CARROLL (DANIEL R.) FAMILY PAPERS

(Mss. 1514, 2296)

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
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 8

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SUMMARY

Size.

188 items and 1 manuscript volume

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, La., New York

Inclusive dates.

1864-1948

Bulk dates.

1872-1878

Language.

English

Summary.

Twenty letters from J.R. Carroll pertaining to the management of Ackbar Plantation, a sugar plantation in Jefferson Parish (1877). Also included are an oath of allegiance (1864) and a presidential pardon signed by Andrew Johnson (1865).

Restrictions on access.

Items in vault are restricted. Photocopies and scans are found in the collection (T:6, MRDF 13).

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.

Carroll (Daniel R., and Family) Papers, Mss. 1514, 2296, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

T:6; OS:C; Vault 21; Vault MRDF 13

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Daniel R. Carroll, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, was the owner of Ackbar Plantation, a sugar plantation in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He and his wife, Louise Bendy, lived in New Orleans and had seven daughters and three sons. During the antebellum period, Carroll worked as an agent for the “Princess" and "Natchez" lines of river packets in partnership with Captain Truman Holmes of the firm of Carroll, Holmes and Company. Later, he worked as a New Orleans cotton broker.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Correspondence includes personal letters of Carroll family members, letters (1877) from J. R. Carroll (probably John Ryan Carroll, a brother or a cousin of Daniel Carroll) concerning the management of Ackbar Plantation, and letters (1877-1880) from David Wallace, concerning accounts with Wallace and Company, importers and wholesale dealers in dry goods. Details of plantation management discussed in letters include sugarcane growing, rice planting, the construction of a sugar mill, African American laborers, the purchase of provisions, and the sale of neighboring properties. Financial papers include items (1894) concerning the estates of Daniel R. Carroll and his wife, Louise Bendy, with itemized inventories of their property. Legal items include an oath of allegiance (1864) taken by Daniel R. Carroll and a presidential pardon signed by Andrew Johnson (1865). The collection also contains genealogical notes on the Carroll and Parker families.

A manuscript volume (1874-1908, 1940) contains scrapbook materials including newspaper clippings, printed illustrations and obituaries, and some manuscript entries concerning orders for paper.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Ackbar Plantation (La.)

1877-1878, undated

Plantation store operations concern merchandise bought and sold, prices charged, and description of goods wanted by hands; plantation operations comment on sugar, rice and corn crops, stock raising, supplies, freight charges, construction of cabins and sugar house, fencing, and cutting of lumber. 23 J.R. Carroll letters.

Benefit performances--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1904

Program for benefit for House of Good Shepherd, entertainment by local talent at Grand Opera House, June 11.

Cajuns--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877

Hired person and insurance needed for protection against “plundering Acadians & thieves.”, June 17.

Carnival--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1906

Instructions given Aline Prochaska as Queen of Cousus regarding her arrival and box seats at French Opera House, Feb. 19.

Cattle--Habitat--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877

Overseer comments on destruction of cane by cattle, Feb. 22; recommends area for stock raising, Mar. 6, 14, 24, and Apr. 12.

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

1902-1938, undated

36 miscellaneous clippings include poetry; Frederick J. Haskin’s article on “American Rice Growers,” 1909; celebration of John M. Parker’s golden wedding anniversary, 1938; and the Delgado exhibition of Jay’s collection of Chinese relics, undated

Company stores--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877-1878, undated

Comments on merchandise bought and sold, prices charged, and description of goods wanted by hands at Ackbar Plantation store. 20 J.R. Carroll letters.

Death notices--Louisiana--New Orleans.

undated

Death notice of Mary Emma Carroll, wife of J.G. McLearn, and daughter of D.R. Carroll.

Depressions--1929--United States.

1931-1933

Letters, account and clippings concern “great tragedy of unemployed” resulting in suicide of Lucille Carroll Jay.

