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Red River Raft project records

Identifier: LaRC-480

Scope and Contents

The documents in this collection deal with the Red River Project carried out in 1872-1873 by Lieutenant E.A. Woodruff, under the direction of Captain C.W. Howell, both of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Included are two letters to Lieutenant Woodruff, from C.M. Hervey and T.P. Hotchkiss, giving data on the raft and benefits that would result from its removal; a letter from Lieutenant Woodruff to Captain Howell with reference to continuation of project during the summer months and plans for improvements on Soda Lake and Cypress Bayou; reports on Cypress Bayou and Tone's Bayou; and other documents.


  • 1872-1873

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.


0.25 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject. It consists of 3 folders and is 0.25 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Joseph Hotard.


OCLC Number: 806242659

Deirdre Barr
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US