George Lanaux and family papers, 1830-1915.


George Lanaux and family papers, 1830-1915.

The manuscript group comprises business and personal correspondence, and financial and legal papers of George Lanaux and the Lanaux family of Bellevue Plantation in Plaquemines Parish, the Hermitage Plantation in St. Bernard Parish, and New Orleans. Included are manuscript journals, photographs, scrapbooks, advertising cards, maps, and other printed items and papers pertaining to the Lanaux family, the New Orleans area, and life in the mid-1880s. Personal correspondence is primarily in French. Business papers, in French and English, concern family business and property holdings, and include material pertaining to the succession of Simon Aingle, family property in New Orleans, Star Plantation in St. John the Baptist Parish, slave holdings, and the management of Bellevue. Correspondence (1853-1870) between George Lanaux and his brother Theodore relates exclusively to family business and is entirely in French. Most of the legal documents concern land sales; some deal with the succession of the property of Arnaud Lanaux, and some record sales of slaves. Financial documents include a variety of records of accounts with and receipts from New Orleans businesses, waybills from steamboats, bankbooks, checkbooks, and a ledger concerning Bellevue. Among miscellaneous materials found in the papers are some handwritten medical remedies, as well as numerous printed items, including Louisiana State Lottery tickets and several hundred advertising cards. Printed volumes include a copy of the 1852 Constitution of Louisiana, and pamphlets concerning insurance regulations in Louisiana. There are archival photocopies of twenty-nine newspaper clippings pertaining chiefly to the Civil War. Photographs of the New Orleans area are also included. The following maps are part of the manuscript group: Plan of the Western Seat of War, n.d.; War Telegram Marking Map, 1862; Perrine's War Map of the Southern States, 1863; and Map Exhibiting the Fixed Location of the Main Trunk of the New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad of Louisiana, 1859.

3 linear ft. (3,100 items).



Related Entities

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Lanaux, Theodore, fl. 1853-1870. (person)

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Lanaux, Adeline Fossier. (person)

Lanaux, George, 1816-1888. (person)

George Lanaux was born on August 16, 1816, and died in 1888. He was a planter involved in the management and operation of Bellevue Plantation, and in later life was president of the New Orleans Insurance Association. He was the son of Charles (b. 1792) and Aime Lanaux, and he had seven siblings. He married his cousin Jeanne Odile Lanaux, daughter of Arnaud and Adeline Fossier Lanaux. In 1847, following the death of Arnaud, George was appointed curator of his uncle's estate. From the ...

Lanaux, Arnaud, 1797-1847. (person)

New Orleans Insurance Association. (corporateBody)