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Lemann family papers, 1801-1968

By Jazmin Smith

Collection Overview

Title: Lemann family papers, 1801-1968

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 168

Creator: Lemann family.

Extent: 27.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic, then chronologically. The collection consists of 27 boxes, approximately 800 volumes and 27 oversized items. It is 107 linear feet.

Languages: English [eng], French [fre]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of papers of the Lemann family of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. In addition, there are records of the Lemann Company, B. Lemann & Brothers, and related agricultural and other businesses, including Donaldsonville Ice Company, Belle Terre Incorporated, Ascension Hook & Ladder Company, Palo Alto Company, and Hotel Donaldson Company. Materials in the collection consist of legal documents, correspondence, journals, financial statements, ledger books, invoices, contracts, tax records and receipts, laborer records, crop records, plantation store books, newspapers, handwritten genealogical tables, photographs, maps, and the diaries of Jacob Lemann (1809-1887) and his son, Bernard Lemann (1841-1899).

Biographical Note

The Lemann family moved from Newport, R.I., to Donaldsonville, Louisiana, in the 1860s, and built and operated seven sugar plantations, among other businesses, in the region. The plantations were named Palo Alto, Belle Terre, Peytavin, Dugas, Souvenir, Crescent, and Rodriguez; these flourished during the remainder of the nineteenth century.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional materials added in 1990.

Alternate Extent Statement: 107 linear feet

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Lemann family and Dr. Bernard Lemann.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Lemann family papers, Manuscripts Collection 168, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011. Revised by LAC Group 10/13/11.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 466141774

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