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Turnbull-Allain Family Papers

(Mss. 4261)

Inventory



Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Subgroups, Series and Subseries Descriptions

Index Terms

Container List

Size.

15 linear feet.

Geographic locations.

Louisiana; Mississippi; Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama;

Inclusive dates.

1784-1941.

Bulk dates.

1820-1890.

Languages.

English, Spanish, French.

Summary.

Correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, personal papers, printed items, and photographs of cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Early documents reflect involvement of members of the Turnbull family in the fur trade, in colonial Louisiana. Other papers reflect planting activities of members of the related Stirling, Lobdell, and Allain families from the 1820s into the twentieth century.

Access.

No restrictions.

Related collection.

John Joyce Diary (Mss. #4342)

Citation.

Turnbull-Allain Family Papers, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.



Biographical/Historical Note



John Turnbull (d. Aug. 24, 1799) and his brother, Walter, came to Louisiana from England in the 1770s. From their base in Louisiana, they traded furs, provisions, slaves, livestock, and agricultural produce including indigo and tobacco. John Turnbull founded the trading firm, Turnbull & Joyce, in partnership with John Joyce. The firm was active from the 1770s to about 1800. It was based in Louisiana and traded in New Orleans, Natchez, Mobile, Pensacola, the Chickasaw Nation, and London. The firm purchased pelts and skins from a number of Native Americans, mostly of the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes. Turnbull and Joyce were involved in the slave trade and may have brought slaves to Louisiana from Jamaica and the West Indies. The accounts of Turnbull & Joyce were kept by Charles Norwood, a relative of the Turnbull Family by marriage. Norwood resided in New Orleans and assisted in the management of the estates of Joyce and Turnbull after their deaths.

John Joyce was an Englishman who fought in Canada during the American Revolution on the side of the British. He traded furs, slaves, and goods in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Alabama. Joyce owned Magnolia Mound Plantation from 1791 until his death in 1798. After Joyce's death, his widow, Constance Rochon Joyce, married Armand Gabriel Allard Duplantier (1753-1827), a soldier and planter. Walter Turnbull resided in Nassau where he owned a cotton plantation and lived with his wife, Mary, his son, John, and at least two daughters.

In addition to his trading interests, John Turnbull owned plantations near Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. He and his wife, Catherine (nee Rucker), had children John (d. ca. 1822), Daniel (1796-1861), James F. (d. before 1831), George, William, Susannah (d. before 1831), Isabella (married Robert Semple), Sarah (married Lewis Stirling), and Walter (d. ca. 1838). After the death of her husband, Catherine managed the family business affairs with the assistance of Charles Norwood. She jointly owned a plantation in Saint Mary Parish with her son-in-law, John Towles and had properties in New Orleans. She tutored children of planters and business people including Charles Norwood and Alexander Stirling.

Alexander Stirling's son, Lewis Stirling (1786-1858), and grandson, Lewis Stirling (1819-1901), lived on Wakefield Plantation near St. Francisville, Louisiana. Wakefield Plantation produced cotton, sugar and molasses. Stirling (1819-1901) was made a colonel in the Louisiana Militia in 1861 by order of Louisiana Governor Thomas Overton Moore. Stirling's sister, Ann Mathilda Stirling (1811-1890) was married to John Little Lobdell (1791-1867). Ann, her daughter, Sarah Turnbull Allain, and some of her grandchildren lived on Wakefield Plantation at various times after the death of her husband. Sarah and her children continued to live on the plantation after Stirling's death in 1901. Sarah's husband, V. F. Allain, died ca. 1873.

V. F. Allain worked as a plantation overseer after the Civil War until his death. He was a member of the 5th Company of the Washington Artillery during the War. V. F. Allain lived on Belmont Plantation in West Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during the 1860s. He married Sarah Turnbull Lobdell (1845-1926) in 1868. Their children were V. F. ("Frank", b. Sept 13, 1869), Helene, Annie, Sara, Lillie (b. 1868, married Bob Hereford), and May (d. 1941, married Dr. Sidney C. Barrow).

