ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 198
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists primarily of personal correspondence and papers of the Weeks family of New Iberia, Louisiana. Much of the correspondence is that of William Glassell Weeks to and from his family, particularly his daughter Lilly Brupbacher Weeks. There are also materials relating to the family's land holdings of Weeks Island, which was obtained by David Weeks as a land grant from the Spanish government. Also included is genealogical material relating to the Weeks, Thruston, Glassell, Palfrey, Gorham, Magill, Conrad, Hall, Collins, and Swayze families. The collection also contains The Virginia Almanac, which was used as a journal by Charles Mynn Thruston to the Colony in 1766 as well as by William and/or David Weeks to record cotton prices and other accounts around 1816. There are also reminiscences about life in New Iberia, recipes, poetry, sheet music, newspaper clippings, programs and pamphlets, carnival and debutante invitations, and photographs.