John F.C. Waldo papers, 1811-1927
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Brief Description: The collection consists of legal papers, business correspondence, and writings of John F. C. Waldo (1855-1923), who was a lawyer, author, and public speaker. He was City Attorney of New Orleans (1904-1920), Knights of Pythias Grand Chancellor, and president of the First Unitarian Church. There are legal papers in the collection regarding John McDonogh's estate and the suit of Carleton Hunt versus the City of New Orleans. In addition, there are poems and articles Waldo wrote and collected as well as typescripts, letterbooks, newspaper clippings, and other printed material.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at] tulane.edu
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 390
Created by: Waldo, John F. C., 1855-1923.
Volume: 5.0 Boxes
Acquired: 09/22/1965.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic as follows: business correspondence and writings, legal papers, poems and clippings collected by Waldo, letterbooks and notebooks, and printed books and materials. The collection consists of five boxes.
Biographical Note for Waldo, John F. C., 1855-1923. : John F. C. Waldo (1855-1923) was an attorney, historian, author, and public speaker. He was Assistant City Attorney of New Orleans (1904-1920), Knights of Pythias Grand Chancellor, and president of the First Unitarian Church. He was president of the Prison Reform Association; director of the Charity Organization Society; patron of the Order of the Eastern Star; and member of the Shakespearean Society of New Orleans. Waldo was married to Odette Francke and had five children.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Hunt, Carleton, 1836-1921.
Knights of Pythias.
McDonogh, John, 1779-1850 -- Estate.
Unitarian Church (New Orleans, La.)
Waldo, John F. C., 1855-1923.
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Legal documents.
Letterbooks.
Poems.
Speeches.
Writings.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Acquisition Notes: Odette Waldo.
PreferredCitation: John F.C. Waldo papers, Manuscripts Collection 390, 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.