Frances Parkinson Keyes papers, 1898-1971
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Brief Description: The Frances Parkinson Keyes papers consist of family material and correspondence, including that of her husband, Senator Henry W. Keyes, as well as Keyes's own biographical material and business correspondence with her publishers. Also included are Keyes's writings, articles, fan mail, photographs, and financial materials.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at]
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 842
Created by: Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970.
Volume: 36.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic in the following manner: biographical and family material; family correspondence; fan mail, arranged alphabetically and in chronologically; business correspondence; business correspondence with her publishers, arranged alphabetically by name of publisher; articles published in newspapers and magazines, arranged in two time periods, 1920s-1930s and 1940s-1960s; autobiography; writings; volumes; inventory of books at "Oxbow"; financial materials; cancelled checks; and additional correspondence. The collection consists of 36 boxes.
Biographical Note for Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. : Frances Parkinson Keyes (1885-1970) was an American writer as well as wife to United States Senator Henry W. Keyes from New Hampshire. She wrote numerous articles in newspapers and magazines, as well as historical novels. Upon her move to New Orleans in the 1950s, her books became particularly focused upon New Orleans and Louisiana life and history. Some of these novels include The Chess Players, Crescent Carnival, Madame Castel's Lodger, Blue Camellia, and Once on Esplanade.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Authors, American.
Authors and publishers.
Deutsch, Hermann B. (Hermann Bacher), 1889-1970.
Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970.
Keyes, Henry Wilder, 1863-1938.
Women authors, American -- 20th century.
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
PreferredCitation: Frances Parkinson Keyes papers, Manuscripts Collection 842, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.