Letters from Occupied New Orleans
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).
- Appleby, John, b. 1822. (Person)
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.
Language of Materials
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
Collection processed in 2009 by Eira Tansey.
- Appleby, Charles Edgar, 1824-1913.
- Appleby, John, b. 1822.
- Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894.
- Appleby family.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Louisiana -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Port Hudson (La) -- History -- Siege, 1863 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Letters from Occupied New Orleans
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