French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, and Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Documents

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Louisiana documents from 1655 to 1924 with a strong emphasis on the French colonial, Spanish colonial, and early national periods. Includes correspondence, land sales, slave sales, plantation journals, business licenses, property sales, professional and family papers, legal documents, land grants, tax receipts, theater programs, broadsides, engravings, and more. A noted Louisiana document collector, Felix Kuntz (1890-1971) donated his collection to Tulane University in four installments beginning in 1954 and requested that it be named after his parents. Today, the Rosemond E. and Emile Kuntz Collection (LaRC Manuscripts Collection 600) is a renowned resource for studying Louisiana with a special emphasis on New Orleans. Particularly noteworthy are records from the Company of the Indies, papers of Francisco Bouligny describing early French and Spanish authority over Louisiana, documents spanning Louisiana's entry into the United States through the Civil War and New Orleans? growth as a major commercial center, New Orleans municipal records (1805-1850s, including an 1805 census), and several small personal and family collections such as those of John McDonogh, the Pontalba family, and the Pierson family.
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Petition
Petition
Power attorney given by Antoine Bordeaux, New Orleans, to Victor Souza
Power attorney given by Antoine Bordeaux, New Orleans, to Victor Souza
Genealogical notes concerning the ancestry of George Campbell La Bedoyere Huchet de Kernion, undated.
Genealogical notes concerning the ancestry of George Campbell La Bedoyere Huchet de Kernion, undated.
Receipt issued to H. St. Amant, New Orleans
Receipt issued to H. St. Amant, New Orleans
Sale of slave by Captain Jean Lugeol, Pointe Coupée, to Jean Baptiste Beauvais
Sale of slave by Captain Jean Lugeol, Pointe Coupée, to Jean Baptiste Beauvais
Statement of accounts by Juan de Castanedo, City Steward of New Orleans, of the Hospital de San Lázaro [Lepers' Hospital] for 1802
Statement of accounts by Juan de Castanedo, City Steward of New Orleans, of the Hospital de San Lázaro [Lepers' Hospital] for 1802
Decision rendered by the Superior Council of Louisiana regarding the accounting of the administration of the [Dauberville succession], New Orleans
Decision rendered by the Superior Council of Louisiana regarding the accounting of the administration of the [Dauberville succession], New Orleans
Act of sale of property, a translation between the agents for the estate of François Cousin and Jean Baptiste Labatut, New Orleans
Act of sale of property, a translation between the agents for the estate of François Cousin and Jean Baptiste Labatut, New Orleans
Act of Congress of the United States regarding land claims in the Louisiana Territory
Act of Congress of the United States regarding land claims in the Louisiana Territory
Bills of lading for cotton shipped to Golsan Brothers, cotton factors and commission merchants, New Orleans
Bills of lading for cotton shipped to Golsan Brothers, cotton factors and commission merchants, New Orleans
Mandats de Paiement issued by the Mayor of New Orleans in favor of various individuals.
Mandats de Paiement issued by the Mayor of New Orleans in favor of various individuals.
Deposition of John David, New Orleans, made before Mayor Nicolas Girod.
Deposition of John David, New Orleans, made before Mayor Nicolas Girod.
Power of attorney
Power of attorney
Personal letter from [Bernardo de] Gálvez, Pensacola Bay, to General Montaill [Monteil or Monteill], Havana
Personal letter from [Bernardo de] Gálvez, Pensacola Bay, to General Montaill [Monteil or Monteill], Havana
Agreement of partnership between William Long and Joseph T. Robinson.
Agreement of partnership between William Long and Joseph T. Robinson.
Receipt for taxes paid by M. Labatut to the City of New Orleans
Receipt for taxes paid by M. Labatut to the City of New Orleans
Bills of lading for cotton shipped to Golsan Brothers, cotton factors and commission merchants, New Orleans
Bills of lading for cotton shipped to Golsan Brothers, cotton factors and commission merchants, New Orleans
Bill, certificate, pay order, and receipt for work performed for the City of New Orleans by José Fernández
Bill, certificate, pay order, and receipt for work performed for the City of New Orleans by José Fernández
Property tax receipt for Orleans Parish. For Edwin Bird
Property tax receipt for Orleans Parish. For Edwin Bird
List of passengers leaving Lorient, [France], on the vessel La Gironde bound for the concession of Joseph Paris Duvernay in Louisiana
List of passengers leaving Lorient, [France], on the vessel La Gironde bound for the concession of Joseph Paris Duvernay in Louisiana
Power of attorney given by Madame André Billaud in France to an unnamed person
Power of attorney given by Madame André Billaud in France to an unnamed person
Mandats de Paiement issued by the Mayor of New Orleans in favor of various individuals.
Mandats de Paiement issued by the Mayor of New Orleans in favor of various individuals.
Decree issued by the Royal Council of State, Paris, concerning financial liabilities in the form of debentures for shares of the Company of the Indies
Decree issued by the Royal Council of State, Paris, concerning financial liabilities in the form of debentures for shares of the Company of the Indies
Order issued by L. Haughton, Brigade Inspector, Headquarters 4th Brigade, Mississippi State Troops, Columbus, Mississippi, to Major Love, no place,
Order issued by L. Haughton, Brigade Inspector, Headquarters 4th Brigade, Mississippi State Troops, Columbus, Mississippi, to Major Love, no place,

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