). Broadside contains articles 7 and 8 of the ordinance concerning the conservation and use of Bayou St. John, New Orleans, La. Signed by Aug[ustin] Macarty. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4407.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Macarty, Jno. (John). Family Papers, 1764-1935 (bulk 1764-1837). 9 items. Location: B:50. Native of France and resident of New Orleans. Macarty owned a plantation home near New Orleans which was used by Andrew Jackson as a field headquarters in 1815. Papers pertain to the estate of John Macarty and include a forty-page inventory of the contents of his New Orleans residence and the Macarty plantation home. Also included is a roll of the Royal Legion of the Mississippi Militia (ca. 1798). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 270, 496.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • MacKowen, John C. (John Clay), 1842-1901. Papers, 1846-1966 (bulk 1897-1901). 103 items, 3 printed vols. Location: E:64. Planter and physician of Jackson, Louisiana, and owner of a property in Anacapri, Italy. Letters concern the education of John MacKowen and his brothers in New England schools, MacKowen's Confederate service during the Civil War, the education of African Americans by plantation women, and the MacKowen property in Italy. Some letters and papers in Italian and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2465.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Maison D'Education pour les Demoiselles invoice, 1856 Jan. 31. 1 invoice. Location: Misc. Maison D'Education pour les Demoiselles, a girls' finishing school, was operated by Mme. K. Desrayaux in New Orleans, La. This invoice records the itemized expenses for the Melles Lyons for the month of January 1856. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Manchosse document, 1820, November 20. 1 item. Location: Misc. Residents of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Transfer of property (copy) of Charlotte L. and Augustine P. Manchosse to Augustine Bourgeas. In French. For further information,see online catalog. Mss. 276.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Manne, Fran?ois. Papers, 1788-1795. 4 items. Location: C:8. Resident of Opelousas Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertaining to the settlement of his estate. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 278, 756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Manuel-Richaud Family Papers, 1862-1873, 1892-1918, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Marcou, Adeline. Papers, 1835. 3 items. Location: Misc.:M.Widow of Francois Marcou of New Orleans, Laouisiana. Papers consists of a petition to sell slaves belonging to the estate of Francois Marcou, with authorization by probate court; recorder of mortgages certificate; and certificate of auctioneers with a newspaper clipping, in French, announcing the auction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     Women    
  • Marigny, Bernard. Document, 1823 November 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Certification of receipt of the will of Bernard Marigny signed by P. Pedesclaux, notary public. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Marigny, Pierre. Letter, 1796. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. French Creole planter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Personal letter from Pierre de Marigny to Olivier de Nezin of Attakapas, comments on a good harvest and the recovery of his son, Bernard, from a serious illness. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Medicine    
  • Marionneaux, Marie Doralise. Certificate, 1855. 1 item. Location: Misc. Copy of birth and baptismal certificate of Marie Doralise Marionneaux (baptized in 1815) from the registers of births and baptisms of St. Gabriel's Church, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, 1855. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Martin, Eugene. Manuscripts, 1851-1857, 1867. 5 items, 4 vols. Location: A:16. Writings of an educator of a private school in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2138.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Masicot, Augustin. Document, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Resident of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Inventory (copy) of land and slaves of the estate of Augustin Masicot. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Mather, Louise. Notebook, 1875. 1 vol. Location: M:20. School notebook containing essays. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Mazant book of poems, 1848-1859. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Lieutenant colonel and aide-de-camp to the governor of Louisiana. Manuscript volume of French poems inscribed "Monsieur Le Chevalier de Mazant, Lieutenant Colonel, aide de Camp du Gouverneur de l'Etat de la Louisiane". In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • McKowen-Lilley-Stirling Family Papers, 1797-1921 (bulk 1877-1901). 829 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Thomas William Lilley founded Springfield Plantation in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. His daughter Edith married John Stirling. John McKowen, an Irish immigrant, was a resident of Jackson, Louisiana. Papers include Lilley-Stirling legal documents and financial papers; McKowen family correspondence; and legal papers, and medical correspondence of John C. MacKowen, a Louisiana physician. Other papers relate to McKowen's property in Anacapri, Italy. Some items in Spanish, Italian, French, and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     Plantations     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • McMullin, Thomas. Document, 1828 July 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Affidavit of McMullin, made before Jean Pierre Dubois, justice of the peace of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, concerns an assault upon him by Henri Baler. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Méjan, Eugène. Letter, 1859 Jan. 11. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Count Eugène Méjan, French consul in New Orleans, to Gerald Stith, mayor of New Orleans, recommending Mr. Bruguiere. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 289.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Menard, James. Letter, 1829 April 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Letter by James Menard of Baton Rouge, La., endorses the recommendation of Charles C. Comme as notary. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 303.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Metoyer, Adeleda. Papers, 1845-1897. 52 items. Location: A:1. Free woman of color, Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts (1845-1860) are for medical care, taxes, freight, and merchandise. Included are statements of account (1873-1874), from Miltenberger & Pollock, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Philomene Metoyer. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 836.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     African Americans     Women    
  • Metoyer, Louis. Document, 1823. 1 item. Location: Misc. Free African American of Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Act of conveyance of sale of land by Metoyer to Augustin Metoyer. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Meullion family. Papers, 1776-1906 (bulk 1776-1796). 121 items. Location: U:230. Free African American family of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Louis Augustin Meullion and his son Jean Baptiste (whose mother was a slave) were slaveholders; the son owned a plantation on Bayou Teche. Collection includes slave bills of sale, land sales, and other financial records; manumission papers for Maria Juana and her son Baptiste Meuillon; and an amnesty oath taken in 1865 by Miss Belazaire Meuillon. In French, English, and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 243, 294.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women     Spanish-language    
