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Augusto Miceli papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-924

Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of correspondence, research notes, clippings and other reference material used by Augusto Miceli for writing his books, The Pickwick Club of New Orleans, and The Man with the Red Umbrella, the story of Giacomo Beltrami's exploration of the upper Mississippi River. The Mistick Krewe of Comus in 1857 set up a "front" organization, which they called the Pickwick Club. Miceli was a Pickwick Club historian and lawyer in New Orleans. The collection contains the manuscript for The Pickwick Club of New Orleans.

Dates

  • 1813-1975
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1950s-1960s

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

Augusto P. Miceli is the author of The Pickwick Club of New Orleans and The Man with the Red Umbrella, the story of Giacomo Beltrami's exploration of the upper Mississippi River. Pickwick Club historian, lawyer, Loyola University graduate (1930), Miceli earned his University of Rome doctorate of jurisprudence in 1934. He began practicing law in New Orleans in 1935; during World War II he was a member of the Judge Advocate Corps and a colonel on the staff of General Omar Bradley. After the war, Miceli headed the legal department of the Standard Fruit and Steamship Company of New Orleans until 1965, when he joined the legal firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrier, and Denegre.



Miceli's book, The Pickwick Club of New Orleans is the story of the social, economic, and civic life of New Orleans for nearly eleven decades. The organizers of the Mistick Krewe of Comus in 1857 set up a "front" organization, which they called the Pickwick Club.

Extent

10.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into two main sections: 1) The Pickwick Club of New Orleans materials (Boxes 1-7) and 2) Giacomo Beltrami materials (Boxes 8-10), in addition to a scrapbook. Each section is subdivided into topics that are arranged chronologically. The collection consists of 10 boxes and 1 volume.

Source of Acquisition

Augusto Miceli.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 793397809

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Date
09/07/2011
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Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

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