Walthall Burton papers, 1806-1896 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Walthall Burton papers, 1806-1896

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 431

Primary Creator: Burton, Walthall.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.

Date Acquired: 02/09/1949

Subjects: Burton, Walthall., Burton family., Confederate States of America. Army., Slave records.

Forms of Material: Bills of sale., Certificates., Correspondence., Land grants., Marriage certificates., Mortgages., Promissory notes., Receipts (financial records)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of papers of Walthall Burton and family, including bills, receipts, slave sale contracts, land sale contracts, marriage contracts, promissory notes, land grants, correspondence, bills, certificates, and programs. There are large numbers of bills and receipts for various supplies purchased by the Confederate Army and furnished by Burton. Included are a number of government forms signed by several Louisiana governors. Some of the papers refer to Judge Morgan of Opelousas. Morgan and Burton were grandfathers of the previous owner of the collection.

Biographical Note

Walthall Burton came to Louisiana from Kentucky as a young man and became a steamboat captain on the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers and owner of the Glenade and Ashland plantations in St. Landry Parish.

Subject/Index Terms

Burton, Walthall.
Burton family.
Confederate States of America. Army.
Slave records.

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.

Acquisition Source: Eleanor Morgan.

Preferred Citation: Walthall Burton papers, Manuscripts Collection 431, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1949, recataloged in 1977 by KFP, and rehoused in 2005 by Melissa Smith.

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

Other Note: OCLC Number: 768492474

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Walthall Burton papers],

Box 1: Walthall Burton papers
Folder 1: Slave sale contracts, land sale contracts, marriage contract, 1806-1839
Folder 2: Commission to Louisiana State Militia, various land sale papers, slave sale, several promissory notes and receipts, 1840-1850
Folder 3: Land sales, land grants, promissory note, a letter, 1852-1860
Folder 4: Confederate bills, receipts for supplies, 1863-1865
Folder 5: Certificate for elected judge, justice of the peace, mortgages on plantation, library society programs, 1866-1896
Folder 6: John J. Morgan land grant, 1859

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