  • Mietton, Pierre. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of land and a house by Pierre Mietton to Etienne Caraby. In French. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 224.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Milne Asylum Papers, 1840-1856. 36 items. Location: OS:M. The Milne Asylum was established by the charitable bequest of Alexander Milne, a Scottish immigrant of New Orleans. He bequeathed money and property for the establishment of the Milne Asylums in Milneburg, one for orphan boys, the other for girls. Papers include agreements and orders of appropriations from the estate of Milne for the Milne Asylums, certificates of fees paid by the asylums for goods and services, mortgage documents, and insurance receipts. Included are a request for the admission of a foundling to the asylum, the release of a boy to the asylum by his mother, Papers also relate to the title of land involved in the Milne bequest. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1170.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Minor, William J., 1807-1869. Family Papers, 1779-1941 (bulk 1830-1870). 410 items, 37 vols. Location: U:229-230, H:2, Mss. Mf.:M, vault: 15, Sugar planter of Southdown and Hollywood Plantations in Terrebonne Parish and Waterloo Plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Minor was president of the Agricultural Bank of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes plantation records; banking papers; and personal correspondence of the Stephen, William J., and Henry C. Minor families of Natchez and Terrebonne Parish. Some letters in Spanish and French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations     Sugar     Jews     Spanish-language    
  • Miro, Estevan Rodriguez, 1744-1795. Letters, 1782-1791. 20 items [typed copies]. Location: Misc.:M, Vault MRDF 3, Vault:1. Governor of Spanish colonial Louisiana. Letters from Miro to Alexandre de Clouet, Commandant of Attakapas and Opelousas, and to St. Marc Darby and Juan de la Villebeuvre, government officials at Opelousas pertaining to administrative matters including successions, road repairs, and a decree restricting the movement of Acadians. In French and Spanish with English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 298.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Cajuns    
  • Modena, Joseph. Papers, 1796-1798. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers pertain to legal matters. Two are signed by Luis Héctor Carondelet, Spanish governor of Louisiana. In French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1463.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Spanish-language    
  • Montfort vs. Montfort document, 1842. 1 item (notarized copy). Location: Misc:M. Record of New Orleans Court case no. 14575 concerning a suit brought against Jean Jacques Montfort by his wife. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Morant, Josephine. Document, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Power of attorney of Josephine Morant to John and Lubin Garnier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 306.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Moyse-Gottlieb-Sommer Family Papers, 1886-1986 (bulk 1910-1960). 3 linear ft., 2 v. Location: U:317, OS:M, M:19. Members of the Moyse, Gottlieb, and Sommer families were predominantly merchants, businessmen, and bankers in Louisiana, primarily Baton Rouge. Correspondence, financial documents, photographs, printed items, scrapbooks, and writings reflect the personal and professional lives of a Jewish family from the 1880s to the 1980s. Central topics include Hermann Moyse Sr.'s involvement in the First World War and his employment at City National Bank, the educational activities of Ray and Lydie Sommer, and the family's association with Temple B'nai Israel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     LSU     Religion     20th Century Wars     Women     Jews    
  • Musson, Sheperd, and Hermann. Document, 1820. 1 item. Location: Misc. Residents of New Orleans, Louisiana. Land conveyance (notarized copy) by Germain Musson, James H. Sheperd, and Thomas L. Hermann to Christopher Nagel. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 310.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • N. & J. Hart (New Orleans, La.). Form letter, 1830. 1 form letter. Location: Misc. Form letter concerning damage to cotton bales from a recent fire at the cotton press of Messrs. N. & J. Hart in New Orleans, La., and its effect on prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Natchitoches estate papers, 1783-1834. 4 items. Location: Misc.:N. Receipts for real estate sales and services, a promissory note, and a testament. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Natchitoches Parish legal documents, 1784, 1812, 1821, 1834, 1849. 7 items. Location: Misc.:N. Collection of legal documents from Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, including items from probate proceedings, two pages from a court docket, one invoice, and one deed. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3729.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Natchitoches Parish miscellaneous documents, 1801-1856. 13 items. Location: Misc.:N. Documents include land certificates and sale documents especially illustrative of the holdings of Nicolas Doclas, a free African-American man, and of Jean Baptiste Prudhomme; a moral tract condemning suicide (1856); a list of baptized slave children; and a survey map showing locations and dimensions of land holdings of Nicolas Doclas and Jean Baptiste Prudhomme. Mostly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2914.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • Natchitoches Parish records, 1734-1916. 3.5 linear ft., 10 vols. Location: S:37-42, L:12. Collection contains official and legal documents of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, pertaining to Clerk of Court records, court dockets of civil and criminal actions, land claims, bills of indictments, marriage licenses, cancelled bond notes, certificates of naturalization, and notorial acts. Also included are the records of the merchant firm of Barr, Davenport, and Murphy (1808-1810). Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 480, 876, 929, 940, 961.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana. Shreveport Committee compilation.1724-1829. 2 ms. vols. [photocopies]. Location: 41:39. Baptismal records of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Natchitoches, Louisiana, compiled by the Shreveport Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana. Included are photographs of portraits of three bishops of Natchitoches: Augustus M. Martin, Francis Xavier Leray, and Anthony Durier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1720.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Navarro, Santiago. Document, 1823. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Document (copy) on the settlement of the estate of Santiago Navarro. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Nerat, Auguste. Document, 1800. 