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Acklen family papers

Identifier: LaRC-Manuscripts Collection -86
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.


  • 1804-1889
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1825-1828
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/06/1961

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.


1 Linear Feet

Arrangement Note

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

Source of Acquisition

William C. Tuhill.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 688324810
Archon Finding Aid Title
Deirdre Barr
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Division, Tulane University Repository

202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118- US