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

Description

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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Certificate of service
Certificate of service
Military commission
Military commission
Lease of Dauberville farm [in the District of Rouen]
Lease of Dauberville farm [in the District of Rouen]
Dismissal of the case of Gilles [Charles] Daymé, Sieur de Nouailles, versus Françoise Lestobec, widow of Nicolas Lempereur
Dismissal of the case of Gilles [Charles] Daymé, Sieur de Nouailles, versus Françoise Lestobec, widow of Nicolas Lempereur
Receipt
Receipt
Partition agreement
Partition agreement
Act of Sale of property
Act of Sale of property
Lease near Recouvrance
Lease near Recouvrance
Partition agreement entered into by the daughters of the deceased Lucas Lestobec, late of Brest, [France]
Partition agreement entered into by the daughters of the deceased Lucas Lestobec, late of Brest, [France]
"Extracts from the Registers of the Royal Chamber established for the Reformation of the Nobility of the County and Duchy of Brittany," proving the nobility of the Huchert
Agreement to pay inheritance fees to the Seigneurie du Chastel, parish of Quilbignon, [France]
Agreement to pay inheritance fees to the Seigneurie du Chastel, parish of Quilbignon, [France]
Act of Sale of property in Recouverance, [Finistère], [France]
Act of Sale of property in Recouverance, [Finistère], [France]
Confidential instructions issued by the [Minister of the Indies] Joseph de Gálvez, at San Lorenzo [de El Escorial], acting for His Majesty Charles III, to Bernardo de Gálvez
Confidential instructions issued by the [Minister of the Indies] Joseph de Gálvez, at San Lorenzo [de El Escorial], acting for His Majesty Charles III, to Bernardo de Gálvez
Letter to Representative Garland Dupre regarding the death and estate of James Evans, who died in Frontera, Mexico.
Letter to Representative Garland Dupre regarding the death and estate of James Evans, who died in Frontera, Mexico.
Envelope addressed to Captain A[natole] L. [H.] Kernion, Company A, 4th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division Louisiana Militia, no place,
Envelope addressed to Captain A[natole] L. [H.] Kernion, Company A, 4th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division Louisiana Militia, no place,
Bill of sale of a negro boy
Bill of sale of a negro boy
Reports of taxes and rentals collected by the City Magistrate assigned to the municipal market in New Orleans
Reports of taxes and rentals collected by the City Magistrate assigned to the municipal market in New Orleans
Report made by Auguste Lachaise and J. Landier, [Paris], to the Minister of the [French] Colonies, [Paris]
Report made by Auguste Lachaise and J. Landier, [Paris], to the Minister of the [French] Colonies, [Paris]
Bill issued by Captain Robert Davis to John McDonogh Jr. and Company, [New Orleans]
Bill issued by Captain Robert Davis to John McDonogh Jr. and Company, [New Orleans]
Petition submitted by Captain Francisco Bouligny, representing his wife Maria Luisa Dauberville, to [Governor Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga?]
Petition submitted by Captain Francisco Bouligny, representing his wife Maria Luisa Dauberville, to [Governor Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga?]
The Honorable James Bryce to an unknown correspondent
The Honorable James Bryce to an unknown correspondent
Reports of taxes and rentals collected by the City Magistrate assigned to the municipal market in New Orleans
Reports of taxes and rentals collected by the City Magistrate assigned to the municipal market in New Orleans
Portrait of S.S. Prentiss
Portrait of S.S. Prentiss
Certificate of service of Colonel Francisco Bouligny
Certificate of service of Colonel Francisco Bouligny

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