Alphonse Peter Laurent letterbook, 1863-1867 | Louisiana Research Collection
By Ariel St.Etienne
ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 434
Primary Creator: Laurent, A. P. (Alphonse Peter)
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Arrangement: The collection consists of one folder containing one letterbook.
Date Acquired: 04/27/1960
Subjects: Fort Delaware (Del.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865., Fort LaFayette (N.Y.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865., Laurent, A. P. (Alphonse Peter), Prisoner-of-war camps., Prisoners of war -- Delaware -- Fort Delaware., Prisoners of war -- New York -- Fort LaFayette., United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Forms of Material: Letterbooks.
Fort Delaware (Del.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Fort LaFayette (N.Y.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Laurent, A. P. (Alphonse Peter)
Prisoners of war -- Delaware -- Fort Delaware.
Prisoners of war -- New York -- Fort LaFayette.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Preferred Citation: Alphonse Peter Laurent letterbook, Manuscripts Collection 434, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Processing Information: Collection finding aid created by intern Ariel St. Etienne.
Finding Aid Revision History: Updated July 2012 by Eira Tansey
Other Note: OCLC Number: 801684013
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- Folder 1: Alphonse Peter Laurent letterbook, 1863-1867
- This folder contains a letterbook of A.P. Laurent and photocopies of the letterbook. This letterbook is comprised of contemporary copies of letters Alphonse Peter Laurent wrote to family, friends, and government officials. Alphonse Peter Laurent was born May 5, 1828 in Sommertown Oxford, England. Laurent was captured by the United States Government on September 23, 1862 as master of the British Schooner "Isabel," leaving his wife and family in Havana. The letters began after Laurent was released from Key West and sent to Fort Lafayette, New York. As a citizen of England, Laurent continually requested his release under the protection of "Her Britannic Majesty," but did not receive a favorable response. In April of 1863, Laurent is sent to Fort Delaware and is exchanged and released as a prisoner of war. He eventually made his way back to Havana in June of 1863.