Walthall Burton papers, 1806-1896
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Brief Description: This collection consists of papers of Walthall Burton and family, including bills, receipts, slave sale contracts, land sale contracts, marriage contracts, promissory notes, land grants, correspondence, bills, certificates, and programs. There are large numbers of bills and receipts for various supplies purchased by the Confederate Army and furnished by Burton. Included are a number of government forms signed by several Louisiana governors. Some of the papers refer to Judge Morgan of Opelousas. Morgan and Burton were grandfathers of the previous owner of the collection.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at] tulane.edu
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 431
Created by: Burton, Walthall.
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 02/09/1949.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.
Biographical Note for Burton, Walthall. : Walthall Burton came to Louisiana from Kentucky as a young man and became a steamboat captain on the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers and owner of the Glenade and Ashland plantations in St. Landry Parish.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Burton, Walthall.
Burton family.
Confederate States of America. Army.
Slave records.
Genres/Forms of Material
Bills of sale.
Certificates.
Correspondence.
Land grants.
Marriage certificates.
Mortgages.
Promissory notes.
Receipts (financial records)
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: Eleanor Morgan.
PreferredCitation: Walthall Burton papers, Manuscripts Collection 431, 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.