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Manuscript Resources on The History of New Orleans Before the Civil War

This guide to manuscripts collections on the history of New Orleans before 1861 covers topics such as trade and shipping; cotton and sugar; the War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans; the Mexican War; and art, opera, plays and literature in New Orleans. It includes the records of residents of and visitors to New Orleans, planters, physicians, attorneys, politicians, soldiers, clergymen, educators, merchants, factors and commission merchants, banks, and businesses located in New Orleans and other states.

Materials represented in this guide include land deeds and sales, slave sales, bills of lading, papers (personal, financial, legal, business), educational materials, personal and business correspondence, diaries, poems, sheet music, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically, with a chronological index after the alphabetical listing. Brief descriptions include references to sources for additional information--either the LSU Libraries' catalog, which is accessible through the Internet, or the manuscript card catalog in the Special Collections reading room of Hill Memorial Library. Still additional information on some of these collections can be found in detailed finding aids in the reading room. Increasingly, electronic copies of these finding aids can be found on the World Wide Web site for Special Collections, where you can also find information about using the collections, searching the online catalog remotely, and asking us questions.


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583 Manuscript Resources in this Subject Guide.

  • A.F. Cochran & Co. (New Orleans, La.) Letter, 1848 Mar. 10. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A.F. Cochran & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes Messrs. Silas Peirce & Co. of Boston, Mass., regarding the sale of wine and fruit in New Orleans. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Abraham Bell & Co. Letters and receipts, 1841-1844. 5 items. Location: Misc:A. Quaker-owned shipping merchant company of New York City, with business interests in New Orleans, Louisiana. Two receipts document cotton purchased in , for Abraham Bell & Co. One letter discusses American and English cotton and freight prices, and social matters. A bill of lading and a letter document the shipment of personal goods from New York. Mss. 4675.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Account book. 1796-1799. 1 ms. vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault, Mss. Mf.:A. New Orleans, Louisiana, merchant. Account book recording names and accounts of customers. In French. Mss. 1054.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language     Plantations    
  • Account book, 1888-1890. 1 vol. (513 p.). Location: B:72. Account book of printing or stationery business, probably located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Entries relate to stationery and printed products. Pages 1-134 contain general entries; pages 351 to 410 contain entries for Joseph J. Hooper; pages 451-477 contain entries for George Ellis. Mss.4541.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Adler, Barbara. Letter, 1833 March 2. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter to Frau Madalina Eisenhart, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pertains to personal and family matters. In German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2821.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     German-language    
  • Allen, William M., b. ca. 1833, Correspondence, 1858-1863. 22 items. Location: E:3. Farmer of Holmesville, Pike County, Mississippi. His sister, Letty, and her husband, John Houston, owned a farm in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana. William and his brother Felix were Confederate soldiers in the Mississippi Volunteers. Pre-Civil War letters from Houston discuss farming conditions, his advocacy of secession, and local social events. Civil War letters to Allen describe skirmishes in Kentucky and Louisiana, and war news such as the shelling of Port Hudson, Louisiana. Family affairs, illness and remedies, and attendance at the New Orleans School of Medicine are other topics in the letters. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 701, 2287.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Medicine     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Ambert, Joachim. Papers, 1838-1876. 9 items. Location: Misc.:A, OS:A. French military officer and nobleman. Personal papers consisting of passports and related items (1838-1840); two letters from Baron Ambert in New Orleans, Louisiana; a bill for accommodations in Niagara Falls, New York; and Ambert's French military service record. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Roman, André Bienvenu, 1795 – 1866. Photographs, circa 1850 - 1890. 8 items. Location: Misc:R. Roman served as governor of Louisiana for two terms, 1831-1835 and 1839-1843. Roman married Aimee Francoise Parent in 1816 with whom he had eight children. He is buried on his family estate in St. James Parish. Included are five cartes-de-visite of André Bienvenu Roman, one cabinet card portrait of Roman which has been retouched, and one cabinet card portrait of his wife, Aimee Francoise. Two of the cartes-de-visite are mourning portraits. The collection also contains a cabinet card portrait of Alfred Hennen (1786 – 1870). Hennen was a distinguished lawyer, professor of constitutional law at University of Louisiana (now Tulane) and director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Mss. 5170. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Andry, M. T. (Michel Thomassin), 1811-ca. 1871. Family Papers, 1840-1882 (bulk 1858-1879). 0.3 linear ft. (199 items). Location: UU:66. Sugar planter of St. John the Baptist and St. Charles parishes, Louisiana, and resident of New Orleans. Collection includes correspondence and legal and financial papers. Letters received by Andry's daughter Rosa from his sons describe their participation in the Battle of Shiloh, campaigns in Kentucky, and skirmishes at Camp Beauregard in the Civil War. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     French-language    
  • Anonymous account, 1786-1788. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Account of an unidentified merchant in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • Anonymous commercial journal, 1836 July-August. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Journal belonging to a son of a New Orleans, Louisiana commission merchant, probably a schoolboy. Day-to-day entries made while he was working in his father's firm describe business transactions, office duties, and bank affairs; and record personal observations, descriptions of merchandise, and a few local incidents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2168.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education    
  • Anonymous letter, 1847. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter from New Orleans, Louisiana, La., refers to the yellow fever epidemic. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1801.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Anonymous letter, 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter written from Augusta of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to her sister, Mrs. Sarah W. Simpson, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The letter describes the excitement in Alexandria among whites and blacks over Jenny Lind's concert in New Orleans, Louisiana; steamboats and fishing on the Red River; and other local news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1008.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Transportation     African Americans     Women    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1855-1857, 1865-1867. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:10. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly of poems published in New Orleans papers, and sentimental engravings. Items are glued over ledger entries (1855-1857). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Archinard, Cesario. Land grant, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc:A. Resident of New Orleans. Land grant, signed by Luis Hector Baron de Carondelet, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, awarding land in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to Archinard. The land was surveyed by Carlos Trudeau. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 254.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Aubert Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A Commandant of the fortress 'Laplace'. Notarized document describing the sale of a house and lot on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, by Aubert to La Foresto (1764). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 16.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Avart, Valentine Robert. Document, 1806. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Notarized copy of a land conveyance for a plantation sold by V. Robert Avart to Lancelot Pearson at public auction. The plantation near New Orleans was given to receivers by its former owner, Charles Latours. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 18.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     French-language    
  • Avery, Dudley. Letters, 1815 January. 2 items [photostats]. Location: Misc.:A. Physician, resident of Baton Rouge, and speaker of the house in the West Florida legislature. Letters from Dr. Avery to Mrs. Mary Ann Avery during his service as a volunteer medical doctor with the Louisiana militia in New Orleans. Letters contain an account of the Battle of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1874For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     Politics    
  • Avet, Joseph. Document, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Slave bill of sale for a slave sold by Joseph Avet to Lucien Gex, New Orleans, March 27, 1848. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Bancroft, Thomas P. Letter, 1839 Jan. 15-16. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: B. Thomas P Bancroft of New Orleans, La., writes to F. C. Lowell of Boston, Mass. about the cotton trade and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Bank of Mississippi. Bill of lading, 1824. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Bill of lading for the transport of nine thousand dollars specie, contained in an iron bound keg, to Natchez, Mississippi, from the port of New Orleans aboard the steamboat ,Tanny. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Transportation    
  • Barel, Leona Queyrouze, 1861?-1938. Papers, 1800-1950 (bulk 1860-1937). 2,614 items, 31 printed vols., 23 ms. Vols. Location: UU:68-72, Q:27, X:97-98, OS:Q, 99. French-language writer, poet, essayist, and musician of New Orleans and New York City. Her father, Major Leon Queyrouze, was commander of the Orleans Guard Battalion during the Civil War. Papers include letters from writers and editors; literary writings and musical compositions; materials on the Anti-Lottery League; and Civil War and business papers of her father, a member of the factors' firm Queyrouze and Bois. In French and English. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 18-26. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1204, 1222, 1278, 1314, 1323, 1335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Performing arts     Women    
  • Bark Atticus account, 1848 Dec. 23. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Seth McLellan in New Orleans, La., writes his brother, Captain Jacob McLellan in Portland, Me., giving an account of expenses incurred at New Orleans at the close of the tenth voyage and the start of the eleventh voyage of the bark Atticus, as well as loans taken. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Barker, Andrew S. Letter, 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Probably a Northerner living in New Orleans. Letter to his sister in New York City describes the ceremonies which took place on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Barksdale, William. Receipt, 1815 February 25. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Receipt for payment for 'going as express' with dispatches to Major Thomas Hinds of the Mississippi Territory Volunteer Dragoons by order of Brigadier General John Coffee of New Orleans. It is signed by Colonel Thomas Butler, Gen. Coffee's aide-de-camp. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1670.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Barron, Charles, 1840-1845. Letters, 1840-1845. 6 items. Location: Misc:B. Seaman on the ship Sharon. Letters to Barron's parents in Topsham, Maine, written from New Orleans and New York. They describe individual ships and the shipping business trade from the Northeast to New Orleans and to Liverpool, England. Included are comments on freight, ship crews, weather, and activities at various ports. Mss. 1221, 1248, 1274, 1334.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Barrow notebook, 1831. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Handwritten copies of poetry and quotations by British authors and excerpts from The Spectator, Life of Pope, and Art of Thinking. Some of the writings, particularly those in pencil, may be original poems. J.C.B., 1831, New Orleans, appears on the last page containing writing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 24.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Bayou Lafourche passenger lists, 1835-1836. 14 items. Location: OS:B. Sheets from passage book of Pierre Gabaroche, Sheldrick Moore, S. G. Moore, and P. R. Lott listing names of passengers on the steamer Revenue and probably another steamboat from towns on Bayou Lafourche to New Orleans and return. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1738.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Family Papers, 1818-1912 (bulk 1850-1880). 671 items, 106 vols. (13 ms. vols., 93 printed vols.). Location: U:10-12, F:3, OS:B. American army officer, Confederate general during the Civil War, and superintendent of the New Custom House in New Orleans. Collection includes paper and items of financial, legal, political, and personal interest. Other items include recipes; scrapbooks; pamphlets; photographs; notebooks; and some papers of the Cenas family. Included are papers on New Orleans related to railroad, improvement, and other city projects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 601.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Politics    
  • Beeman, Daniel. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from Daniel Beeman requesting information concerning his brother. For further information, see online catalog.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Beik, R. Letter, 1839 May 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. R. Beik, a commission merchant in New Orleans, La., writes Haller Nott in Rodney, Miss., regarding the precarious state of the cotton trade. Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bell and Buchanan. Letters, 1833. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. New Orleans commission merchants. Business letters from Bell and Buchanan to firms in Wheeling, Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Bell, William R., ca. 1814-1874. Papers, 1842-1941 (bulk 1842-1874). 78 items, 2 vols. Location: C:6. Native of Scotland, mortician, and owner of Union Stables in New Orleans. Business papers document Bell's stable and mortuary and include transactions with Union soldiers occupying New Orleans. Correspondence with his family discusses economic conditions and the Civil War. Collection includes a photograph of Bell. Mss. 2117, 2118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Bermudez, I. Document, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Judge of the Court of Probates for the Parish and City of New Orleans. Petition of John L. Lewis regarding the status of sheriffs under the constitution of 1845. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 316.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bernard, E. L. Account books, 1838-1851. 2 ms. vols. Location: F:2. New Orleans merchant and importer. Journal and letter book of E. L. Bernard, who did business with Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Missouri merchants. Many of the letters to business firms in France refer to merchandise being exported to New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • Bertoli, Nicolas. Family Papers, 1807-1863 (bulk 1835-1855). 22 items. Location: U:20, OS:B. Resident of New Orleans. Succession papers of Nicholas Bertoli and passports for J. B. Bertoli, merchant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721, 737.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Bienvenu family. Papers, 1779-1907. 143 items. Location: E:19. Planters of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, and New Orleans. Business papers of Alexandre Devince Bienvenu and Pierre Armand Bienvenu largely concern land ownership and sales in the Attakapas region, St. Martin Parish and New Orleans. Collection also includes family letters and genealogical papers. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     French-language    
  • Bigelow, Jonas. Letter, 1835 June 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Letter from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Otis Arnold, Cincinnati, Ohio, referring to Bigelow's business of running a steamboat and flat and keel boats, loaded with cattle and corn, down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2344.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Billaud family. Papers, 1816-1868. 43 items. Location: U:20. Residents of New Orleans. Papers include correspondence documenting personal and business affairs, including the purchase and sale of skins; city and parish tax receipts; and a copy of Marie Isabelle Billaud's birth certificate. Letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 499, 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women     French-language    
  • Bishop, Wm (William). Letter, 1835 May 1. 1 item (4 leaves). Location: Misc:B. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. Letter from Bishop to Agents William McCauly and Nesbit in New Orleans regarding his financial assets and liabilities. Topics include property in Mobile, money owed Bishop, instructions regarding his house and slaves, and Mary Harral's education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 28.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Black, Charles. Letter. 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from Black to his cousin, Harriet Houghton, apparently teaching at Danville, Kentucky, mentioning the celebration of Thanksgiving Day and that it was ridiculed by the Catholics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1265.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Blackburn, J. Letter, 1819 January 7. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:B. First officer of a ship owned by a company based in New Orleans. The ship's chandlers were Paterson & Philpot. Letter detailing Blackburn's involvement with settling his deceased captain's affairs. It comments on the need to consign the ship to another house or company and it reports the captain's debts and credits, mentioning an enclosed copy of his accounts. This copy is not included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Blanchet, Jean and Marie Mathilde Cabaret. Papers, 1841-1842. 11 items. Location: Misc.:B. Residents of New Orleans. Papers include a power of attorney, signed in Paris, France, granted by them to M. M. Thon and Lubin Garnier, New Orleans; and receipts of the Blanchets, New Orleans, for payment of state, parish, and city property taxes. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 31, 52.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Block, W. Letter, 1839 December 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. New Orleans commission merchant. Letter from Block to a Boston attorney explaining business losses in New Orleans-Boston trade. The letter contains a list of the spoiled produce together with the name of the person or firm from whom the merchandise was received. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Bonnecaze, Leon, 1797-1872. Papers, 1807-1881. (bulk 1850-1870). 0.6 linear feet. Location: Y:84, OS:B. French Consul for Baton Rouge, lawyer, and prominent business man. Papers consist of documents conveying the personal, financial, and business life of Bonnecaze, as well as those of his relatives, and his associates. Most correspondence, financial and legal papers pertain to land ownership. Mss. 5074For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     French-language     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Boothby, Charles W. Papers, 1858-1898 (bulk 1861-1874). 1.3 linear ft., 3 v. Location: U:308-309, OS:B, Mss. Mf.:B. U.S. Army captain, customs official, superintendent of education for New Orleans, and politician. Correspondence, military orders and quartermaster's records reflect Civil War and postwar New Orleans. Civil War papers document personal experiences, military engagements, African American soldiers, and political activity. They also document maritime operations on Lake Pontchartrain. Reconstruction papers reflect the local and national political environment. Mss. 4847.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Boudar, Thomas. Document, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans. Bill of sale (copy) for slaves sold to Marie Louise Paris of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana by Boudar. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 25.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Boudousquie, Charles. Slave Bill of Sale, 1840 . 1 item. Location: Misc.: B. Sale (in French) of slaves in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Charles Roussel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Bougaud, C. Letter, 1803 May 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Business letter written from New Orleans, La., addressed to Mr. Stre. Bossier, Opelousas, La., discusses the handling of C. Bougaud's account and his financial assets. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Bourcier, Catherine Silly. Document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Widow of Fran?ois C. Bourcier. A document signed by the recorder of mortgages in New Orleans, certifying the non-encumbrance of a slave belonging to Madame Catherine Silly. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 36.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Bourcieu, Duree. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Land conveyance by Duree Bourcieu, also spelled Bourcier, to Collet. Signed copy with signature of a New Orleans Notary. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 35.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Boutte, Baptiste. Papers, 1764, 1790-1791. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Papers include an original land deed (1764) and two promissory notes (1790 and 1791). New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 38.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Bowling, L. Cotton record book, 1856. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Probably a clerk in a New Orleans cotton factor's office. Record book kept by Bowling lists the number of bales of cotton received, the names of steamers and railroads transporting the cotton, and the places of origin of the cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Bowman-Turnbull Family Papers, 1777-1972. 1 linear ft. Location: T:53, OS:B. Family of cotton and sugar planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Papers contains correspondence, financial and legal papers, and printed items reflecting the business activities and, to a lesser degree, the personal lives of the Turnbull and Bowman families. Included are the business papers of Catherine Rucker Turnbull. Two slave lists can also be found (Dec. 12, 1844, Feb. 2, 1856). Printed items relate to family history and historic plantations of West Feliciana Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5059.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Civil War     French-language     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation     Women    
  • Bradfute, Mrs. Theresa S. Document, 1850 December 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Slave bill of sale (copy) by Mrs. Theresa Stringer McDonald Jones Bradfute, executor of the estate of Greenbury Ridgely Stringer, to James Stuart Hart. Mss. 409.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Braintree Manufacturing Company. Correspondence, 1844-1845. 7 items. Location: Misc.:B. Company located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Letters to Jonathon Cushing, agent for the Braintree Manufacturing Company, from Washington Jackson and Company, New Orleans factors. Letters concern the sale and delivery of cotton gins. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Branon, James S. Letter, 1840 Nov. 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James S. Branon in New Orleans writes John Stewart of Richmond, Va., regarding the cotton trade. The letter is written on a weekly summary of commercial statistics from the "New-Orleans Price-Current and Commercial Intelligencer." Mss. 3818.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Brazilian Newspapers: the DeForest collection, 1822-1828. 95 items. Location: 77:98. Collection of Brazilian newspapers and fliers, broadsides, and pamphlets, dating from the time of independence. Collection includes printed advertisements, an announcement for A FLAUTA MAGICA, and other items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3074.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Brenan, J. A. W. Letter, 1855 December 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. New Orleans businessman. Letter to his father describes his career with a counting house, trade conditions in New Orleans, the presence of large numbers of unemployed men, and recruitment for the Walker expedition to Nicaragua. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2577.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Bringier, Louis Amadee, 1827-1897. Papers, 1786-1901. 599 items and 14 vols. Location: T:96-97, F:9, OS:B. Planter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana; Confederate officer and commander of the 4th Louisiana Cavalry and the 7th Louisiana Regiment. Papers include military records, correspondence and business papers relating to the administration of Hermitage Plantation in Ascension Parish and Houmas, Burnside, and Bagatelle plantations. One letter report that a woman killed a federal soldier in New Orleans (1862); another describes Grand Ilse as a resort requented by Jews. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 1-2, and microfilm 5322: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 43, 139, 544.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Brion letter, 1769. 1 item [typescript copy]. Location: Misc.:B. Treasurer for the French colonial troops at New Orleans. Letter from Brion to his brother J. B. Brion, clerk of court in Paris, on the overthrow of the French troops in Louisiana and the lack of pay for the soldiers. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 949.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • British Museum. Map Collection, 1683-1874. 374 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.MF:B. Microfilm copies of maps in the British Museum, mostly depicting aspects of the North American Gulf Coast and Louisiana, and some maps of French and Spanish ports, and of North America in general. Mss. 3200.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Spanish-language     Transportation    
  • Britton, A. C. (Audley Clark), 1822-1894. Family Papers, 1830-1929. 1,760 items, 14 ms. Vols. Location: S:119, O:16. Banker and planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include letters and descriptions of the family, plantation, and social lives in Natchez and documents specific to Britton's business activities. Miscellaneous items include photographs, autographs, poems, ledgers, and genealogies. Included are two letters to Eliza Britton written by Jefferson Davis. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1710.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Broadwood, P. C. Letter, 1851 Feb. 12. 1 letter. Location:Misc.:B. P.C. Broadwood in New Orleans, La., writes his father, James S. Broadwood in Brighton, England, describing an overland journey from Savannah to New Orleans. Mss. 3967.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brother Johnathan's own book. ca. 1850-1852. 2 vols. and 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault:10 and Mss.Mf:B. Contains humorous drawings of travel in various places, including New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4749.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Broutin, Narcissus. Commission, 1808. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Notary public in the City of New Orleans. Commission signed and sealed by Governor William C. C. Claiborne of the Territory of Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1824 December 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U. S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Letter of acknowledgment from Paris, France, to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall, United States consul in London, for the purchase of a tablecloth. Includes comments on the possibility of Andrew Jackson being elected, and the popularity of France's king. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1195.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1827 September 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Attorney in New Orleans who became Secretary of Louisiana (1804), United States attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and Minister to France (1823-1829). Letter to the director of the Royal Museum of Paris, requesting permission for three of his fellow countrymen to visit the museum at a time when it was closed for a coming exposition. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     French-language    
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1829 March 31. 1 item. Location: Misc. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U. S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Letter from Paris, France, to Joseph Gales, editor of the National Intelligencer, in which he enclosed a newspaper account of an 'affray' between American and French sailors at Mahen in which a French officer and an American sailor were killed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2261.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Papers, 1764-1811 (bulk 1804-1811). 0.5 linear ft. Location: U:20, F:9, OS:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U.S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Collection consists of legal and business papers and correspondence of James Brown. Legal and business papers include documents recording sales of slaves and legal disputes. Most of the letters are from William N. Brown and General James Wilkinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 44.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     Politics    
