Frances Parkinson Keyes papers, 1898-1971 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Frances Parkinson Keyes papers, 1898-1971

Predominant Dates:1920-1971

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 842

Primary Creator: Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970.

Extent: 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.

Subjects: 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.

Forms of Material: Correspondence.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: Frances Parkinson Keyes papers, Manuscripts Collection 842, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 742059692


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Biographical material, family correspondence, Sumner Wells correspondence, property correspondence, and awards, 1898-1963],
[Box 2: Family correspondence: Henry W. Keyes, Jr. papers, 1919-1960],
[Box 3: Family correspondence: Henry W. Keyes, Jr., Francis Peter Keyes, and John Keyes papers, 1924-1969],
[Box 4: Fan mail, 1918-1954],
[Box 5: Fan mail, 1954-1963],
[Box 6: Fan mail, 1964-1970],
[Box 7: Business correspondence, 1942-1970],
[Box 8: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1971],
[Box 9: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 10: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 11: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 12: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 13: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 14: Articles published in newspapers and magazines],
[Box 15: Articles published in newspapers and magazines],
[Box 16: Articles published in newspapers and magazines],
[Box 17: Articles published in newspapers and magazines],
[Box 18: Autobiography, 1960],
[Box 19: Autobiography, 1960],
[Box 20: Writings],
[Box 21: Writings: The Explorer, 1964],
[Box 22: Writings: The Explorer, 1964],
[Box 23: Writings: The Heritage, 1968],
[Box 24: Writings],
[Box 25: Writings I, the King],
[Box 26: Writings I, the King],
[Box 27: Writings Madam Castel's Lodger, 1962],
[Box 28: Writings, 1950-1963],
[Box 29: Writings],
[Box 30: Volumes],
[Box 31: Volumes],
[Box 32: Financial materials, 1927-1970],
[Box 33: Canceled checks],
[Box 34: Canceled checks],
[Box 35: Canceled checks],
[Box 36: Keyes-Engert-Hogan Letters, 1925-1969],
[All]

Box 5: Fan mail, 1954-1963

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Biographical material, family correspondence, Sumner Wells correspondence, property correspondence, and awards, 1898-1963],
[Box 2: Family correspondence: Henry W. Keyes, Jr. papers, 1919-1960],
[Box 3: Family correspondence: Henry W. Keyes, Jr., Francis Peter Keyes, and John Keyes papers, 1924-1969],
[Box 4: Fan mail, 1918-1954],
[Box 5: Fan mail, 1954-1963],
[Box 6: Fan mail, 1964-1970],
[Box 7: Business correspondence, 1942-1970],
[Box 8: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1971],
[Box 9: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 10: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 11: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 12: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 13: Business correspondence with publishers, 1936-1970],
[Box 14: Articles published in newspapers and magazines],
[Box 15: Articles published in newspapers and magazines],
[Box 16: Articles published in newspapers and magazines],
[Box 17: Articles published in newspapers and magazines],
[Box 18: Autobiography, 1960],
[Box 19: Autobiography, 1960],
[Box 20: Writings],
[Box 21: Writings: The Explorer, 1964],
[Box 22: Writings: The Explorer, 1964],
[Box 23: Writings: The Heritage, 1968],
[Box 24: Writings],
[Box 25: Writings I, the King],
[Box 26: Writings I, the King],
[Box 27: Writings Madam Castel's Lodger, 1962],
[Box 28: Writings, 1950-1963],
[Box 29: Writings],
[Box 30: Volumes],
[Box 31: Volumes],
[Box 32: Financial materials, 1927-1970],
[Box 33: Canceled checks],
[Box 34: Canceled checks],
[Box 35: Canceled checks],
[Box 36: Keyes-Engert-Hogan Letters, 1925-1969],
[All]


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