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Found in 468 Collections and/or Records:

John F.C. Waldo papers

Identifier: LaRC-390
Scope and Contents The collection consists of legal papers, business correspondence, and writings of John F. C. Waldo (1855-1923), who was a lawyer, author, and public speaker. He was City Attorney of New Orleans (1904-1920), Knights of Pythias Grand Chancellor, and president of the First Unitarian Church. There are legal papers in the collection regarding John McDonogh's estate and the suit of Carleton Hunt versus the City of New Orleans. In addition, there are poems and articles Waldo wrote and collected as...
Dates: 1811-1927

John G. and Beatrice A. Dunlap family correspondence

Identifier: LaRC-631
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence of the Dunlap family. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, the family relocated to New Orleans after John G. Dunlap, a merchant's agent, moves in hopes of improving his financial situation in 1844. Dunlap writes home to his wife about New Orleans, although most of the correspondence is written to Dunlap about personal, family, and business matters. There are letters from Bertha van Nooten, a friend who moves to Java, then a Dutch colony in the East...
Dates: 1827-1869

John Hoey papers

Identifier: LaRC-780
Scope and Contents The collection consists of receipts, bills, deeds, legal papers, slave records, correspondence, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, land claims, real estate transactions, tax records, and ledgers. The Hoeyville Plantation had a brickyard with three kilns, a saddle and harness factory, as well as a wheelbarrow factory, which sold wheelbarrows in 1848 to Texans in the United States-Mexican War. John Hoey settled there in 1848 and later moved to Willow Street. His wife, Caroline Lovisa...
Dates: 1837-1949

John James Audubon papers

Identifier: LaRC-628
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal correspondence of John James Audubon, as well as bibliographical and biographical material collected by William Beer, Howard Memorial Librarian, about Audubon. Audubon wrote about a financial venture with the Roziers that he would subsequently abandon. In his letters he requested Francois Rozier to export various articles Bakewell's New York store in the hopes of expanding business between the two cities by establishing another store. There are also...
Dates: 1807-1927

John Karlem Riess papers

Identifier: LaRC-994
Scope and Contents John Karlem "Ducky" Riess (1913-2005) was professor of physics at Tulane University from 1943 to 1978 as well as professor emeritus (1978-2005) and faculty advisor to the fraternity system. The collection consists of Riess' personal papers, research materials relating to his publications, offprints of articles, correspondence, family papers, photographs, stamps, drawings, clippings, and awards. There are also materials related to his research on John Leonard Riddell. John Riess, the father...
Dates: 1866-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1920s-1990s

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

John M. Galbraith papers

Identifier: LaRC-449
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the Civil War diary of Lt. John M. Galbraith of the Washington Artillery, family correspondence, newspaper clippings and other items. The diary describes camp life, meetings with relatives, and includes a roster of soldiers. Galbraith was wounded at the Battle of Drewry's Bluff on May 16, 1864, and died on September 19, 1864.

Dates: 1835-1955

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

John Monroe to Jefferson Davis telegrams

Identifier: LaRC-M-1109
Scope and Contents

Telegrams from New Orleans Mayor John T. Monroe, and his deputy, Ducote Daponte, to Confederate President Jefferson Davis concerning Admiral Farragut's demands in the surrender of New Orleans. Dispatched in "play by play" fashion, they describe the progress of the Federal forces, the action taken against them, the attitude of the people of New Orleans and, finally, the terms demanded by Farragut.

Dates: 1862

John P. Dyer papers

Identifier: LaRC-77
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material from former Tulane University College dean John P. Dyer, including personal correspondence, materials from New Orleans Rotary, ephemera from Tulane Night Performances, as well as his publication research and portions of some manuscripts. Also included are his reference materials on the Civil war and the Confederacy, night and adult colleges, a Bible, as well as two scrapbooks and three plaques.

