New Orleans municipal records, 1782-1925 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Title: New Orleans municipal records, 1782-1925Add to your cart.

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 16

Extent: 17.0

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into eight series: 1) Decisions, decision making, and organization of the city; 2) Public works and public services; 3) Land; 4) Police and police records; 5) Financial records; 6) Lafayette municipal records; 7) Carrollton municipal records; 8) Jefferson municipal records. The collection consists of seventeen boxes.

Date Acquired: 04/07/1949

Subjects: Carrollton (New Orleans, La.) -- History., Jefferson (New Orleans, La.) -- History., Lafayette (New Orleans, La.) -- History., Municipal government -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 18th century., New Orleans (La.). City Council., Ordinances, Municipal -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Public health -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Public works -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.

Forms of Material: Decisions., Financial records., Land surveys., Licenses.

Languages: English, French, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the ordinances, decisions, and resolutions passed by New Orleans City Council; contracts and other documents on the building of bridges, the paving of streets and levees; and records that document the organization of vital public services, including the fire department, health services, and city lighting. There are also financial records from the Spanish period as well as mandates of payment from both the American and Spanish periods. Licenses for taverns, coffeehouses, keeping a cart, et cetera and receipts are in the collection also. There are also municipal records of Lafayette, Carrollton, and Jefferson.

Subject/Index Terms

Carrollton (New Orleans, La.) -- History.
Jefferson (New Orleans, La.) -- History.
Lafayette (New Orleans, La.) -- History.
Municipal government -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 18th century.
New Orleans (La.). City Council.
Ordinances, Municipal -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Public health -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Public works -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Lousiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Various Sources

Preferred Citation: New Orleans municipal records, Manuscripts Collection 16, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Collection, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.


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[Series 7: Carrollton municipal records],
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Series 6: Lafayette municipal recordsAdd to your cart.
Box 16: Lafayette reports, letters, and licensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Lafayette municipal papers; letters, reports on all subjects except taxes and licenses, 1833 May-1834 DecemberAdd to your cart.

1833 May 9. H.W. Bozenian to the members of the council of the City of Lafayette: synopsis of ordinance that it would be necessary to pass immediately.

1833 June 21. R.L. Milling to the Council of the City of Lafayette, asking to be remunerated for medical assistance he gives to the poor and the orphans.

1833 November. Recommendation of Laurence Richard Kenny for the office of Secretary to the Council. Signed by 17 persons.

1833 December 22. Charles F. Zimpel, Deputy Surveyor of the City of New Orleans to Bozmann, Mayor of the City of Lafayette, asking him to send information on his City, so that the survey he is working on might be completed and suggesting him subscribe to hsi extensive plan of New Orleans and vicinity.

1834 January 21. John C. McNay to the President of the Board of Council of the City of Lafayette, applying for the office of Harbour Master, and recommendation signed by 22 people.

1834 April 30. Petition to the City Council, asking for an act to incorporate the City Railroad Company.

1834 June 23. J. Duque, secretary of the police jury, to the Board of Police Council of this City, about repairs to be done on the levee street.

1834 July 16. H.C. Cammack to the City Council, on the extension of Carrollton Railroad.

1834 August 6. John Allison to the City Council, about the floor of the market house.

1834 December 3. Charles Zimpel to the City Council about the Railroad.

1834 December 18. George Kline to the City Council requesting that a stall in the city market be sold to him.

1834 December 23. Robert Kay to the City Council about high water level in the streets where he lives.

Folder 4: Lafayette municipal papers; letters, reports on all subjects except taxes and licenses, 1835 January-1838 MayAdd to your cart.

1835 January 6. John Allison to the City Council asking to be paid the balance of what is due to him for a building contract.

1835 February 1. B. Buisson, surveyor, to the President of the Board of the Council about a levee in need of repairs.

1835 June 17. James C. Jordan, captain of the ship "merchant of Portland" to the City Council about the warfages.

1835 June 21. James Vance and James W. Beham to the President of the City Council, about the attribution of a location for the steam ferryboat.

1835 June 28. A delegation of the Young Men of New Orleans to the City authorities, about the preparation of the 4h of July celebration.

