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Lambert family papers

Identifier: LaRC-244

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the papers of Pierre Antoine Lambert (d. 1827) and of his son, Pierre Alexandre Lambert (1806-1895). Included are diplomas, medical certificates, a thesis, a slave agreement, correspondence, photographs, clippings, account books and other financial records, patient ledgers and prescriptions, baptismal records, contracts, passports, legal opinions, scientific and mathematical papers, political pamphlets, a theater ticket, a map, and other handwritten and printed material.


  • 1798-1905
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1798-1862


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

Pierre Antoine Lambert (d. 1827) was a native of Saint-Domingue, who later lived in Cuba on his coffee plantation, and then settled in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he owned a pharmacy, practiced medicine, and taught at the Collége d'Orléans. His son, Pierre Alexandre Lambert (1806-1895) was a prominent New Orleans doctor and administrator of Charity Hospital.


1.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

Arranged by type, and then chronologically. The collection consists of 1 box and 1 oversize folder. It is 1.5 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from the de la Vergne family. Date acquired: 07/04/1965.

Related Materials

This collection is related to the de la Vergne collection, Manuscripts Collection 146.

Processing Information

Collection originally processed ('cataloged') on August 29, 1973.

Archon Finding Aid Title
Eira Tansey
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US