In addition to Belmont Plantation, V. F. Allain managed Hard Times and Pecan Grove plantations. Beginning in 1870, he was an overseer of Maryland and Virginia plantations, and "sheriff and keeper" of Magnolia Plantation. Several of the plantations were owned in part by Charles Henry Stocker, an African-American businessman of New Orleans, and financed through the commission company, Clapp Brothers & Co. V. F. Allain's relative, Theophile Allain (1846-1921), also managed Hard Times, Maryland, and Virginia plantations for Stocker. Maryland and Virginia Plantations were bankrupt and sold in the mid 1870s. Theophile was the son of Sosthene Allain and one of his slaves. He was born on Australian Plantation in West Baton Rouge Parish, was educated in New Orleans and New Jersey, and traveled with his father in Europe.

V. F. and Sarah Allain's daughters earned livelihoods by sewing and teaching school from the 1880s to the 1910s. Annie Allain ran a busy sewing business from the 1890s to about 1909. His daughter, Helene Allain, lost her sight in the 1880s and was educated at the Louisiana State School for the Blind in Baton Rouge. She then taught at the school beginning in the early 1900s. V. F. (Frank) Allain worked as a pharmacist and founded a drug company called the Allain Drug Company, Limited, in Morgan City, Louisiana in the early 1900s. He sold the business in 1913.


Scope and Content Note



The papers are divided into two major subgroups: the Turnbull and Joyce family papers, and the Allain family papers.

The Turnbull and Joyce family papers include financial papers, legal documents, and correspondence, 1783 to 1833, which document the lives of John Turnbull, his commercial partner, John Joyce, and members of their families. Early documents pertain to John Joyce and John and Walter Turnbull and their business concerns as traders of furs, slaves, indigo, and produce in Louisiana, Mississippi, the Chickasaw Nation, and the West Florida region. Correspondence reflects subjects documented by the financial papers including the colonial fur trade, planting, and economic conditions in Louisiana. Some personal family letters relate to social events, religion, education, and domestic matters. Legal papers document the estates of Turnbull, Joyce, and others and include lists of slaves owned.

The Allain family papers (dates) include papers of the related Stirling and Lobdell families and consist of correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, plantation management and personal papers, printed items and photographs. The papers document family members' lives and activities as planters in West Baton Rouge, Iberville, and West Feliciana Parishes, Louisiana. Much of the correspondence of Lewis Stirling (1786-1858), his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was written from Wakefield Plantation. The bulk of the correpondence was written by his grand daughter, Sarah Turnbull Lobdell (who married V. F. Allain), and her children. Wakefield, the family home, produced cotton, sugar, and molasses. Financial papers chiefly reflect production and sales of commodities grown on this and other family properties by Lewis Stirling, V. F. Allain, and others. Plantation management papers include lists of slaves and, later, field hands. Other papers include military orders of Stirling's son, Lewis Stirling (1819-1901), manuscript writings, poetry, educational materials, and braile writings of Sarah's daughter, Helene. Some early documents concern the families' legal ties to the estates of John Turnbull and John Joyce.



Subgroups, Series, and Subseries Descriptions



Subgroup 1. Turnbull and Joyce family papers, 1783-1833

Papers relate to the commercial partnership Turnbull & Joyce, and include papers of family members and associates.
 

I. Financial papers, 1783-1833
 

Financial papers of Turnbull & Joyce firm are filed chronologically and chiefly record transactions, debts, and credits of the company (1787-1812). Many of these records were copied and annotated by Charles Norwood who worked to recover debts and settle the company's accounts after the deaths of Turnbull and Joyce. Recorded are sales of slaves, peltry, dry goods, cotton and other produce, tafia, and livestock. Papers record goods sold and traded to Native Americans, with a record of slaves sold to Cletabie, Camel's Son, a Chickasaw (1784). Separate folders contain records of the firm's accounts with the following individuals: James Fletcher, (1798-1803), Olivier Hevezin (1800-1808), R. Gireaudeau, a brick maker (1796-1803, some oversize), Gilbert Leonard (1801-1832), and Joshua Pannill (1802-1804). Other financial papers relate to Catherine Turnbull, Constance Joyce, and other members of the Turnbull and Joyce families. Included are receipts for the education of children of John and Constance Joyce. Financial memoranda contain notes on slaves owned and sold.

