John F.C. Waldo papers, 1811-1927 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: John F.C. Waldo papers, 1811-1927

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 390

Primary Creator: Waldo, John F. C., 1855-1923.

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

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.

Date Acquired: 09/22/1965

Subjects: Hunt, Carleton, 1836-1921., Knights of Pythias., McDonogh, John, 1779-1850 -- Estate., Unitarian Church (New Orleans, La.), Waldo, John F. C., 1855-1923.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Legal documents., Letterbooks., Poems., Speeches., Writings.

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Hunt, Carleton, 1836-1921.
Knights of Pythias.
McDonogh, John, 1779-1850 -- Estate.
Unitarian Church (New Orleans, La.)
Waldo, John F. C., 1855-1923.

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: Odette Waldo.

Preferred Citation: John F.C. Waldo papers, Manuscripts Collection 390, 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: 783794389

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, legal papers, speeches and papers on Waldo, Louisiana Historical Society, poems and articles written by Waldo, and notes, 1811-1920],
[Box 2: Legal papers],
[Box 3: Poem and articles collected by Waldo, clippings, and scrapbook of clippings],
[Box 4: Letterbooks, 1887-1897],
[Box 5: Knights of Pythias, notebooks, printed material],

Box 4: Letterbooks, 1887-1897
Three volumes.

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