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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 an former slave owner 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 slaves
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)