II. Correspondence, 1788-1831

Correspondence concerns affairs of John Turnbull and John Joyce. Letters by Charles Norwood, primarily written to Catherine Turnbull, concern the settlement of debts and credits of the late trading partnership of Turnbull & Joyce. Letters contain references to sales of slaves, management of property owned by Catherine Turnbull in New Orleans, and former dealings of the Turnbull partnerships, including transactions with Panton, Leslie & Co. Among the correspondents are Catherine Turnbull, Mary Turnbull, Walter Turnbull, John Bisland, Armand Gabriel Allard Duplantier, and John Towles. A letter written by the firm Ferguson & Wooley to Daniel Clark (1800), and a letter concerning the accounts of Gen. McGilluray with Turnbull & Joyce are included. Some letters are accompanied by typed transcriptions which were not prepared by LLMVC staff.


 
 

III. Legal documents, 1784-1830, n.d.

Legal documents of John Turnbull and John Joyce concern the activities of their partnership, and their properties as individuals. Documents (1784-1798) relate to land titles, ownership of slaves, settlement of debts, and transfers of mortgages. Later legal documents (1800-1830) relate to the settlement of the estates of John Turnbull, John Joyce, and the firm, Turnbull & Joyce. Included are papers related to a lawsuit of the Turnbull & Joyce estate against Gilbert Leonard (1810-1830), legal memoranda of Charles Norwood (1799-1817), and the settlement of a title dispute of a plantation owned by Catherine Turnbull (1810, 1822, n.d.). Other papers relate to the settlement of the estate of Francisco Bouligny (1790-1808), and the estate of Luis Duret, and Mauricio Durrant. Duret left his estate to his African-American wife, Isabelle, and her children. Documents establish their status as free blacks. Included is a manuscript copy (n.d., in French) of civil and criminal legal codes which were written at the order of Spanish Governor of Louisiana, Alexander O'Reilly.


 
 

Subgroup 2. Allain family papers
 

1. Correspondence, 18--

Correspondence of Lewis Stirling (1786-1858) reflects personal life and matters related to the management of Wakefield Plantation. One letter (1856, Aug. 17) describes a storm which damaged Louisiana costal settlements. Letters of Lewis Stirling's children and relatives comprise much of the correspondence of the mid to late 19th century. Principal correspondents include Lewis Stirling (1819-1901), Catherine Mary Hereford (1809-1895, nee Stirling), John L. Lobdell (1791-1867), Ann Mathilda Lobdell (1811-1890, nee Stirling), Lewis S. Lobdell, John L. Lobdell (d. 1910), C. H. "Kittie" Lewis (nee Lobdell), and Annie Mhoon (nee Lobdell). Some letters (1830s) of John L. Lobdell (1791-1867, Lewis Stirling's son-in-law) and others relate to the settlement of the estates of John Turnbull and John Joyce. Most correspondence concerns personal and family matters.

Letters of Sarah T. Allain (nee Lobdell), her husband, V. F. Allain, and their children and relatives comprise most of the correspondence. Letters of V. F. Allain concern family matters and the management of plantation and farming properties. Letters of Sarah T. Allain were chiefly written from Lewis Stirling's Wakefield Plantation where she and her children lived. Letters discuss farm tenancy, the education and employment of the Allain children, social activities, and the health of family members including the onset of blindness in Sarah T. Allain's daughter, Helene. During the 1870s, Sarah wrote some letters from Tally Ho Plantation. Some of Helene Allain's braile correspondence is included. Braile labels are attached to some letters in the collection. Correspondence of V. F. (Frank) Allain contains letters related to his work as a pharmacist and includes some letters from A. Villeret, a friend and business associate in Bayou Sara. Other letters document Frank's work as postmaster of Bayou Sara, 1901-1902.

Included is an extensive body of correspondence between Annie L. Allain and Henry M. Stewart. The two were engaged, but never married. They corresponded from 1896-1908. Henry Stewart sometimes signed his name "Peter." He worked as a railroad engineer and as a manager of plantation and farming properties, notably Laurel Hill and Angola Plantations. Henry's letters make frequent reference to the scarcity and reliability of African American laborers. Letters also mention incidents of violence among and toward African Americans in Louisiana. The Stewart family resided on Laurel Hill Plantation. Letters to Annie L. Allain from Henry's sisters, Ida, Louise F., Genie, and C. M. Stewart are included.

