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Avenel family papers, 1845-1873

By Deirdre Barr

Collection Overview

Title: Avenel family papers, 1845-1873

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 448

Creator: Avenel family.

Extent: 18.0 Folders. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged chronologically. It consists of 18 folders and is 0.25 linear foot.

Date Acquired: 06/06/1962

Languages: English [eng], French [fre]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This is a collection of letters from Adolphe Avenel, New Orleans, primarily from members of his family in France. Most are of personal nature. Of special interest is one letter from his mother describing recent events in the Revolution in France (June 30, 1848). Among other correspondents are: Victor Martin, France; A. Lecomte, Mandeville; and Jules Grégoire, San Francisco. There are also a few letters to his daughter, Marie Avenel, from relatives in France.

Biographical Note

An 1848 letter from Adolphe Avenel's mother refers to the 1848 revolution in France.  Adolphe Avenel lived in New Orleans; family members represented in the collection lived in France.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.25 linear foot

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.

Physical Access Note: Many of the letters in this collection are extremely fragile. Please handle with care.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. Felix J. Betancourt, Mrs. David Hoerner, Mrs. Louise Canepa and Walter Laroque.

Acquisition Method: Gift, in memory of Elise Avenel Maloney.

Preferred Citation: Avenel family papers, Manuscripts Collection 448, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 709777379

Box and Folder Listing

Folder 1: Letters, 1845-1847
Folder 2: Letters, 1848
Folder 3: Letters, 1849
Folder 4: Letters, 1850-1852
Folder 5: Letters, 1854-1855
Folder 6: Letters, 1856
Folder 7: Letters, 1857
Folder 8: Letters, 1858
Folder 9: Letters, 1859
Folder 10: Letters, 1860
Folder 11: Letters, 1862
Folder 12: Letters, 1863-1864
Folder 13: Letters, 1865
Folder 14: Letters, 1866
Folder 15: Letters, 1867
Folder 16: Letters, 1869-1870
Folder 17: Letters, 1871-1873
Folder 18: letters, undated