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Spanish-Language Manuscript Materials

Since 1519, when the Spanish explorer Alonso Alverez de Pineda led an expedition along the northern shores of the Gulf of Mexico and discovered the mouth of the mighty Mississippi, Spanish culture has influenced Louisiana. The Spanish-language manuscript resources in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU touch upon all these sources of Spanish cultural influence. This guide to these resources includes descriptions of the papers of early colonists, Spanish-speaking people and free people of color in the nineteenth century, and residents of cities and towns like New Orleans and Natchitoches. The documents it describes came from farmers and merchants, writers and artists, women and men, the famous and the anonymous.

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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117 Manuscript Resources in this Subject Guide.

  • Allemand, Theresa. Document, 1804. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Daughter of Pedro Allemand and Maria Hernandez. Certificate of baptism of Theresa Allemand. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Alston, Solomon. Etate Document, 1809 April 27. 1 item. Location: C:61. Planter of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Deed of manumission giving a female slave to Maria Ana Gray, niece of Solomon Alston. Conditions were outlined in Alston's will. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Anonymous memorandum, 1786-1800. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Land grants memorandum. An unsigned memorandum, with a typed translation, concerns lands grants issued to Maurice and Guillermo Conway in Pointe Coupee Parish, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Arandoez, Jose. Document, 1800. 1 item. Location: Misc. :A. Resident of Barataria, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Affidavit assigning Arandoez's land, buildings, and livestock to William Garland pending receipt of land title. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Education     LSU     Politics     African Americans     French-language     Cajuns    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Badin, Norbert, d. 1903. Papers, 1829-1937 (bulk 1870-1890). 695 items, 3 ms. Vols., 57 printed vols. Mss. 825. Free African American planter from the Cane River settlement of Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, an area that was home to a large community of freedmen. Personal and business papers document Badin's activities as a planter, and include family correspondence, a journal, an account book, and miscellaneous printed items. Some items in French and Spanish. U:97-98, OS:B. 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. 825.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • Baines, Henry. Papers, 1796-1905. 0.6 linear ft. Location: C:55, 65. Planter of Bains, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and a member of London's Royal College of Surgeons. Baines was related to the McDermott and Maynard families. Collection contains papers and letters of the Baines, McDermott, and Maynard families related to the cotton trade, medical education, the Civil War, and financial dealings. Includes a Spanish land grant of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Blanchard Family Papers, 1782, 1806, 1828. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Residents of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Description and plat (one document), 1782; transfer, 1806; and lease of lands belonging to the Blanchard family. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 30.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Bookter, Alexander. Succession Papers, 1805 May 10. 1 item (9 leaves). Location: Misc:B. Slaveholder of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Slaves and other property were seized and sold at public sale after the death of Alexander Bookter by the Sheriff of St. Helena Parish for the payment of Bookter's debts. Affidavits of Ann Liles, William Liles, and John Mink regarding ownership of slaves and other property in the estate of Alexander Bookter. Signed by Spanish commandant of Louisiana, Carlos de Grand-Pre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4514.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Bourgeois, Pierre. Family Papers, 1771-1821. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Papers include a land transfer (1771), a property sale (1775), and a petition regarding ownership of slaves (1821). Partly in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 37.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language    
  • Boyd, Overton F. (Overton Fuqua), 1891-1951. Papers, 1915-1938 (bulk 1915-1925). .5 linear ft. (23 items, 1 ms. vol., 2 printed vols.) Location: U:118. Son of LSU President Thomas D. Boyd and a sugar chemist and professor. Papers relate to Boyd's position as a sugar chemist at the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad, British West Indies. Two broadsides pertain to the U.S.' military control of the Dominican Republic during Woodrow Wilson's administration. Included are a memorandum book containing formulae for sugar processing, notes, and a few cancelled postage stamps; and printed volumes. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1589, 1799.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Sugar    
  • Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns    
