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MSS 131 - Peter Joseph Collection, Addendum 1

Biographical Note       


            This is an addendum to a collection named for Peter Joseph, whose Louisiana State Militia commission (1874) is the earliest document in the initial collection, and who, according to articles in the New Orleans Times-Democrat (July 16, 1905, p. 9, col. 2) and Daily Picayune (July 19, 1905, p. 8, col. 7), was a Union army veteran, member of the Metropolitan Police, and Louisiana Republican elector in the Hayes-Tilden election.  The present collection consists of materials associated with William Boysee Derricks, a relative of the Joseph family.