  • Brownell, T. C. Letter, 1837 Feb. 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. T.C. Brownell, a Hartford, Conn., resident wintering in New Orleans, writes to Rev. Charles J. Todd, an Episcopal minister in Logansport, Ind., informing him of Episcopal parishes in Connecticut in need of ministers and describing Episcopal Church affairs in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Bruns, J. Dickson (John Dickson), 1836-1883. J. Dickson Bruns and T. G. Richardson correspondence, 1869-1870. 4 items. Location: Misc:B. Physicians of New Orleans. Bruns was also an organizer of the White League. Letters to Richardson, General Braxton Bragg, and General Richard Taylor from Bruns; and letters to both generals from Richardson. All the letters concern a controversy between the doctors about a breach of medical ethics on the part of Bruns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 47.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Burt, Joseph, Jr. Papers, 1856-1876 (bulk 1862-1863). 16 items. Location: Misc:B. Union soldier in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Papers include correspondence while Burt was stationed in New Orleans in 1863 commenting on military life, Confederate prisoners of war, and off-duty recreation including the shooting of alligators. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Butler, Anthony, d. 1849. Letter, 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Charge d'affairs of the United States at Mexico City. Colonel Butler, United States Army, served with General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. Letter to Captain E. A. F. Vallette, United States Navy, requesting Vallette to carry dispatches to Peru for the Mexican Secretary of State. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Butler, Edward. Family Papers, 1809-1950 (bulk 1904-1945). 10 linear ft. Location: U:282-290, M:19, OS:B. Cotton planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Correspondence, personal papers, business records, printed material, and photographs reflect the personal activities and plantation operations of the Butler and related Mathews families, with a focus on Edward Butler and his immediate family. Noteworthy are two letters discussing a sick slave (Dec. 29, 1817) and runaway slaves (Aug. 15, 1835). Letters also discuss student life, World War II experiences, and yellow fever in New Orleans (Aug.-Oct. 1837). Mss. 4315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Business     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Butler, Robert Ormond. Papers, 1848-1888. 1.5 linear ft. Location: S:25-26, OS:B. Medical doctor in New Orleans and Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and sugar planter and molasses producer in Terrebonne Parish. Papers include correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, printed items, and photographs related to Butler's business and professional lives. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 3-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Caldwell and Hicky. Receipt, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans factor. Receipt for payment by Ramsey and Parker of a brokerage fee on the sale of cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Caldwell, David. Letter, 1844 March 24. 1 item. Location: Misc. Apparently a clergyman from Virginia. Letter telling of the excellent medical attention he received in New Orleans and his desire to return to his church in Virginia rather than accept positions offered in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2097.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Campbell, Zoe J., d. 1866. Diaries, 1856-1866. 5 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: P:1, Misc:C. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 4-5. Resident of New Orleans; daughter of James and Zoe Lambert Campbell and sister of Lambert Campbell, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Dairies document expenses, condolence visits, and piano lessons. Beginning in May 1861, they deal with the Civil War, including events in occupied New Orleans. Papers also include a funeral announcement for Campbell and a personal letter. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Performing arts     Women    
  • Cannon, Andrew Family Papers, 1829-1868, undated (1850-1862). 110 items. Location 11:15, OS:C. Andrew Jerome Cannon family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employee at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Correspondence related to professional, personal business, and family life in Baton Rouge, as well as the Civil War. Financial papers consisting of bills, invoices, promissory notes, and receipts are also present. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     French-language     Religion     Women    
  • Canonge, B. Y. Receipt, 1842 January 10. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Receipt for legal services rendered in settling the estate of B. Y. Canonge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carmouche, Annie Jeter, 1843-1921. Papers, 1853-1964. 0.3 linear feet Location: W:18, H:24, Vault 6. Annie Jeter Carmouche spent her childhood in Virginia and New Orleans and lived in Saint Landry and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana, during and after the Civil War. She married Emile A. Carmouche. Collection includes family letters, papers, and tablets containing Carmouche's memoirs. Correspondence relates to social life, the Civil War, and family events. The memoirs recall Carmouche's childhood, the Civil War, and the postwar period. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 5. Mss. 2878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Carondelet, Luis Hector, baron de, 1748-1807. Papers, 1791-1819 (bulk 1792-1796). 11 items. Location: Misc.:C. Spanish governor of Louisiana from 1792-1797. Letters address the debts of Nicolas Forstall and Guillermo Armand and securing a passport for Ygnacio Maria Spiller. Official issues include the boundary between Avoyelles and Rapides districts and completion of an inventory of military records. Included is a copy of sixteen rules of commerce by Carondelet and Andres Lopez Armesto governing the trade of the Spanish colonies (1793). In French and Spanish. Mss. 59.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Carroll, Hoy and Company. Papers, 1858, 1865. 2 items. Location: Misc. Commission merchants of New Orleans. Telegram (1858) from Jesse Perkins of Jackson, Mississippi, and a letter (1865) from Fielding Brothers of Liverpool, England, to Carroll, Hoy, and Company regarding accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business    
  • Casey, Powell A. Collection, 1782-1972. 5.5 linear ft. Location: 77:99-100; 49:6-7; 98; OS:C. Retired officer of the Washington Artillery, the Louisiana National Guard, and writer on military history. Collection includes research materials and other items pertaining to the history of the Battle of New Orleans and the Washington Artillery; typescripts of published writings by Casey; and correspondence. Mss. 1732, 2540, 2712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Chalmette, Azelie Delino, de. Azelie Delino and Ignacio Delino de Chalmette Papers, 1801-1952 (bulk 1823-1852). 47 items. Location: E:52. Plantation owners of New Orleans. Most of the collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Azelie Delino de Chalmette. Included are letters from family members, F. Godefroy of the West Indies, the Delahoussaye family, Jean Saint-Avid of Paris, and M. Cruzat of New Orleans. Letters from Ignacio Delino de Chalmette written to John Forbes & Company of Mobile, Alabama, concern Bernard de Marigny's involvement with the company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Women    
  • Chaperon, Jacques. Papers, 1764. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Notarized documents describe sales by Chaperon: a house and lot to Mr. De la Clair, merchant of New Orleans; and a house and lot to Mrs. La Tour. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 64.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Charles, I. H. (Isaac Henry). Letters, 1841-1848. 10 items. Location: Misc:C. Charles moved with his family from Philadelphia to New Orleans in 1841. There he attended school and worked as a clerk in a commercial house. Letters to a cousin, John Edward Liddall, describe Charles' sea voyage to New Orleans; his secondary education in private schools in Louisiana; the presence of yellow fever; news of the War with Mexico; and reactions to a call for volunteers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 621.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Transportation    
  • Chase, George W., Correspondence. 4 items. Resident of Baton Rouge (1846) and later of Danville, Maine. Letter to Chase by Andrew White describes his journey from New Orleans to General Zachary Taylor's headquarters at Matamoros, Mexico (1846). Baton Rouge letters from other Chase associates deal with local people and events. Topics in these letters include the new Jesuit College and visits to Baton Rouge by presidents Zachary Taylor and James K. Polk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1310, 1398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion     Politics    
  • Chatry, Jean L. F. Document, 1831 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc. Will of Jean Louis Fran?ois Chatry, made in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 66.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Chevalier, Pierre. Papers, 1764-1766. 4 items. Location: Misc. Documents describing the sale of a house and lot in New Orleans; the sale of several pieces of furniture at auction; a request to sell at auction a house and lot; and a resolution of the Superior Council. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 67.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Chinarel, Adolphe. Letter, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Nantes, France. Business letter from Chinarel to John and Lubin Garnier of New Orleans pertaining to the bankruptcy of Chenard Freres. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 68.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. Papers, 1836-1877, 1902, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • City Bank. Records, 1832-1852. 6 linear ft. Location: 79:1-6. City Bank of New Orleans was incorporated in 1831. Financial records, correspondence, and minutes of the City Bank of New Orleans and its branches in Baton Rouge and Natchitoches documenting the conduct of business with its depositors and dealings with other banks in the United States.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Civil War soldiers letters, 1863. 6 items. Location: Misc. Sam White and F. A. Belcher, Union soldiers stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Letters to their families describe their sea voyage to New Orleans and encampments at Baton Rouge, Algiers, and Brashear City (now Morgan City), Louisiana. Other topics include contraband slaves as laborers and as military recruits; and medical care. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Medicine     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817, Letter, 1815 Oct. 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C, Vault:1. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Letter to Major Charles Tessier of the Louisiana Militia, concerning directives issued by Claiborne regarding the fortification of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2419.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817, Order, 1814 Feb. 18. 1 item [photocopy]. Location:.Misc.C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Order to Charles Tessier, commander of the militia regiment of Baton Rouge, directs him to bring his men to New Orleans to join U.S. military forces there. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letter book, 1804-1811 (bulk 1804-1805). 3 items, 1 vol. Location: OS:C, Vault:4, Mss. Mf.:C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Correspondence concerns Claiborne's administration, relations with Native Americans, problems with the importation of slaves, Louisiana bank, Spanish land grants and land surveys in the Natchez District, and Catholic disputes in the district of Saint Bernard. Legislative act provides reimbursement for damaged houses and slaves killed or executed during the slave insurrection (April 25, 1811). One item in French. Letter book available on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 71, 603, 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Religion     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Clapp, Thomas. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc. Certification by the recorder of mortgages for New Orleans that there is no mortgage in Clapp's name recorded against a African American woman named Maria. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 72.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Clark, Charles, 1849-1936. Family Papers, 1829-1972. 1.1 linear ft. (427 items, 1 vol.). Location: UU:253-254, 65:02. Judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, California; married to Emma Fowler of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers of the related Fowler, Nutt, Macbeth, and Clark families. They consist of personal correspondence and legal papers of Nathaniel W. Fowler and John Slidell, family correspondence, writings, photographs, ephemera, account ledger and the travel journal of Charles Clark. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3982.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Women    
  • Clarke, C. P. Letters, 1846, 1849. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Protestant clergyman from Massachusetts. Letters from Clarke telling of his small congregation of French speaking people in New Orleans and later in Lafayette. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     French-language    
  • Close, John. Papers, 1802-1872 (bulk 1802-1859). 325 items. Location: U:330. Contractor's agent for the United States Army post at Opelousas and a cotton planter of Petit Bois Plantation, Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from New Orleans merchants concerning orders for supplies and other business at the Army post. Plantation papers consist mostly of correspondence of cotton factors in New Orleans. Personal papers include correspondence from Kentucky and Mississippi and genealogical information about the Chauvin family. Correspondence chiefly in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 17-18.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1646.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Cobb, Lemuel. Letter, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from East Sharon, Massachusetts, to L. Garnier of New Orleans, stating the cost of manufacturing raw Louisiana silk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 75.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Cocks, John G. Papers, 1853. 3 items. Location: OS:C. Resident of Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Grants of land to Cocks by the State of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Col. W.W. Pugh and family papers, Thomas C. Nicholls record book, 1837-1878 (bulk 1840-1842). 1 vol., 5 items. Location: B:50. Lawyer and judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals of New Orleans. His son, Francis T. Nicholls, was governor of Louisiana. Papers include reminiscences, poems, newspaper clippings, obituaries, family history and biographical information, and descriptions of New Orleans and the Creole culture of Attakapas, Louisiana. Mss. 2160.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Colonel Cutts (Ship). Logbook, 1856-1878 (bulk 1856 February 13-October 19). 1 vol. Location: P:19. Ship which operated out of New Orleans. Its master was Jesse Snow. Logbook recording activities aboard the Colonel Cutts as it sailed from New Orleans to Falmouth, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Cronstadt, London, Cardiff, and back to New Orleans. Included is a record of men employed from shore at Cronstadt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Colquette, R. T. Collection, circa 1830-1911. 10 items. Location: Misc.:C. Copies of maps show the location of a Spanish fort in New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2811.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana. Bond, 1836. 6 items. Location: Misc:C. Bond no. 606 issued to the State of Louisiana for one thousand dollars by the Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana of New Orleans. The bond is signed by Governor E. D. White. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Corbin, Robert A., d. 1906. Papers, 1835-1917 (bulk 1870-1898). 1,202 items; 10 vols. Location: E:8-9. Land speculator and businessman of Louisville, Kentucky, New Orleans, and Hammond, Louisiana. Collection includes land sale and business papers. Civil War-era papers deal with Kentucky claims against the federal government. Post-1870 papers with business partnerships with Lucy I. Burgess, including purchase of the Melrose Dairy in New Orleans. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 6-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Cotton factors' statements, 1838-1839. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Taylor Gardiner & Co. and Brander, McKenna, and Wright were cotton factors and commission brokers in New Orleans. Itemized statements from Taylor Gardiner & Co. and Brander, McKenna, and Wright record sales of baled cotton, prices, and accessory charges. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Cox, Ellen M. Collection, 1850s. 1 ms. vol. (365 pages). Location: 65:29. Bound sheet music published principally in Paris and purchased from New Orleans dealers. Includes a copy of Jerusalem composed for Louis Moreau Gottschalk and published in New York City (1855). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2384.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Crane, Andrew E. Family Papers, 1835-1917. 1,016 items, 6 vols. Location: U:46-47, F:16, OS:C. Carriage maker in New Orleans and planter in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Early papers (1835-1845) pertain to Crane's business interests as a carriage maker. Other materials relate to Crane's purchase of a plantation in St. James Parish (1849) and to a partnership (ca. 1864) with C. R. Kuneman to cultivate a plantation. Correspondence (1874) with William Little of Galveston, Texas, discusses timber interests. Later material relates to Zachary Crane and the St. Michael Corporation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 89.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Creighton, M. G. Letter, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Family letter from M.G. Creighton of New Orleans, La., to her aunt in Philadelphia, Pa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Cushing, E. Correspondence, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Resident of Freeport, Maine. Letter from New Orleans to Capt. Cushing commenting on cargo from New Orleans to Boston via Havana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Cutts, Richard. Letters, 1814-1815. 2 items. Location: Misc.C. Federal employee of Washington, D.C. Letters by Cutts relating information received concerning the safety of New Orleans and the British losses at the Battle of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1322.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cuvillier, P. A. Correspondence, 1825-1826. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Personal and business correspondence. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Daine, Marie J. F. R. Judgment, 1829. 2 items. Location: Misc.:D. New Orleans Parish Court judgment and receipt for court costs in favor of petitioner, Marie Jacqueline Feliciana Rigaud, versus her lawful husband, J. B. Daine, for desertion and permission to contract another marriage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Dakin, James H. Diary, 1847-1850. 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: F:16, Vault:5, Mss.Mf:D. Architect of New Orleans working in partnership with his brother and the architect James Gallier. Dakin designed the state capitol in Baton Rouge and various buildings in New Orleans. Diary concerns the planning and construction of the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Letters by Dakin, copied in the diary, describe details of the building and its construction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 509.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Danglade, Pierre. Papers, 1841 January 29-February 3. 2 items. Location: Misc:D. Resident of Paris, France. Papers pertain to a loan from the Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans. Included are a notarized power of attorney for John and Lubin Garnier and a letter from Danglade to a cashier of the Bank of Louisiana authorizing payment of $4,000 to J. & L. Garnier. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 93.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Daquin, Louis. Document, 1835 March 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Bill of sale (notarized copy) for the sale of slaves belonging to the heirs of the Daquin estate in New Orleans to August Reggio of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 94.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Daumer, Simon G. Power of attorney, 1838. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans. Power of attorney (notarized copy) of Simon Gabriel Daumer to John and Lubin Garnier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 96.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Davis, Joel R. Papers, 1831-1876, 1898. 71 items. Location: UU:85. Resident of Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi. Papers include post-Civil War agreements regarding stores and supplies. New Orleans items consist of a marriage certificate (1860), an agreement, a report, and two receipts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Davis, John. Document, 1839. 1 item [photofacsimile]. Location: Misc. Manager of the Orleans Theatre and the French Opera House in New Orleans. Last will of John Davis signed at Mandeville, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1048.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Dawson & Pipkin Bills of Lading, 1847-1849. 1 v. Location: M:22. Commission merchants of New Orleans, La. Approximately 220 bills of lading were printed as forms, completed by hand, and bound in a single volume arranged chronologically from December 1847 to March 1849. The bills specify the shipper (always Dawson & Pipkin), the vessels, their captains, ports of destination, cargoes, and other information. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4974.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Dawson and Pipkin. Receipts, 1847-1850. 21 items. Location: Misc.:D. Cotton planters. Receipts from New Orleans merchants reflect cotton sales and purchases of plantation supplies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2950.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Dawson, John B. (John Bennett), 1800-1845. Letter, 1843. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Request to the editor of the District School Journal, New York, to send eight copies of the School Journal to New Orleans, and enclosing payment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • De Bordes Family Papers, 1765-1822. 106 items. Location: B:13, OS:D, Mss. Mf.:D Papers relating to land holdings and the operation of sugar and coffee plantations in Haiti and Santo Domingo; slave insurrections and the life of refugees from them in New Orleans; and decisions and decrees relating to trade, commerce, and emigration. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2246.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     Plantations     Sugar    
  • De Flandren, Jean B. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of land and house of Jean Baptiste De Flandren. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 103.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • De La Vergne, Charles E. Memorial Collection, 1751-1972. 1 linear ft. and 2 reels of microfilm. Location: 77:21, Mss. Mf.:D. Family of lawyers, planters, and businessmen of New Orleans. Correspondence, military papers, genealogical material, and other papers include material on banking and finance, the Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana, defense of New Orleans during the War of 1812, and Jefferson College. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Education     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • DeBlanc, Charles. Slave bills of sale and memorandum, 1835-1854. 3 items. Location: Misc:D. French-speaking slave owner of New Orleans. Papers include slave bills of sale of Charles DeBlanc to Auguste and Octave Reggio of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and an undated memorandum to Luis DeBlanc. Slave bills of sale in French, memorandum in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Deiler, J. Hanno. Items, 1840, ca. 1904. 4 items. Location:Mss. Mf.:D Former professor of German at Tulane University, New Orleans. Microfilm copies of two articles, concerning German immigration to Webster Parish, Louisiana, and to Texas, by J. Hanno Deiler, and a related newspaper clipping; and a copy of The Native American, March 28, 1840. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Delassus, Carlos Dehault. Diary, 1836 December. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Civil, military, and political commandant of New Madrid, Missouri. Typescript of the diary records Delassus' trip from New Orleans to St. Louis, Missouri, and his return. Entries made during his stay in St. Louis mention names of local residents and record business transactions and visits with friends and family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 729.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Politics    
  • Delbondio, Fred. Letter, 1860 Mar. 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. New Orleans commission merchant. Letter addressed to Messrs. Decker & Mann, Jasper, concerning current market prices for coffee, eggs, molasses, and white beans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Demolliens, Alexander. Papers, 1839, 1840. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Paris, France. Papers pertain to the settlement of an account of Fran?ois Verrier, merchant of New Orleans, and include a power of attorney to Aumont Thieville & Company, Paris, and a letter to John and Lubin Garnier, New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • Denman, Rolph M. Document, 1854. 1 item. Location: Misc. D. Resident of New Orleans. Power of attorney given to I. Marsh Denman for the sale of a slave to A. Borron. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 109.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Dennis, W. C. Letters, 1852. 2 items. Location: Misc. Business letters from New Orleans praising Bridgewater Paint, and mentioning an intended trip to Key West; and letters from Mobile ordering sacks of salt and noting the demand for same, due to floods and consignment loss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • DeReggio receipt, 1780. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Receipt for an appointment in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dissard Letter, 1825. 1 item. Location: Misc. Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, New Orleans. Letter from Mr. Dissard to A. Douce, head of the Lodge in Lafayette, Louisiana, about raising a subscription for a monument to George Washington. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 116.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Doire, Robert. Document, 1783. 1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Notarized document by Doire granting liberty to his slave, Santiago Durham. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Doriocourt, A. D. Receipts, 1841, 1854. 4 items. Location: Misc. Payments made for city taxes in the Second District, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Douglas, Emily Caroline, b. 1840. Papers, 1855-1913 (bulk 1855-1868). 9 items, 2 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: U:49, Mss.Mf:D. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 8-9. Connecticut native and resident of Louisiana and Mississippi. Autobiography, diary, and writings describe life in New England; with her brother, the Rev. William Kirtland Douglas, near Natchez, Mississippi, during the Civil War; at New Iberia, Louisiana; in various Mississippi towns; and in New Orleans. Mss. 566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Dreux, Marie N. Document, 1801. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans. Will of Marie N. Dreux. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 122.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Drouillard, Jean Baptiste. Family Papers, 1794-1901, undated. 165 items. Location: S:121, Mss. Mf: D. Planter of Santo Domingo and of New Orleans. Collection consist of personal and business papers. Personal letters relate family news and social activities. Letters from Cuba and Saint Domingue also discuss plantation and other economic matters. Legal records include documents mentioning the divorce of Jeanne-Marie Drouillard from Paul-Louis-Auguste Malherbe and the management of her property (1802). Accounts relate to the estates of Jean-Baptiste Drouillard (184?) and Jean-Vincent-Amédée Drouillard ([1816]). Also included are papers relating to the Thomas Morgan family are also included. Mss. 2590.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Duclos family records, 1855-1876. 3 ms. vols. Location: F:17. French-speaking African American merchants of New Orleans, Louisiana. Two volumes contain accounts for the family furniture and liquor stores; a third volume contains miscellaneous notes. There is also a photograph of an unidentified African American woman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 689.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     African Americans     Women    
