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John F.C. Waldo papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-390

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of legal papers, business correspondence, and writings of John F. C. Waldo (1855-1923), who was a lawyer, author, and public speaker. He was City Attorney of New Orleans (1904-1920), Knights of Pythias Grand Chancellor, and president of the First Unitarian Church. There are legal papers in the collection regarding John McDonogh's estate and the suit of Carleton Hunt versus the City of New Orleans. In addition, there are poems and articles Waldo wrote and collected as well as typescripts, letterbooks, newspaper clippings, and other printed material.

Dates

  • 1811-1927
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/09/1966

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 F. C. Waldo (1855-1923) was an attorney, historian, author, and public speaker. He was Assistant City Attorney of New Orleans (1904-1920), Knights of Pythias Grand Chancellor, and president of the First Unitarian Church. He was president of the Prison Reform Association; director of the Charity Organization Society; patron of the Order of the Eastern Star; and member of the Shakespearean Society of New Orleans. Waldo was married to Odette Francke and had five children.

Extent

5.00 Boxes

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic as follows: business correspondence and writings, legal papers, poems and clippings collected by Waldo, letterbooks and notebooks, and printed books and materials. The collection consists of five boxes.

Source of Acquisition

Odette Waldo.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 783794389
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LAC Group
Date
04/06/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

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