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Janin Family Papers: Finding Aid
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This collection contains the papers relating to the lives and activities of various members of the Blair, Croghan, Janin, and Jesup families, chiefly extending from New Orleans lawyer and businessman Albert Covington Janin and his wife, Washington, D.C., socialite Violet (Blair) Janin, with the bulk of the collection dating between 1850-1930. Subject matter in the collection includes: politics and government and society and customs in Washington, D.C., and Louisiana; Blair House (Washington, D.C.); land titles in Indiana Territory, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Missouri; the Ocean Canal and Transportation Company; and the history of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, from 1839 until 1932.
The families of lawyer and businessman Albert Covington Janin (1843-1928) and socialite Violet (Blair) Janin (1848-1933) included members of the prominent Blair, Croghan, Janin, and Jesup families, chiefly located in New Orleans, Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; Kentucky; and San Francisco, California.
23,699 pieces in 71 boxes
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