(Mss. 717, 722)
Size. 1 linear ft.; 18 ms. v.; 39 pr. v.
Inclusive dates. 1844-1909.
Summary. Legal and financial papers, correspondence, memorandum books, record books, and printed material.
Access. No restrictions.
rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials
is retained by descendants of the creators of the materials in accordance with
William Acy, Jr. Papers,
Stack location. E:1, F:1, OS:A.
Arrangement. Papers are arranged in chronological order.
William Acy, Jr., born in 1822, was a plantation
Correspondence, legal, and financial papers of William Acy,
Jr. comprise this collection. Personal papers consist primarily of
correspondence with relatives and friends in
Business correspondence provides legal advice from Acy's
attorneys and friends. Correspondence of Francis T. Nicholls pertains to Acy's properties (1888-1892). Letters from T. H. Somerville
concern Standley Plantation, in
Other documents include commissions signed by Louisiana Governors Hebert,
Wickliffe and Moore confirming Acy, Jr.'s election as Justice of the Peace of Ascension Parish
(1855-1861); a petition to the court submitted by James H. Muse against William
Acy, Jr. for slander (Dec. 21, 1882); and a
certificate awarded to Acy by the Amite City Lodge,
No. 175 of the Louisiana Grand Lodge of Freemasons (March 4, 1871). Other legal
papers consist of deeds and documents regarding property Acy
Printed materials consist of maps of Baltimore, Maryland (1901) and London (n.d.); a legal brief submitted to the Louisiana Supreme Court in the case of James H. Muse vs. William Acy (1882); advertising handbills, broadsides, pamphlets, catalogs, and books pertaining to railway travel (1897, 1901, 1907, 1908); hypnosis (1898); treatment of disease; sale of books, baby carriages, and farm equipment, including a cotton gin (1898). Among the medical printed materials is The Physician's Substitute (1850), giving remedies for illnesses, Will You Help a Friend? (1901) and Southern Album (n.d.) containing illustrations and testimonials of prominent Southerners on the success of treatments. Additional printed volumes include the Code of City Ordinances of the City of Natchez, V. 19, (1854-1858); National Geographic Series, No. 5, V. 20, (1867); almanacs (1892, 1895); and issues of the Old Theology Quarterly (April 1889, 1894, 1899, 1900).
Photographs include cartes de viste, a cabinet card and a tintype, mostly of unidentified individuals. Photographs of family members include Elizabeth Stansbury Acy (1859), Mary Elizabeth Marchbanks Stevens Acy (1887), and William Acy, Sr. (1856). Bank books (1866-1883, 1897-1902), memorandum books (1877-1903) and record books (1850-1899) comprise the manuscript volumes.
Stack location Box Folders Contents
E:1 1 1-39 Correspondence, financial records, legal papers, biographical sketch (n.d.),
40 Photographs (1856, 1859, 1887, n.d.)
Stack location Volume Contents
F:1 v. 1 Bank book, William Acy, Jr. (1866-1883).
v. 2 Bank book, William Acy, Jr. (1897-1902).
v. 3 Memorandum book (1877-1881).
v. 4 Memorandum book (1878-1879).
v. 5 Memorandum book (1879-1883).
v. 6 Memorandum book (1880-1883).
v. 7 Memorandum book (1882).
v. 8 Memorandum book (1882-1885).
v. 9 Memorandum book (1883-1887).
v. 10 Memorandum book (1889).
v. 11 Memorandum book (1889).
v. 12 Memorandum book (1903).
v. 13 Memorandum book (n.d.).
v. 14 Receipt book (1850-1899).
v. 15 Record book (1850-1899).
v. 16 Record book (1858-1866).
v. 17 Record book (1873-1882).
v. 18 Record book (1875-1876).
Stack location Volume Contents
19 Code of City Ordinance of the City of
v. 20 National Geographic Series, No. 5. (1867).
v. 21 Richard Frotscher's Almanac and Garden Manual (1895).
v. 22 Sixth
Annual Report of the
Eye, Ear, Nose, and
v. 41 The Physician's Substitute: containing directions . . . (1850).
v. 42 Catalogue and
Announcements 1897, Ginn and
Stack location Box Folder Contents - printed volumes
E:1 1 23 v. 23 An Illustrated Lesson in Hypnotism (1898); v. 24 Tomato Growing, Farmers' Bulletin No. 98 (1898).
28 v. 25 Ginseng, the Crop That's Worth its Weight in Sterling Silver (1901).
15 v. 26 Do the Scriptures Teach That Eternal Torment is the Wages of Sin; OLD THEOLOGY QUARTERLY, no. 1 (April 1889).
18 v. 27 Do You Know?; OLD THEOLOGY QUARTERLY, no. 21 (April 1894).
24 v. 28 Gathering of the Lord's Jewels; OLD THEOLOGY QUARTERLY, no. 44 (Jan. 1899).
26 v. 29 Which is the True Gospel?; OLD THEOLOGY QUARTERLY, no. 49 (April 1900).
18 v. 30 The Bank Depositor and His Relations to the Bank (1894) [two copies].
17 v. 31 Circular to Registers and Receivers ... Location and Assignment of Bounty-land Warrants, Issued July 20, 1875 (1892).
18 v. 32 Circular to Registers and Receivers ... Location and Assignment of Bounty-land Warrants, Issued July 20, 1875 (1894).
28 v. 33 Will You Help a Friend? (1901).
25 v. 34 Special Baby Carriage Catalogue (1899).
20 v. 35 The De Laval Baby Cream Separators (1896).
21 v. 36 The De Laval Baby Cream Separators (1897); v. 37 Industrial Railways for Manufacturing Establishments (1897).
39 v. 38 Southern Album (n.d.).
23 v. 39 1898 Smith Sons Gin and Machine Co. (1898).
17 v. 40 Capital Almanac (1892).
36 v. 43 Challenge of the Mountains, Canadian Pacific Railway (1908).
Stack location Oversize folders Contents
OS:A 1 Textile - needlepoint (n.d.).
2 Financial papers, commissions (1855-1861); Deeds (1886, 1887); Tangipahoa Parish tax assessment (1888).
3 Financial papers, insurance policies (1897, 1899). Advertising broadsides (1898, n.d.); Donaldsonville Chief Supplement (June 1896); ballot (ca. 1900); lease - Standley Plantation (1898);
4 Map of