Eads Poitevent COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 254)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

July 1997

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical Note

 

Series, Subseries, and Descriptions

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          10 linear feet

 

Geographic

locations:                 New Orleans and Mandeville, La.; Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Pearlington, Logtown, and other southern Mississippi locations; Charlottesville, Va.; Manatee County, Fla.; Laguna de la Puerta and Tampico, Mexico.

 

Inclusive dates:      1849-1984

 

Summary:                Records and manuscripts of the Poitevent and Hancock families of Lou­i­si­ana, Mississippi, and Virginia; their extensive business in milling and shipping lumber, primarily through the Poitevent and Favre Lumber Com­pany, which operated plants in New Orleans and Mandeville, Louisiana, and various locations in southern Mississippi, together with a fleet of boats for the delivery of processed lumber.  Includes correspond­ence and checking account records; journals of lumber sales, processing, ship­ping; payroll, insurance and debt and credit journals; journals of busi­ness operations in Mexico; maps and other publications; manu­script of a novel set in Mexico; Civil War reminiscence; photo­graphs; related miscellany.

 

Related

collections:              Eads Poitevent Collection, Addendum 1 (Mss 264); also Poitevent Family Papers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History (No. Z 1751)

 

Source:                     Gift, 1994

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

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

 

Citation:                    Eads Poitevent Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Biographical Note

 

 

            The Poitevent family, of Huguenot descent, moved from South Carolina to Missis­sippi in about 1832.  William James (Bill) Poitevent (1814-1890), a native North Carolinian, settled first in Pearlington and then moved to Gainsville (Hancock County), where he was a partner in a sawmill business in the 1840s.  Poitevent made a fortune in shipping lumber around the coastal United States as his fleet of schooners transported piling and brick, as well as lumber.  Meanwhile he continued to reside in Gainsville, operating a sawmill and a brickyard.

 

            Poitevent and his wife, Mary Amelia Russ (1819-1873), had eight children: Junius (1837-1919), John (1840-1899), Adolph (1845-?), Ellen (1848-?), Eliza Jane (1849-1896), Virginia (1850-1882), Samuel (1854-?), and Lois (1856-?).  The eldest, Junius, called June, worked in his father's sawmill until 1868.  It is believed that he served as a midshipman in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War.  In 1866 he married May Eleanor Staples (1847-1932) of New Orleans.  They became the parents of three: Cora May (1868-?), Vera (1874-1897), and Schuyler (1875-1936).

 

            June Poitevent engaged in shipping on the Pearl River in Mississippi and on the Trinity River in Texas, and he owned farms in both states, as well as a Victorian Italianate home on the Bay of Biloxi which was called the “Bay Home” and a home at Palmetto, Florida, near Tampa.  His other interests included serving as captain of steamboats, including the Pearl Rivers and later the Lake Charles; operating a sawmill at Hillsdale in Pearl River County (Mississippi) in 1893; and maintaining a large truck and fruit farm near Tampico, Mexico, in 1895.  June Poitevent spent his retirement years in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

 

            The eldest child of June and May Poitevent, Cora May, studied law.  In 1890 she married Charles Theodore Earle (1861-1901), son of horticulturalist and entrepreneur Parker Earle (1831-1917) and writer Melanie Tracy (1837-1889).  Charles Earle worked with his father in the Winter Park Land & Development Company and the Earle Farm.  Charles and Cora Earle were the parents of Eleanor Tracy (1891-ca. 1915) and Theodore (ca. 1893-ca. 1935), called Carlos.  It is believed that the widowed Cora married a man who worked in her father's boatyard and moved with him to Palma Sola in Manatee County, Florida.  There Eleanor, like her grandfather, earned a captain's license and worked in area bird sanctuaries as a warden for the Audubon Society.  She died in her sleep at age 24.  Carlos was employed in his stepfather's mango grove.