II. Financial papers

Financial papers of Lewis Stirling include cotton factors' statements and receipts documenting cotton, sugar, and molasses produced on Wakefield Plantation. Statements and invoices from New Orleans commission merchants G. Burke & Co. (1849-1850), W. & D. Urquhart (1855-1878, some oversize), Butt, Flash & Lyon (1867), Phelps, McCulloch & Co. (1872-1873), Britton & Mayson (1878-1883), and Meyer, Weis & Co. (1873) document commodities sold and expences incured on Wakefield Plantation. Included are merchant's receipts, railroad and steamer receipts (some oversize), statements for work done, and statements (1880) related to the repair of Mrs. Catherine Mary Hereford's (Lewis Stirling's sister's) property.

Receipts from the Civil War period record provisions supplied by Stirling to Confederate Troops. Some Lobdell family bills, receipts, and memoranda (1828-1880) are included.

Later financial papers document earnings and expenses of Allain family members and the management of plantations in West Baton Rouge and Iberville, Louisiana. In 1866, V. F. Allain worked managing Pecan Grove Plantation in West Baton Rouge. Statements (1866-1869) from the factor A. F. Dunbar & Co. reflect goods shipped to Pecan Grove Plantation. Letters and statements to V. F. Allain from David Urquhart document expenses and goods shipped to Belmont Plantation (1869-70), a plantation managed by Allain. Belmont was partly owned by A. Guesnard of New Orleans whose letters to V. F. Allain concern plantation management. Letters to V. F. Allain from Clapp Brothers & Co (1868-1876) document Allain's management of the West Baton Rouge plantations Maryland and Virginia. Charles H. Stocker, an African American of New Orleans, was a part owner of these plantations and his letters to Allain concerning plantation management are filed among the Clapp Brothers & Co. financial papers. Letters (1868) from Stocker to Theophile Allain, an African American businessman, planter, and politician, discuss the management of Stocker's Hard Times Plantation, also in West Baton Rouge. From 1873-1874, Allain was Sheriff and Keeper of Magnolia Plantation near Bayou Goula, Louisiana. Statements from factor Edward J. Gay & Co. reflect expenses there during this period.

Bills, receipts, and accounts of A. M. Lobdell (one oversize), Sarah T. Allain, Annie L. Allain, V. F. (Frank) Allain, and other family members document their activities and expenses. Some receipts document Annie L. Allain's sewing business. Receipt books, memoranda books, and account books of Annie L. Allain, Sarah T. Allain, Sara L. Allain, and Helene Allain are included. Some of Helene's accounts are in braille. Frank Allain's work as a pharmacist and as postmaster in Bayou Sara is documented by bills, receipts, and business correspondence.

III. Legal documents

Among the legal papers of Lewis Stirling is an item related to a dispute over the housing of Confederate troops in the Stirling household (March 14, 1863), a description of the shooting death of a Negro boy (June 20, 1864), and items related to lawsuits. Orders from the Police Jury of West Feliciana Parish for the building and maintanence of roads are included. These orders demanded the labor of hands working for local property owners. Lists of freedmen and hands of property owners are included. Lewis Stirling was appointed overseer of his "road district" in July, 1866.

Legal papers (some in Spanish) of John L. Lobdell chiefly consist of items (1840s-1860s, some oversize) related to the legal settlement of land titles in West Baton Rouge Parish, including Bayous Plantation, a description of Bayous Plantation as it was offered for sale (1862), and related documents. Some correspondence of John L. Lobdell pertains to land title claims. Papers include licenses (1821-1822, 1850-1951, some oversize) to practice law in New York State and New Orleans, Louisiana; slave bills of sale (1829, 1839); a power of attorney (1866); a rental agreement with a freedman (1868); and printed legal briefs including one related to John L. Lobdell's suit to recover the title to lands in West Baton Rouge Parish (184-?, housed with printed items).

