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Guide to the New Orleans Collection
1770-1904 (bulk 1804-1836)
  MS 1944

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Collection processed by Melissa Haley

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: New Orleans Collection
Dates: 1770-1904 (bulk 1804-1836)
Abstract: The New Orleans Collection documents the expansion, maintenance, and administration of the city during the antebellum period, especially 1804-1836. The bulk of the collection is in French; items are also in English, and, occasionally, Spanish. Included in the New Orleans Collection are numerous contracts and surveyor reports; financial documents; petitions, reports, and financial documents of the Spanish Cabildo; letters and petitions to the mayor and the City Council; City Council resolutions; payroll records for city workers; levee dues records, cargo manifests, and bills of lading; license bonds; tax receipts and reports; property and land records; depositions given before the mayor; Garde de Ville and commissary reports; fire company rosters; medical reports; and correspondence. Many of these items are contemporary copies.
Quantity: 4.5 Linear feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 1944