1 item. Location: Misc. Procurator for Joseph Lathiolais of Opelousas, Louisiana. Sale of slaves (copy) by Auguste Nerat to Baptiste Calais and Marcel Patin, signed by Martin Duralde, notary. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 314.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • New Orleans payment mandate, 1819 March 2. 1 item. Location: Misc:N. Payment for forty-three days' work performed by M. Bauduc's slave Thomas. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4174.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1896 (1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Official records of the City of New Orleans relating to early government and administration. Records pertain to the business of the Cabildo, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; legal documents; documents of land sales in the Chitimachas Indian Territory . Records concerning public health and safety report on small pox, hospitals, lepers, pensions and aid for the needy, and sanitation. Some items in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • New Orleans miscellaneous documents, 1810-1879. 4 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Documents include a portion of a legal document (1810) signed by Charles Laveaux, father of Marie Laveaux; a slave sale document bearing signature of Marie Laveaux (1838); and two documents pertaining to property on Dauphin Street. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     African Americans     Women    
  • New Orleans merchants' invoices, 1847-1859. 223 items. Location: T:63. Invoices and bills of lading of merchants in New Orleans from firms in Liverpool, Paris, Bordeaux, Genoa, and Le Havre for merchandise. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 573.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • New Orleans funeral notices, 1845-1866. 49 items. Location: E:Imprints. Printed and handwritten funeral notices from New Orleans families and a few announcements for memorial services. In French. For further information, see oniline catalog. Mss. 774.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1896 (bulk 1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Official records of the City of New Orleans relating to early government and administration. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; and legal documents pertaining to the business of the Cabinda, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. There are documents of land sales in the Chitimachas Indian Territory and Cabildo treasury accounts (1771, 1773-1775). Records also reflect public health concerns, and illustrate the employment and treatment of African-American laborers and chain gangs. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 719, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Politics     African Americans     Spanish-language        
  • New Orleans Port papers, 1814-1818. 2 items. Location: Misc. Tables showing home products and imported products shipped through the port of New Orleans and the number of ships which paid duties at the port from 1814 to 1818. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 322.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Opelousas and Attakapas Districts collection, 1777-1805. 123 items. Location: C:8. Original and certified copies of papers filed with the governor general and commandants of the civil and military post of Attakapas and Opelousas during Spanish colonial rule of Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of inventories of property, wills and succession documents, petitions, mortgages, and marriage contracts. Some items restricted due to fragility. In French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 756, 1171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Opelousas Post Records, 1776, 1788. 44 items. Location: A: 72. Legal documents, most of which were written in the presence of Nicolas Forstall, commandant of the Poste des Opelousas, and deal with property and work transactions, sale and emancipation of slaves, assorted legal matters, and an investigation into a murder. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4581For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Orléans, Philippe, duc d', 1674-1723. Duke of Orleans document, 1723 April 23. 1 item. Location: OS:O. Regent of France. Document signed at Versailles, April 23, 1723. A document signed at Versailles by Philippe d'Orléans and Pierre-François Doublet concerns property that Marie-Eleonore Hersant inherited at Tournelles following the death of her father, Pierre Hersant.In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2261.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Women    
  • Orléans, Philippe, duc d', 1674-1723. Philip, Duke of Orleans letter, 1721. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Oulie, M., and Company. Receipt, 1870. 1 item. Location: Misc. Receipt of M. Oulie and Co. by G. Gandin to Numa Jacob, St. James Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 329.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Pailloux, Paul. Inventory, 1727. 1 item. Location: OS:P. Resident of New Orleans. Inventory of the property of Paul Pailloux. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 91.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Palao, Rosalie Andry. Document, 1813. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Ale of land and slaves (in French) by Rosalie Palao of St. James Parish, Louisiana, to Evariste Villiavasse. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     Politics     African Americans     Women     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Papet, Charles. Papers, 1819, 1834. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sales (copies) of property of Charles Papet to Mrs. Virginia Livaudais (1819) and to Fran?ois Gardere (1834). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Pardo, Jean. Papers, 1837-1846. 7 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Papers consisting of mortgages, acts of sale for slaves, and a document (1846) of L. B. Macarty containing instructions for the manumission of his slaves. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1862.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     African Americans    
  • Partin, Pauline Thibodeaux. Papers, 1864-1930 (bulk 1897-1905). 40 items. Location: U:119. Resident of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Correspondence and a few miscellaneous items of Pauline Thibodeaux Partin and the related Arceneaux and Brown families. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Pascal, Fran?ois. Document, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Mortgage bond (notarized copy) of Fran?ois Pascal in favor of Benjamin de la Lande of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 338.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Pearson, Lancelot. Bill of sale, 1809. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Original, notarized copy (in French) of the sale of a house in the succession of Lancelot Pearson, New Orleans, by Simon Ducournau, administrator of the estate, to Laurent and Achille of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 123.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk Family Papers, 1856-1991. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 49:14, Range 99. French aristocratic family that emigrated from France to Haiti during the early years of the nineteenth century, and later moved to New Orleans. Pierre Paul and Pierre Francois Pecquet married two sisters, and lived in France and Louisiana. Writings are comprised of family histories, correspondence, and regalia of the Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk family; and memoirs that detail historical and political events which surrounded the family from 1793-1989. Some material deals with Pierre Paul's attempt to get French government support for the Confederacy in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Peichardiere, Aldric Lottin de la. Papers, 1863-1881. 148 items and 3 ms. vols. Location: A:3. Reverend Father of the Marist Society, prefect of the Senior Division, and professor of French literature at Jefferson College, Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence, books of meditations, and personal papers. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1231.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion    
