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Marcelle D. LaCroix papers

Identifier: L087

Scope and Contents

This collection includes account books, daybooks and ledgers from Marcelle D. LaCroix; autographed, signed letters from many business people in the United States; bills, invoices, receipts; and letters from lawyers ranging from 1847 to 1886 regarding business and legal matters.


  • 1847-1886, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Marcelle Dominic LaCroix was born to Dominic and Henrietta Lalumiere LaCroix on August 12, 1824. He was a partner in LaCroix and Bayard. They sold dry goods, groceries, shoes and boots. LaCroix also sold wheat. He was a shareholder in the German Banking Company, organized in 1870, with his brother-in-law, Joseph L. Bayard. He also helped organize the Citizens Gas Light Company on January 20, 1876.

LaCroix married Mary Ann Adele Bayard, one of nine children and whose father, John Francis Bayard, was an officer in Napoleon Bonaparte's army, on November 21, 1853 in the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Vincennes, Indiana. They had four children: John D. [B.]., Anna, Adel R. and Helen Henriette. LaCroix died December 4, 1876 and is buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Vincennes, Indiana.

His son, John D. LaCroix continued the business after LaCroix's death.


Information found within the collection. "Helen Henriette Lacroix." Indiana, Select Births and Christenings, 1773-1933. Accessed June 24, 2015. "M. D. Lacroix." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 24, 2015. "Marsel [L.] Lacroix. " 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 24, 2015. "Marcel Dominic Lacroix." Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Accessed June 24, 2015.

"Basilica of St. Francis Xavier (Old Cathedral)." Accessed June 24, 2015. "Marcelle D.LaCroix." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed June 24, 2015.

Greene, George E. (1911). Marcelle D. LaCroix. In Historical Sketches of Old Vincennes (pp. 478, 521). Chicago,IL: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company.

"St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and Library. Wikipedia. Accessed June 24, 2015.

Smith, Hubbard Madison. "John Francis Bayard." In Historical Sketches of Old Vincennes, 203-206. Vincennes, IN: Wm. B. Burford, 1903.


1 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged crhonologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation. The account books and day book were purchased from Chester McClure on 1932/09/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/24 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/24 by Edythe Huffman. Collection reprocessed 2024/05/10 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2024/05/10 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.