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    • John McDonogh papers. Folder 03-01, 1827-1845.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Durnford, Andrew, 1800-1859..; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana.; African American farmers--Louisiana.; African American...
    • Letters written by Andrew Durnford to John McDonogh primarily concern the daily operations of the St. Rosalie sugar plantation. Other topics include the emancipation of slaves and the colonization of Liberia by former slaves. Some documents are...
    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-06, 1825.

    • Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African...
    • Primarily legal documents notarized in the year 1825 by Jean Pierre Marie Dubois, justice of the peace of Natchitoches Parish; including land sales, slave bills of sale, emancipation records, appointments of proxies, successions, and estate...
    • Pointe Coupée Parish evaluation of land and general census, 1808 November 1.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Pointe Coupée Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Pointe Coupée Parish.; Census--Louisiana--Pointe Coupée Parish.; Slaveholders--Louisiana--Pointe Coupée Parish.; Slaves--Louisiana--Pointe Coupée Parish.; African...
    • Evaluation and general census of land in Pointe Coupée Parish for the purpose of determining territorial and slave taxes. Lists the name of the landholder; number of men, women, and children in the family; number who can bear arms, men over 50,...
    • John McDonogh papers. Folder 01-02, 1805-1849.

    • Louisiana--History--1803-1865.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; Slave trade--Louisiana.; Slave records--Louisiana.; Slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.;...
    • Primarily contains letters written to John McDonogh by business associates regarding the management of plantations and the acquisition of slaves in Louisiana. In one letter, John Hartwell Cocke, the prominent Virginia colonization advocate, brokers...
    • Estevan Miro order to pay, 1787 March 16

    • Governors--Louisiana--18th century.; Spanish--Louisiana--History--18th century.; African Americans--History--18th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Fugitive slaves--Louisiana.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.
    • Order to pay issued by Governor [Estevan] Miró of Louisiana in favor of Robert, a free mulatto of New Orleans. Governor Miró ordered City Alderman Francisco María de Reggio to pay Robert the sum of six pesos from the city's fund allocated for...
    • Jean Jacques Montfort and Marie Eulalie Blais marriage contract, 1829 October 26.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Cuban American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slave records.; Women slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Prenuptial agreements--Louisiana--New Orleans.;...
    • A marriage contract between Jean Jacques Montfort and Marie Eulalie Blais, both free people of color. The document includes an inventory of Marie Eulalie's dowry comprising a property on Burgundy St.; a slave, age 13, named Melie; monies, silver,...
    • Free persons of color and slave documents, 1808-1844.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Fugitive slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slavery--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slave trade--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Mather, James J., 1750?-1821.; Macarty, Augustin Francois de, 1774-1844.; African...
    • Certificates, municipal records, sworn statements, a letter, and financial documents relating to free persons of color and slaves in the New Orleans area. Three documents verify the status of free people of color: an affidavit by Michel Amfoux...
    • Meullion Family Papers. Folder 01-02, 1831-1906.

    • Meullion, Baptiste, 1763 or 4-1840.; Meullion, Marie Célèste Suzanne Donato, 1764-1842.; Meullion, François Cheval, active 1831-1846.; Meullion, Bellazaire, active 1796?-1871.; Meullion, Antoine Donato, 1801-1890.; Meullion, Antoine Alphonse,...
    • Primarily papers of Baptiste Meullion, François Cheval Meullion, Bellazaire Meullion, and Alphonse Meullion. One group of papers relates to Baptiste Meullion’s 1833 application for a mortgage of $5000, including, correspondence, application and...
    • Free Persons of Color in Louisiana Collection, 1793-1867.

    • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877).; Yellow fever--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Finance, Public--Louisiana--New...
    • Twelve documents related to free persons of color in Louisiana, dating from colonial times through reconstruction. The papers include an agreement by Rodulfo Dueros to pay the rent of Francisco Dorville, described as a free mulatto, in return for...
    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-03, 1822.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Natchitoches (La.)--History--19th century.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches.; Slave bills of sale.; Slave trade--Louisiana--Natchitoches.; Free African...
    • Primarily bills of sale. Includes two slave bills of sale from Augustin Metoyer to husband and wife: Marie Pelagie Lemoine [LeCourt] and Joseph Metoyer, also Augustin's brother. In French.
    • John McDonogh Papers. Correspondence with Andrew Durnford. Folder 01-04, 1845-1847.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Durnford, Andrew, 1800-1859.; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish.; African American...
    • Letters written by Andrew Durnford, a free person of color, to John McDonogh regarding the affairs of his sugar plantation. The letters concern shipments of sugar that Durnford sent to McDonogh to place in the care of a broker, the status of...
    • Charles-Pierre Lambert baptismal certificate, 1798 August 18.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slaves--Emancipation--Saint-Domingue.; Lambert, Pierre Antoine, 1771-1827.; Lambert, Charles-Pierre, 1796-1862.; Lambert family.; Slavery--Saint-Domingue--History.;...
    • A certificate verifying that Charles-Pierre Lambert was baptized at age two by Jean Baptiste-Joseph Lemaire and that Madame de St. Georges gave him to Monsieur Lambert, his natural father, who promised to set him free. The certificate is signed by...
    • John McDonogh Papers. Correspondence with Andrew Durnford. Folder 01-04, 1845-1847.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Durnford, Andrew, 1800-1859.; Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish.; African American...
    • Letters written by Andrew Durnford, a free person of color, to John McDonogh regarding the affairs of his sugar plantation. The letters concern shipments of sugar that Durnford sent to McDonogh to place in the care of a broker, the status of...
    • Norbert Badin papers, LaCaze Papers, Folder 01-01, 1824-1856.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Women slaves--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Consumer goods--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish--History--19th century.; Lacaze, Celestin, born 1798.; Lacaze, Michel, born 1801.; Lacaze,...
    • Business papers of Celestin and Michel LaCaze--both free Creoles of color of Isle Brevelle in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana--consisting of bills and receipts for various goods. Most of these bills and receipts indicate the status of the LaCaze...
    • James Thornton petition, 1852 January 28 and February 11

    • Petitions--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans..; African Americans--History--19th century.; Slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850--Estate.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.;...
    • Petition submitted by E. Rawle, on behalf of James Thornton, to the Fifth District Court of New Orleans; answer of M[aurice] Grivot, representing the executors of John McDonogh, to the Thornton petition. James Thorton, a slave, represented by E....
    • 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....
    • Atala Chelette and family papers. Folder 01-01, 1819-1855.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Natchitoches Parish...
    • Primarily financial and legal documents of Joseph Perot, a free Creole of color, and Louis Fort. Of note is a true copy of an act of manumission by Louis Fort for a woman (described as a "mulatto") named Angélique (1819); and, a document for the...
    • Cane River collection. Folder 01-10, 1829.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American...
    • Notarized documents including land sales, slave bills of sale, an emancipation record, affidavits, estate and succession inventories, and marriage records certified in 1829 by Charles Derance, notary public of Natchitoches Parish. A bill of sale...

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