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Voorhies Family Papers
 
 
Collection 2
Voorhies Family. Papers, 1847-1976.
1 ft. 3 in.
 
Papers of a southern Louisiana family. Chiefly papers of Albert Voorhies (1829-1913) who served as state Lieutenant-Governor (1865-1867) among other elected positions and long-time member of the State Bar. The papers reflect his interest in state politics, his involvement in the court system especially of Orleans Parish and his writings on legal theory and state legal practices. Also material on other members of the Voorhies family.

Donated by the George Voorhies Family, St. Martinville, Louisiana.
 
 
SERIES:
 
A. Writings of Albert Voorhies   Box 1
B. Family Personal and Financial Papers    
  1. Correspondence and Legal Briefs 2-1 through 2-8
  2. Financial Records 2-9 through 2-22
  3. Diplomas and Certificates 2-23 through 2-26
  4. Clippings 2-27 through 3-10
C. Family Photographs   3-11 through 3-13
D. Van Voorhies Family Material   3-14 through 3 vol.1
E. Miscellaneous   3-15 through 3-17
             
             
INVENTORY        
             
A. Writings of Albert Voorhies    
             
1. v.1 Voorhies, Albert, Compendium on Evidence (New Orleans: B. Bloomfield, 1876) [marginalia]
1. v.2 Handwritten collection of aphorisms, scripture passages, quotations, etc.
1. v.3 Handwritten drafts of writings on legal theory and practice (front cover missing)
1. v.4 Same
1. v.5 Same (disbound)
     
B. Faily Personal and Financial Papers    
  1. Correspondence and Legal Briefs  
             
2-1 1853, 1867, 1872    
    includes: Cornelius Voorhies to ?, 4/11/1853 re: just completed judiciary election and revision of state requirements for capital punishment; response of various officials (mainly state level) to letter from Albert Voorhies concerning Reconstruction Acts [many typescripts], Reconstruction - Louisiana
   
2-2 1880-1887: Voorhies Family; Albert Voorhies, personal
    [several in French]  
             
2-3 1889-1894: family; business; politics; legal brief; information on agricultural problems of Red River Valley
includes: W. F. Blackman to Albert Voorhies, 9/15/1892
             
2-4 1897-1899: legal brief; politics  
    includes: Albert Voorhies to S.D. McEmery, 10/16/1899, re: local Democratic Party rally
             
2-5 1901-1921: family; legal briefs  
    includes: material on case of George A. Voorhies vs. Tony Gambino;
draft of testimonial for Jerome Meunier [8/1909];
Albert Voorhies to W.O. Hart, 12/16/1911, re: Judah P. Benjamin
             
2-6 Court docket and journal [Albert Voorhies], 1909-1912, pages 59-74 removed
             
2-7 n.d.: legal briefs (partial)    
             
2-8 Miscellaneous      
    obituary of F. B. Debellevue, 11/26/1881
Frank W. Liepsner, "Report on Spoilage of Malt Extract Made for New Orleans Hops, Malt & Extract Co.," 1925
** agreements between Bennett Voorhies, Jr. and USL (1976) concerning copyright, etc. of Acadian Reminiscences: The True Story of Evangeline by Judge Felix Voorhies
[** transferred to Collection 117, Felix Voorhies Papers]
             
B. Family Personal and Financial Papers    
  2. Financial Records    
      [mainly business and legal receipts]
             
2-9 Cancelled checks: 1871, 1893-1894 [Albert Voorhies]  
             
2-10 Same: 1895-1899 [Albert Voorhies]    
             
2-11 Receipts: 1861-1888    
             
2-12 Same: 1889-1890        
             
2-13 Same: 1891-1893        
             
2-14 Same: 1894        
           
2-15 Same: 1895        
           
2-16 Same: 1896        
           
2-17 Same: 1897        
           
2-18 Same 1898        
           
2-19 Same: 1899        
           
2-20 Same: 1900        
           
2-21 Same: 1901, 1911-1912      
    includes index of business receipts, 8/2/1901
             
2-22 Same: n.d.        
             
B. Family Personal and Financial Papers    
  3. Diplomas and Certificates    
             
2-23 Albert Voorhies      
    diploma from Transylvania University, 1847
recognition of election as Lieutenant Governor, 1865, signed by J. Madison Wells
appointment as Judge of the 14th Judicial District, 1853
             
2-24 Albert Voorhies      
    certificate of admission to practice before U. S. Supreme Court, 1882
appointed to Louisiana Board of Health, 1884
appointed to Louisiana Board of Health, 1886
             
2-25 Albert Voorhies      
    appointed as Judge of Civil District Court for Parish of Orleans, 1887
appointed as Judge of Civil District Court for Parish of Orleans, 1888
certificate of admission to practice before 5th Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals, 1907
             
2-26 Miscellaneous      
    insurance policy for Thomas Warren, 1868
American Legion of Honor benefit certificate for Theodore O. Masiscot, 1895
             
  see 2-4        
             
B. Family Personal and Financial Papers  
  4. Clippings      
             
2-27 1866: court decision of Albert Voorhies  
             
2-28 1844-1889: scrapbook of court decisions of Albert Voorhies  
             
3-1 1890: court decisions of Albert Voorhies    
             
3-2 1891: same      
             
3-3 1892: same        
             
3-4 1895: Voorhies Family, especially Felix Voorhies  
    Albert Voorhies correspondence about Reconstruction  
             
  see 2-1        
             
3-5 1905-1908: miscellaneous      
    includes: biographical material on Albert Voorhies; writings by Felix Voorhies on Acadiana history
             
3-6 1909: same        
    includes: articles by Henri Rockefort (in French); articles on religion
             
3-7 1910-1913: same        
    includes: obituary of Edward G. Voorhies  
             
3-8 1919-1927: same      
             
3-9 1929-1948: same        
             
3-10 n.d.: same        
             
C. Photographs      
             
3-11 Unidentified individuals    
             
3-12 Identified individuals; postcards (many of Nicaragua)
             
3-13 Unidentified groups    
             
D. Van Voorhies Family    
             
3-14 Miscellaneous, 1900, 1935    
    family coat of arms (photocopy from 1900 publication)
material on meeting of Van Voorhies Association, 1935
 
             
3 v.1 Van Voorhies, E. W., The Van Voorhies Family, n.p., 1888  
             
E. Miscellaneous  
             
3-15 "Louisiana's Inducements to Settlers," M.L. & T.R.R. & S.S. Company, L.W.R.R. Company (c. 1911-1912), 7 leaves
             
3-16 Bibliographic notes and photocopies or transcripts of primary material collected by Lee A. Kidder for English 390 paper on Albert Voorhies
             
3-17 The Daughters of Charity, v. 6, # 2 (Winter, 1967-1968)
    article by Sister Louise Voorhies, "Arcadia Revisited"
             
             
 
 

Document last revised Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:15 PM

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