  • Peniston, A. Notebook, 1854. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20. Notebook containing medical memoranda. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 339.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Pennaud document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Merchant of New Orleans. Lease of a house, property of the heirs of Mr. Pennaud, to Mr. Gabarret, signed by Mr. Duchros, legal representative of the heirs. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 111.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Periche, Philippe. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Louisiana. Sale of land and a house of Philippe Periche to Jean B. Rousselle. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 340.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Perrault, M. Letter, 1788 April 30. 1 letter. Location: Misc:P. Six-page letter (in French) with English translation gives a first-hand account of the 1788 fire that destroyed a large portion of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Discusses his own personal loss, and that of a man named "Leveau" as a result of the fire. Also discusses some unwise investments that his sister made in a Canadian mill, as well as unprofitable "seigneurie" investments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4935.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Perret, Frank. Document, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Le Havre, France. Power of attorney by Frank Perret to John and Lubin Garnier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 341.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pestel papers, 1863-1877. 6 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Minister of the Netherlands to the United States. Official letters from Mr. Pestel to Amadee Couturie, consul of the Netherlands in New Orleans, La.. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 343.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Peters, Samuel J. Family Papers, 1789-1914 (bulk 1820-1863). 71 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: E:49. Prominent New Orleans merchant, financier, civic leader, and political figure. Papers consist of an autobiography, diary, political speech, and letters by Samuel Peters, Sr.; a biography of him; family correspondence; a printed volume of novelist and artist, Rodolphe Topffer; and a manuscript volume containing genealogical data. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Peyroux, Constance. Papers, 1832, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc. Sale of a plantation and slaves in Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiania, by the estate of Marie Eulalie Peyroux to Constance Peyroux (1832); and sale of a plantation and slaves in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, by Pierre A. Peyroux to Constance Peyroux. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Peytavin, John Ludger, b. 1859. Papers, 1806-1937. 342 items, 43 vols. Location: C:27-29, O:17, OS:P, 99:P. Attorney, author, composer, and planter of Ancient Domain Plantation in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and of New Orleans. Business and professional papers concern the operation of Peytavin's plantation and law practice. Personal papers include correspondence, manuscript copies of poems, songs, speeches, and historical sketches. Collection also includes programs for New Orleans theater, opera, and concert performances. Most of the legal papers before 1843 are in French, as is some of the post-1885 correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 465, 1067, 1071, 1072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Philharmonic Society of St. James Parish. Records, 1875-1876. 10 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:P, M:19. Journal contains miscellaneous records of the Society including a copy of the constitution. Loose items consist of bills and receipts in French, and a list of subscribers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 345.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Pichon Family Papers, 1769-1856. 28 items. Location: A:5. French settlers in the Bayou Black region near Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana. Collection of papers including a land grant with notes by Governor Charles Phillipe Aubry; a baptismal certificate; land documents; and papers of Don Juan Acevedo including a will. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1588.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Pistache, Jean B. Letter, 1828. 1 item. Location: Misc. Copy of a letter by Jean B. Pistache to his Uncle Eustache, published in New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 935.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Polignac, Camille de. Letter, 1861 March 22. 2 items [one a photographic copy]. Location: Misc. Letter from Prince de Polignac of Paris, France, to Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard, expressing his sympathy with the South, suggesting the possibility of a foreign legion, and offering his services for the Confederacy. In French with an English translation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1651.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Pothier & Faucheux. Letter, 1859. 1 circular letter. Location: E:Imprints. This circular letter announces the dissolution of DeBlanc & Faucheux, merchants and importers of New Orleans, La., upon the death of Mr. Louis D. DeBlanc, and the formation of Pothier & Faucheux, which will continue the same services at the same location. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Poydras de la Lande, Benjamin. Papers, 1820-1844. 3 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Papers include a copy of a transfer of property from Paul More to Julien Poydras (original 1775); a power of attorney of Benjamin Poydras de la Lande to John and Lubin Garnier and Laurent Millaudon (1839); and a receipt for rent in New Orleans (1844). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 352.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Pradel, Jean Charles de, 1692-1764. Family Papers, 1719-1954. 407 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.Mf:P. Native of France and soldier and planter of New Orleans. He was married to Alexandrine de la Chaise de Pradel and operated Mon Plaisir Plantation. Papers include correspondence of Jean Charles de Pradel and his wife. His letters deal with business matters, the development of the Louisiana colony, and the discipline of slaves. Her letters deal with his estate and their daughters in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Prevost family papers, 1786-1814, 1843-1845. 