HENDERSON FAMILY PAPERS

Mss. 2876

Inventory

Compiled by

Luana Henderson

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

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

180 items, 1 v.

Geographic Locations

Natchez, Miss., Ouachita Parish, La.

Inclusive Dates

1799-1887

Languages

English

Summary

Financial papers and land documents of the Henderson family, Natchez, Miss.

Access Restrictions

None

Reproduction Note

May be reproduced

Copyright

Copyright of the original materials in this collection has expired, and they are therefore in the public domain.

Citation

Henderson Family Papers, Mss. 2876, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Locations

W:17, OS:H

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

John D. Henderson, his son, Alexander C., and Thomas Henderson were residents of Natchez, Miss. Thomas Henderson was also a planter, merchant and an elder in the nearby First Presbyterian Church.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers of the Henderson family consist of financial and legal records pertaining to business transactions in and around Natchez, Miss. They include bills and receipts for merchandise and services, land documents, stock certificates, and a small account book (1875). Land documents relate to the mortgage and sale of land, and include a land grant for acreage in Ouachita, La. (June 20, 1837). Papers also include land plats (undated) and documents pertaining to the sale of slaves (March 10, 1828, March 11, 1845, Oct. 20, 1846, Dec. 7, 1852, June 22, 1857). Civil War papers concern land and business transactions during the war. Printed items consist of an issue of the New Orleans Price-Current, Commercial Intelligence and Merchants’ Transcript (July 16, 1842) and ten cents scrip issued by the City of Natchez (1862).

INDEX TERMS

Henderson, Alexander C.

Henderson, John D.

Henderson, Thomas

Land grants--Louisiana--Ouachita Parish.

Land titles--Registration and transfer--Mississippi--Natchez.

Natchez (Miss.)--History--18th century.

Natchez (Miss.)--History--19th century.

Slave bills of sale--Mississippi--Natchez.

Slaveholders--Mississippi--Natchez.

Slaves--Mississippi--Natchez.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack location

Box

Folders

Contents

W:17

1

1a-1c

Papers, 1828-1864.

2

Papers, undated.

3

Stock certificates, 1834-1859.

4a-4b

Bills and receipts by topic [horse and saddle, funerals, books, tuitions, newspaper, dentistry, medicine], 1833-1866.

5a-5g

Bills and receipts, 1843-1866, 1887, undated.

6

Printed items, 1842, 1863.

7

Account book, 1875.

OS:H

1

Oversize papers, 1799-1847. Land indentures, Aug. 1799, Jan. 1836, May 1844; accounts, 1835, 1847; land grant, June 20, 1837.