CHAFFRAIX (MRS. D. A.) PAPERS

(Mss. 1249, 1258)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................... 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 6
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 7

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SUMMARY

Size.

18 items and 5 volumes

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, La.; Mandeville, La.

Inclusive dates.

1892-1904

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English, some French

Summary.

Record books and related items pertaining to benefit performances, sponsored by the Reverend Father Mignot, pastor of St. Louis Cathedral of New Orleans, and Mrs. D. A. Chaffraix, a social and civic leader of New Orleans, for the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions on access.

No restrictions. If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Chaffraix (Mrs. D. A.) Papers; Mss. 1249, 1258; Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections; LSU Libraries; Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

Misc:C; O:4

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Mrs. D.A. Chaffraix was a social and civic leader in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was associated with the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute near Mandeville in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Together with the Reverend Father Mignot, pastor of St. Louis Cathedral of New Orleans, she arranged benefit performances for the institute.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Record books (1892, 1899) and related items pertaining to benefit performances, sponsored by the Rev. Father Mignot, pastor of the St. Louis Cathedral of New Orleans, and by Mrs. D.A. Chaffraix, a social and civic leader of New Orleans, for the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute, near Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish; and a household account book (1904) chiefly for food, and a few personal bills of Mrs. D. A. Chaffraix.

The record books contain alphabetical lists of names of persons solicited for the benefit performances for the Institute, names of persons and number of tickets purchased, and amount of money received for tickets and other donations.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection consists of five manuscript volumes (described below) as well as broadsides, tickets, and programs concerning April Showers, a benefit for the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute (April 3, 1899) as well as a broadside for a benefit for the Protestant Episcopal Children's Home in New Orleans (April 28, 1899). Other items include bills and receipts for food, lighting, and fuel (1904), a visiting card of Michel Lelong (undated), and a blank draft and record sheet with a Crescent City Mills watermark (undated).

Manuscript Volumes

Volume 1

Record Book (1892)

Record book of Reverend Father Mignot for charitable entertainment for the Chinchuba Deaf and Mute Institute held at the Grunewald Hall, New Orleans.

Volume 2

Record Book (1892)

Record book containing alphabetical list of names of persons solicited and a summary of receipts and expenditures for the performance.

Volume 3

Record Book (1899)

Record book of Mrs. D.A. Chaffraix listing contributors and returns from the benefit program, April Showers, sponsored for the Chinchuba Deaf and [Mute] Institute, and containing newspaper clippings, in French and English, concerning the event.

Volume 4

Record Book (1899)

Record book listing returns from the program, April Showers, given for the benefit of the Chinchuba Deaf and Dumb Institute.

Volume 5

Household Account Book (1904)

Account book listing household expenses, largely food.

INDEX TERMS

Account books.

Broadsides.

Charities--Louisiana.

Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute (Mandeville, La.)

Deaf children--Louisiana.

Deaf--Institutional care--Louisiana.

Deafness in children--Louisiana.

Protestant Episcopal Children's Orphan Home.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Contents (with dates)

Misc.C

Broadsides, tickets, receipts (1892-1904, undated)

O:4

Volumes 1-5