St. Martin family papers, 1732-1950 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: St. Martin family papers, 1732-1950

Predominant Dates:1834-1949

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 68

Primary Creator: St. Martin family.

Extent: 18.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement:

Boxes 1-10 are arranged chronologically and include copies of marriage and baptismal certificates, and the correspondence of several generations of the St. Martin and Perret families. The correspondence for the period 1834-1839 is composed chiefly of letters from members of the Charles Perret and Drausin Perret families. The letters for the period 1846-1893 are of Louis St. Martin, his wife Louise Perret, and his children. There are also numerous letters to Louis St. Martin from friends and associates regarding his business affairs and his political career. The material for the period 1894-1947 is composed chiefly of the personal and business correspondence of three of the Louis St. Martin children. Between 1926 and 1949 most of the material pertains to the business activities of Armand E. St. Martin and Joseph Preston St. Martin.

Boxes 11-18 contain miscellaneous materials, including theatre programs, Mardi Gras mementos, and genealogical notes (Box 11); journals kept by various members of the family (Box 13); school notebooks (Box 14); printed political materials, 1852-1891 (Box 15); marriage announcements and death notices (Box 16); and photographs (Box 17).

In an oversized folder are several Louisiana newspapers of the 1880s.

The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of 18 boxes and 1 oversize folder. The collection is 10.5 linear feet.

Date Acquired: 11/10/1964

Subjects: D'Arensbourg family., French Americans -- Louisiana -- History., Legislators -- United States., Louisiana -- Politics and government., New Orleans (La.) -- Genealogy., Perret family., St. Martin, Louis, 1820-1893., St. Martin family.

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Genealogies.

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The St. Martin family papers consist of letters, journals, legal documents, business records, bills and receipts, genealogical material, and newspapers. The materials pertain chiefly to the St. Martin family, but there is also material relating to allied families, including the Perret and D'Arensbourg. These families are among the earliest European settlers in Louisiana.

Biographical Note

The St. Martins are descendants of Pierre Bauchet St. Martin, who immigrated to Louisiana from Canada, and who in 1758 was the owner of a plantation on the present site of Algiers. The family has had a long and distinguished record of public service. A large group of papers relate to Louis St. Martin (1820-1893), who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1851, 1866, 1868, and 1884; was register of the United States Land Office for the Southeastern district of Louisiana from 1846 to 1849; and was the first registrar of voters in New Orleans.

Subject/Index Terms

D'Arensbourg family.
French Americans -- Louisiana -- History.
Legislators -- United States.
Louisiana -- Politics and government.
New Orleans (La.) -- Genealogy.
Perret family.
St. Martin, Louis, 1820-1893.
St. Martin family.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 10.5 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: Isabel St. Martin Reynaud; Ruth St. Martin Ulmer; Hilda St. Martin Hartogh; Colonel Joseph Preston St. Martin, Jr.; Dr. Maurice Edward St. Martin.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: St. Martin family papers, Manuscripts Collection 68, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1965.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 708090577


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Papers, 1732-1869],
[Box 2: Papers, 1870-1891],
[Box 3: Papers, 1892-1897],
[Box 4: Papers, 1898-1899],
[Box 5: Papers, 1900-1902],
[Box 6: Papers, 1903-1919],
[Box 7: Papers, 1920-1925],
[Box 8: Papers, 1926-1929],
[Box 9: Papers, 1930-1937],
[Box 10: Papers, 1938-1949],
[Box 11: Undated material, miscellaneous material],
[Box 12: Panola Company records, 1921-1941],
[Box 13: Journals, diaries],
[Box 14: Cancelled checks, school notebooks, other papers],
[Box 15: Printed materials, 1852-1891],
[Box 16: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1950],
[Box 17: Photographs, prints, and plates],
[Box 18: Empty mailed envelopes],
[[information restricted]],
[[information restricted]],
[Oversize folder 1: Newspapers],
[All]

Box 1: Papers, 1732-1869

1732-1805. Baptismal certificates, marriage contracts, and death certificates of St. Martin, D'Arensbourg, Perret, Pujol, and Labatut families. Most of the documents are copies taken from church records and certified by the priest.

