Thomas Kelah Wharton diaries and sketchbook

Collection Data

Description
Thomas Kelah Wharton (1814-1862), architect, was superintendent of construction of the Customs House in New Orleans, La. Collection consists of seven volumes of diaries describing Wharton's activities in the social, educational, literary, and artistic life of New Orleans. Four of the diaries and a sketchbook contain his pen and ink sketches, mostly of places mentioned in the diaries, and some architectural drawings.
Names
Wharton, Thomas Kelah, 1814-1862 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1830 - 1862
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 3306
Topics
Confederate States of America -- History
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Architects
Art -- Collectors and collecting
Yellow fever -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Genres
Diaries
Sketches
Architectural drawings
Personal narratives
Physical Description
Extent: 1 linear foot (8 v.)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW89-A781
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12428470
MSS Unit ID: 3306
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b9a888c0-c6cf-012f-f0b1-58d385a7bc34
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