Schmidt Family Letters

The Schmidt family papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, ledgers, lettersbooks, journals, photographs, and diaries of Gustavus Schmidt and his son Charles Schmidt, prominent New Orleans lawyers.

Charles Schmidt (1832-1908) married JLN’s cousin Léda Louise Hincks Schmidt (1835-1908). Both Charles and Léda corresponded with JLN.

For information on these letters, see the Tulane University Louisiana Research Collection finding aid for Manuscript Collection, 207, available through a search at

An article by Harriet Swift discusses these letters.