Manuscript Resources on The History of New Orleans Before the Civil War

This guide to manuscripts collections on the history of New Orleans before 1861 covers topics such as trade and shipping; cotton and sugar; the War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans; the Mexican War; and art, opera, plays and literature in New Orleans. It includes the records of residents of and visitors to New Orleans, planters, physicians, attorneys, politicians, soldiers, clergymen, educators, merchants, factors and commission merchants, banks, and businesses located in New Orleans and other states.

Materials represented in this guide include land deeds and sales, slave sales, bills of lading, papers (personal, financial, legal, business), educational materials, personal and business correspondence, diaries, poems, sheet music, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

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Leverich Company. Correspondence, 1839-1848. 5 items. Location: MISC:L. Cotton factors of New York and New Orleans. Letters of J. H., Henry L., and Charles P. Leverich concerning business and family matters. Included is a letter from Charles P. Leverich describing a sea voyage from New York to New Orleans in 1845. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.

Leverich Company. Papers, 1830-1851. 149 items. Location: W:11. Cotton factors of New York and New Orleans. Letters pertain to New Orleans business and banking conditions, shipping between New York and New Orleans, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2998.

Leverich, Charles P. Correspondence, 1834-1847. 81 items. Location: A:56. Factor of New York City associated with J. H. Leverich and Company of New Orleans. Correspondence consists of letters from New Orleans merchants, factors and Louisiana and Mississippi planters discussing the sguar trade. Letters from St. Mary Parish planters refer to shipping sugar and other cargo, a mortgage on Leonidas Polk's plantation, floods, and the parish's health. Letter from William J. Minor of Natchez mentions his interest in horse racing and his son's finances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1078, 1220, 1352, 1506, 2418.

Leverich, Charles P., 1803-1876. Papers, 1832-1852. 16 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich was a New York City shipping merchant, commission agent, and investment banker who acted as a sugar and cotton factor for planters in New Orleans, La., and Natchez, Miss. Letters received by Charles Leverich in New York from correspondents in New Orleans discuss business affairs, economic conditions in New Orleans, prices for various commodities, family news, illnesses and epidemics in New York and New Orleans, and social events. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009, 4023.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, New Orleans to 1861, Business

Leverich, Charles P., 1803-1876. Papers, 1842. 2 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich (1803-1876) and Henry Stanton Leverich (ca. 1806-1885) were New York City shipping merchants, commission agents, and investment bankers. James Harvey Leverich in New Orleans writes Charles Palmer Leverich in New York about his disappointment in business and fears for worldwide business failures (Jan. 2, 1842) and the sugar, molasses, and cotton trades and other business matters (July 11, 1842). Mss. 4077.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Business

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