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WILLIAM WALLER SURVEY COLLECTION

(Mss. 3592, 3910, 4326)

Contents of Inventory

Summary

Scope and Content Note

Notes on Preliminary Rehousing

Container List

Summary

 
Inclusive Dates ca. 1798-1955, n.d.

Bulk Dates ca. 1847-1890; ca. 1910-1920

Stack Location Ranges 7: 47-49, 56; Z:27; 104-105; Vault

Scope and Content Note

The William Waller Survey collection consists mainly of plats and legal documents pertaining to surveys performed by various surveyors in and around East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Many surveyors' work is represented -- William and Henry Waller, Renier Swart, Renier Swart, Jr., William J. McCulloh, and Andre Lesage, to name a few. Major geographic locations include Baton Rouge; East and West Baton Rouge Parishes; and Greensburg, St. Helena, and South East Land Districts.

Notes on Preliminary Rehousing:

Loose items in collection were flattened, rehoused and sorted according first to size then to geographic area.

Whenever labelled folders existed, original order was maintained. However, this was rare.

Plats and legal documents pertaining to surveys were organized by parish and land district, with two exceptions, those being the City of Baton Rouge and the Owl Bayou Cypress Company, both of which subjects had sufficient amounts of material to warrant their own headings.

In the case of material labelled with both parish and land district, the land district designation was favored.

For want of a better word, the term "Miscellaneous" was used to refer to plats and legal documents which are not labelled as to geographic area.

Items which were badly damaged or torn were set aside for mending at a later date.

Of the three bound platbooks, one binding was intact. The other two were removed from their bindings and rehoused.

Survey notebooks have been dusted and placed in archival record boxes to await full processing.

Container List

Ranges 7:47-49, 7:56:

BOX 1

Owl Bayou Cypress Co. (letters, notes, plats, and legal documents)

BOX 2

Owl Bayou Cypress Co.
Letters, various origins and time periods, regarding survey projects of William and Henry Waller and Renier Swart
Business Cards -- R. Swart

(HEREAFTER ALL ITEMS IN THIS AND REMAINING BOXES ARE EITHER PLATS OR LEGAL DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO SURVEYS)

BOX 3

East Baton Rouge Parish
"Wm & Henry Waller Baton Rouge Subd"
City of Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish, and other regions (oversize folder)

BOX 4

City of Baton Rouge
West Baton Rouge Parish
South East (Southeastern) Land District
St. Helena Land District

BOX 5

Greensburg Land District
Ascension Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
St. Charles Parish
St. John Parish
West Feliciana Parish
East Feliciana Parish
Iberville Parish
Miscellaneous

BOX 6

Miscellaneous

BOX 7-10

Survey Notebooks

BOX 11-12

Miscellaneous Maps and documents (reserved for mending)

Range Z:27:

BOX 13

City of Baton Rouge
East Feliciana Parish
West Feliciana Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Owl Bayou Cypress Co.

BOX 14

Ascension Parish
St. John Parish
St. Helena Land District and Parish
South East (Southeastern) Land District
Diplomas, Certificates
Misc. Printed items
Miscellaneous

BOX 15

Greensburg Land District

BOX 16

Platbooks (3), Baton Rouge, 3 rolled maps

Range 104-105:
(Oversize folders)

FOLDERS 1-2

Baton Rouge

FOLDER 3

East Baton Rouge Parish
Greensburg Land District

FOLDER 4

Miscellaneous parishes & land districts

(Folders 5-7 in Vault, see below)

FOLDER 8

Maps, miscellaneous parishes and land districts, n.d.

FOLDER 9

Maps, Iberville and other parishes and land districts, 1883, n.d., and diploma, 1895

FOLDER 10

Map, East Baton Rouge and East Feliciana Parish line, 1890, n.d.

Vault:

FOLDER 5

Negatives
Broadside, "Lots for Sale" (Baton Rouge),n.d.
Map, "Plano de la Villa de Baton Rouge", 1809

FOLDER 6

Broadside "Lots for Sale" (Baton Rouge), n.d.

FOLDER 7

Map, "Plano de la Villa de Baton Rouge", 1809