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Edmond G. and Norbert T. Landry Papers

Collection 332

Landry, Edmond G. (1891-1932) and Norbert T. (1895-1924).  Papers, 1907-1932

6 inches

Edmond and Norbert Landry were 2 of the 5 children of Terville and Lucie Landry.  The family lived in Segura and then New Iberia, LA. After military service in World War I, both brothers developed leprosy [Hansen’s disease]. Norbert moved to the Louisiana Leper Home in Carville, LA in 1919, where he died in 1924. Edmond went to Carville in 1924, surviving until 1932.

This collection mainly contains letters written by Edmond and Norbert. The first series includes documents and letters from Edmond’s year at Soulé Business College in New Orleans (1909) and his military service during World War I at Ft. Pike, Arkansas (July – November, 1918). His letters from Carville date from 1925. The second series includes letters to and from Norbert starting in 1916 when he was working in the Lafayette area. During World War I, he was stationed in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. His letters from Carville date 1919-1921.

The collection was donated by Claire Manes and Paul Landry on behalf of the Landry family. The website established by the family is http://www.leprosysecrets.com.

Many of these letters were published in the following book:

Manes, Claire. Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Print.

Series:

I. Edmond G. Landry, 1907-1909, 1918, 1925-1932 1-01 through 1-09
II. Norbert T. Landry, 1916-1921 1-10 through 1-13
III. Media 2-01 through 2-03
IV. Book Volume 1

Inventory:

Box 1  
I. Edmond G. Landry, 1907-1909, 1918, 1925-1932
    1-01 Commencement Announcement, 1907
    1-02 Letters, February 2 – March 29, 1909
    1-03 Letters, May 1 – May 28, 1909
    1-04 Letters, June 25, 1909 – August 14, 1909
    1-05 Letters, July 8 – November 26, 1918
    1-06 Letters, June 5, 1925 – June 11, 1928
    1-07 Letters, August 27, 1928 – December 13, 1932
    1-08 Undated Correspondence
    1-09 Letter from Edmond Landry to Wife (photocopy), circa June 1928
II. Norbert T. Landry, 1916-1921
    1-10 Letters, August 30, 1916 – July 30, 1918
    1-11 Letters, August 13, 1918 – November 5, 1919
    1-12 Letters, November 9, 1919 – February 22, 1920
    1-13 Letters, March 17, 1920 – November 25, 1922
       
Box 2      
III. Media
    2-01 The Landry Family Correspondence: Edmond, Vol. 1
    2-02 The Landry Family Correspondence: Edmond, Vol. 2
    2-03 The Landry Family Correspondence: Norbert
       
Volume      
IV. Book
    Volume 1: Manes, Claire. Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Print.