Dabney, Thomas Ewing. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Dabney, Thomas Ewing.
Historical Note: Thomas Ewing Dabney (1885-1969) was born in New Orleans and was educated at the University of the South and at Harvard. After serving in the U.S. Diplomatic service until 1911, Dabney turned to journalism. He worked in Mississippi, Florida, and returned to New Orleans in 1942 and became a columnist for the Times-Picayune. He was also a prolific writer on the history and customs of Louisiana and the South, especially New Orleans. Dabney wrote many books, including: One Hundred Great Years: The Story of The Times-Picayune from Its Founding to 1940; The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans; and The Man Who Bought the Waldorf: The Life of Conrad N. Hilton.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 229
Note Author: LAC Group