 

            Cora's sister Vera married Frank J. Lundy (1863-1912), owner of a mercantile store in Ocean Springs and the Ocean Springs Hotel.  Their daughter, Virginia May (1894-?), was called Vera.  June and May Poitevent's only son, Schuyler, was educated at Tulane University and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.  While attending the latter, he met Thomasia Overton Hancock (1879-1964) of “Ellerslie” in nearby Albemarle County.  They married in 1906 and moved to Tampico, where they raised cattle, fruit, and vegetables on the Poitevents' ranch until the Mexican Revolution forced them to abandon their interests and leave the country.  In 1914 they settled in Ocean Springs with their only child, Schuyler, junior (1911-1978).  The younger Schuyler earned a law degree at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.  He practiced law in Ocean Springs with his wife, Virginia Margaret Favre (1912-1990) of Gulfport, whom he married in 1941.

 

            As a boy, the senior Schuyler Poitevent began collecting artifacts, eventually amassing more than three thousand objects.  Many are thought to date from the period 1699 to 1702, when Fort Maurepas, the first French settlement in the lower Mississippi Valley, was established, probably on land which was later owned by the Poitevents.  Schuyler later composed at least five unpublished manuscripts based upon his research on early Mississippi Coast history.

 

            The second of Bill and Mary Poitevent's children, John, wed Emily Toomer (1843-1874) of Harrison County, Mississippi.  With Joseph Augustin Favre (1834-1909), who was married to Emily's sister Rebecca Ann (1841-1902), he operated the Poitevent and Favre Lumber Company, which by 1870 was the largest mill in Mississippi, employing over 150 workers.  The company supplied lumber, ties, and pilings for the building of bridges to the Mobile & New Orleans Railroad Company and provided materials for the jetties constructed at the mouth of the Mississippi River by James B. Eads in about 1874.  The brothers-in-law also owned three mills and a shipyard at Pearlington, and operated a line of steamers and schooners which transported lumber from New Orleans to Mexico, Argentina, and other foreign ports.

 

            John Poitevent was active in the New Orleans business community and a member of prominent clubs in the city.  He reigned as King of Carnival, a position which would be attained also by two of his grandsons, Eads Poitevent, Jr. (1974) and Edward B. Poitevent (1984).

 

            Eliza Jane, the fifth child of William and Mary Poitevent, resided with an uncle and aunt, the Leonard Kimballs, because of her mother's ill health.  Eliza was educated at home and at the Amite Female Academy.  Early she exhibited an interest in and a facility for writing, and, using the pseudonym “Pearl Rivers,” submitted poems to the New Orleans Daily Picayune and other newspapers in New Orleans and New York.  In 1870 she was appointed literary editor of the Picayune and, two years later, married its owner, Alva Morris Holbrook.  After Holbrook's death in 1876, Eliza took over as editor-publisher and rescued the newspaper from bankruptcy.  In 1878 she married the journal's business manager, George Nicholson (1820-1896).  They became the parents of two sons, Leonard Kimball (b. 1881) and Yorke Poitevent (b. 1883).

 

 

 

Source:         Bellande, Ray L.  “The Poitevent Family.”  Ocean Springs Record, August 11, 1994; August 18, 1994; August 25, 1994.

 

 

 

Series, Subseries, and Descriptions

 

 

Series I.         Journals of Vessels

 

            Subseries I.1:          Journals of Individual Steamers

                        Chiefly contain charges for cargo and passengers.

 

            Subseries I.2:          Journals of Multiple Steamers, Schooners, and Barges

                        Including cash and journal transactions; freight charges; shipping destinations, quantities, sizes, grades, and prices of lumber orders.

 

            Subseries I.3:          Journals Recording Lumber Sizes under the Names of Vessels

 

            Subseries I.4:          Journals Recording Lumber Orders for Various Customers

                        Listings include species, quantities, sizes, grades, and means of transporting same.

 

            Subseries I.5:          Journals of Logs Purchased and/or Processed

 

            Subseries I.6:          Miscellaneous

 

Series II.        Payroll Journals

 

            Subseries II.1:         General

 

            Subseries II.2:         Payroll Journals for Boat Crews

 

            Subseries II.3:         Miscellaneous

 

Series III.       Miscellaneous

                        Including memorabilia of business and social life in the South, Civil War era and ca. 1900.

 

Series IV.      Debit and Credit Journals

 

Series V.       Maps

                        Maps depicting portions of Louisiana and Mississippi.

 

Series VI.      Other Publications

                        Books, pamphlets, and articles pertaining chiefly to lumbering and/or to Louisiana.

