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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Floor plans and specifications for residence, warehouse, and two dovecotes to be constructed by Villars [Dubreuil]
Floor plans and specifications for residence, warehouse, and two dovecotes to be constructed by Villars [Dubreuil]
Letter from A. Daudet to the Mayor
Letter from A. Daudet to the Mayor
Provision return submitted by J. Moore, Assistant Commissary of Subsistence
Provision return submitted by J. Moore, Assistant Commissary of Subsistence
Official letter from Mayor John Watkins to the members of the City Council of New Orleans.
Official letter from Mayor John Watkins to the members of the City Council of New Orleans.
Answer of [Jean Pierre Robert Gerard de Villemont] to the allegations of Villars [Dubreuil], New Orleans
Answer of [Jean Pierre Robert Gerard de Villemont] to the allegations of Villars [Dubreuil], New Orleans
List of subscribers to raise money for clothing for General Jackson's troops, New Orleans
List of subscribers to raise money for clothing for General Jackson's troops, New Orleans
Passport issued by Civil Commissioner Thionville, Civil and Police Commissariat, Pointe-á-Pitre, Guadeloupe, to Madame Marguerite Montamat
Passport issued by Civil Commissioner Thionville, Civil and Police Commissariat, Pointe-á-Pitre, Guadeloupe, to Madame Marguerite Montamat
Bill issued by Thomas Golding, New Orleans, to the estate [Antoine or François] Burel
Bill issued by Thomas Golding, New Orleans, to the estate [Antoine or François] Burel
Official letter from Jean Baptiste Broussard, Saint Martin Parish, to Jean Baptiste Beauvais, [Saint Martinville]
Official letter from Jean Baptiste Broussard, Saint Martin Parish, to Jean Baptiste Beauvais, [Saint Martinville]
Procès-verbal of public bidding for contract to collect rents in the municipal meat market, New Orleans.
Procès-verbal of public bidding for contract to collect rents in the municipal meat market, New Orleans.
Decree of the Council of State of the King [of France], concerning vessels outfitted by the Company of the West and sent to Louisiana
Decree of the Council of State of the King [of France], concerning vessels outfitted by the Company of the West and sent to Louisiana
John Gibson to mayor of New Orleans asking for Gibson's salary
John Gibson to mayor of New Orleans asking for Gibson's salary
Receipt, New Orleans
Receipt, New Orleans
Act of sale of property, a transaction between the heirs of Marie Louise Colette Buras and Andrew Durnford, all of Plaquemines Parish
Act of sale of property, a transaction between the heirs of Marie Louise Colette Buras and Andrew Durnford, all of Plaquemines Parish
Official letter from Governor Tho[mas] O[verton] Moore, New Orleans, to R.M. Davis and J[ean] M[artial] Lapeyre, New Orleans
Official letter from Governor Tho[mas] O[verton] Moore, New Orleans, to R.M. Davis and J[ean] M[artial] Lapeyre, New Orleans
Official report of Brigadier General Thomas E. Vick, Headquarters Louisiana Army, District of North Louisiana, Natchitoches, addressed to the Adjutant General's Office, no place
Official report of Brigadier General Thomas E. Vick, Headquarters Louisiana Army, District of North Louisiana, Natchitoches, addressed to the Adjutant General's Office, no place
Reports on taxes collected on beeves, mutton, and flour and allocated to the lighting system of New Orleans
Reports on taxes collected on beeves, mutton, and flour and allocated to the lighting system of New Orleans
Procès-verbal of the sheriff's sale of the slaves of Mrs. J.J. Tainturie to George Lanaux
Procès-verbal of the sheriff's sale of the slaves of Mrs. J.J. Tainturie to George Lanaux
Receipts for Confederate Subsistence Funds issued by Subsistence Department personnel to Major William H. Thomas, Shreveport, Louisiana
Receipts for Confederate Subsistence Funds issued by Subsistence Department personnel to Major William H. Thomas, Shreveport, Louisiana
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
Appearance bond for several persons of color to testify against two other persons of color.
Appearance bond for several persons of color to testify against two other persons of color.
George Washington Cable to Charles T. Scott, explaining how he develops and writes a book.
George Washington Cable to Charles T. Scott, explaining how he develops and writes a book.
Pay order issued by Governor [Estevan] Miró of Louisiana, New Orleans, in favor of the free mulatto Robert
Pay order issued by Governor [Estevan] Miró of Louisiana, New Orleans, in favor of the free mulatto Robert
Procès-verbal of a survey of a farm and barn in Dauberville
Procès-verbal of a survey of a farm and barn in Dauberville

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