1834-1839. Correspondence of members of the Charles Perret family: Madame Louise D'Arensbourg Perret, Charles Perret, Rosemonds Perret, and Madame Drausin Perret.

1839. Correspondence of Madame Louise D'Arensbourg Perret and Felix Perret at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, to his mother, Madame Drausin Perret. Also a report on Rosemont Perret, Sping Hill College.

1840-1845. There are no papers for these dates.

1846-1849. Letters from Louis St. Martin to his wife. Letters from J. S. Armant to Louis St. Martin. A Register of Choctaw Indian Certificates for land (1848-1849).

1851-1852. Letters from Louis St. Martin, Washington, Bernard Philips and A. Lustig.

1852-1853. Letters from Louis S. Martin, Sidonie Delahoussaye, and Mrs. Louis St. Martin (Louisa Perret).

1854-1858. Two legal documents: 1) Mr. and Mrs. Louis St. Martin, Jules Lavergne, and Louis Léon Bernard, transfer of mortgage to Furcy Verret, and 2) Sale of Slave by Céline and Virginie Deslix to Louis St. Martin. (both 1854). Letters from Louisa St. Martin to her mother, Louise Perret St. Martin, to her husband Louis St. Martin, and to her children.

1859-1869. Letters from Mrs. Louise Perret St. Martin to various members of her family. An invitation to a French play at Jesuits' College (1859 March 5). Twenty-nine handwritten weekly school reports of Albert, Corinne, and Stephanie St. Martin (1860).

Box 2: Papers, 1870-1891

1870-1879. Letters within the immediate Louis St. Martin family, including letters from Louis St. Martin, Washington, D.C. (1870).

1880-1893. Letters to and from Louis St. Martin relating to his business and public affairs. Letters within the Louis St. Martin family. Bulletin of Berthe St. Martin from the Academie des Saints-Anges (1883 February 19).

Box 3: Papers, 1892-1897
1880-1893. Letters to and from Louis St. Martin relating to his business and public affairs. Letters within the Louis St. Martin family. Bulletin of Berthe St. Martin from the Academie des Saints-Anges (1883 February 19).
Box 4: Papers, 1898-1899
Box 5: Papers, 1900-1902
Box 6: Papers, 1903-1919
Box 7: Papers, 1920-1925
Box 8: Papers, 1926-1929
Box 9: Papers, 1930-1937
Box 10: Papers, 1938-1949
Box 11: Undated material, miscellaneous material
Correspondence, theater and racing programs, handwritten poems, handwritten prayers and other religious material, miscellaneous material. Mardi Gras mementos, 1888, 1889, 1897, 1905.
Folder 1: Correspondence, undated
Folder 2: Correspondence, undated
Folder 3: Correspondence, undated
Folder 4: Correspondence, undated
Folder 5: Correspondence, undated
Folder 6: Correspondence, undated
Folder 7: Correspondence, undated
Folder 8: Correspondence, undated
Folder 9: Correspondence, undated
Folder 10: Correspondence, undated
Folder 11: Theater and racing programs, undated
Folder 12: Monthly bulletin from Louisiana Academy for Albert St. Martin, undated
Folder 13: Papers pertaining to financial materials, undated
Folder 14: Collection agreement between Louis St. Martin and West Steever, undated
Folder 15: Papers pertaining to land and property, undated
Folder 16: Folder of miscellaneous material, undated
Folder 17: Handwritten poems, undated
Folder 18: Handwritten poems, undated
Folder 19: Handwritten prayers and other religious pieces, undated
Folder 20: Prescriptions and recipes
Folder 21: Mardi Gras mementos, 1888, 1889, 1887, 1897, 1905
Folder 22: Mardi Gras mementos, 1888, 1889, 1887, 1897, 1905
Folder 23: Printed calling cards
Folder 24: Locks of hair
Folder 25: Genealogy notes (pertaining to the St. Martin, Perret, D'Aurensbourg families, et al.)
Folder 26: Genealogy notes (pertaining to the St. Martin, Perret, D'Aurensbourg families, et al.)
Folder 27: Genealogy notes (pertaining to the St. Martin, Perret, D'Aurensbourg families, et al.)
Folder 28: Genealogy notes (pertaining to the St. Martin, Perret, D'Aurensbourg families, et al.)
Folder 29: Genealogy notes (pertaining to the St. Martin, Perret, D'Aurensbourg families, et al.)
Folder 30: Genealogy notes (pertaining to the St. Martin, Perret, D'Aurensbourg families, et al.)
Box 12: Panola Company records, 1921-1941

