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Iberville Parish Courthouse Conveyances 28 no 257.pdf
In 1897, William Harris and Basil Butler donated land to the Catholic Church in Louisiana "for the purpose of assisting and advancing Christian education among the colored children" of Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

Basil Butler (b. 1824), the son…

GTM119b67f10i05ab Grivel to Lancaster 1840-05-30.pdf
In this letter from Fr. Fidel Grivel to Fr. Charles Lancaster dated May 30, 1840, Grivel includes a brief report on the condition of the Jesuit slaves who were sold to Louisiana. He noted that Henry Johnson said he would build a chapel for "our…

Cornelius Hawkins testimony from Beatty v Hawkins.pdf
Testimony of Cornelius Hawkins in the 1893 case of Beatty et. al. v. Hawkins et. al. (45 La. Ann). Hawkins testifies that he had rented land to grow cotton at West Oak from Glenn Peake since 1871.

GTM119b69f18i13abc Van de Velde to Brocard 1848-11-27.pdf
Fr. Van de Velde pleads with the Jesuit Provincial in Maryland to contribute $1000 for a church in Louisiana for use of the enslaved people they had sold in 1838. This is the second letter from Van de Velde to the Maryland Jesuits on the topic. He…

Frank Campbell 1.jpg
Three photographs of Frank Campbell, one of the enslaved people sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838. These photographs are included in a scrapbook from the early 1900s that belonged to Robert Ruffin Barrow, Jr., which is held at Ellender Memorial…

RFOFB-R35-F310 West Oak Pay Roll 1867-10-17.pdf
This payroll from the Freedmen's Bureau records lists laborers at West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Many of the people listed in this document were sold to West Oak by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 or were the children of people sold…

RFOFB-R45-F459 Agreement with Freedmen at West Oak 1865-04-03.pdf
This document is a contract between Mrs. Emily Woolfolk, the owner of West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and the freed people on the plantation for wages for the ensuing year. Many of the freed people at West Oak had been sold to…

RFOFB-R45-F455 Woolfolk contract with employees at West Oak 1864-04-12.pdf
Mrs. Emily Woolfolk, the owner of West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, contracts with her ex-slave "employees" for 1864. Many of the people listed in this contract had been sold to Jesse Batey (the former owner of West Oak) by the…

RFOFB-R30-F161 Chatham Plantation Final Pay Roll 1865.pdf
This document from the Freedmen's Bureau is a record of the wages paid to the freed people on John R. Thompson's Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish in 1865. The freed people included ex-slaves of the Maryland Jesuits who had been sold to Henry…

RFOFB-R40-F554 Chatham Plantation Agreement with Freedmen 1865.pdf
This document records an agreement between John R. Thompson, the owner of Chatham Plantation, and the freedmen on the plantation, including people who had been sold to Henry Johnson (the former owner of Chatham) by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838, and…
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