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Author French, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1799-1877, editor

Title Historical collections of Louisiana : embracing translations of many rare and valuable documents relating to the natural, civil and political history of that state. / Compiled with historical and biographical notes, and an introduction, by B.F. French
Published New York : Wiley and Putnam; [etc., etc.], 1846-53

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Description 5 volumes : frontispieces (volumes 2, folded map; volumes 3-4, facsimiles; volumes 5, portrait) folded map. ; 23 cm
Contents v. 1. A discourse delivered before the Historical Society of Louisiana, January 13, 1836, by H.A. Bullard. Memoir of Robert Cavelier de la Salle, on the necessity of fitting out an expedition to take possession of Louisiana. [1677] Letters patent granted by the King of France to the Sieur de La Salle on the 12th May, 1678. Memoir of the Sieur de La Salle reporting to Monseigneur de Seignelay the discoveries made by him under the order of His Majesty. Account of the taking possession of Louisiana, by M. de La Salle. 1682. Will of the Sieur de La Salle. 1681. Memoir, by the Sieur de la Tonty ... sent in 1693 on the discovery of the Mississippi and the neighboring nations by M. de La Salle, from the year 1678 to the time of his death, and by the Sieur de Tonty to the year 1691. Petition of the Chevalier de Tonty to the Count de Pontchartrain, minister of the marine. [1690?] Tonty's account of the route from the Illinois, by the river Mississippi, to the gulf of Mexico. Joutel's Historical journal of Monsieur de La Salle's last voyage to discover the river Mississippi. Account of the discovery of the river Mississippi, and the adjacent country, by Father Louis Hennepin. An account of M. de La Salle's undertaking to discover the river Mississippi, by way of the gulf of Mexico, by Father Louis Hennepin.--
v. 2. [Account of the Louisiana Historical Society, with list of members, by J.D.B. DeBow, secretary] A discourse on the life, character and writings of the Hon. Francois Xavier Martin ... by H.A. Bullard. An analytical index of the whole of the public documents relative to Louisiana, deposited in the archives of the Department "de la marine et des colomes [!]" et "Bibliothèque du roi" at Paris, by E.J. Forstall. A translation of an original letter of Hernando de Soto on the conquest of Florida. [1539] A translation of a recently dicovered manuscript journal of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida, by Luis Hernandez de Biedma. [1544] A narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida, by a gentleman of Elvas ... tr. from the Portuguese by Richard Hackluyt, London, 1609. A description of the English province of Carolina, by the Spaniards called Florida and by the French La Louisiane ... by Daniel Coxe. An account of the discovery of some new countries and nations in North America, in 1673, by Pere Marquette and Sieur Joliet. Table ... of geographical positions of the Mississippi and Missouri, as ascertained by Long, Nicollet and others.--nepin. An ac
v. 3. Memoir of Hon. Henry A. Bullard [by B.F. French] Historical journal of the establishment of the French in Louisiana, by Benard de La Harpe. Historical journal of Father Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix, in letters addressed to the Dutchess of Lesdiguieres. [1721-22] Coppie d'vne lettre venant de la Floride, enuoyee a Rouen, et depuis au Seigneur d'Eueron; ensemble le plan et portraict du fort que les François y ont faict. 1564. Histoire mémorable du dernier voyage aux Index, lieu appele La Floride, (Nouuelle France,) fait par le capitaine Iean Ribaut ... M.D.LXV. [par N. Le Challeux] Journal historique de l'etablissement des Francais a la Louisane par m. de Sauvole. [1701] Mémoire de m. Richebourg sur la premiere guerre des Natchez.--v. 4. [Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi valley, by J.G. Shea]--v. 5. History of Louisiana, translated from the historical memoirs of M. [Butel-]Dumont. Memoir of the present state of Louisiana : by Chevalier de Champigny. Appendix of historical documents and elucidations.quette a
Notes Followed by the author's "Historical collections of Louisiana and Florida ... New ser." 1869 and "Historical collections of Louisiana and Florida ... 2d ser." 1875
Imprint varies: v. 1, New York, Wiley and Putnam, 1846.--v. 2, Philadelphia, Daniels and Smith, 1850.--v. 3, New York, D. Appleton & Company, 1851.--v. 4, Redfield, 1852.--v. 5, New-York, Lamport, Blakeman & Law, 1853
The words "translation of" do not appear in title of v. 1
Vol. 5 has title: Historical memoirs of Louisiana, from the first settlement of the colony to the departure of Governor O'Reilly in 1770 ... forming the fifth of the series of Historical collections of Louisiana .
Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site
Subject Soto, Hernando de, approximately 1500-1542.
Americas -- Discovery and exploration.
Louisiana -- History -- To 1803 -- Sources.
Florida -- History -- To 1821 -- Sources.
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- To 1803 -- Sources.
LC no. 02002986