Don A. Pardee papers, 1856-1950 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Jazmin Smith

Collection Overview

Title: Don A. Pardee papers, 1856-1950

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 54

Primary Creator: Pardee, Don Albert, 1837-1919.

Extent: 4.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged as follows: correspondence, biographical material, printed material, photographs, newspaper clippings, other materials, and volumes. The collection consists of 4 boxes. It is 3 linear feet.

Date Acquired: 07/00/1957

Subjects: Judges -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Lawyers -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Louisiana -- History -- 19th century., New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century., Pardee, Don Albert, 1837-1919., Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.

Forms of Material: Biographies., Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Invitations., Legal documents., Pamphlets., Photographs., Postcards.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of handwritten and typed personal and professional correspondence, printed biographical material, photographs, post cards, calling cards, invitations, telegrams, poems, political pamphlets, legal and financial papers, newspaper clippings, and other documents relating to the life of Don A. Pardee.

Biographical Note

Don Albert Pardee was born 1837 March 29, in Wadsworth, Ohio. He was educated as a lawyer, reading law in 1859. He engaged in private practice in Medina County, Ohio, 1859-1861. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was a major in the United States Army, 42nd Ohio volunteers, where he served under General Garfield. In 1862, his regiment was transferred to the Army of Mississippi, and as colonel he led his men at Vicksburg and Port Gibson. In 1864, when Pardee was mustered out of the service as general, he moved to New Orleans. In 1868, he was elected Judge of the Second Judicial District of Louisiana, and served by re-election for twelve years. He was a Republican candidate for state attorney general in Louisiana, 1879. The correspondence in this collection primarily reflects Pardee's activity during the Reconstruction period while United States Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Circuit, serving in New Orleans, 1882-1885. Judge Pardee was reassigned in 1891; he died in Atlanta, Georgia, 1919 September 26.

Subject/Index Terms

Judges -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Lawyers -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century.
Pardee, Don Albert, 1837-1919.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 Linear Feet

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: Cecelia C. Macfarlane.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Don A. Pardee papers, Manuscripts Collection 54, 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. Revised by LAC 5/2/11.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 440707827

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1882 January-1884 April],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1884 May-1915 March],
[Box 3: Biographical material, printed material, photographs and other papers],
[Box 4: Volumes],

Box 1: Correspondence, 1882 January-1884 April
Box 2: Correspondence, 1884 May-1915 March
Box 3: Biographical material, printed material, photographs and other papers
Folder 1: Biography of Don A. Pardee
Folder 2: Copies of Civil War letters: letters from Don A. Pardee to Julia, 1861-1864
1st wife, Julia E. Hard, marrried 1861
Folder 3: Pamphlets: Confederate Veterans, 1889-1896
Folder 4: Pamphlets: Confederate Veterans and miscellaneous, 1903-1919
Folder 5: Legal papers, 1856, 1873, 1888
Folder 6: List of books in record room
Folder 7: Poems, 1892 and undated
Folder 8: Prose: "Let your woman keep silence in the churches" and other essays
Folder 9: Invitations; calling cards, 1860, 1913; undated
Folder 10: Postcards
Folder 11: Photographs
Folder 12: Political pamphlet, Savannah, Georgia, "Read These Facts", 1880
Folder 13: Newspaper clippings, 1860, 1893
Folder 14: Newspaper clippings, 1896 and early 1900
Folder 15: Newspaper clippings, domestic subjects
Folder 16: Newspaper clippings, centenary of United States Judiciary, 1890
Folder 17: Newspaper clippings, court librarian retires, 1950
Folder 18: Map, envelope, costume picture
Box 4: Volumes
Volume 1: The science of double-entry books-keeping simplified..., New York, 1858
Volume 2: The illustrated hand-book for Westminster Abbey by Felix Summerly, London, 1868
Volume 3: Diary, used as a catalogue of legal books and legal publications, also includes a few notes, 1876
Volume 4: Cecilia C. Macfarlane workbook, 1886
Volume 5: Worcester's pocket dictionary, Thomas W. Macfarlane, 1887
Volume 6: Index: used as a catalogue of legal books, Billings and Hughes, 82 Custom House, 188?
Volume 7: Index to decisions rendered by Judge Pardee in the Federal Reporter, undated
Volume 8: Poems pasted in McDonough School music book, newspaper clippings, undated

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1882 January-1884 April],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1884 May-1915 March],
[Box 3: Biographical material, printed material, photographs and other papers],
[Box 4: Volumes],

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