 

Series VII.     Miscellaneous Documents

                        Miscellaneous documents, original and copies, including an abstract of title; bank statements; bills of sale for land and other property; cancelled checks; Confederate States of America money and clothing inventory; contracts; credit records on real estate purchases; deeds; division of property record; essays on historical topics; genealogical compilations; a handbill on lumber grading; income tax returns; insurance advertise­ments; insurance policy; inventories of timber holdings, stock shares, and native Ameri­can artifacts; leases; marriage certificates; membership cards; memoranda; profit and loss statements; promissory notes; quit claims; receipts; reports; speeches; stock certificates; timber appraisals; wills; miscellanea.

 

Series VIII.    Mexican Business Operations

 

            Subseries VIII.1:     Journals of Debits and Credits

 

            Subseries VIII.2:     Manuscript

                        Manuscript in unknown hand of a novel set in Mexico during the early years of the twentieth century.

 

            Subseries VIII.3:     Correspondence, Business and Personal, 1888-1984

 

            Subseries VIII.4:     Correspondence, Letterpress Copies

 

            Subseries VIII.5:     Checking Account Entries and Balances

 

Series IX.      Photographs

                        Mainly prints but including a few negatives and one halftone, [ca.

 

            Subseries IX.1:       Identified Persons

 

            Subseries IX.2:       Unidentified Persons

 

            Subseries IX.3:       Views

 

Series X.       Miscellaneous

                        Including memorabilia of business and social life in the South, Civil War era and ca. 1900.

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

Series I.  Journals of Vessels

 

            Subseries I.1: Journals of Individual Steamers

 

254-155         Steamer W. G. Henderson: charges for cargo and passengers, 1885-1888.

 

254-154         Unidentified steamer: charges for cargo and passengers, 1890-1891.

 

254-152         Unidentified steamer: charges for cargo and passengers, 1890-1891.

 

254-153         Steamer S. R. Poitevent: expenses, January 1891-March 1894.

 

254-150         Steamer Pearlington: debits and credits, March 23, 1891-February 23, 1892.

 

254-151         Steamer Earl: charges for cargo and listings of cargo destinations, January 8, 1897-April 1, 1898.

 

254-142         Steamer Pearlington: charges for cargo and passengers, September 26, 1900-September 4, 1901.

 

            Subseries I.2: Journals of Multiple Steamers, Schooners, and Barges

                        Including cash and journal transactions; freight charges; shipping destinations, quantities, sizes, grades, and prices of lumber orders.

 

254-149         February 1892 - April 1893.

254-148         January 1897 - July 1901.

254-169         July 1900 - August 1901.

254-147         February 1902 - February 1905.

 

            Subseries I.3: Journals Recording Lumber Sizes under the Names of Vessels

 

254-55            volume, [n.d.]

254-136         volume, [n.d.]

254-135         volume, [ca. 1896]

254-134         volume, [n.d.]

254-133         volume, [n.d.]

254-132         volume, [n.d.]

254-137         volume, [n.d.]

 

            Subseries I.4: Journals Recording Lumber Orders for Various Customers

                        Listings include species, quantities, sizes, grades, and means of transporting same.

 

254-56            July 26, 1887 - April 15, 1893

254-57            July 1892 - May 1895

254-58            May 23, 1893 - August 11, 1898

254-59            March 5, 1899 - October 11, 1902

254-60            September 1899 - February 1902

254-169         July 19, 1900 - August 31, 1901

254-170         November 1, 1902 - June 18, 1906

 

            Subseries I.5: Journals of Logs Purchased and/or Processed

 

254-68            volume, [n.d.]

254-69            volume, 1894-1895

254-70            volume, 1895-1896

254-71            volume, 1898

254-72            volume, 1900-1903

 

            Subseries I.6: Miscellaneous

 

254-61            Business and personal notations, addresses, engagements, contained in three notebooks, [n.d.] and 1929-1930.

 

254-80            John Poitevent Estate: volume labeled “Acct. Estate John Poitevent $22,000.00 to Oct-12-21.”  June 14, 1920 - October 10, 1921.

 

254-62            U.S. passport for June Poitevent and wife, February 20, 1866.

