Records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas, 1576-1803
University of Notre Dame Archives
Project website including a searchable database: http://archives.nd.edu/mano/
Letters and other records (1576–1803) of this Roman Catholic jurisdiction before the purchase of Louisiana by the United States. Items include a 1793 dossier containing royal instructions regarding marriages between Protestants and between Protestants and Catholics, a 1795 copy of Governor Carondelet’s report to Spain giving an account of parishes in Louisiana, parish census reports, and dossiers pertaining to the disposal of slaves by the Ursulines.
12 reels, 45-page guide