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 Francisca Petit de Coulange, widow Villemont, New Orleans, to Governor Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga of Louisiana
Petition submitted by Francisca Petit de Coulange, widow Villemont, New Orleans, to Governor Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga of Louisiana
Official letter from the Baron de Carondelet, New Orleans, to Colonel Francisco Bouligny, [New Orleans?]
Official letter from the Baron de Carondelet, New Orleans, to Colonel Francisco Bouligny, [New Orleans?]
Marquis de Somerueles, Governor of Cuba, to John Hacklett, Governor of Bahamas
Marquis de Somerueles, Governor of Cuba, to John Hacklett, Governor of Bahamas
Specifications and cost estimates for construction of wooden sidewalks in New Orleans, submitted by City Engineer Jacques Tanesse.
Specifications and cost estimates for construction of wooden sidewalks in New Orleans, submitted by City Engineer Jacques Tanesse.
Marriage certificate, New Orleans
Marriage certificate, New Orleans
Order of payment for Huchet of Kernion
Order of payment for Huchet of Kernion
Sale of slave by Thomas White to Ferdinand Kennett
Sale of slave by Thomas White to Ferdinand Kennett
Personal letter from E.C. Haydel, Corinth, Mississippi, to his sister, [New Orleans]
Personal letter from E.C. Haydel, Corinth, Mississippi, to his sister, [New Orleans]
Statement of accounts submitted by Major William H. Thomas, Commissary of Subsistence, Shreveport, Louisiana
Statement of accounts submitted by Major William H. Thomas, Commissary of Subsistence, Shreveport, Louisiana
Promissory Exchange Notes issued by F.H. Hatch, Confederate State Depository, Tangipahoa, Louisiana
Promissory Exchange Notes issued by F.H. Hatch, Confederate State Depository, Tangipahoa, Louisiana
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.
Promissory note issued by [Jean Valentin] Bobé, New Orleans, in favor of [Antonio] Thomassin, Louisiana
Promissory note issued by [Jean Valentin] Bobé, New Orleans, in favor of [Antonio] Thomassin, Louisiana
Personal letter from Amelius N. Haydel, Camp Bruin, Tensas Parish, to Mrs. Thomassin Andry, New Orleans
Personal letter from Amelius N. Haydel, Camp Bruin, Tensas Parish, to Mrs. Thomassin Andry, New Orleans
Quarterly return of Quartermaster stores, Grenada, Mississippi, submitted by J. Moore, Quartermaster
Quarterly return of Quartermaster stores, Grenada, Mississippi, submitted by J. Moore, Quartermaster
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
Unsigned momoirs of Civil War veteran
Unsigned momoirs of Civil War veteran
Order issued by Brevet Lieutenant Colonel De Witt Clinton, Judge Advocate, Headquarters, Department of Louisiana, New Orleans, to the banks and banking associations of Louisiana
Order issued by Brevet Lieutenant Colonel De Witt Clinton, Judge Advocate, Headquarters, Department of Louisiana, New Orleans, to the banks and banking associations of Louisiana
Account of the fire that devastated New Orleans
Account of the fire that devastated New Orleans
Petition submitted by Charles Labedoyere Kernion, a minor, to the Honorable James Pitot, Judge of Probate Court, New Orleans
Petition submitted by Charles Labedoyere Kernion, a minor, to the Honorable James Pitot, Judge of Probate Court, New Orleans
Petition, New Orleans
Petition, New Orleans
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
Surveyor's certificate for land claimed by Estevan Watts, District of Baton Rouge
Surveyor's certificate for land claimed by Estevan Watts, District of Baton Rouge
Official letter from C[hristopher] G[ustavus] Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury, Confederate States of America, Richmond, to Governor Thomas Overton Moore of Louisiana, New Orleans,
Official letter from C[hristopher] G[ustavus] Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury, Confederate States of America, Richmond, to Governor Thomas Overton Moore of Louisiana, New Orleans,
Tavern License issued to James Grimes and George Wells listing regulations keeping a tavern.
Tavern License issued to James Grimes and George Wells listing regulations keeping a tavern.

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