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).


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]


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