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Cecelia Macfarlane Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: LaRC-491

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal and collected papers of Cecelia C. Macfarlane of New Orleans, La. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, school papers, scrapbooks, poems, photographs, biographical information, a passport, religious papers, a naturalization certificate, an 1879 high school diploma from New Orleans public schools, financial documents, legal papers, newspaper clippings and other printed items. A letter from Judge Don A. Pardee, and a photograph of him, are included. Mid-nineteenth century papers collected by Ms. Macfarlane include a marriage certificate and slave sale papers. Photocopies accompany some documents.


  • 1839-1986


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

Cecelia Caswell Macfarlane (1862-1957) was born in Uruguay of parents Thomas Macfarlane and Amanda Malvinia Prague Macfarlane. The family moved to New Orleans, La. where Cecelia eventually became a naturalized citizen of the United States. For many years, Cecelia Macfarlane worked for the U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, first as secretary to Judge Don A. Pardee, and then for over thirty years as Librarian of the Court. She remained unmarried and lived most of her life at 1821 Carondelet St., New Orleans; she retired in 1950.


0.5 Linear Feet

1 Boxes

Language of Materials





Arranged by document type and chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 1957 from the estate of Cecelia C. Macfarlane, with later additions.

Processing Information

Processed by Susanna Powers. Edited for ArchivesSpace by Althea Topek.

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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