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John Hoey papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-780

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of receipts, bills, deeds, legal papers, slave records, correspondence, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, land claims, real estate transactions, tax records, and ledgers. The Hoeyville Plantation had a brickyard with three kilns, a saddle and harness factory, as well as a wheelbarrow factory, which sold wheelbarrows in 1848 to Texans in the United States-Mexican War. John Hoey settled there in 1848 and later moved to Willow Street. His wife, Caroline Lovisa Patterson Pierce was the daughter of Joseah Pierce, who bought and sold granite to build Custom House and the base of Gallier Hall.

Dates

  • 1837-1949

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

John Hoey settled at Hoeyville Plantation in 1848 and later moved to Willow St. Hoeyville was nine miles from New Orleans between Lake Pont and the Mississippi river. The plantation had a brickyard with three kilns, a saddle, and harness factory and a wheelbarrow factory, which sold wheelbarrows in 1848 to Texans in the United States-Mexican War. His wife, Caroline Lovisa Pierce was the daughter of Joseah Pierce of North (?), MA who bought and sold granite to build Custom House and the base of Gallier Hall. Miriam Lovisa Patterson Pierce Hoey (b. 1860) married George Wood Stem in 1887. Her daughter is Mrs. Henry Fish Reynick. Elizabeth Hoey married Conrad Bearegard Fisher.

Extent

5.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by topic, then chronologically, as follows: deeds, legal documents; slaves; land documents; correspondence, newspaper clippings;  genealogical material, receipts and bills, and bound volumes. The collection consists of five boxes and 11 bound volumes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Henry Fish Reynick and Mrs. Stewart Ogilvy. Date acquired: 01/03/1972.

Accruals and Additions

Additional material added to the collection in 1992.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1987 and 1989.

Title
John Hoey papers
Author
LAC Group
Date
01/08/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US