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Seebold family papers


Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of manuscripts for the books Old Louisiana Plantation Homes and Family Trees, and Azalea Villa by Herman de Bachellé Seebold (1875-1950). In addition, there are photographs and negatives of Louisiana plantation homes and personal photographs of the Seebold family. There is also business and personal correspondence, as well as journals, legal documents, a scrapbook of business receipts, a homework notebook from 1851, clippings, publication advertisements, illustration printing blocks, and certificates. The Seebold family materials relate primarily to Herman de Bachelle Seebold and his wife, Nettie Kinney Seebold (1874-1965), as well as to his father, W.E. Seebold.


  • 1851-1965
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/09/1985



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Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

W.E. Seebold was the pre-eminent art dealer of New Orleans during the mid-nineteenth century and his sisters Marie Seebold Molinary and Stella Seebold MacPherson were also active in the art world. His son, Herman de Bachellé Seebold (1875-1950) grew up in New Orleans studied at Tulane University School of Medicine and practiced medicine, but retired to author Old Louisiana Plantation Homes and Family Trees. His wife, Nettie Kinney Seebold (1874-1965) of Kansas studied voice and was active in many New Orleans art-related social clubs. She bequeathed the Seebold house to the Woman's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association upon her death.


29.00 Boxes

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into four series: 1. Correspondence and business papers (Box 1), 2. Literary drafts (Box 2), and 3. Photographs (Box 3), and 4. Additions (Boxes 4-29). The collection consists of 29 boxes and 1 volume.

Source of Acquisition

Woman's Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1991 by Ann E. Smith.
Seebold family papers
LAC Group
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US