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St. Charles Hotel (New Orleans, La.)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Caroline Hale letter

Identifier: LaRC-M-1055
Scope and Contents

The letter, written by Caroline Hale from New Orleans, describes New Orleans to her sisters, Miss Mary Hale and Mrs. Alice L. March, in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In addition, there is a postscript to Hale's mother. The letter describes water, the river, chain gangs, and opthalmia (an eye disease common in New Orleans). Caroline Hale is traveling with Josh and Anna, away from home for six months. She also mentions small pox, the American Theatre, and Reverend Scott.

Dates: 1844

St. Charles Hotel records

Identifier: LaRC-204
Scope and Contents The earliest handwritten record is in Spanish, and dates back to the 1789 sale of a plot of ground by Beltran Gravier and his wife, Maria Josefa Delonde, to Jacques A. Percy for the sum of 1,500 pesos, which later became the location of the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans. Subsequent sales by the Percy heirs are documented with a chain of titles, to Robert Montgomery and Greenbury R. Stringer, to the Freret Brothers, to John Hagan, the Exchange Hotel in 1835, and to the St. Charles Hotel in...
Dates: 1789-1931

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Chain gangs 1
Clippings (information artifacts) 1
Correspondence 1
Eye -- Diseases 1
Hotels -- Louisiana -- New Orleans 1