Sigrid Fout Guillot and John Guillot Collection
Folder 1 Letters 1827-1833
1.) October 16, 1826: Alexander Lea to his brother Franklin W. Lea in New Orleans, LA – Urges brother to send whisky because the store is completely empty.
2.) February 15, 1827: Receipt made out by Franklin W. Lea to W. Kea (?) for $102.50 for labor.
3.) June 7, 1827: Alexander Lea to his brother Franklin W. Lea – Letter comments on Alex’s health and debt. Also mentions business.
4.) September 9, 1827: Alexander Lea to his brother Franklin W. Lea – requests that his brother stay with him until “the sickness abate.” Talks about crops and the prospects of planting cotton.
5.) November 9, 1828: J.L Lattimore to his uncle Franklin W. Lea in New Orleans – Mentions that crop is doing well, his father’s cotton, and health in the area.
6.) April 25, 1829: Alex Lea to his brother Franklin W. Lea – Informs Frank that everyone is in good health and congratulates him for his clerk position.
7.) November 5, 1831: Silas Homes to Franklin W. Lea – Information regarding a legal case.
8.) December 3, 1831: George R. Lea to brother Franklin W. Lea – Talks about his brother’s poor health, remarks on cotton and corn, and mentions money he owes to Franklin.
9.) December 7, 1831: Silas Holmes to Franklin W. Lea – Court business
10.) December 20, 1832: Alex Lea to brother Franklin W. Lea – Writes about procuring cattle
11.) July 13, 1833: Alex Lea to his brother Franklin W. Lea – Requests that Franklin come visit
12.) August 1, 1833: Sam Harper to Franklin W. Lea – Informs Frank that Mr. Bowman (?) can watch china hogs in his absence.
13.) August 1, 1833: Relative of Franklin to Franklin W. Lea – Talks about prevalence of disease, upcoming elections, crops, land, and a slave for purchase.
14.) August 24, 1833: Sam Harper to Franklin Lea – Pine Woods people suffering from yellow fever and mentions business
15.) September, 1833: Franklin Lea to his uncle – writes about sickness and weather and asks about sending turnip seed
16.) September 15, 1833: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Health in city unfavorable, cholera coming back
Folder 2 Letters 1833-1834
1.) September 17, 1833: Sam Harper to Franklin Lea – Fearful of New Orleans future because of Cholera. Willing to rent and sell his property there
2.) September 22, 1833: Sam Harper to Franklin Lea – Steam boats in River Amite, yellow fever, cholera, and prospects of selling New Orleans property
3.) October 1, 1833: Sam Harper to Franklin Lea – Discusses business and building a house
4.) October 10, 1833: Sam Harper to Franklin Lea – Renting a property and Harper’s return
5.) October 15, 1833: Sam Harper to Franklin Lea – Requests that they meet up in the city
6.) October 26, 1833: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Distemper among cattle and needs help selling his land and cattle
7.) October 26, 1833: Alex Lea to Colonel Kar (?) – talks about Kar (?) coming to view his land for sale (mentions that he will sell cattle with the land)
8.) November 15, 1833: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Building materials for Franklin’s new land
9.) December 17, 1833: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Progress on building of house
10.) February 13, 1834: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Requests that his brother pay fifty dollars to Judge Jones (?) to help pay for Washington Parish land
11.) February 23, 1834: D. Lea to Franklin Lea – Talks about stock in Amite, Louisiana
12.) May 15, 1834: Sam Harper to Franklin Lea – Discussing prospects of buying and selling lots of land
13.) June 1, 1834: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Asks about credit and asks for his chickens or the value of them in cash
14.) June 3, 1834: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Writes about financial issues and sickness
15.) July 10, 1834: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Asks for thirty dollars to help with expenses. Mentions land and crops
16.) October 17, 1834: Sam Harper to Franklin Lea – Writes about visiting
17.) November 20, 1834: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Alex has to sell his land to get by and writes about live oak, white oak, and pine timber.
Folder 3 Letters 1834-1837 and miscellaneous records
1.) May 20, 1834: Lyman Briggs to Franklin Lea – Briggs looking for a payment on a not which was endorsed to Lea
2.) August 14, 1834: Allen to Franklin Lea – Business regarding fifty dollars
3.) April 3, 1835: Sam Harper to Franklin Lea – Mentions a slave incident, paying a note off, school books, and buying a house
4.) October 30, 1835: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Fraudulent land speculation, political corruption, and business
5.) Receipt showing line of credit for Franklin Lea in 1835
6.) February 8, 1836: W. Lattimore to Franklin Lea – Mentions Franklin’s railroad and stock
7.) October 25, 1836: Franklin Lea to B.(?) W. Collins – Asks Collins to collect a repayment on a loan from a Mr. R. Also writes about stock in the railroad
8.) November 26, 1836: John Kurn to Kimball – receipt for loaf of sugar, box of oil, and glass
9.) C.G. Kimball’s 1836 grocer credit and receipt
10.) January 9, 1837: Franklin Lea to Thomas Perry – Bill of sale for land adjoining the New Orleans and Nashville Railroad.
11.) March 16, 1837: Formal protest against Franklin Lea for not repaying a loan
12.) March 21, 1837: Rondrew(?) to Franklin Lea – About the repayment of a $790 loan
13.) April 15, 1837: Alex Lea to Franklin Lea – Requests that Franklin lends him a horse while he is away north. Will send corn in exchange for a Spanish saddle
14.) May 12, 1837: A letter to a Lea relative from an unknown sender – about purchasing articles for work
15.) Payment invoice June 7, 1837: To William Kea for $270.6(?) for labor
16.) Mortgage cancellation not by J.J. Mortes
17.) Note written by C. Warner to Mr. Morgan – In regard to cancelling a mortgage
18.) February 18, 1924: Warrant for arrest of Emile Antoinne for Carnal Knowledge
19.) Insurance document listing companies and premiums charged to Mr. and Mrs. S. Weil - May 30, 1946
20.) February 17, 1947 J. Jackson to Weil – Requesting a lecture on an apprentice degree
21.) September 18, 1962: Aunt Mayme Turney to Julie – sending her a dress
22.) Alexander Lea to Franklin Lea – date unknown – Regarding a man that Alex wants Franklin to meet and possibly rent property to
23.) Whitney National Bank of New Orleans – Safe deposit form for S. Weil dated April 5, 1949