Legal papers of V. F. Allain include items related to court cases, his appointment as road and levee inspector (1867); and a document recording seizure by court order of land and movable property on Pecan Grove Plantation by the sheriff of West Baton Rouge Parish (1867-1868). The plantation had been managed by V. F. Allain and was seized by David Pipes from its owner John Bird. Other items include a document (1873) recording the cancellation of the lease of Virginia Plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, by Miss Eulalie Virginia Amous to J. J. Gidiere and Charles Henry Stocker; and documents (1873, 1874) relating to V. F. and Sosthene B. Allains' management of Theresa and Magnolia Plantations, owned by Edward J. Gay of Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

IV. Plantation management papers, 1859-1888, n.d.
Items documenting plantation management by members of the Stirling, Lobdell, and Allain families include slave lists, lists of laborers, and memoranda. One list (1859) records the names, ages, and specializations of 148 slaves on Bayou Plantation. A ledger (1873-1878) of Magnolia Plantation kept by V. F. Allain records supplies used on the plantation, cash accounts, statements of labor used, and a blacksmith's account. Other manuscript volumes were kept by V. F. and Sarah T. Allain and include a plantation diary (1875-1876) and time books (1877-1880) for Tally Ho Plantation, other time books (1874-1878), an account book listing rations for laborers on Tally Ho Plantation (1878-1879), and memoranda books (1877-1928), some containing horticultural notes by Sarah T. Allain. Some oversize memoranda and two oversize plat drawings (1865, n.d.) are included.

V. Personal papers, 1826-1939

Personal papers document the lives, interests, education, and social backgrounds of Allain, Stirling, and Lobdell family members. Included are military orders and oaths of allegiance (1860s, one oversize) of Lewis Stirling; a masonic certificate (1826?) and genealogical notes of John L. Lobdell; voters' registration forms for V. F. Allain and Lewis Stirling (1870-1874); and lists of movable property. Writings and educational materials (1851-1939) consist of a manuscript novel or short story set in Louisiana during the Civil War; school composition books; essays, poetry and prose; manuscript sheet music (some oversize); notes on Kindergarten teaching methodology; a school autograph album; and diplomas (one oversize) and report cards. Also included are recipes, remedies, needlework instructions, a drawing for a patented press (1870, oversize), lists of books owned, a death notice for Aspasie Helene LeBlanc Allain, memoranda, and textile items and a dried botanical specimen.

A large portion of the personal papers consist of braille writings of Helene Allain and others. Example alphabets of New York Point Braille are included along with braille transcriptions of poetry, lyrics, prose fiction, and essays on literary figures, musicians, and other topics. Among the braille items are issues of Institution times, a publication edited by Helene Allain, probably while at the Institute for the Blind in Baton Rouge; the charter of the Institute for the Blind; a catalog of books in the "BPA Library"; a list of books read, 1907-1911; and a journal (1908) of a seaside vacation with recipes and expenses recorded. All of the braille items are in New York Point.

V. Printed items and graphic materials, 1832-1934

Printed items consist of broadsides, pamphlets, catalogs, almanacs, advertisements, calling cards, postcards, and other ephemera. Some significant items include a broadside (1838, oversize) which sets forth John L. Lobdell's stance on Abolition during his political campaign for election as Representative in the Louisiana House for West Feliciana; legal briefs of John L. Lobdell (184-, 1858); and an editorial (1899) by Theophile T. Allain, “The Negro in War.” Two Confederate imprints, Official copy of the Militia Law of Louisiana (1862) and Circular 1, Conscript Bureau for East Louisiana (1864) have been removed from the collection and are cataloged separately in the Louisiana Collection. Other pamphlets and publications include medical and veterinary treatises, literary publications, and issues of serials, newspapers, and musical publications. Ephemera include advertisements, catalogs, and circular letters related to the Louisiana Institute for the Blind and education for the blind, masonic organizations, agriculture, household goods, cookery, the Louisiana lottery, and other related subjects. Also included are calling cards, dance cards, post cards, and other graphic materials. Photographs include informal portraits of individuals and scenes of railroad bridges and a steamboat. Newspaper clippings (1862-1936) on topics of social events, Louisiana history and news, education for the blind, gardening, horticulture, cooking, health, poetry, and religion have been copied onto permalife paper for their preservation. Sheet music (1832-1903) is arranged by publisher. A list of music publishers in the collection is available as an appendix.



