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John S. Kendall papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-251

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal and business letters to John Smith Kendall from friends, family, and some former associates from the Times-Picayune. Correspondents include F.F. Thomas, Jr., editor of Far Afield, in which several of Kendall's poems were published; Paul E. Cox, an old Times-Picayune friend; Frederick Moore, author of With Japan's Leaders; Lucy Gray of Nashville, a cousin; Harnett Kane of New Orleans; Louisiana State University Press and Alabama Press; Representative Hale Boggs, and Senator Russell Long. There are also several typescripts of Kendall's works, including The Cathedral of St. Peter, The Roman Forum, Via Appia-Via Ostiensis, and his printed works, An Alphabet of Animals, The Beggar Maid, and A Debt of Honor. In addition, there are a number of bound volumes in English and Spanish.

Dates

  • 1889-1959
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1911-1959

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

John Smith Kendall was Professor of Spanish at Tulane University and was, for several years, on the staff of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He is the author of the three-volume History of New Orleans, The Golden Age of the New Orleans Theatre, and number articles. Some of his other works include The Cathedral of St. Peter, The Roman Forum, Via Appia-Via Ostiensis, An Alphabet of Animals, The Beggar Maid, and A Debt of Honor.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic, then chronologically, as follows: personal papers, manuscripts, printed materials, and crepe worn at Jefferson Davis' funeral. The collection is made up of one box and nineteen volumes.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. John S. Kendall. Date acquired: 12/06/1953.

Accruals and Additions

Additional material added to the collection through 1985.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1956.

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Date
05/05/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US