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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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]
Deposition of Francis Caisergues, New Orleans, made before Notary Public Peter Pedesclaux
Deposition of Francis Caisergues, New Orleans, made before Notary Public Peter Pedesclaux
Receipt
Receipt
Record of provisions distributed during the month of December, [Mississippi?],
Record of provisions distributed during the month of December, [Mississippi?],
Baptismal certificate of the son [name not given] of Bernard D'Hauterive
Baptismal certificate of the son [name not given] of Bernard D'Hauterive
Baptismal certificate of Lorenzo Rousseau
Baptismal certificate of Lorenzo Rousseau
Partition agreement [draft?]
Partition agreement [draft?]
Account of the work of convicts employed by New Orleans in May 1825
Account of the work of convicts employed by New Orleans in May 1825
Procès-verbal of the public sale of the estate of Jacques François Ozenne, Saint Martin Parish
Procès-verbal of the public sale of the estate of Jacques François Ozenne, Saint Martin Parish
Certificate of mortgages existing against the property of John L. Lobdell, West Baton Rouge Parish, in favor of the Citizens' Bank of Louisian
Certificate of mortgages existing against the property of John L. Lobdell, West Baton Rouge Parish, in favor of the Citizens' Bank of Louisian
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
Order to pay Pedro Piernas
Order to pay Pedro Piernas
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
Deposition of Thomas Jours.
Deposition of Thomas Jours.
Sale of slaves by Hunter Murphy, of Bardstown, Kentucky, to D.H. Miller, [Natchez?]
Sale of slaves by Hunter Murphy, of Bardstown, Kentucky, to D.H. Miller, [Natchez?]
Receipt issued by John W. McClure, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, [New Orleans], to the New Orleans Canal and Banking Company
Receipt issued by John W. McClure, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, [New Orleans], to the New Orleans Canal and Banking Company
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
Act of donation of a slave by David Lejeune and his wife, New Feliciana, to Carlota Bauvais
Act of donation of a slave by David Lejeune and his wife, New Feliciana, to Carlota Bauvais
Woodcutting contract between L.F. DeGruy and the New Orleans Canal and Banking Company, New Orleans
Woodcutting contract between L.F. DeGruy and the New Orleans Canal and Banking Company, New Orleans
Pay order vouchers issued by the State of Mississippi to various individuals
Pay order vouchers issued by the State of Mississippi to various individuals
Seymour Straight for Congress from the second Congressional District of Louisiana.
Seymour Straight for Congress from the second Congressional District of Louisiana.
Order issued by Carlos Ximenez, New Orleans, to Estevan de Quiñones
Order issued by Carlos Ximenez, New Orleans, to Estevan de Quiñones

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