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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Instructions, New Orleans
Instructions, New Orleans
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
Receipt issued by Antonio Diaz, Parish of Lafourche Interior, to Jean Guillot
Receipt issued by Antonio Diaz, Parish of Lafourche Interior, to Jean Guillot
Bank Appraisal
Bank Appraisal
Extract from the records of the Court Register of Léon at Saint-Gouesnou, [arrondissement of Brest, France]
Extract from the records of the Court Register of Léon at Saint-Gouesnou, [arrondissement of Brest, France]
Time sheet of carts rented by the City, certified by City Engineer Jacques Tanesse, New Orleans; pay order issued by Augustin Macarty, Mayor of New Orleans.
Time sheet of carts rented by the City, certified by City Engineer Jacques Tanesse, New Orleans; pay order issued by Augustin Macarty, Mayor of New Orleans.
Plat and surveyor's certificate for land solicited as a grant by Richard Tickell, Feliciana district
Plat and surveyor's certificate for land solicited as a grant by Richard Tickell, Feliciana district
Documents relating to the restitution to be made by Villars [Dubreuil] to the Dauberville estate, New Orleans
Documents relating to the restitution to be made by Villars [Dubreuil] to the Dauberville estate, New Orleans
Request for Assistance in Colonization of Mexico
Request for Assistance in Colonization of Mexico
Mortgage of land and 49 slaves by Eliphalet and Abigail Cutter Slack
Mortgage of land and 49 slaves by Eliphalet and Abigail Cutter Slack
Official letter from William Tecumseh Sherman, Headquarters, Paducah, Kentucky, to Captain [Gilbert A.] Pierce, no place
Official letter from William Tecumseh Sherman, Headquarters, Paducah, Kentucky, to Captain [Gilbert A.] Pierce, no place
Amendment to ordinance issued by the City Council of New Orleans regarding the contract with Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
Amendment to ordinance issued by the City Council of New Orleans regarding the contract with Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
Certificate of evaluation of the property of Antonio Ducros and Casimir Lacoste made by the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana
Certificate of evaluation of the property of Antonio Ducros and Casimir Lacoste made by the Citizens' Bank 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?]
Bill issued by Dr. Alfred Mercier to the estate of John D. Fink.
Bill issued by Dr. Alfred Mercier to the estate of John D. Fink.
Bill and pay order for tafia furnished by Mr. Guignard to the City of New Orleans.
Bill and pay order for tafia furnished by Mr. Guignard to the City of New Orleans.
Bids and specifications made by [Etienne] Bertel for joiner work in the municipal market; acceptance of bid by Mayor James Mather.
Bids and specifications made by [Etienne] Bertel for joiner work in the municipal market; acceptance of bid by Mayor James Mather.
Military instructions issued by the Baron de Carondelet, New Orleans, in case of an attack on the city
Military instructions issued by the Baron de Carondelet, New Orleans, in case of an attack on the city
Personal letter from an unidentified woman, Augusta, [Georgia?], to [Mississippi?] Sidney [Harding?], no place
Personal letter from an unidentified woman, Augusta, [Georgia?], to [Mississippi?] Sidney [Harding?], no place
Notebook of [Francisco Bouligny], [in Spain]
Notebook of [Francisco Bouligny], [in Spain]
Time sheet and pay certificate for the night watchmen of New Orleans
Time sheet and pay certificate for the night watchmen of New Orleans
 Record of children born to slaves R[ansom] J. Causey, [Mississippi?]
 Record of children born to slaves R[ansom] J. Causey, [Mississippi?]
Personal letter from [Evan], [Louisiana?], to [his sister], no place
Personal letter from [Evan], [Louisiana?], to [his sister], no place
Order issued by Brigade Captain Naverrez, Cap[-Français], Saint-Domingue, to Citizen [François] Lambert, Quartermaster, [Cap-Français]
Order issued by Brigade Captain Naverrez, Cap[-Français], Saint-Domingue, to Citizen [François] Lambert, Quartermaster, [Cap-Français]

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