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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Letter to Representative Garland Dupre regarding the death and estate of James Evans, who died in Frontera, Mexico.
Letter to Representative Garland Dupre regarding the death and estate of James Evans, who died in Frontera, Mexico.
Confidential instructions issued by the [Minister of the Indies] Joseph de Gálvez, at San Lorenzo [de El Escorial], acting for His Majesty Charles III, to Bernardo de Gálvez
Confidential instructions issued by the [Minister of the Indies] Joseph de Gálvez, at San Lorenzo [de El Escorial], acting for His Majesty Charles III, to Bernardo de Gálvez
Act of Sale of property in Recouverance, [Finistère], [France]
Act of Sale of property in Recouverance, [Finistère], [France]
Agreement to pay inheritance fees to the Seigneurie du Chastel, parish of Quilbignon, [France]
Agreement to pay inheritance fees to the Seigneurie du Chastel, parish of Quilbignon, [France]
"Extracts from the Registers of the Royal Chamber established for the Reformation of the Nobility of the County and Duchy of Brittany," proving the nobility of the Huchert
Partition agreement entered into by the daughters of the deceased Lucas Lestobec, late of Brest, [France]
Partition agreement entered into by the daughters of the deceased Lucas Lestobec, late of Brest, [France]
Lease near Recouvrance
Lease near Recouvrance
Act of Sale of property
Act of Sale of property
Partition agreement
Partition agreement
Receipt
Receipt
Dismissal of the case of Gilles [Charles] Daymé, Sieur de Nouailles, versus Françoise Lestobec, widow of Nicolas Lempereur
Dismissal of the case of Gilles [Charles] Daymé, Sieur de Nouailles, versus Françoise Lestobec, widow of Nicolas Lempereur
Lease of Dauberville farm [in the District of Rouen]
Lease of Dauberville farm [in the District of Rouen]
Military commission
Military commission
Certificate of service
Certificate of service
Baptismal certificate of Jean François Huchet
Baptismal certificate of Jean François Huchet
Partition agreement entered into by the heirs of the deceased Renée Logos
Partition agreement entered into by the heirs of the deceased Renée Logos
Announcement concerning loans to be made to the Company of the East Indies by its Directors and shareholders
Announcement concerning loans to be made to the Company of the East Indies by its Directors and shareholders
Announcement of the Company [of the East Indies] concerning promissory notes of its Directors
Announcement of the Company [of the East Indies] concerning promissory notes of its Directors
Receipt
Receipt
Power of attorney
Power of attorney
Partition agreement
Partition agreement
Lease of a farm in Quilbignon
Lease of a farm in Quilbignon
Contract
Contract
Inventory of papers, contracts, notes, home furnishings, and personal effects belonging to the succession
Inventory of papers, contracts, notes, home furnishings, and personal effects belonging to the succession

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