Raynal family papers, 1796-1968 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Raynal family papers, 1796-1968

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 458

Primary Creator: Raynal family.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

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

Date Acquired: 05/20/1968

Subjects: Goujaud, M., Land claims., Raynal, Pierre B., Raynal family -- Genealogy., Raynal family., Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) -- History.

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Notes., Translations.

Languages: French, English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of pages from a diary or account sheets of Jean Castel from Santo Domingo. There is correspondence between Pierre Raynal of Charleston, South Carolina and M. Goujaud, Paris. Goujaud and Dumoustier directed the office set up by the French government, 1830-1834, for the settlement of claims and indemnification of estates lost in the uprisings of Santo Domingo. In his correspondence, Raynal attempted to liquidate his claim there. Also included in the collection are genealogical notes. All original correspondence is in French, but is accompanied by xeroxes of English translations.

Biographical Note

The Raynal family lived in Charleston, South Carolina. Jean Jacques Raynal was a French colonist in Santo Domingo who had a son, Pierre B. Raynal. Pierre Raynal wanted to liquidate his claim in Santo Domingo after the uprisings there and corresponded with Goujaud and Dumoustier, the directors of the office that settled claims.

Subject/Index Terms

Goujaud, M.
Land claims.
Raynal, Pierre B.
Raynal family -- Genealogy.
Raynal family.
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) -- History.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. It is recommended that originals be used as little as possible due to fragility and that English translations be used instead.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: John W. Fairfax, Jr

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Raynal family papers, Manuscripts Collection 458, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1977 by KFP.

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

Other Note: OCLC Number: 768835711


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Box 1: Raynal family papers
Folder 1: Diary accounts and letter, 1796-1823

1796-1808. Six leaves from a diary or account of Jean Castel. French and translation.

1807 March 11. Statement of account to M. Raynal. French.

1823 May 18. Letter to Madame Milhau née De Gretian, Paris, from Madame Raynal née Le Castel, Charleston. French and translation.

Folder 2: Letters to M.P. Raynal, 1828 October 10-1829 July 29

1828 October 10. Letter to M. Peter Raynal, Charleston, from Goujaud, Paris. French and translation.

1829 July 29. Letter to M. P. Raynal, Charleston, from Goujaud, Paris. French and translation.

Folder 3: Letters to M.P. Raynal, 1829 December 23-1837 January 15

1829 December 23. Letter to M. Raynal, Charleston, from Goujaud, Paris. French and translation.

1837 January 15. Letter to M. Peter Raynal, Montgomery, Alabama from Dumoustier, Goujaud and Company, Paris. French and translation.

Folder 4: Other papers, undated, 1968 March 9

Announcement from M. Dumoustier, Goujaud and company, Paris. French and translation.

Genealogical notes.

1968 March 9. Letter from Randy Bell to John Fairfax, Jr.



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