Index Terms

Turnbull, John, d. 1799

1. I-III

Turnbull, Walter

1. I-II

Turnbull, Catherine, d. ca. 1832

1. I-III

Norwood, Charles

1. I-III

Joyce, John, d. 1798

1. I-III

Duplantier, Armand Gabriel Allard, 1753-1827

1. II

Bouligny, Francisco, 1736-1805

1. III

Fletcher, James, d. 1804 June 3

1. I

Turnbull & Joyce

1. I-III

O'Reilly, Alexander, 1725-1794

1. III

Clapp Brothers & Co.

2. II

G. Burke & Co.

2. II

W. & D. Urquhart

2. II

Butt, Flash & Lyon

2. II

Britton & Mayson

2. II

Phelps, McCulloch & Co.

2. II

Meyer, Weis & Co.

2. II

Stirling, Lewis, 1786-1858

2. I-V

Stirling, Lewis, 1819-1901

2. I-V

Lobdell, Ann Mathilda, 1811-1890

2. I-II

Lobdell, John Little, 1791-1867

2. I, III

Lobdell, John L., d. 1910

2. I, III

Lobdell, Lewis Stirling

2. I

Lobdell, James L.

2. I

Hereford, Catherine Mary, 1809-1895

2. I-II

Stirling, James, 1812-1860

2. I

Lewis, Catherine H. ("Kittie")

2. I

Allain, Sarah Turnbull, 1845-1926

2. I-II, IV-V

Allain, V. F. (Villneuve Francois), d. ca. 1873

2. I-V

Allain, Theophile T., 1846-1921

2. II

Stocker, Charles Henry

2. II

Allain, Sosthene B.

2. II

Allain, V. F. (Frank), b. 1869

2. I-II, IV-V

Allain, Annie L.

2. I-II, V

Allain, Helene Aspasie

2. I-II, V

Barrow, May Aline, d. 1941

2. I

Barrow, Sidney C.

2. I

Louisiana Institute for the Blind (Baton Rouge, La.)

2. I, V

Plantations--Louisiana

1. I-III, 2.I-V

Cotton growing--Louisiana

2. I-IV

Cotton trade--Louisiana

1.I-III, 2.II

Sugar trade--Louisiana

1.I-III, 2. II

Sugar growing--Louisiana

2. I-IV

Chickasaw Indians

1.I

Fur trade

1.I-III

Slave-trade

1.I-III, 2.II-IV

Slavery--Louisiana

1.I-III, 2. II-IV

Slaves--Condition of slaves

1.III

Slaves--Emancipation

1. III

Horticulture--Louisiana

2. IV

New Orleans (La.)--History

1. I-III, 2. I-III, V

Commission merchants--Louisiana

1. I-III, 2. II

Music

2. V

Farm tenancy--Louisiana

2. I-II

Ephemera

2. V

Photoprints

2. V

Wills

1. III, 2. III

 

Container List

Stack
location Box Folder Contents
Financial papers

C:98

1

1-7

Turnbull & Joyce receipts and accounts, 1787-1812, n.d.

8-9

Turnbull & Joyce Account books, memoranda book, 1795-1798

10-14

ccounts of individuals with Turnbull & Joyce: James Fletcher, Olivier Hevezin, Gireandeau, Gilbert Leonard, Joshua Pannill, 1798-1832

15-16

Joyce family, 1798-1806

17-21

Turnbull family, 1800-1833

22

Slave documents, memoranda, 1794, 1806, n.d.

OS:T

1

Financial papers, Turnbull & Joyce, Gireandeau, 1784-1813

Correspondence

C:98

2

1

Turnbull & Joyce business letters, 1788-1802

2

James Fletcher, 1798-1803

3-6

Charles Norwood to John and Catherine Turnbull and others, 1796-1810

7

Catherine Turnbull, 1806, 1822, 1831

8

Walter Turnbull, 1802, 1810

Legal documents

C:98

2

9-10

Turnbull & Joyce, 1784-1798

11

Turnbull & Joyce estate documents, 1799-1822

12

Turnbull & Joyce estate vs. Gilbert Leonard, 1810-1830

13

John Turnbull estate, 1800-1810

14

Charles Norwood, legal memoranda, 1799-1817

15

Catherine Turnbull, 1810, 1822

16-18

Estate papers of Bouligny, Duret, Durrant, 1790-1808

19

Legal code, [17--]

OS:T

1

Turnbull & Joyce estate documents, 1810-1812.

