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

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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

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Historical Note

(Events in the city's history most relevant to items in collection)

1718 New Orleans founded by John-Baptiste Le Moyne, as capital of the French territory of Louisiana
1764 Louisiana ceded to Spain
1766 Spain takes possession, establishes the Cabildo (City Council)
1785 Census of New Orleans reports 4,980 inhabitants
1800 Spain cedes territory back to France
1803 April France agrees to sell Louisiana to the U.S.
1803 Nov. 30 Territory is transferred from Spain to France
1803 Dec. 20 Territory transferred to the U.S.
1805 City of New Orleans is incorporated; municipal government consists of Mayor, Recorder, Treasurer, and Conseil de Ville (City Council) with 14 Aldermen
1805 Census of New Orleans reports 8,212
1806 Garde de Ville (police force) established
1810 Census reports 24,552
1812 First steamboat arrives in New Orleans; city soon becomes a major early nineteenth-century port
1815 Jan. 8 Battle of New Orleans fought against the British, tail end of the War of 1812
1817 Yellow fever outbreak; Board of Health established
1821 Street lighting efforts begun
1822 City waterworks project completed
1832, 1833 Cholera and yellow fever outbreaks
1833 City of Lafayette founded; absorbed by New Orleans in 1852
1835-1842 Banking capital of New Orleans exceeds New York's
1836-1852 New city charter divides New Orleans into three separate municipalities (First Municipality, Second Municipality, Third Municipality); one mayor still serves
1840 Population 102,192; second largest port in U.S. behind New York
1845 City of Carrollton founded; absorbed by New Orleans in 1874
1861 Jan. 26 Louisiana secedes from Union
1862 Apr. Union troops capture New Orleans

(Sources: Herbert Asbury, The French Quarter; Henry Rightor, ed.,  Standard History of New Orleans, Louisiana (1900); Gilbert C. Din and John E. Harkins,  The New Orleans Cabildo: Colonial Louisiana's First City Government, 1769-1803; Louisiana State Museum,  The Cabildo: Two Centuries of Louisiana History [http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/cabildo/cabildo.htm]; Kimberly Hanger,  A Medley of Cultures: Louisiana History at the Cabildo.)

French words frequently found in collection:

Arrete Agreed upon, decreed
Bail a loyer Lease of house, etc.
Banquette Sidewalk
Bienfaisance Charity
Cercueil Coffin
Charrette Cart
Chemin Path, road, route
Doit Debit/debtor side of account
Droit Right, equity; right to claim, title, fee, due (tax), duty, customs duty
Esclave/esclavage</emph>:<emph render="italic"> Slave/slavery
Faubourg Suburb
Geole Jail
Mairie Mayor
Pension Boarding house
Poste Post/station; guardhouse
Rapport Report/account
Tombereaux Carts
Vente Sale
Voyer Surveyor/inspector

Mayors of New Orleans, frequently found in collection:

Nov. 30, 1803-May 26, 1804 John Etienne Bore
June 2, 1804-July 26, 1805 James Pitot
July 27, 1805-March 8, 1807 John Watkins
March 9, 1807-May 16, 1812 James Mather
May 16, 1812-Oct. 8, 1812 Charles Trudeau (acting)
Nov. 6, 1812-Dec. 4, 1812 LeBreton Dorgenois (acting)
Oct. 8, 1812-Sept. 4, 1815 Nicholas Girod
Sept. 4, 1815-May 13, 1820 Augustin Macarty
May 14, 1820-May 10, 1828 Joseph Roffignac
May 12, 1828-Apr. 9, 1838 Denis Prieur

(Source: New Orleans Public Library, City Archives & Louisiana Division Special Collections, Fact Finder, http://nutrias.org/~nopl/facts/mayors.htm)

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Scope and Content Note

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 that detail the construction and repair needs of bridges, streets, levees, canals, sidewalks, and buildings in the Vieux Carre, Faubourgs Marigny and St. Mary, and Bayou St. John. Financial documents for city accounts, such as bills, receipts, and promissory notes, further itemize construction work completed and materials used.

Also included in this collection are 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.

This collection supports research in the history of New Orleans, particularly in the physical expansion and maintenance of the antebellum city, and in the regulation of public life and work. As the majority of material is municipal, few items are personal in nature. However, citizens' private concerns and activities are expressed in letters and petitions to the mayor and City Council, in depositions given before the mayor, and in reports of the Garde de Ville. Items relating to the yellow fever outbreak of 1817, hospital administration, and the Board of Health can be found among the letters and petitions to the mayor and City Council, and in a small series of medical reports.

