DAVIDSON (JOHN M.) LEGAL PAPERS

(Mss. 1472)

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

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SUMMARY

Size.

124 items

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, La.; Matamoras, Mexico

Inclusive dates.

1861-1867, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English and Spanish

Summary.

Lawyer in New Orleans who handled cases for client Charles Black, a commission merchant and steamboat owner of Matamoros, Mexico, as well as cases involving steamboats and the United States Commissioner of Claims in Louisiana. Legal papers include bills, receipts, petitions, court summons, acts of sale, and promissory notes of Charles Black, reflecting his financial interests in several steamers and ships.

Restrictions on access.

No restrictions. 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.

Davidson (John M.) Legal Case File; Mss. 1472, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections; LSU Libraries; Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

John M. Davidson was a New Orleans lawyer during the mid-nineteenth century.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Legal case file, in English and Spanish, of John M. Davidson, New Orleans lawyer, pertaining to the business of his client Charles Black, a commission merchant and steamboat owner of Matamoras, Mexico. These include petitions, instruments of protest, court summons, acts of sale of steamboats, and bills and receipts, promissory notes, and other related items concerning Charles Black, reflecting his financial interests in the steamers Edward Fenner and Daisy, and the ships William Hogan and Mary Grazier (1861-1867, undated).

Other items include legal documents consisting of court summons, petitions, memoranda, agreements, promissory notes, bills and receipts, and other related items concerning routine legal matters, including the cases of Alexander Cota vs. steamboat Cornudella for the recovery of machinery (1865-1866), of Stolterfolet Sons and Company vs. Union Insurance Company for reimbursement of value of cedar wood shipped from New Orleans to Liverpool and lost in the wreck of the steamboat Roscoe (1866), and of a few claims presented the Department of Louisiana Claims Commission (1865).

INDEX TERMS

Black, Charles, merchant.

Cornudella (Steamboat)

Daisy (Steamer)

Edward Fenner (Steamer)

Lawyers--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Mary Grazier (Ship)

Memorandums.

Petitions.

Receipts (financial records)

Roscoe (Steamboat)

Shipping--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Shipping--Mexico.

Steamboats--Louisiana.

Steamboats--Mexico.

Summonses.

United States. Commissioners of Claims.

William Hogan (Ship)

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

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Legal papers (1861-1867)