Albert Caruthers Phelps papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, newspapers clippings, sketches, political cartoons, drawings, paintings, and writings that reflect Albert Caruthers Phelps' career as a journalist. He was an editorial writer for the New Orleans Item, New Orleans Picayune, and the Times-Democrat. He also published his political cartoons and the collection includes both printed cartoons and original sketches. In addition to articles in leading national magazines and newspapers, he also authored the book, Louisiana, a Record of Expansion (1905).
- Creation: 1802-1912
- Phelps, Albert. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Use
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Biographical / Historical
Albert Caruthers Phelps (1875-1912) was born in New Orleans to Albert Gallatin Phelps, who ran a grocery, wine, and liquor shop at 154 Prytania on the corner of Felicity Street, and Annie Caruthers, the daughter of Charles Caruthers, a cotton merchant. While a freshman at Tulane University, he began to write for the Evening Post of New York. Later he was an editorial writer on the New Orleans Item, New Orleans Picayune, and Time-Democrat. He also published his political cartoons. In addition to articles in leading national magazines and newspapers, he also authored the book, Louisiana, a Record of Expansion (1905).
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by topic as follows: correspondence, manuscripts and related notes and clippings, manuscript of Louisiana, drawings and printed materials, oversize materials, and volumes, including collected writings. The collection consists of three boxes, one oversize folder and twenty-seven volumes.
Collection processed in 1948 and 1981 by SMW.
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