John S. Kendall papers
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.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1911-1959
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.
Language of Materials
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.
Collection processed in 1956.
- Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972.
- Cox, Paul E.
- Kane, Harnett, T. (Harnett Thomas), 1910-1984.
- Kendall, John S. (John Smith), 1874-1965.
- Kendall, Lucy Gray.
- Long, Russell B.
- Moore, Frederick, 1877-
- Thomas, Frederick Folger, b. 1885.
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- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Journalists -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Typescripts Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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