Dates: 1878-1968 (bulk: 1951-1966)

John S. Kendall papers

Identifier: LaRC-251
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal and business letters to John Smith Kendall from friends, family, and some former associates from the Times-Picayune. Correspondents include F.F. Thomas, Jr., editor of Far Afield, in which several of Kendall's poems were published; Paul E. Cox, an old Times-Picayune friend; Frederick Moore, author of With Japan's Leaders; Lucy Gray of Nashville, a cousin; Harnett Kane of New Orleans; Louisiana State University Press and Alabama Press; Representative Hale...
Dates: 1889-1959; Other: Majority of material found in 1911-1959

John T. Hayward papers

Identifier: LaRC-1021
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of the business papers of John T. Hayward, including reports, notes, statistics, patents, patent applications, technical drawings, blueline prints, correspondence, legal papers, ledgers, and financial records. Hayward was primarily an engineer and inventor and spent much of his life in the oil industry. In the collection there are several court cases in which ownership of Hayward's patents is disputed by others. There is also a large amount of Hayward...
Dates: 1913-1974 (bulk: 1940s-1950s)

John V. Veazie papers

Identifier: LaRC-113
Scope and Contents The John V. Veazie papers consists of letters to John Veazie from his brother Henry Augustus Veazie of New Orleans and from a sweetheart Vivian M. ("Bebe") Herrington of Biloxi. These letters generally deal with personal matters, but also describe at length entertainment enjoyed, including dances, movies, horse races, baseball games, vaudeville, and pool. There are several letters that concern Veazie's application to play baseball with various clubs, and letters from his brother and...
Dates: 1914-1933; Other: Majority of material found in 1921-1931

John W. Labouisse papers

Identifier: LaRC-614
Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of Confederate officer John Witherspoon Labouisse's letters to his parents in New Orleans. There are also letters to other family members and friends, as well as early correspondence written while Labouisse was attending Harvard College. In addition, there is a copy of a contract between Labouisse and William Sanchez to run a cotton brokerage business.

Dates: 1779-1921; Other: Majority of material found within 1856-1869

John Wilds "Crises, Clashes, Cures" manuscripts

Identifier: LaRC-592
Scope and Contents This collection consists of typescripts, galleys, research notes, and correspondence used during the preparation of John Wilds' book, Crises, Clashes, and Cures: A Century of Medicine in New Orleans. The book, published in 1978 by the Orleans Parish Medical Society, was illustrated by John Chase with an introduction by Charles Dufour. The collection also includes membership lists of the Orleans Parish Medical Society and a  box containing "John Wilds Manuscript Orleans Parish Medical Society...
Dates: 1933-1978

Joseph Emile Ducros family papers

Identifier: LaRC-893
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of family papers collected by Joseph Emile Ducros (1871-1946) and includes correspondence, biographies, clippings, photographs, certificates, genealogical material, and greeting cards. There are letters from Ducros' brothers Fernet (Bob) and delaRonde (Del) in Nicaragua, China, and the Philippines, and stateside, with detailed descriptions. There are also papers of families related to the Ducros family, including, the Patton, Leininger, and Brinkmann families.

Dates: 1784-1993

Joseph Jones papers

Identifier: LaRC-172
Scope and Contents The collection consists chiefly of correspondence, manuscripts and personal papers of Joseph Jones, a physician and professor of medicine of Georgia and Louisiana. Many of the documents are from the Civil War period, including Jones' medical investigations. Jones conducted studies of the diseases and injuries in Confederate hospitals and prisons, particularly Andersonville. An important result of these investigations was an extensive number of medical reports, hospital records, and casualty...
Dates: 1820-1900; Other: Majority of material found in 1849-1900

Joseph S. Copes papers

Identifier: LaRC-733
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of business and personal correspondence to Joseph S. Copes. Correspondents include family, medical peers, members of the Presbyterian Church, cotton traders, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, insurance business clients, New Orleans Academy of Sciences, and lawyers. Brief outline of correspondence: 1811-1834: Born near Lewes Delaware; spent early life in Delaware and Pennsylvania; studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...
Dates: 1831-1936

