Denègre family papers, 1824-2000s
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Brief Description: The collection contains correspondence, business papers, photographs, clippings, spoken audio recordings, souvenir albums, diplomas and other personal documents of members of Denègre and other related families, including the Gayle, Baldwin, Bayne and Jones families. There is also genealogical research, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and other documents of various branches of the Denègre family. Much of the research presented in the 2008 accretion was compiled by George Denègre and appears as his unpublished manuscript entitled Three Grandfathers, included in the collection.
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 662
Created by: Denègre family., Denègre, Thomas Bayne, 1911-1915.
Volume: 46.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/1973.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged as follows: correspondence and business papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, Yale memorabilia, National Guard, poetry and songs, T.B. Denègre reading, journal of Sarah Ann Gayle, Baldwin genealogy, European royalty, Italian art, travel guides, postcards, diaries, photographs, family papers, correspondence regarding the writing of War and Healing, Lieutenant Bayne Denègre correspondence, Denègre family correspondence, family papers, family correspondence, genealogy, photography, George Denègre correspondence, Bouligny genealogy and Foundation, Albert Baldwin photograph, and bound volumes. The collection consists of 46 boxes, 15 bound volumes and one oversize folder.  It is 27 linear feet.
Biographical Note for Denègre family. : The Denègre family is connected to several other families, including the Baldwin, Bayne, Gayle, and Jones families. Joseph Jones, M.D. (1833-1896) of the Jones family of Liberty County, Georgia, settled in New Orleans when he was appointed Chair of Chemistry and Clinical Medicine at the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) after the Civil War. Thomas Bayne Denègre (1911-1915) was a grandson of Jones and attended Tulane Law School and practiced law in New Orleans. Born to Stanhope Jones (1860-1894) and Amelia "Minna" Bayne Jones (1868-1893), Denègre and his sister went to live their aunt Edith Bayne Denègre (1863-1936) upon their parents' death, taking the Denègre name in the process.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Baldwin family -- Genealogy.
Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970.
Bayne family -- Genealogy.
Denègre, George, 1923-2008.
Denègre, Thomas Bayne, 1893-1967.
Denègre family -- Genealogy.
Gayle family -- Genealogy.
Jones family -- Genealogy.
Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Louisiana -- History -- 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 20th century.
Genres/Forms of Material
Manuscripts (document genre)
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.
Acquisition Notes: George Denègre and George Denègre, Jr.  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Denègre family papers, Manuscripts Collection 662, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revisions: Revised by LAC Group 4/7/11.