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Acklen family papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-86

Scope and Contents

The collection consists chiefly of copies of documents and letters from the Louisiana Land Office, covering the granting, surveying, seeling, mortgaging, and other topics, of land in West Feliciana Parish, Greensburg district, and around the Lake of the Cross. The documents pertain to tracts of land purchased by Joseph A.S. Acklen in the 1850s and trace the history of the various titles. There are also maps showing property and personal letters.

Dates

  • 1804-1889
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1825-1828

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged chronologically. It consists of 2 boxes and is 1 linear foot.

Source of Acquisition

William C. Tuhill; date acquired: 06/06/1961.

Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Deirdre Barr
Date
11/10/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
und

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

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