Richard family papers, 1826-1901 | Louisiana Research Collection
By Anna Richards
ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 496
Primary Creator: Richard family
Extent: 15.0 Folders
Arrangement: This collection is arranged within folders according to general topic. Within each folder the documents are arranged in chronological order. There is a folder that contains empty envelopes. The collection consists of 15 folders.
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: Richard family papers, Manuscripts Collection 496, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Processing Information: Collection finding aid created by intern Anna Richards.
Browse by Folder:
[Folder 1: Correspondence and other papers, 1826 November - 1849 July 20],
[Folder 2: Correspondence, 1853 June 10 - 1853 July 8],
[Folder 3: Certificates of Land, 1855 April 19 - 1855 May 1],
[Folder 4: Correspondence and other papers, 1855 May 2 - 1855 October 10],
[Folder 5: Certificates of Land, 1857 February 19],
[Folder 6: Correspondence, Certificates, and other papers, 1857 May 23 - 1860],
[Folder 7: Correspondence and other papers, 1861 September 3 - 1869 February 9],
[Folder 8: Correspondence, 1862 June 9 - 1862 July 30],
[Folder 9: Correspondence, 1862 August 2 - 1862 August 29],
[Folder 10: Correspondence, 1862 September 5 - 1862 December 26],
[Folder 11: Note from Appomatox Court House and correspondence, 1863 February 1 - 1865 April 10],
[Folder 12: Indentures and Correspondence, 1866 May 24 - 1878 March 21],
[Folder 13: Certificates and Correspondence, 1883 April 13 - 1887 January 21],
[Folder 14: Last Will and Testimate and Correspondence, 1894 January 13 - 1901 April 15],
[Folder 15: Papers, Empty Envelopes, No Date],
- Folder 4: Correspondence and other papers, 1855 May 2 - 1855 October 10
1855 May 2: Official certificate stating that the case between William Marvin and Leigh Read (deceased) was decided and that the lands in question should be sold in order to pay off the debts acquired by the estate. Discusses the division of land, the purchase of land, and the consequences of the failure to pay the assigned installments.
1855 October 10: Marvin writes concerning the suit and purchase of land. He states that he never recieved all the land and that some still remains with others so that he may not properly forfeit them. He also explains his previous letters discussing the maintainance of his titles and the fact that he has never seen the final decree in the case.