The Cruzat Papers are comprised of some six hundred individual pieces. The collection includes business papers (accounts, correspondence, business ledgers, etc.) primarily of Panton, Leslie and Co., and their successors, John Forbes and Co. Also included are court records such as lawsuits to recover moneys due, property in slaves, etc., and documents regarding land and property ownership, deeds, and titles (with particular respect to Pensacola and southern Alabama). Other materials include ship's papers, market reports, powers-of-attorney, and documents pertaining to Panton's estate.