Laffite Society: an inventory of the organization records

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dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-18T02:03:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-18T02:03:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/28319
dc.description The Laffite Society records consist of 3 cubic feet of materials. The records include four series: 1) Laffite Study Group; 2) The Laffite Society; 3) Research Files with copies of publications, i.e. articles and chapters from books; and 4) Research Files with a subject and topical headings. Series 1 and 2 are the official records of the two founding organizations including the publications, membership rosters, programs and copies of presentations, photographs and other materials. The Research Files were compiled and collected by members from various archives, newspapers and other publications, and descendants of the Lafitte’s and the members of their associates. The files include genealogical information, descriptions of significant locales and topics of interest, such as slavery, piracy, privateering, connections in France, Mexico, and South America, and political associations including the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson, Napoleon and many others. en_US
dc.description.abstract Organized in 1975 as the Lafitte Study Group, it reorganized in 1994 as the Lafitte Society in Galveston, Texas, as a study and social group researching the lives, descendants and associates of privateer brothers Jean and Pierre Laffite who lived on Galveston Island, 1817-1821. The records include the publications of both organizations, membership rosters, programs and copies of presentations, photographs and other materials. In addition, members and historians have contributed research files containing copies of articles and correspondence pertaining to facts and myths about the Laffites. They include information about descendants of the Laffites; members of their group; significant locales and topics of interest, such as slavery, piracy, privateering; connections in Louisiana, France, Mexico, and South America; and political associations dating from the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson, Napoleon and many others en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries MC 020;
dc.subject Laffite Society en_US
dc.title Laffite Society: an inventory of the organization records en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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