ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 286
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1816-1850
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Scope and Contents: The collection is primarily made up of correspondence of James H. Dakin and his family. Dakin was a prominent architect who designed many significant structures in New Orleans, including the University of Louisiana during the mid nineteenth century, which would later become part of Tulane University. There is an 1843-1845 minute book of the Louisiana Volunteer Regiment kept by Dakin. Also included is reference material used by author Arthur Scully, Jr. to write James Dakin, Architect-His Career in New York and the South.