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Legal files

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

David Treen papers

Identifier: LaRC-651
Scope and Contents David C. Treen was the first Republican Governor of Louisiana (1980-1984) since Reconstruction and the first Republican in recent years to represent Louisiana in the House of Representatives (1973-1980). The collection consists of materials from his time as both congressman and governor. The congressional files consist of federal agency, project, legislative, subject, correspondence, veterans affairs, and House committee files.  The gubernatorial files include alphabetical, subject, federal...
Dates: 1966-1984 (bulk: 1973-1984)

Don Francisco Bellile legal case

Identifier: LaRC-Manuscripts Collection-M-625
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of court proceedings against slaves Bernardo, Cipion, Carlos, and Francisco for having wished to poison Captain Don Francisco Bellile and his overseer Augustin. The group's plot was exposed by another slave the poison found in Carlos' cabin. There is detailed testimony about the quality of the poison ("gri-gri") as well as plantation life and slave conditions. There is also mention of the birthplace of and the languages spoken by the slaves.

Dates: 1773

Frank Mayer Besthoff collection

Identifier: LaRC-388
Scope and Contents

This collection is artificial and contains business correspondence, personal correspondence, bank drafts, receipts, bills of lading, court settlement papers, newspapers clippings, a journal article, pictoral material, many unrelated manuscripts, as well as xerox copies of other documents. There are bills of sale for land and slaves, a music copy book, and recipes for different preparations for making liquors.

Dates: 1770-1916

Gustavus Schmidt Family Papers

Identifier: LaRC-207
Scope and Contents

The Schmidt family papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, ledgers, lettersbooks, journals, photographs, and diaries of Gustavus Schmidt and his son Charles Schmidt, prominent New Orleans lawyers. The correspondence and papers involve family matters as well as give an account of their law practices and cases, particularly the claims and successions of French citizens whose land was confiscated during the Civil War.

Dates: 1816-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1816-1908

James Dakin papers

Identifier: LaRC-286
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily made up of correspondence of James H. Dakin and his family. Dakin was a prominent architect who designed many significant structures in New Orleans, including the University of Louisiana during the mid nineteenth century, which would later become part of Tulane University. There is an 1843-1845 minute book of the Louisiana Volunteer Regiment kept by Dakin. Also included is reference material used by author Arthur Scully, Jr. to write James Dakin, Architect-His...
Dates: 1816-1973; Other: Majority of material found in 1816-1850