Drugs--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877

Shallenberger’s fever and ague pills recommended, Mar. 4 camphor-arnica mixture used by African Americans for cuts, cramps and stomach pains, July 1.

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Dry-goods--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1877-1881

Telegrams, letters, legal documents and statements of account concern liquidation of Wallace and Company and its successor, Wallace, Cary and Company, and later Wallace and Cary.

Freedmen--Louisiana.

1877-1878, undated

Mostly Catholic; comments on work performed, wages, store commodities and clothing in demand, and refusal of overseer to sell “colored water” for whiskey and other inferior products, 20 J.R. Carroll letters.

Immigrants--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1874

Naturalization certificate, June 12, 1860, of [Captain] John R[yan] Carroll, English immigrant in 1817, registered on Sept. 12, 1874.

Jefferson Parish (La.)--Description and travel.

1877-1878, undated

Overseer’s comments on plantation store merchandise, sugar, rice and corn crops, construction of sugar mill and cabins, cattle range, livestock, African American labor, population, and land available for purchase.

Jefferson Parish (La.)--Population.

1877

Insufficient population for third store, Apr. 2; hired person and insurance needed for protection against “plundering Acadians and thieves”, June 17.

Land tenure--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877, undated

Description of Davis place owned by Citizens Bank recommended by overseer for purchase as sugar and stock farm, Mar. 31, Apr. 8 and 12; Jefferson Parish diagram and description of Hayes land, undated; Jefferson Parish Texas lands offered for sale by John Durst, undated Tyler.

Livestock--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877, undated

Chupa-chupa seed recommended for planting; hogs fatten on it, Mar. 19 and Apr. 12, 1877 and undated

Lumbering--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877

Lumber mill supplies Morgan’s Railroad; prices lower than in New Orleans, May 22.

Mules--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877

Comments on operation performed for lampas, Mar. 31

Plantation overseers--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877-1878, undated

Comments on plantation management and plantation store operations, personal living conditions, neighboring plantations for sale, construction of cabins and sugar house, and population of area.

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Plantation owners--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877-1878, undated

Overseer discusses plantation store operations and plantation management, and neighboring plantations for sale.

Restaurants--California--Riverside--Menus.

1909

Noon menu of California Mission Inn, Oct. 27.

Rice--Planting--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877

Culture recommended by overseer, Feb. 22; upland rice seed probably planted; Mar. 8, 24, and 31.

Scrapbooks.

1874-1908, 1940

Order book for paper, 1874, used as scrapbook, 1880-1908, 1940 contains poems, pictures copied from engravings and/or lithographs, obituaries of Daniel R. Carroll and Louisa Bendy Carroll, and an account, 1940, of 16 volunteers, including J.A. Walsh, leaving Baton Rouge for army training.

Southeastern Louisiana College.

1948

Program for 23rd annual commencement week, May 23-27.

Sugar plantations--Louisiana--Jefferson Parish.

1877-1878, undated

Overseer discusses plantation store operations and plantation management, and neighboring plantations for sale.

Texas--Description and travel.

1877, undated

Influx of immigrants to Fort Worth area along railroad line, Apr. 2, 1877; comparison of cattle loss from winter exposure to that in Jefferson Parish, Apr. 12, 1877.

Veterans--Confederate State of America--Death.

1914

Resolution on death of Charles V. Carroll, member of Crescent Regiment of Infantry, by Association of the Army of Tennessee, Louisiana Division, Apr. 10.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

T:6

1

1-10

1870-1897, undated

11

Photocopies of vault items (1864-1865)

2

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Scrapbook, 1874-1908, 1940

OS:C

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1

Certificate declaring John R. Carroll a U.S. citizen (June 1860)

Life insurance policies (1870-1879)

Vault

MRDF 13

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Scans of vault items (1864-1865)

Vault 21

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RESTRICTED: DO NOT PAGE

Oath of allegiance, January 20, 1864

Certificate for registration of oath, January 26, 1864

Presidential pardon signed by Andrew Johnson, October 13, 1865