EADS POITEVENT COLLECTION
Earl K. Long Library
University of New Orleans
Size: 10 linear feet
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.
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