  • Ducrest, Louise. Account, 1764 April 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Account between Louise Ducrest and Geneste Courant listing clothing, books, etc., New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 124For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ducros-Beauregard Family Papers, 1841-1911 . 6 items. Location: Misc.: D, OS: D. Six items pertaining to the Ducros and Beauregard families, wealthy plantation owners of St. Bernard Parish. The collection consists of legal agreements, including slave sales and land deeds, as well as an undated land survey. Mss. 4114. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Duhart, Jean, fl. 1797-1805. Accounts and inventory, 1797-1805. 3 items. Location: Misc: D. Jean Duhart was possibly a store owner in New Orleans, La., or Acadia Parish. Lists people and amounts owed to Duhart for 1801-1805. Records for Nicholas Gravier's account with Duhart lists items purchased and amounts for 1797-1805. Inventory of goods, made by Judge Michel Cantrelle on June 29, 1805 at the request of Duhart and Jean Baptiste Poeyfarre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4868.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Dunbar, Elijah. Correspondence, 1850, 1851. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Canton, Massachusetts, and a boarder living in New Orleans, employed by a music dealer. Correspondence includes a letter by William T. Mayo of New Orleans, stating makes and number of pianos sold; and a letter by H. Waring, New Orleans, commenting on various people at Dunbar's boarding house. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1337.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Dunbar, Elijah. Letters, 1851. 3 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Canton, Massachusetts, and a boarder living in New Orleans, employed by a music dealer. Letters by Dunbar to his sister, Miss Chloe Dunbar, of Canton, Massachusetts, describing his religious, social, and business activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 985, 991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Religion    
  • Duncan, Lucius C. Letter, 1822. 1 item. Location: Misc.Resident of New Orleans. Letter by Duncan to Rufus Flynt, who had befriended him while at school in Monson, Massachusetts, tells of visiting at the cotton plantation of his uncle, Colonel Abner Duncan, near Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1334.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Duneau, William H. Letter, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from New Orleans to Messrs. Charles and William D. Crooker, of Bath, Maine, concerning shipping from New Orleans to New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Dupuy, Dugregiy. Family papers, 1852-1910. 64 items. Location: Misc. The Dupuy family were planters in Iberville Parish, La. The papers include eleven letters from Nicholas J. Hoey of New Orleans to Dugregiy Dupuy in Iberville Parish, four other business letters received by Dugregiy Dupuy, a petition against Joseph D. Dupuy for payment of $1,440 borrowed against his plantation and slaves, a program for the sale of Live Oak Point Plantation and 261 slaves, state and parish tax receipts for Prosper O. Dupuy, and a handful of other records concerning other Dupuy family members. Mss. 3816.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Duran document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Document dealing with property in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 102.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis Family Papers, 1829-1936 (bulk 1870-1920). 9.3 linear ft., 72 vols. Location: U:52-65, G:5. Sons of Ezekiel Parke Ellis, a judge and state legislator from Amite, Louisiana. E. John and Thomas C. W. Ellis were practicing attorneys who were active in Louisiana politics. Both men served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and business papers of three generations of the Ellis family. Civil War correspondence includes letters by E. John Ellis from prison camp at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Politics occupies a large place in the correspondence and speeches of 1856-1861 and in the correspondence of the Reconstruction period. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 21-22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 136.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Politics    
  • Eager, William Blake, 1824-1890. Papers, 1848-1863-1865, 1874-1900. 21 items. Location: B:64. Surgeon in the 162nd New York Volunteers in the Civil War. Letters concern service in military hospitals in Carrollton (now part of New Orleans) and Franklin, Louisiana; the siege of Port Hudson; and the Red River campaign. Other materials deal with Eager's medical education and a European tour in 1877. Mss. 2826.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Eastman, Edward. Letters, 1846. 5 items. Location: Misc. Printer and an officer in the Nashville Blues, 1st Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers. Letters by Eastman to his family in New Hampshire including one from Nashville, Tennessee, two from New Orleans, and one from Mexico. There is also a letter from his former landlady, telling of his death. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Eden, George. Letter, 1847 Dec. 24 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. Letter comments on cottonseed, cotton cultivation in India, and the cotton markets of New Orleans, La., and Liverpool, England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3864.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Eder, Joseph and Rosina. Letter, 1854. 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. Account of the journey of Joseph and Rosina Eder from Teisendorf, Germany, to Nacogdoches, Texas, by way of Bremen, Germany, and New Orleans. In German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     German-language    
  • Edgar Montegut letter, 1844 May 25. 1 item. Misc.:M. 1361. Mayor of New Orleans. Letter from A. Bollermann, consulate of the Grand Duchy of Cesse, to Montegut requesting information concerning Maria Conrad Schneider, the succession of Jacob Freitag, and ordering death certificates for John Ost and Conrad Schmidt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Edwards, Clara LaFargue. Family scrapbook, 1849-1851. 1 vol. Location: 5:52. Resident of Marksville, Louisiana. Volume of miscellaneous newspaper clippings from the Opelousas Gazette, the St. Landry Whig, the New Orleans Daily Delta, and the Louisville Journal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2959.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Edwards, Marianne. Letters, 1855-1866 (bulk 1855-1863). 72 items. Location: U:239. Marianne Edwards, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, was the wife of Guy M. Edwards, a Massachusetts sea captain. She took voyages from Boston to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Letters concern voyages to New Orleans, France, and Spain, among others. Letters (1862-1863) about a voyage along the lower Mississippi River, describe conditions during the Union occupation of New Orleans and the Battle of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation     Women    
  • Egan, J. S. Family Papers, 1850-1893. 28 items. Location: UU:250; OS:E. Resident of New Orleans. Papers contain Civil War letters from Virginia and Port Hudson, Louisiana, commenting on the people of New Orleans immediately prior to the surrender of the city and Union Sympathizers during the Union occupation. Included are antebellum letters telling of social conditions in San Francisco, California, following the Gold Rush; medical practice in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; and travel in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Egana, Juan Y. de. Papers, 1851-1857. 11 items. Location: Misc.E. Broker. Bond and receipts for payment of principal and interest on stock notes and shares in the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana, New Orleans, issued to Juan Y. de Egana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 69.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Ellis, Hazel. Family Papers, 1848-1938 (bulk 1903-1911). 5,451 items, 15 vols. Location: U:67-90, OS:E, G:1. Hazel and Nellie Ellis were members of the Caswell Prewitt Ellis family of Montgomery, Alabama, and New Orleans. Personal papers of the Ellis family include financial records, legal documents, photographs, and correspondence. Most correspondence relates to family matters, health, and social events including Hazel's trip abroad in 1902. Much of the correspondence dated 1905 pertains to social events related to Hazel as Queen of Mardi Gras. Other letters are those of suitors written to Hazel and Nellie. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Ellis, J. M. Letter, 1847. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans merchant. Letter by J. M. Ellis to his sister, Mrs. Samuel T. Tisdale of New York City, telling of a visit at the home of Samuel Judd on Long Island, New York, and that his financial situation in New Orleans did not warrant cultivating society people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Escoffier, Fran?ois. Document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc. Free man of color. Petition of Fran?ois Escoffier to the president and members of the council of the second municipality of New Orleans for the remission of a fine imposed upon him for selling liquor to a slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 137.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Esquire, Aleise. Tax receipt, 1843. 1 item. Location: Misc. Owner of a New Orleans coffee house. Parish tax receipt of Aleise Esquire. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Eversol, Samuel. Letter, 1833 June 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter mentions outbreak of Asiatic cholera in New Orleans and along the Mississippi River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2873.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • F. Ganahl & Co. Letter, 1836 Mar. 12. 1 letter. Location: Misc. F. Ganahl & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes Abraham Bell & Co. of New York, N.Y., regarding the cotton trade in the city. The letter is written on a weekly summary of New Orleans commercial statistics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • F.D. Dock Company. Account book, 1841-1856. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Floating dry dock company located in Algiers, Louisiana. Ledger lists accounts with Mississippi River boats and other vessels for dock fees, repairs, interest, insurance, and labor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Farar, Benjamin. Papers, 1773-1826 (bulk 1820-1826). 58 items (56 items on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Misc.F; Mss.Mf:F. Planter of Laurel Hill Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include personal and business correspondence (1820-1826) related to family matters, plantation operations, and social life in New Orleans. Includes some land grants in Spanish. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations, Series H, Reels 24-25. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Fearn Donegan & Co. Letter, 1852 Apr. 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. An agent of Fearn Donegan & Co. in New Orleans, La., writes to another in Huntsville, Ala., remarking on the difficulty and expense of transporting railroad iron by boat to Tuscumbia, Ala., the cotton accounts of some clients, and the state of the cotton market in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Featherston, Richard. Document, 1849. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Madison Parish, Louisiana. Sale (notarized copy) of land and slaves of Richard Featherston to Henry R. W. Hill of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Fee, James W. Letter, 1854 Feb. 8. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James W. Fee, a commission merchant in New Orleans, La., writes Eliza Gregg, his cousin in Moscow, Ohio, comparing life in warm New Orleans to wintry Ohio, expressing his homesickness, commenting on the recent yellow fever epidemic, relating information about fires and amusements, and asking about social news in Moscow. Mss. 3963.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Finnall, William. Document, ca. 1800-1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Incomplete contract between William Finnall, and George Ann Botts and Abner Robinson relates to posting slaves as security for a bond. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 145.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Fisher, Jacob. Letter, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc. Postmaster of the Village Post Office, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Typewritten copy of a letter from Fisher to his brother, Frederick Fisher, describing his trip from New Orleans to San Francisco by schooner and the economic and social conditions in Sacramento, following the discovery of gold in California. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1082.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Flanders, Benjamin F., 1816-1896. Papers, 1827-1889 (bulk 1864-1875). 863 items. Location: U:109-112, OS:F. Vault:1. Governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans during Reconstruction. Flanders came to New Orleans from New Hampshire in 1843, left at the outbreak of the Civil War, and returned in 1862. Official papers and letters, including Civil War correspondence with a variety of Union military and political leaders. Collection also documents other federal posts held by Flanders, including U.S. representative and U.S. assistant treasurer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Flower and Finley. Receipt book, 1817-1820. 1 vol. Location: G:3. Commission merchants of New Orleans. Receipt book of Flower and Finley containing records of transactions with clients in the Felicianas. East Feliciana Parish Archives Collection. Records introduced as evidence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Fluker, David J. Papers, 1839-1867. 54 items. Location: E:3. Resident of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Estate papers of David J. Fluker consist of business papers to his wife I. Ann Fluker. A letter from Fellowes and Company, New Orleans, urges sale of the plantation 'Isabella Place,' 1856. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 727.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Foley, Bogart A. Letter, 1844 Oct. 19 . 1 item. Location: Misc.: F. In a letter to James Sheppard of Copiah County, Miss., New Orleans commission merchant, Bogart A. Foley, discusses the low price of cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Fontenot, Ozeme, 1846-1928. Family Papers, 1834-1949. 1148 items; 49 ms. Vols.; 5 printed vols. Location: UU:190-194; O:21;0S:F. Planter of Grand Prairie, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Plantation, business records, correspondence of Ozeme Fontenot and family. Some relate to the marriage and divorce of daughter Alma Parker, and to her hospitalization in New Orleans. Papers also deal with United Confederate Veterans activities. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Forstall, Nicolas. Letter, 1790. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Spanish colonial official in New Iberia. Official letter from Nicolas Forstall to Estevan Miro requesting authorization and funds to repair a road to New Orleans in the vicinity of Bayou Courtableu. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 382.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Fourchy, Alexandre Francois. Family Papers, 1848-1908. 185 items and 2 pamphlets. Location: U:117. Lawyer and writer of New Orleans. Family papers consist of correspondence and related items (1891-1895); family and religious cards; and 66 New Orleans trade cards. Included is a copy of Fourchy's Quelques Mots, a literary work dedicated to the memory of Napoleon I. Partly in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1692, 1694.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Spanish-language    
  • Fraly, James J. Letter, 1854 May 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Letter by James Fraly written from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Mary S. Fraley in Hamburg, Tennessee, concerns clear title to the ownership of a slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Freeman, Theophilus. Document, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Bill of sale for for the sale of a slave by Theophilus Freeman to Fran?ois A. Tete of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Freemasons. St. James Lodge, No. 47 (Baton Rouge, La.). Records, 1819-1957. 6.5 linear ft., 4 microfilm reels. Location: 33:29-32, OS:F, Mss.Mf:F. St. James Lodge was formed in 1844 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, New Orleans. Records include minutes, membership files, financial records, and correspondence between St. James and other lodges and related societies (such as Knights Templar and Odd Fellowships) throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • French Society of New Orleans. Papers, 1851-1947 (bulk 1872-1891). 5 items, 7 vols. Location: U:114, F:8. New Orleans organization. Certified copies of minutes of meetings of the General Assembly of the French Society of New Orleans (Société Française de Bienfaisance et D'Assistance Mutuelle), forerunner to L'Athénée Louisianais, as well as minute book of the Committee of Thirty, registers of tombs, and printed histories and reports. Mostly in French. Mss. 318, 1012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-    
  • French, Edward. Letter, 1840 Apr. 1. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: F. Edward French, a commission merchant in New Orleans, La., writes Dr. L. Winfield of Lexington, Ky., regarding the cotton trade.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • French, W. B. Letter, 1818, Oct. 12. 1 letter. Location: Misc. F. W. B. French relays orders to Lieut. Charles H. Caldwell of the PROMETHEUS in an effort to prevent smuggling of goods to New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fulton, J. Alexander. Diary, 1854-1855. 2 vols. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:F. Lawyer of Kittanning, Pennsylvania, member of the State House of Representatives. Diary and observations of J. Alexander Fulton of a trip from the East through Midwest, and via the Mississippi River and New Orleans, to Texas and return. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1643.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • G.B. Dieter & Co. Letter, 1846 Oct. 10. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:G. G.B. Dieter & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes a business letter to Jonathan Thompson of New York City. Mss. 3967.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Garig, William Wallace, 1839-1908. Family Papers, 1858-1953. 594 items; 10 ms. vols.; 2 printed vols. Location: 7:58-59. Businessman and poultry breeder of Baton Rouge. His daughters Mercedes and Louise were both members of the LSU English Department faculty. Papers consist of correspondence pertaining to plantation work and social life in antebellum Louisiana; education of children, including that provided at LSU; social life in 20th-century Baton Rouge; and religion. Included are Garig's Civil War diaries and the papers of his daughters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2993For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Religion     Women    
  • Garland, Henry L., 1866-1960. Collection, 1857-1901, undated. 17 items and 24 ms. vols. Location: Misc.:G, N:3-4. New Orleans lawyer and native of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Professional records consisting of abstract of titles prepared from St. Tammany Parish records; index to St. Tammany conveyance records; and legal file on the case of Emmett T. Moody and Louis T. Heintz versus Zachariah Strain and Mrs. W. C. Heintz. Collection also includes an index to Garland's personal library. Mss. 1788, 1978.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Garnier, John and Lubin. Papers, 1820-1859, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans     French-language    
  • Gayarre, Charles E.A., 1805-1895. Letters and miscellanea, 1853-1929, undated (bulk 1882-1894). 75 items, 5vols. Location: UU:119. New Orleans writer and historian. Letters principally from Gayarre of New Orleans, La., to Edward Clifton Wharton, a New Orleans editor and journalist, comment on literary, political, and personal matters (1869-1894). Other materials include biographical sketches, newspaper articles concerning Gayarré's writings and lectures, and printed items pertaining to writings by Gayarré and Wharton on Louisiana historical subjects (1853-1929). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1553.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Gayarre, Charles, 1805-1895. Manuscript, circa 1866-1895. 1 item (4 sheets). Location: Misc. Louisiana historian, jurist, and statesman. circa 1866-1895. Manuscript of Charles E.A. Gayarré giving an account of the career of noted Protestant Episcopal clergyman, Francis L. Hawks, while in New Orleans, La. Hawks served as minister of Christ Church in New Orleans in 1844 and as president of the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) in 1847. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1558.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • Geo. Limerick & Co. Letter: Vicksburg, Miss., to Lockhart, Fearn and Donegan, Madisonville, Miss., 1842 March 19. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:G. Shipping company which operated along the Mississippi River, with ports in New Orleans and Vicksburg, Mississippi. It shipped cotton to the Madisonville, Mississippi, merchants Mr. Lockhart, Mr Fearn, and Mr. Donegan. Letter to Lockhart, Fearn, and Donegan denies responsibility for water damage to bales of cotton the company took aboard its ship Vicksburg. Included is an earlier letter (copy) to the merchants also stating the cotton was damaged prior to shipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • German immigration documents, 1852-1853. 2 items. Location: Misc. A blank contract with Victor Marziou & Co. of Paris gives the terms, conditions, provisions, and cost for German passengers and crew for a voyage from Havre to either New York or New Orleans in the 1850s. A list of those reporting in Bavaria intending to sail with Strecker, Klein & Stoeck between April 1852 and April 1853 gives the name, town, and country of the applicant; the ages and number in the family; the name and residence of the agent; and the sum due from the applicant for passage. In German. Mss. 3719.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: German-language    
  • Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892. Papers, 1848-1891. 164 items. Location: A:56. Confederate general, New Orleans lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Louisiana. Early papers reflect student life at Yale University. Civil War papers include orders, general reports, and casualty reports. Letters discuss movements of troops at the Battle of Shiloh and Mobile Bay, Ala. Letter from his sister describes New Orleans in 1861. Later papers consist of business record, mortgages and leases for various plantations. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2402, 2412, 2423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Gillie & Co. Receipt, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc:G. Receipt to Gillie & Co. for labor in a New Orleans chain gang performed by a slave named William. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4660.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Girard, Etienne. Receipts, 1851. 2 items. Location: Misc.:G. Tax receipts issued to the Et. Girard from the city of New Orleans, Municipality No. 3. On the reverse side the location of the property is noted. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Girard, M. D. Account books, 1847-1874. 2 vols. Location: G:8. French teacher in New Orleans. Journal recording pupils and income received for her lessons; record book including lectures contributed by members of her salon in 1865, and questions and answers asked at seances which she conducted. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 502.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Women     French-language    
  • Girault, Auguste, ca. 1790-. Papers, 1808-1845. 12 items. Location: Misc.G, OS:G. Music professor in New Orleans. Girault (earlier known as Giraud) was a native of Nantes, France. Papers include passports, a discharge from military service, and correspondence, among it a letter from Dulisse Alleye recalling two years spent in prison with Girault. In French, one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1145.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     French-language     Performing arts     Spanish-language    
  • Girod, Joseph. Papers, 1816-1899 (bulk 1830-1880). 588 items, 6 ms. Vols. Location: U:133, G:8, OS:G. Native of France and planter of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, and nephew of Nicholas Girod, first elected mayor of New Orleans. Joseph Girod's brother, Francois Girod, lived in Paris, France, and New Orleans. Papers include letters from Francois Girod, some of them related to the estate of Nicholas Girod, which provided for the aid of New Orleans orphans of French parentage. Plantation journals (1838-1877) and a letter book (1825-1832) are also included. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 838, 853.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Golsan Brothers. Papers, 1845, 1866-1876. 15,645 items, 102 ms. vols. Location: UU:199-210, G:8-10, OS:G. New Orleans cotton factors and agents for the DuBois cotton gin, doing business with merchants, and commission firms in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. Business papers of Golsan Brothers consisting chiefly of bills and receipts for merchandise, printing, and advertising; waybills; invoices for cotton purchased; bank checks; trial balance sheets; telegrams; statements of account; and correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 501.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations    
  • Gordon Family papers, 1848-1857. 50 items. Location: Misc:G. Owners of Woodland Plantation in Port Gibson, Mississippi, where they raised cotton. Papers mainly consist of receipts for cotton shipments and invoices for purchases in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Gordon, Forstall, and Co. Account and correspondence, 1832 April - 1832 June. 1 item. Location: OS:G. Gordon, Forstall, and Co. were merchants in New Orleans, La. with in Mexico that dealt in items such as sugar and woolens. Manuscript copies of multiple letters and financial statements from 1832 exchanged between the merchants representing Gordon, Forstall, and Co. in Mexico, and the office in New Orleans refer to stock status, account information, foreign relations, poor sales, the political climate in Mexico, and how smugglers and imposed taxes by the local government were making business increasingly difficult. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Gordon, Martin. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.Resident of New Orleans. Letter from Gordon to Francis P. Blair, editor of the Washington Globe, stating that a voluntary contribution of one thousand dollars is enclosed for the support of Blair's newspaper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gove, A. D. Letters, 1838, 1839. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Letters to Gove's brother of Kensington, New Hampshire, mentioning the high prices of provisions in the markets of New Orleans; the seriousness of the yellow fever epidemic in the country as compared to the city; and a trip from Boston to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1256.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Medicine     Transportation    
  • Graham, James, notary public. Papers, 1860-1883. 57 items. Location: A:57. Notary public, auditor of public accounts in New Orleans, marshal of the District Court of the United States of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Official papers consist of duplicate certificates of deposit of funds obtained from the sales of ships, tackle, cargo, and other goods condemned as prizes of war by the admiralty proceedings in the District Court during the Civil War. Business papers include copies of notarial records and cancelled checks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1031.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Great Falls Manufacturing Company. Papers, 1834-1842. 23 items. Location: Misc. Located in Boston, Massachusetts. Letters to George H. Kuhn, treasurer, of the Great Falls Manufacturing Company pertaining to purchase of cotton from New Orleans factors for New England textile mills. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Guion, Lewis, 1838-1920. Record books, 1859-1865. 2 vols. Location: U:238, Mss.MF:G. Lawyer, Confederate officer, sugar planter. Francis T. Nicholls. Two record books, one containing law examination questions from the University of Virginia, French language notes, and cash entries. The second is an official record book of Louisiana 26th Infantry Regiment, Col H. Some notes in French. Mss. 1903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Sugar    
  • Gumbel, Simon and Family Papers, 1851-1949 (bulk: 1922-1933). 2.5 linear ft. Location: P:21-23; OS:G. Jewish New Orleans commission merchant and owner of S. Gumbel & Co. Property tax receipts of the Gumbel family; business correspondence, minutes, financial papers relating to the administration and operation of the Sophie L. Gumbel Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Women     Jews    
  • Gurley, John W. Papers, 1858-1866. 81 items. Location: U:145. Attorney of New Orleans. Gurley and his wife Rosa were registered as enemies of the United States during the Civil War but were excused after they signed oaths of amnesty. The majority of letters are from Edward G. Stewart, a planter of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Papers of the Civil War period include claims the Gurleys were enemies of the United States, their oaths of allegiance, and letters confirming their loyalty. Available on microfilm 5322 (Records of antebellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War) Series I; pt. 2, reel 13; and microfilm 5735 (Confederate Military Manuscripts) Series B, reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 507.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations    
