James Wilkinson collection, 1788-1819 | Louisiana Research Collection
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ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 746
Primary Creator: Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825.
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.
Subjects: Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836., Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817., Governors -- Louisiana -- History., Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826., Plaquemines Parish (La.), United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783., Washington, George, 1732-1799., Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825.
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817.
Governors -- Louisiana -- History.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Plaquemines Parish (La.)
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825.
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: James Wilkinson collection, Manuscripts Collection 746, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Processing Information: Collection processed in 1987 by HB and ML.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.
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- Box 1: James Wilkinson collection
- Folder 1: Letters, 1788-1804
1788 February 20. George Washington, Mount Vernon, to James Wilkinson thanking him for Indian fabrics; obliged to Wilkinson for offer of service. Copy of original letter housed at Chicago Historical Society.
1800 February 12. James Wilkinson, New Orleans, to the Marques de Casa-Calvo. requesting permission for free passage of supplies for the United States garrison on the Mobile River. Photostat.
1803 April 20. James Wilkinson, Fort Adams, to Juan Ventura Morales, Intendant of Louisiana. Introducing Daniel Vertnor, contractor to the United States troops and asking certain favors for the passage of provisions. Negative and positive photostat.
1803 May 4. Juan Ventura Morales, New Orleans, to James Wilkinson. Stating that Daniel Vertnor, Dinsmoor and Chambers had accorded favor and protection as requested by Wilkinson. Photostat.
1804 February 5. James Wilkinson, New Orleans, to the Secretary of War. Reporting on payment of militia by Lieutenant Burks, the state of the monetary market, military stores at Fort Adams, and the failure of the Spanish to evacuate. Photostat.
- Folder 2: Letters, 1807
1807 January 3. James A. Wilkinson, Army Headquarters, New Orleans, to Governor W.C.C. Claiborne, concerning preparations to combat the approach of Colonel Aaron Burr. Typescript copy.
Note by G.F. Taylor dated 1958 December: Original may be in collection of S.J. Shwartz.
- Folder 3: Land papers, 1818
1818 February 4. Act of sale for property located in Plaquemine Parish sold to James Wilkinson and John Kilty Smith by Antoine Valette.
1818 April 13. Act of sale of property located in St. Charles Parish sold to James Wilkinson and John Kilty Smith by Marcel Theophile Sommereau and Robert Barde.
1818 June 25. Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, to James Wilkinson. Photostat.
1818 December 29. Act of sale for property in Plaquemine Parish sold to James Wilkinson by Jean Baptiste Dufour and Pierre Dufour.
- Folder 4: Land sale, 1819
1819 May 18. Act of sale of land in Plaquemine Parish by Benjamin Morgan to James Wilkinson. In French. Photostat.
Plus carbon typescript of English translation by Sidney Villere.