  • Buford, Nick, 1941-. Papers, 1939, 1967-1970. 143 items. Location: T:76, 90:. Correspondence concerning Buford's research on a biography of Luis N. Morones, founder of the Mexican Labor Party. Other items include research papers; miscellaneous items on Latin American politics, tourism, and economics; and anti-Castro propaganda. U.S. Senator Russell Long of Louisiana is among the correspondence. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2457.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Long Family     Politics    
  • Buford, Nick, 1941-, Papers, 1939-1970 (bulk 1965-1970). 270 items, 1 v. Location: T:75-76, 98. Correspondence concerning Buford's research on a biography of Luis N. Morones, founder of the Mexican Labor Party. Other items include research papers; miscellaneous items on Latin American politics, tourism, and economics; and anti-Castro propaganda. U.S. Senator Russell Long of Louisiana is among the correspondents. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2457.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Burke, E. A. (Edward A.). Papers, 1859-1929 (bulk 1872-1899). 83 items, 2 printed vols. Location: C:48. New Orleans politician and publisher. Burke escaped to Honduras after being indicted for embezzlement (1889) as Louisiana State Treasurer. Papers include correspondence describing Louisiana politics and affairs in Honduras and Mexico, including letters from prominent Latin American political figures. Some items in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 547, 620, 641, 893, 1226.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Capseg, Ives. Document, 1796. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Captain of the ship NAVARRO. Protest of the ship NAVARRO concerning the misconduct of some of the officers on the ship. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Carondelet, Luis Hector baron de. Order, 1793 July 2. 1 item. Location: Misc: C. Carondelet was governor of Louisiana (1791-1797) and West Florida (1791-1795). Document from Carondelet to Nicolas Forstall, commandant at Opelousas, letting Forstall know that Josef[?] de la Pena has presented himself in Carondelet's tribunal with a petition and an account concerning payment and placement of a borrowed slave named Pedro. Others mentioned in the document are Nicolas Maria Vidal and Pedro Pedesclaux. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Carondelet, Luis Hector, baron de, 1748-1807. Papers, 1791-1819 (bulk 1792-1796). 11 items. Location: C:36. 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 59.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     French-language    
  • Carondelet, Luis Héctor, barón de, 1748-1807. Papers, 1791-1819 (bulk 1792-1796). 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 59.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Casa Calvo, Marquis De (Sebastian de la Puerta Y O'Farril). Document, 1804 March 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. Spanish governor of Louisiana. Copy of ordinance issued by Casa Calvo and signed by Francisco Collell and John Joseph Cruzat, captains of the Regiment of Infantry of Louisiana. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Cortes, Fernando, 1487-1547. Ordinances, 1524 March 20. 4 items (photocopies), typewritten transcription and translation. Location: Misc. Spanish conqueror of Mexico. Ordinances prescribing the rule and conversion to Christianity of the Indians, crops to be planted, and residence requirements for Spaniards holding Indian slaves. Maps show Cortes' travels and a plan of Tenochtitlan. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • D'Aunoy, Nicholas F. Proceedings, 1809. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D, OS:D. Record of proceedings (notarized copy) in the case of Nicholas F. Daunoy vs. Maria Elizabeth Detrehan, widow of Carlos Fabre Daunoy, regarding settlement of the estate. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 97.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dalferes, Antonio. Papers, 1822-1838. 24 items. Location: C:72. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Much of the collection consists of sales and transfers of land and slaves between Dalferes and other residents of Assumption Parish. There are also papers relating to the estates of S. Navarro and Francisco Machado. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Davidson, John M. Legal Papers, 1861-1867. 124 items. Location: UU:111. Lawyer in New Orleans who handled cases for client Charles Black, a commission merchant and steamboat owner of Matamoros, Mexico, as well as cases involving steamboats and the United States Commissioner of Claims in Louisiana. Legal papers include bills, receipts, petitions, court summons, acts of sale, and promissory notes of Charles Black, reflecting his financial interests in several steamers and ships. In English and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Transportation    
  • De La Vega, Joaquin Fel. Receipt, 1841 March. 1 item. Location: Misc. Receipt for payment by Carlos Perker. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • de Trujeda, Bernardino, Declaration, 1799. 1 volume (88 pages). Location: 111:1. Certified copy of declartion regarding financial condition of sugar plantation and mill at Hacienda Senora Santa Ana Tepoxtepec, owned by the Regidor Perpetuo of Cordova, Mexico, Bernardino de Trujeda. The declaration is dated October 23, 1789, but the certified copy was signed January 25, 1799 by public notary Mariano Francisco Zambrano at Puebla de los Angeles. The document is bound and contains petitions, claims, and wills, some signed by various church officials. It also includes an inventory, appraisal, and description of slaves and other property. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     French-language    
