A history of the Old French Market in New Orleans until 1937, by Charles L. Thompson. The manuscript includes the origins of the market, the different people who played key roles in the market's development, the various types of resources that were available at the market and the different events that took place around the market. Thompson was a manuscripts collector and dealer in used books in New Orleans. His papers include telegrams from Cedric Gibbons and Rudi Blesh requesting copies of material in his possession. There are also the four following items by or about Thompson: Complete History of New Orleans Declared Unwritten, clipping from The Times-Picayune (1933 June 11); Personal Notes from Original Documentary Source Material in My Own Collection... (1945); emendations by Thompson to P.E. Miller's Fifty Years of New Orleans Jazz in Esquire's 1945 Jazz Book; and Chronological History of the Old French Market (1950).