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MISSISSIPPI RIVER MAP COLLECTION

Mss. 4818

 

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Spring 2002

Compiled by Catherine G. Jones

and Tara Z. Laver

 

 

Contents of Inventory

 

Summary                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Scope and Content Note

Loose Maps/Container List                                                                     

Index Terms                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                              

Summary

 

Size:

19 items, 1 manuscript volume, 6 CD ROMS.

 

Languages:

English

 

Inclusive

dates:

 

ca. 1856-1878

Geographic     

Locations:

 

Mississippi, Louisiana (along the Mississippi river)

 

Summary:

Loose manuscript maps of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to Jefferson Parish and land along the river, showing land parcels, landings, land ownership, and changes in the course of the river, and a bound volume of cut and pasted in maps of the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership, and landings.

 

Access:

The volume may not be used; must use microfilm.  Loose maps are also available on 6 CD ROMS.

 

Copyright:

Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials is retained by the descendants of the creators of the materials, in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

 

Citation:

Mississippi River Map Collection, Mss. 4818, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisiana State University Libraries.

Stack

locations:

 

OS:M (loose maps);  AA (CD's); Mf:M; Vault (bound volume-do not page)

 

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

 

Comprised of nineteen loose manuscript maps and one bound volume containing manuscript and published maps cut and pasted into the volume.  The loose maps record the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to Jefferson Parish and land along the river, showing land parcels, landings, land ownership and plantation names, and changes in the course of the river.  Notations of when and where the river changed are also given.  The bound volume contains manuscript maps similar to the loose maps and pieces of Marie Adren Persac's map, Plantations on the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans, 1858, also called Norman's Chart of the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans in 1858. These maps depict the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership and plantation names, and landings.  A few notes on blank paper in the volume indicate the presence of sandbars in the river.  This volume may have been used by a Mississippi River boat pilot for navigation.

 

The date of this collection is uncertain.  The Persac map is known to be 1858, but the manuscript map's date is unknown.  The notations of the date of the changes in the river's course were not necessarily made contemporaneously and could have been added at a later date.

 

LOOSE MAPS (Location: OS: M, one folder)

 

The loose maps were numbered by the Louisiana State Transportation Department, and the map number on the chart below refers to that number.  The parish or parishes depicted in each map are given, as are the location and date of changes in the course of the river.  These maps are also available as digital images on 6 CD ROMS, located on M:29.

 

 

 

MAP

 NUMBER

On CD Number

PARISH

RIVER CHANGES DATE/LOCATION

2

1

Jefferson

1875/ Kenner

3

1

Jefferson/St. Charles

1866/ Johnson and Gosset

 

 

 

1867-1869/ Almadia and Fairview

 

 

 

1868/ St. George

 

 

 

1868/ Belle Grove

 

 

 

1872/ George French

 

 

 

1871/ Oakland

 

 

 

1876/ Mrs. Thaphile

4

1

St. Charles

1866/ Ormond

 

 

 

1866/ Mississippi River

 

 

 

1866-1867/ Labranche

 

 

 

1868/ Soniat

 

 

 

1868;1872/ Ashton

 

 

 

1868;1872/ Sarpy

 

 

 

1871/ Railroad added

 

 

 

1872/ Home

 

 

 

1872/ Pecan Grove

 

 

 

1872/ Fausse

 

 

 

1872/ Ranson

 

 

 

1872/ Lonestar

5

1

St. Charles/St. John

1868/ Danjean

 

 

 

1872/ Zoelly

 

 

 

1869-1870/ White Head

 

 

 

1872/ Neumans

 

 

 

1872/ Fausse

 

 

 

1872/ Good Hope

 

 

 

1869-1870/ Hermitage

 

 

 

1866/ Gipsy

 

 

 

1869-1870/ Pecou

6

1

St. John

1872/ Bonnet Carre Courthouse

 

 

 

1873/ Bonnet Carre Point

 

 

 

1871-1872/ Bonnet Carre Bend

 

 

 

1866/ Labranche

 

 

 

1868/ Belle Point

 

 

 

1872;1874/ Corn Land

 

 

 

1868/ Reserve

7

1

St. John/St. James

1867-1868/ Whitney

 

 

 

1867;1872/ Stephenson and Haydel

 

 

 

1868/ Dr. Wendall

 

 

 

1869-1870/ Cambon (Union)

 

 

 

1872/ Laurent and Co.