30 items. Location: U:230, OS:P. Letters, legal documents, and related items of Pierre Prevost of St. Domingue; his daughter, Emilie Prevost Majestre of New York City; and his son, Maurice Prevost of New Orleans. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1560.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Printers' type specimens collection, 1799, 1850. 11 items. Location: E:83. Includes printers' type specimens for shipping papers, receipts, and legal documents. Includes items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1178, 1189, 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Prudhomme, P. Lestan. Family papers, 1836-1868 (bulk 1862-1863). .25 linear ft. (27 items; 3 vols.). Location: A:5, H:10. Confederate officer, native of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Collection includes Prudhomme's correspondence to his family from Civil War camps in Mississippi and Louisiana, a family photograph album, and other family letters. Includes some correspondence in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 625, 665.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Prudhomme, P. Lestant. Diaries, 1850-1852. 3 v. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Son of a Natchitoches Creole planter. Personal diary reflects plantation life detailing social events, family affairs, personal activities, and local area news and weather. Entries also include possible sale of slaves (Feb. 12, 1850), visit to a former slave (April 27, 1850), and comments on secession (May 11, 1850). Several entries pertain to his many relations among the Metoyer, Cloutier, and Lambre families. Entry in French (page 133) discusses the birth of his cousin and significance of "baton" when a female child is born. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Record book, 1846-1939 (bulk 1846-1868). .3 linear ft.; 1 microfilm reel. Location: H:12, Mss. Mf:P. Wife of Colonel William W. Pugh, planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Record book documents public recognition of the Nicholls and Pugh families and includes published reports of Louisiana-related events from the Mexican War through the Civil War. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Randon, Fran?ois. Ledger, 1876-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. New Orleans dealer in sugar mill supplies. Ledger contains accounts for plantations along the Mississippi River from False River to New Orleans and on Bayou Teche. The volume also includes a record of household expenses. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Reed, William. Papers, 1860, 1870. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Letter from a cotton broker in New Orleans to William Reed regarding sale of cotton (1860) and a receipt for money paid by Read J. Tate to Blancand and Guite, New Orleans (1870). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Regan, Godfrey Z., 1908-. Legal Opinions, 1948-1973. 25 vols. Location: 8:12-14. Member of a prominent Creole family; Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans, director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Reggio Family Papers, 1771-1860. 9 items. Location: Misc.R. Sugar planters of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Papers include a petition (1771) by Francisco Maria Reggio to the King of Spain; papers (1812-1834) of Nicholas Reggio concerning property sales and mortgages; and papers (1836-1860) of Auguste Reggio, among them slave sales, mortgages, and accounts. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Regnier, Peter. Letter, 1811 January 19-20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Letter to the Honorable Seth Lewis, Judge of the Parish of Attakapas, Louisiana, relates to measures taken after the slave revolt in Saint John the Baptist and Saint Charles parishes, La., in January 1811. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Remy, Henry, 1810 or 11-1867. Collection, ca. 1843-1855. 315 items, 2 ms. vols. Location: B:46-47. Louisiana historian, essayist, and teacher. Research notes and materials covering the period 1704-1848 compiled by Remy for his history of Louisiana, entitled Histoire de la Louisiane. Includes copies of extracts from archival materials, newspaper articles, correspondence, and secondary sources. Two bound manuscript volumes contain a catalog of documents in the collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 938.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Reynal document, 1795. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of St. Louis, Illinois. Sale of a slave of Mr. Reynal to M. de Blanc, commandant at Natchitoches. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 366.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Reynes, Joseph. Family Papers, 1743-1929 (bulk 1862-1869). 624 items, 37 vols. Location: C:87-88; P:20, OS:R. Resident of New Orleans and member of a prominent Creole family. Reynes was Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans and was later appointed as director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 493, 494, 1033, 1034, 1038, 1039, 1240. 1038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Women    
  • Robin, Jean. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc:.R. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of the plantation of Jean Robin to Phillip Perriche of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Rolling, Hubert, 1823-1898. Scrapbook, 1843-1898. 15 items, including 1 vol. Location: E:Imprints, H:16. New Orleans pianist, composer, and music teacher, and a native of Alsace, France. Scrapbook (with some loose items detached) documenting Rolling's professional career. It includes articles from New Orleans and French newspapers and periodicals, correspondence from Louis Moreau Gottschalk and others, and two photos of Rolling. Some correspondence and newspaper clippings in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Roman, Alfred, 1824-1892. Papers, 1864-1887 (bulk 1884-1887). 38 items (photocopies). Location: A:4, Mss. Mf.:R. Military reports (1864-1865) and transcripts of letters (1874-1887) of Alfred Roman to General Beauregard discussing the writing, publishing and subsequent criticism of Roman's biography of Gen. Beauregard, and letters of Beauregard to Roman. In French and English. Originals are the property of Duke University Library and must be so cited. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 776, 815.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Roman, Jacques Etienne. Land patent, 1806. 1 item. Location: OS.:R. Jacques Etienne Roman, father of Andre Bienvenu Roman, governor of Louisiana. Patent (registered in 1806) for land in St. James Parish, Louisiana, probably purchased by Jacques Etienne Roman and containing a survey (1781) authorized by Bernardo de Galvez, Spanish governor. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 254.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rosenbaum, Max. Family Letters and Photographs, 1898-1945, undated. 92 items. Location: S:136. World War I veteran and shopkeeper-resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Collection includes a series of letters written from Max Rosenbaum to his son, Bert Rosenbaum, who was in Europe serving in the United States Army during World War II. The collection is also comprised of photographs of Ruth (Elgutter) Rosenbaum's German-Jewish immigrant family. Mss. 4878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     20th Century Wars     Women     Jews    
  • Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Letter, 1860 May 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette was a Catholic priest in New Orleans before becoming a missionary among the Choctaw Indians. Rouquette writes to Charles Gayarré expressing thanks for Gayarré's compliments of his work. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4384.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Roussel, Adelaide. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Gift of a slave (copy) to Madame Julien Vienne from Adelaide Roussel. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 374.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Saint James Parish Justice of the Peace Ledger, 1847-1858. 1 vol. Location: H:17. Volume containing court cases administered in Saint James Parish, La. Cases include monetary disputes, assaults, investigation of bodies found, quarrels among neighbors, and cases involving or brought against slaves. (Some entries in French). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Sarpy, Gerome. Document, 1852-1876. 2 items. Location: Misc:S. Act of retrocession of lease by Gerome Sarpy to Caspari Leopold (1852), and a receipt signed by S. E. Aspari of Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Saucier, Gertrude B. (Gertrude Bott), 1881-1978. Family Papers, 1821-1960. 351 items, 1 ms. Vol., 2 printed vols. Location: UU:82; OS:S. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 17. Resident of Baton Rouge, the daughter of John Phillip and Mary Buchel Bott. Both sets of Saucier's grandparents were of German origin. She was an honorary president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Papers consist primarily of business, personal, and legal papers of the Buchel and Bott families, with a few items from the Saucier family. Collection includes thirty-one muster rolls of Louisiana Confederate regiments. Photographs in the collection include studio portraits, views of Baton Rouge houses, and a banquet of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting in 1947. Some items in German, French, and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3293.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Women     German-language    
  • Savoy, Joseph. Family Papers, 1856-1909. 0.3 linear ft. (93 items). Location: W:31. Sugar planter on Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Papers include family correspondence, with two letters of Corrine Savoy discussing the election of 1900; business papers dealing with the sale of sugar and molasses in New Orleans; and insurance policies for Joseph Savoy's plantation and sugar house. One letter and one receipt in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Schmidt, Charles E. Letterbook, 1882-1889. 1. Location: F:6. New Orleans lawyer. Letterpress copy book pertaining to Schmidt's legal practice. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2159.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Schmidt, Gustavus. Correspondence, 1861-1863. .1 linear ft. Locatin: Misc:S. New Orleans attorney whose sons Charles E. Schmidt and Albert J. Schmidt both served as Confederate soldiers. Charles enlisted in the Crescent Regiment, Louisiana Infantry; Albert enlisted in the Ascension Cannoniers, Louisiana Artillery. Correspondence includes three letters from Albert Schmidt and one letter from Charles Schmidt to their father describing wartime experiences in Virginia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Some correspondence in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Siguera, L. Letter, 1851. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of San Francisco, California. Letter from Siguera to his wife in New Orleans, Louisiana, commenting on their separation during the California gold rush. In French with English translation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Document, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc:S.. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Official letter from the director of the General Liquidation of the Public Debt of France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Politics    
  • Slave sale broadside, 1820. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Broadside advertising the sale of eleven slaves in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Smith, Charles Roach, 1807-1890. Letters, [1868], 1872, 1885, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sobert Family Papers, 1767-1873. 5 items. Location: Misc.:S. Civil and parochial documents pertaining to baptisms, civilian and military service, and property of the Sobert, Hebert, and Fremin families of France and Lafourche and Assumption parishes, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1182.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Société des Servantes des Pauvres poem, circa 1850. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Poem entitled 'Les Servantes des Pauvres,' published by the Society des Servantes des Pauvres. Also printed on the sheet: 'Matinee Concert, offerte par les artistes de l'opera.'. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Soubie, Armand. Papers, 1809-1862. 155 items and 2 ms. vol. Location: A:35. New Orleans merchant and importer of guns. Correspondence consisting of personal and business letters principally from France and England; 43 maritime bills of lading (1843-1860); and a journal (1846-1849) containing entries for merchandise under names of ships. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 400, 1211, 1707, 3877.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Southern Cotton Press. Papers, 1865. 7 items. Location: Misc.:S. Documents related to law suit against U.S. Government, by widow of Dr. D.F.E. Boulin, both citizens of France, and owners (since 1859) of the press which was seized by occupation forces in New Orleans (La.) in 1862. Papers appeal seizure, directed to the French ambassador in Washington, D.C. Judgment rendered in favor of plaintiff. Most items are in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Women    
  • St. Andre, Jacques. Inventory and appraisal, 1823. 1 item. Location: OS.:S. Resident of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Inventory and appraisal of the goods, furniture, stock, and slaves of the late Jacques St. Andre made at the request of his brother Andre St. Andre, by a notary public, Jean Pierre Dubois. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • St. Denis-DeBlanc Family Collection, 1922. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Collection consists of a story about St. Denis's founding of Natchitoches, the holographic will of Louis Charles de Blanc, grandson of St. Denis, and genealogical information about the St. Denis and de Blanc families. The will and genealogy are written in French and the story, in English. Mss. 4803. For further information, see online catalog.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • St. Julien, Louis Felix. Family papers, 1906-1915, 1942-1944. 14 letters, 1 diary. Location: A:119. Louis Felix St. Julien and Louise Comeaux, both of Broussard, La., were married on April 18, 1906. The papers consist of 14 letters received by the St. Juliens between 1906 and 1915 and a diary kept by Staff Sergeant James E. St. Julien during his service in Australia and New Guinea with the 41st Fighter Squadron during World War II. Letters in English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3619.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • St. Landry Parish marks and brands register, 1810-1832 (bulk 1810-1823), 1890. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Stafford, Emma T. (Emma Tarleton). Sidonie de la Houssaye collection, 1882-1950 (bulk 1932-1940). 