A Guide to the New Orleans (Louisiana) Papers, 1842, 1864, 1870-1875, 1910, 1938
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).
This collection is open for research use.
New Orleans (Louisiana) Papers, 1842, 1864, 1870-1875, 1910, 1938, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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