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 submitted by Josef Andoeza, New Orleans, to the Baron de Carondelet
Petition submitted by Josef Andoeza, New Orleans, to the Baron de Carondelet
Personal letter from Arnaud Beauvais, Pointe Coupée, to Jean Baptiste Beauvais, Saint Martinville
Personal letter from Arnaud Beauvais, Pointe Coupée, to Jean Baptiste Beauvais, Saint Martinville
Act of Congress of the United States regarding land claim decisions in the Louisiana Territory
Act of Congress of the United States regarding land claim decisions in the Louisiana Territory
Personal letter from T.J. Wharton, Jackson, Mississippi, to Jefferson Davis, [in Mississippi]
Personal letter from T.J. Wharton, Jackson, Mississippi, to Jefferson Davis, [in Mississippi]
Inventory of public property in the Land Office at New Orleans
Inventory of public property in the Land Office at New Orleans
Petition of the Syndic Prialet to the Mayor and City Council of New Orleans; decision rendered by the City Council.
Petition of the Syndic Prialet to the Mayor and City Council of New Orleans; decision rendered by the City Council.
Time sheet and pay certificate for the night watchmen of New Orleans
Time sheet and pay certificate for the night watchmen of New Orleans
Personal letter from [Marie Magdelaine] Devergés D'Orgon, La Balize, to Monsieur Raguet,
Personal letter from [Marie Magdelaine] Devergés D'Orgon, La Balize, to Monsieur Raguet, "on his hands" [near New Orleans?]
Certificate, [District of Rouen]
Certificate, [District of Rouen]
Certificate issued by the Légion d'Honneur certified that François Lambert, circa 1858-185
Certificate issued by the Légion d'Honneur certified that François Lambert, circa 1858-185
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
Pamphlet proposing to pave Carrolton Avenue
Pamphlet proposing to pave Carrolton Avenue
Receipt for tax on a trading boat paid by Pierre
Receipt for tax on a trading boat paid by Pierre
Receipt signed by [Antoine] Boudousquié, New Orleans
Receipt signed by [Antoine] Boudousquié, New Orleans
Authorization given by the Superior Council of Louisiana
Authorization given by the Superior Council of Louisiana
Receipts issued by [Jean Valentin] Bobé, New Orleans, to [Oliver] Pollo[c]k, [New Orleans]
Receipts issued by [Jean Valentin] Bobé, New Orleans, to [Oliver] Pollo[c]k, [New Orleans]
Petition of the crew of the Favourite to Admiral Duckworth of the British West India Station
Petition of the crew of the Favourite to Admiral Duckworth of the British West India Station
Act of sale of property, a transaction between André Durnford, Plaquemines Parish, and John McDonogh, New Orleans
Act of sale of property, a transaction between André Durnford, Plaquemines Parish, and John McDonogh, New Orleans
Miscellaneous document, Benjamin Story
Miscellaneous document, Benjamin Story
Forage requisitions submitted by Lieutenant W.L.D. White and Quartermaster John Dunning
Forage requisitions submitted by Lieutenant W.L.D. White and Quartermaster John Dunning
Personal letter from Alexander H[amilton] Stephens, Crawfordville, Georgia, to Mrs. [Thomas J.?] Semmes, no place
Personal letter from Alexander H[amilton] Stephens, Crawfordville, Georgia, to Mrs. [Thomas J.?] Semmes, no place
Business letter from John Leslie, London, to John Forbes, [Pensacola]
Business letter from John Leslie, London, to John Forbes, [Pensacola]
Certificate issued by Judge P[aul] Briant, Saint Martin Parish, to Jean Baptiste Beauvais
Certificate issued by Judge P[aul] Briant, Saint Martin Parish, to Jean Baptiste Beauvais
Abstract of documents in the Pointe Coupée Parish archives relating to the concession of Paris Duvernay de la Garde to the village of the Bayagoulas, in conjunction with the succession of Claude Trénonay
Abstract of documents in the Pointe Coupée Parish archives relating to the concession of Paris Duvernay de la Garde to the village of the Bayagoulas, in conjunction with the succession of Claude Trénonay

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