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New Orleans (La) -- History -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

Abner Phelps diaries

Identifier: LaRC-1064
Scope and Contents This collection contains four diaries from Abner Phelps. Phelps was a clerk of the city court for Lafayette, a suburb of New Orleans that was annexed in 1852. Phelps' diaries contain brief accounts of his daily life, and typical entries include his activities, moods, and the weather. The diaries cover the years from 1837-1849. Phelps frequently mentioned the diseases that famously plagued New Orleans, discussing yellow fever deaths in 1843 and 1846, and cholera in 1848. In May 1846, Phelps...
Dates: 1837-1849

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...
Dates: 1842-1942; Other: Majority of material found in 1850-1890

Alfred Mercier papers

Identifier: LaRC-444
Scope and Contents This collection consists of different journals and papers related to Alfred Mercier. One of these journals is an account of Mercier's trip to France and Algeria in 1879. He gives vivid accounts of the transatlantic voyage, southern France, and the Casbah. The other two journals are accounts of daily life in New Orleans, 1871-1891 and 1891-1893. They mention the weather, literary concerns, Mercier's medical practice, and activities with friends (Jules Gentil, Alcée Fortier, Charles Gayarré,...
Dates: 1831-1893

Alfred S. Lippman collection of Civil War letters

Identifier: LaRC-993
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Antebellum and Civil War letters collected by donor Al Lippman. The letters were primarily written by Union soldiers in the south to their families in the north. The letters describe news of skirmishes and fighting, daily camp life, illness and disease, slavery and opinions and observations about their experiences. Many of the letters were written by soldiers stationed in Louisiana. The collection also contains 41 Civil War postal covers.

Dates: 1848-1866

Andrew Hynes papers

Identifier: LaRC-32
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of Andrew Hynes while serving with Tennessee troops in the Battle of New Orleans campaign. The correspondence from Nashville mentions business, political and military affairs. Main correspondents represented in the collection include Willie Blount, Thomas Fletcher and William Hynes. Also included are printed orders, broadsides, roster of officers of the Tennessee army and map of the battlefield of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Dates: 1814-1951; Other: Majority of material found in 1814-1815

Arthur G. Nuhrah collection on John McDonogh

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-31
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers relating to research by Arthur G. Nuhrah on the life and career of John McDonogh of New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten and typed research notes, transcribed letters and other papers of John McDonogh, research photographs including one of a painted portrait of McDonogh, photostatic copies, research microfilm including images of earlier documents in other repositories, scrapbooks of research papers, bibliographies, note card files, newspaper clippings,...
Dates: 1940-1954

Barrow family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-654
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and business papers of the Barrow family and allied families of southern Louisiana. Included are hadnwritten and typed correspondence, financial documents, legal papers, genealogical records, family photographs, papers relating to enslaved African American workers, plantation books, a partially printed New Orleans dray license, a minute book of the New Orleans Medical and Surgical Association, journals, clippings, and other printed items. Families and...
Dates: 1776-1965

Benedict family papers

Identifier: LaRC-461
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers of Benedict family members in the United States, from the early nineteenth century until the late twentieth century.  Included are school and personal papers, correspondence, home recipes and remedies, land ownership papers, photographs, certificates and diplomas including an 1879 pharmacy diploma from the University of Louisiana, an 1890 Tulane Law School commencement program, invitations, financial papers, clippings, maps, a small painting on wood,...
Dates: 1804-1974; Other: Majority of material found in 1855-1917

Capt. T. P. Leathers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-131
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and family papers of the Leathers, Claiborne, and allied families, predominantly relating to the life and career of the Mississippi River steamboat owner and pilot, Capt. T. P. Leathers. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, biographical information, genealogical research notes, typed transcriptions of wills, printed death notices, photographs including two elaborately framed daguerrotype portraits, Boston Club and New Orleans Carnival...
Dates: 1811-1951

Cecelia Macfarlane Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-491
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and collected papers of Cecelia C. Macfarlane of New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, school papers, scrapbooks, poems, photographs, biographical information, a passport, religious papers, a naturalization certificate, an 1879 high school diploma from New Orleans public schools, financial documents, legal papers, newspaper clippings and other printed items. A letter from Judge Don A. Pardee, and a photograph of him, are...
Dates: 1839-1986

