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Guide to the New Orleans Collection
1770-1904 (bulk 1804-1836)
||New Orleans Collection
||1770-1904 (bulk 1804-1836)
||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
Garde de Ville and commissary reports; fire company rosters; medical reports; and correspondence.
Many of these items are contemporary copies.
||4.5 Linear feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize folder)