Journal historique concernant l'établissement des Francais à la Louisianne, 1699-1723


Date: 1699-1723 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 218 p.


Journal ("Journal historique concernant l'établisement des français à la Louisianne; tiré des mémoires de Mrs. D'Iberville & de Bienville") from first French contact through failure of settlement at St. Bernard, commanded by La Harpe. Includes brief essays at end, including a summary of various theories of the origins of the American Indians.

Background note

Jean Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe was a French officer and explorer.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 218 p.


Gift from Darby Wiliam in 1816. (Accession 2722ms)

Location of originals:

This volume was copied from the original in possession of Dr. John Sibley in 1805 (certified, Nachitoches, October 29, 1805). It is taken from the memoirs of d'Iberville and Bienville. A few pages copied from Department of State's copy.

Alternate formats available

This item is also available on microfilm (Film 1442).


This volume was translated and published in B. F. French, Historical Collections of Louisiana, pt. 3 (New York, 1851).

Early American History Note

This volume appears to be a record of early French colonization efforts in Louisiana (1699-1723). Historical Collections of Louisiana published in 1851 contains a translation of this journal.

Indexing Terms


  • Manuscript Essays
  • Travel Narratives and Journals

Geographic Name(s)

  • France -- Colonies.
  • Louisiana -- History -- To 1803.
  • Mississippi River Valley -- History -- To 1803.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bénard de La Harpe, Jean Baptiste, 1683-1765
  • Darby, William, 1775-1854
  • Darby, William, 1775-1854
  • Le Moyne d'Iberville, Pierre, 1661-1706
  • Le Moyne de Bienville, Jean Baptiste, 1680-1767


  • Exploration.
  • Native America