 

254-182         “Standard Trial Balance and Recapitulation” volume: general ledger, April 30, 1906-February 28, 1907, April 30, May 31, 1907, January 31, 1908; personal ledger, April 30, 1906-May 31, 1907, January 31, 1908; suspense accounts, April 30, 1906-March 31, 1907; recapitulation, April 30, 1906-May 31, 1907, January 31, 1908.

 

 

Series II.  Payroll Journals

 

            Subseries II.1: General

 

254-79            March 1887 - April 1888

254-78            April 1890 - March 1891

254-77            June/July 1891 - April/May 1892

254-76            June 1895 - May 1896

254-75            September 1895 - October 1906

254-74            June 1897 - May 1898

254-73            June 1899 - April 1900

 

            Subseries II.2: Payroll Journals for Boat Crews

 

254-91            September 1891 - August 1892

254-92            January 1896 - March 1897

254-93            May 29, 1897 - October 10, 1898

254-94            December 8, 1899 - July 9, 1900

254-95            July 1900 - September 1901 (Also: J.A. Favre Co.)

 

 

Series III.  Miscellaneous

 

254-138         List of workmen by craft or type of labor, together with a list of job applicants, 1905.

 

254-140         Blank business forms, [ca. 1890-1910].

 

254-81            Reminiscence of Civil War events in unknown hand, presumably by a Con­fed­erate veteran (104 pages numbered consecutively 74 through 177), [n.d.]

 

254-139         University of Virginia file: essay in unknown hand, entitled “The University of Virginia and its Student Life,” [n.d.]; halftone bird's-eye view of the school annotated in unknown hand, [n.d.]; musical programs, 1931, 1932; constitution, bylaws, and minutes of Washington Literary Society, 1932; debating notes and miscellany, [n.d.]

 

254-141         Clippings, [n.d.], and 1895-1985.

 

 

Series IV.  Debit and Credit Journals

 

254-178         February 2, 1891-January 7, 1893; entry for January 30, 1892 includes a profit and loss summary, an inventory, and an analysis of assets and liabilities.  Note: volume is severely damaged with entries for 1893 largely obliterated.

254-173         April 13, 1891 - July 16, 1892

254-177         March 25, 1893 - October 31, 1900

254-145         February 21, 1894 - April 4, 1896

254-144         July 18, 1898 - July 27, 1899

254-146         September 7, 1899 - June 26, 1900

254-169         February 1903 - January 1905

254-179         1905 - 1907

 

254-143         Debit and credit journal for commissary, 1903-1904.

 

254-156         Journal of supplies used on boats, and at mill, kiln, and planer, 1897-1899.

 

254-157         Journal of daily cash transactions, May 1, 1904 - October 2, 1905.

 

254-158         Journal of logs processed for various companies by mills at Logtown and Pearlington, April 1891-April 1892; quantities, modes of shipment, and destinations of lumber processed by Logtown Mill and Lumber Co., April 1891 - April 1892.

 

254-159         Journal listing insurance companies, properties insured, amounts of coverage, expiration dates, 1893-1902.

 

 

Series V.  Maps

 

254-63            Colton (J. H.) and Company, New York.  J. H. COLTON'S ½ MAP OF THE STATE OF ½ LOUISIANA ½ AND ½ EASTERN PART OF TEXAS ½ COMPILED FROM UNITED STATES SURVEYS, AND OTHER AUTHENTIC SOURCES, ½ SHOWING THE ½ COUNTIES, TOWNSHIPS, SECTIONS. ½ Fractional Sections, Settlement Rights, ½ RAILROADS, &C.  New York (172 William St., New York): Published by J.H. Colton, 1864.

 

254-64            Jackson County, Mississippi, Information Map [with] Street Maps of Pascagoula, Moss Point, Ocean Springs.... Pascagoula, Miss.: Geo. L. Ely, 1940.  With annotations in unknown hand.

 

254-65            Map of Mandeville, La.  [S.l.: s.n., 19--?]  “Donated Lands of Poitevent & Favre Lumber Company in Town of Mandeville, La. marked Red on Map.”

 

254-186         Official Map of the State of Mississippi.  “Published in accordance with an act of the State Legislature.  Approved, March 8th, 1882.  By the State Board of Immigration and Agriculture....”  Engraved and printed in colors by Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago.  With annotations in unknown hand.

