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Governors -- Louisiana -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Baron de Carondelet appointment

Identifier: LaRC-M-726
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1793

Cuvillier family papers

Identifier: LaRC-602
Scope and Contents The collection includes certificates issued by the governors of Louisiana certifying Joseph Cuvillier as Notary Public in New Orleans. There are signatures of several governors and secretaries of state, including Charles Gayarre (1850), and Military Governor George F. Shepley (1862). Also included are a certificate of service of Charles Cuvillier with merit with the First Battalion of the 52nd Regiment (1817) and a resolution of thanks by the General Council of New Orleans to Charles...
Dates: 1814-1877

Cyrus Morgan Appointment

 Collection — Oversize folder M-1239
Identifier: LaRC-M-1239
Scope and Contents

Appointment of Cyrus Morgan as Branch Pilot for the Port of New Orleans by E.D. White, Governor of Louisiana.

Dates: 1837

Ely Fonbene Passport

 Collection — Oversize folder M-1238
Identifier: LaRC-M-1238
Scope and Contents

Passport to Paris, France, issued to Ely Forbene. Signed by Paul O. Hebert, Governor of Louisiana.

Dates: 1845

Galvez's Expedition diary translation

Identifier: LaRC-M-959
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1781

Hébert -Kirkland family papers

Identifier: LaRC-45
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1801-1835

James Wilkinson collection

Identifier: LaRC-746
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1788-1819

St. Clair Adams papers

Identifier: LaRC-291
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of the documents of Richard Leche's defense attorneys. New Orleanian Richard W. Leche, Louisiana governor from 1936 until his resignation in 1939, was later charged with bribery, contempt, income tax evasion, mail fraud, oil fraud and conspiracy to defraud the state. He was convicted of mail fraud and was sentenced in 1940 to ten years in Atlanta federal prison. He was parolled in 1945 and given a full pardon by President Truman in 1952. Most of the papers...
Dates: 1934-1965; Other: Majority of material found in 1939-1940

Vaudreuil Commission

Identifier: LaRC-B-115
Scope and Contents

Parchment document signed by Louis XV appointing the Marquis de Vaudreuil governor of the province of Louisiana, replacing Bienville.

Dates: 1742

William C.C. Claiborne papers

Identifier: LaRC-427
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1802-1815

William Walter Jones collection of Sam Houston Jones papers

Identifier: LaRC-409
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1936-1973 (bulk: 1939-1968)