  • Hacker, P. Correspondence, 1830-1831. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from Hacker written from St. James Parish and Iberville Parish, Louisiana, to his wife, Emilie, telling of sending money and produce; commenting on business conditions and the high rate of interest in the city; and requesting news of his family. Included is a letter from Charles Maillot to P. Hacker requesting permission to marry Hacker's daughter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Hadden, H. H. Receipts, 1852, 1854. 2 items. Location: Misc.:H. Receipts for payment by D. McDonald, New Orleans, for repairs to a building. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hagan, James, 1821-1901. Family Papers, 1833-1901. 63 items. Location: B:11, OS:H, Vault:8. Irish immigrant, Confederate officer. Early papers of a New Orleans merchant, John Hagan, relate to land transactions involving Gilbert Marquis de Lafayette, Zachary Taylor, and George Washington Lafayette. Civil War-related items include an invitation to the reunion of the Third Alabama Cavalry and Confederate currency issued as payment for service in the Confederate army. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1485.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Hale Correspondence, 1843, 1845. 4 items. Location: Misc. Business letters from New Orleans to New York City and to Alliance Mutual Company, New York. Letters (1845) comment on problems getting the required amount of cargo for a ship sailing to New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Hall, Edward. Papers, 1826-1829. 7 items. Location: Misc. The collection consists of seven letters, written 1826-1829, all addressed to Mr. Edward Hall (sometimes spelled Haull) of New Orleans. The exception to this is one letter of recommendation written by M. Huart-Tronsson to M. Chiron speaking of Hall’s capacity for languages, specifically teaching and translation of French and English (May 14, 1828). The letters are mostly in French and of a personal nature from friends and relatives in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, though some do mention business transactions. One is from Alex Gais who has fulfilled a request by Hall to locate enslaved people for sale. Gais informs Hall of two slaves for sale, one with a 4 year old daughter (January 5, 1829). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Hall, Samuel. Letter, 1843 March 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Boston factor. Letter from Captain Albert Winsor, New Orleans, La., contains an account of expenses for the barque "Nahant." Included is a description of the cargo including lard and cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Hamilton, William Sutherland, 1789-1867?. Family Papers, 1766-1942 (bulk 1780-1884). 4 linear ft., 16 vols. Location: T:82-87, H:21, UU:148, H:21, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. U.S. Army officer under General Wade Hampton, planter of Holly Grove Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and politician who served on the first board of trustees for the College of Louisiana and a term in the Louisiana legislature. Papers reflect the administration of U.S. Army troops in the Territory of New Orleans and give an inclusive picture of national and Louisiana politics. Included are descriptions of Southern college facilities and curricula and early medical treatments. The papers also document conditions in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, land speculation in Texas, and various aspects of plantation life and economy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1029, 3167.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Haron, Louis. Papers, 1764. 5 items. Location: Misc.:H. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers pertaining to the disposal of Haron's estate including auction sales of land and slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Hatchutt, W. T. Letter, 1848 Nov. 22. 1 letter. Location: Misc. W.T. Hatchutt of New Orleans, La., writes Rutson Maury of Mobile, Ala., regarding trouble finding appropriate accommodations for Maury and his sister for an upcoming visit to New Orleans and the state of the cotton trade in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Hawkins, J. E. (Josiah Edwin). Papers, 1857-1929 (bulk 1880-1900). 11 linear ft. (4,464 items, 135 ms. vols., 52 printed vols.). Location: UU:309-315, J:8-9, OS:H. Physician, surgeon, and farm owner in Bayou Chicot, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Hawkins was originally from Georgia and first practiced medicine in Columbia City, Arkansas. Collection includes professional, business, and personal papers related to Hawkins' medical career. Papers include medical daybooks, plantation diaries, financial records, maps, and newspapers from New Orleans and St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Mss. 982.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Heineken, C. W. Letters, 1810, 1811. 2 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:H. Letters written from New Orleans to Heineken's parents in England describe the sea voyage from England and give impressions of the people, scenery, climate, and social customs of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog . Mss. 2883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, OS:H, Mss.Mf:H. Alfred Hennen was a civil lawyer, a Presbyterian, a professor of constitutional law in New Orleans, and a director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Daughter, Ann Maria, married Needler Jennings, Confederate officer. Ann Maria Jennings' paprers include letters, an Italian passport, and a pardon signed by Andrew Johnson. Other papers include personal and family correspondence of Alfred Hennen and Needler R. Jennings and Civil War letters. Printed pamphlets include discourses and sermons by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, and two stories, 'Dominic You,' and 'Husacar' by Louisiana author Octavius N. Ogden. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 748.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Religion     Women    
  • Herbert, Susan F. Papers, 1839, 1852-1857. 34 items. Location: C:61. Resident of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Statements from Payne and Harrison, New Orleans factor, for sale of cotton for the estate of T. S. Herbert and for his wife, Susan Herbert. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Women    
  • Hersey, Alfred C. Record book, 1849-1855. 1 bound vol. Location: Misc. Ship accountant and part owner of the ship 'Kentucky.' Records of finances during eleven voyages from Boston to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Hichborn, B. H. Letter, 1809. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter of Hichborn, written to his parents in Boston, commenting on the unpopularity of General James Wilkinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 950.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hickey, J. C. M. Letter, 1851 Mar. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. J.C.M. Hickey of the firm of Turner, Wilson & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes to M.A. Jones of McLemoresville, Tenn., regarding sale of a consignment of tobacco. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Hicky, Daniel. Letter, 1793 April 10. 1 item. Location: Misc. Planter of District of Manchac, West Florida, Louisiana. Letter sent from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and addressed to his son, Philip Hicky, in New Orleans. Daniel Hicky mentions his painful gout, tells of the destruction wrought to levees and land by a Mississippi River flood, remarks how the indigo crop was hurt by bad weather. He also gives an affectionate reminder to Philip to conduct himself properly. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3430.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Hicky, Philip, 1778-1859. Daniel and Philip Hicky Papers, 1667, 1762-1846 (bulk 1814-1815). 33 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:103, OS:H, Vault, Mss.Mf:H. Planter of Hope Estate Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Hicky built the first sugar mill in East Baton Rouge Parish in 1814. Collection is comprised of official papers pertaining to the West Florida controversy and the Battle of New Orleans; correspondence; personal papers of Philip Hicky; papers of Daniel Hicky, including family and business correspondence; memorandums; and a Spanish ordinance and instructions concerning wills. Papers also contain French military orders and letters from Carlos de Grand-Pre some of which Kemper rebellion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 720, 2007, 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     French-language     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Spanish-language     Sugar    
  • Hinckley, Orramel, 1813-1868. Family Papers, 1811-1897 (bulk 1830-1870). 335 items, 16 vols. Location: U:291, J:9, OS:H. Steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered mainly in New Orleans and Opelousas, Louisiana. Hinkley's wife and son lived in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana. Personal and business papers and account books (1834-1897) document Hinckley's work as a steamboat captain. There are also volumes relating to personal matters, Civil War letters and items, and the bylaws and rules of a chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 8-9. Mss. 970, 1151, 1317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Horton family papers, 1834-1848. 15 itlems. Location: Misc.:H. Letters addressed to Nathaniel M. Horton, Amesbury, Massachusetts, written by his brothers. One letter is to his sister Elizabeth Colby of Salisbury, Massachusetts. The letters were sent from New York, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Liverpool, and Cadiz. Contents concern business and family matters, politics, city life, slavery, and ship travel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     African Americans    
  • Horton Family. Papers, 1834-1848. 15 items. Location: Misc. Letters addressed to Nathaniel M. Horton, Amesbury, Massachusetts, written by his brothers. One letter is to his sister Elizabeth Colby of Salisbury, Massachusetts. The letters were sent from New York, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Liverpool, and Cadiz. Contents concern business and family matters, politics, city life, slavery, and ship travel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Hottinger, Jacob. Letter, 1856 July 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Jacob Hottinger in New Orleans, La., writes his friend, Jacob Kreis, to find where he is living so he can reestablish contact with him. He had learned that his wife, the daughter of Martin Führer of Cincinnati, had known the Kreis family in Tennessee and that they may have moved to St. Louis, Mo., or Montgomery, Ala. Hottinger had moved to New Orleans the previous fall and he and his wife had a baby girl recently. He complains of the heat, reports no yellow fever or cholera, and notes that murders and killings occur daily. In German. Mss. 3907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: German-language    
  • Huguet, Adolphe H. (Adolphe Hiram), 1837-1928, Family Papers, 1850-1973. 13 items; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:255, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. Related families of Adolphe H. Huguet and William S. Pike were influential in the economy and politics of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Papers include scrapbooks, correspondence, death notices, photographs, legal papers, and other materials relating to the Huguet and Pike families in Louisiana, as well as to their relatives living in Spain and France. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Humphreys, Ansel. Letter, 1833 Jan. 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. This letter from Ansel Humphreys, a traveling salesman of axes in New Orleans, La., to Samuel W. Collins of Collinsville, Conn., recounts his travels up and down the Mississippi River and the market for axes in the Southern States, especially Mississippi and Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4303.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Hunt, William H. (William Henry), 1823-1883. Letter, 1844 August 28. 1 letter. Location: MISC:H. William H. Hunt served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate Army and as Secretary to the United States Navy under President James Garfield. This is a letter from William H. Hunt in New Orleans to Charles Day, Esq. of New Haven, Connecticut. The letter updates Day on common acquaintances, including Charlotte Ewing, a performer in New Orleans, and a duel between a Colonel and Balie Payton. Mss. 5124.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Hunter, Robert and Sarah Jane. Letters, 1846-1847. 9 items. Location: Misc:H. Letters exchanged between R. [Robert] A. Hunter while serving in the Louisiana State Senate, and his wife, Sarah Jane, residing either on their plantation or their summer home in the "Pine Woods" in Rapides Parish or in Alexandria. In addition to love letters, correspondence includes description of political activities and also his service as an officer in the Mexican War. She relates news of family, friends, crops, and other local happenings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Huntsville (Packet ship) Log book, 1843-1844. 1 v. Location: G:22. The packet ship Huntsville (523 tons) sailed with the Louisiana & New York Line of packet ships, sailing twice monthly in season between New York and New Orleans. This log book records three voyages of the Huntsville between New York and New Orleans under Edward Cornell, master, between September 16, 1843, and June 25, 1844. Mss. 3712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Hyams, Henry M. (Henry Michael), 1806-1875. Family Papers, 1843-1953 (bulk 1901-1955). 313 items, 7 printed vols. Location: E:55. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 13-14. Lawyer, state senator, and lieutenant governor of Louisiana. In the 1830s he was a member of a vigilante committee to oppose anti-slavery interests. His son, Henry Hyams, Jr., was a lawyer in New Orleans as was his daughter, Judith Hyams Douglas. Papers consist of letters pertaining to the political situation in Grant Parish, Louisiana, in 1873 and the causes of the Colfax riot. Included are land patents and plats issued in Carroll, St. Landry, and Caldwell parishes, Louisiana, and in Texas. Papers of Henry M. Hyams, Jr. relate to his work for the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims and family lawsuits which concerned litigation and recovery of Hyams' lands principally by Judith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1392, 1564.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Women    
  • Hyde, E., Jr. Letter, 1837 Mar. 14. 1 letter. Location: Misc. E. Hyde Jr. of New Orleans, La., writes Abraham Bell & Co. of New York, N.Y., regarding the massive failure of the cotton house of Hermann, Briggs & Co. of New Orleans and the subsequent collapse of other companies associated with it. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Inman, B. R. (Benajah R.), b. 1820. Family Papers, 1808-1888. .2 linear ft. (68 items). Location: B:50, OS:I. Planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Inman inherited Smithland Plantation in 1863 from his aunt, Nancy Quine. Collection includes financial records; legal materials; correspondence; and miscellaneous and printed items. The financial and legal records document Smithfield Plantation and a dry goods store on it. Business letters to John Lee, a purchasing agent in New Orleans, deal with the price of cotton and other commodities. Slave bills of sale and labor contracts with sharecroppers are included. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Ireland, William H. Document, 1828. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Notarized document for sale of land by Ireland to Daniel Warburg of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 185.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ireland, William H. (William Hornbey) Letter, 1826 Sept. 1. 1 letter. Location: Misc. William H. Ireland in New Orleans, La., writes his brother, John Ireland, a coach maker in Boston, Mass., discussing the weather in New Orleans and its boding for the health of the city, ordering the stock needed to set up a plating business, and describing the fortunes of his coach making business. Mss. 4109.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Isaiah Chase - Peter Hanson Business Letters,1847-1855. 16 items. Location: Misc:I. Most letters written to Joseph Holmes (1771-1863), shipbuilder and owner from Kingston, Mass., from New Orleans by either Isaiah Chase or Peter Hanson. Letters discuss financial transactions made through the New England Bank in Boston and ships used to transport the acquired commodites out of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • J. and J. Townsend & Co. Correspondence, 1823, 1836. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. Residents of Albany, New York. Letters from New Orleans factors reporting on the cotton crop of the state of Mississippi (1823) and the demand for pig iron on the New Orleans market (1836). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1352, 1404.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jacotot Institute. Report, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. Institute for young men in New Orleans. School report signed by Louis Caboche, director of the Jacotot Institute. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     French-language    
  • Jahncke, Ernest Lee, Sr., 1877-1960. Papers, 1852-1960 (bulk 1911-1941). 1,528 items, 32 vols. Location: U:136-143, F:22-23, OS:J, Vault. Rear Admiral in the Naval Reserve, assistant secretary of the navy during the Hoover administration, president of Jahncke Interests in New Orleans, and first executive director of the Louisiana State Department of Commerce and Industry. Papers documenting Jahncke's civic, cultural, and professional interests. Mss. 1713, 1805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Jamison, John. Letter, 1817 September 30. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Jarvis, Nathan. Letters, 1843 . 2 items. Location: MIsc.:J. Resident of New Orleans, La. Letters relate personal and social activities in New Orleans. He also discusses the business of the school committee that he chairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Jewett, M., Colonel. Letter, 1818 Sept. 23. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: J. In a letter to Colonel Benjamin W. Hopkins, Colonel M. Jewett writes from Washington D.C. about the profitability of the slave trade in New Orleans, La., and he comments on the military contract that would provide supplies to the military depot in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Johnson (Alfred Grima) Family Papers, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 0.6 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Johnson, Charles Andrew, 1818-1896. Papers, 1832-1896 (bulk 1858-1894). 514 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: UU:65, OS:J. Native of New Haven, Connecticut, and a lawyer in New Orleans. Johnson served as a judge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana (1843) and in 1855 began a partnership in a New Orleans firm. Collection contains passports, letters (1858), military passes (1863-1864), a receipt for bonds (1864), bank checks (1866-1869), and two letters and a newspaper clipping (1873) relating to lawsuits of Johnson. Some letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Johnson, Rachel. Letter, 1815 Jan. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc. Resident of The Grove, Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Family letter refers to the fighting between British and American forces around New Orleans, civilian unrest, and local and family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2641.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Johnson, William B. Letter, 1840 Mar. 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:J. Immigrant from Chautauqua County, N.Y. Letter to a relative commenting on the climate, vegetation, and business opportunities in New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2414.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Jones, Joseph. Papers, 1832-1919 (bulk 1860-1905). 3,360 items, 74 vols. Location: UU:87-100, N:1-2, OS:J. New Orleans physician and scientific writer, Confederate medical authority, and president of the Louisiana State Board of Health. Papers consist of Dr. Jones's manuscript writings pertaining to his investigations of various diseases, his studies on American archaeology and anthropology, and his published and unpublished papers on Confederate medical history. Also included are family letters and six letter file books containing correspondence and related items by subjects. For further information, see onlilne catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1351, 1357, 1393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Jorda, Jayme. Document, 1794. 1 item. Location: Misc. Bill of sale for slaves sold by Jayme Jorda to Patricio Walsh in New Orleans, La.. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 193.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Spanish-language    
  • Joseph P. Hornor. Collection, 1718-1964 (bulk 1850-1890). 0.5 linear ft. Location: UU:103, OS:H. Lawyer and resident of New Orleans. Items primarily relate to New Orleans history and include colonial and ante-bellum documents. There are also items related to the War of 1812, manuscript extracts of legal codes, returns from elections (1867), and autographs of famous people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2036, 2055, 2107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Jourdan, J. Receipt, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc.J. Receipt for paying tax due on New Orleans property. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jourdan, Noel. Letter, 1828. 1 item. Location: Misc.:J. Resident of New Orleans. Personal letter from Noel Jourdan to his cousin. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Judd, Samuel. Letter: New Orleans, La. to Gideon Les (?), New York, N.Y., 1837 January 20. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:J. Resident of New York who visited New Orleans in order to improve his health. Letter commenting upon commerce, shipping, and navigation in New Orleans. It includes estimates of the city's population and describes its municipal government, its ethnic diversity, its culture, and atmosphere. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Keary, Patrick F. Letters, 1848-1855. 19 items. Location: Misc. Planter of Ben Lomand Plantation, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Letters to Wylie and Egana and Juan Y. de Egana, brokers in New Orleans, concerning business and plantation matters on Keary's cotton plantation, Ben Lomand, and his sugar plantation Catalpa Grove, on Bayou Boeuf, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Keeler, Timothy B. Letters, 1823-1827. 14 items. Resident of Danbury, Conn.and New Orleans merchant. Letters to his wife, Mary provide news of his health, the state of his business in New Orleans, and his longing to be home in Connecticut with her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Kendrick, Benjamin. Papers, 1806-1894 (bulk 1810-1840). 0.7 linear ft. (611 items). Location: U:170. Cotton planter and slaveholder of the Feliciana parishes, Louisiana. In 1823 he moved from St. Francisville (West Feliciana Parish) near Jackson (East Feliciana Parish) and in 1830 he established Asphodel Plantation there. Collection includes legal papers, bills, receipts, and correspondence. Papers document medical care for family members and slaves; and include letters from New Orleans merchants and a letter from a Missouri slave dealer (1836). Some materials relate to David J. Fluker of East Feliciana Parish, Kendrick's son-in-law. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 906.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Kenner, Duncan Farrar, 1813-1887. Papers, 1838-1905 (bulk 1838-1894). 0.8 linear ft. (342 items, 2 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: A:51, F:4, Vault:1. Planter of Ashland, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and Confederate diplomat. Collection includes financial, legal, and personal papers related to Ashland Plantation and Kenner's investments and business dealings in New Orleans, especially with his brother-in-law, General Richard Taylor, in leasing the New Basin Canal in New Orleans, as well as horse racing and Kenner's diplomatic mission to France on behalf of the Confederacy. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1477.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations    
  • Kenner, William, 1776-1823. Papers, 1802-1832, undated. 371 items. Location: T:30, OS:K. New Orleans commission merchant. Business and personal papers of Kenner reflect territorial and antebellum economic and social life in New Orleans. They relate to conditions on the eve of the War of 1812, Battle of New Orleans, and to the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath. Papers also relate to slavery and plantation life in Louisiana and Mississippi.Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1477, 1491.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Plantations    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Papers, 1851-1941, undated (bulk 1864-1932). 3,800 items, 6 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. and 26 microfilm reels. Location: UU:10-31, N:6, Vault:11 and Mss.Mf:K. New Orleans writer and historian. Correspondence, literary writings in notebooks, photographs, bound manuscript volumes, and printed material concern Grace King's literary career, historical interests, travels, and personal affairs. King's correspondence and diaries describe her extensive travel throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Diary 3 describes her childhood experiences at L'Embarass plantation in St. Martin Parish. Her correspondence also describes yachting in Florida and other Southern states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Women    
  • King, William W. Family Papers, 1833-1954 (bulk 1868-1936). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Religion     Politics    
  • Kirkman & Abernathy Letter, 1846 Feb. 12. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:K. Kirkman & Abernathy, commission merchants of New Orleans, La., write Robert Kernachan of Florence, Ala., giving details of their sale of 60 bales of his cotton. A detailed account of the sale is enclosed. The letter is written on a semi-weekly summary of commercial statistics from the "New-Orleans Price-Current, Commercial Intelligencer and Merchants' Transcript." Mss. 3964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kleinpeter, Andrew. Papers, 1827-1833. 20 items. Location: B:40. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from relatives in Spencer County, Kentucky, and letters from James Neilson, attending school in Lexington, Kentucky, commenting on Henry Clay after attending a party in his home, and mentioning a shooting by supporters of Clay and Jackson. Includes business letters of Isidor Larguire, cotton broker, of New Orleans; and a letter of A. Jones, Baton Rouge, concerning the treatment of cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Knapp, James S. Family Papers, 1849-1909 (bulk 1865-1895). 3 linear feet. Location: U:182-185, OS:K. Dentist and dean of the New Orleans Dental College. Early papers include dental bills and receipts; and the charter for the New Orleans Dental College. Post-1865 papers concern the Louisiana Dental Association and the New Orleans Dental College. Also included are personal papers and family correspondence. Papers of J. Rollo Knapp deal with his dental practice. Frederick H. Knapp's papers include certificates from the Board of Medical Censors of Adams County, Mississippi, and the University of Havana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 880.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Kowalski, G. Papers, 1839-1841 . 5 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Bordeaux, France. Letters from G. Kowalski to Jean and Lubin Garnier, New Orleans, concerning wine shipments and business conditions. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation     French-language    
  • La Clair, Fusellier de. Conveyance, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of property by Fusellier de la Clair to Jacques Chaperon. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 204.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • La Coste, Marie Louise. Receipts, 1803. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Receipts for payment of rent. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • La Cour, Antoine. Slave bill of sale, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale (notarized copy) of a slave by Antoine la Cour to Eugene Rochereau. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 205.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • La Freniere, Nicolas C. de. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Act of sale for land sold by Nicolas C. de la Freniere to Helen Fasende Laissard, New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 207.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • La Houssaye, Sidonie de, 1821-1894. Papers, [between 1880-1894]. 21 vols. And 4 microfilm reels. Location: F:17, Mss. Mf.:L. French Louisiana author of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Manuscript drafts of short stories (in French) written by Madame Sidonie de la Houssaye : Volumes 1 and 2: L'etoile d'argent. Volume 2: Le fort de Keronec; Une paire de gants; Une poupee d'autrefois; Les fleurs et les bijoux de la grand'mere; Rose Blanche; Les petits vagabonds; Volume 3 Mythologies des petits enfants; Volume 4: George Gerard.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns    
  • La Tourrette, John. Letter, 1847. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans cartographer. Letter from La Tourrette to the governor of New Hampshire referring to a business deal with the governor of Mississippi for Mississippi maps sent to various states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • La Villebeuvre, Jean Ursin. Family Papers, 1806-1917 (bulk 1840-1880). 1,025 items, 39 vols. Location: W:91-92, J:4. Jean Ursin La Villebeuvre and his son, Eli Faurault La Villebeuvre, New Orleans commission merchants. Papers of the la Villebeuvre and the related Jourdain, Forstall, Roman, Peters, and Hyman families of New Orleans. Collection includes business and legal records as well as some family and personal papers. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 812, 1208..For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     French-language    