  • Douglass, Daniel. Document, 1802, 1813. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Sale of land of Daniel Douglass by Elijah Smith, executor for the estate, to Jonathan Thompson of Natchez, Mississippi. Attached is the grant to Douglass, signed by Joseph Vidal, Commandant of the Post of Concordia, 1802. Grant in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 397.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Farar, Benjamin. Papers, 1773-1826 (bulk 1820-1826). 56 items (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Favrot, Pedro. Papers, 1799, 1804. 2 items. Location: Misc:F. Resident of the District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Land grant (copy) issued to Don Pedro Favrot, 1799; and attestation of the grant, 1804. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Febles, Jose R. Papers, 1818, 1849. 2 items. Location: Misc. Surveyor. Papers include a certification of a survey of Camarioca (1818) and an anonymous letter (typed copy) to the French consul at Pensacola, Florida, pertaining to improvements of the government's system of bonded warehouses (1849). In Spanish and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 609.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Floridablanca, José Moñino y Redondo, conde de. Document, 1788-1789. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Report made to King Charles III in 1788 and repeated to Charles IV in 1789 by the Conde de Floridablanca. A royal decree to Pedro Rodriguez, Conde de Campomanes, is at the end of the volume. The report is not an original representation, but it may have been a record copy made by various scribes or clerks. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Forstall, Nicolas. Document, [1961]. 2 items. Location: U:113. Spanish colonial official in New Iberia. Forstall's reports from New Iberia to Spanish officials. Document reflects the intense Spanish colonization under Governor Galvez and consists of an inventory of money and goods from Francisco Bouligny when he transferred his commission to Forstall. Spanish transcription and English translation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1711.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fourchy, Alexandre Francois, 1787-1854. Family Papers, ca. 1848-1908, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     French-language    
  • Galvez, Bernardo De. Letter, 1779. 1 letter [enlargement print]. Location: Misc. Galvez's letter to Joaquin de Ortega comments on the work done by Ortega and mentions Don Antonio Gil y Barbo who had assisted him; and expresses concern for (Juan) Garcia whose convoy, sent by Galvez to San Antonio, Texas, had been attacked by Indians. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1066.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Galveztown Papers, 1778-1924. 134 items. Location: C:7. Documents in the Archivo General de Indias, Papeles procedentes de Cuba, in Seville, pertaining to Galveztown, Spanish colonial settlement in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and to the militia in the Spanish colony of Louisiana. Also included in the papers are copies of the historical data and letters of Theodore John Dimitry pertaining to the Sons of the American Revolution. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gayarre, Charles E. A., 1805-1895. Papers, 1781, 1830-1907 (bulk 1830-1895). 276 items, 4 vols. And 6 ms. Vols., 1 mf reel. Location: UU:124-132, Vault, Mss.Mf:G. Louisiana plante, statesman, jurist and historian. Papers pertain to Gayarré's association with Confederate leader J.D.B. DeBow, his literary career, and the management of his business affairs. Also included is personal correspondence of Gayarré's wife, Anne Shadie Sullivan Buchannon, with members of the William Woodson King family. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women     French-language    
  • Gayarre, Charles, 1805-1895. Collection, 1720-1895 (bulk 1845-1857). 588 items, 6 vols. Location: U:124-132, Valut: 7, Mss.Mf:G. Louisiana planter, statesman, jurist and historian. Plantation and business records, legal documents, historical and political writings, and personal correspondence of Gayarré. The collection indicates national and state political sentiment and activities and records Gayarré's career as a historian and political analyst and the founding of Louisiana's state library. Partly in French, Spanish and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 156.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Politics     French-language     German-language    
  • Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel, 1747-1799. Papers, 1792-1799. 41 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:G. Spanish governor of the Natchez District (1792-1797). Major Stephen Minor was a planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Letters of Manuel Gayoso de Lemos to Major Stephen Minor concerning general administrative issues and personal matters in the closing years of Spanish rule of the Natchez District. Includes a document by Gayoso titled 'Instructions for my commission to the Chocta Nation' (1792) and a proclamation calling for the reestablishment of peace at Natchez (1797). Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 157, 859, 1673, 3099.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Politics    
  • Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel, 1747-1799. Passport, 1797 June 6. 1 passport. Location: Misc. Manuel Gayoso de Lemos was the Spanish Governor of the Natchez District (1792-1797). This passport, issued at Natchez, grants permission for John Orr, Edward Newcom, and William Buchanan to pass unmolested to the United States with seven horses. Form printed in Spanish but completed in English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4285.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Girault, Auguste, ca. 1790-. Papers, 1808-1845. 12 items. Location: Misc., 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 Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Goudeau, Edme. Family Papers, 1670-1811, 1956. 15 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:G. Residents of La Rochelle, France. Fran?ois and Pierre Goudeau were medical doctors of colonial Louisiana. Documents and accompanying notes consisting of medical commissions (1670-1722) granted members of the Goudeau family; and governmental orders and permissions (1756-1811) of Fran?ois Goudeau and Pierre Goudeau. In French and Spanish with translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1377.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     French-language    
  • Gras-Lauzin Family Papers, 1783-1917 (bulk 1783-1866). 1 linear ft. Location: U:152-153. Don Antonio Gras was an early settler, merchant, and shipper of Baton Rouge and Natchez, Mississippi. Others in the family included Lewis Valentin Foelekel and Dr. Jean Lauzin. Papers include financial records of Antonio Gras and Lewis Foelekel; a thesis of Dr. Jean Lauzin (Paris, 1832); and personal letters from friends of the Lauzin family who lived in France. Collection also includes Civil War letters from Francis F. Palms, a Confederate soldier, and others to Henrietta Lauzin. Some items in the collection are in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Civil War     Education     French-language    
  • Guatemala. Ley De Contribuciones, 1895. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20. Fair copy of legal codes of Guatemala concerning taxation of legal papers and stamps. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2583.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hamilton-Barrow Family Papers, 1781-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location UU:253. Financial papers, legal documents, and correspondence of Bennett I. (James) Barrow, a plantation owner in West Feliciana Parish, and his descendents. Documents concern land claims and disputes in West Feliciana Parish, while personal correspondence pertains to family history, and includes letters during both the Civil War and World War II. Also included are original land claims signed by Governors Miró and Carondelet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4458.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     20th Century Wars    
  • Hardin, J. Fair, 1893-1940. Collection, 1718-1939. 2,225 items, 17 vols. Location: S-29-36, P-2, 78:66, OS:H, Map Case, 98:H, Vault:3. Shreveport attorney, vice president of the Louisiana Historical Society, and author of historical articles and a three-volume history of Northwest Louisiana. Collection contains correspondence, articles, copies of speeches, research materials and related papers pertaining to historical sites or events. Included are Civil War letters, Confederate money and notes, and research notes on the Red River campaign. Also included are two bound manuscript volumes: J. W. Sims letter book (1863-1864) and a minute book (1904-1911). Earlier materials relate to Indian agents and the Caddo Indians in northwest Louisiana and settlement and land claims in the area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     Jews    
  • Hart-Bonnecaze-Duncan Family Papers, 1775-1949 (bulk 1840-1875, 1905-1940). 2 linear ft., 2 mf reels. Location: T:18, OS:H, Mss.Mf:B. Baton Rouge families related by marriage. Leon Bonnecaze was a businessman and French consular agent; Samuel Hart was the first chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department; Robert Hart served as Baton Rouge mayor in 1898-1902. Papers include correspondence and writings; legal records; financial records; ephemera; sheet music; and photographs. Papers provide some information on civilian conditions in the Civil War and on the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3371, 4208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Performing arts     Politics     French-language    
  • Hero, Andrew J., Jr. b. 1839. Family Papers, 1829-1905 (bulk 1840-1890). 1.1 linear ft. (599 items, 2 ms. Vols., 4 printed vols.). Location: U:160, O:1, OS:H. Captain in the Washington Artillery of the Confederate army, and land owner and agent in Louisiana and Texas. Papers include correspondence, financial, professional, and political papers and photographs that document Hero's career and personal life. Includes some items in Spanish and in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 7-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 976, 977, 994, 1030, 1039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language    
  • Hicky, Philip, 1778-1859. Daniel and Philip Hicky Papers, 1667, 1762-1846 (bulk 1814-1815). 33 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:103, 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     New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Sugar     French-language    