Few items in the New Orleans Collection deal directly with slavery or free persons of color, with social or religious organizations, or with military activities.

Arrangement

The New Orleans Collection is organized into nineteen series:

  1. Series I. Cabildo Records, 1770-1819, undated
  2. Series II. Mayoral Records, 1804-1854
  3. Series III. City Council Records, 1805-1858, undated
  4. Series IV. Public Works Records, 1804-1861 (bulk 1820s)
  5. Series V. Shipping Records, 1802-1875, undated
  6. Series VI. License Bonds, 1816-1861 (bulk 1836)
  7. Series VII. Financial Records, 1803-1883 (bulk 1820s)
  8. Series VIII. Property Records, 1807-1888
  9. Series IX. Legal Records, 1807-1868
  10. Series X. Police Department Reports, 1808-1825
  11. Series XI. Fire Department Rosters, 1861-1862 (bulk Oct. 1862)
  12. Series XII. Medical Reports, 1813, 1817, 1830
  13. Series XIII. Correspondence, 1805-1879, 1904
  14. Series XIV. Freemason Documents, 1868
  15. Series XV. Education Records: Invoices for School Books, 1841, 1848
  16. Series XVI. Poetry, undated
  17. Series XVII. Military Certificate, 1859
  18. Series XVIII. Railroad Images, undated
  19. Series XIX. Fragments, undated

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • New Orleans (La.). Cabildo
  • New Orleans (La.). City Council
  • New Orleans (La.). City Guard
  • New Orleans (La.). Office of the Mayor
  • New Orleans (La.)

Document Type

  • Bills of lading
  • Bonds
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Depositions
  • Financial records
  • Land surveys
  • Licenses
  • Payroll records
  • Petitions
  • Promissory notes
  • Property records
  • Receipts
  • Reports
  • Resolutions
  • Ships' manifests
  • Tax records

Subject Organizations

  • New Orleans (La.). --Cabildo
  • New Orleans (La.). --City Council
  • New Orleans (La.). --City Guard
  • New Orleans (La.). --Office of the Mayor

Subject Topics

  • City planning--Louisiana--New Orleans
  • Municipal government--Louisiana--New Orleans
  • Public health--Louisiana--New Orleans
  • Public works--Louisiana--New Orleans

Subject Places

  • New Orleans (La.)--History
  • New Orleans (La.)--Politics and government

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchase, Charles F. Heartman, 1943

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote, to

Library Director
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as BV New Orleans, The New-York Historical Society .

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

Leverich Papers

R. R. Livingston Papers

Judge Edward Henry Durrell Papers

See Manuscript Department card catalog under New Orleans for individual items in various collections.

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Container List

Series I. Cabildo Records, 1770-1819, undated

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in Spanish. Includes petitions, reports, accounts, receipts, and promissory notes, most of which relate to city finances. Also later copies of Cabildo documents (originals 1794-1799) signed by Cuban merchants, regarding land concession, the introduction of hemp, and other topics.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Petitions, reports
1770-1794
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Petitions, reports
1795-1799
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Petitions, reports
1800-1803, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Financial: accounts, receipts, promissory notes
1770-1779
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Financial: accounts, receipts, promissory notes
1780-1789
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Financial: accounts, receipts, promissory notes
1793-1799, 1802, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Later copies of Cabildo documents, Cuban merchants
1818-1819

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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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Series III. City Council Records, 1805-1858, undated

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in French (1838-1858 in English). Includes letters and petitions to the City Council, resolutions, and copies of official documents. Letters and petitions to Conseil de Ville and later councils of the three municipalities concern city contracts, construction, property, regulations, administration of the Charity Hospital, fines, cemeteries, paving, lighting, St. Mary's Market, sidewalks. Resolutions (most are contemporary copies) deal with regulations for the  Garde de Ville, police jail, Charity Hospital, taxes, public balls, carts, pastry cooks, tavern license bonds, sidewalks, U.S. troops in New Orleans. Also included are copies of extracts of official documents (all are English translations), probably used by the City Council, regarding the Louisiana territory, the incorporation of New Orleans, and the Cabildo.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Letters and petitions to Conseil de Ville
1807-1813
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Letters and petitions to Conseil de Ville
1814-1816; 1821-1828
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Letters and petitions to councils of First, Second, and Third Municipalities
1838-1858
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Resolutions
1805-1810
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Resolutions
1811-1827, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Copies of official documents
1832, undated