 

254-66            Oil and Gas Map of Louisiana.  [Baton Rouge]: Louisiana Department of Conservation, 1953.

 

254-67            Scott's Map of Jackson Co. Mississippi....Also a Business Directory of the County.  Compiled and Published by Scott Map Company, New Orleans, La., [ca. 1915].  With annotations in unknown hand.

 

254-186         Photocopy of map showing property ownership in areas adjacent to the Pascagoula River.  [S.l.: s.n., 19--?]

 

 

Series VI.  Other Publications

 

254-82            American Hardwood Manufacturers' Association.  Inspection Rules and Sales Code.  Effective September 1st, 1919.  Memphis, 1919.

 

254-187         Concerts-Rouge...Programme du Lundi 1er Juillet 1901.  [Paris?], 1901.

 

254-83            Country Visitor's Summer Magazine.  May 1881.  New Orleans, 1881.

 

254-187         Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd.  List of Saloon Passengers per R. M. S. “Umbria” ...Liverpool to New York, 3rd August, 1901.  [Liverpool?], 1901.

 

254-84            Dan Payne's Louisiana Oil Reporting Service.  Report #759, Vol. IX, Wed., December 20, 1950.

 

254-187         Facts of Interest, The Lake Shore Club.  [St. Tammany Parish, La.?, 19--]

 

254-85            Fischer, Millie.  This Was Our Town, Mandeville.  Mandeville, La., [19--]

 

254-187         “Formal Dedication of the Stone Marker celebrating the original establishment of Fort Maurepas by Pierre Le Moyne Sieur d'Iberville in 1699 on August 31, 1952, Ocean Springs, Mississippi.”  Biloxi, Miss., 1952.

 

254-86            The Gulf Coast Classification of Pitch Pine Resawn Lumber.  Rev. ed.  Also Mobile and Pensacola Classifications of Sawn Timber.  Mobile, 1902.

 

254-87            Gulf Coast Lumber Exporters Association.  The Gulf Coast Classification of Pitch Pine Resawn Lumber and Sawn Timber.  Rev. ed.  [Mobile, 1910].

 

254-88            Harrison, James Henry.  Pearl Rivers, Publisher of the Picayune.  Ed. by George Evans Simmons.  New Orleans, 1982.

 

254-187         Hoernle, R. F. Alfred.  Must Biological Processes Be Either Purposive or Mechanistic?  [Johannesburg?], [19--?]

 

254-89            The Home Mission Messenger of West Hanover Presbytery.  Vol. 6, No. 12, April 1918 [Charlottesville, Virginia].

 

254-90            The Journal of Mississippi History.  Vol. 39, No. 4, November 1977.

 

254-96            Louisiana 1927-1928.  Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Immigration, [1927?]

 

254-97            Maxson, Etienne William.  The Progress of the Races.  Washington, 1930.  Photocopy.

 

254-98            Moore, Robert K.  Projectile Point Types of the American Indian.  [Athens, AL?], 1973.

 

254-187         Northrop, F. S. C.  The Relation Between Time and Eternity in the Light of Contemporary Physics. [New Haven, CT?, 19--]

 

254-99            Physics and Hydraulics of the Mississippi River.  Report of the U.S. Levee Commission.  Reviewed by James B. Eads, C.E., St. Louis, February 19, 1876.  New Orleans, 1876.

 

254-100         Publications of the Louisiana Historical Society 1.3 (1896).

 

254-101         St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Heart of the Ozone Belt.  Promotional pamphlet with map.  [S.l.: St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce?, 19--] (2 copies).

 

254-102         Scribner, J. M.  Scribner's Enlarged Lumber and Log Book 1919.  Rochester, NY, [1919].

 

254-103         Scribner, J. M.  Scribner's Enlarged Lumber and Log Book 1921.  Rochester, NY, [1921].

 

254-187         The Sifter. Official Publication, Rotary Club of Biloxi, Miss.  September 8, 1931.

 

254-104         Taylor, J. Troup.  The Prophetic Families; or, The Negro: His Origin, Destiny and Status.  Atlanta, 1895.

