ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 567
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1851-1855
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists of two tissue books of retained copies of letters written by Eugene A. Forstall of New Orleans to his father, Edmond Jean Forstall, and other members of the family, and to various business associates. The letters deal with the business of the firm, the sugar plantation in St. James Parish, shipping arrangements, and financial transactions, et cetera; many combine business and personal matters, and a few are purely personal. The first letterbook, has an alphabetical list of correspondents. Correspondents include Victor Forstall, St. James Parish, Lise Cantrelle Forstall (Eugene Forstall's wife), various members of the Cantrelle family, Eugenie Forstall Choppin, Oscar Forstall, Louis Lalaurie, Leeds and Company, David Stoneaker, Placide Villeré, and several others. In the first book, there is a graph of the variations in the price of sugar and molasses on the levee from 1850 September 1 to 1851 August 31 and a table of exchange.