  • Hillin, James. Document, 1791. 1 item. Location: Misc. Planter in the District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Will of James Hillin, planter in the District of Baton Rouge, La., and the attestation.. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 179.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Hispanic American Collection. 1582-1940, undated. 947 items, 33 ms. Vols. Location: C:19-24. Manuscript and printed materials from Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Puerto Rico concerning colonial government of Ecuador and Mexico, economics, law, social history, Church finances, and literature. Primarily in Spanish. Part of the George De Forest collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion    
  • 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 to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     French-language    
  • Innerarity, John. Papers, 1800-1854. 48 items. Location: B:50. Vice Consul of France at Pensacola, Florida, and a member of the firm John Forbes and Company, which engaged in trade with Native Americans along the Gulf Coast. Correspondence documents shipment of goods, accounts, and purchases of slaves for a plantation in Georgia.Letters relating to Innerarity's French consular service (1835-1853) discuss land claims, political appointments, and the Mexican War. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1271, 1273.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Johnson, William T. Family Papers, 1793-1937 (bulk 1830-1870). 1,323 items, 58 ms. Vols., 5 printed vols. Location: U:161, O:24, 65, TC. African-American barber and planter of Natchez. Personal papers, commercial records, diaries, and music of the Johnson family reflecting the condition of cultured and educated free persons of color both before and after the Civil War. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 1-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 529, 561, 597, 770, 926, 1093.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Kemberling, John. Papers, 1792-1820. 19 items. Location: C:30. Official documents filed in the case of John Kemberling and his sister Barbara against John Gaynor, their step-father, relative to ownership of land in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 132, 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Key Ayala, Santiago. Papers, 1926-1927. 1 item, 1 pamphlet. Location: Misc. 'Los Nombres de las Equinas de Caracas' by Santiago Key Ayala: an imprint relating to the folklore of Venezuela and a presentation letter to his friend Professor W. T. Morrey. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2409.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kleinpeter, George, b. 1800. Family Papers, 1804-1918. 0.3 linear ft. (85 items; 3 vols.). Location: B:40, OS:K. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 11. Farmer of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He and Augustine Daigre married about 1830 and had at least four children, William, George Augustin, Alice, and Josephine. Papers include Civil War letters from William and George Augustin to their mother; legal documents; and miscellaneous family papers. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 864, 1029.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Baton Rouge     French-language    
  • Kneeland, G. C. Document, 1809. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. Resident of Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Certification of G.C. Kneeland of Feliciana Parish, La., pertaining to payment for professional services rendered by Vicente Sebastian Pintado, general surveyor. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Landry, Francois. Document, 1782. 1 item. Location: Misc. Survey of property of Francois Landry in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and certification signed by Carlos Trudeau. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 211.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Politics    
  • 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 to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Magruder, W.H. Nathaniel, Papers, 1921-1963. 0.3 linear feet. Location: 50:15, OS:M. Correspondence and other records related to W.H. Nathaniel Magruder's management of Central Hershey sugar refinery in Cuba. The records document Magruder's relationships within the larger management structure and his experience with organized labor interests. Mss. 3915.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar     Politics    
  • Mahon, Thomas. Document, 1808 February 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. A true copy of a land title, in Spanish, describing the land held in the estate of Thomas Mahon, Feliciana Parish, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mandeville, Francisca D. Document, 1798. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Widow of Don Antonio de Marigny Mandeville of New Orleans. Inventory, a notarized copy in Spanish, of property held by Francisca Dupard Mandeville, widow of Don Antonio de Marigny Mandeville of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 128.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Martin, Wade O., Scripts. 4 items. Louisiana Secretary of State. Radio broadcast scripts and cover letters signed by Wade O. Martin. The broadcast scripts discuss the sesquicentennial observance of the Louisiana Purchase. The scripts include manuscript annotations by Martin, who sent scripts and cover letters to L. T. Longmire of Alexandria, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4672.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Martínez, John J. (Juan José). Letter, 1841 Dec. 21. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Letter from Martinez to A. L. Granssues de Greno of Natchitoches, La., requests a marriage license for his daughter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1464.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McKowen-Lilley-Stirling Family Papers, 1797-1921 (bulk 1877-1901). 829 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Thomas William Lilley founded Springfield Plantation in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. His daughter Edith married John Stirling. John McKowen, an Irish immigrant, was a resident of Jackson, Louisiana. Papers include Lilley-Stirling legal documents and financial papers; McKowen family correspondence; and legal papers, and medical correspondence of John C. MacKowen, a Louisiana physician. Other papers relate to McKowen's property in Anacapri, Italy. Some items in Spanish, Italian, French, and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     Plantations     French-language     German-language    
