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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Roster and Minute Book of the Robert E. Lee Guards
Roster and Minute Book of the Robert E. Lee Guards
 Record of children born to slaves R[ansom] J. Causey, [Mississippi?]
 Record of children born to slaves R[ansom] J. Causey, [Mississippi?]
 Records of the Artists' Association of New Orleans, Committee on Finance and Construction, 1885 October 22-1887 November 9.
 Records of the Artists' Association of New Orleans, Committee on Finance and Construction, 1885 October 22-1887 November 9.
Personal letter from an anonymous writer to President Andrew Jackson, Washinon City
Personal letter from an anonymous writer to President Andrew Jackson, Washinon City
Resolution of the City Council [of New Orleans].
Resolution of the City Council [of New Orleans].
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]
Papers of Charles L. Thompson, New Orleans, 1933-1950.
Papers of Charles L. Thompson, New Orleans, 1933-1950.
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
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
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
Poem,
Poem, "The Choctaw's tale," by Gerald Norwin, 1890s.
Genealogical notes concerning the ancestry of George Campbell La Bedoyere Huchet de Kernion, undated.
Genealogical notes concerning the ancestry of George Campbell La Bedoyere Huchet de Kernion, undated.
Power of attorney given by Madame André Billaud in France to an unnamed person
Power of attorney given by Madame André Billaud in France to an unnamed person
Petition submitted by Richard Tickell, [New Orleans?], to Governor Manuel Gayoso de Lemos of Louisiana
Petition submitted by Richard Tickell, [New Orleans?], to Governor Manuel Gayoso de Lemos of Louisiana
Statement of accounts for the partition of the proceeds from the Ozenne estate among the heirs, [Saint Martin Parish]
Statement of accounts for the partition of the proceeds from the Ozenne estate among the heirs, [Saint Martin Parish]
Papers of Charles L. Thompson, New Orleans, 1933-1950.
Papers of Charles L. Thompson, New Orleans, 1933-1950.
Petition submitted by Beltran Gravier, [New Orleans], to [the Governor of the Province of Louisiana?]
Petition submitted by Beltran Gravier, [New Orleans], to [the Governor of the Province of Louisiana?]
Oration of [Nicolas Chauvin de Lafrénière] before [Governor Alejandro O'Reilly], [at La Balize]; response of Governor O'Reilly
Oration of [Nicolas Chauvin de Lafrénière] before [Governor Alejandro O'Reilly], [at La Balize]; response of Governor O'Reilly
Deposition made by James B. Trescazes before Donatien Augustin, Register of Bankruptcy in Louisiana, New Orleans, 1870s May 31.
Deposition made by James B. Trescazes before Donatien Augustin, Register of Bankruptcy in Louisiana, New Orleans, 1870s May 31.
Index of documents submitted by Francisca [Petit de] Coulange, widow Villemont, New Orleans
Index of documents submitted by Francisca [Petit de] Coulange, widow Villemont, New Orleans
Biographical Sketch and Snapshot of Former Slave Jim Smith
Biographical Sketch and Snapshot of Former Slave Jim Smith
History of the Huchet de Kernion family, undated.
History of the Huchet de Kernion family, undated.
"Confidential instructions that the Governor of the Province of Louisiana should observe"
Petition of W.W. Montgomery to the Mayor and Aldermen of New Orleans; decision rendered by the City Council.
Petition of W.W. Montgomery to the Mayor and Aldermen of New Orleans; decision rendered by the City Council.

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