 

 

 

1874-75/ Mississippi River

 

 

 

1877/ Angelina

8

1

St. James/St. John

1872/ Poche and Brother

 

 

 

1874/ Magnolia

9

2

St. James

1869-1870/ College Point

 

 

 

1870/ Cabanosse

 

 

 

1870/ S.E. Roman

 

 

 

1872;1875/ Levee at Cabahanose

 

 

 

1872/ Convent

10

3

St. James

1866/ {illegible}

 

 

 

1866-1867/ New Hope

 

 

 

1872/ Mrs. Fairchaud

 

 

 

1872/ Celestine

 

 

 

1873/ St. Michael

 

 

 

1873/ {Unidentified}

 

 

 

1873/ {Unidentified}

 

 

 

1874/ Lilly

11

4

Ascension/St. James

1867;1874/ Riverton

 

 

 

186?;1875/ Mrs. Petechaux

 

 

 

1871-1872/ Bowdon

 

 

 

1872/ E. Lacroix

 

 

 

1875-1876/ Point Houmas

12

4

Ascension

1867/ Leblanc

 

 

 

1869-1870; 1873/ D. Landry

 

 

 

1871;1874 E. Lacroix

 

 

 

1872;1874/ Barrowville

 

 

 

1872/ T.A. Landry

 

 

 

1876/ Mrs. P. Dugas

 

 

 

1876/ {Unidentified}

13

4

Ascension/Iberville

1867/ Poche

 

 

 

1870/ {Levee at unidentified location}

 

 

 

1870/ Mount Houma

 

 

 

1872/ {Levee at unidentified location}

 

 

 

1872/ Ashland

14

3

Iberville

1867-1868/ Point Clair

 

 

 

1869-1870/ Point Clair

 

 

 

1872/ Texas

 

 

 

1874/ White Castle

 

 

 

1874/ Celeste

 

 

 

1877/ Mississippi River

15

2

Iberville

1867/ Hebert

 

 

 

1867/ Lavert

 

 

 

1867/ Batts

 

 

 

1869-1870/ Palo Alto

 

 

 

1871-1872/ Monticello-Evergreen

 

 

 

1872/ Dunboyne

 

 

 

1872/ Palo Alto

 

 

 

1874/ Point Pleasant

16

5

Iberville/Plaquemine

1867/ Leblanc

 

 

 

1867-1868/ E.J. Gay

 

 

 

1871-1872/ Rebeca-Lawes and {Dupu?}

 

 

 

1872/ Gourier and Anger

 

 

 

1872/ Rebeca

 

 

 

1873-1874/ Public Road

 

 

 

1873-1874/ Prichard

 

 

 

1875/ Schlatre

 

 

 

1875-1876/ Goudwin

 

 

 

1876/ Craighead

 

 

 

1876/ T. Brown

17

 

5

East Baton Rouge/West Baton Rouge/Iberville

1867/ Allain

 

 

 

1868/ Landry

 

 

 

1869/ Allain

 

 

 

1869-1870/ Hebert

 

 

 

1870/ Daigle

 

 

 

1872/ New Hope

 

 

 

1872/ Convict

 

 

 

1872/ Bergeron

 

 

 

1874-1875/ McKinly

 

 

 

1876/ Woods

 

 

 

1878/ Woodstock

 

 

 

1878/ Daigle

 

 

 

1880/ Mississippi River

 

 

 

*Includes sketch of man in middle of river

18

 

5

East Baton Rouge/ West Baton Rouge

1867-1868/ Gartness

 

 

 

1877/ Bird

19

 

6

City of Baton Rouge/ West Baton Rouge

1874/ McCullun

20

 

6

East Baton Rouge/ West Baton Rouge

NO CHANGES

 

Index Terms

 

Ascension Parish (La.)—Maps

East Baton Rogue Parish (La.)—Maps

Iberville Parish (La.)—Maps

Jefferson Parish (La.)—Maps

Maps

Mississippi River—Maps

Natchez (Miss.)—Maps

Plantations—Mississippi River—Maps

Plantation owners—Louisiana

Plantation owners—Mississippi

Real property—Mississippi River—Maps

Saint Charles Parish (La.)—Maps

Saint James Parish (La.)—Maps

Saint John the Baptist Parish (La.)—Maps

Vicksburg (Miss.)—Maps

West Baton Rouge Parish (La.)—Maps