Byrne family papers, 1970-1981
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Brief Description: The Byrne family papers consists of correspondence, copies of deeds, photographs, genealogical research, and writings composed and gathered by Celeste Byrne. Celeste Byrne worked on a book project that documented 300 years of Byrne family history up until her grandfather's death in 1903.
Held at:
Offsite Repository
900 S. Jefferson Davis Highway
New Orleans, LA 70125
Email: larc [at]
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 1009
Created by: Byrne family., Byrne, Celeste.
Volume: 5.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically. The collection consists of 5 boxes. It is 3 linear feet.
Biographical Note for Byrne family. : A prominent member of the Byrne family, John Lawrence Byrne (1835-1903), moved to the United States from Ireland. His grandfather, George Hillas, was a member of the Irish Parliament. John Lawrence Byrne lived in New Orleans and was part of the Confederate Army Reserve and later a comissioner of the Audubon Park Association beginning in 1891. His granddaughter, Celeste Byrne, was a New York fashion designer who retired to New Orleans and worked on writing a book covering three hundred years of family history to his death in 1903.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. Collection is stored offsite, please contact LaRC staff at least two business days in advance to determine availability of the collection.
Subject Index
Byrne, John Lawrence.
Byrne family -- Genealogy.
Contracts for deeds -- Louisiana.
New Orleans (La.) -- Genealogy.
Genres/Forms of Material
Research notes.
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.
PreferredCitation: Byrne family papers, Manuscripts Collection 1009, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid information entered in Archon in 2010.