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    • James Sullivan passport, 1807 July 13

    • Governors--Louisiana.; Governors--Massachusetts.; African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Massachusetts.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African American families--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Colbert,...
    • Passport issued by Sullivan, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to John Colbert, a free man of color. John Colbert along his wife, Teenah, and their three children, citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, were to be allowed to...
    • GGG. Chapter 18: Taxation without Representation

    • Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- History. Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- Social conditions.
    • The unpublished manuscript "The Negro in Louisiana" is a work begun by the Dillard (University) Project in 1942, an arm of the WPA's Federal Writer's Project. After the dissolution of the unit, Marcus Christian maintained and edited the document in...
    • Marie Jeanne Lemelle certificate, 1823 September 5.

    • Women landowners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Land grants--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African...
    • Certification that Marie Jeanne Lemelle, a free person of color of the Country of Opelousas, has a claim to 160 superficial arpents. The document is signed by John Thompson, Junior Clerk of the Board, Western District, Orleans Territory.
    • Victor Séjour collection, 1864-1874.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--France--Paris.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--France--Paris.; African American authors--France--Paris.; African American dramatists--France--Paris.; French...
    • Two French newspapers, L'Autographe (November 1864) and La Presse Illustree (October 1874), with articles concerning Victor Séjour. L'Autographe is a tabloid format newspaper, (numbered 193-200), reproducing excerpts of writings and signatures of...
    • Soulié family ledgers. Folder 03-01, 1850-1871.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Finance, Personal.; African American plantation owners.; African American businesspeople.; African American slaveholders.; Free African...
    • Account book of the Soulié family, who were free people of color, documenting their business activities from 1850-1871. Stock, real estate, cash, bank, business, sugar, and sundry accounts are present for various Soulié family members including:...
    • Soulié family ledgers. Folder 01-01, 1843-1849.

    • Account books--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Finance, Personal.; Free African Americans--Finance, Personal.; Free African...
    • Account book of the Soulié family, who were free people of color, documenting their business activities from 1843-1849. Includes the accounts of Norbert, Louise, Lucien, Eulalie, Celeste, and Marie Coralie Soulié. Page 208 is not present in...
    • Soulié family ledgers. Folder 04-01, 1869-1874.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Finance, Personal.; African American plantation owners.; African American businesspeople.; African American slaveholders.; Free African...
    • Account book of the Soulié family, who were free people of color, documenting their business activities from 1869-1874. Stock, real estate, cash, bank, business, sugar, and sundry accounts are present for various Soulié family members including...
    • Philip Humphrey bond, 1845 April 19.

    • Bonds--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Registers.
    • Bond of Philip Humphrey, guaranteed by William Johnson of New Orleans. William Johnson, a free man of color, appeared before the Mayoralty of New Orleans and guaranteed a bond of $1,000 for the good conduct of Philip Humphrey, a free man of color,...
    • Soulié family ledgers. Folder 05-01, 1872-1882.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Finance, Personal.; Free African Americans--Finance, Personal.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American plantation...
    • Account book of the Soulié family, who were free people of color, documenting their business activities from 1872-1882. Stock, cash, interest, real estate, business, sugar, and sundry accounts are present for various Soulié family members...
    • GG. Chapter 17:The Free Colored Class of Louisiana

    • Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- History. Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- Social conditions.
    • The unpublished manuscript "The Negro in Louisiana" is a work begun by the Dillard (University) Project in 1942, an arm of the WPA's Federal Writer's Project. After the dissolution of the unit, Marcus Christian maintained and edited the document in...
    • Register of free colored persons entitled to remain in the state. Volume 3, 1859-1861.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.). Office of the Mayor.; Legal documents.
    • The third volume of the Register of Free Colored Persons Entitled to Remain in the State was produced by the New Orleans Mayor's Office between 1859 and 1861. Free African Americans who were not born in the City of New Orleans, or who were born in...
    • Registration of Free Person of Color certificate, 1860.

    • Mayors--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.
    • Certificate, signed by mayor John T. Michel under the seal of the City of Jefferson, registering Josephine M. Bullen, a mulatto aged 20, as a free person of color, as required by the Louisiana Legislature.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-09, 1827-1830.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry...
    • Chiefly bills of sale for Jean Baptiste Meullion's cotton account with Toledano & Gaillard Company. Also present is a manumission paper granting freedom to Susanne, a slave of about fifty-five years, by Sambo Bellestre, a free man of color....
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-25, 1840 April-May.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint...
    • Two bills of sale: one executed by the Latour Brothers for Baptiste Meullion's metal repair account; one by Jean Speirer addressed to the widow of Baptiste Meullion (C�leste Donato) for agricultural supplies. Documents are in French.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-27, 1844-1847.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African...
    • Bills of sale for Bellazaire Meullion's dry-goods account with François Neda, a white merchant; and her cotton account with Follain & Bellocq, a New Orleans merchant firm. Documents are in French.
    • D. Veau deposition, 1844 January 17.

    • Depositions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African Americans--History--19th century.; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Registers.;...
    • Deposition of D. Veau on behalf of Charles Butler of New Orleans, Veau appeared before William Freret, Mayor of New Orleans, and swore that he had known Charles Butler, a free man of color, about two years, during which time Butler had always...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-10, 1830-1831.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American...
    • Chiefly business letters written to Jean Baptiste Meullion's by merchants associated with the New Orleans firms Miramond Company and Toledano & Gaillard Company. Also present is the marriage record of Elizabeth Donato and Antoine Donato Meullion,...
    • Register of free colored persons entitled to remain in the state. Volume 1, 1840-1856.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.). Office of the Mayor.; Legal documents.
    • The first volume of the Register of Free Colored Persons Entitled to Remain in the State was produced by the New Orleans Mayor's Office between 1840 and 1856. Free African Americans who were not born in the City of New Orleans, or who were born in...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-28, 1849-1852.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African...
    • Financial records of Jean Baptiste Meullion's descendants comprising a receipt addressed to Alphonse Meullion for Bellazaire's account with Baptiste Montala; a bill addressed to Donat for the cost of burying his child and his wife, Elizabeth...
    • Soulié family ledgers. Folder 02-01, 1847-1855.

    • African American slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Finance, Personal.; Free African Americans--Finance, Personal.; African American...
    • Account book of the Soulié family, who were free people of color, documenting their business activities from 1847-1855. Includes the accounts of Norbert, Louise, Eulalie, Celeste, and Marie Coralie Soulié. Pages 92 and 240 are not present in...

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