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Barrilleaux Diaries

Identifier: MS-00200

Scope and Contents

Ferdinand Barrilleaux was a storekeeper and postmaster in Lockport, La. during the 19th century. This collection consists of photocopies of his diaries recounting his personal life, business transactions, and experiences with Civil War strife. He originally wrote these diaries in French, but English translations are available.


  • 1827-1994

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Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical Note

Ferdinand Barrilleaux was a storekeeper and postmaster in Lockport, La. during the 19th century. As a youth, Barrilleaux worked on his father's farm and as a deckhand, cook, and salesclerk aboard a merchant steamboat on Bayou Lafourche. In addition to his general store, Barrilleaux operated a ferry service that transported people and goods across Bayou Lafourche. He also served as a Police Juror in Lafourche Parish.


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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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