Thiel family papers, 1814-1962 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Jennifer Dinwiddie

Collection Overview

Title: Thiel family papers, 1814-1962

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 284

Primary Creator: Thiel family

Extent: 7.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection consists of seven boxes, an oversize folder, and a volume. It is 6.5 linear feet.

Date Acquired: 03/17/1971

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 6.5 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: Mrs. Frank Cusimano and Mr. Frank Caulette.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Thiel family papers, Manuscript Collection 284, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon in 2013.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Thiel family correspondence and other written collections, 1814-1953],
[Box 2: Photographs of Thiel family, undated],
[Box 3: Photographs of Govan, Nephler, Schoonmaker, and other families, undated],
[Box 4: Photographs of Thiel and other family homes, New Orleans, and other Louisiana places, undated],
[Box 5: Photographs in individual cases, undated],
[Box 6: Large portraits, unidentified photographs, and negatives, undated],
[Box 7: Small volumes, 1841-1962],
[Oversize folder 1: Oversize portraits and album pages, undated],
[Volume 1: Ledger book filled with poetry of unidentified authors, 1890-1930],
[All]

Box 1: Thiel family correspondence and other written collections, 1814-1953
Folder 1: Thiel family papers, 1814-1820
Folder 2: Thiel family papers, 1830-1836
Folder 3: Thiel family papers, 1837-1864
Folder 4: Thiel family papers, 1865-1868
Folder 5: Thiel family papers, 1871-1880
Folder 6: Thiel family papers, 1881-1887
Folder 7: Thiel family papers, 1891-1896
Folder 8: Thiel family papers, 1904-1909
Folder 9: Thiel family papers, 1913-1919
Folder 10: Thiel family papers, 1920s
Folder 11: Thiel family papers, 1930-1938
Folder 12: Thiel family papers, 1940s
Folder 13: Thiel family papers, 1950-1953
Folder 14: Thiel family papers, undated
Folder 15: Thiel cards, calling, memberships, and gifts, 1908-1934
Folder 16: Poetry and stories, undated
Folder 17: Recipes, undated
Folder 18: Newspaper clippings, 1909-1948
Folder 19: Other printed materials, undated
Folder 20: Other collections, undated
Box 2: Photographs of Thiel family, undated
Folder 1: Photographs of Captain Charles Thiel, undated
Folder 2: Photographs of Emma Thiel, undated
Folder 3: Photographs of Charles A. Thiel, Jr., undated
Folder 4: Photographs of Charles A. Thiel, Jr., undated
Folder 5: Photographs of Walter Thiel, undated
Folder 6: Photographs of Walter Thiel, undated
Folder 7: Photographs of Florence Thiel, undated
Folder 8: Photographs of Walter and Florence Thiel, undated
Folder 9: Photographs of Thiel family, undated
Folder 10: Photographs of Thiel family, undated
Box 3: Photographs of Govan, Nephler, Schoonmaker, and other families, undated
Folder 1: Photographs of Daisy Thiel Govan, undated
Folder 2: Photographs of Charles Govan, undated
Folder 3: Photographs of Elizabeth Govan, undated
Folder 4: Photographs of Charles, Elizabeth, and Jack Govan, undated
Folder 5: Photographs of Schoonmaker family, undated
Folder 6: Photographs of Absalom and M.P. Nephler, undated
Folder 7: Other related portraits, undated
Folder 8: Unidentified formal portraits, undated
Folder 9: Unidentified informal portraits, undated
Folder 10: Unidentified informal group portraits, undated
Box 4: Photographs of Thiel and other family homes, New Orleans, and other Louisiana places, undated
Folder 1: Photographs from Thiel album, undated
Folder 2: Photographs from Thiel album, undated
Folder 3: Photographs of Race Street Thiel home, New Orleans, undated
Folder 4: Photographs of other identified homes, undated
Folder 5: Photographs of warehouses, undated
Folder 6: Photographs of Julius C. Wolff and Co., undated
Folder 7: Carnival photographs, undated
Folder 8: Photographs of New Orleans, undated
Folder 9: Photographs of river scenes, undated
Folder 10: Photographs of river scenes, undated
Folder 11: Photographs of Metairie cemetery, undated
Folder 12: Large photographs of unidentified children, 1901
Box 5: Photographs in individual cases, undated
Box 6: Large portraits, unidentified photographs, and negatives, undated
Folder 1: Unidentified large portraits, undated
Folder 2: Unidentified large portraits, undated
Folder 3: Unidentified photographs from an album, 1947-1956
Folder 4: Unidentified photographs from an album, 1947-1956
Folder 5: Unidentified photographs from an album, 1947-1956
Folder 6: Photographs of other plants and homes, undated
Folder 7: Other photographs, undated
Folder 8: Photographs of unidentified homes, Seine river floods, and destroyed homes, undated
Folder 9: Photograph negatives, undated
Box 7: Small volumes, 1841-1962
Oversize folder 1: Oversize portraits and album pages, undated
Volume 1: Ledger book filled with poetry of unidentified authors, 1890-1930

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Thiel family correspondence and other written collections, 1814-1953],
[Box 2: Photographs of Thiel family, undated],
[Box 3: Photographs of Govan, Nephler, Schoonmaker, and other families, undated],
[Box 4: Photographs of Thiel and other family homes, New Orleans, and other Louisiana places, undated],
[Box 5: Photographs in individual cases, undated],
[Box 6: Large portraits, unidentified photographs, and negatives, undated],
[Box 7: Small volumes, 1841-1962],
[Oversize folder 1: Oversize portraits and album pages, undated],
[Volume 1: Ledger book filled with poetry of unidentified authors, 1890-1930],
[All]


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