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François Richard Papers

Collection 164

Richard, François (1826–1898). Papers, 1832–1899, n.d.

2.5 inches

Mainly documents related to the law practice of François Richard, fils, in St. Landry Parish and to legal matters involving the Richard family. Of special interest is a contract between a former enslaver and freedmen executed on 16 August 1865.

Donated by Sandra Clayton Richard in 1989.


1-01 Documents connected with Charles Bourque and wife including some which they offered as security.
    1780 October 30: Land sale from sons of Joseph Marie Armand to Antoine L'Anglais, Plaquemine Brule region [in French]; copy dated 28 June 1832
    1811 August 28: Certificate that Jacques Deshotel held Spanish land patent; copy dated 27 June 1832
    1819 July 30: Last will and testament of Magdelaine Blanchard Mondon [in French]; copy dated 28 June 1832
    1820 December 23: Extracts from Act of Donation of Eleonore Comeau Hebert to Celeste Hebert Bourque [in French]; copy dated 18 July 1832
    1822 August 5: Settlement of estate of Eleonore Comeau; copy dated 22 September 1864 [not on Bourque list]
    List of titles of Charles Bourque and wife offered as security
1-02 1825 - 1850s
    1825 September 7: Sheriff sale involving land of François Richard, Sr.; copy dated 20 August 1864
    1827 June 13: Sheriff sale involving property of Genevieve Lejeune in favor of Charles Bourque; copy dated 30 August 1864
    1838 October 23: Land conveyance from widow Bonaventure Martin to Madame François Richard [in French]; copy dated 17 August 1864
    1853 February 10: Letter from Joseph M. Moore to Clerk of Court of Tuscaloose County, Alabama regarding estate of William Prude; copy
    1859 January 9: Conveyance of power of attorney from A. Legendre to François Richard [in French]
1-03 1860s
    1860 June 2: Land sale from Antoine Hebert to Joseph L. Bourque [in French]; copy dated 22 September 1864
    1861 February 8: Sale at public auction of lands formerly belonging to Joseph S. Bourque and heirs of Marie Hebert; copy dated 22 September 1864
    1865 August 16: Contract between widow of François Richard and former enslaved people
    1869 February 7: Will of François Richard appointing wife as executrix
    1869 June 9: Power of attorney from L. Broussard & fils to Valerien Dorteste (?) regarding horses and mares with given brand
1-04 1870s
    1870 April 23: Receipt for payment of 1866 taxes from Internal Revenue
    1871 September 14: Promissory note from Theodule F. Richard to François Richard
    1871 October 21: Power of attorney from Gaspard Biegas to François Richard regarding land in Texas; copy dated 7 February 1873; 2 copies
    1871: Miscellaneous charges to estate of Martin Richard
    1873 July 4: Letter from Theodule F. Richard to one of his children [in French]
    1876: Statement about fees and services rendered for Emile Thibodeau
    1879 May 5: Bill of sale from François Richard to Jacob F. Myers
1-05 1880s
    1880 January 6: Court judgment involving François Richard [in French]
    1883 December 2: Statement of Charles and Eugenie Chalande regarding property of grandparents in France [in French]
    1884 February 4: Title search for land of Jacques Charlot, fils
    1884 November 6: Promissory note of Cilia Gardner regarding Civil War claims made on behalf of deceased husband, Richard McDonald
    1885 September 18: Rental agreement between François Richard and Elizabeth M. Buller
    1887 January 22: Letter regarding war claim of François Richard; draft and copy
1-06 1880s: Power of Attorney documents
    1884 March 3: Pierre Baudoin regarding family estates in France
    1885 June 11-24: Widows or veterans trying to secure land from state under 1884 law; 14 documents
    1885 August 20: Jacques Charlot, fils; copy made 22 March 1892
    1885: Pierre Richard
1-07 1890 - 1895
    1890 November 26: Bankruptcy petition of Clinton B. Andrus
    1892 April 7: Regarding land of Jacques Charlot
    1895 March 14: Theogene Lavergne granting power of attorney [Bourque heir]
    1895 March 27: Regarding power of attorney of heirs of Charles Bourque
    1895 April 22: Regarding power of attorney of heirs of Charles Bourque
    1895 August 28: List of uncollected notes of Lucius O. Dupré which François Richard had tried to collect
1-08 1896 - 1899
    1896 February 20: Letter from E. M. Richard to uncle [François Richard]
    1896: Agreement between François Richard Sr. [sic] and heirs of Pierre Richard
    1898: Information about Richard land in Acadia Parish
    1899 August 26: Letter from State Auditor's Office regarding Richard land in Acadia Parish
    1899 September 11: Letter from State Auditor’s Office regarding Richard land in Acadia Parish
    1899 November 24: Receipt for 1897 tax payment
    1899: Notes regarding attempts to regain Richard land sold at sheriff's sale
1-09 n.d.
    Documents regarding estate of Anne Martin Richard [3 items]
    Letter from Theodule F. Richard (to Francois)