CHARLES ANDREW JOHNSON PAPERS

(Mss. 1318)

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
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

514 items and 1 manuscript volume

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, La.

Inclusive dates.

1832-1896

Bulk dates.

1858-1894

Language.

English, French, Spanish

Summary.

Papers of Charles Andrew Johnson, native of New Haven, Connecticut, and a lawyer residing in New Orleans for 55 years.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically

Restrictions on access.

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.

Charles Andrew Johnson Papers, Mss. 1318, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Stack location(s).

UU:65, OS:J

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Charles Andrew Johnson, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, was a lawyer in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served as judge for the 2nd Judicial District at Donaldsonville in 1843, and in 1855, began a partnership with Henry Denis in the New Orleans firm Johnson, Denis, Berault and Legendre. Johnson died in New Orleans in 1896.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains passports (in French, English, and Spanish) of Sidney L. Johnson (1832-1833, 1841) and Charles Andrew Johnson (1865); letters in French from Michael Thomassin Andry, a Louisiana planter, to Charles A. Johnson discussing personal and business affairs (1858); letters from Thomas S. Burbank concerning money owed to Andry (1861); military passes (1863-1864); a receipt for bonds from the Confederate States Depositary's Office (1864); and a number of bank checks (1866-1869).

Two letters and a newspaper clipping (1873) relate to lawsuits of Charles A. Johnson. Repair estimates and plans of architects Charles Lewis Hillger and William Fitzner concern the restoration of the "Seamen's Home" on New Levee Street and the repair of buildings formerly occupied by the Fairbanks and Gilman Sugar Refinery in New Orleans (1876). Also included are account sheets; bills for merchandise; rent receipts; checks drawn from the Bank of America; a broadside of the New York, Havana & Mexican Mail Steamship Line (1875); and a broadside of the resolutions passed by the Bar of New Orleans at the death of Edward Anthony Bradford (1870). Also included are a number of documents from the New Orleans gentleman's club, the Boston Club, such as Charles Johnson's notification of membership (1885), a wine list; various circular letters; checks written for annual subscription (1885-1887); and balance sheets (1889-1891). Also included is a photograph of Charles A. Johnson (undated) and funeral announcements following Johnson's death (February 4, 1896). Finally, a notebook containing genealogical notes, newspaper clippings, and ancestral tables is found in the collection (1889).

INDEX TERMS

Andry, M. T. (Michael Thomassin), 1811-ca. 1871.

Architects--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Boston Club of New Orleans.

Broadsides.

Burbank, Thomas S.

Fitzner, William.

Hillger, Charles Lewis.

Johnson, Charles Andrew, 1818-1896.

Johnson, Sidney L.

Lawyers--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

New Orleans (La.)--History.

New York, Havana & Mexican Steamship Line.

Passports.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

UU:65

1a

1-6

1832-1889

1b

7-8

1890-1894

9a

Photograph, undated

9b

Funeral announcements, 1896

10

Genealogical Notebook, 1889

OS:J

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1

Oversize materials:

Sidney Johnson passports (1832-1865)

Broadside (1875)

Building repair estimates (1876)

Balance of Boston Club books (1889-1891)