Aime, Valcour, 1798-1867
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents In these journals, Alexis Ferry, a sugar plantation owner, wrote about the events that defined the Civil War era in the South. From 1842 to 1883, Ferry wrote about his family, his health, and his business. Several entries contain his opinions on the issues of slavery, race, religion, and state sovereignty. He also wrote about his interests in astronomy as well as several political and philosophical ideas about society. Ferry had a knack for sketching realistic representations of ships, horses,...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of transcripts of early French baptismal records of the Fortier-Brou-Haydel-Labranche families; the papers of Michel J. Fortier concerned principally with political aspects of New Orleans in the 1870s and 1880s; newspaper clippings giving accounts of the murder of Michel J. Fortier in 1883; pictures, including three of concession plantation buildings; genealogical papers and notes with many notes on Valcour Aime. There are also papers concerned with Fortier's job at the...