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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Partition agreement [draft?]
Partition agreement [draft?]
Personal letter from Delisle de la Barthe, Bayou Saint John, to Edmond Ozenne, Saint Martinville
Personal letter from Delisle de la Barthe, Bayou Saint John, to Edmond Ozenne, Saint Martinville
Procès-verbal of the transfer of the mortgage records of Jefferson Parish from the office of the Clerk of Court to Louis Bouligny, Recorder of Mortgages
Procès-verbal of the transfer of the mortgage records of Jefferson Parish from the office of the Clerk of Court to Louis Bouligny, Recorder of Mortgages
Pass issued by Colonel F.A. Starring, Provost Marshal, Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, to E.A. Louque, New Orleans
Pass issued by Colonel F.A. Starring, Provost Marshal, Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, to E.A. Louque, New Orleans
Letter written by L.E. Goulding to Paul Tulane
Letter written by L.E. Goulding to Paul Tulane
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
Chronological History of The Old French Market
Chronological History of The Old French Market
Plat and surveyor's certificate for land in possession of Joseph Maria de la Barba, Baton Rouge District
Plat and surveyor's certificate for land in possession of Joseph Maria de la Barba, Baton Rouge District
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.
Testimony of Adhenet, Subdirector of the Company of the Indies, Cap-Français
Testimony of Adhenet, Subdirector of the Company of the Indies, Cap-Français
Statement of accounts of the succession of Augustin Seigne, Brest
Statement of accounts of the succession of Augustin Seigne, Brest
Act of the Superior Council of Louisiana
Act of the Superior Council of Louisiana
Procès-verbal of seizure of property of Claude Joseph Villars [Dubreuil], New Orleans, by order of Governor Luis de Unzaga [y Amézaga]
Procès-verbal of seizure of property of Claude Joseph Villars [Dubreuil], New Orleans, by order of Governor Luis de Unzaga [y Amézaga]
List of sixty-four slaves mortgaged to the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana by an unidentified person
List of sixty-four slaves mortgaged to the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana by an unidentified person
Summons issued by the District Court, Saint Martin Parish, to Suzette Ozenne
Summons issued by the District Court, Saint Martin Parish, to Suzette Ozenne
Certificate of mortgages existing against the property of Mathilde Toups, widow of Henry Claiborne Thibodaux, Terrebonne Parish
Certificate of mortgages existing against the property of Mathilde Toups, widow of Henry Claiborne Thibodaux, Terrebonne Parish
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
Letter to the Secretary of War (J.M. Schofield) from the United States Senate
Letter to the Secretary of War (J.M. Schofield) from the United States Senate
Personal letter from C.M. Conrad, New Orleans, to Elizabeth Conrad, New Iberia
Personal letter from C.M. Conrad, New Orleans, to Elizabeth Conrad, New Iberia
Business Letter from Dr. M. de la Rosa to Diedrick Bullerdieck, executor  of the estate of John D. Fink
Business Letter from Dr. M. de la Rosa to Diedrick Bullerdieck, executor of the estate of John D. Fink
Bill of sale of a negro boy
Bill of sale of a negro boy
Proposals made by Villars [Dubreuil]
Proposals made by Villars [Dubreuil]
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.
Petition submitted to the colonial assembly of [South Carolina]
Petition submitted to the colonial assembly of [South Carolina]

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