  • Labatut, John B. Certificate, 1802. 1 item. Location: Misc. L. New Orleans merchant. Certificate for merchandise shipped on the ship Roebuck by Philadelphia merchants and delivered at the Port of New Orleans for Labatut. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Lafayette Wharves check, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Check payable to the Lafayette Wharves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1508.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lafon, Barthélémy, 1769-1820. Territoire d'Orleans. Comte d'Orleans. Quartier, de la concession [a Lancelot Pearson, par] A. Trouhard, commissionne par Barthelemy Lafon, 1807. Translation: Territory of Orleans. County of Orleans. Neighborhood of the concession [to Lancelot Pearson by] A. Trouhard. Commissioned by Barthlemy Lafon. 1 map. Location: OS:T. Hand painted, manuscript copy of original map and deed of land grant (1807) to Lancelot Pearson, attested to in a note by Barthelemy Lafon, Deputy Surveyor. Hand-written note signed by Lafon on 18 Feb. 1818, shows transfer of property to Nicolas Reggio, such transfer recorded in Register H. Book 8 and signed by H.B. Cenas, Register. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4833.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Lakanal, Joseph, 1762-1845. Papers, 1793-1834. 22 items. Location: Misc.:L, vault :12. French educator, political figure; appointed president of the College of Orleans in Aug. 1822. Papers conprised primarily of correspondence. Correspondents include General Lafayette, Antoine Lavoisier, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Daubenton and Sebastien Chamfort. Letter to Monsieur Arnault, member of the Institute of Paris, jjustifies Lakanal's resignation as president of the College of Orleans. Another relates to the punishment of young slave and problems of master-slave relations. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 244, 1312, 2107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans     French-language    
  • Lamarque, Charles. Slave bill of sale, 1850 August 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of a female slave, Rosa, by Charles Lamarque to Henry Rance. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Lanaux, George. George Lanaux and Family Papers, 1830-1915. 3 linear ft. (3,100 items). Location: U:294-296, O:16, OS:L, 104-105. Planter of Bellevue Plantation in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and later president of the New Orleans Insurance Association. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, and photographs documenting the Lanaux family, plantation management, slave holdings, and land sales. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 11-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     Jews     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Langwell, William J. H. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from William J.H. Langwell, a businessman traveling between New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala., to his wife, Rebecka Langwell, in New Albany, Ind. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Laroe, James S. Diary, 1846-1850. 1 vol. [typed transcription]. Location: Misc. Diary of Laroe while on a trip from Newfoundland, New Jersey, to the northeastern part of Texas to purchase land. The early entries of the diary describe Laroe's trip from New York to New Orleans and up the Mississippi River and Red River to Shreveport. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 253.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Larose, Rosemond. Document, 1853. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of a slave of Rosemond Larose to Charles Lamarque, Jr., of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Latham, W. G. Notebook, ca. 1856. 1 vol. Location: UU:149, O:3. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 15-16. Notary public of New Orleans. Notebook containing a digest of legal provisions affecting notaries; compiled chiefly from statutes, codes, and published legal reports. M:20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 847.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Laurie, G. G. Letter, 1835 Jan. 13. 1 letter. Location: Misc. G.G. Laurie of New Orleans, La., writes to Alfred Cope, a merchant of Philadelphia, Pa., regarding Cope's recent trip to France and his transatlantic voyage, as well as Laurie's meager earnings as a clerk and his poor prospects for marriage in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Laycock, John T. Family Papers, 1840-1953. 78 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:149, K:37, OS:L. Baton Rouge lawyer, banker, and writer. Papers contain law notes and a transcript of 'Fragments from a Collection of Letters and Notes of Nina Harper of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1861-1862,' that describes civilian life during the Civil War. A manuscript fragment of 'Legs joins the cavalry;' and some miscellaneous notes pertaining to Baton Rouge. Also included are broadsides advertising the Baton Rouge Female Institute, and announcing a Grand Fete for the Red Cross Society (1918), and a photograph of John McCarthney Taylor. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3194.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Layssard family papers, 1794-1960. 1 linear ft. Location: W:20-21. The Layssard family resided in northern Rapides Parish, Louisiana; Kate Kingston Boyd Grant, a writer from Grant Parish, was a relation of R. H. Grant and Harriet Grant, the heirs to Harriet Layssard. Collection contains business papers of the Layssard family, but is comprised mostly of the literary writings of Kate K. Grant.--unpublished novels, short stories, and plays set in Louisiana; they include information about ante-bellum New Orleans and the Colfax riot of 1873. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2875.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • LeBlond, Coralie. Music collection, ca. 1850-1870. 3 ms. vols. Location: 65. Concert pianist and composer of New Orleans. Sheet music, principally by Louisiana composers, arrangers, and publishers, collected by Coralie LeBlond, including one of her own compositions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2204, 2205.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Lebrai Brothers. Account book, 1829-1830. 1 vol. Location: G:15. Account book of the Lebrai Brothers, general merchandise firm of New Orleans, La. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 215.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • Lebreton document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.L. Adjudication concerning a house and land of Mr. Lebreton to be sold to Mr. Guachinard, New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see onlie catalog. Mss. 217.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Lefèvre, Pascal. Pascal Lefevre--Alphonse Gardes document, 1853. 1 item. Location: Misc. Residents of New Orleans and representatives for the heirs of Pierre Baron Boisfontaine. Petition (copy) of Lefevre and Gardes pertains to the sale of slaves at public auction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Lefevre, Paul. Letter file book, 1856-1859. 1 vol. (218 items). Location: F:8. Resident of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and apparently a drygoods merchant dealing in women's apparel and accessories. Business correspondence of Paul Lefevre and his wife from New Orleans and New York merchants. Included are a few letters from customers. In French.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 754.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Women     French-language    
  • Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942. Papers, 1815-1955 (bulk 1918-1919). 17 items, including 1 vol. Location: U:116. Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute. Originally from Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana, Lejeune attended LSU before graduating from the Naval Academy. Papers document Lejeune's military career and include a citation for the Legion of Honor and biographical materials. An 1815 letter deals with the Battle of New Orleans. One item in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1690, 2553.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     LSU     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Leonard, Jonathan (Jonathan Shawn) and C. J. Letter, 1838. 1 item. Location: Misc. Residents of New Orleans. Letter to a former neighbor, Jonathan Cobb, postmaster of Sharon, Massachusetts, stating that Jonathan Cobb's son, William, has been appointed second surveyor in the Surveyor General's Office. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Letter on the Lives of Two Women in New Orleans, 1849 Jan. 8. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: L. In a letter to Rose, Eva tells of meeting a former schoolmate who had declined into poverty. She gives an account of the events that led to the woman\'s misfortune and describes her distressed living conditions. Eva also writes of her own social activities, which include parties and balls. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Letter to Chs. [Charles] Biberon, 1856 Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc: L. Anonymous letter (in French, with English translation) relates to the hurricane that struck Last Island (a barrier island south of Houma, La.) August 1856. Letter reports on the destruction of a resort hotel and surrounding gambling establishments, the death of over 200 people, and the affect the storm had on families, and sugarcane and cotton crops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar     French-language    
  • Letter to Chs. [Charles] Biberon, 1856, Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc: L. Anonymous letter (in French, with English translation) that refers to the hurricane that struck Last Island, a barrier island south of Houma, La., in August 1856. Letter mentions the effect of the storm on families, and cane and cotton crops. Appears to be the first page of a longer letter, since it bears no closing or signature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar     French-language    
  • Letter to Hannah Leach, circa 1840s. 1 letter. Location: Misc. This letter received by Hannah Leach of Portland, Me., from her sister studying in New Orleans, La., discusses her sister's health, her moving to another boardinghouse, acquaintances in New Orleans and Portland, the welfare of their parents in Maine, and clothing she has purchased. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Leverich Company. Correspondence, 1839-1848. 5 items. Location: Misc. Cotton factors of New York and New Orleans. Letters of J. H., Henry L., and Charles P. Leverich concerning business and family matters. Included is a letter from Charles P. Leverich describing a sea voyage from New York to New Orleans in 1845. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Leverich Company. Papers, 1830-1851. 149 items. Location: W:11. Cotton factors of New York and New Orleans. Letters pertain to New Orleans business and banking conditions, shipping between New York and New Orleans, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Leverich, Charles P. Correspondence, 1834-1847. 81 items. Location: A:56. Factor of New York City associated with J. H. Leverich and Company of New Orleans. Correspondence consists of letters from New Orleans merchants, factors and Louisiana and Mississippi planters discussing the sguar trade. Letters from St. Mary Parish planters refer to shipping sugar and other cargo, a mortgage on Leonidas Polk's plantation, floods, and the parish's health. Letter from William J. Minor of Natchez mentions his interest in horse racing and his son's finances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1078, 1220, 1352, 1506, 2418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Leverich, Charles P., 1803-1876. Papers, 1842. 2 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich (1803-1876) and Henry Stanton Leverich (ca. 1806-1885) were New York City shipping merchants, commission agents, and investment bankers. James Harvey Leverich in New Orleans writes Charles Palmer Leverich in New York about his disappointment in business and fears for worldwide business failures (Jan. 2, 1842) and the sugar, molasses, and cotton trades and other business matters (July 11, 1842). Mss. 4077.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Leverich, Charles P., 1803-1876. Papers, 1832-1852. 16 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich was a New York City shipping merchant, commission agent, and investment banker who acted as a sugar and cotton factor for planters in New Orleans, La., and Natchez, Miss. Letters received by Charles Leverich in New York from correspondents in New Orleans discuss business affairs, economic conditions in New Orleans, prices for various commodities, family news, illnesses and epidemics in New York and New Orleans, and social events. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009, 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar    
  • Leverich, Henry S. Correspondence, 1829-1832, 1846. 8 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich (1803-1876) and Henry Stanton Leverich (ca. 1806-1885) were New York City shipping merchants, commission agents, and investment bankers who acted as sugar and cotton factors for planters in New Orleans, La., and Natchez, Miss. Letters from James H. Leverich and Joseph Lallande, a New Orleans grocer, discuss business matters in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2100, 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Leverich, James H. Letter, 1841 June 2. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James H. Leverich was a commission merchant in New Orleans. This two-part letter to Charles P. Leverich in New York City describes a duel in which S.W. Oakey killed a man who had libeled him in the Vicksburg Sentinel. It also discusses business matters and the need for a national bank. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Lewis, Theodore. Papers, 1846. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Member of Hay's regiment. Letters identifying and securing passage for Colonel Lewis from camps in Mexico to New Orleans, written by commanding officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 225.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lieutaud, Albert Louis. Collection, 1650, 1801-1965. 10 linear ft. Location: U:247-250, OS:L, 34:8-14.. Collection consists of letters, Christmas cards, receipts, printed material, sketches, photographic prints, and sheet music concerning various subjects in New Orleans and Louisiana history; the career of R.J. Morgan, a 19th-century English actor in the United States; railroad transportation in the United States; the American Civil War; and Lieutaud's own literary works and his work as an art and manuscript dealer. About two-thirds of the collection consists of about 140 presentation copies of books and pamphlets on Louisiana topics given to Lieutaud. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1407, 1700, 1771, 1784, 1853, 1936, 2046, 2211, 2369, 2469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Transportation     French-language    
  • Lincoln, Lemuel L. Family Papers, 1808-1914 (bulk 1840-1914). 143. Location: U:195. Confederate veteran and commercial editor of the Times-Democrat of New Orleans. Papers of Lincoln and members of his family, consisting principally of genealogical records of the families of Judge Lemuel Rixford Lincoln of Little Rock, Arkansas; Louis Marchand of Georgia; and Pierre Firman Helluin of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Includes correspondence of Mary Lincoln and personal and business papers of Rixford J. Lincoln of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 688.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Lintner, Theodore. Papers, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. Sale of undivided half of the schooner Santiago, by Lintner to Benjamin Harrod of New Orleans, and certification of recorder of mortgages. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 226.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Lion, Jules. Lithographs, 1845, 1847. 2 items. Location: OS:L. French-born portrait painter, lithographer, and photographer active in New Orleans 1837-1865. Lithographs, dated at New Orleans, of V.P. Winder (1845) and George C. McWhorter (1847). McWhorter was a Louisiana state senator for Concordia Parish, Louisiana state treasurer (1849-1852), and state representative for East Baton Rouge Parish (1853-1855). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. Papers, 1801-1836 (bulk 1820-1835). 0.3 linear ft. Location: U:219. U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana, U.S. Secretary of State, and Minister to France. Documents and letters relating to the controversy over the Batture Ste. Marie in New Orleans. Includes letters from Denis Prieur, mayor of New Orleans, and a photostat of an Aaron Burr letter. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 516, 644.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     French-language    
  • Long, Henry W. Slave Sale Papers, 1857 May 7. 2 slave sale papers. Location: MISC:L. The daughter of Clara C. Raymond, Francis Sprigg was married to Thomas W. Compton. Henry W. Long sells Henry, a mulatto man approximately 41 years old, to Frances Sprigg Compton, wife of Thomas W. Compton on May 7, 1857 in New Orleans. The documents were notarized by William Shannon. Mss. 5077.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Loomis, G. Letter, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. New Englander passing through New Orleans on his way to Mexico during the Mexican War. Letter from Loomis comments on the immorality in New Orleans and on the effects of the war on soldiers and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1232.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lopez, John. Admittance cards, 1848. 7 items. Location: Misc.:L. Admittance cards issued to Lopez for lectures offered by the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana, New Orleans. For further information, see see online catalog. Mss. 1696.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • López, Manuel. Papers, 1802-1835. 26 items. Location: U:211. Planter of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, superintendent of the Spanish royal warehouse in New Orleans, and Justice of the Peace of East Baton Rouge Parish. Papers of Manuel Lopez, a description of the boundaries of Distrito de la Feliciana (1802), and an inventory of the department of forts. Also included is the will of Juan Perez. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Louisiana military payroll, 1767 December 11. 1 item. Location: F:24. Payroll sheet for a French colonial regiment garrisoned in New Orleans, giving names of officers and amounts due soldiers in settlement of their pay for the year 1759. Certified by Governor Louis Kerlerec and others in 1767. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1191.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Louisiana bonds and notes collection, 1832-1939. 34 items. Location: Misc.:L, OS:L. Bonds, notes, and warrants of the state of Louisiana, including some issued by Citizens' Bank of Louisiana and Charity Hospital of New Orleans, for purposes such as printing, the construction of the Louisiana State Capitol, and the support of Confederate veterans and their widows. See the online catalog for a more detailed description of the items in the collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1187, 1196, 1365, 3438, 3660.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Women    
  • Louisiana pictures, 1720-1865. 17 items. Location: Map cage. Prints include John Law's concession at New Biloxi; a plantation on Bayou Goula, Louisiana; the Civil War Battle of New Orleans sketched by a federal soldier; federal gunboats passing Port Hudson, Louisiana; and Jackson Station after it was burned. Also included are reprints of Civil War scenes of Port Hudson and Baton Rouge from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly Newspaper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Louisiana State Bank. Records, 1817-1888. Location: 79:8-21, Vault 13 and 21. Documents pertaining to the construction of the Louisiana State Bank of New Orleans; the bank's correspondence; financial, legal, and administrative documents and volumes;and a few items of its successor in 1871, the State National Bank of New Orleans. Part of the Charles Titcomb Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Louisiana State Lottery collection, 1840-1905 (bulk 1879-1890). .3 linear ft. Location: OS:L. Incorporated in 1868, the Louisiana State Lottery Company operated in New Orleans until ca. 1894 when it relocated to Honduras. It was broken up by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1906. Collection includes letters received, order and remittance forms, lottery tickets, lists of prizes awarded, broadsides, publications, and newspaper advertisements; Anti-lottery League of Louisiana memorabilia; and imprints from out-of-state lotteries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 854.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Louisiana sugar documents, 1859. 2 items. Location: Misc. Statement of account for shipment of molasses, by Hawkins & Norwood of New Orleans, and certificate of gauging for this shipment. Statement addressed to Jas. A. Brown, Manchac, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3646.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar    
  • Louque, Charles. Papers, 1838-1909. 518 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:112, OS:L. Native of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, prominent New Orleans attorney, and Louisiana state senator. Papers document his legal activities and participation in the economic development of New Orleans. The collection includes postcard views of LSU and Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1473.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     French-language     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Lunsden, Kendall and Company. Letters, 1847-1848. 8 items. Location: Misc. Owner-partners of the New Orleans Picayune. Business letters pertain to purchases of paper supplies, settlement of debts, and bankruptcy proceedings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Lusher, Robert Mills, 1823-1890. Papers, 1846-1853. 21 items. Location: Misc. Educator, public official, and Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Louisiana Sons of Temperance. Letters addressed to Lusher, written from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and other places in Louisiana, several by members of the Alexander Dimitry family. Letters relate to the Louisiana Sons of Temperance and to professional and personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3376.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Politics    
  • Lyons, Mary E. Notebook, 1855-1866. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Resident of Clinton and New Orleans, Louisiana. Notebook containing historical notes and poems written at Bienvenue Seminary, Fredericksburg, Virginia (1855), and newspaper clippings of poems (1864-1866). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 269.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Macarty, Augustin. Broadside, May 1, 1817. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Sixth mayor of New Orleans, La. (1815-1820). Broadside contains articles 7 and 8 of the ordinance concerning the conservation and use of Bayou St. John, New Orleans, La. Signed by Aug[ustin] Macarty. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4407.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Macarty, Jno. (John). Family Papers, 1764-1935 (bulk 1764-1837). 9 items. Location: B:50. Native of France and resident of New Orleans. Macarty owned a plantation home near New Orleans which was used by Andrew Jackson as a field headquarters in 1815. Papers pertain to the estate of John Macarty and include a forty-page inventory of the contents of his New Orleans residence and the Macarty plantation home. Also included is a roll of the Royal Legion of the Mississippi Militia (ca. 1798). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 270, 496.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     French-language    
  • Machette, William. Letterbook, 1807-1820. 1 ms. vol. Location: U:107. Ship owner of Boston, Massachusetts. Letter book containing handwritten copies of letters to business associates in various parts of the world including several letters addressed to Judah Touro, New Orleans merchant, and other letters referring to Machette's dealings with Touro. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1808.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation     Jews    
  • Macomb, Edward. Letter, 1840 Oct. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward Macomb in New Orleans writes his mother in New York about he, his wife, and daughters moving from Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Tampa Bay, Fla., at the order of the Army. He describes the state of their journey as far as New Orleans, the sprightly condition of the children, and the healthy state of the city. Mss. 3789.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Madison, Lewis, Justice of the Peace. Certificate of freedman, Jim Allen, 1841 March 5. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Justice of the Peace for Jefferson County, Kentucky. Jim Allen was a freedman. Certificate attesting that Jim Allen was held in the Jefferson County jail as a runaway slave from November 1839-February 1840. The document certifies that Allen had been held and discharged from a New Orleans jail in August 1839, having 'free papers.'. The certificate is addressed to B. Bryan, Jailor, in Baton Rouge, where Allen's freedman status was verified again. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     African Americans    
  • Magnin, A. Promissory note, 1831. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Promissory note of A. Magnin of New Orleans to Mr. Caltelnaux. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Mahy Desmontils, Joseph Henry de. Letter, 1792 May 11. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Orrillard, of Nantes, France, giving instructions for shipment of goods from New Orleans to France, and commenting on political and military events in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics     Transportation    
  • Maison D'Education pour les Demoiselles invoice, 1856 Jan. 31. 1 invoice. Location: Misc. Maison D'Education pour les Demoiselles, a girls' finishing school, was operated by Mme. K. Desrayaux in New Orleans, La. This invoice records the itemized expenses for the Melles Lyons for the month of January 1856. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women     French-language    
  • Maling, M. C. Letter, 1853 January 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.M. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter to William Lord, ship owner, of Kennebunk, Maine, concerning shipping problems in the New Orleans-Liverpool cotton trade. For further information,see online catalog. Mss. 1363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Mandeville, Henry D. (Henry David), 1781-1878. Family Papers, 1815-1925 (bulk 1854-1883). 2 linear ft. (1,776 items), 6 ms. vols. Location: U:214-216.Henry D. Mandeville, originally from Philadelphia, was a factor in trade with China; his son Henry, Jr., was a lawyer in Natchez, Mississippi. Two other sons, Theodore and Ellwyn, served in the Confederate army. Collection includes personal and business correspondence documenting life in Natchez and New Orleans; the operation of Westwood Plantation (owned by Henry, Jr.), in Louisiana; and Civil War papers of Theodore and Ellwyn. Papers also include letters referring to musical performances in Arkansas, Virginia, Natchez, New Orleans, and Chicago; and materials documenting civilian life in New Orleans in the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 491, 535.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Maraman, George W. Document, 1855. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Certification of a slave owned by George W. Maraman, New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 279.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Marcou, Adeline. Papers, 1835. 3 items. Location: Misc.:M.Widow of Francois Marcou of New Orleans, Laouisiana. Papers consists of a petition to sell slaves belonging to the estate of Francois Marcou, with authorization by probate court; recorder of mortgages certificate; and certificate of auctioneers with a newspaper clipping, in French, announcing the auction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Marcy, Peter. Letter, 1845 May 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Builder of the first dry dock constructed at Algiers, Louisiana.Letter Daniel Marcy, ship owner of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, reflects trade with France and ship repairs in New Orleans. He comments on damage sustained by the cargo ship, Orozimbo, in the Gulf of Lyons while enroute to New Orleans with a cargo of wine. He also states that staves sold for 33 to 37 dollars per thousand in New Orleans; other news relates to family matters.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Marigny, Bernard. Document, 1823 November 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Certification of receipt of the will of Bernard Marigny signed by P. Pedesclaux, notary public. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Marigny, Francoise Delisle Duparc. Document, 1798. 1 item. Location: Misc. :M. Inventory (notarized copy) of property of Francisca Dupard Mandeville, widow of Don Antonio de Marigny Mandeville, New Orleans. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 128.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     Spanish-language    
  • Marigny, Pierre. Letter, 1796. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. French Creole planter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Personal letter from Pierre de Marigny to Olivier de Nezin of Attakapas, comments on a good harvest and the recovery of his son, Bernard, from a serious illness. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     French-language    
  • Markham, Thomas Railey, 1828-1894. Papers, 1794-1932 (bulk 1850-1890). 4.5 linear ft. Location: B:42-46, 99:m, OS:M, J:4 .Pastor of the Lafayette Presbyterian Church in New Orleans (1856-1894) and chaplain in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Collection documents Markham's activities as a minister and includes sermons and memorandum books. Civil War materials include correspondence and military orders. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 649, 650.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Religion    
  • Marston and Company. Letter, 1849 January 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Company located in Palermo, Sicily. Letter to R. F. Nichols and Company, New Orleans, informing them of a shipment of citrus fruits. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Marston, Francis. New Orleans Letter, 1849 Jan. 28. 1 item (2 pages). Location: Misc: M. The letter of Francis Marston to William Green of Boston, Massachusetts describes, Marston's journey through the Gulf of Mexico and the city of New Orleans, as well as the visit of President-Elect Zachary Taylor who visited the city the same time as Marston. The letter also mentions the visit of Henry Clay (U.S. Senator from Kentucky) to the city and a recent outbreak of cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4913For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Martin, Eugene. Manuscripts, 1851-1857, 1867. 5 items, 4 vols. Location: A:16. Writings of an educator of a private school in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2138.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     French-language    