1835 July 29. Recommendation, signed by 33 citizens, for Warren, for the office of Police Officer.

1835 September 30. B. Buisson, surveyor, to the members of the City Council about repairs being done to the levees.

1836 May 18. Constantine Kessler and others to the City Council asking the Municipality to buy two small portions of land, in order to assure necessary communications between Bernard St. in Lafayette and Barhus St. in Livaudais. Map included.

1838 February 10. Account of money due to Jones for "money paid by him for sundry," mainly the burying of dead animals

1838 February 7. Bill for the City of Lafayette by Eugene Jonte, blacksmith.

1838 May 14. H.P. Hyde, secretary of the Phoenix Fire Company, to the Board of the Council of Lafayette, on the necessity of procuring a fire bell.

Folder 5: Lafayette municipal papers; letters, reports on all subjects except taxes and licenses, 1840 January-1845 July and undatedAdd to your cart.

1840 January 4. Bill by William Mkean, bookseller and stationer, to the City of Lafayette for purchased articles.

1840 February 17. Letter of invitation to the celebration of the birthday of Washington.

1840 June 30. Bill by John Freidenstein to the City of Lafayette.

1842 August 1. Record book for a school in Lafayette including name and age of pupils, number of weeks spent at the school, expelled children, and books furnished by the school.

1844 September 24. Bill sent by the Lafayette Sentinel to the City Council for printing the attached advertisements.

1844 November 26. Bill by J.B. Steel to Lafayette public school for one pair of globes

1844 November 30. Bill by G. Whitney to Lafayette public school for two dozen small wood seats.

1844 December 21. Bill by W. Taft, printer, to Lafayette public school.

1845 June 14. J.S. Taylor to the Mayor of the City of Lafayette, informing him that Stephen W. Taylor has proceeded to New York to ascertain the terms of freight for the shipment of stone from New York to New Orleans.

1845 July 8. Members of the Council of the town of Carrollton about their appointment on a committee to correspond with the Council of Lafayette.

undated. An ordinance supplementary to the ordinance for the benefit of the Public Health

undated. An ordinance relative to the levee and public highway pointing the River in the city of Lafayette. draft.

undated. An ordinance to provide for the building of a market house in the city of Lafayette, draft. And a plan of a projected market house.

Folder 6: Licenses to run a court or a dray in the City of Lafayette, 1841 January 2-9Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Licenses to run a court or a dray in the City of Lafayette, 1841 January 12-18Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Licenses to run a court or a dray in the City of Lafayette, 1841 January 24-February 22Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Licenses to run a court or a dray in the City of Lafayette, 1841 March 22-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Licenses to run a court or a dray in the City of Lafayette, 1841 August-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Licenses to run a court or a dray in the City of Lafayette, 1841 August-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Licenses to run a court or a dray in the City of Lafayette, 1841 November-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 17: Lafayette licenses and receiptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Licenses to keep a tavern in the City of Lafayette, 1840 July-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Licenses to keep a tavern in the City of Lafayette, 1841 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Licenses to keep a tavern in the City of Lafayette, 1841 July-NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Licenses to keep a grocery store in the City of Lafayette, 1839 January-1840 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Licenses to keep a grocery store in the City of Lafayette, 1841 January-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: License to retail spirituous liquor in the City of Lafayette, 1838 December-1839 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: License to retail spirituous liquor in the City of Lafayette, 1839 February-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: License to retail spirituous liquor in the City of Lafayette, 1839 August-NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: License to retail spirituous liquor in the City of Lafayette, 1840 January-FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: License to retail spirituous liquor in the City of Lafayette, 1840 March-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: License to retail spirituous liquor in the City of Lafayette, 1840 June-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: License to run a candle and soap factory in the City of Lafayette, 1841 August 21Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Receipts for building or repairing of floating wharfs in the City of Lafayette, 1840 January 1-2Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Tax receipts for taxes due on property in the City of Lafayette, 1838 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Tax receipts for taxes due on property in the City of Lafayette, 1838 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Tax receipts for taxes due on property in the City of Lafayette, 1838 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Tax receipts for taxes due on property in the City of Lafayette, 1838 July and undated 1838Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Tax receipts for taxes due on property in the City of Lafayette, 1848 MayAdd to your cart.

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[Series 3: Land],
[Series 4: Police and police records],
[Series 5: Financial records],
[Series 6: Lafayette municipal records],
[Series 7: Carrollton municipal records],
[Series 8: Jefferson municipal records],
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