Manuscripts Collection
Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

Martha Gasquet Westfeldt (ca. 1864-1960)
Papers, 1926-1955 [MS-334]

Civic leader in New Orleans. Educated in art, Mrs. Westfeldt operated the Green Shutter Book Store in the French Quarter and was active in establishing the art lending library of the New Orleans Public Library. She was also active in European relief work in the World War II era.

The papers comprise .5 linear feet of correspondence, bills, manuscripts, publication notices, and certificates of copyright registration. The correspondence deals with Czechoslovakian and Polish relief during and following World War II and with Dr. Carl Austin Weiss, alleged assassin of Huey P. Long. Also includes the manuscript and page proofs of Selected Poems by Mollie E. Moore Davis, published by the Green Shutter Book Store in 1927, and letters dealing with this and other works by Mrs. Davis. Individual correspondents include Pearl Davis Jahncke, Gerald W. Johnson, Claudette Kellogg, John McClure, Helen B. MacMillan, Edward F. Misak, William A. Percy, Mila Veger, and Mrs. Carl Austin Weiss.


Folder Listing

  • Correspondence
    • Relative to the publication and sale of Selected Poems by Mollie E. Moore Davis, n.d., 1926-1928. Also includes bills, notes, clippings, and a certificate of copyright registration.
    • Relative to Dr. Carl Austin Weiss, alleged assassin of Huey P. Long, 1935-1936. Also includes newspaper clippings.
    • Relative to Czechoslovakian relief work, 1939-1940. Also includes bills and press releases from the American Friends of Czechoslovakia.
    • Relative to Polish relief work and an exhibit of Polish dolls to benefit the cause, 1939-1940. Also includes clippings, notes, and advertisements.
    • Miscellaneous, n.d., 1935, 1955 (includes letters from John McClure and William A. Percy).
  • Manuscripts
    • Typescript of Selected Poems by Mollie E. Moore Davis, with an introduction by Grace King
    • Page proofs of Selected Poems by Mollie E. Moore Davis.

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