 

254-105         Trade Winds, The Log of International House.  Vol. 6, No. 22, June 17, 1953 [New Orleans].  Contains an article on James Buchanan Eads.

 

254-106         The Trinity Record.  Vol. 50, No. 10, September 1944.

 

254-107         The Virginia Military Institute, Its Service in Time of Peace.  [S.l., ca. 1920]

 

254-108         Yellow Pine Manufacturers' Association.  Standard Specification.  Grading and Dressing Rules for Yellow Pine Car Material.  Recommended by Railway Storekeepers' Association and Accepted as Recommended Practice by Master Car Builders' Association and Master Mechanics Association, June 15 - 22, 1910; in Effect January 1, 1911.  [S.l., 1913?]

 

Series VII.  Miscellaneous Documents

 

            Miscellaneous documents, original and copies, including an abstract of title; bank statements; bills of sale for land and other property; cancelled checks; Confederate States of America money and clothing inventory; contracts; credit records on real estate purchases; deeds; division of property record; essays on historical topics; genealogical compilations; a handbill on lumber grading; income tax returns; insurance advertisements; insurance policy; inventories of timber holdings, stock shares, and native American artifacts; leases; marriage certificates; membership cards; memoranda; profit and loss statements; promissory notes; quit claims; receipts; reports; speeches; stock certificates; timber appraisals; wills; miscellanea.  [n.d.], 1849-1982.

 

254-110         [n.d.]   

254-111         January 13, 1849 - February 8, 1876

254-112         July 4, 1876 - February 25, 1882

254-113         June 22, 1888 - May 31, 1893

254-114         1895 - December 4, 1901

254-115         December 31, 1901 - February 17, 1906

254-116         September 4, 1906 - September 4, 1908

254-117         November 22, 1909 - October 5, 1915

254-118         December 1, 1915 - November 14, 1916

254-119         September 6, 1917 - October 1, 1921

254-120         November 22, 1921 - January 1, 1929

254-121         April 25, 1929 - February 22, 1930

254-122         June 25, 1930 - December 31, 1933

254-123         January 1, 1934 - November 6, 1940

254-124         December 16, 1941 - June 19, 1944

254-125         August 29, 1944 - September 15, 1944

254-126         January 7, 1946

254-127         May 15, 1946 - January 10, 1951

254-128         January 23, 1951 - July 25, 1956

254-129         September 15, 1962 - January 24, 1967

254-130         August 1967

254-131         January 19, 1972 - June 18, 1982

 

 

Series VIII.  Mexican Business Operations

 

            Subseries VIII.1: Journals of Debits and Credits

 

254-174         volume, 1902-1905.

254-175         volume, 1902-1905.

254-171         volume, 1902-1911.

 

 

            Subseries VIII.2: Manuscript

 

254-109         Manuscript in unknown hand of a novel set in Mexico during the early years of the twentieth century.

 

            Subseries VIII.3: Correspondence, Business and Personal, 1888-1984

 

254-1              [n.d.]

