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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Superior Council of New Orleans Papers, 1738-1745



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Superior Council of New Orleans
Title: Superior Council of New Orleans Papers
Dates: 1738-1745
Abstract: A volume of orders, statements, agreements, and declarations comprises the Superior Council of New Orleans Papers, 1738-1745.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The judicial body of government for French Louisiana, the Superior Council in Nouvelle-Orléans, present-day New Orleans, was chartered by France in 1712 as a court for both criminal and civil cases. In 1763, the Superior Council was dissolved when French Louisiana was ceded to Spain at the end of the Seven Years’ War.

Source: Wymond, John, and Henry Plauché Dart. The Louisiana Historical Quarterly. New Orleans, La: The Louisiana Historical Society. 1917. p. 279

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Scope and Contents

A volume of orders, statements, agreements, and declarations comprises the Superior Council of New Orleans Papers, 1738-1745. These administrative papers, French and Spanish transcriptions of the original documents, chronicle the activities of the New Orleans Superior Council, including the declaration of supplies for Spanish voyages from New Orleans and land dealings of Louis Juchereau de St. Denis.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Superior Council of New Orleans -- Archives.
Places
Louisiana -- History -- 18th century.
New France -- Politics and government.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 18th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Superior Council of New Orleans Papers, 1738-1745, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q236 Records of the Superior Council of New Orleans, 1738-1745

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