Charles E. Alter papers

Identifier: LaRC-28
Scope and Contents The papers consist of business correspondence, some personal correspondence, bills, receipts, leases, legal papers, appraisals, and other fiscal documents of Charles E. Alter of New Orleans. Alter had significant real estate holdings in New Orleans and an interest in several plantations like Skaggs Plantation (later known as Victoria Plantation), Ormond Plantation, Australia Plantation and others. Documents related to Dr. Alter's real estate and court cases over this real estate are included...
Dates: 1826-1904

Christian Roselius papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-598
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of professional papers of Christian Roselius of Louisiana. Included are an 1859 letter handwritten by Christian Roselius to John W. Lavillebeuve concerning public works and drainage in New Orleans, and an 1854 handwritten college lecture on civil law.

Dates: 1854-1859

Christian Woman's Exchange records

Identifier: LaRC-257
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records of the Christian Woman's Exchange of New Orleans, Louisiana, including handwritten and typed correspondence, administrative documents, and legal and financial records.  The bound volumes in this collection are chiefly handwritten ledgers concerning the running of the shop and the operation of the rooming house.  The collection also includes minute books, roll books, microfilm, and printed material, including annual reports and issues of the organization's...
Dates: 1881-2000

Cochran family papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-424
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal papers of members of the Cochran family in New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten correspondence, legal papers, and partially printed financial papers. Letters were written by various individuals, predominantly to family members in New Orleans. Individuals and families represented are William Cochran (or Guillermo Cochran), Williamine or Wilhelmina, Leidensdorff, Pienoir, Gomez, and Heron.

Dates: 1802-1887

Denègre family papers

Identifier: LaRC-662
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, business papers, photographs, clippings, spoken audio recordings, souvenir albums, diplomas and other personal documents of members of Denègre and other related families, including the Gayle, Baldwin, Bayne and Jones families. There is also genealogical research, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and other documents of various branches of the Denègre family. Much of the research presented in the 2008 accretion was compiled by George...
Dates: 1824-2000s

Don A. Pardee papers

Identifier: LaRC-54
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of handwritten and typed personal and professional correspondence, printed biographical material, photographs, post cards, calling cards, invitations, telegrams, poems, political pamphlets, legal and financial papers, newspaper clippings, and other documents relating to the life of Don A. Pardee.

Dates: 1856-1950; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1956

Edmond Souchon papers

Identifier: LaRC-6
Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents related to Dr. Edmond Souchon, an anatomist, surgeon, and sanitarian of New Orleans. These documents include his medical notes and anatomy manuscripts. Some major documents of the collection are letters and correspondence with other doctors concerning the publication of Index Medicus. Personal letters, thank you notes, photographs, clippings, other papers can also be found in this collection.

Dates: 1861-1955; Other: Majority of material found within 1914-1915

E.J. Hart & Company records

Identifier: LaRC-50
Content Description This collection consists of records of the New Orleans commercial firm, E. J. Hart & Company. Included are handwritten, typed, and partially printed financial papers, such as receipts and invoices as well as tax and insurance papers, ledgers, financial reports, inventories of goods sold and in stock, orders, legal papers of the firm in Louisiana and Texas, as well as legal papers of members of the Hart family in Louisiana and Mississippi, land deeds and surveys, hand-drawn maps,...
Dates: 1847-1951

E.S. Stoddard papers

Identifier: LaRC-3
Content Description This collection consists of personal papers of E. S. Stoddard. Included are handwritten and typed family and business correspondence, diaries including Civil War era entries while Sgt. Stoddard was a prisoner of war, biographical and genealogical information about his ancestors, speeches, Stoddard's later war memoirs, family scrapbooks primarily containing mounted newspaper clippings from Vermont and Louisiana featuring articles about his administrative and political career as well as news...
Dates: 1857-1908

Ferguson and Breeden families papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-294
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of the Ferguson, Breeden, and other allied families in Louisiana and Mississippi. Included are handwritten family correspondence, extensive genealogical and biographical information, notes, invitations and other items of social ephemera, a poem, military documents including an 1865 prisoner-of-war parole document and oath of allegiance of Robert R. Breeden, a marriage license, Opelousas Parish land deeds and other real estate transactions,...
Dates: 1814-1924

Frank L. Place papers

Identifier: LaRC-217
Scope and Contents

The collection consists chiefly of correspondence to Frank L. Place, son of Lucius H. Place and Elizabeth Landis. Lucius H. Place was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1860 New Orleans mayoral election, running on the Citizen's Ticket. There are several letters from Frank to his father while in Gambier, Ohio from 1858 to 1866, and many letters from his aunt, Lucy Place Aubrey, who cared for Frank after the death of his mother in 1856.