Judah Benjamin to Jefferson Davis letter

Identifier: LaRC-M-1132
Scope and Contents Letter from Judah Benjamin, Acting Secretary of War, to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, 1862 March 21. In it, Benjamin discusses the petition of William Blackiston for appointment in the Confederate Army. Although Blackiston is of a young age, he has been excluded from appointment due to his home state, possibly a state from the North or a border state. Benjamin cites acts of the Confederate States in this report to Davis and that men like Blackiston should...
Dates: 1862 March 21

Ker and Texada families papers

Identifier: LaRC-545
Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily made up of letters to and from Ker family members. Early letters are from Margaret Benson Ker to her husband's sister, Elizabeth Ker Timberlake. Mentioned in these letters are family matters as well as outbreaks of yellow fever and cholera in New Orleans. Later correspondence consists of letters to Marguerite Ker Davidson Texada, granddaughter of Margaret Ker. There are also several Civil War-era letters from family members serving in the Confederate Army.

Dates: 1813-1922

Knapp family papers

Identifier: LaRC-M-7
Scope and Contents

Telephone exchange subscription, furniture receipt, dental work invoice, and letters, concerning the F.H., James S., and J. Rollo Knapp family members. The Knapps appear to have been dentists.

Dates: 1842-1900

Knights d'Orleans records

Identifier: LaRC-986
Scope and Contents

The collection includes the club's constitution and bylaws, minutes, brochures, stationery, membership rosters, financial records, property inventory, photographs, correspondence, and memorabilia of activities. The club assists various Carnival krewes with staffing, presenting, and providing security for events. It also raises funds for its annual "Anniversary Run" and for other club, social, civic, and charitable activities.

Dates: 1993-2006; Other: Date acquired: 12/06/2004

Knobloch and Seydewitz families papers

Identifier: LaRC-263
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, a diary, certificates, and literary manuscripts relating to Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydewitz, a Prussian tax official and man of letters. There is also correspondence and certificates relating to Baron von Seydewitz's father-in-law, Herr Knobloch. Baron von Seydewitz's correspondence includes letters from Princess Marianne of Prussia, Minister von Bülow, Finance Minister Maassen, and General Kleist von Nollendorf. The early military life of...
Dates: 1792-1859

Lafargue family papers

Identifier: LaRC-932
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, military records, marriage licenses, and other papers of the Lafargue family, noted for its contributions in a number of areas, including government, journalism, justice, law, medicine, and politics. The papers include the military records of Arnaud Lafargue (1775-1850); correspondence from Arnaud to his son, Pierre-Adolphe Lafargue (1818-1869); correspondence of  Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917) and Annie Winn Irion Lafargue (1860-1899); as well...
Dates: 1813-1917; Other: Majority of material found in 1813-1870s; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1994

Lambert family papers

Identifier: LaRC-244
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the papers of Pierre Antoine Lambert (d. 1827) and of his son, Pierre Alexandre Lambert (1806-1895). Included are diplomas, medical certificates, a thesis, a slave agreement, correspondence, photographs, clippings, account books and other financial records, patient ledgers and prescriptions, baptismal records, contracts, passports, legal opinions, scientific and mathematical papers, political pamphlets, a theater ticket, a map, and other handwritten and printed...
Dates: 1798-1905; Other: Majority of material found in 1798-1862

Land Transactions collection

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.

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Dates: 1721-1935

Lansing Porter family papers

Identifier: LaRC-1065
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Captain Lansing Porter of the 75th New York Infantry and his wife, Elizabeth Porter. Capt. Porter served first at Fort Pickens, Florida, but was soon transferred to Louisiana under the command of General Godfrey Weitzel. The correspondence dates from January 1861 to March 1863.

Dates: 1861-1863, 1906.

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

l’Athénée Louisianais records

Identifier: LaRC-108
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the early papers of the l’Athénée Louisianais, an organization established in New Orleans in 1876 devoted to perpetuating the French language and scholarly French literature in Louisiana. The society held meetings several times a month, the minutes of which were published in the Comptes-Rendus de l’Athénée Louisianais, its journal, usually in addition to transcriptions of the notable lectures given at the meetings. It sponsored a yearly literary contest; the...
Dates: 1834-1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1870-1885