Noah Benedict papers, 1805-1865 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Noah Benedict papers, 1805-1865

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 462

Primary Creator: Benedict, Noah Bennet.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic as follows: Noah Benedict's report to the New Orleans Association of Sciences, genealogical material, property records, correspondence, other papers, and personal letters to Miss Jane Benedict to her brother, Noah B. Benedict. The collection consists of one box and one oversize folder.

Date Acquired: 09/00/1954. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Benedict, Noah Bennet., Benedict family -- Genealogy., Benedict family., Flags -- Confederate States of America., New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865., New Orleans Association of Sciences., Wilson family -- Genealogy.

Forms of Material: Certificates., Correspondence., Land grants., Military passes., Reports.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of correspondence, certificates, land grants, military passes, a report, genealogical material, and designs for Confederate flags. Noah Bennet Benedict (1809-1869) was a surgeon who presented a report to the New Orleans Academy of Sciences in 1858 concerning the need for a geological survey of Louisiana. In addition to Benedict family genealogical material, there is also information about the Wilson family, which is the family of Noah Benedict's mother, Jane Wilson Benedict.

Biographical Note

Noah Bennet Benedict (1809-1869) was a doctor and surgeon who presented a report to the New Orleans Academy of Sciences in 1858 concerning the need for a geological survey of Louisiana. He received his medical degree from Yale University in 1833, was Surgeon Mate in the 208th Infantry in 1834, and received his license to practice medicine in Louisiana in 1852. His parents were Thomas B. Benedict and Jane Wilson, who married in 1808 and also had one daughter, Jane. Noah Benedict married Harriet Sophia Battelle in 1850.

Subject/Index Terms

Benedict, Noah Bennet.
Benedict family -- Genealogy.
Benedict family.
Flags -- Confederate States of America.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
New Orleans Association of Sciences.
Wilson family -- Genealogy.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Accruals: Additional material added to the collection in October 1954.

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: Daisy Carré Russ and A. E. Clarkson.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Noah Benedict papers, Manuscripts Collection 462, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 1954 and reprocessed in 1977 by KFP.

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

Other Note: OCLC number: 802826406

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Noah Benedict papers],
[Oversize folder 1],

Box 1: Noah Benedict papers
Folder 1: Report to New Orleans Association of Sciences and other papers

Provenance of flax spinning wheel on display in Geological Hall in Albany, New York.

Report to the members of the New Orleans Association of Sciences, 1858 February, concerning the need for a geological survey of the state.

Folder 2: Genealogy, property record, correspondence

Chain of title on property of Thomas B. Benedict in DeKolb, St. Lawrence County, New York, 1805-1814.

Genealogy of the Benedicts to 1860.

Genealogy of the John Wilson family to Jane Wilson, who married Thomas B. Benedict in 1808 (mother of Noah Bennet Benedict), and short genealogy of the Benedict Family, including the information that Dr. Noah Benedict married Harriet Sophia Battelle in New Orleans in 1850.

Letter to Miss Jane Benedict about her brother, Dr. Noah Benedict.

Folder 3: Other papers

Certificate of Union Provost Marshall's Office regarding Noah B. Benedict, New Orleans, 1862.

Designs for Confederate flags, Baltimore, 1863 February .

Notice from New Orleans Provost Marshall's Office that Dr. Noah Benedict, a Registered Enemy of the United States, must leave the city. 1863 May.

Letter stating that Mrs. Benedict should be allowed to pass on to Mobile, 1864 July.

Letter to Mrs. Benedict from military division of West Mississippi regarding departure of boats.

Pass for Mrs. Benedict to and from Mobile, 1865 March.

Pass allowing Mrs. Benedict and children to travel by steamer from Mobile to New Orleans and return 1865 May.

Poem: "The Cross of the South"

Folder 4: Personal letters to Miss Jane Benedict from her brother, Noah B. Benedict in New Orleans
Oversize folder 1

Land grants to Thomas Bridgham Benedict, Noah Bennet Benedict, and Jane Benedict (widow), all of New Orleans, 1860.

Diploma for Miss Jane Benedict, State Normal School, 1860.

Notice that Noah Benedict has passed examinations in medicine and surgery in Connecticut, 1832.

Medical degree to Noah Benedict from Yale, 1833.

Colonization Society Membership Certificate, Noah Benedict, 1833.

Certificate that Noah Benedict is Surgeon Mate in 208th Infantry, 1834.

Certificate that Noah Benedict has right to practice medicine in Louisiana, 1852.

Notice naming Benedict to Louisiana Board of Heath, 1855.

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