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Certificate of Appointment- Administer to the University of Louisiana 

 

The certificate seen here signed by Governor Samuel McEnery and Secretary William Strong declared and empowered Eli Farault de LaVillebeuvre to fulfill the duties of office for the position of Administrator to the University of Louisiana. LaVillebeuvre held this office for a total of four years before Alfred Roman, his brother-in-law, took over. The document is...

 

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Death Announcement- Jeanne Aimée Roman de LaVillebeuvre

 

The obituary that is seen here was clipped from a local newspaper and is a bit short but still includes all of this information. Written after the death of Jeanne Roman Lavillebeuvre, her obituary mentions, by name, her parents (Gov. A.B. Roman and Aimee Parent)....

 

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Death Notice- Alfred Roman

 

The announcement described here was a printed display that was meant to be posted in various locations. Very simple and direct in its motives, the document reads: 

Roman. | Died Tuesday morning, September 20th, 1892, at 4:30 o’clock, aged 68 years. | Alfred Roman, Son of the late Gov. A.B. Roman and of Miss Aimée Parent, a native of New Orleans. | The friends and...

 

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Death Notice- Eli Farault de LaVillebeuvre

 

Death announcements and obituaries in the 19thcentury varied greatly. Often over the top flowery in speech and description, obituaries were a place that marked in great detail a person’s life story. Often adding details about their childhood, who their families were, where they attended school, what...

 

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Death Notice- Jean Ursin de LaVillebeuvre

 

The announcement described here was a printed display that was meant to be posted in various locations. Very simple and direct in its motives, the document reads:

Décédé Samedi 9 Avril 1881 à 6 heures P.M. Jean Ursin de La Villebeuvre, à l’âge de 79 ans. | Les parents et amis des familles de La Villebeuvre, Trepagnier, Forstall, Roman, Sam. J. Peters, Benjamin...

 

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Khayamiya Panels

 

The word Khayamiya, an art form found in Cairo, Egypt, is derived from the Arabic term khyam (tent) and is used to describe the Egyptian tentmaker appliqué. Khedival references the khedival period of 1867 to 1914 and helps to clarify the type of khayamiya in question. The khedival khayamiya origins can be traced back to the Ottoman turks but in this reference, the object name references a tent that is created by the bringing together of separate panels, each panel comprising...

 

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Tomb Inscriptions

 

Written in blue ink and pencil on lined paper, this item shows a list of tomb inscriptions for one family, three generations, and eight people. The accession number includes two pages written mostly by one person with a final inscription added by a subsequent individual for a child who...

 

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