17 items, 1 ms. Vol., 1 reel of microfilm. Location: U:104, Mss. Mf.:S. Sidonie de la Houssaye (1820-1894) was a French author of Franklin, Louisiana. Emma T. Stafford was her granddaughter. Papers include correspondence of Emma T. Stafford; newspaper clippings and a scrapbook; and printed items; all concerning Sidonie de la Houssaye's life and work. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1445.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Sugar imprints collection, 1765-1860. 27 items. Location: E:Imprints. British and French imprints pertaining to the sugar industry. Included are bills of lading for sugar shipped from Port-au-Prince; and ordinances and decrees issued by the French royal council and the national convention of French Republicans. Also included are acts of Parliament pertaining to production; a statement of the value of sugar exports from Great Britain; and a pamphlet illustrating production methods. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2880.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Tauzin, Marcelin, d. 1877. Family Papers, 1834-1944. 982 items, 10 vols. Location: A:61-62, J:12, OS:T. Planter of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Collection contains correspondence and business papers of the Tauzin family, including plantation records, correspondence concerning family members and their education, cashbooks, and notebooks. Some letters in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 912.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Tessier, Charles. Papers, 1810-1848. 26 items. Location: A:63. Parish judge in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers of Charles Tessier include a set of letters in French written by Tessier and J. Soulie, a representative of the firm Tanneret & Gourgon, concerning a court case involving a property dispute with a Mr. Dubreuil; letters from John Nicholson concerning Tessier's stewardship of the Baton Rouge branch of the Carrollton Bank of New Orleans; a cadastral map showing property owned by Tessier; and a letter of friendly salutations from Richard Raynal Keene. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Business     Spanish-language    
  • Tete, August. Promissory notes, 1821, 1823. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. Promissory notes cancelled by John Garnier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Theriot, Joseph. Family Papers, 1866-1958. .4 linear ft. (76 items, 94 photographs). Location: F:1. Residents of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Family papers include receipts, legal bills, handwritten prayers, poems, religious leaflets, and photographs. Some religious items are in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2926.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Theur, T. de. Letter, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Pastor of St. Charles, Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Letter from T. de Theur, S.J., to Monsieur Desire, carpenter, of Opelousas, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 420.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Thibodaux, G. C. Account, 1863 July 10-26. 1 item (8 pages). Location: Misc:T. Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Account of Thibodaux's experiences as a prisoner on a march from Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Thibodaux, Louisiana, including mention of a well-armed African American regiment near Vicksburg. In French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Thibodeaux, Lucien. Account books, 1860-1861, 1888-1890. 2 vols. Location: H:24. General merchant of Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Account books consisting of a ledger (1860-1861) containing accounts for groceries, wearing apparel, notions, and hardware; and an invoice book (1888- 1890) for merchandise purchased principally from New Orleans. Ledger in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 165, 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Tong, Sarah. Document, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Sale of slaves (copy) of Mrs. Sarah Tong to Francis A. Tete of Assumption Parish. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Tonti, Henri de. Document, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Trepagnier Family Papers, 1836, 1839. 4 items. Location: Misc.:T. Sales of slaves of Jacques, Theodule, and Mrs. Pierre Trepagnier of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Trinidad, Joanni. Document, 1827. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Invoice from Joanni Trinidad to Mr. Colombel, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Trudeau, Charles. Receipt, [1810]. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Receipt for payment received from J. B. Labottre. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tureaud, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1803-1932 (bulk 1849-1880). 3,332 items, 88 vols. Location: E:114-116, J:1-3, OS:T. Plantation and store owner of Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations in Ascension and St. James parishes, Louisiana. Papers include plantation records, business records, and correspondence of Benjamin Tureaud and his family. Some records document merchandise sold to African American laborers. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 3-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans     Women     Jews    
  • Turpin, Jean Baptiste. Promissory note, 1814. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of New Orleans. Promissory note by Turpin to the order of B. Tremoulet. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Ulrick, George. Papers, 1859-1860. 26 items. Location: Misc:U. Resident of Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains business and personal correspondence and statements of accounts for merchandise, including letters from business correspondents in Le Havre, France. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1143.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Vairin, Jules. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Commission merchant in New Orleans. Letter written by Jules Vairin, a commission merchant of New Orleans, La., to his brother. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Vallas (Antal and Family) Papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J: 26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vllas and his descendents. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Medicine     Religion     20th Century Wars     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Varillat, M. Letter, fcirca 1818. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Letter from M. Varillat, apparently a child, to her grandmother, describing in detail the size of the steamer Ohio and, in particular, the furnishings for the drawing room and the cabins. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Women    