  • Martin, W. L. Collection, 1831, 1863, 1869. 4 items. Location: 99:. Copy of a Benjamin Levy (New Orleans) imprint of a sugar statement for the year 1831 by Pierre A. Degelos which gives the names of the sugar planters by parishes; and three Thibodaux, Louisiana, newspapers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Mather, James. Papers, 1809, 1813. 2 items. Location: Misc. Receipted bill from V. Mitchell to James Mather (New Orleans) and a portion of a letter addressed to J. Mather (Baton Rouge). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Mather, Mary. Music collection, ca. 1860-1890. 3 vols. Location: H:11. Includes three bound volumes of sheet music for piano, including waltzes, polkas, and popular melodies. Most of the sheet music was printed in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Matthews, H. Letter, 1832 May 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. H. Matthews of New Orleans, La., writes L.H. Hamilton of New York, N.Y., regarding an unsuccessful trip up the Mississippi River, a planned trading expedition up the Arkansas River past Little Rock, and business dealings between the two men who carried trade goods into the western states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Maury Brothers. Ledger, 1851-1856. 1 vol. Location: M:20. James and Ruston Maury were New Orleans, Louisiana commission merchants. Ruston Maury conducted company business in Liverpool, New York, Charleston, and Richmond. Ledger records company income, expenses, and accounts of company partners. Accounts of cotton, sugar and corn shipped to England and the northern United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4676.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • McCarstle, Cullen. Manuscript volumes, 1842-1843. 2 vols. (on microfilm) Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Record book contains bills of lading (1842-1843) for cotton loaded at Fontania, La., onto various steamboats bound for New Orleans. Scrapbook (undated) contains clippings and recipes, mostly for baked goods, and remedies for various diseases in animals and humans, including cancer, cholera, yellow fever, diphtheria and rheumatism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2726.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Transportation    
  • McDonogh, John. Papers, 1799-1938 (bulk 1801-1850). 3,595 items and 2 printed vols. [typescript copies]. Location: X:63-65. General commission merchant of New Orleans and planter of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of business records, correspondence (1801-1850) with business associates, commission firms, merchants, planters, tenants and civil authorities. Papers also include personal correspondence, with some letters relating to the American Colonization Society and the Washington National Monument Society. Papers also relate to death, his will and the controversial issues of his estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1247.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations     African Americans    
  • McGrath, John, 1835-1924. Family Papers, 1785-1924. 208 items; 15 ms. vols.; 9 printed vols. Location: S:27; V:42-46; OS:M; 99:M; Mss. Mf.:M. Journalist who worked on the New Orleans Picayune and the Baton Rouge Gazette. McGrath was a Confederate veteran who later founded the Baton Rouge Daily Truth and Weekly Truth. Papers include correspondence (among it McGrath's Civil War letters to his wife); an anonymous Confederate soldier's diary; legal documents; and scrapbooks relating to the interests and activities of McGrath's three daughters. Collection also includes accounts for St. Joseph's Church in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Religion     Women    
  • McHenry, John. Papers, 1809-1905 (bulk 1834-1878). 41 items. Location: C:18. Judge of the 1st District Court of New Orleans. Business letters and legal papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 256, 272.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • McKowen, John, 1812-1871, Papers, 1850-1873. 7 items. C:61. Irish American merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, La. correspondence from New Orleans commission merchants and bills for merchandise. A letter written from St. Helier, Jersey, England, comments on business conditions and the Democratic Party in East Feliciana Parish (Dec. 23, 1870). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • McMasters, James. Letter, 1848 February 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Letter written by James McMasters, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Thomas Sedgwith of New York, requests information on his status as a plaintiff in the "Vernon case." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3402.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Medical ledger and scrapbook, 1854-1919 (bulk 1854-1863). 5 items, 1 vol. Location: M:19. Accounts of medical services received by prominent Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, residents and their slaves. Eleanor Marshall of Cheneyville, Greensburg, and New Orleans used the ledger as a scrapbook of poetry, local news, and short stories. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     African Americans     Women    
  • Meeker, Williamson and Patton. Correspondence, 1807-1808. 18 items. Location: C:18. Merchants of New Orleans. Correspondence concerning commodities from Amsterdam, Holland; letters of credit from Baltimore, Maryland, St. Louis, Missouri, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a letter from John Williamson from Havana, Cuba. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1230.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Méjan, Eugène. Letter, 1859 Jan. 11. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Count Eugène Méjan, French consul in New Orleans, to Gerald Stith, mayor of New Orleans, recommending Mr. Bruguiere. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 289.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Merrick, Caroline E. Letters, 1855-1858. 7 items [typed transcriptions]. Location: Misc:M. New Orleans resident and wife of Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice Edwin Thomas Merrick. Letters reflect Caroline Merrick's opinions of women's dress and the facilities at the watering resort Feliciana Springs, near Clinton, Louisiana, and provide details about her family and friends. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 16 and Reel 34. Mss. 1496.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Merrick, Edwin Thomas, 1808-1897. Papers, 1830-1917 (bulk 1866-1871). 0.3 linear feet (229 items; 1 printed vol). Location: C:45, 99:M. Lawyer of New Orleans who served as chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He married Caroline Thomas of Cottage Hall Plantation, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letters (1830-1838) from Merrick to his mother, Ann Merrick, and his brother, William Winston Merrick record Merrick's activities as a prep student in Wilbraham, Mass., and his law studies and early legal career in Ohio. Mss. 1137, 1752.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Metoyer, Adeleda. Papers, 1845-1897. 52 items. Location: A:1, Mss.Mf. Free woman of color, Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts (1845-1860) are for medical care, taxes, freight, and merchandise. Included are statements of account (1873-1874), from Miltenberger & Pollock, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Philomene Metoyer. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 836.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Miangolarra, Juan. Papers, 1836-1916. 61 items, 1 vol. Location: C:54, OS:M. Native of Spain and a resident of Havana, Cuba, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers contain information concerning Miangolarra's activities as commander of the Spanish Cazadores of New Orleans and the Louisiana Defendera, battalions of the Louisiana militia volunteers in the Confederacy. In Spanish. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1184, 1216.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Spanish-language    
  • Mielen, John L. Document, 1842. 1 item. Location: Misc. Sheriff and resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Certification of amount of sheriff's fees in John Parker vs. George McGilway et al, signed by Mielen. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 328.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mietton, Pierre. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of land and a house by Pierre Mietton to Etienne Caraby. In French. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 224.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Miller, Frederick F. Letter, ca. 1842. 1 item. Location: Misc. Professor and conductor of music in New Orleans, La. Letter to Miss Rebecca Valentine of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, commenting on the music situation in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 895.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Milne Asylum Papers, 1840-1856. 36 items. Location: A:77. The Milne Asylum was established by the charitable bequest of Alexander Milne, a Scottish immigrant of New Orleans. He bequeathed money and property for the establishment of the Milne Asylums in Milneburg, one for orphan boys, the other for girls. Papers include agreements and orders of appropriations from the estate of Milne for the Milne Asylums, certificates of fees paid by the asylums for goods and services, mortgage documents, and insurance receipts. Included are a request for the admission of a foundling to the asylum, the release of a boy to the asylum by his mother, Papers also relate to the title of land involved in the Milne bequest. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1170.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Women    
  • Miró, Estevan Rodriguez, 1744-1795. Document, 1789, 1790. 2 items. Location: Misc.:M. Governor of Spanish colonial Louisiana. Passport issued in New Orleans giving permission to settle in Louisiana and describing conditions under which settlement is granted. Included is a receipt issued to Greenbourg Dorsey, recipient of the passport. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2609.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Modena, Joseph. Papers, 1796-1798. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers pertain to legal matters. Two are signed by Luis Héctor Carondelet, Spanish governor of Louisiana. In French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1463.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Montane, Pedro Joseph. Document, 1786, 1833. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Resident of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.Land grant awarded to Montane which includes a survey made in 1786 and recorded in the New Orleans Land Office in 1833. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 489.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Montfort vs. Montfort document, 1842. 1 item (notarized copy). Location: Misc:M. Record of New Orleans Court case no. 14575 concerning a suit brought against Jean Jacques Montfort by his wife. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Montgomery, Joseph Addison. Family Papers, 1806-1886. 233 items; 1 vol. Location: U:240, H:13, Mf:M. New Orleans cotton broker, owner of Belmont plantation near Port Gibson, Mississippi, and husband of Amelia Smylie. Papers of the Montgomery and Smylie families. Joseph's document financial matters; Amelia's written from Belmont relate to family matters, rumors of civil war, slaves, African American laborers, shortages, and plantation management during Reconstruction. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publication of America Records of Southern Plantation from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1019.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Women    
  • Montgomery, William W. Document, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans, Louisiana, merchant. Notarized copy of a conveyance for an 1827 sale of land by William W. Montgomery, a New Orleans merchant, to Simeon Knight. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 300.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Moore, E. W. Letter, 1842 1842 Aug. 12. 1 item (photocopy). Location: Misc.:M. Member of the Texas navy. Letter from Commodore Moore to Dennis Prieur, Mayor of New Orleans, requesting information, in the name of the Government of Texas, regarding the mutineers and deserters of the Texas Schooner of War, SAN ANTONIO, who were arrested and imprisoned in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 738.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morant, Josephine. Document, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Power of attorney of Josephine Morant to John and Lubin Garnier. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 306.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • More, David. Letter, 1835 Jan. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. David More in New Orleans, La., writes his father, Azariah More, in Bridgeton, N.J., describing his shipping business between New Orleans and Franklin in the Attakapas District and giving a rich account of the economic life of New Orleans. Mss. 3952.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Moreland, William F. Diaries and account book, 1834-1867. 3 vols. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:M, P:20. Resident of LaGrange, Georgia. Microfilm copy of a plantation diary and account book of William F. Moreland of LaGrange, Ga. (1834-1849, 1861-1867) and typescripts of two small diaries of a trip from Macon County, Ala., by way of New Orleans to Texas (1850). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 939.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Morgan Family Papers, 1772-1941 (bulk 1827-1911). 220 items, 7 vols. Location: Y:83, H:22, OS:M. Planters and jurists of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Thomas Gibbes Morgan was a lawyer and judge. James Morris Morgan was a lawyer, planter, and journalist involved in politics. Relatives include the Frellsen, Hicky, Erksine, and Bunyan families. Correspondence, genealogical notes, family histories, and other papers document the Morgan, Frellsen, and related families. An autobiography by Margaret Benson Erksine (1840) describes her captivity with Shawnee Indians in Kentucky. Included is a grounds survey of the Baton Rouge State Capitol (1847) and a contract for the construction of a levee on Fairview Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035, 2090.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Women    
  • Morgan, David B. (Bannister). Papers, 1830-1848. 10 items. Location: Misc.:M, OS:M. Military office, surveyor, polititcian. Correspondence, legal documents, and a plat for a tract located in the Caston Bayou and Lake Pontchartrain vicinity. Papers relate to military matters concerning two mulattos held at camp during the Battle of New Orleans, Morgan's opposition to the cadidacy of William S. Hamilton for governor of Louisiana, and his financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668, 1096, 2883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Moss, Martha, 1827-1859. Diary, 1853-1870. 1 volume, 3 items. Location J:20, Misc.M.. Diary of Martha Moss, a New Orleans Sabbath school teacher. In it, she discusses her classes and students, including her disappointment that one of her students “has embraced the religion of the Romish church” (June 18, 1855). Moss also recounts her charitable work, shopping excursions in New Orleans, her reading habits, pieces she has written or plans to write for various periodicals, and the death of her younger sister in February 1855. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Women    
  • Mossy, Mrs. Eliza. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of slave (notarized copy) by Mrs. Mossy, wife of Toussaint Mossy, Jr., deceased, to Antoine Boudausiquie of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 307.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Mulford, Jas. A. Letter, 1844. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. New Orleans merchant. Letter to Julius Wadsworth of Illinois regarding trade in pork and beef. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Musson, Sheperd, and Hermann. Document, 1820. 1 item. Location: Misc. Residents of New Orleans, Louisiana. Land conveyance (notarized copy) by Germain Musson, James H. Sheperd, and Thomas L. Hermann to Christopher Nagel. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 310.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Mylne, W. C. Papers, 1836-1852. 33 items. Location: A:26. Resident of New Orleans. Correspondence and contracts regarding land speculation, other financial transactions, and debts owed among W.C. Mylne, John Slidell, and Judge J.F. Canonge of New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 993.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • N. & J. Hart (New Orleans, La.). Form letter, 1830. 1 form letter. Location: Misc. Form letter concerning damage to cotton bales from a recent fire at the cotton press of Messrs. N. & J. Hart in New Orleans, La., and its effect on prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Nagel, Christopher. Document, 1823. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Notarized copy of a bill of sale for land by Christopher Nagel of New Orleans to William H. Ireland. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 311.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Nashua Manufacturing Company. Correspondence, 1840-1841. 54 items. Location: E:57. Company located in Boston, Massachusetts. Correspondence of James S. Amory, treasurer of the Nashua Manufacturing Company, from company agents in New Orleans, Louisiana, about the purchase of cotton from factors for New England textile mills. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1383, 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Nathan, George. Letter, 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchant. Letter from Nathan to James Birckhead, Wall Street, New York, discusses the arrival of coffee shipments, and prices obtained from each ship by name, and price lists for sugar, molasses, flour, pork, and cotton in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Nautilus Insurance Company. Account book, 1847. 1 vol., 1 CD-ROM. Location: M:19, AA:CD-ROM shelf. Company based in New York. William A. Britton was an agent for the company in Natchez. He was a partner in W. A. Britton & Co., a banking firm with interests in New Orleans. Account book, kept by Britton, contains lists of names of life insurance policy holders, beneficiaries, amounts of insurance purchased, premiums, and fees paid to doctors for examinations. Some entries pertain to insurance on the lives of slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 923.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Medicine     African Americans    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1896 (bulk 1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Official records of the City of New Orleans relating to early government and administration. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; and legal documents pertaining to the business of the Cabinda, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. There are documents of land sales in the Chitimachas Indian Territory and Cabildo treasury accounts (1771, 1773-1775). Records also reflect public health concerns, and illustrate the employment and treatment of African-American laborers and chain gangs. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 719, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Politics     African Americans     French-language     Spanish-language        
  • New Orleans payment mandate, 1819 March 2. 1 item. Location: Misc:N. Payment for forty-three days' work performed by M. Bauduc's slave Thomas. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4174.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • New Orleans bills of exchange collection, 1836-1872. 72 items. Location: Misc:N. Collection of drafts, bank notes, and promissory notes of banks in New Orleans. Some items relate to French and English banks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1185.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • New Orleans cotton sales receipt, 1846 May 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Receipt for 47 bales of cotton purchased by Fearn Crenshaw and Company, New Orleans, from John Robinson, giving weights of bales and charges. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3228.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • New Orleans directory compilation, 1728-1899. 8 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: U:99. Data transcribed from maps, censuses and city directories pertaining to streets, lots, neighborhoods, and individuals of New Orleans, particularly the French Quarter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1827.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • New Orleans engraving, ca. 1855. 1 item. Location: E:65. Hand-colored engraving by Charles Magnus of a scene looking across a bend in the Mississippi River, with sailing ships and paddleboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3501.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • New Orleans factors' letters, 1832-1851. 33 items. Location: B:11. Letters sent from various New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchants to companies in the northern states, especially Wilbur Kelly (Providence, R.I.), Messrs. Silas Pierce and Company (Boston, Mass.), and Messrs. T. Smith and Company (Hartford, Conn.). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2414.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • New Orleans merchants' invoices, 1847-1859. 223 items. Location: T:63. Invoices and bills of lading of merchants in New Orleans from firms in Liverpool, Paris, Bordeaux, Genoa, and Le Havre for merchandise. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 573.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • New Orleans miscellaneous documents, 1810-1879. 4 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Documents include a portion of a legal document (1810) signed by Charles Laveaux, father of Marie Laveaux; a slave sale document bearing signature of Marie Laveaux (1838); and two documents pertaining to property on Dauphin Street. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • New Orleans municipal dray license bond, 1836 Jan. 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Dray license bond no. 249 for James Tobin.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2060.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1877 (bulk 1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Collection of miscellaneous municipal records of the city of New Orleans pertaining to the government and administration of the city. Records include ordinances, resolutions, deliberations, petitions, correspondence, reports, payrolls, and contracts. Some items in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. 719, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans scrapbook, 1813-1845, 1865. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Clippings of articles and public notices documenting official New Orleans business; a land sale by the Ursuline nuns; the Board of Health; New Orleans Jockey Club races; public auctions; cockfighting; and the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 920.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Religion    
  • New Orleans Academy of Science. Papers, 1852, 1869-1870. 7 items. Location: Misc.:N. Minutes of meetings tell of the appointment of committees, reports presented at the meetings, speeches, and other matters. Included is a stock certificate of the New Orleans Mechanics Society and a land transfer by Martha Adams to Mrs. William C. Adams. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 323.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • New Orleans cabaret license bond, 1845 Jan. 13. 1 bond. Location: Misc. Bond for the licensing of a coffeehouse, cabaret, tavern, etc. in municipality no. 3 of New Orleans, La. Mss. 5031.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • New Orleans Canal and Banking Company. Draft, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Draft payable to James F. Hayden. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • New Orleans Council Chamber. Report, 1835 August 1. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:N. Pamphlet entitled 'Report of a Conspiracy to Incite a Rebellion Throughout the Slave States' discusses the dangers presented by local abolitionists in the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • New Orleans Draining District. Account books, 1858-1910. 61 vols. Location: H:5-7. Daybooks, journals, minute books, ledgers, record books, and indexes for assessment records. The volumes record collection of assessments, Board of Commissioners minutes, owners list, diagrams of lot squares, bonds, weather reports, and expenses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • New Orleans Port papers, 1814-1818. 2 items. Location: Misc. Tables showing home products and imported products shipped through the port of New Orleans and the number of ships which paid duties at the port from 1814 to 1818. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 322.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     French-language    
  • New Orleans Theatre Café bill, 1845. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Nichols, Thomas, Jr. Letter, 1846 Sept. 5. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Thomas Nichols Jr. of New Orleans, La., writes L.H. Sandford of Newark, N.J., discussing the Mexican War, news of mutual acquaintances, the marriage of Sandford's brother, and Nichols' opposition to protective tariffs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Norris, John R. Letters, 1847-1859. 25 items. Location: Misc.:N. Native of England who moved to the United States in 1847. Letters of Norris to his parents and friends in England after his arrival in the United States. His early letters describe his passage from Liverpool; living conditions in New Orleans and the surrounding territory; and his trips to Missouri and Illinois. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 818.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Nott, William and Company. Notice, 1821. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Printed notice stating that a copartnership between Nathaniel Amory of Boston, Thomas Callender of New York, and Nott had expired, and that the firm would transact business in New Orleans under the name of William Nott and Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Oakley & Co. letter, 1837 June 30. 1 letter. Location: Misc. W. Oakley of Oakley and Co., New Orleans, La., writes M. Shaw of New York City regretting that a payment cannot be made because of depressed economic conditions. The letter reflects the serious economic conditions caused by the Panic of 1837. Mss. 4574.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Oakley, Payne & Hawkins Letter, 1839 Nov. 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.: O. In a letter to Richard Bates, a Mississippi cotton planter, the commission merchant firm of Oakley, Payne & Hawkins of New Orleans, discusses the poor cotton market and the delay in sending a statement of account. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Ogden, Samuel C. Papers, 1833. 3 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Personal letters to Ogden. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ovue, Joseph De. Document, 1788. 1 item. Location: Misc.Property transfer by Joseph de Ovue to Jayme Jorda, New Orleans. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 331.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • P. A. Giraud & Co. Letter, 1856 March 15. 1 item. Location: Misc:G. Commission merchants located in New Orleans, dealing in molasses and sugar. Edward James Gay, born in Virginia, married Lavinia Hynes. Upon his father-in-law's death, Gay assumed control of Hynes' property in Louisiana and moved there in 1856. Letter from New Orleans by P. A. Giraud and Company to Gay at Hynes Plantation 'near Plaquemine,' Louisiana, details the shipping schedule of molasses and sugar on the Mississippi River between St. Louis and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3313.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Pailloux, Paul. Inventory, 1727. 1 item. Location: OS:P. Resident of New Orleans. Inventory of the property of Paul Pailloux. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 91.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Palfrey, H. William. Letter, 1841 Sept. 26. 1 letter. Location: Misc. H. William Palfrey of New Orleans, La., writes to Charles P. Leverich in New York, N.Y., regarding the design for a machine for making pressed bricks for his brickyard at Carrollton, La. Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Papet, Charles. Papers, 1819, 1834. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sales (copies) of property of Charles Papet to Mrs. Virginia Livaudais (1819) and to Fran?ois Gardere (1834). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Pascal, Fran?ois. Document, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Mortgage bond (notarized copy) of Fran?ois Pascal in favor of Benjamin de la Lande of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 338.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Payne, Cornelius Bricknell. Slave bill of sale, 1853 April 7. 1 item. Location: OS:P. Slave bill of sale documents the transfer of a 24-year-old mulatto slave named John from Payne to Harriet Smith, a free woman of color, both of New Orleans. The document also states that Harriet Smith and John lived as man and wife for six years and that she intended to emancipate him as soon as possible. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Pearson, C. F. Letter, 1860. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter to Dr. T. G. Richardson, New Orleans, complaining of a medical treatment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Pearson, Lancelot. Bill of sale, 1809. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Original, notarized copy (in French) of the sale of a house in the succession of Lancelot Pearson, New Orleans, by Simon Ducournau, administrator of the estate, to Laurent and Achille of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 123.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Peck, Charles. Letters, 1834-1840. 3 items. Location: Misc.: P. Letters to Charles C. Peck of Natchez, Miss., from business associates in New York, N.Y., pertain to their commercial interests, cotton trade, shipping, and the transfer of funds. Letters also comment the possible loss of a steamer in route from Liverpool, England to New York and a fire on board the steamer "Lexington" that killed all but three passengers and destroyed the ship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk Family Papers, 1856-1991. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 49:14, Range 99. French aristocratic family that emigrated from France to Haiti during the early years of the nineteenth century, and later moved to New Orleans. Pierre Paul and Pierre Francois Pecquet married two sisters, and lived in France and Louisiana. Writings are comprised of family histories, correspondence, and regalia of the Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk family; and memoirs that detail historical and political events which surrounded the family from 1793-1989. Some material deals with Pierre Paul's attempt to get French government support for the Confederacy in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     French-language    
  • Peire, Henry D. Report, 1815 Febrary 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. Morning report of the 44th Infantry, United States Army, under the command of Major Peire, stationed at the New Orleans Garrison. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1097.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pemberton, John T. Letter, 1814 December 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. District paymaster in New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter from Pemberton to Robert Brent, paymaster of the United States Army, Washington, D.C. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1342.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Peniston, Anthony, 1796-1826. Papers, 1821 , undated 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans and St. Francisville, Louisiana. Letters on family and business matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3123.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Peniston, Anthony, 1796-1826. Papers, 1821-1822. 5 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans and St. Francisville, Louisiana. Letters written to Peniston by his sister Ellen Peniston of Petersburg, Virginia, and by business associates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Penn, Samuel J. Letter, 1843 . 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter written to Samuel Arnold of Haddan, Connecticut, concerning defaulted bonds issued by the municipality. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 844.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pennaud document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Merchant of New Orleans. Lease of a house, property of the heirs of Mr. Pennaud, to Mr. Gabarret, signed by Mr. Duchros, legal representative of the heirs. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 111.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • Periche, Philippe. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Louisiana. Sale of land and a house of Philippe Periche to Jean B. Rousselle. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 340.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Perlu, A. Letter, 1828 July 3. 1 item. Location: Misc. Physician of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter discusses shipping activity on the river and the dengue r epidemic in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Transportation    
  • Perrault, M. Letter, 1788 April 30. 1 letter. Location: Misc:P. Six-page letter (in French) with English translation gives a first-hand account of the 1788 fire that destroyed a large portion of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Discusses his own personal loss, and that of a man named "Leveau" as a result of the fire. Also discusses some unwise investments that his sister made in a Canadian mill, as well as unprofitable "seigneurie" investments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4935.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Perret, Frank. Letter, 1847 Nov. 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Frank Perret of New Orleans, La., writes to Robert Taylor of Opelousas, La., regarding insurance on Taylor's sugar and molasses, the destruction by fire of the sugar house of a Mr. Roman, and the going prices for sugar and molasses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Peters and Millard. Letter, 1844 July 3. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:P. Business letter from factors, Peters and Milliard of New Orleans, La., to Charles P. Leverich of New York, N.Y. relates to cotton shipments and payments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Peters, L. H. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter from Peters to a doctor friend concerning health conditions in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Peters, Samuel. Papers, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc.:P. Letter from the New Orleans, Louisiana, chairman of an anti-abolitionist society responds favorably to anti-abolitionist activity in Philadelphia. Includes a copy of a resolution adopted by the New Orleans group announcing open support for the Philadelphia group. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Peters, Samuel J. Draft, 1852. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Duplicate draft issued to Samuel J. Peters by the Louisiana State Bank of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Peters, Samuel J. Family Papers, 1789-1914 (bulk 1820-1863). 71 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: E:49. Prominent New Orleans merchant, financier, civic leader, and political figure. Papers consist of an autobiography, diary, political speech, and letters by Samuel Peters, Sr.; a biography of him; family correspondence; a printed volume of novelist and artist, Rodolphe Topffer; and a manuscript volume containing genealogical data. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     French-language    
  • Peters, Samuel Jarvis, 1801-1855. Letter, 1843 Sept. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Samuel J. Peters Sr. was a prominent New Orleans merchant, financier, civic leader, and political figure. Samuel J. Peters Sr. of New Orleans, La., writes Charles P. Leverich of New York, N.Y., regarding the sound state of the City Bank of New Orleans and business relations with New York firms. Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Peters, Samuel Jarvis, 1823-1863. Diary, 1840-1862. 1 vol. Location: E:49. Samuel J. Peters, Jr., was the son of New Orleans merchant, civic leader, and banker Samuel Jarvis Peters. He worked as a clerk in New York City (1841-1842), then returned to New Orleans to work in his father's business. Diary describes social life in New Orleans during the antebellum period and in the Civil War prior to federal occupation of the city. Includes entries on family life and health, theater in New Orleans, and national news. Some early 1840 entries are in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1355.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Performing arts     German-language    
  • Petit and David. Receipts, 1851-1864. 10 items. Location: Misc. Receipts for taxes received from Gremier Petit and M. David by the City of New Orleans; from Gremier Petit by the Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana; from Arthur Gremier, Second Draining District, New Orleans; and from H. H. Hedden for repairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Peyroux, Constance. Papers, 1832, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc. Sale of a plantation and slaves in Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiania, by the estate of Marie Eulalie Peyroux to Constance Peyroux (1832); and sale of a plantation and slaves in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, by Pierre A. Peyroux to Constance Peyroux. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Peytavin, John Ludger, b. 1859. Papers, 1806-1937. 342 items, 43 vols. Location: C:27-29, O:17, OS:P, 99:P. Attorney, author, composer, and planter of Ancient Domain Plantation in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and of New Orleans. Business and professional papers concern the operation of Peytavin's plantation and law practice. Personal papers include correspondence, manuscript copies of poems, songs, speeches, and historical sketches. Collection also includes programs for New Orleans theater, opera, and concert performances. Most of the legal papers before 1843 are in French, as is some of the post-1885 correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 465, 1067, 1071, 1072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     French-language    
  • Philips, Lewis, Estate of. Receipt, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc. Receipt for costs of proceedings for case held in the Probate Court, in the Parish and City of New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pinson, Nancy. Papers, 1820-1890. 1 linear ft. Location: C:62. Planter of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Correspondence and business papers of the Daniel B. Pinson family. Papers are comprised of bills and receipts for taxes, goods and services, and medical and dental treatments. Letters refer cotton trade, cholera, and family matters. Also included are statements from cotton brokers in New Orleans; contracts with freedmen; a slave list; and a letter mentioning that excitement over the slave riot subsided (June 21, 1853). Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 828, 1255.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Pistache, Jean B. Letter, 1828. 1 item. Location: Misc. Copy of a letter by Jean B. Pistache to his Uncle Eustache, published in New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 935.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Pitot, James. Certificate, 1827. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Certificate signed by Governor Henry Johnson of Louisiana, testifying that Pitot was parish judge in and for the Parish of Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Plough, Alonzo L. Papers, 1818-1866. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Poetry scrapbooks and blacksmith ledger, 1833-1883. 2 vols. Location: C:26. Clippings from New Orleans newspapers, including presidential campaign songs, poetry, and Confederate lyrics. Vol. 1 was originally a blacksmith ledger and contains blacksmith entries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Pointer, John L. Bills of lading, 1840-1844. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:20. Grocer, commission and forwarding merchant of Indian Village, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Volume records shipments of goods on steamboats, mainly traveling between Opelousas, Louisiana, and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2986.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Poole, E. R. (Edward Richardson), b.1820. Business directory, 1846-1903. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:8. New Orleans commission merchant from Maine. Volume includes a directory, newspaper clippings, and ephemera compiled by Poole and probably some member of his family. The directory lists commission and lumber merchants, flatboat traders, ship captains, and others. Mss. 1526.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Poole, James M., d. 1871. Diary, 1839-1846. 1 vol. Location: U:210. New Orleans commission merchant, originally of Portland, Maine. Poole spent some years in Charleston, South Carolina, before moving to New Orlea. Diary contains entries related to Poole's business and social interests in Charleston, South Carolina (1839-1843), and New Orleans (1843-1846). Includes comparisons Poole made between the two cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1526.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Porteous, Laura L. Collection, 1769-1922 [1936, 1949]. 2,260 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: 78:61-65. Collection includes transcriptions and translations of Spanish judicial documents and cases in the Cabildo (1769-1803); and lists of Spanish officials (1769-1803) and notaries in New Orleans (1822-1922). Also includes extracts and translations of the Favrot papers, and extracts from baptismal records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Politics     Women     Spanish-language    
  • Porteous, Thomas Clark, 1841-1919. Papers, 1858-1898. 0.5 linear ft. (137 items; 6 vols.). Location: C:68, J:9, M:21. Manager of Levois Drygoods Store in New Orleans and of Star Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana; and bookkeeper for the Godchaux Department Store in New Orleans. Porteous was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Papers include documents related to Porteous' work at Star Plantation and at the stores. Included are letters, bank books, account records, receipts, and a map of the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200, 1201, 1316.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Porter, William. Letter, 1845 May 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Letter from New Orleans to Porter's wife Sally in Columbia, Tennessee discusses his stay in New Orleans at the St. Charles Hotel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3402.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pott, James Stansall. Papers, 1817-1818. 5 items. Location: Misc. London merchant. Papers pertain to the collection of a debt owed Pott by James F. Wilson, merchant of New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Poydras de la Lande, Benjamin. Papers, 1820-1844. 3 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Papers include a copy of a transfer of property from Paul More to Julien Poydras (original 1775); a power of attorney of Benjamin Poydras de la Lande to John and Lubin Garnier and Laurent Millaudon (1839); and a receipt for rent in New Orleans (1844). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 352.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Pradel, Jean Charles de, 1692-1764. Family Papers, 1719-1954. 407 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.Mf:P. Native of France and soldier and planter of New Orleans. He was married to Alexandrine de la Chaise de Pradel and operated Mon Plaisir Plantation. Papers include correspondence of Jean Charles de Pradel and his wife. His letters deal with business matters, the development of the Louisiana colony, and the discipline of slaves. Her letters deal with his estate and their daughters in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Women    
  • Pratts, Vincent. Document, 1841. 1 item (notarized). Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of slaves of Pratt to Fermin Lagarde of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Prevost family papers, 1786-1814, 1843-1845. 30 items. Location: U:230, OS:P. Letters, legal documents, and related items of Pierre Prevost of St. Domingue; his daughter, Emilie Prevost Majestre of New York City; and his son, Maurice Prevost of New Orleans. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1560.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Prichard, Walter, 1887-1965. Collection, 1804-1950 ca. (bulk 1804-1897). 196 items. Location: C:11-12. Professor of History, LSU. Collection contains the papers relating to the cotton trade, the career of Thomas Bolling Robertson, a politician and jurist, and Jane Dunbar Ferguson, a planter of Washington, Mississippi. Papers concern the Louisiana political activities of Robertson, the friction between the French and Americans in Louisiana, and yellow fever in New Orleans. Family letters of Ferguson discuss travel from New Orleans to New York, education, family matters, and Natchez acquaintances. Papers also contain with transcriptions, research notes, and footnotes by Prichard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2509.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Proctor, Nathaniel Frederick, ca. 1792-1847. Death records, 1848. 2 items. Location: Misc. These two certificates concern the death of Nathaniel Frederick Proctor, a native of Dublin, Ireland, who died in New Orleans, La., on March 16, 1847. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Puech, Bein and Buforde. Land certificate, 1842. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Public land sale in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • R. Yeatman & Co. Letter, 1855 Aug. 30. R. Yeatman & Co., commission merchants of New Orleans, La., write to Messrs. Marinell & Dunwiddie of Caledonia, Tenn., regarding their account and the cotton trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4290.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Randall, James Ryder, 1839-1908. Card, circa 1860-1908. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Author of 'Maryland, My Maryland' gives a description of New Orleans, Louisiana, on a signed card: 'I can say of New Orleans as Byron sang of Rome, that it is for me the City of the Soul.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2268.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Randall, Lizzie. Letter, circa 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Letter to a friend in Connecticut describing New Orleans social life, including visits to the opera, art museums, and concert halls. Randall writes about performances by Rosa Devries and Jenny Lind. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Rawle, Edward. Letter, 1837 Nov. 4. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:R. Edward Rawle writes from New Orleans, La., to William McCracken of New Haven, Conn., about the estate of George J. Jenkins who died of yellow fever. For further information, see online record. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Reed, A. R. Diary, 1860-1861. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Diary of 18 year old A. R. Reed records incidents and observations during his ocean voyages from Maine to New Orleans on the ship Weston Merritt and from New Orleans to Liverpool then to Nova Scotia aboard the ship Ocean Belle. He describes not only the voyage itself, but also the people and customs in New Orleans, Key West, and Liverpool. Mss. 1582.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Reed, William. Papers, 1860, 1870. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Letter from a cotton broker in New Orleans to William Reed regarding sale of cotton (1860) and a receipt for money paid by Read J. Tate to Blancand and Guite, New Orleans (1870). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Reiff, Anton. Journal, 1856-1857. 1 ms. vol. 1 microfilm reel. Location: Misc.:R, Mss.Mf:R. Musician touring with the Pyne and Harrison Opera Company from New York to New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, comments on theater facilities, musical performances attended, music in churches visited, scenery and social customs, and other matters. Reiff recorded his impressions of steamboat travel and his visits to Memphis, Tennessee; Natchez, Mississippi; Baton Rouge; and other cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Rey, Barthelemy. Receipt, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Receipt for payment of property tax in the City of Lafayette, later part of New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Reynaud, Juan. Papers, 1795-1799. 1 item (bound manuscript; 63 pages). Location: A:110. New Orleans merchant. Documents pertain to the legal proceedings of the case of Juan Reynaud vs. Juan Pedro Tauriac, surgeon of Opelousas, Louisiana, for payment of debt. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 367.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Spanish-language    
  • Reynes, Joseph. Family Papers, 1743-1929 (bulk 1862-1869). 624 items, 37 vols. Location: C:87-88; P:20, OS:R. Resident of New Orleans and member of a prominent Creole family. Reynes was Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans and was later appointed as director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 493, 494, 1033, 1034, 1038, 1039, 1240. 1038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Rhodes, E. A. Letter, 1833 Mar. 23. 1 item. Location: Misc. :R. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from E.A. Rhodes, New Orleans, La., to Thomas Bond, Brownsville, Tenn., discussing the return of Bond's daughter after visiting in New Orleans and other personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Richardson, Henry Brown, 1837-1909. Family Papers, 1834-1967. 224 items; 4 vols. Location: W:32, D:16, Map case. Chief engineer of the State Board of Engineers of Louisiana (1880-1904) and a member of the Mississippi River Commission (1904-1909); member of the Confederate Corps of Engineers in the Civil War. Collection documents Brown's early Midwest travel and imprisonment in the Civil War; life in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and, after 1877, his work in New Orleans as an engineer. Includes correspondence and a diary of his wife, Anna Farrar Richardson. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Ripley, Mrs. E. Letter, 1909. 1 item [typed copy]. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of New York. Letter published in the New Orleans Times Democrat gives supplementary facts to an article on the musical history of New Orleans. It describes in detail a fancy dress ball given by Joseph Kennedy at the New Orleans Mint in the 1850s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 369.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Robb & Hoge. Letters, 1846 . 3 items. Location: Misc.: R. New Orleans, La., banking and brokerage firm. Letters to Nevins, Townsend & Co., a Wall Street brokerage firm in New York, pertain to bills and accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Robb, James, Letter, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Banker, railroad executive, president of the New Orleans Gas Light and Banking Co., 1842-1856. Letter from Robb as president of the New Orleans Gas Light Company to A. R. Splane, attorney of Franklin, La., regarding the assumption by William Sharp of St. Mary Parish of James G. Campbell's 1838 mortgage on 12 slaves Campbell had purchased. The New Orleans Gas Light originally held the mortgage. An extract of the company's board of director's minutes authorizing Splane to act as their agent in the matter is enclosed. The debt was contracted with Campbell by New Orleans Gas Light's predecessor agency, New Orleans Gas Light and Banking Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4854For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans    
  • Roberts, John A. Letter, 1843 Aug. 26. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John A. Roberts in New Orleans writes Charles E. Hall of Middletown, Conn., discussing commerce in the city. It is written on a semi-weekly summary of commercial statistics from the "New-Orleans Price-Current, Commercial Intelligencer and Merchants' Transcript." Mss. 4097.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Robin, Jean. Document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc:.R. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of the plantation of Jean Robin to Phillip Perriche of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     French-language    
  • Robinson, Elrie. Collection. California Gold Rush Research Materials, 1844-1937. 143 items. Location: E:44, P:10, OS:R. The collection contains research materials compiled by Robinson in his study of the California Gold Rush and Louisiana residents who participated. Manuscript and typescript copies of letters comment on travel, the economy, and life in California and the West. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1369For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Robinson, Walter G. Letter, 1853 Oct. 29. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Walter G. Robinson of New Orleans, La., writes the firm of Lawyer, Wallace & Co. of New York, N.Y., regarding the state of the cotton market, recognizing poorer yields and quality when compared against the previous season. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Rodewald, Henry. Letter, 1853 November 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. New Orleans tobacco broker. Letter addressed to Messrs. Sayer, Wallace & Co., New York. Rodenwald complains about high exchange rates, but expresses confidence in the market improving soon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Rolles, Jean Mathieu. Affidavit, 1816 Mar. 29 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Jean Mathieu Rolles declares that he owns the female slave he is taking to Porto Rico, and that he plans to return to New Orleans with her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3870.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Rolling, Hubert, 1823-1898. Scrapbook, 1843-1898. 15 items, including 1 vol. Location: H:16. New Orleans pianist, composer, and music teacher, and a native of Alsace, France. Scrapbook (with some loose items detached) documenting Rolling's professional career. It includes articles from New Orleans and French newspapers and periodicals, correspondence from Louis Moreau Gottschalk and others, and two photos of Rolling. Some correspondence and newspaper clippings in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Roosevelt, Henry L. Manuscript, circa 1930-1936. 1 typescript. Location: Misc. Henry Latrobe Roosevelt (1879-1936) was a great-grandson of Nicholas J. Roosevelt and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy (1933-1936). This essay is entitled "Nicholas J. Roosevelt and his pioneer steamboat voyage on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Pittsburgh to New Orleans in 1811." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4401.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Rountree, Mary Estelle. Letters, 1853-1860. 16 items. Location: Z:6. Residents of New Orleans. Letters written by Mary Estelle Rountree to her friend Charlotte Davis of Connecticut reflecting the social life of the Rountree family. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4647.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Roy, John. Diary excerpts,, 1860-1862. 13 typescript leaves. Location: Misc.:R. Assistant superintendent of construction for the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans and Confederate captain in the Civil War. This typescript of excerpts from Roy's diary includes entries from April 1860 to February 1861, including the construction of the Custom House and Post Office and his service in the Civil War. He relates the defense of Fort McGee near New Orleans in detail. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 608.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Rust, George. Family Papers, 1828, 1849-1958. 11 items. Location: Misc.:R. General and resident of Rockland, Virginia. His nephew, Albert Rust, was a U.S. representative from Arkansas (1855-1857, 1859-1861) and a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. Correspondence from his nephew, Albert, principally concern with business interests in Eldorado, Arkansas, and New Orleans. Included are bills from Baltimore listing charges for ocean passage to New Orleans for slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1419.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation     African Americans    
  • S. B. Draughon and Company. Ledger, 1835-1839. 1 vol. Location: F:17. General merchandising company in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. S. B. Draughon was a notary public in that parish. Ledger recording merchandise purchases from firms in New Orleans and Bayou Sara, Louisiana. The volume contains copies of documents signed by Draughon as notary; including deeds of land sales, slave bills of sale, acts of protest, and powers of attorney. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans    
  • Salcedo, Manuel De. Papers, 1801-1802. 2 items. Location: Misc.S. Orders to Carlos Luis de Blanc from Manuel de Salcedo to inform certain individuals of their obligation to pay promissory notes, New Orleans. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 383.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Sarvin, Isaac. Letter, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from Sarvin to Daniels Carpenter, Foxborough, Massachusetts, commenting on the possibility of Mr. Coats bringing suit for the use of his name on thread sold at auction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Savoy, Joseph. Family Papers, 1856-1909. 0.3 linear ft. (93 items). Location: W:31. Sugar planter on Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Papers include family correspondence, with two letters of Corrine Savoy discussing the election of 1900; business papers dealing with the sale of sugar and molasses in New Orleans; and insurance policies for Joseph Savoy's plantation and sugar house. One letter and one receipt in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Screwmen's Benevolent Association. Records, 1851-1917 (bulk 1860-1879). 1,865 items.. Location: A:18, H:16. Longshoremen's labor organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Records of the Screwmen's Benevolent Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Scuddeo, Marsh. Letter, 1846 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Letter describes a prayer meeting for slaves in New Orleans, and laments the sinfulness of the city and the lack of respect for the Sabbath among residents of the city. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • Sears, Paul. Papers, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Sale of slave by Sears to William H. White and certification by recorder of mortgages. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 387.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Sebastopol Plantation. Documents, 1858, 1859. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Sale (notarized copies) of Sebastopol Plantation and slaves in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, from Ulger Henry Lauve of New Orleans to Henry Van Bibber al Trust in 1958. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 725.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Segret, Jean Baptiste. Document, 1785 1785 Oct. 11. . 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Legal document pertaining to a business contract between Jean Baptiste Segret and Jean Reynaud of New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1652.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Sevey, William. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchant. Letter from Sevey to a friend. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Seymour, William H. Papers, 1796, 1818-1917. 156 items, 6 printed vols. Location: U:164, M:18, OS:S. Judge and collector of historical material in New Orleans, Louisiana. Letters, documents, broadsides, newspaper clippings, and related items. Mss. 2200, 2201.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Shaw, Gabriel. Letters, 1802 June 22. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. New York merchant. Letters from Shaw to William Meredith relative to his servant Ceasar, a free African American who had accompanied him to New Orleans. In New Orleans the servant was driven to insanity, a result of absence from his family and fear of the Louisiana climate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3083.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans    
