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Petitpain, Fazende, and related families papers

Identifier: LaRC-617

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of birth certificates, funeral notices, bills, correspondence, a marriage contract, a baptismal certificate, mortgages, a will, certificates of achievement, and maps. Of primary focus are the Petitpan and Fazende families, of which there are many birth certificates, funeral notices, certificates, and bills. There are also materials relating to the Faure, Leseur, and Letourneaux families. They lived near Bayou Castin, Louisiana, and most of the documents and maps relate to a land dispute.


  • 1776-1925


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 Petitpain, Fazende, and related families papers (Manuscripts Collection 617) were inherited by Mary Fazende. F. Leonce Fazende was her father and Douglas Petitpain was her uncle. Related families include the Faure, Leseur, and Letourneaux families. They lived near Bayou Castin and had a land dispute during the early nineteenth century.


1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged into two sections, then chronologically: documents concerning the Faure, Leseur and Leturneaux families (folders 1-13) and documents concerning the Fazende and Petitpain families (folder 14). The collection consists of one box.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Petitpain. Date acquired: 01/09/1971.

Accruals and Additions

Additional material added to the collection in 1977.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 810216699

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1982.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

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6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US