  • Vegua, Antonio. Papers, 1820-1823. 3 items. Location: Misc.:V. Papers pertaining to the succession of Antonio Vegua include an inventory of the estate, the appointment of Antonio Dalferes as administrator, and a list of accounts. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Verret, Theodule. Papers, 1804-1894 (bulk 1850-1870). .5 linear ft. (634 items). Location: E:38. Sawmill and lumber business owner in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and justice of the peace and parish treasurer. Verret also owned property in New Orleans. Papers concern the rent or lease of Verret's property in New Orleans, his sawmill and lumber business in Mandeville, and his position as parish treasurer. Included are letters from Louisiana Superintendent of Education Robert Lusher. Some letters in French; one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 905.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Vezin, Pierre F. O. Document, 1749. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Marriage contract of Pierre F. O. Vezin and Marie J. du Plassey of New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 431.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922. Papers, 1862-1909. 385 items. Location: C:66. Journalist, diplomat, and historian of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers consist of letters from Louisiana friends; officials in the Department of State and the diplomatic service; Americans in public life; and literary figures, historians, journalists, and other writers. Collection includes 75 letters (1865-1892) of L. Placide Canonge, New Orleans writer and dramatist, pertaining to literature and the theater in New Orleans. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Villeneuve-Bargeman, Marie-Aglaee-Roseta. Death Notice, 1884 Feb. 28. 2 items. Location: Misc.:V. Marquise De Forbin D'Oppede. Death notice [in French] sent to Davis Douglas, Edinburgh, Scotland, is accompanied by a note [English transcription, no original] commenting on the death notice and a trip made to Edinburgh. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4413.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vincent-David Papers, 1831-1881. 222 items. Location: C: 48. Cotton planters of Pointe Coupee Parish, La. Personal and business papers of Jean Vincent and Jean Baptiste David, of Fausse Rivierre Plantation, consist of financial papers, bills for medical services and correspondence from commission merchants. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Vinet, John B. (John Baptiste), b. 1835. Papers, 1861-1900. .16 linear ft. (37 items, 3 ms. vols., 3 printed vols.) Location: A:69, OS:V. Confederate officer in the Orleans Artillery Battalion in the Civil War and later Chief of Ordnance, Louisiana State National Guard (1889-1896). Papers include Civil War dispatches, field orders, vouchers, passes and correspondence. A notebook (1861) kept by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, physician contains remedies for illness, some in French. Two case records books of Vinet deal with the 1878 yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans and document relief administered by the Howard Association. Some notebook entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850, 898.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Visinier, N. Letter, 1830. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from Visinier to John and Lubin Garnier containing instructions regarding his property. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vivant, Charles. Conveyance, 1798. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc:V. Resident of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Sale of property of Charles Vivant to Baptiste Meuillon. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • W.P.A. Louisiana Historical Records Survey Police Jury Minutes Transcriptions, 1811-1941 206 linear feet on 581 reels. Typed, printed, and handwritten transcriptions of Police Jury minutes and ordinances for 60 of 64 Louisiana parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Plantations     Transportation     Politics     African Americans    
  • Wagner, Peter K., 1787?-1864. Letter, 1815. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Unsigned copy of a letter to Peter K. Wagner, publisher of the Orleans Gazette, requesting a copy of the newspaper issue containing a statement by General D.B. Morgan criticizing the writer’s conduct on the West Bank of the Mississippi River during the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. For further information, see online catalog. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Wailes, Levin, 1768-1847, Letter, 1816. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Register of the Land Office of the United States, Territory of Orleans (1810-1822). Letter from a Mr. Robin in Opelousas to Levin Wailes declining solicitations to have his name placed on the ticket as a candidate for political office. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 995.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Wante, Stephen. Property document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Document concerns the legal status, ownership, and authenticity of title of lands along the Ouachita River purchased by Stephen Wante from Baron de Bastrop, a Dutch immigrant who had been granted the land by Baron de Carondelet, colonial governor of Louisiana under Spanish rule. A subsequent section concerns legal wrangling over lands owned by Wante in Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 438.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wartelle, A. L. Account book, 1826-1839. 1 vol. Location: J:6. Account book of Pierre Gabriel Wartelle contains records of charges for small household goods, tobacco, cosmetics, cloth, articles of clothing, and other items probably sold at a plantation store near Moundville Plantation in Washington, St. Landry Parish, La. The account book was later used as a scrapbook by A.L. Wartelle, who pasted clippings of newspaper articles and poems on the some of the first and last pages of the volume, covering up some of the original account notations. Account book in French, with newspaper clippings in English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 440.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Wartelle, Pierre Gabriel,1787-1869. Family Papers, 1811-1976. 2 linear ft., 10 v. Location: UU:322-323, OS:W, O:62-63. French ex-patriate, New Orleans businessman, and sugar and cotton planter of St. Landry Parish, La. Collection consists of legal documents, account books, correspondence, printed material and personal papers that pertain to the business interests, plantation operations, and history of the Wartelle Family and Moundville Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Business     New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     Sugar     Civil War    
  • Watkins, William S. Document, 1819. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Sale (notarized copy) of land by William S. Watkins to Fran?ois M. Rouzan of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 441.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Whitfield, Irene. Manuscript, circa 1939. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Wickliffe, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1874-1912. Family Papers, 1897-1912 (bulk 1912). 70 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: UU:5, J:7. U.S. Congressman (1909-1912) from Louisiana, son of Louisiana Governor Robert C. Wickliffe. Chiefly Wickliffe's official papers for 1912, including constituent correspondence, speeches, and bills. A scrapbook contains news clippings and condolence letters regarding Wickliffe's death; Congressional memorials are in the printed volume. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 447.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Zeringue, J. Louis. Receipt, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:Z. Receipt of J. Louis Zeringue to his father for the payment of two slaves. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 456.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans