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

New-York Historical Society
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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.

Container List

Series II. Mayoral Records, 1804-1854

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in French. The greater part of this series is letters and petitions to the mayor, 1807-1828, regarding city contracts and municipal services including construction, payments, employment; yellow fever, Charity Hospital administration, Board of Health (esp. 1817), cemeteries; citizens' complaints; crime and the Garde de Ville; and shipping matters. Also included are a small number of letters from various mayors, as well as mayoral notices concerning city contracts, inspection, street cleaning,  Garde de Ville, and the police jail. Petitions sent to both the mayor and the  Conseil de Ville are located in Series III, as most were addressed by the City Council. Depositions given before the mayor, acting in capacity of Justice of the Peace, can be found in Series IX. Additional letters to mayors, from Judge Henry Bry, are also located in Series IX.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Letters to the mayor, Mather
1807-1811
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Letters to the mayor, Girod
1812-1815
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Letters to the mayor, Macarty
1815-1819
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Letters to the mayor, Roffignac
1820-1828
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Letters to the mayor, various
1837, 1842, 1844, 1854
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Letters from the mayor, various
1804, 1813, 1823, 1828, 1836
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Mayoral notices, memoranda
1808-1809, 1813, 1821, undated

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