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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.

Container List

Series VII. Financial Records, 1803-1883, undated (bulk 1820s)

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in French. The greater part of this series consists of accounts, bills, receipts, and promissory notes of the City Corporation of New Orleans, for materials and services pertaining to the construction and maintenance of the city. Usually a single document served as a bill, a certification by the city surveyor of work completed or materials received, a promissory note, and a receipt of paymentâ??thus, these items have been sorted together. Documents that served solely as promissory notes or orders of payment (often printed) are sorted separately.

Also included in this series are tax receipts and reports for property, coffee-houses, grog shops, billiards, etc.; tax records for legal cases; charity records; financial material (mostly receipts) of merchant and philanthropist John McDonogh; records of the Sarphy family involving a mortgage debt; and miscellaneous checks, bonds, estimates, and calculations.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Accounts, bills, receipts
1803-1809
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Accounts, bills, receipts
1810-1814
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Accounts, bills, receipts
1815-1817
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Accounts, bills, receipts
1820-May 1821
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Accounts, bills, receipts
1821 June-Dec.
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Accounts, bills, receipts
1822 Jan.-May
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Accounts, bills, receipts
1822 June-Dec.
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Accounts, bills, receipts
1823 Jan.-May
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Accounts, bills, receipts
1823 June-Dec.
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Accounts, bills, receipts
1824
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Accounts, bills, receipts
1825 Jan.-May
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Accounts, bills, receipts
1825 June-Dec.
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Accounts, bills, receipts
1826-1827
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Accounts, bills, receipts
1828 Jan.-June
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Accounts, bills, receipts
1828 July-1829
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Accounts, bills, receipts
1830-1839
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Accounts, bills, receipts
1840-1849
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Accounts, bills, receipts
1850-1859
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Accounts, bills, receipts
1860-1868, 1872, 1883, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Promissory notes / orders of payment
1806-1820
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Promissory notes / orders of payment
1821-1824
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Promissory notes / orders of payment
1825-1830, 1835, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Tax receipts, property, City of New Orleans
1825-1828
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Tax receipts, property, Parish of Orleans
1834, 1842-1844
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Tax receipts, property, Parish of Jefferson
1827, 1829
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Tax receipts, property, City of Lafayette
1838
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Tax receipts, property, Town of Carrollton
1847-1851
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Tax receipts, various (coffee-house, billiards, hawkers, etc.), Parish of Orleans
1831, 1834, 1843-1845
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Tax report, grog shops, merchants, balls, hotels, boarding houses, etc.
1838
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Unidentified (probably report of butchers tax/fees), includes proprietor, street, amount, observations
1831
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Tax / court fee receipts and reports, District and Supreme Courts
1814-1816, 1824-1828, 1832
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Tax report, unidentified attorney
1831-1835
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Tax documents, miscellaneous
1808, 1826, 1838-1839
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Charity records, orders of payment
1816-1819, 1825
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Charity records, reports
1825, 1828, 1835
Box: 7 Folder : 13 John McDonogh, financial records
1802-1857
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Sarphy family, financial / property records
1852-1865
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Checks
1804
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Bonds
1836, 1868, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Estimates, calculations
1822, 1836, undated

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