Earl K. Long Library
Size: 5 linear feet
Inclusive dates: n.d., Dec. 16, 1778 - June 18, 1970
Summary: Personal papers and business records relating to the Alker and Bobet families and the stave business of Bobet Brothers of New Orleans. City directories list Bobet Brothers at the following locations:
Staves, 1907 and
Staves and Coal,
1923 and 1930,
The collection include a cash book; a day book; a purchase book; correspondence; act of sale; article of incorporation; baptismal and marriage certificates; clippings; tax and license receipts; a map of Bobet Brothers real estate holdings; photographs, biographical, genealogical, and literary manuscripts; letters patent; passports and visas; admissions to bar; philatelic items; and miscellany.
Source: Gift, April 1983
Access: No restrictions
rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library,
Collection, Earl K. Long Library,
152-9 Cash book (1 bd. vol.) of Bobet Brothers. July 1, 1859 - November 30, 1861.
152-10 Day book (1 bd. vol.) includes inventory of Bobet Brothers assets, April 1, 1866, and records of payments and receipts. April 3, 1866 - October 3, 1869.
Miscellany, includes acts of sale, articles of incorporation, business correspondence, reports, maps of Bobet Brothers real estate holdings, and certificate of ownership of barkentine "J. M. Griffith."
152-1 October 7, 1865 - Dec. 31, 1941.
152-14 Oversized. February 25, 1868 and February 14, 1919.
152-11 Purchase book (1 bd. vol.) of Bobet Brothers. July 5, 1859 - July 12, 1861; April 10, 1866 - May 28, 1867.
and license receipts with related documents.
Mainly issued by the city of
152-2 n.d. 1864 - 1889.
152-3 1890 - 1911.
152-4 1912 - 1947.
For photographs of Bobet Brothers stave yards see Family Records. Photographs.
Family Records of Alker, Bobet, Crane (sometimes spelled Crean), and Buckner families.
152-7 Clippings (1 bd. vol. and 1 folder of loose
Miscellaneous family records. Includes correspondence, notes, literary manuscripts, wills, baptismal certificates, deed to Metairie Cemetery plot, successions, acts of sale, passports, visas, biographical and genealogical manuscripts, letters patent, a marriage certificate, and admissions to the bar.
152-6 Dec. 16, 1778 - June 18, 1970.
152-13 Oversized. n.d., April 29, 1778 (Florial 10, VII) - May 22, 1845.
152-12 Negatives. 26 snapshots of individuals and scenes, including stave yards of Bobet Brothers. n.d., ca. 1924.
Prints. 88 snapshots of formal photographs of individuals and scenes. ca. 1860 - 1960.
For personal property tax records see tax and license receipts under Business Records. Tax and License Receipts.
152-8 Philatelic items, first covers. July 4, 1968 - March 13, 1970.