Dates: 1840-1880

G. T. Beauregard papers

Identifier: LaRC-240
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of handwritten business and personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, charts, drawings, and printed business papers, relating to the life and career of G. T. Beauregard. Some letters bear postmarks and seals. Includes engineering correspondence of Beauregard concerning his work on Fort McHenry, Fort Pike and the Mississippi River.

Dates: 1839-1888

George Stannard letter to F. W. Tilton

Identifier: LaRC-M-1159
Scope and Contents In this letter from George Stannard (of Louisville, Kentucky) to Frederick William Tilton (of New Orleans, Louisiana), Stannard begins by describing certain troubles he has had with his slave, Smith. Smith’s wife apparently resides in New Orleans under the ownership of a man named H. Lucas, and recently Smith has voiced a desire to either be sold to Mr. Lucas or to be hired out to a job in New Orleans presumably to be closer to his wife. Stannard asks Tilton if he might discuss with Mr....
Dates: 1850

Grace King papers

Identifier: LaRC-564
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Louisiana author Grace King's handwritten and typed correspondence, research notes, fragments of manuscript drafts, genealogical documents and transcriptions about numerous Creole families, poetry, newspaper clippings, and her 1915 Doctor of Letters diploma from Tulane University. Grace King's genealogical research was done in cooperation with the archives of St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, and other sources in preparation for writing Creole Families of New...
Dates: 1906-1920

Grandjean Memoranda Book

Identifier: LaRC-B-1
Scope and Contents

Memoranda book of Geo. H. Grandjean, civil engineer, U.S. Deputy Surveyor & Deputy City Surveyor of 238  N. Galvez St. in New Orleans.

Dates: 1886-1894; Other: Date acquired: 02/08/1948

Harrison and Hoffman Families Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-209
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and family papers relating to the Harrison and Hoffman families of Louisiana and Maryland. It includes handwritten family correspondence, predominantly letters written by Dr. John Hoffman Harrison (1808-1849) to his wife, Elizabeth Baer Harrison (d. 1848 or 1849). Included also are funeral notices, newspaper clippings, a handwritten memorial resolution, biographical and genealogical information, financial documents and business correspondence. Individuals...
Dates: 1833-1880; Majority of material found in 1840s

Harrison family papers

Identifier: LaRC-501
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters written to and by members of the Harrison family. Two of these letters are to Hiram Harrison from St. Alexander Pinkham, U.S.N., and the rest were written to Hiram's son, Alexander Harrison from Richard Harrison (Mississippi House of Representatives), John P. Bleeker, and Henry S. Browne. Some of the letters concern Alexander Harrison's position as collector of internal revenue of New Orleans. There is also a compilation of acts passed by the New Orleans City...
Dates: 1838-1884

Hoffman and Bowman families papers

Identifier: LaRC-982
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of members of the Hoffman, Bowman, and allied families in the United States, particularly in Louisiana. Included are handwritten family correspondence, envelopes, telegrams, items of social ephemera such as invitations and Carnival items, school papers and certificates of Alice Bowman, prescriptions and home remedies,undated poetry and songs, legal and financial documents including partially printed stock certificates, genealogical and biographical...
Dates: 1832-1929

Hurt family papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-380
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal and professional papers of members of the Hurt family of Louisiana, particularly of Ashley Davis Hurt. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, school papers, a poem, speeches, certificates, newspaper clippings and other printed items. A. D. Hurt's correspondents include William Preston Johnston and William O. Rogers. Also included are items relating to the Robinson family.

Dates: 1856-1936

Isaac N. Marks Papers

Identifier: LaRC-471
Scope and Contents The Isaac N. Marks papers consist of a variety of business and personal letters. Among these are a letter to the City Council on behalf of the Fireman's Charitable Association, letters asking for assistance, and letters suggesting Marks for positions such as governor, mayor, appointment as alderman (1848), board member of the State Board of Health (1879), and School Director of New Orleans (1875). This collection also contains one bound volume, newspaper clippings relevant to Marks'...
Dates: 1848-1896