John Baptiste Lafitte papers, 1862-1887.


Lafitte, John Baptiste, 1822-1887. John Baptiste Lafitte papers, 1862-1887.

John Baptiste Lafitte papers, 1862-1887.

Chiefly correspondence re Lafitte's services in Liverpool, England, during Civil War as agent of Fraser, Trenholm & Co. purchasing arms for the Confederate government at Nassau in the Bahamas. Letter, 13 Jan. 1868, Lexington, Va., from Robert E. Lee, thanking him for the "excellent telescope you have so kindly sent me"; letter, 17 Mar. 1877, Mississippi City, Miss., from Jefferson Davis, acknowledging receipt of the memorial "on our late lamented friend ... George A. Trenholm" and extolling his service to the Confederacy; and obituary notice, 22 May 1887, from The Daily Picayune.

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