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Adeline Sugar Factory Company records

Identifier: LaRC-174

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, contracts, land documents, leases, legal documents, cancelled checks, promissory notes, income tax forms, account records, bills, and receipts of the Adeline Sugar Factory Company and the firm of Sims and Giles, which operated the company store. Much of the material dating after 1932 concerns the personal and business affairs of William F. Giles, administrator of the plant. The correspondence is primarily between W. S. Pardonner, Secretary and Manager of the company and President of the Savannah Sugar Refining Corporation, and William F. Giles. The letters discuss crops, production costs, shipping, marketing, finances, acquisition and repair of machinery and equipment, varieties of cane planted, production diversification plans, leasing of company land, and cane buying from small producers.


  • 1880-1965
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1892-1932


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Adeline Sugar Factory Company was a sugar plantation and refining company in St. Mary Parish. Sims and Giles (Giles and Dupuy after 1917) operated, under lease, the company store. William F. Giles was the administrator of the plant.


4.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic and then chronologically as follows: correspondence, contracts and legal documents, and financial records. The collection consists of four boxes.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. J.A. Bolner. Date acquired: 04/05/1967.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Collection processed in 1966.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US