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Blanchard and Williams families papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-109

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of the Blanchard and Williams families of New Orleans, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. The letters deal with the struggle of the Civil Service, the U.S. Pension and Census Bureaus, the Washington political scene, and general family matters from the 1860s to the 1920s. Also included are a group of letters from the Blanchard children at St. Joseph's Academy (1880-1897) and the Williams children at Jefferson College (1916-1918).

Dates

  • 1867-1961

Creator

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 Blanchard family was based in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and New Orleans. From the 1860s to the 1920s, they were a part of the U.S. Census and Pension bureaus and New Orleans high society.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection consists of 11 boxes and is 5.5 linear feet. It is arranged by family -Williams then Blanchard- chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Tom Dawson. Date acquired: 01/06/1962.

Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Jennifer Dinwiddie
Date
11/10/2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US