POOLE (EDWARD R.) BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Mss. 1526

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.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1846-1903, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Directory of merchants, captains of ships, planters, lawyers, and relatives of the Poole family.

Organization.

N/A

Restrictions on access.

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

Related collections.

Edward R. Poole Scrapbook, Mss. 850

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Edward R. Poole Directory, Mss. 1526, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location.

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Edward R. Poole (b. 1820) was a New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchant from Maine.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Directory (1846-1903), newspaper clippings (1885-1903), and ephemera compiled by Poole and probably some member of his family. The directory lists, by state and foreign country, the names and addresses of commission and lumber merchants, flatboat traders, ship chandlers, sea captains, planters, lawyers, and relatives; it furnishes some physical identification of each individual listed and frequently mentions the nature of business transacted. Newspaper clippings cover topics such as the Protestant Episcopal Church, Presbyterian ministers, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Spanish American War; obituaries of prominent persons; and printed letterheads and business cards, also arranged by state, are part of the directory.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Commercial directories.

1846-1903, undated

Lists lumber and commission merchants, planters, sea captains, flatboat traders, ship chandlers, etc., by state and foreign country, and records business transacted;

Commission merchants--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1846-1903, undated

List of individuals and firms with whom Poole trades. Gives address, identification, recommendation, and business transacted;

Hursey, Asa Houston, d. 1872.

undated

Has 640 acres on Pearl River in Hancock County, Miss.; may get contract for cross ties, pg 164;

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.

1870

Receives supplies in care of Thomas Kershaw, pg. 160;

Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905.

undated

Picture and description of home and salt mine on Jefferson Island, Iberia Parish, newspaper clipping, pg. 174;

Moss Point (Miss.)

undated

Newspaper clipping concerning “Mossy Pen Point”

Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.

1902

Celebrates 81st birthday, newspaper clipping, pg. 352

Nutt, Julia A. (Julia Augusta), 1822-1897.

undated

Wife of Haller Nutt, plants at “Evergreen” on St. Joseph’s Lake, and resides at “Longwood,” built by Sloan of Philadelphia for $75,000, pg. 156;

Scrapbooks.

1885-1903, undated

Newspaper clippings, letterheads, and cards, arranged by state, pertaining to obituaries of prominent persons, the Episcopal church, Presbyterian ministers, Theodore Roosevelt, the Spanish American War, and business firms;

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Contents

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1 volume containing scrapbook and directory (1846-1903, undated)