Louisiana -- History -- 19th century
Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:
This is a collection of letters from Adolphe Avenel, New Orleans, primarily from members of his family in France. Most are of personal nature. Of special interest is one letter from his mother describing recent events in the Revolution in France (June 30, 1848). Among other correspondents are: Victor Martin, France; A. Lecomte, Mandeville; and Jules Grégoire, San Francisco. There are also a few letters to his daughter, Marie Avenel, from relatives in France.
The collection consists of nine letters from Captain Barnard and Lt. Pierre G.T. Beauregard of the Army Corps of Engineers to Colin J. McRae concerning the delivery of bricks for the building of Fort Livingston. The fort was located on Grand Terre and was one of the defensive structures guarding the city of New Orleans.
This collection consists of correspondence of Charles Erasmus Kennon (1839-1878) to his wife, Susan Kent Kennon (1848-1922); his older sister, Elizabeth Almeria Kennon; his mother, Nancy Nelson Kennon; and others. Also included are other documents of the Kennon family of Louisiana as well as poems, a map of the Battle of Shiloh (1862), and special military orders (1865).
This collection consists of handwritten and typed personal and professional correspondence, printed biographical material, photographs, post cards, calling cards, invitations, telegrams, poems, political pamphlets, legal and financial papers, newspaper clippings, and other documents relating to the life of Don A. Pardee.
This collection consists of handwritten business and personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, charts, drawings, and printed business papers, relating to the life and career of G. T. Beauregard. Some letters bear postmarks and seals. Includes engineering correspondence of Beauregard concerning his work on Fort McHenry, Fort Pike and the Mississippi River.
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.
This collection consists of diaries and other personal papers of Gustave Arvilien Breaux (1828-1910) of southern Louisiana. Included are two handwritten diaries (1859; 1863-1864), correspondence, financial documents, and newspaper clippings. Col. Breaux's writings relate to his work as a lawyer, social and political topics, and later describe experiences and events surrounding the Civil War era. Mention is made of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.
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.
In this collection, there are eight letters dated 1861-1862 from Nicholas Herron to Anne McCarthy, New Orleans, describing camp life with the Confederate Army at Camp Moore, Fairfax, Virginia, Camp Carondelet, and other sites. The remainder of the correspondence consists chiefly of letters to Stella Herron from "M.W.", "Cousin Sue", and "Bella" about family affairs. There are also sketches and postcards in the collection.
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.
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.
This collection consists of correspondence, commissions, diaries, photographs, clippings, currency, stocks, legal documents, certificates, a wallet, biographical information, and other items relating to Confederate Brigadier General Meriwether Jeff Thompson, and other members of the Thompson family of Missouri and Louisiana. Included are handwritten secret codes used by the Confederate Army.
Items in this collection were dismounted from a Mailhes family scrapbook. Families mentioned include Estalote, Hebert, Krauss, Weber, and Mouledous. The collection contains birth, baptismal, and marriage records, clippings, obituaries, prayers, a postcard, and portrait photographs created in Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana. Handwritten genealogical charts are included that describe the ancestry of both sides of Mona Mailhes' family.