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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Caroline Plaff collection on John McDonogh

Identifier: LaRC-1050
Scope and Contents This collection of materials focuses on the life and work of John McDonogh (1779-1850). The philanthropist, at the time of his death, donated a significant amount of money to the City of New Orleans, enough to open over two dozen public schools. Caroline Pfaff, District Superintendent of Schools in New Orleans during the 1930s, studied the "McDonogh" schools opened using the McDonogh funds as well as McDonogh himself. There is also a book on the court case involving the states of Louisiana...
Dates: 1852, 1931-1941

Harrison family papers

Identifier: LaRC-501
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters written to and by members of the Harrison family. Two of these letters are to Hiram Harrison from St. Alexander Pinkham, U.S.N., and the rest were written to Hiram's son, Alexander Harrison from Richard Harrison (Mississippi House of Representatives), John P. Bleeker, and Henry S. Browne. Some of the letters concern Alexander Harrison's position as collector of internal revenue of New Orleans. There is also a compilation of acts passed by the New Orleans City...
Dates: 1838-1884

John McDonogh papers

Identifier: LaRC-30
Scope and Contents John McDonogh, merchant, planter, slaveholder, and philanthropist of New Orleans and Baltimore, was of Scotch-Irish descent. His family eventually relocated to Baltimore where John was born on December 29, 1779. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, slave sales, legal documents, land documents, bills, receipts, shipping records, account statements, promissory notes, checks, and other papers of John McDonogh. The bulk of the collection dates from 1800 to 1850 and consists...
Dates: 1789-1869; Other: Majority of material found in 1800-1850

John Minor Wisdom collection

Identifier: LaRC-230
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, petitions, executive orders, land surveys, pamphlets, receipts, minutes, accounts, licenses, payrolls, bills of sale, roll lists, reports, legal papers, and other material primarily documenting historical aspects of New Orleans from the late eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Subject areas that John Minor Wisdom collected in include World War I, John McDonogh, Charles Gayarre, Adrien Roquette, correspondence of New Orleans mayors, pamphlets,...
Dates: 1710-1960

Rosemonde E. and Emile Kuntz Collection: Papers of Individuals and Families

Identifier: LaRC-600 (E-Individuals)
Scope and Contents This finding aid covers Series 5, the Papers of Individuals and Families, 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...
Dates: 1803-1903; Other: Majority of material found within 1840-1894

Sam Wilson, Jr. collection

Identifier: LaRC-889
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of New Orleans documents from the mid-eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries, including receipts, bills, correspondence, ledgers, checks, slave records, and contracts. Correspondents and signers of several of these materials include John Watkins, Bernard Marigny, Jacques Villere, John McDonogh, Louis Cezar Lebreton, Michael Flannery, the Ursuline Convent, and John Nicholson.

Dates: 1760-1846