254-2              June 22, 1888 - December 16, 1899

254-3              August 21, 1902 - August 20, 1908

254-4              August 26, 1908 - March 21, 1913

254-5              April 10, 1913 - August 6, 1913

254-6              August 19, 1913 - May 5, 1914

254-7              May 10, 1914 - December 15, 1921

254-8              February 22, 1923 - November 8, 1923

254-9              February 18, 1924 - May 25, 1926

254-10            July 30, 1926 - December 1, 1928

254-11            March 29, 1929 - September 10, 1929

254-12            March 30, 1930 - June 26, 1930

254-13            January 5, 1931 - November 10, 1932

254-14            January 31, 1933 - November 20, 1933

254-15            November 21, 1933 - December 12, 1933

254-16            January 1, 1934 - February 9, 1934

254-17            February 11, 1934 - June 21, 1934

254-18            September 29, 1934 - May 18, 1937

254-19            June 16, 1937 - August 3, 1937

254-20            August 10, 1937 - August 18, 1937

254-21            August 25, 27, 1937

254-22            February 24, 1938 - December 19, 1938

254-23            June 27, 1939 - September 15, 1939

254-24            January 1, 1940 - October 2, 1941

254-25            November 19, 1941 - July 10, 1942

254-26            July 24, 1942 - January 12, 1943

254-27            February 9, 1943 - April 5, 1943

254-28            May 17, 1943 - July 16, 1943

254-29            July 20, 1943 - September 1, 1943

254-30            September 4, 1943 - October 9, 1943

254-31            October 12, 1943 - November 7, 1943

254-32            November 10, 1943 - December 6, 1943

254-33            December 8, 1943 - January 19, 1944

254-34            January 24, 1944 - March 1, 1944

254-35            March 5, 1944 - March 20, 1944

254-36            March 21, 1944 - April 27, 1944

254-37            May 2, 1944 - June 2, 1944

254-38            June 12, 1944 - July 16, 1944

254-39            February 7, 1945 - May 13, 1945

254-40            June 22, 1945 - August 11, 1945

254-41            August 12, 1945 - October 2, 1945

254-42            October 11, 1945 - October 28, 1945

254-43            October 30, 1945 - December 27, 1945

254-44            June 21, 1946 - July 2, 1946

254-45            January 14, 1947 - January 25, 1947

254-46            January 30, 1947 - April 7, 1947

254-47            April 11, 1947 - August 31, 1952

254-48            April 4, 1955 - December 27, 1966

254-49            May 31, 1967 - July 19, 1967

254-50            August 10, 1967 - November 24, 1967

254-51            January 18, 1972 - January 13,1981

254-52            January 30, 1981 - July 21, 1981

254-53            August 12, 1981 - April 7, 1982

254-54            September 24, 1982 - October 12, 1984

 

            Subseries VIII.4: Correspondence, Letterpress Copies

 

254-176         Sampling only from discarded volume, August 2 - September 23, 1901.

 

            Subseries VIII.5: Checking Account Entries and Balances

 

254-160         March 1890 - December 22, 1891

254-161         August 12, 1890 - September 25, 1891

254-162         November 17, 1891 - November 3, 1892

254-163         January 18, 1897 - July 20, 1899

254-166         January 27, 1897 - December 8, 1897

254-164         February 25, 1897 - November 18, 1898

254-167         October 10, 1898 - August 5, 1899

254-165         August 7, 1899 - June 30, 1900

254-168         September 12, 1903 - August 9, 1904; December 8, 1903 - July 5, 1906

 

 

Series IX.  Photographs

 

            Mainly prints but including a few negatives and one halftone, [ca. 1865-1940].

 

            Subseries IX.1: Identified Persons

 

254-188         Judge and Mrs. O. D. Davidson

                        James Buchanan Eads

                        Mr. and Mrs. James J. A. Fortier

                        Captain R. J. Hancock

                        May Hodges

                        P. A. Lelong III

                        Schuyler Poitevent, Jr.

                        Virginia F. Poitevent

                        Dr. Powell

                        Louise Richardson

                        Mary Richardson

                        Captain and Mrs. F.A. Schrieber

                        B. Thompson

 

            Subseries IX.2: Unidentified Persons

 

254-190         Unidentified Persons

 

            Subseries IX.3: Views

 

254-185         Views of company mills, boats, trains; dredging operations; landscapes; family residences; miscellany.    

 

 

Series X: Miscellaneous

 

254-172         Volume recording supplies and prices of same, [n.d.]; two inventories of supplies with quantities and prices of same, January 31, 1904 and January 7, 1905.

 

254-183         Pelican Mill sales journal listing customers and lumber footage purchased by same, July 18,1900-August 5, 1903.

 

254-181         Journal of bills payable, 1887(1897-1901)1901.

 

254-180         Miscellany, [n.d.]

 

254-191         Artifacts: Native American bead probably collected and labeled by Schuyler Poitevent, Sr.; Shearwater paperweight replica of 1699 marble tablet found at site of Fort Maurepas at Ocean Springs, Miss.; United Confederate Veterans hat badge.

 

                        Carnival invitations, admit cards, and dance cards; some with envelopes.

 

254-189                     Krewe of Proteus, 1886, 1889, 1890, 1892, 1896, 1897, 1902-1904, 1906-1913, 1915; Atlanteans, 1907.

 

254-184         Diplomas awarded to Schulyer Poitevent, Senior and Junior, 1893, 1896, 1925.

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Poitevent, Eads

Poitevent family

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