  • Meullion family. Papers, 1776-1906 (bulk 1776-1796). 121 items. Location: U:230. Free African American family of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Louis Augustin Meullion and his son Jean Baptiste (whose mother was a slave) were slaveholders; the son owned a plantation on Bayou Teche. Collection includes slave bills of sale, land sales, and other financial records; manumission papers for Maria Juana and her son Baptiste Meuillon; and an amnesty oath taken in 1865 by Miss Belazaire Meuillon. In French, English, and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 243, 294.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Mexican Army Company record, 1846, 1876-1880. 1 vol. [on microfilml]. Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Day-by-day record of absentees from the 3rd Permanent Infantry Regiment of the Mexican Army at Guadalupe, Mexico, for hospitalization, desertion, and jail terms; and a day-by-day record of visits with patients and fees for services of Dr. Curry. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1879.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • 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 to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Military service records, 1797. 2 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Personnel records of Commandante Maximiliano St. Maxent (signed by Baron de Carondelet, sixth Spanish governor of Louisiana) and of Lieutenant Allain, both of Louisiana, listing personal and military statistics and the evaluation of superior officers. In Spanish. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 2706.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Millon, Mariana. Account, 1790 July 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Account of Mariana Millon with Alpaente. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Minor Family Papers, 1774-1914 (bulk 1774-1891). 24 items, 1 printed vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:M, vaout:15. Planters of the Concord Plantation and governor of the Spanish district of Natchez. Collection includes correspondence related to plantation and family matters in Mississippi and Louisiana; a sugar producer's license; a printed item signed by President John Adams; and a will. Includes land titles for and personal correspondence of the Stephen, William J., and Henry C. Minor families of Natchez and Terrebonne Parish. Some letters in Spanish and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Minor, William J., 1807-1869. Family Papers, 1779-1941 (bulk 1830-1870). 410 items, 37 vols. Location: U:229-230, H:2, Mss. Mf.:M, vault: 15, Sugar planter of Southdown and Hollywood Plantations in Terrebonne Parish and Waterloo Plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Minor was president of the Agricultural Bank of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes plantation records; banking papers; and personal correspondence of the Stephen, William J., and Henry C. Minor families of Natchez and Terrebonne Parish. Some letters in Spanish and French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations     Sugar     French-language     Jews    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     French-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: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Moreno, Manuel. Letters, 1849, 1854. 2 letters. Location: Misc. The May 30, 1854, letter from Thomas J. Cooley, judge of the Ninth Judicial District Court, conveys instructions for his imminent visit to Baton Rouge to hear recused cases. The July 11, 1849, letter is from Havana, Cuba, and is written in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Moro, Joseph De Ortega, 1738-1776. Letter, [1772], 1776. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1896 (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 pertain to the business of the Cabildo, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; legal documents; documents of land sales in the Chitimachas Indian Territory . Records concerning public health and safety report on small pox, hospitals, lepers, pensions and aid for the needy, and sanitation. Some items in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Politics     French-language    
  • 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 to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Politics     African Americans     French-language        
