John Page papers, 1836-1849; 1934
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Brief Description: This collection contains the diaries, in 5 volumes, of John Page, Superintendent of the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys in New Orleans. It also contains typed versions of the records of the Asylum, and stories of the boys who lived in the orphanage. The Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys in New Orleans later became the Waldo Burton Home.
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 858
Created by: Page, John
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/1934.
Arrangement: The collection consists of one box, containing 5 volumes and 3 folders. It is 0.5 linear foot.
Biographical Note for Page, John : John Page immigrated to the United States from England, presumably in the 1830s, and became the Superintendent of Lafayette Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys in New Orleans. He kept records of his work in the asylum from 1836-1849. Page also took part in the Lafayette Temperance Society, and kept accounts of the organization's activities while he was involved with it.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
New Orleans (La.) - History - 19th century
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.
Acquisition Notes: Elizabeth Wisner
Related Materials: LaRC also holds the records of the Waldo Burton Home (Collection 202), the successor to the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys. For more information please see
PreferredCitation: John Page papers, Manuscripts Collection 858, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.