Correspondence

C:99

3

1-4

Lewis Stirling (1786-1858), Lewis Stirling (1819-1901), 1835-1900

5-7

James L. Stirling (1812-1860), Sarah Pirrie Stirling, Daniel Stirling, 1850-1861

8-9

Catherine Mary Hereford, 1869

10-11

John L. Lobdell (1791-1867), 1834-1866

12-25

Ann Mathilda Lobdell, 1856-1897

26-29

Lewis S. Lobdell, 1850-1897

30-33

John L. Lobdell, 1869-1908

34

Carrie Lobdell, 1887-1919

35

James L. Lobdell, 1869-1884

36-41

C.H. "Kittie" Lewis, 1869-1919

C:100

4

1-3

Annie Mhoon, James Mhoon, 1877-1925

4-5

Aline D. Allain, Charles J. Allain, 1859, 1882-1888

6-13

V. F. Allain, 1857-1880

14-31

Sarah T. Allain, 1868-1919

C:101

5

1-19

Sarah T. Allain, 1867-1924

20-33

V. F. (Frank) Allain, 1881-1920

C:102

6

1-6

Sara L. Allain, 1885-1924

7-9

Lillie Allain, 1878-1917

10-15

May Barrow (nee Allain), 1888-1925

16-24

Helene Allain, 1885-1941

25

A. H. Allain, 1933, 1935

26-29

Allain family, invitations, seasonal greeting cards, miscellaneous, 1843-1935

C:103

7

1-25

Annie L. Allain, 1880-1919

C:104

8

1-5

Annie L. Allain, 1896-1901

6-23

Henry M. Stewart, 1890-1925

Financial papers

C:105

9

1-14

Lewis Stirling factors' statements, 1855-1883

15

Lewis Stirling, Wakefield Plantation expenses, 1860-1863

16-33

Lewis Stirling, Bills and receipts, 1836-1901

34-38

Lewis Stirling, Tax receipts, freight receipts, 1839-1883

39-40

Stirling family memoranda, 1843-1901

41-42

Lobdell family bills, receipts, and memoranda, 1828-1880

C:106

10

1-12

V. F. Allain factors' statements, 1866-1876

13-14

Allain family bills of lading, tax receipts, 1873-1892

15-24

V. F. Allain bills and receipts, 1858-1880

25-31

S. T. Allain, A. M. Lobdell bills and receipts, 186- - 1918

32-34

Allain family memoranda and miscellaneous bills, 1886-1907

C:107

11

1

V. F. (Frank) Allain, cotton brokers' accounts, 1903-1909

2-3

V. F. (Frank) Allain, pharmaceutical business correspondence, 1888-1913

4-5

V. F. (Frank) Allain, insurance documents, tax receipts, 1891-1921

6

V. F. (Frank) Allain, bills and receipts, 1891-1919

7-18

Annie L. Allain, bills and receipts, 1897-1906

C:107

11

19-21

Manuscript volumes, Annie L. Allain, Sarah T. Allain, Sara L. Allain, Helene Allain, account books, memoranda books, receipt books, 1903-1910

22

Helene Allain, accounts, in braille, (n.d.)

OS:T

2

Stirling, Allain, Lobdell accounts, 1855-1892

Legal documents

C:108

12

1-2

Lewis Stirling, 1861-1882

3-12

John L. Lobdell, 1806-1879

13

V. F. Allain, Sarah T. Allain, 1867-1877, 1901

OS:T

3

John L. Lobdell, 1821-1858

Plantation Management papers

C:109

13

1-2

Lists of slaves and laborers, 1859-1876

3

John L. Lobdell, stud fees, 186-

4-5

V. F. Allain, memoranda, n.d.

6-7

V. F. Allain, Magnolia Plantation ledger, 1873-1878

8

Manuscript volumes, V. F. Allain, Sarah T. Allain, 1874-1888, n.d. (11 volumes)

9

Sarah T. Allain, memoranda book, bulbs and plants bought 1926-1928

OS:T

4

Memoranda, plat drawings, 1865, n.d.

Personal papers

C:109

13

10

Lewis Stirling, military orders, oaths of allegiance, 1862-1868

11-12

John L. Lobdell, masonic certificate, genealogical notes, 1826-1859

13-14

V. F. Allain, military form, voter registration forms, 1870-1875

15

Lists of property, n.d.