  • O'Bryan, Robert P., b. 1844, Papers, 1778-1958. 463 items. Location: W:33. Attorney of Vermilion and Calcasieu parishes, Louisiana. O'Bryan represented Vermilion Parish in the Louisiana House of Representatives (1879-1886) and was appointed attorney for the 14th Judicial District of Louisiana in 1890. Early papers relate to Spanish and territorial land grants. Early legal correspondence pertains to cases heard by Daniel O'Bryan, Robert's father, Clerk of Court for Vermilion Parish. Other papers of Robert O'Bryan include legal, political, and family correspondence. Land grants in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Opelousas and Attakapas Districts collection, 1777-1805. 123 items. Location: C:8. Original and certified copies of papers filed with the governor general and commandants of the civil and military post of Attakapas and Opelousas during Spanish colonial rule of Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of inventories of property, wills and succession documents, petitions, mortgages, and marriage contracts. Some items restricted due to fragility. In French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 756, 1171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     Politics     African Americans     Women     French-language     German-language    
  • Perez-Viscaino, Juan. Letterbook, 1901-1915. 1 ms. vol. (indexed). Location: M:19. Mexico city businessman. Business correspondence concerning tobacco manufacturing and sales, banking, and real estate in Mexico City and Vera Cruz. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1251.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Pintado Papers, 1771-1820, 1842. 16 vols. and 2 microfilm reels. Location: Vault 29-30 and Mss.Mf:P. Manuscript land surveys made chiefly by Vicente Pintado and Charles Trudeau, royal surveyors of Louisiana and East and West Florida during the Spanish colonial period, office of the Surveyor General of Louisiana. Transcripts also available. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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 to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Politics     Women    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Riva, Francisco De La. Papers, 1793-1805. 77 items. Location: U:49. Letters to Riva pertaining to the business of farm management. Throughout the correspondence is evidence of a dispute with the Monks of St. Augustine and the Indians over the water supply and the subsequent court case. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 675.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Roberts, Evans. Papers, 1797, 1890. 2 items (photocopies). Location: Misc.:R. Land survey document of property in Nueva Feliciana signed by royal surveyors of Spanish colonial Louisiana and by the governor. Also an indemnity patent signed by President of the U.S., Benjamin Harrison, transferring land to the state of Louisiana. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2654.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Ruiz, Jose Ovidio. Jose Ovidio and Jose Antonio Ruiz Papers, 1820-1920 (bulk 1910-1920). 16 items. Location: A:14. Jose Antonio Ruiz was the father of Jose Ovidio Ruiz. Early documents relate to chain-of-title of property comprising the hacienda 'El Rosario' in Mexico. Later papers include Jose Ovidio's declaration of intent to emigrate, a note on his naturalization, and an agreement of separation from his wife. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 542.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Salcedo, Manuel De. Document, 1806 May 18. 1 items [phocopies]. Location: E:Imprints. Proclamation issued by Governor Salcedo and the Marques de Casa Calvo at New Orleans to the people of the Province of Louisiana in behalf of the King of Spain. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 745.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Sale of the Office of Regidor manuscript, 1793. 1 item. Location: A:16. Sale of the Office of Regidor in Puebla, Mexico, formerly held by Juan de Zarate y Vera, to Antonio de Ojeda y Estrada. Includes a transcription and translation made by Alicia de Jongh for her thesis. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Women    
  • Sandoval, Juan. Certification, 1802. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Interpreter for the Indians at the Fort of Apalachez. Certification of the salary of Sandoval signed by Francisco G. de Arroyo, commissioner of the Spanish Royal Treasury. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 384.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Slave Code for Spanish Colonies in Louisiana and Caribbean, 1744. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:S., Vault:23. A rare booklet from 1774 that establishes guidelines that will protect both slave and master through transactions regarding the transferring or expropriating of slaves in the Spanish colonies of Louisiana and the Caribbean. Possibly a record of a discussion between Felipe Fondeviela, governor of Havana, Cuba, and his chief counselor regarding the above fore mentioned In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4920.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Spain. Archivo General De Indias Papeles de Santo Domigo-Luisiana. 46 reels of microfilm. Location: Mss.Mf:AGI(SANTO DOMINGO). Series covers numbers 2529-2580. [See related series: Archivo General De Indias: Papeles procedentes de Cuba, #3278]. See index to Cuban papers: La Coll Z 1238 D62 10 vols. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3554.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Spanish colonial archives collection, circa 1761-1824. 12 reels of microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Selected Spanish archival documents, mainly in the Papeles Procedentes de Cuba (A.G.I.), which deal primarily with the history of Spanish colonial Louisiana. Film was originally prepared for Dr. Jack D. L. Holmes, University of Alabama. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2970.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • St. Bernard Parish memorial, 1805. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc.:S. Memorial from inhabitants of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, to Governor W. C. C. Claiborne. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • 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     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850, Papers, 1846. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Dinner invitation sent from Taylor while he was in Comargo, Mexico, to Theodore Lewis. The proclamation issued by Taylor, is entitled 'Proclamacion por el general commandante del exercito de los Estados Unidos de America, a la nacion Mejicana.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Tessier, Charles. Papers, 1810-1848. 26 items. Location: A:63. Parish judge in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers of Charles Tessier include a set of letters in French written by Tessier and J. Soulie, a representative of the firm Tanneret & Gourgon, concerning a court case involving a property dispute with a Mr. Dubreuil; letters from John Nicholson concerning Tessier's stewardship of the Baton Rouge branch of the Carrollton Bank of New Orleans; a cadastral map showing property owned by Tessier; and a letter of friendly salutations from Richard Raynal Keene. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language    
  • Thompson, H. Bolivar. Collection, 1885-1887, 1896-1899. 9 items, 2 vols. Location: UU:110. Resident of New Orleans and assistant state engineer of Louisiana. Personal papers of Thompson; and bound volumes and stapled records of the Spanish army in Cuba, for the period before and at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, pertaining to the military defenses at Havana. Records of the Spanish army are in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1367.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Toledo, Jose Alvarez De. Papers, 1816. 4 items. Location: Misc.:T. Supporter of Mexican independence for five years. In 1816, he became discouraged and switched his loyalties to Spain. Documents pertain to Toledo's reconciliation with Spain and his projects for suppressing rebellion in the Spanish colonies. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 777.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Unzaga y Amézaga, Luis, 1717-1793. Certificate, 1774 Feb. 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. First Spanish governor of Louisiana. Official document signed by Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga, certifying an agreement or compact. Page appears to be the final portion of a larger document, the first pages of which are missing. The document is countersigned by Joseph Foucher, Unzaga's secretary, and bears Unzaga's seal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • 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: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Medicine     Religion     20th Century Wars     French-language     German-language    
  • Verret, Theodule. Papers, 1804-1894 (bulk 1850-1870). .5 linear ft. (634 items). Location: E:38. Sawmill and lumber business owner in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and justice of the peace and parish treasurer. Verret also owned property in New Orleans. Papers concern the rent or lease of Verret's property in New Orleans, his sawmill and lumber business in Mandeville, and his position as parish treasurer. Included are letters from Louisiana Superintendent of Education Robert Lusher. Some letters in French; one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 905.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     Politics     French-language    
  • Wall-Pettibone Family Papers, 1795-1889. 15 items. Location: A:122. John Wall, an early settler in the Spanish district of Natchez, received land granted by the Spanish in 1795. This land became Richland Plantation in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, later owned by Chauncey Pettibone. The papers document the land ownership of the Wall and Pettibone families. Included is the marriage license of Evans S. Wall and Mary L. Pettibone. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3344.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Walsh, Antonio Patrick. Papers, 1789-1826 (bulk 1820-1823). 632 items, 2 vols. Location: A:71-72. Soldier in Europe and colonial Louisiana, and a planter in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Personal and business papers reflecting Walsh's military service and life as a planter. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 887.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • West, Elizabeth Howard, 1873-1948. Papers, [1783-1825], 1924-1942. 3 linear ft. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W Librarian Emeritus of Texas Technological College. Research materials prepared for a project to be published with a historical introduction and explanatory notes. The papers consist of correspondence together with official documents of the history of the period. Spanish transcriptions and English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • White, David. Papers, 1796, 1809. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of the District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Grant of land to David White (1796) signed by Baron de Carondelet; and a conveyance of land form David White to Parson Carter (1809). In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge