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Louisiana -- Economic conditions -- 19th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur G. Nuhrah collection on John McDonogh

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-31
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers relating to research by Arthur G. Nuhrah on the life and career of John McDonogh of New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten and typed research notes, transcribed letters and other papers of John McDonogh, research photographs including one of a painted portrait of McDonogh, photostatic copies, research microfilm including images of earlier documents in other repositories, scrapbooks of research papers, bibliographies, note card files, newspaper clippings,...
Dates: 1940-1954

Barrow family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-654
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and business papers of the Barrow family and allied families of southern Louisiana. Included are hadnwritten and typed correspondence, financial documents, legal papers, genealogical records, family photographs, papers relating to enslaved African American workers, plantation books, a partially printed New Orleans dray license, a minute book of the New Orleans Medical and Surgical Association, journals, clippings, and other printed items. Families and...
Dates: 1776-1965

James Damaré papers

Identifier: LaRC-548
Scope and Contents

Record books of Dr. James Damaré of Convent Landing, St. James Parish, Louisiana. The small unbound volume contains a less complete retail record from 1870, with inventory. The bound volume includes records in French of retail sales kept by day and customer from 1857 to 1859 and pasted wholesale receipts of Dr. Damaré's purchases, both medical and sundry, from 1868. He bought and sold everything from sealing wax to laudanum.

Dates: 1857-1870; Other: Majority of material found within 1857-1859, 1868, 1870

Jean Baptiste Ferchaud diary

Identifier: LaRC-769
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the original handwritten daily diary, with account ledgers, of plantation owner Jean Baptiste Ferchaud of St. James Parish, Louisiana, for the year 1858. Included also are a typed transcription of the French diary, and a 1940 typed translation of it into English. The diary portrays a wide range of aspects of plantation life, including comments about climatic conditions, crop production, African American slaves and other laborers, the Mississippi River, the...
Dates: 1858-1940