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MSS 254 - Eads Poitevent Collection


(Mss 254)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

July 1997





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