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Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Acklen family papers

Identifier: LaRC-86
Scope and Contents

The collection consists chiefly of copies of documents and letters from the Louisiana Land Office, covering the granting, surveying, seeling, mortgaging, and other topics, of land in West Feliciana Parish, Greensburg district, and around the Lake of the Cross. The documents pertain to tracts of land purchased by Joseph A.S. Acklen in the 1850s and trace the history of the various titles. There are also maps showing property and personal letters.

Dates: 1804-1889; Other: Majority of material found in 1825-1828

Allison Owen papers

Identifier: LaRC-677
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the papers of Allison Owen, New Orleans architect, as well as material related to the Washington Artillery. Owen commanded the Washington Artillery on the Mexican border in 1916 and the 141st Field Artillery in France, 1918-1919. Owen's papers include correspondence, architectural material with plans and photographs of buildings he designed, a biography, and Owen family genealogical material. Washington Artillery material includes minutes, membership lists, muster...
Dates: 1804-1972

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

Bedell and Nelson pumping station records

Identifier: LaRC-1019
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of contract documents, a map, a diagram, blueline prints, and construction specifications for pumping station projects by Bedell and Nelson Engineers of New Orleans. There are plans for projects in Houma, New Orleans Harbor, the Port of New Orleans, Chacahoula, and Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

Dates: 1957-1970

Bienvenu Family Records

Identifier: LaRC-B-125
Scope and Contents

Consists of five items: 1. Chart showing descendants of Pierre Antoine Bienvenu and Marie Martha Devince. 2. Biographical sketch of Pierre Antoine Bienvenu and his sons Aléxandre and Mélicourt. 3. Biographical sketch of Brigadier-General John Philip Goujon de Grondel and his descendents. 4. Will of Aléxandre Devince Bienvenu. 5. Map of Township 10 South, Range 5 East, St. Martin Parish, showing location and ownership of land and property in the area.

Dates: 1805-1850

Charles Erasmus Kennon papers

Identifier: LaRC-948
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of Charles Erasmus Kennon (1839-1878) to his wife, Susan Kent Kennon (1848-1922); his older sister, Elizabeth Almeria Kennon; his mother, Nancy Nelson Kennon; and others.  Also included are other documents of the Kennon family of Louisiana as well as poems, a map of the Battle of Shiloh (1862), and special military orders (1865).

Dates: 1854-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1860-1880; Other: Date acquired: 01/10/1997

C.W. Robinson Lumber Company records

Identifier: LaRC-693
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the professional papers of Charles W. Robinson's business, the C.W. Robinson Lumber Company, of which he was president. The materials include land sales, tax receipts, lumber rights, and maps in connection with timber lands owned or leased in Mississippi by Robinson between 1890 an 1912. There are also deeds, ledgers, correspondence, mortgages, certificates, mortgages, and a scrapbook.

Dates: 1880-1943; Other: Majority of material found within 1890-1912

Edna B. Freiberg papers

Identifier: LaRC-892
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Edna B. Freiberg's research on the history of Bayou St. John in preparation for her book, Bayou St. John in Colonial Louisiana. There are typed and annotated notes, newspaper clippings, ordinances, biographical material, and correspondence. There are also minutes for both the Orleans Levee Board and the New Orleans City Park Improvement Association. Also included are early manuscript copies of books, New Orleans maps (copies 1723-1953), as well as cartoons by John...
Dates: 1966-1981

Eleanor P. Thompson collection

Identifier: LaRC-61
Scope and Contents

A collection of material dealing with the social and business life of New Orleans from the 1850s through the 1930s. The collection includes material on fairs, expositions, balls, receptions, concerts, theater performances, social and religious organizations, dedications, women's fashions, souvenir booklets, maps, and business advertisements.

Dates: 1853-1933

Etienne Baptiste Iris Land Survey

Identifier: LaRC-B-147
Scope and Contents

Survey of a tract of land belonging to Etienne Baptist Iris located below New Orleans on the right bank of the Mississippi in the Quartier des Bois d'Amourette, between land owned by Francois Labbe and Honoré and Michel Dupléssis. The document includes a map of the property and is signed by Bartholomew Lafon, deputy surveyor, New Orleans.

Dates: 1806

Henry Ginder papers

Identifier: LaRC-104
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, journals, clippings, and other papers of Henry Ginder of New Orleans. Most of the correspondence (1862-1865) are from Ginder to his wife and describe his travel, work, and activities in the Confederate Army and the Corps of Engineers. There are letters describing Ginder's observations while at the siege of Vicksburg in 1863. An 1864 journal contains hand-drawn maps detailing his movements. There are also journals kept by Ginder as a member of the...
Dates: 1861-1922

Irving Novick collection of land transactions and legal documents

Identifier: LaRC-1048
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of land transactions, land surveys, receipts, tax receipts, correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, land titles, maps,  medical treatments, and photographs. The collection primarily concerns the land transactions and legal matters of the Collins, Littell, and Cadish families near Opelousas, Louisiana. Irving Novick was the notary public involved in the adoption papers of William T. Cadish as well as Rosalie Jean Marie's sale of land to Cadish.

Dates: 1806-1952 (bulk: 1829-1952)

Jefferson Democratic Association records

Identifier: LaRC-412
Scope and Contents

This collection contains files, photographs, and correspondence of the Jefferson Democratic Association, a political organization in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana,  founded and led by Jules Mollere. Records include voting returns, lists of candidates and election workers, newspaper clippings, campaign posters, and membership cards, many of which refer to the political and social climate in Jefferson Parish at the time, and the various scandals the parish faced.

Dates: 1954-1972

John Klorer papers

Identifier: LaRC-59
Scope and Contents John Klorer was a chief engineer with the New Orleans Levee Board (1930-1934), chief engineer with the State of Louisiana (1935-1936) and consulting and planning engineer with the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. The collection contains papers related to Klorer's career, including his appointment as supervising engineer for New Orleans, records related to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, and directives from the Defense Plant Corporation in Washington. Of special interest...
Dates: 1920-1946

Land surveys and applications

Identifier: LaRC-23
Scope and Contents The collection consists of land surveys by G. Dunbar, C. Trudeau, J. Loveball, J. Fairlamb, and C. Bolling, all of whom were early surveyors of various districts of Louisiana. These districts include Natchez, Galvez-Town, Baton Rouge, Metairie, Feliciana, and others. Most of the land applications were produced during the regimes of governors Miró and Carondolet. In 1803 one application for land to the Spanish authorities was denied because of the transfer of the Louisiana Territory from the...
Dates: 1785-1835

Land Transactions collection

 Collection — Oversize folder 1-7
Identifier: LaRC-506
Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of land grants, bills of sale, land claims, an affidavit, mortgages, business papers, auction announcements, leases, seizure notices, maps, surveys, deeds, and correspondence.

This collection or portions of this collection have been digitized. See Additional Description below for more information.

Dates: 1721-1935

Lars Alvin Welo papers

Identifier: LaRC-802
Scope and Contents The collection contains personal and professional papers of Lars Alvin Welo (1888-1967), a physicist as the Southern Regional Lab, New Orleans (1946-1950). It includes letters from relatives to Welo and his wife Edna Meacham Welo (1884-1948), papers regarding the Welo family farm in South Dakota, and reprints of articles that Welo wrote. After Welo's retirement, he began to write individual state histories of the United States, and the collection includes research notebooks and manuscript...
Dates: 1909-1970

Map of the Jesuit Plantation

 File — Oversize folder M-1256
Identifier: LaRC-M-1256
Scope and Contents

This map contains a brief history and an estimated location of the Jesuit Plantation.

Dates: 1934 May 18

Mathias Webb Darton papers

Identifier: LaRC-211
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of tracings of surveys, primarily of the Donaldsonville area in Ascension Parish, Louisiana; correspondence regarding surveys and the establishment of the Lafourche, Assumption, and Ascension Railroad Company; and newspaper clippings of the 1870s about the Mississippi River levees and flooding. Mathias Webb Darton was Parish Surveyor of Ascension Parish. Also in the collection are religious pamphlets and letters regarding the Civil War in Texas.

Dates: 1829-1924

Metairie Cemetery Plan

Identifier: LaRC-B-120
Scope and Contents

Map showing the plan of Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, laid out on the site of a race track. Map is printed on paper and glued over cloth.

