Governors -- Louisiana -- History
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
A document dated 1793 July 9, New Orleans, signed by the Baron de Carondelet, Governor of Louisiana, in which he appointed Antonio Gautier "Teniente" of the Post of San Carlos de Misuri. The commission was countersigned by Andrés López Armesto. In Spanish. With a transcription/translation.
Translation of Bernardo de Gálvez's diary that records his expedition against the British at Pensacola during the Revolutionary War. Translated by George H. Jessup for the Survey of Federal Archives in Louisiana, Works Progress Administration. The library has the original book, Diario de las operaciones contra la Plaza de Pansacola.... Typescript.
The Hebert-Kirkland family papers contains deeds for land, slave sales documents, inventories, succession suits, marriage contracts, mortgages, receipts, bills and other papers of the Hébert and Kirkland families. The earliest documents are from Alexia Hébert and Jean-Baptiste Hébert. Several items concern the Catholic Church in West Baton Rouge. The collection also contains broadsides in French and English about controversy between T.P. Vaughan and Louis Elkin.
The collection consists of copies of correspondence (1788-1818) and two original land transactions (1818-1819) involving James Wilkinson (1757-1825). Wilkinson was governor of the Louisiana Territory in 1805. He was also known to be involved in what was known as the "Burr Conspiracy." Correspondents include George Washington, Juan Ventura Morales, Thomas Jefferson, and W.C.C. Claiborne.
The collection is made up of correspondence and papers of William Claiborne created during the periods while he was Governor first of the Mississippi Territory and later the Governor of Louisiana. Included in the collection is a petition requesting Claiborne's assistance in collecting debts owed to merchants and other inhabitants of New Orleans from the Spanish Government. There are also several letters concerning the exemption of French citizens from militia duty.
The collection consists of material from Sam Houston Jones' gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns, correspondence, speech files, state and federal files, press releases, invitations and appointments, oil and gas files, and audio tape reels of speeches. William Walter Jones lost his life in the defense of World War I, and it was Sam Houston Jones' wish that the collection be named in his honor.