In chronological order, consisting mainly of:

1. Tax papers

2. Correspondence

3. Banking records

4. Various account statements (principally with Beer and Company and with Waters and Alcus)

5. Handwritten notes

Box 13: Journals, diaries

1. The journal of Alexandre Massé, containing much genealogical information. Part I: 1818-1827 (folder 1) and Part II: 1829-1836 (folder 2).

2. Notebook of L. Albert St. Martin, circa 1866, containing poems and miscellaneous notes.

3. Notebook of L. Albert St. Martin, circa 1867-1874, containing daily notes, financial records, poems; the cover is labeled "Steamer Fanny Sparhawk..."

4. Financial journal, 1874.

5. Financial journal of Honorable Louis St. Martin, 1875.

6. Financial journal, 1878.

7. Address book, circa 1886 (see verso of back cover).

8. A child's financial and letter notebook, 1897.

Box 14: Cancelled checks, school notebooks, other papers

1. School notebooks of Berthe St. Martin (folders 1-11, and one bundle).

2. School notebooks of Corinne St. Martin (folders 12-13).

3. Philosophy notes, John Perret, Jesuits' College, 1904.

4. Check stubs and old check books.

5. Cancelled checks and bank statements.

6. The National First Reader, or World Builder, 1865.

7. Pictoral scrapbook.

8. Daily exercise: consisting of the Holy Mass and Vespers..., 1865.

Box 15: Printed materials, 1852-1891
Folder 1: Speech of Breckinridge, Kentucky, House of Representatives, 1852 March 4
Folder 2: Circular, "The Challenge," Democratic State Central Committee, 1850
Folder 3: "Platform and Address of the National Democratic Party!", 1865 October 16
Folder 4: "First district of Louisiana, J. H. Sypher vs. Louis St. Martin", 1868
Folder 5: "Official proceedings of the Conservative Democratic Convention", 1876 January 5
Folder 6: Loose pages from various publications
Folder 7: Religious material
Folder 8: Religious material
Folder 9: Religious material
Folder 10: Black post cards
Folder 11: Advertisements
Folder 12: Advertisement cards
Folder 14: Burnett's Ladies' Calendar, 1869
Folder 15: A reader, "Quand P ( ) a fatigué..."
Folder 16: Pamphlet, "The Mexican Gang and Mexican Headquarters", 1928
Folder 17: Pamphlet, "How to cook"
Folder 18: Jack London, What life means to me, 1924
Folder 19: Money order forms and the pamphlet, "Parcel post information"
Folder 20: Tax pamphlets
Folder 21: Almanach de J. F. Leliévre, 1874
Folder 22: Political material (circulars), 1865-1891

a. 1865, "National Democratic Ticket. 9th Representative District. For Governor, J. Madison Wells..."

b. 1805, "Regular Democratic Ticket. For Representative in the 49th Congress,...Louis St. Martin."

c. 1868, "Democratic Ticket. 1st Congressional Ticket. For President, Horatio Seymour, of New York..."

d. 1876, "Ninth Ward. Democratic and Conservative Ticket. National Ticket. For President, Samuel J. Tilden..."

e. 1880, "9th Ward...For Delegate to Congressional Nominating Convention.."

f. 1884, "The History of the Campaign in the First Congressional District. Mr. Hunt's Insincerity, Trickery and Ingratitude exposed. The Regular Democratic Platform. Colonel St. Martin's Letter of Acceptance."

g. 1884. "Voters First Congressional District. Read Wilkinson on Meyer..."

h. 1886, "7th Ward. For Congress, 1st District, Honorable Louis St. Martin."

i. 1886, "7th Ward. For Congress, 1st District, Honorable Louis St. Martin..." (differs from the preceding).

j. 1891, "3rd Ward. Regular Democratic Conservative Ticket. Our Choice for Governor, Samuel Douglas McEnery..."

k. 1891, "5th Ward. Regular Democratic Conservative Ticket. Our choice for Governor, Samuel Douglas McEnery..."

l. undated, "Democratic Ticket. For President, Grower Cleveland..."

