MONNOT / Lanier Family Papers

 

 

(Mss 48)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

March 1975

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Historical / Biographical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          5 items

 

Geographic

locations:                 Elmfield Plantation, Napoleonville, Donaldsonville, Bertie, and New Orleans, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      1821-1958

 

Summary:                Business and personal records, papers, and memorabilia of the Monnot / Lanier Family and its sugar plantation, Elmfield, in Assumption Parish, La.  Consists mainly of bills and receipts, cane weight journals, clippings, correspondence, commission merchant statements, contracts, land and slave deeds, maps, miscellaneous account books, oaths of allegiance, payroll records, photographs, promissory notes, school records, financial statements, succession documents, and tax records.  The bulk of the material up to about 1860 is in French, and thereafter in English.

 

Source:                     Gift, October and December 1973

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

 

Citation:                    Monnot / Lanier Family Papers, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Historical / Biographical Note

 

 

            References to the Monnot family and its connections can be found in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana....  Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing co., 1892 (volume 2, page 262), and Simone de la Souchere Delery’s Napoleon’s Soldiers in America, Gretna [La.], Pelican Publishing company, 1972 (pages 92, 110-111, 183).

 

            Also on deposit are several hundred books from the family library

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

Account Books.

 

            Cane Weight Journals

(Covering loads processed, gross, tare and net weights, and related information including processing for other individuals and companies).

 

48-1                1895 - 1897.

 

48-2                1899, 1900, 1902 - 1906.

 

48-3                1907 - 1910, 1928, 1930 - 1932, 1934.

 

                        See also Miscellaneous Accounts... 1902 - 1907 (48-13);  Notebooks... (48-22).

 

48-15  Coal Sales Journal? 1896.

 

            Miscellaneous Accounts.

 

48-4                One volume (payroll records; commission merchant account; debits and credits; diary of weather and plantation activities, 1873, 1874), 1838 - 1840, 1844, 1846 - 1851, 1853 - 1858, 1871, 1873, 1874.

 

48-5                One volume (payroll records; commission merchant account; debits and credits; details of weather and crop cultivation; family and plantation expenses; bank transactions; proceeds from crops, 1869 - 1888; medicinal fertilizer and cane processing formulae), 1855, 1866, 1869 - 1889, 1894, 1895.

 

48-6                One volume (payroll records; debits and credits; anti-impeachment poem, October 1868; diary of weather and plantation activities, 1870 - 1872), 1866 - 1872.

 

48-7                One volume (debits and credits; family, plantation and labor expenses; commission merchant account; proceeds from crops, 1867 - 1905; sugar bounty records; medicinal, cane processing and other formulae), 1867 - 1910.

 

48-8                One volume (payroll records; debits and credits; commission merchant account), 1871 (1871 - 1872) 1879.

 

48-9                One volume (payroll records; debits and credits; family and plantation expenses; commission merchant account; proceeds from crops, 1880, 1881; diary of weather, 1879 - 1881), 1879 - 1882.

 

48-10              One volume (payroll records; debits and credits; family and plantation expenses; commission merchant account), 1877, 1886 - 1888.

 

48-11              One volume (payroll records; diary of weather and plantation activities, 1902), 1896 - 1902.

 

48-12              One volume (payroll records; debits and credits; diary of weather, 1899; miscellany), 1897 - 1902.

 

48-13              One volume (payroll records; debits and credits; cane weights; diary of weather and plantation activities, 1902; miscellany), 1902 - 1907.

 

48-14              One volume (checking account record; debits and credits; receipts on rental property; notes on investments; miscellany), 1907 (1907 - 1921) 1925.

 

            Note: loose memoranda and working notes kept as found in Account Books.

 

48-24  Produce Tax Collections, Lafourche Basin Levee District, Assumption Parish, La. (Elmfield Station), 1892 - 1904.

 

48-16  Address Book, n.d.

 

 

Books (published)

 

48-20  Lelievre, J. F.  Nouveau Jardinier de la Louisiane. [Nouvelle-Orléans, J.F. Lelievre, 1838].  pp. 23 - 200 only.

 

48-21  Mitchell’s School Atlas.  Philadelphia, Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1852.

 

48-19  Nouvel Abecedaire ou Alphabet Syllabique ...Nouvelle-Orléans, Librairie de Hebert et Cie, n.d.

 

48-25  Catalogue (J.A. Landry Sporting Goods Co., Ltd., 307 St. Charles St., New Orleans, La.), ca. 1904.

 

48-34  Clippings, n.d., 1875, 1881, 1882, September 20, 1922 - August 17, 1958.

 

 

Correspondence

 

(Business and personal; also numerous other documents including commission merchant statements, miscellaneous contracts, certificates of baptism, communion and naturalization, land deeds, succession papers, tax receipts, slave rental and sale contracts and receipts, promissory notes, school reports, oaths of allegiance, medical diplomas, U.S. individual income tax returns), January 27, 1821 - May 10, 1958.

 

48-27              n.d.

 

48-28              n.d., January 27, 1821 - March 18, 1846.

 

48-29              March 23, 1846 - December 24, 1853.

 

48-30              December 29, 1853 - November 26, 1888.