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Series IV. Public Works Records, 1804-1861, undated (bulk 1820s)

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in French. Documents pertaining to the construction and maintenance of New Orleans, including contracts, surveyor reports, payroll records, and offers. Contracts involve the construction of levees, bridges, streets, canals; leveling earth; draining ditches; paving; maintenance of public buildings; operating carts and steamboats; collection of market and wharfage fees. Surveyor reports (most to the mayor) concern public hazards and the repair needs of bridges, sidewalks, streets, walls, buildings, and levees; also ordinance violations and filth. Vicinities mentioned include Vieux Carre, Faubourg Marigny, Faubourg St. Mary, Bayou St. John, riverbanks. Payroll records cover city cart drivers, street cleaners, pavers, carpenters, Garde de Ville, masons, lamplighters. The majority includes names, with signatures or marks. Also included are offers and proposals for city work, and a list of gas lamps.

See also Series VII for bills, receipts, and promissory notes for city accounts, most of which pertain to construction and maintenance.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Reports, Surveyor
1808-1823
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Reports, Surveyor
1824-Sept. 1828
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Reports, Surveyor
Oct. 1828-1831, 1856-1859, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Contracts
1804-1812
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Contracts
1814-1821
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Contracts
1822-1824
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Contracts
1825-1829
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Contracts
1830-1834, 1849
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Payroll, Garde de Ville
1814, 1821, 1828, 1842
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Payroll, Carts
1816, 1821-1822
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Payroll, Carts
1823-1827, 1836
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Payroll, Carts for street cleaning, paving
1823-1827
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Payroll, Masons
1823-1825
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Payroll, Carpenters
1823-1828
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Payroll, Lamplighters (Second Municipality)
1840, 1846-1849
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Payroll, Various
1806, 1833-1837
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Offers
1809-1822, 1836
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Letters/proposals to Surveyor, Second Municipality
1836-1839
Box: 3 Folder : 14 List of gas lamps
1861

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Series V. Shipping Records, 1802-1875, undated

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in English. Records of levee dues collected, cargo manifests, bills of lading, receipts, Price Currents, market reports, and miscellaneous items. Many of the  Price Currents also contain letters to customers from merchants (most Leverich & Co.).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Customhouse/ harbormaster fees
1804, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Levee dues
1816-1822, 1825
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Levee dues
1831
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Levee dues, sea vessel arrivals
Feb.-Nov. 1833
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Levee dues
1837-1846, 1875
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Cargo manifests, imports, Second Municipality
July-Aug. 1842
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Cargo manifests, imports, Second Municipality
Sept.-Nov. 1842
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Cargo manifests, imports, Second Municipality
July-Nov. 1842
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Bills of lading, receipts, accounts
1802-1806, 1838-1850
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Bills of lading, receipts, accounts
1852-1855, 1862, 1870
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Price Currents, market reports
1834-1867
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Tonnage measurement, Experiment
1861
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Reports and certificates
1805-1822

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Series VI. License Bonds, 1816-1861 (bulk 1836)

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in English. Records (mostly printed forms) of license bonds for drays, private carts, hacks and cabs; taverns, coffee-houses, and cabarets; pensions; others. First, Second, and Third Municipalities are represented. One item, volume of licenses 1818-1819, is housed in the Manuscript Department's oversize cabinet, call phrase is Y-1818-19, New Orleans.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Various, including carts, cabarets
1816
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Drays
1836
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Drays
1836
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Drays
1841
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Hacks and cabs, list
1840
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Private carts, carriages
1843, 1859, 1861
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Taverns, coffee-houses, cabarets
1834-1836
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Taverns, coffee-houses, cabarets
1836-1838, 1845, 1851
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Record book of various licenses including butchers, grocers, restaurants, coffee-houses, merchants, dairies
1847-1850
Box: Y Folder : 1818-1819 Record book of various licenses including pensions, cabarets, carts
1818-1819

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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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Series VIII. Property Records, 1807-1888, undated

