Hewitt L. Ballowe papers, 1818-1951 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Hewitt L. Ballowe papers, 1818-1951

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 273

Primary Creator: Ballowe, Hewitt Leonard, b. 1876.

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic as follows: Groleau genealogy; correspondence (1923-1951); invitations, tickets, and other papers; financial records (1825-1888, 1923-1940); maps; photograph; newspaper clippings (1947-1949 and undated); a poem; certificates; drafts of literary works; and a scrapbook of the Shirer's "Berlin diary" and notebooks of handwritten drafts. The collection consists of three boxes.

Date Acquired: 02/23/1955

Subjects: American literature -- 20th century., Ballowe, Hewitt Leonard, b. 1876., Creoles -- Louisiana -- Folklore., Louisiana Historical Society., Matas, Rudolph, 1860-1957., Plaquemines Parish (La.) -- Social life and customs.

Forms of Material: Certificates., Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Drafts (documents), Scrapbooks.

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Dr. Hewitt L. Ballowe was a physician and folklorist from Buras and Diamond, Louisiana. The collection consists of Ballowe's correspondence, a large number of handwritten and typewritten drafts of his books, newspaper clippings, bills and receipts, certificates, genealogy, a photograph, and a scrapbook containing William L. Shirer's Berlin Diaries in newspaper clippings. Most of the correspondence is with Dr. R. Matas, M.M. Wilkerson of Louisiana State University Press, the Louisiana Historical Society, and Guy Lyle of the Louisiana State University Library.

Biographical Note

Dr. Hewitt Leonard Ballowe was a physician and folklorist from Buras and Diamond, Louisiana. He is most well known for the works Creole Folklore Tales and The Land Sayin' the Same. In 1948 Creole Folklore Tales was named by the Louisiana Library Association as the "most distinguished" Louisiana book of 1948.

Subject/Index Terms

American literature -- 20th century.
Ballowe, Hewitt Leonard, b. 1876.
Creoles -- Louisiana -- Folklore.
Louisiana Historical Society.
Matas, Rudolph, 1860-1957.
Plaquemines Parish (La.) -- Social life and customs.

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.

Acquisition Source: Dr. Charles Roland

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Hewitt L. Ballowe papers, Manuscripts Collection 273, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

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

Other Note: OCLC Number: 731984919

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, clippings and other records],
[Box 2: Drafts],
[Box 3: Scrapbooks and notebooks],
[Oversize folder 1],

Box 1: Correspondence, clippings and other records
Folder 1: Groleau genealogy
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1932-1938
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1941-1948
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1949, 1951
Folder 5: Invitations, ticket, opening announcement, 1915-1948
Folder 6: Envelopes, 1880-1948
Folder 7: Bills, receipts, cancelled checks, 1825-1888, 1923-1940
Folder 8: Maps
Folder 9: Photograph, undated
Folder 10: Newspaper clippings, 1947-1949
Folder 11: Newspaper clippings, undated
Folder 12: Literary notes
Folder 13: Newspaper clippings
Folder 14: A poem written in French
Folder 15: Certificates: Tulane University; Coroner Elect, 1947; 1908
Box 2: Drafts
Folder 1: Handwritten drafts
Barataria Adventure; Code; Barataria Miracle; The Pride of Jean Louis; an article submitted to Holiday's.
Folder 2: Handwritten drafts
untitled stories
Folder 3: Typed drafts
The Archbishop's Treasure; The Bishop's Treasure; The Treasure of the Big Bishop
Folder 4: Typed drafts
Abe and the Apes; At The Lugger Landing; Barataria Miracle; Barataria Mystery; Bread and Coffee Soldier; Code; A Creole Sherlock
Folder 5: Typed drafts
The Duppy; The Exorcism; The Flight; Gideons; Guiseppi, Liberator
Folder 6: Typed drafts
Hoodoo Man; The Joke; Madame; The Old One; One Should Be Reasonable; Plenty He'p; A Point of Law; The Raper
Folder 7: Typed drafts
Skin of My Eyes; Stephen's Band; Sugarfoot; Treasure of Life
Folder 8: Typed drafts
Author's Forward; Unc' Simba An' Talkin' Rabbit
Folder 9: Typed drafts
The Unfinished Coffin
Folder 10: Typed drafts
Author's Forward; Forward; Untitled manuscript
Box 3: Scrapbooks and notebooks

Scrapbook of newspaper article "Berlin diary" by William L. Shirer.

Notebooks of handwritten drafts.

Oversize folder 1
Certificate from Louisiana Library Association naming Creole Folk Tales "most distinguished" Louisiana book of 1948.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, clippings and other records],
[Box 2: Drafts],
[Box 3: Scrapbooks and notebooks],
[Oversize folder 1],

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