University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the New Orleans (Louisiana) Papers, 1842, 1864, 1870-1875, 1910, 1938



Descriptive Summary

Creator: New Orleans, Louisiana
Title: New Orleans (Louisiana) Papers
Dates: 1842, 1864, 1870-1875, 1910, 1938
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, reports, a song, and a newspaper clipping, the New Orleans, Louisiana, Papers, 1842, 1864, 1870-1875, 1910, 1938, document the history of New Orleans during its antebellum, Civil War, and reconstruction phases.
Extent: 6 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, reports, a song, and a newspaper clipping, the New Orleans, Louisiana, Papers, 1842, 1864, 1870-1875, 1910, 1938, document the history of New Orleans during its antebellum, Civil War, and reconstruction phases. A letterpress and bound volume of correspondence belonging to J. F. Morse, the superintendent of the New Orleans Customhouse, concern repairs and alterations to the Customhouse building (1870-1875). A military report penned by Benjamin F. Butler recounts the taking of New Orleans by the United States fleet on November 8, 1864, as well as the hanging of Union soldier W. H. Mumford on May 5, 1864, while a 1910 report describes the 1842 mutiny on board of the Texas schooner-of-war the San Antonio. Additionally, the collection includes a song concerning the capture of New Orleans in 1862, and a clipping from the newspaper Weekly Picayune regarding current events in Texas (1938).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858
Morse, J. F.
Mumford, W. H.
Subjects (Organizations)
New Orleans (La.) -- Archives
Subjects
Customhouses -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century
San Antonio (Ship)
Weekly Picayune
Places
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Capture, 1862
Texas -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

New Orleans (Louisiana) Papers, 1842, 1864, 1870-1875, 1910, 1938, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F131 Military report by Benjamin F. Butler on Battle of New Orleans, 1864 Song, "Battle of New Orleans" Repairs of Custom House, J. F. Morse, 1870-1873 Report of mutiny on the schooner San Antonio at New Orleans, 1842
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2R127 Weekly Picayune, February 26 - December 31, 1938