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in French. Documents and copies (bulk) of documents pertaining to property in New Orleans, especially the sale and transfer of lots, and to land in Louisiana, including letters to the General Land Office, patents, certificates, surveys, and inspections. Also copies of documents detailing the sale of land by Bernard Marigny to the city of New Orleans, and documents of (mostly letters to) Columbus Lawson, Register of the Land Office at New Orleans.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Property records, New Orleans
1807-1818
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Property records, New Orleans
1820-1837, 1869, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Bernard Marigny, sale of land
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Estimates, land, faubourgs de la Course, Annunciation
1822
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Land records and letters, Louisiana State
1808-1888, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Columbus Lawson, Register of Land Office
1809-1814

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Series IX. Legal Records, 1807-1868, undated

Scope and Contents note

French and English. The bulk of this series consists of depositions given before the Mayor, acting in the capacity as Justice of the Peace. Cases involve theft, trespassing, verbal threats, threatening behavior, assaults, gambling, alcohol, maritime deserters, the mutinous behavior of sailors, indentured servitude, runaway slaves, public balls, domestic violence, and dueling.

This series also contains summonses, discharge notices, power of attorney forms, documents relating to free persons of color (proof of residency, character witness), recognizances, a copy of a will, and legal documents (many are copies) pertaining to cases in New Orleans, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and New York. Also included are correspondence and the legal papers of Judge Joshua Lewis and Judge Henry Bry.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Depositions
1807-1809
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Depositions
1810
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Depositions
1811
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Depositions
1812
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Depositions
1813
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Depositions
1814-1816
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Depositions
1817
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Depositions
1818-1819
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Depositions
1820
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Depositions
1821
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Depositions
1822
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Depositions
1824
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Depositions
1825
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Depositions
1829, 1832
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Depositions
[1812-1820]
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Depositions
[1820-1828]
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Depositions
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Summonses/discharges
1810-1844
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Free persons of color documents
1844-1845
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Power of Attorney forms
1823-1829, 1867
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Recognizances
1813, 1816, 1825
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Will, Heloise Baudouin (copy)
1865
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Miscellaneous legal records
1812-1868, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Judge Joshua Lewis, correspondence
1807-1830, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Judge Joshua Lewis, legal documents
1819-1833, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Judge Henry Bry, correspondence, legal documents
1832-1842, undated

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Series X. Police Department Reports, 1808-1825

Scope and Contents note

In French. Reports Garde de Ville, captain and commissary reports, especially faubourgs St. Mary and Marigny, detailing activities, arrests, complaints. Includes mention of Marie Laveau (8/15/1824). See also Series IV for payroll records for the  Garde de Ville.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Garde de Ville, reports
1808-1809, 1818, 1823-1825

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Series XI. Fire Department Rosters, 1861-1862 (bulk Oct. 1862)

Scope and Contents note

In English. This series contains "Paroles of Honor" for the Fireman's Charitable Association and rosters of various companies, many of which include records of oaths of allegiance to the U.S., aliens and enemies.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Fireman's Charitable Association, company rosters
1861-[1862]
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Various company rosters
Sept.-Oct. 1862, [1862]

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Series XII. Medical Reports, 1813, 1817, 1830

Scope and Contents note

Bulk in English. Reports of the Charity Hospital and the Orleans Infirmary; physician reports from the yellow fever epidemic of 1817 (includes daily tallies of cases).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Reports, Charity Hospital, Orleans Infirmary
1813, 1830
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Reports, yellow fever
1817

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Series XIII. Correspondence, 1805-1879, 1904

Scope and Contents note

French and English. This series contains miscellaneous correspondence, some of which is personal in nature, regarding legislation, finances, business matters. Also included are letters to officials of the city of Lafayette concerning city limits, ferries, fire engines.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 6 City of Lafayette
1833-1838
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1805-1879, 1904

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Series XIV. Freemason Documents, 1868

Scope and Contents note

In French. Nominations for membership, resignation.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Freemasons
1868

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Series XV. Education Records: Invoices for School Books, 1841, 1848

Scope and Contents note

In English. Bills of lading/invoices for books ordered by public schools, Second Municipality.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Invoices for school books
1841, 1848

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Series XVI. Poem, undated

Scope and Contents note

In French. One anonymous poem entitled "Enfants du Sud."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Poem
Undated

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Series XVII. Military Certificate, 1859

Scope and Contents note

In English. Certificate appointing L.D. Nicholls Jr. First Lieutenant, Militia of Louisiana.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Military certificate
1859

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Series XVIII. Railroad Images, undated

Scope and Contents note

Reproductions (clippings) of photos of railroad engines.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Railroad images
Undated

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Series XIX. Fragments, undated

Scope and Contents note

Mostly blank paper.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Fragments
Undated

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