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Opelousas and Attakapas District Brand Books

Collection 114

Opelousas and Attakapas District. Brand Books, 1739 - 1944.

2½ inches, 2 volumes, 2 reels of microfilm

This collection consists of Opelousas and Attakapas District cattle brands from 1739-1944. These original volumes are the oldest brand books in the United States.

These volumes have been microfilmed.

This collection was donated by Mrs. Gradney Cochran.


A. Correspondence 1-01
B. Documents and Forms 1-02
C. Clippings 1-03
Volumes 2 volumes


1-01 Correspondence, 1917-1964
1-02 Documents and Forms, 1880s through 1890s
1-03 Clippings, 1971
OVERSIZE [original brand books]
Volume 1 Brand Book, 1739 - 1888
Volume 2 Brand Book, 1889 - 1944
Also 2 reels of microfilm of Brand Books