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]

Oversize folder 1: Oversize portraits and album pages, undated

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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