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Valcour Aime Plantation Diary

Identifier: MF-148

Scope and Contents

Microfilm copy of translation/typescript of the plantation diary of Valcour Aime dating from 1823 to 1855.


  • 1823-1855


Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Physical rights are retained by Nicholls State University. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical Note

Valcour Aime was the proprietor of the St. James Plantation, also known as Le Petit Versailles, in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The plantaion was later owned by John Burnside.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 microfilm reel)

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On microfilm reel with: Agronomic practices and their influence on the development of the Louisiana sugar industry -- Banner Tribune, historical and progress edition, Tuesday, April 28, 1959 -- Building the Muskrat line -- The Gibson Times, May 7, 1904 -- The Houma Courier, Autumn edition, Friday, November 24, 1950 -- The Houma Courier, Houma centennial edition, Thursday, May 3, 1934 -- New Orleans Item, 60th anniversary edition, Friday, June 11, 1937 -- Sugar cane varieties -- The Sunday Item-Tribune, Industrial section, May 30, 1937 -- The Sunday Item-Tribune, Louisiana section, February 26, 1939 -- Teche news, Our 75th anniversary, Thursday, August 17, 1961 -- The Times Picayune centennial edition, Monday, January 25, 1937 -- To Louisiana's poet : Leona A. Knight.

Existence and Location of Originals

Microfilm copy of translation/typescript of the original diary by Mr. Aime's grandson, Albert Ferry (1878).

Existence and Location of Copies

Print copy available in the Archives reading room.

Cataloging Note

This item is cataloged in the Ellender Memorial Library catalog as Plantation diary of Valcour Aime.

Sensitive Materials Statement

This collection may contain material(s) with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Ellender Memorial Library and Nicholls State University assume no responsibility.
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Repository Details

Part of the Nicholls State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ellender Memorial Library
Nicholls State University
906 E 1st St.
Thibodaux Louisiana 70310 USA