Dates: Other: Undated

Michael Wynne collection

Identifier: LaRC-615
Scope and Contents The collection is made up of correspondence, a deposition, reminiscences, and other written materials about Louisiana. There is also correspondence to Michael Wynne, Lyle Saxon material, autographs of Louisiana and United States dignitaries, certificates, numismatic material, Loyola University material, religious material, notes and cards, photographs, prints, maps, André Olivier material, and other printed materials. There is also Diettel family material, including a journal, letters,...
Dates: 1794-1982

Mississippi River flood collection

Identifier: LaRC-517
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, charts, maps,and printed matter related to the Mississippi River flood of 1927. The printed matter consists mostly of advertisements intended to raise awareness of the flooding problems in Louisiana. Some of the printed matter promotes Louisiana in that it demonstrates that only a small portion of Louisiana was effectd by the flood of 1927. These materials were collected A.B. Dinwiddie, former president of Tulane University and member of the Flood...
Dates: 1912-1928; Other: Majority of material found within 1927

Monroe, Louisiana Map

Identifier: LaRC-B-118
Scope and Contents

A street map showing the lay-out of the town and the buildings located in the section between Jackson Street and the Ouachita River, from Grammont to Calypso Streets.

Dates: 1886

New Orleans: Index Plan of the Third District

Identifier: LaRC-B-119
Scope and Contents

Map showing the layout of the 3rd Municipality of New Orleans, the area from Esplanade Avenue to the U.S. Hospital and Barracks, from the River to Hope Street. Map shows blocks, public squares, plantation properties, location of fire alarm boxes and water pipes.

Dates: Other: Undated

Patrick H. Hanley Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 120
Scope and Contents

c.1943.  Collection of papers, photographs, ephemera, and objects from Brazil, including an album of 346 Brazilian postage stamps from 1844-1944, a photograph of Bahia, photomechanical prints and a map of São Paulo, a brochure for a girls' school, a music program from Bahia, and an elaborately dressed black doll collected during World War II by Dr. Patrick H. Hanley, a New Orleanian who was stationed in Bahia.

Dates: 1943

Petitpain, Fazende, and related families papers

Identifier: LaRC-617
Scope and Contents The collection consists of birth certificates, funeral notices, bills, correspondence, a marriage contract, a baptismal certificate, mortgages, a will, certificates of achievement, and maps. Of primary focus are the Petitpan and Fazende families, of which there are many birth certificates, funeral notices, certificates, and bills. There are also materials relating to the Faure, Leseur, and Letourneaux families. They lived near Bayou Castin, Louisiana, and most of the documents and maps...
Dates: 1776-1925

Polmer family papers

Identifier: LaRC-863
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of family papers, business correspondence, financial records, photographs, Knights of Pythias materials, gift books, deeds, certificates, and maps. There are also ledgers, journals, and daybooks of the Polmer Brothers Mercantile Company as well as Masonic ledgers.

Dates: 1887-1982

Powell A. Casey papers

Identifier: LaRC-155
Scope and Contents The collection contains research notes and material about the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, including muster rolls, which were used for his Louisiana at the Battle of New Orleans (1965). In addition, the collection also focuses on Powell A. Casey's own experiences in World War II as a colonel in the Washington Artillery. There are research notes and material for the book, Try Us: The Story of the Washington Artillery in World War II (1971). Included in the collection are rosters, shipping...
Dates: 1916-1965

Red River Raft project records

Identifier: LaRC-480
Scope and Contents The documents in this collection deal with the Red River Project carried out in 1872-1873 by Lieutenant E.A. Woodruff, under the direction of Captain C.W. Howell, both of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Included are two letters to Lieutenant Woodruff, from C.M. Hervey and T.P. Hotchkiss, giving data on the raft and benefits that would result from its removal; a letter from Lieutenant Woodruff to Captain Howell with reference to continuation of project during the summer months and plans for...
Dates: 1872-1873

Rosemonde E. and Emile Kuntz Collection: Other Series

Identifier: LaRC-600 (F-Other Series)
Scope and Contents This Kuntz finding aid covers Series 6: Theatre and Opera, 1827-1928; Series 7: Carnival Memorabilia, 1873-1936; Series 8: Printed and Visual Material, 1737-1910; Series 9: Newspapers, 1815-1894 and Series 10: Additions, 1719-1914 of the Kuntz Collection. The Kuntz collection consists of historical documents relating to the historical and cultural development of Louisiana and more specifically New Orleans. The materials date back as far as 1655 before the founding of Louisiana and continue...
Dates: 1719-1936; Majority of material found within 1800-1915