John Page papers, 1836-1849; 1934 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Sophie Kohn

Collection Overview

Title: John Page papers, 1836-1849; 1934

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 858

Primary Creator: Page, John

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection consists of one box, containing 5 volumes and 3 folders. It is 0.5 linear foot.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1934

Subjects: New Orleans (La.) - History - 19th century

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

New Orleans (La.) - History - 19th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.5 linear foot

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: 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 http://specialcollections.tulane.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=54.

Preferred Citation: John Page papers, Manuscripts Collection 858, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Sophie Kohn.


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1: John Page papers
Volume 1: Diary of John Page and Records of the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys, 1836-1838
John Page chronicles his early days in America after moving from England, and also describes some of his work as the Superintendent of an orphanage.
Volume 2: Diary of John Page and Records of the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys, 1838-1841
Volume 2 of John Page's diary, in 10 folders. Some pages heavily damaged. In this volume, Page keeps record of the health of himself, his servants, and his cattle. He also describes more of his work in the Asylum for Destitute Boys.
Volume 3: Diary of John Page and Records of the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys, 1840-1842
Volume 3 of John Page's diary, split into 2 folders. Water and bookworm damage. Page keeps records of the boys in the Asylum, and also describes some details of his life in New Orleans.
Volume 4: Diary of John Page and Records of the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys, 1842-1849
Volume 4 of John Page's diary. Page records his activities as superintendent of the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys.
Volume 5: Diary of John Page and Records of the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys, City of Lafayette Temperance Society
Volume 5 of John Page's diary. Page writes about his work with the City of Lafayette Temperance Society, and keeps records of the society's meetings. Does not contain information about the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Boys
Folder 1: Excerpts of the "Orphan Boy" Manuscript (Typescript)
Typed versions of the records of the Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys, incorporated in 1825. Contains reports of the Superintendent to the Directors of the Institution, material from the New Orleans Bee (showing the newspaper publicity given to the Asylum), and accounts of how the orphans themselves felt about their lives in the Asylum.
Folder 2: Original of the 10 Issues of the "Orphan Boy," April-August 1839
Original accounts of orphan boys and their experiences growing up in Asylums. Written in newspaper format; 10 issues in total.
Folder 3: Photocopies of the 10 Issues of the "Orphan Boy," April-August 1839
Photocopied versions of all the original counts in folder 2 of this collection.


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