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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Envelope addressed to Captain A[natole] L. [H.] Kernion, Company A, 4th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division Louisiana Militia, no place,
Envelope addressed to Captain A[natole] L. [H.] Kernion, Company A, 4th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division Louisiana Militia, no place,
Mandats de Paiement issued by the Mayor of New Orleans in favor of various individuals.
Mandats de Paiement issued by the Mayor of New Orleans in favor of various individuals.
Statement of accounts of salaries due the Police Commissioners of New Orleans; pay order issued by Mayor Nicolas Girod in favor of the Commissioners.
Statement of accounts of salaries due the Police Commissioners of New Orleans; pay order issued by Mayor Nicolas Girod in favor of the Commissioners.
Receipt signed by Pedro Denis de La Ronde, New Orleans
Receipt signed by Pedro Denis de La Ronde, New Orleans
Personal letter from Sister Antonía de Santa Moníca, Mother superior, Santa Ursula Monastery, [in Spain], to Luis Bouligny
Personal letter from Sister Antonía de Santa Moníca, Mother superior, Santa Ursula Monastery, [in Spain], to Luis Bouligny
Inventory of the estate of the deceased Joseph, Marquis de Maison Rouge: procès-verbal of an extralegal sale of articles from the estate
Inventory of the estate of the deceased Joseph, Marquis de Maison Rouge: procès-verbal of an extralegal sale of articles from the estate
Act of sale of property, a transaction between Ernest Bauduin and his wife, vendors, and Charles Poydras, buyer, all of Pointe Coupée Parish
Act of sale of property, a transaction between Ernest Bauduin and his wife, vendors, and Charles Poydras, buyer, all of Pointe Coupée Parish
Official letter from W[illiam] T[ecumseh] Sherman, Headquarters, Paducah, [Kentucky], to Captain [Gilbert A.] Pierce, Assistant Quartermaster, no place
Official letter from W[illiam] T[ecumseh] Sherman, Headquarters, Paducah, [Kentucky], to Captain [Gilbert A.] Pierce, Assistant Quartermaster, no place
Personal letter E[van] [illegible], Bayou Sara, to
Personal letter E[van] [illegible], Bayou Sara, to "Dear Sister," no place
Official letter from C.G. Memminger, Treasury department, Confederate States of America, Richmond, to Governor Thomas O. Moore of Louisiana
Official letter from C.G. Memminger, Treasury department, Confederate States of America, Richmond, to Governor Thomas O. Moore of Louisiana
Citizens Bank of Louisiana appraisal certificate
Citizens Bank of Louisiana appraisal certificate
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
Personal letter from
Personal letter from "Hutch," Fremont, [no state], to "Dear Colonel,"
Pay vouchers issued by the State of Mississippi to officers of the 1st Brigade, Mississippi State Troops
Pay vouchers issued by the State of Mississippi to officers of the 1st Brigade, Mississippi State Troops
Report of J. Vienne, New Orleans, to Governor [Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga]
Report of J. Vienne, New Orleans, to Governor [Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga]
Sale of slave from the estate of the wife of Louis Picote Belestre, Saint Landry Parish, to Thomas Gardner
Sale of slave from the estate of the wife of Louis Picote Belestre, Saint Landry Parish, to Thomas Gardner
Partition agreement entered into by Louise Rapicault, widow of John Archinard, and her five children, Rapides Parish, all parties being heirs of the deceased
Partition agreement entered into by Louise Rapicault, widow of John Archinard, and her five children, Rapides Parish, all parties being heirs of the deceased
Personal letter from Nathalie Beauvais, [Pointe Coupée], to Jean Baptiste Beauvais, [Saint Martinville]
Personal letter from Nathalie Beauvais, [Pointe Coupée], to Jean Baptiste Beauvais, [Saint Martinville]
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
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
Mandats de Paiement issued by the Mayor of New Orleans in favor of various individuals.
Mandats de Paiement issued by the Mayor of New Orleans in favor of various individuals.
Business letter from Robert Jump, representing J.W. Zacharie and Company, [commission merchants], New Orleans, to Charles Stillman, Matamoros, [Mexico]
Business letter from Robert Jump, representing J.W. Zacharie and Company, [commission merchants], New Orleans, to Charles Stillman, Matamoros, [Mexico]
Act of sale of properties, Brest
Act of sale of properties, Brest
Bill, pay order, and receipt for work done by J[acinto] Simon on the street-lighting system of New Orleans
Bill, pay order, and receipt for work done by J[acinto] Simon on the street-lighting system of New Orleans

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