 

48-31              November 29, 1888 - December 8, 1942 (Note: oversize certificate, “Roll of Honor, Locquet - LeRoy Institute. New Orleans... June 27th 1889,” filed 48-56).

 

48-32              December 10, 1942 - May 10, 1958.

 

48-26              Drawings (pencil and charcoal drawings of the human figure and landscapes by unidentified artist), n.d.

 

 

Maps

 

            Louisiana

 

48-35              ...Elmfield Plantation...Assumption Parish... n.p., 1920 (3 blueprints, one with notations on crop of 1928).

 

48-36              ...Iberia, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Assumption Parishes... Wisner & Dresser, New Orleans, n.d.

 

48-37              ...Iberville Parish and a Portion of St. Martin’s Parish...Wisner & Dresser, New Orleans, n.d.

 

48-38              ...Louisiana... Rand, McNally & Co. [Chicago], n.d.

 

48-39              ...Madewood Plantation...Parish of Assumption...n.p., April 1919.

 

48-40              ...Magnolia Grove Plantation, Assumption Parish... n.p., [January] 1922.

 

48-41              ...New Orleans. Picayune [New Orleans], n.d.

 

48-42              ...Pointe Coupee Parish... Wisner & Dresser, New Orleans, n.d.

 

48-43              Russo-Japanese War Map. Interstate Trust and Banking Company, New Orleans, copyright 1904 by Rand, McNally & Co.

 

            Virginia.

 

48-44              ...Glasgow, Rockbridge County... Waring, Chapman & Farquhar, Newport, R.I., n.d.

 

 

Miscellany

 

48-18  Miniature (watercolor on ivory portrait of a man with gold washed oval brass frame and glass cover; Dr. Charles C. Monnot ? ), ca. 1835.

 

48-22  Notebooks (notations on cane hauling, coal, expenses, and addresses), 1899 - 1901, 1904, 1905, 1919.

 

48-45  Payrolls (completed U.S. government forms covering wages and laborers on Monnot Plantation), March 1866, January, February 1867. For other payroll records see Account Books, Miscellaneous Accounts... (48-4 -- 48-13).

 

48-33  Photographs (paper prints and ferrotypes of individuals and scenes).

 

48-17  School notebooks, ca. 1839, 1840; 1916, 1917.

 

 

Serials

 

48-46  The Assumption Pioneer, vol. 41, no. 34 (April 1899), vol. 41, no. 45 (April 22, 1899), vol. 65, no. 7 (October 28, 1922).

 

48-47  Baptist Message, vol. 35, nos.--, 34, 35 (March 9, April 6, 27, 1922).

 

48-48  Confederate Veteran, vol. 28, no. 3 (March 1920).

            D. H. Holmes’ Lady’s Journal, vol. 4, no. 11 (December 1880), vol. 5, no. 2 (March 1881), vol. 6, no. 5 (June 1882).

            Deep Water, Port of Baton Rouge, vol. 1, no. 4 (June/July 1957).

            Demorest’s Illustrated Journal, vol. 10, no. 1 (March 1881).

 

48-49  Farm Life, vol. 37, no. 11 (November 1918), vol. 39, no. 9 (September 1920).

            The Greater Plaquemine Post, vol. 1, no. 6 (June 13, 1957).

 

48-50  Illustrated Sunday Magazine of the Daily Picayune, October 13, 1912.

            Metropolitan Fashions, vol. 8, no. 3 (March 1881).

            Modern Farming, The Louisiana-Mississippi Farm Paper, vol. 49, no. 12 (June 25, 1919).

 

48-51  The Natchez Democrat, Pilgrimage Edition, vol. 70 [1934].

 

48-52  Pen and Plow, vol. 11, no. 2 (February 1883).

            The Planter and Sugar Manufacturer, vol. LXXVIV, no. 1 (July 2, 1927).

 

48-53  Religious Herald, new series, vol. 5, nos. 9, 11-13, 15, 28, 30, 35, 36, 40, 42, 45 (March 3, 17-31, April 14, July 14, 28, August 18, September 1, 8, October 6, 20, November 10, 1870); vol. 6, nos. 1, 17, 33 (January 5, April 27, August 17, 1871); vol. 9, no. 27 (July 9, 1874); vol. 15, nos. 45, 52 (November 4, December 23, 1880).

 

48-54  Southern Agriculturist, vol. 62, no. 12 (December 1932).

            The Sugar Bulletin, vol. 20, no. 9 (February 1, 1942).

 

48-55  The True Democrat, February 24, 1917.

            Upsilon Pelican of Upsilon Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha, vol. 5, no. 2 (May 1, 1922).

            Vickert’s Fireside Visitor, vol. 6, no. 7 (April 1880).

 

48-23  United Confederate Veteran Association (Minutes...Annual Meeting and Reunion...1894, 1895; Organization of 1608 Camps... Containing Names of Department, Division and Brigade Commanders and their Adjutants General and Addresses... 1906; Proceedings... Nineteenth Annual Convention and Reunion... Louisiana Division... 1909).

                        See also Correspondence... November 29, 1888 - December 8, 1942 (48-31); Serials, Confederate Veteran... (48-48).

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Education—Louisiana

Elmwood Plantation (Assumption Parish, La.)

Lanier family

Monnot family

Plantations—Louisiana—Assumption Parish