Land Transactions collection, 1721-1935 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Land Transactions collection, 1721-1935

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 506

Extent: 5.0 Boxes


This artificial collection, created by Tulane University, contains single items and small groups of documents from a variety of sources pertaining to a subject or interest.

The collection consists of 5 boxes.

Subjects: Contracts for deeds -- Louisiana., Land claims -- Louisiana., Land titles -- Louisiana.

Forms of Material: Bills of sale., Correspondence., Deeds., Land grants., Leases., Maps., Mortgages., Receipts (financial records), Topographic surveys.

Languages: English, French, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is made up of land grants, bills of sale, land claims, an affidavit, mortgages, business papers, auction announcements, leases, seizure notices, maps, surveys, deeds, and correspondence.

Digital surrogates for items in this collection can be found here:

Subject/Index Terms

Contracts for deeds -- Louisiana.
Land claims -- Louisiana.
Land titles -- Louisiana.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

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.

Preferred Citation: Land Transaction collection, Manuscripts Collection 506, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

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

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 3: Land Transactions collection
Digital surrogates for items in this box can be found here:
Folder 51: Victorin Patin land sale, 1840 May 9
Sale of a piece of land in the Parish of West Baton Rouge, the property of Patin Doussan, by Francois Gardère, as assignee for the creditors of the estate of Victorin Patin, deceased, to Ursin Soniat Duffossat. Document is dated 1840 May 9 and is notarized by Theodore Seghers, New Orleans.
Folder 52: James M. Robinson land sale, 1884 December 23
Deed of sale, notarized by Benjamin Ory, James M. Robinson sells to Catharine M. Griffin, widow of Hosea Rawles, resident of New Orleans, a lot in the First District of New Orleans in the square bounded by Canal, Gasquet, Liberty, and Marais Street, for $4,116.66.
Folder 53: Frederick J. Feight land purchase, 1935 January 22
Document, notarized by Bernard Titche, Jr., sale of a property located on the block bounded by Calhoun, Loyola University, Freret and Howard streets, Equitable Homestead Association to Frederick J. Feight. This property is now owned by Tulane University.
Folder 54: Simon Bethancourt land sale, 1836 August 29
Sale of property in the Faubourg Washington, Simon Bethancourt to Ferdinand L. "Nat" Morris. Notarized before Gustave Le Gardeur, in New Orleans. In French.
Folder 55: Mary Ann (Mrs. Samuel B.) Davis, Magnolia Grove Plantation bill of sale, 1821
Bill of sale and release of Magnolia Grove, sugar plantation in St. Bernard's Parish, Louisiana, by Mary Ann Rose Davis, wife of Samuel B. Davis, to Phil N.C. Wederstrandt.
Folder 57: Joseph LeCarpentier auction broadside, 1827 March 26
Joseph LeCarpentier, New Orleans auctioneer, announces the public sale of four properties on Monday, 1827 March 26, at Hewlett's Coffee House. The properties appear for sale by order of the attorneys of the owners, and included are Longwood Plantation (of R. Clague and John Oldham), located near Bayou Manchac, and formerly known as Madame Hinson's Plantation; a part of the Planters' Hotel (of William Kenner and Company), on Canal Street, occupied by Harvey Elkins; and two rural properties (of Clague and Oldham), located below New Orleans.
Folder 58: Ducongé family land sale, 1881 August 12
The papers consist of two legal documents and a newspaper clipping. The documents are a bill of sale of a lot in New Orleans by the Ducongé family to Justin J. Langles.
Folder 59: George A. Dreyfous testimony, 1926 June 8
Document dated New Orleans, 1926 June 8, signed by George A. Dreyfous, who attests that on this day he bought two lots from George Wendlin Huber. The lots are ten and eleven in square 406, bounded by Sixth, Harmony, Claiborne, and Willow streets. Dreyfous owns only an undivided fourth of the property; the remaining portions belong to his brother, F. Julius, and to his sisters Caroline and Ruth.
Folder 60: Paul and Marie Mortimer land sale, 1847 December 18
Paul Emile Mortimer and Marie Anastasia Estelle Mortimer, wife of Francois Livaudais Enoul, sold to Mary Tinsley, free woman and widow of Joseph Villoret, a property on Phillipa (Dryades) Street, New Orleans. The vendors had inherited the property from their mother, Césaire St. Amant. The document is in French, and a translation is included.
Folder 61: Patrick Kirven estate land sale, 1849
Bill of sale of a lot of ground on Magazine Street, New Orleans, bought by Henry Warren Reed from the estate of Patrick Kirven.
Folder 62: Jean Baptiste Déjan land sales, 1813, 1814
Bill of sale (1813) for property on corner of St. Louis and Bourbon Streets by the widow Monget to Jean Baptiste Déjan, Jr. Sale of same property by Déjan to Etienne Carraby (1814). Pierre Pedesclaux, the notary.
Folder 63: Margaret Flacks Schmitt land sale, 1902
Bill of sale for a lot of ground in New Orleans in city square number 437 bounded by South Prieur, Fourth, South Johnson and Third Streets, sold by Margaret Schmitt to Thomas Clinton, notarized by Arthur John Peters.
Folder 64: Land claim confirmation, 1821
True copy of a confirmation of title to a piece of property in New Orleans owned by Catherine Gonzales. Oversize.
Folder 65: John Woulfe land sale, 1858 December 20
Transfer to Thomas Dobson by John Woulfe of a lot of ground on Love Street, between Enghein and Port Street, situated in the suburb of Washington.
Folder 66: Joseph Stevens land indenture, 1744
Document caption: "Joseph Stevens to John Salley; Release 100 acres of land" in South Carolina.
Folder 67: Jean Barbot land sale, 1841 March 6
Land sale of town lot in Natchitoches by Jean Barbot to Louis Barbot. French. English translation.
Folder 68: Justice M. Moss rent receipt, 1874 June 1
Rent receipt for three month's rent of building at 202 Baronne Street paid to Justice M. Moss by John Adams the sum of $75.00.
Folder 69: Fuselier family mortgage, 1853 February 14
Photo copy of mortgage document of the Fuselier family of St. Mary Parish to secure loan from Bank of Louisiana.
Folder 71: Ferdinand de Leyba, 1781
Sale of property from estate of Ferdinand de Leyba, Captain of the Infantry in New Orleans, account of the estate by Martin Morgan, executor (xeroxed copy). In Spanish.
Folder 72: Mrs. H.F. Wehrman, collector, acts of sale, 1869-1917
Collection consists mainly of acts of sale for properties actually or eventually bought or sold in New Orleans by Louis P. Rise, Frances Claiborne Loret, James B. McConnell, Louis Jaunet and others. Other pieces include related materials--claims of title, promissory notes, mortgage documents, et cetera.
Folder 73: Land surveys, 1867
Four surveys of property belonging to the city of New Orleans, one of which shows the improvement of a draining machine between Canal Bayou St. Jean and Orleans Street Canal. Surveying done by J.A. d'Hémécourt, deputy surveyor.
Folder 74: City surveyor of New Orleans papers, 1833-1876
Papers from the office of the City Surveyor of New Orleans, including surveys of individual lots, descriptions and titles of property, and correspondence of the City Surveyor, mostly to W.H. Bell.
Folder 75: Widow Moline survey, 1806
Survey of a piece of land in the district of Opelousas, Bayou Teche, belonging to a Monsieur Moline.

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