Thiel family papers, 1814-1962
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Brief Description: This collection consists of various letters, contracts, legal proceedings, poetry, newspaper clippings, and other written records pertaining to the Thiel family, from the early 1800s to the 1960s, as well as a large collection of photographs of the Thiel family, their various estates, and scenes from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Carnival, and the Mississippi River. The Thiel family were the proprietors of the United States Bonded Warehouse Company, later the United Warehouse Company Limited, in New Orleans, as well as prominent land owners and members of high society in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
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 284
Created by: Thiel family
Volume: 7.0 Boxes
Acquired: 03/17/1971.
Arrangement: This collection consists of seven boxes, an oversize folder, and a volume. It is 6.5 linear feet.
Biographical Note for Thiel family : The Thiel family, based in New Orleans and Baton Rouge from the early 1800s to the 1950s, were proprietors of the United States Bonded Warehouse Company, later the United Warehouse Company Limited, and the owners of a significant portion of land in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and surrounding areas. The family consisted of Charles Augustus Thiel, who moved to Baton Rouge after serving in a Missouri regiment during the Civil War to work as an internal revenue agent, his wife Emma Nephler Thiel, and their children Charles A. Thiel Jr. and Daisy Thiel Govan. They were closely connected with the Nephler family, a prominent family of lawyers, and the Schoonmaker family at the time.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Notes: Mrs. Frank Cusimano and Mr. Frank Caulette.  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Thiel family papers, Manuscript Collection 284, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid information entered in Archon in 2013.