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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

David B. Morgan papers

Identifier: LaRC-624
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and military orders of David Banister Morgan (1773-1848), as well as financial and slave records. Morgan was a commander of troops on the west bank of the Mississippi River under Andrew Jackson between 1814 and 1815 during the Battle of New Orleans.

Dates: 1814-1849

G.P. Whittington papers

Identifier: LaRC-29
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, scrapbooks, diaries, clippings, local history and family histories of George Purnell Whittington, historian and author, of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Included are G.P. Whittington's correspondence with noted historians such as Grace King and Herbert E. Bolton. Also included is copies of correspondence of William C.C. Claiborne, Edward Livingston, and Josiah Stoddard Johnston, as well as the letters and diary of John Sibley.

Dates: 1804-1932

Gurley family papers

Identifier: LaRC-238
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters of John Ward Gurley (1778-1808) and his brother, Henry Hosford Gurley (1788-1833), as well as the letters and diaries of John Ward Gurley (b. ca. 1820), the son of Henry Hosford Gurley. There are letters between Edward Livingston and John Ward Gurley prior to their duel in 1808. John Ward Gurley also corresponded with Governor William C.C. Claiborne concerning his position as Register of Land in the Territory. Henry Hosford Gurley was a member of the United...
Dates: 1781-1887; Other: Majority of material found in 1805-1842

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

Rosemonde E. and Emile Kuntz Collection: National Period

Identifier: LaRC-600 (C-National Period)
Scope and Contents This finding aid covers Series 3, the National Period, 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 The Kuntz Collection consists of historical documents relating to the historical and cultural development of Louisiana and more specifically New Orleans.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 onward through the French colonial period, the Spanish colonial period, and the National period to the mid-twentieth century. Documents include those from the Company of the...
Dates: 1804-1950

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