ZACHARIE (JAMES SCHATZELL) DIARY

(Mss. 965)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

1 manuscript volume

Geographic locations.

France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany

Inclusive dates.

Sept. 20, 1863-June 10, 1864

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Diary of James Schatzell Zacharie, a prominent New Orleans writer, containing entries relating travels, observations, and impressions of European countries he visited.

Organization.

N/A

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

James Schatzell Zacharie Diary, Mss. 965, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

James S. Zacharie was a prominent New Orleans writer and first president of the Louisiana State Museum Board of Curators.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Diary entries describe Zacharie's observations and impressions of France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, as he travelled through these countries in 1863-1864. He notes the living conditions of Jews in Amsterdam, Holland, and Frankfort, Germany, and the marriage customs of Germans in Brunswick. Zacharie's interests in horse racing, art museums, European royalty, and the theater are also reflected in the diary.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Belgium--Kings and rulers.

1863

Description by Zacharie of the “venerable and revered” King Leopold I at the national fete, Oct. 27

Europe--Description and travel.

1863-1864

Entries by Zacharie relate his travels, observations, and impressions in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany

Germany--Kings and rulers.

1863

Zacharie describes departure at railroad station of the King of Prussia and the Duke of Brunswick, describes their carriages, and states Bismark was in attendance upon the King but kept himself well hid, Nov. 1

Horse racing--Europe.

1863

Race horse owned by [Alfred] Montgomery of New Orleans wins 10,000 francs in Chantilly, France, Sept. 20;

Steeplechase in Spa, Belgium, attended by Zacharie and the Henderson family of New Orleans, Sept. 21-22

Jews--Germany--Frankfort--Social conditions.

1863

Zacharie visits Judenstrasse, or “Jews' Street” in Frankfort, “a reunion of old broken down houses, full of filth both human and material,” Oct. 7

Jews--Netherlands--Amsterdam--Social conditions.

1863

Zacharie comments on the numerous Jews in Amsterdam, their occupations, and wretched living conditions, Oct. 2;

Marriage customs and rites--Germany.

1864

Description of wedding ceremony and celebration, June 9-10

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

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1 item: Zacharie Diary (1863-1864)