Lambert family papers, 1798-1905
[Back to Formatted Version]
Brief Description:

This collection consists of the papers of Pierre Antoine Lambert (d. 1827) and of his son, Pierre Alexandre Lambert (1806-1895).  Included are diplomas, medical certificates, a thesis, a slave agreement, correspondence, photographs, clippings, account books and other financial records, patient ledgers and prescriptions, baptismal records, contracts, passports, legal opinions, scientific and mathematical papers, political pamphlets, a theater ticket, a map, and other handwritten and printed material.

Digital surrogates for items in this collection can be found here:

Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at]
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 244
Created by: Lambert family.
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 04/19/1964.
Arrangement: Arranged by type, and then chronologically. The collection consists of 1 box and 1 oversize folder. It is 1.5 linear feet.
Biographical Note for Lambert family. : Pierre Antoine Lambert (d. 1827) was a native of Saint-Domingue, who later lived in Cuba on his coffee plantation, and then settled in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he owned a pharmacy, practiced medicine, and taught at the Collége d'Orléans. His son, Pierre Alexandre Lambert (1806-1895) was a prominent New Orleans doctor and administrator of Charity Hospital.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.) -- History.
Collége d'Orléans -- History.
Hospitals -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Lambert, Pierre Alexandre.
Lambert, Pierre Antoine.
Lambert family.
Medicine -- United States -- Louisiana.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century.
Pharmacology -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Physicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Slave records.
Slavery -- Cuba -- History.
Slavery -- Saint-Domingue -- History.
Genres/Forms of Material
Baptismal certificates.
Ledgers (account books)
Military passes.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Notes: The de la Vergne family  Gift.
Related Materials: This collection is related to the de la Vergne collection, Manuscripts Collection 146.
PreferredCitation: Lambert family papers, Manuscripts Collection 244, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011. Revised by LAC Group 8/5/11.