Folder 23: Miscellaneous printed material, 1891, undated

a. undated, engraving of New Orleans City Hall.

b. 1891, "Mexican Music, published by Julius Hart, New Orleans..."

c. "Application to the Register and Receiver of the Land Office, for the South Eastern District of Louisiana, at New Orleans." Blank

d. Two lottery tickets, "Prix du billet, un franc, Loterie du Musée Napoléon..." undated

d.

Box 16: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1950
Folder 1: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 2: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 3: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 4: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 6: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 7: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 8: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 9: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 10: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1943
Folder 11: Marriage notices, 1911 and undated
Folder 12: Death notices, 1904-1950 and undated
Folder 13: Poetry
Folder 14: Poetry
Folder 15: Poetry
Folder 16: Poetry
Folder 17: Poetry
Folder 18: Poetry
Folder 19: Poetry
Folder 20: Miscellaneous clippings, undated
Folder 21: Miscellaneous clippings, undated
Folder 22: Miscellaneous clippings, undated
Folder 23: Miscellaneous clippings, undated
Folder 24: Miscellaneous clippings, undated
Folder 25: Miscellaneous clippings, undated
Folder 26: Miscellaneous clippings, undated
Box 17: Photographs, prints, and plates
Box 18: Empty mailed envelopes
Oversize folder 1: Newspapers

L'Abeille de la Nouvelle-Orleans

  1894 July 15 (incomplete)

  1898 January 1 (incomplete)

  1902 August 31 (incomplete)

Bicycle South, New Orleans

  Volume 3, Number 5 (1889 May)

Daily Capitolian Advocate, Baton Rouge

  1885 August 28

La Diamant, New Orleans

  Volume 1, Numbers 20-26 (1887 July 1-August 14)

Le Figaro, Suplement Litteraire, Paris

1895 May 25

Le Meschacébé, Edgar P. O., Louisiana

  1877 September 15

Le Meschacébé Journal Hebdomadaire, Reserve, Louisiana

  1902 October 11

St. Bernard Eagle, St. Bernard, Louisiana

  Volume 7, number 46 1884 October 2

  Volume 7, number 47 1884 October 9

  Volume 7, number 50 1884 October 30

  Volume 7, number 51 1884 November 6

  Volume 8, number 15 1885 February 26

  Volume 8, number 19 1885 March 26

  Volume 8, number 41 1885 August 27

  Volume 8, number 42 1885 September 3

  Volume 9, number 37 1886 October 2

The Times-Democrat, New Orleans

1886 September 16 This is the only copy of this issue at Howard-Tilton.


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[Box 1: Papers, 1732-1869],
[Box 2: Papers, 1870-1891],
[Box 3: Papers, 1892-1897],
[Box 4: Papers, 1898-1899],
[Box 5: Papers, 1900-1902],
[Box 6: Papers, 1903-1919],
[Box 7: Papers, 1920-1925],
[Box 8: Papers, 1926-1929],
[Box 9: Papers, 1930-1937],
[Box 10: Papers, 1938-1949],
[Box 11: Undated material, miscellaneous material],
[Box 12: Panola Company records, 1921-1941],
[Box 13: Journals, diaries],
[Box 14: Cancelled checks, school notebooks, other papers],
[Box 15: Printed materials, 1852-1891],
[Box 16: Newspaper clippings, 1855-1950],
[Box 17: Photographs, prints, and plates],
[Box 18: Empty mailed envelopes],
[[information restricted]],
[[information restricted]],
[Oversize folder 1: Newspapers],
[All]


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