ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 211
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists of tracings of surveys, primarily of the Donaldsonville area in Ascension Parish, Louisiana; correspondence regarding surveys and the establishment of the Lafourche, Assumption, and Ascension Railroad Company; and newspaper clippings of the 1870s about the Mississippi River levees and flooding. Mathias Webb Darton was Parish Surveyor of Ascension Parish. Also in the collection are religious pamphlets and letters regarding the Civil War in Texas.