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Edward A. Parsons papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LaRC-382

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal, professional, and collected items of Edward A. Parsons of New Orleans, La. Included are correspondence, post cards, greeting cards, telegrams, speeches, essays, programs, invitations and other items of social ephemera such as Carnival ephemera, financial and business documents, a map, photographs, pamphlets, advertisements, dust jackets and end papers, journal issues, newsletters, books, newspaper clippings and other printed items. Also included are collected items on various topics of interest such as India, the history of printing, book collecting, book stores, publishing, and the Vieux Carre. Some undated advertisements appear to have been created in the nineteenth century.


  • Creation: 1908-1962


Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Edward Alexander Parsons (1878-1962) of New Orleans, La., was an author, historian, attorney, and self-described bibliophile. According to his stationery, he was the Director of the "Bibliotheca Parsoniana" or his large personal library covering a wide range of topics. He was active in the Louisiana Historical Society and numerous other cultural organizations. The collection was divided among many recipients by 1969.


2.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials





Arranged by document type and chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1969 from Mrs. Charles J. MacMurdo, a daughter of Edward A. Parsons.

Edward A. Parsons papers finding aid
Written for OCLC by Susanna Powers
2016 July 12
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US