16-24

Essays, fictional writings, school compositions, diplomas, 1851-1939

25-26

Poetry, 185- -1889

27-28

Manuscript music, n.d.

29

Drawings, plans, n.d.

30-33

Recipes, prescriptions, needlework instructions, 1925, n.d.

34

Lists of books, n.d.

35-38

Eulogy, memoranda, addresses, textile items, 1888-1903, n.d.

39

Braille alphabets, n.d.

40-41

Braille poetry transcripts, n.d.

C:110

14

1-2

Braille transcripts, Institution times, n.d.

3

Braille transcript, charter for the Institute of the Blind, n.d.

4-5

Braille transcripts, lists of books, 1907-1911

6

Braille notebook, vacation journal, 1908

7

Braille addresses, n.d.

8-19

Braille transcripts, essays, 1897, n.d.

20-33

Braille transcripts, poems, lyrics, songs, 1903-1913

OS:T

5

Diploma, military commission, patent drawing, manuscript sheet music, 184- -1870, n.d.

Printed items, graphic materials

C:111

15

1-17

Imprints, 1842-1919

18-34

Ephemera, advertisements, miscellaneous, 1847-1934

35-39

Musical publications, 1843-1919

40

Graphic items, illustrations, maps, postcards, 1884-1900, n.d.

41-42

Photographs, 1900-1931, n.d.

C:112

16

1-8

Newspaper clippings, 1862-1936

C:112

17

Printed sheet music, arranged alphabetically by publisher, G. Andre - F. A. Mills, 1832-1903

C:112

18

Printed sheet music, National Music Co. - B. F. Wood Music Co., miscellaneous music, fragments, 1834-1901

OS:T

6

Printed items, John L. Lobdell broadside, map of Louisiana, forestry poster, 1838, 1903, n.d.

99:T

Nsp Box 1 of 1

Issues of Louisiana newspapers, other newspaper issues, 1833-1876

List of Sheet Music, Arranged by Publisher

Publisher

Location

Dates

G. Andre

Philadelphia

n.d.

Balmer Weber

St. Louis

1871, n.d.

Beer & Schirmer

New York

n.d.

A. E. Blackmar

New Orleans

1865-1875

G. E. Blake

Philadelphia

n.d.

Joseph Bloch

Mobile

n.d.

S. Brainard's Sons

Cleveland

1849, 1891

John Church Co.

Cincinnati

n.d.

F. A. Cotharin

New York

n.d.

Aug. Cranz

Hamburg, Germany

n.d.

Oliver Ditson & Co.

Cincinnati

1856-1886

J. Edgar

Philadelphia

1832

Emerson Piano Co.

Boston

n.d.

Leo Feist

New York

1903

Firth, Pond & Co.

New York

1847

Thos Goggan & Bro.

Galveston

1891

S. T. Gordon & Son

New York

n.d.

Louis P. Goullaud

Boston

1879

Louis Grunewald Co. Ltd.

New Orleans

1861, 1891, n.d.

Chas. K. Harris

Milwaukee

1892

Junius Hart

New Orleans

1885-1890

Howley, Haviland and Dresser

New York

1899-1900

McKinley Music Co.

Chicago

1897

March & Bubna

Philadelphia

n.d.

F. A. Mills

New York

1900

National Music Co.

Chicago

1883, [1897], n.d.

J. L. Peters

New York

1872

W. L. Peters & Sons

Cincinnati

1859

Wm. A. Pond & Co.

New York

1860, 1863, n.d.

E. Riley

New York

n.d.

Rogers Bros.

New York

1901

R. A. Saalfield

New York

n.d.

B. Schott

Brussels

n.d.

Edward Schuberth & Co.

[s.l.]

1892

Oliver Shaw

Providence

1834

Sheppard, Cottier, & Co.

Buffalo

1861

Wm. R. Smith

Philadelphia

1865

Sol Bloom

Chicago

1900-1901

W. N. Swett & Co.

[s.l.]

1894

Thompson Music Co.

Chicago

n.d.

Wabash Music Co.

Chicago

1894

Peter Werlein

New Orleans

1890

White-Smith Music Co.

Boston

1878

B. F. Wood Music Co.

Boston

1894