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Re: Customs House agent??
Posted by: Richard Lake (ID *****8414) Date: June 11, 2007 at 06:41:00
In Reply to: Re: Customs House agent?? by Kenneth Thompson of 747

Kenneth, I remember watching news coverage of that fire in St. Louis, how the heck did they let that get started? It was a dilly. I tried to get some WWI records and also learned that they were burned, I didn't recall that WWII records were also lost.

I believe that the St. Louis Public Library has quite a few issues of "The Louisiana Historical Quarterly" so you might want to check that, if you haven't already done never know what you might find in such journals. I'm sure it is indexed.

Also, StLPL has a book titled "The WPA Historical Records Survey: a guide to the unpublished inventories, indexes and transcripts" by Loretta Hefner, pub. 1980. I mention this because there is a multi-volume work which is titled "Louisiana Historical Records Survey (inventory of Federal archives in the states: Louisiana", pub. 1938-1941. I found that "series 3" contains the inventory of the Treasury Dept. materials, under which Customs Service falls. Whether any sort of personnel records are contained in the records, I have no idea nor do I know what time period is covered. I personally have never had cause to look at this work. I know that Clayton Library in Houston has series 3, I often research at Clayton when I go to Houston which is usually several times a year. I don't know whether you'll find it locally, I couldn't find it in StLPL's catalog. If interested, let me know and I'll try to make a note to glance at it next time I go to Houston. Meanwhile, you might want to check out the Hefner book. I believe that Stanley Arthur, the fellow I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, actually headed up WPA in Louisiana so that gives a clue as to where he obtained some of his information for his US Custom House book - he had access to actual documents.

Just curious, where is Mr. Green buried?

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