  • Sheet music collection, 1826-1912. 53 items, 2 vols. Location: 65:34. Sheet music, popular and sacred, some illustrated, printed, composed, or sold in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Shlenker-Hirsch-Moyse Family Papers, 1878-1949, (bulk 1878-1909, 1941-1949). 50 items, 2 v. Location: W:13. Jewish families of Mississippi and Louisiana. Correspondence, photographs, printed items, and two scrapbooks concern family matters, business life, and personal and social activities, particularly the wedding of Carrie Shlenker and Jacob Hirsch. Newspaper clippings also relate to the activities of the prominent Texas Rabbi Henry Cohen. Other items include Jewish-themed, printed illustrations. Mss. 4911.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Jews     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Women    
  • Shute, Dora. Autograph book, 1804-1918 (bulk 1862-1865). 1 vol. Location: J:5. Volume of inscribed and inserted autographs of Confederate military and political leaders and others, apparently compiled mostly in New Orleans from 1862-1865. Volume also includes several Civil War letters collected by Shute and two addressed to her. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Politics     Women    
  • Siddall, John. Letter, 1850 Dec. 3. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John Siddall of New Orleans, La., writes to John W. Campbell of Jackson, Tenn., regarding the state of the cotton trade and the methods of commission merchants in New Orleans and Memphis, Tenn. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Siguera, L. Letter, 1851. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of San Francisco, California. Letter from Siguera to his wife in New Orleans, Louisiana, commenting on their separation during the California gold rush. In French with English translation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Simonds & Fenner. Letter: New Orleans, La. to Messrs. Landrum and Williamson, Shreveport, La., 1859 March 25. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. New Orleans law firm. Macgregor, Alloway & Co. were commission merchants in New Orleans. Letter on behalf of Macgregor, Alloway & Co. requesting collection of a claim against William A. Koger of Caddo Parish resulting from a cotton transaction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4606.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Sizer, George W. Bill, 1852. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. New Orleans merchant of farm implements. Bill from Sizer to L. D. Seltzer. 'New Orleans Agricultural Warehouse' is printed across the top of the bill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1563.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Slauson, Daniel D. Papers, 1852-1870 (bulk 1864). 537 items, 3 vols. Location: A:32-33, G:7, H:16. Native of New York who was a surgeon in the hospital of the Corps d'Afrique at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and later an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. Papers, correspondence, and records of Dr. Slauson. Volumes include a visit book kept at Hornsby, New York, and a medical visit book listing Dr. Slauson's visits in Detroit, Michigan, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Also included are letters from New Orleans commission merchants dealing with cotton shipments and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 394, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Slocomb, Samuel. Letter, 1837 Dec. 31. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Samuel Slocomb, a glass merchant, writes from New Orleans, La., to his wife, Eliza Slocomb, in Boston, Mass. He describes his business, his wish to leave New Orleans, and a prison for slaves. Mss. 4040.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business    
  • Smith & Brother (Firm : New Orleans, La.) Letter, 1846 Apr. 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Smith & Brother, a mercantile firm of New Orleans, La., writes to Messrs. T. Smith & Co. of Hartford, Conn., regarding trade in saddlery, plows, hides, and trees. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Smith, Ann E. Papers, 1836-1867. 265 items. Location: C:55. Cotton planter of Clover Hill Plantation, Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, married to James P. Smith. Factors letters and statements from M. B. Brady and Company and J. B. Byrne and Company, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Smith for cotton sales. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Women    
  • Smith, Cantron and Co. Letter, 1839 May 13. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Company located in New Orleans. Letter written by Smith, Cantron and Co. to Messrs. Smith and Co. of Hartford, Connecticut, discussing orders for saddles, bridles, and other horse equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Smith, Hubbard & Co. Letter, 1834 Sept. 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.: S. Smith, Hubbard & Co. was a saddle and leather goods firm in New Orleans, La. Smith, Hubbard & Co. writes to the parent company in Connecticut about the transfer of funds. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Smith, John P. Document, 1848 December 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Slave bill of sale from Smith to Arthemise Islain, free woman of color of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Smith, Persifor F. Collection, 1858 . 4 items. Location: Misc.:S. U. S. Army Brigadier General. Items relate to the death and obsequies of Persifor F. Smith of New Orleans, La. They include clippings of newspaper obituaries describing the circumstances of his death and providing a brief account of his life and military career, with a particular focus on his service in the Mexican War. Other clippings give details relating to the funeral, which took place in Philadelphia, Pa., and the later return of his remains to New Orleans, La. Also found among the items are a small card bearing what appears to be the signature of Smith and a portrait of Smith in his military uniform. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, Richard H. Family correspondence, 1835-1851 (bulk 1839). 9 items. Location: Misc:S. New Orleans attorney. Papers include letters to Smith from his brother, J. Brice Smith of Georgetown, District of Columbia; his wife, Octavia; and others. The letters discuss family and business matters. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2179.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Soniat, Emile. Power of attorney, 1843. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of New Orleans. Power of attorney for Soniat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Soubie, Armand. Papers, 1809-1862. 155 items and 2 ms. vol. Location: A:35. New Orleans merchant and importer of guns. Correspondence consisting of personal and business letters principally from France and England; 43 maritime bills of lading (1843-1860); and a journal (1846-1849) containing entries for merchandise under names of ships. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 400, 1211, 1707, 3877.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     French-language    
  • Soule, Pierre, 1801-1807. Letter, 1855. 1 letter. Location: MISC:S.Pierre Soule was a New Orleans attorney, United States senator from Louisiana, and United States foreign minister to Spain (1854-1855). This letter is written by Pierre Soule? to Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, regarding Soule?'s position as Minister to Spain. The letter discusses the United States acquiring Cuba and Soule?'s dispute with the Secretary of U.S. Legation in Madrid, Horatio J. Perry, regarding Perry's secret correspondence with Secretary of State William L. Marcy. Mss. 5115 For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Soule, Pierre, 1801-1870. Papers, 1850-1901 (bulk 1850-1864). 22 items. Location: A:35, H:17, Mss.MF:S. New Orleans attorney, U.S. senator, and U.S. foreign minister to Spain (1854-1855). Letters pertaining principally to the proposed acquisition of Cuba by the U.S. and to Soule's activities in American political affairs. Mss. 401, 1044, 1085.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Southern Filibusters. Collection, 1851-1914, undated. 18 items. Location: B:13, OS:S. Collection comprises manuscript and printed items pertaining to the activities of southern expansionists in Latin America. Also known as southern filibusters, the expansionists hoped to bolster southern power and influence by acquiring Baja California, parts of Nicaragua, and Cuba as U.S. territories where slavery and the slave economy could be perpetuated. Collection includes letters, articles, speeches, and newspapers pertaining to southern filibusters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2260.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Southern scenes engravings, 1853-1876. 32 items. Location: OS:S, map case:D:14, S:2. Prints of wood and steel engravings, many from Harper's Weekly, some from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Prints include buildings and scenes of New Orleans, Mississippi River scenes and steamboats, and three maps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3406.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • St. Charles Hotel (New Orleans, La.). Bill, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Hotel bill for room and breakfast for three persons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Stevens, Barlow. Letter, 1846 Feb. 2 . 1 item. Location: Misc.: S. In his letter, Barlow Stevens writes to an associate about the poor oilcloth market in New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Stirling, Lewis. Family Papers, 1797-1938 (bulk 1830-1860). 2,651 items, 38 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: B:76-81, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5 and 16. The Stirlings were sugar cotton planters of Wakefield Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Business and personal papers of the Stirling family reflect antebellum plantation economy, education, health, and travel. Military orders and receipts for supplies relate to Lewis' service in the Louisiana militia and at the Battle of New Orleans. After 1860 the papers diminish in number and consist primarily of family letters discussing labor problems with freedmen, migration to and life in Texas during the war, and plantation, household, and personal bills. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 21-25. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Story, Benjamin. Document, 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of New Orleans. Slave bill of sale by Story to James W. Byrne. For further information, see onnline catalog. Mss. 407.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Strormann and Ludeling Circular Letter, 1805 March 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Written two years after the Louisiana Purchase, this circular was sent by a German retailer to announce to Spanish-speaking businesses that the cession of Louisiana to the United States has opened the way to free commerce with other countries directly. The firm of Strormann and Ludeling established a house in New Orleans (La.) to deal in linens and other articles. Written in Spanish with translation provided. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4943.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Spanish-language    
  • Survey Collection, 1786-1928. 2 linear ft, 1 mf reel. Location: E:106-107, OS:S, Mss. Mf:S. Collection consists of land surveys, chiefly by Spanish surveyors, in central, south, and southeastern Louisiana, including East Baton Rouge Parish and Orleans Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552, 743, 933, 936, 955, 961. Container list.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Spanish-language    
  • Swartwout, John. Letter, 1806 April 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Colonel of New York and political supporter of Aaron Burr. Letter from Swartwout to Ebenezer Foote referring to the business of his mercantile firm and to the Burr conspiracy. The letter was written prior to the arrest of Swartwout's brother Samuel in New Orleans because of his association with Burr. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1580.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • T. Lanaux's Sons. Account books, 1860, 1880-1920, 1930. 49 ms. Vols. Location: 114:, 125:. New Orleans commission merchants. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • T. Smith and Company. Papers, 1834-1851. 248 items. Location: A:34. Manufacturers and wholesale dealers in saddlery of Hartford, Connecticut. Business correspondence from a branch store in New Orleans, a New York store, and hide dealers and customers in other states. Much of it is from the New Orleans store known variously as Smith and Hubbard, Smith and Cantzon, and Smith and Brothers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 930.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • T. Smith and Company. Papers, 1834-1851. 248 items. Location: A:34. Manufacturers and wholesale dealers in saddlery of Hartford, Connecticut,with branch stores in New Orleans, New York, and hide dealers and customers in other states. Papers are comprised of statements; orders for goods; and correspondence of T. Smith and Co., with approximately one-half from the New Orleans store reflecting economic conditions in the city and surrounding areas. Includes letters with comments on economic conditions resulting from the Panic of 1837. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 930, 1116, 1232, 1272, 1289, 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Tabor, Hudson. Family Papers, 1812-1916 (bulk 1834-1868). 32 items; 2 ms. vols.; and 2 microfilm reels. Location: A:81, Misc.:T, Mss. Mf.:T. Cotton broker and merchant of St. Francisville and Thibodaux, Louisiana. Collection includes business correspondence between planters and merchants of New Orleans, family letters, and Civil War letters. Letters discuss slavery; destruction of property by Union troops; abolition; and economic and education issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 954.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Talcott and Bowers. Letter, 1814 September 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Factors of New Orleans. Letter from Talcott and Bowers to Messrs. Brown and Ives, of Providence, Rhode Island, commenting on the war situation in New England and at Pensacola, Mobile, and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Talmage, Samuel K. (Samuel Kennedy), 1798-1865. Letter, 1846 Mar. 5. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Samuel Kennedy Talmage was the second president of Oglethorpe University in Midway, Ga., between 1841 and 1865. Samuel K. Talmage in New Orleans, La., writes his nephew, Rev. John F.N. Talmage in New York, N.Y., describing his work for the Presbyterian Church and Oglethorpe University, the various people of New Orleans, and his nephew's aspiration to be a missionary to Borneo. Mss. 4098.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion    
  • Taylor, Hiram and Thomas Thomson. Papers, 1836. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850, Letter, 1829 August 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Letter from Fort Crawford, Michigan Territory, to Colonel Maunsel White, New Orleans merchant. Item pertains to Taylor's business interests in Louisiana and contains a few remarks concerning the advantages of being stationed at Fort Crawford. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • Tessier, Charles. Papers, 1810-1904. 51 items. Location: A:63, OS:T. Charles Tessier served a clerk under four Spanish governors, U.S. Army captain, and judge of East Baton Rouge Parish. His son, Robert Charles, served as notary public and justice of the peace of East Baton Rouge Parish and Pointe Coupee Parish. Paper consist of correspondence pertaining to a property dispute, the Baton Rouge branch of the Carrolton Bank of New Orleans, and a map of Tessier’s property. Papers of Charles Robert include his commissions as notary public and justice of the peace; oaths of office (1871-1872) and a bond issued by him, accompanied by a letter. Two letters relate to a proposed engraving of Andrew Jackson. Some items in French and Spanish. Mss. 238, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     French-language     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Thibodeaux, Lucien. Account books, 1860-1861, 1888-1890. 2 vols. Location: H:24. General merchant of Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Account books consisting of a ledger (1860-1861) containing accounts for groceries, wearing apparel, notions, and hardware; and an invoice book (1888- 1890) for merchandise purchased principally from New Orleans. Ledger in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 165, 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     French-language    
  • Thoillier, Antoine. Papers, 1831. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. Papers consist of a promissory note (1831) of Antoine Thoillier to Francis Castleman of New Orleans, La., and a declaration of protest (1832). For further information, see online catalog.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Thompson, A. C. Letter, 1845 Apri.l 14. 1 item. Misc.:T. Letter written by A. C. Thompson, merchant of New Orleans, La., to Smith Tuttle, Esq., of Fair Haven, Conn., discusses business affairs. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3402.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Thompson, Charles L., d. 1950. Louisiana history collection, 1699-1949. 543 items, 17 vols. (4 ms. vols., 13 printed vols.). Location: T:17, OS:T. Resident of New Orleans and collector of materials related to the history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Collection contains correspondence, research notes, and papers collected or prepared by Thompson related to New Orleans and Louisiana. Includes copies of manuscripts of the colonial, territorial and early statehood periods, maps, and photographs. Also included is a collection of watermarks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Thurston, George N. Family Papers, 1843-1907. 64 items, 3 vols. Location: C:45; J:12. Mississippi River steamboat captain for the New Orleans Ice Company, and a sugar planter at Baskerville Plantation, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Papers include personal and business letters related to Thurston's work, and diaries and account books kept by his wife, Mary Thurston, concerning the household and plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1124.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation     Women    
  • Tibbitts, William. Document, 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of New Orleans. Certification by Recorder of Mortgages document certifies the mortgages held by William Tibbitts on his New Orleans, La., property. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 321.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tiernan, Charles. Letters, 1838-1839. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. New Orleans agent for the commission firm of Luke Tiernan & Co. of Baltimore, Md. Tiernan comments on economic conditions caused by the Panic of 1837, financial losses by the Commercial Bank of Natchez, and remarks on payments to the Bank of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business    
  • Turpin, Jean Baptiste. Promissory note, 1814. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of New Orleans. Promissory note by Turpin to the order of B. Tremoulet. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Urquhart, David. Journal, 1833-1841. 1 vol. Location: P:5. Member of the firm Urquhart and Milligan, New Orleans, La., factors. Records involve cash transactions, payments collected for clients, interest payments, deposits, charges, and other financial dealings, many of them concerning real estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1277.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Vairin, Jules. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Commission merchant in New Orleans. Letter written by Jules Vairin, a commission merchant of New Orleans, La., to his brother. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language    
  • Vallas (Antal and Family) Papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J: 26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vllas and his descendents. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     Education     French-language     German-language     LSU     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Spanish-language    
  • W. Stuart and Company. Bill, 1852. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. New Orleans, Louisiana, merchant and dealer in boys clothing. Bill from W. Stuart and Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1563.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Wagner, Peter K., 1787?-1864. Letter, 1815. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Unsigned copy of a letter to Peter K. Wagner, publisher of the Orleans Gazette, requesting a copy of the newspaper issue containing a statement by General D.B. Morgan criticizing the writer’s conduct on the West Bank of the Mississippi River during the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. For further information, see online catalog. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Wallace, James Burns, 1813-1836. Diary, 1835-1836. 1 bound vol. Location: H:23, Misc.:W. Native of Canaan, New Hampshire, printer, and merchant. Diary of travels by horseback through northwest Louisiana, then by steamboat down the Red River to New Orleans. Wallace's diary then recounts his travel homeward by Mississippi River steamer, via Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi; Louisville, Kentucky; and Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. Typewritten transcription of the text is available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Transportation    
  • Walton, J. B. Papers, 1858. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Commander of the Washington Artillery. Papers consist of an order to Captain Walton to fire the National Salutes, together with a bill for services from the Artillery, at the New Orleans Independence Day celebration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wartelle, Pierre Gabriel,1787-1869. Family Papers, 1811-1976. 2 linear ft., 10 v. Location: UU:322-323, OS:W, O:62-63. French ex-patriate, New Orleans businessman, and sugar and cotton planter of St. Landry Parish, La. Collection consists of legal documents, account books, correspondence, printed material and personal papers that pertain to the business interests, plantation operations, and history of the Wartelle Family and Moundville Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     Civil War     French-language     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Waterman, Andrew S. Letters, 1849-1850. 2 letters. Location: Misc. Andrew S. Waterman, a commission merchant of New Orleans, La., writes letters regarding the local cotton trade to his brother, John C. Waterman of Warren, R.I. (Sept. 12, 1849) and to A.S. Lockwood & Co. of Providence, R.I. (Dec. 7, 1850). Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Watson, J. (Joseph). Correspondence, 1826-1846 (bulk 1826-1828). 13 items. Location: Misc.:W. Mayor of Philadelphia. Correspondence (1826-1828) refers to the recovery of five free African American children kidnapped in Philadelphia and sold as slaves in Louisiana and Mississippi. Other items include a letter of Clara Baxter of New Orleans proclaiming her dislike of the city. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 32. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1872.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Politics     Women    
  • Webb, Maria Stuart, ca. 1786-1846. Succession documents, 1846, 1848. 4 items. Location: Misc. These four documents concern the death of Maria Stuart Webb, a native of London, England, who died in Lafayette, Jefferson Parish, La., on October 25, 1846. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Webb, William, Sr. Papers, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Mortgage of slaves of William Webb, Sr. to William Porter, to whom Webb was indebted, and certification of the mortgage by the bureau of mortgages in New Orleans. The mortgage indicates that the slaves mortgaged were Effy, aged 30, Lucinda, aged 26, and Lucinda's two children, Mississippi and Janus, aged ten and six respectively. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 443.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Wehrmann, Henry. Scrapbook, 1838 -1939. 1 v. Location: A:110. Music composer, arranger, and publisher of New Orleans, La. Scrapbook contains articles and programs documenting theater and opera in New Orleans. Mss. 3999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Weld Company correspondence, 1833-1851. 96 items. Location: E:62. Commission merchants of Boston, Massachusetts. Correspondence with New Orleans commission and forwarding merchants. Subjects include the controversy following the Compromise of 1850, New Orleans business conditions, the cotton trade, and the death of President William Henry Harrison. Papers also include scattered shipping records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1194, 1206, 1220, 1232, 1256, 1289.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Politics    
  • Wescott, Joseph. Letter, 1832 Dec. 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Joseph Wescott in New Orleans, La., writes to Messrs. Welherley & Jarvis, merchants of Castine, Me., and owners of the ship "Canavec," regarding the ship's voyage from Maine to New Orleans, the prices being fetched for their goods, and the conditions of some individual crewmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • West, Staines & Co. Bill of lading, 1835 Oct. 17. 1 bill of lading. Location: Misc. West, Staines & Co. accepts a bag containing 2,000 Mexican milled silver dollars to be shipped from the Port of Santa Anna de Tamaulipas, Mex., to the Port of New Orleans, La., aboard the brigantine Angel. Mss. 3610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Wharton, Thomas K. Diary, 1853-1859, 1862. 2 vols.(on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W Secretary to the commission for the New Orleans Custom House and assistant to Major P. G. T. Beauregard as superintendent. Wharton was superintendent of construction in 1861 after Beauregard's resignation. Diary and sketch book describing Wharton's journey from New Orleans to Boston (1853) and continuing after his return to New Orleans until December 1854. Diary includes comments on his work on the Custom House. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 807.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Wheeler, Willard. Letter, 1843 March 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Ship captain. Letter describes his difficult sea voyage from Boston to New Orleans, the intense religious feelings he experienced attending Protestant Sunday services in New Orleans, and his disdain for what he considers the lax and dissipated Sunday customs of New Orleans residents. The letter closes with a description of the cargo. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1334.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Wikoff, William, Jr. Promissory note, 1804 May 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Promissory note for the amount of $29.00 signed by William Wikoff Jr. of New Orleans, La., with a promise to pay back the sum by January of 1805. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 448.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825, Letter, 1799 June 24. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Wilkinson, N. Letter, 1839 Aug. 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: W. N. Wilkinson writes on behalf of Rogers, Gray & Co. in New Orleans, to the wife of T. W. Winship, the captain of the RICHMOND. He informs her that her husband died of yellow fever while at sea. The letter describes his activities before setting sail and his fear of contracting the disease. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Williams, Phillips, & Co. Letter, 1839 May 25. 1 item. Location: C:61. Letter from New Orleans, Louisiana, factors, Williams, Phillips, & Co., to Thomas B. Wafer of Quay, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williams, Thomas. Document, 1835 Sept. 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans. Louisiana. Mortgage of a young female slave by Thomas Williams to John Kellar, both of New Orleans, La. Mortgage is attached to a certification signed by the recorder of mortgages for the city of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 451.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Wilmerton, John. Letter, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Apparently an employee on a New Orleans-Cincinnati packet line. Letter from Wilmerton in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a friend, Charles Stokes, of Rancocus, Burlington County, New Jersey, mentioning a trip on the steamer Duke of Orleans; the severe winter in New Orleans; and the activity at the Cincinnati wharves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1164.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Winsor, Daniel L. Bills of lading, 1846-1847, 1849. 7 bills of lading. Location: Misc. These bills of lading were issued to Daniel L. Winsor by various New Orleans consignees and shipping agents for goods shipped between New Orleans and Boston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Winsor, Daniel L. Papers, 1826-1851. 1 linear ft. Location: S:127 OS:W. Ship captain and agent for Magoun & Son, Boston shipowners. Personal and financial receipts, ship manifests, ship accounts, bills of lading, payments to seamen, and other matters related to Winsor's maritime business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4740.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Winsor, Daniel Loring, b. 1804. Letter, 1847 Dec. 4. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Daniel L. Winsor was a ship captain and agent for Magoun & Son, shipowners of Boston, Mass. Winsor in New Orleans, La., writes Messrs. Magoun & Son in Boston, Mass., regarding the cotton trade and General Zachary Taylor's visit to New Orleans. Mss. 3963.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business