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Letters from Occupied New Orleans

Identifier: LaRC-M-1154

Scope and Contents

These two letters are thought to have been sent to Charles Edgar Appleby (1824-1913). Known as Edgar to his family, he was a real estate investor during the last half of the nineteenth century. The donor believes that the author of the letters may be John Appleby (1822-?), Charles Edgar Appleby's brother. The letters concern a trade business operating in New Orleans, and discuss prices and the market for several different commodities such as sugar, salt, molasses, and hay. The 1863 letter mentions General Banks' preparations for the battle at Port Hudson. Other relatives mentioned include: Aaron Remsen Appleby (1838-1886), Leonard Appleby (1798-1879), Jacob Charles Van Winckle (b. 1805), John Schureman Sutphin (1823-1900), and Jacob Charles Appleby (b. 1836).


  • 1862-1863


Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to consult the typed transcripts of the letters prior to requesting access to the originals.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1.00 Folders

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Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically. The collection consists of two letters in one folder.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Andrew Terhune (Charles Edgar Appleby is Terhune's great-great grandfather); date acquired: 04/03/2009.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 318613091

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2009 by Eira Tansey.

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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