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Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette papers

Identifier: LaRC-267

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters, poems, articles, drawings, photographs, maps and other documents pertaining to Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette.  Original manuscripts, as well as photocopies and typed transcripts of text are included.  Also includes papers of his biographer, Dagmar Renshaw LeBreton.

Biographical Note: Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette, an ecclesiastic of the Roman Catholic Church, was of European and American parentage; his father, Dominique Rouquette, was French, and his mother, Louise Cousin, was a native of Louisiana.  He was born in New Orleans, and received his education in France, at the Royal College of Nantes; studied for the bar but relinquished it for the Church, becoming affiliated with the Catholic seminary at New Orleans.  He was known for writing poetry and prose in French and English.  He was a missionary who worked among the Choctaw Indians, who gave him the name Chahta-Ima.  Obituary in the Times-Democrat, July 16, 1887.


  • 1842-1942
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1850-1890


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.


1 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into 2 boxes. It is 1 linear foot.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dagmar Renshaw LeBreton and others. She collected these papers from various sources when writing a biography of Rouquette, entitled: Chahta-Ima. Date acquired: 11/30/1947.

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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