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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Inaugral Message of His Excellency Governor S.B. Packard, to the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana
Inaugral Message of His Excellency Governor S.B. Packard, to the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana
Reduction of Southern Representation Speech
Reduction of Southern Representation Speech
Pay order vouchers issued by the State of Mississippi to various individuals
Pay order vouchers issued by the State of Mississippi to various individuals
Pay order vouchers issued by the State of Mississippi to various individuals
Pay order vouchers issued by the State of Mississippi to various individuals
Official letter from Mayor John Watkins, New Orleans, to the City Council.
Official letter from Mayor John Watkins, New Orleans, to the City Council.
Cabaret license bond issued to Salvador Pretz.
Cabaret license bond issued to Salvador Pretz.
Petition of François Ramirez to the City Council of New Orleans; testimony of Mayor James Mather; decision rendered by the City Council.
Petition of François Ramirez to the City Council of New Orleans; testimony of Mayor James Mather; decision rendered by the City Council.
Procès-verbal of the sale of community property belonging to the estate of Joseph Hebert and his widow Adelaïde Allain, Iberville Parish
Procès-verbal of the sale of community property belonging to the estate of Joseph Hebert and his widow Adelaïde Allain, Iberville Parish
Personal letter from Bernardo de Gálvez, Mexico, to Francisco Bouligny, [New Orleans?]
Personal letter from Bernardo de Gálvez, Mexico, to Francisco Bouligny, [New Orleans?]
Statement of accounts
Statement of accounts
Receipt, New Orleans
Receipt, New Orleans
Act of sale of property, a transaction between James and Ann Smith, District of Baton Rouge, and David Ross
Act of sale of property, a transaction between James and Ann Smith, District of Baton Rouge, and David Ross
Excerpts from documents relating to letters of credit
Excerpts from documents relating to letters of credit
Act of sale of property, a transaction between Antonio Lanclos and Emerant Lanclos, both of the Iberville District
Act of sale of property, a transaction between Antonio Lanclos and Emerant Lanclos, both of the Iberville District
Surveyor's certificate for land claimed by Stephen [Estevan] Watts, District of Baton Rouge
Surveyor's certificate for land claimed by Stephen [Estevan] Watts, District of Baton Rouge
Official letter from José de Gálvez, Minister for the Indies, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, to Pedro Rousseau and Guillermo Duparc, [in Louisiana]
Official letter from José de Gálvez, Minister for the Indies, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, to Pedro Rousseau and Guillermo Duparc, [in Louisiana]
Certificate of membership as Knight of the Military Order of Saint Louis
Certificate of membership as Knight of the Military Order of Saint Louis
Act of sale of property, a transaction between Juan Grasy and Vicente Pintado, both of Baton Rouge
Act of sale of property, a transaction between Juan Grasy and Vicente Pintado, both of Baton Rouge
Portrait of S.S. Prentiss
Portrait of S.S. Prentiss
Letter from Paul Tulane to W.R Kidd, Esquire
Letter from Paul Tulane to W.R Kidd, Esquire
Reports of taxes collected from inns, taverns, and billiard parlors in New Orleans
Reports of taxes collected from inns, taverns, and billiard parlors in New Orleans
Royal ordinance concerning ships involved in the Negro trade in the French islands of America
Royal ordinance concerning ships involved in the Negro trade in the French islands of America
Petition submitted by Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, to the Governor of Louisiana, the Baron de Carondelet
Petition submitted by Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, to the Governor of Louisiana, the Baron de Carondelet
Bill issued by the Collège de Saint-Thomas for the incidental expenses of the student Pierre Beauvais
Bill issued by the Collège de Saint-Thomas for the incidental expenses of the student Pierre Beauvais

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