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Felix Voorhies Papers
 
 
Collection 117
Voorhies, Felix, (1839-1919) Papers, 1869-1919, 1974-1976, 1990s
1 feet, 5 ½ inches
 
This collection reflects the career, from 1870 on, of attorney, judge and author, Felix Voorhies. It contains fee books and case books generated as part of his legal practice; however, the majority of the collection from the early 20th century including one letter in which the Judge writes about the Evangeline legend and the true story of Emmeline Labiche which he published as part of Acadian Reminiscences. A manuscript copy of an unpublished play and a photograph of the Judge were added to the collection by Joe Voorhies, Felix Voorhies' son, at his 100th birthday party in 1983.

This collection was donated by the Voorhies family. [Folders 1-26 and 3-1 donated by Bennett Voorhies, Jr.] [Folder 1-24 donated by Ben Voorhies, Jr.]
 
 
SERIES
A. Correspondence
1-1 and 1-2
B. Newspaper Clippings
1-3
C. Writings and Plays
1-4 thru 1-24
D. Photographs
1-25
E. Miscellaneous
1-26; 3-1
F. Bound Volumes
(Box)1 & 1a v.1 thru 3 v.2
             
             
INVENTORY
 
A. Correspondence
   
1-1 Correspondence, mainly in French, 1906, 1918, n.d.
    includes correspondence between Voorhies and:
      [Robert] Martin, [Dan W.] Voorhies & [James J.] Martin, Lawyers, St. Martinville
J. E. Leblanc, Jr., New Roads
Edmond Montet, Advertising Counsellor, Montreal with business card
    also: letter to the editor, "From an Old Book to the Editor of the Lafayette Democrat", 1908
       
1-2 French Army postal cards, 12 items, 1916-1917
       
B. Newspaper Clippings
       
1-3 Newspaper clippings, 1893-1903, n.d.
    The Evangeline, St. Martinville, 4/22/1893
"D'Ou Venait a Jean Jean sa Pendule," by Felix Voorhies, in French, n.d.
Time Democrat, "Voorhies is Dead," re D.W. Voorhies' Death. n.d.
"Bluette - Petite Etude de L'Homme," by Felix Voorhies, in French, n.d.
The Daily Picayune, "Acadian Reminiscences," by Felix Voorhies, 2/25/1900
L'Abeille de la Nouvelle-Orleans-Dimanche, "Mon Histoire de Tortue," by Felix Voorhies, in French,
       
C. Writings and Plays
       
1-4 AN ALLEGORY, 1906
    ink-handwritten, 6 pages
       
1-5 No title, essay (?), n.d.
    ink-handwritten, fragment, in French, 2 pages
       
1-6 CHEZ LES NEVALS, Dialogue Quelque peu Decousu, 1917
    ink-handwritten, in French, 8 pages
       
1-7 L. ECOLE DES FEMMES JALOUSES, Comedie en Un Acte, n.d.
    ink-handwritten, in French, 29 pages
       
1-8 THE TRUTH ABOUT THAT INQUEST, n.d.
    typed, 8 pages
     
1-9 CASTA VIXIT, LANAM FECIT DOMUM SERVAVIT, n.d.
    typed, in French, 4 pages
     
1-10 DISCOURS DE FELIX VOORHIES AUX FUNERAILLES DE LIEUTENANT L. EDMOND LEBLANC...AU CIMETIERE A ST. MARTINVILLE EN, 1886
    typed, in French, 3 pages
     
1-11 MON RETOUR DE LA VIRGINIE. RECIT INTIME. A MES ENFANTS, 3/1917
    typed with ink-handwritten notes, in French, 6 pages
     
1-12 A FEATHERED CATO, n.d.
    typed with ink-handwritten title page, 5 pages
     
1-13 LE CHIEN DU LIEUTENANT, n.d.
    typed, in French, 8 pages
     
1-14 QUAND J'ETAIS SOLDAT, 5/1917
    typed with ink-handwritten notes, in French, 11 pages
     
1-15 GRINGALET, A LA NOCE A ZOZEPHINE, n.d.
    typed, in French, 6 pages
     
1-16 LE VOYAGE A GRINGALET, n.d.
    typed with ink-handwritten notes, in French, 5 pages
     
1-17 NECROLOGE DE MAME CORNELIUS VOORHIES, NEE CIDALISE, 10/1886
    typed with ink-handwritten notes, in French, 1 page
     
1-18 BLANCHE DURVART, n.d.
    printed, in French, 17 pages
     
1-19 D'OU VENAIT A JEAN JEAN SA PENDULE, n.d.
    printed, in French, 4 pages
     
1-20 WITH MY FRIEND, THE CYNIC. OUT IN THE OPEN, n.d.
    printed, 20 pages
   
1-21 JOHAN AND GRETCHEN. AN IMPROBABLE TALE. n.d.
    printed, 10 pages, missing page 5-6
     
1-22 ALL HUSBANDS ARE ALIKE, A COMEDY DRAMA IN 4 Acts, 1889
    typed play with handwritten notes, 88 pages
     
1-23 No title [L'HISTORIE DE TOUS DES MARIE], n.d.
    typed play with handwritten notes, 86 pages
     
1-24 LOUIS LEGARDEUR, by Felix Voorhies, n.d.
    typed with handwritten notes, 77 pages
     
D. Photographs
     
1-25 Photographs
    Judge Felix Voorhies, n.d.
unidentified building, n.d.
     
E. Miscellaneous
     
1-26 Miscellaneous, 1974, 1976, n.d.
    application for copyright registration from Felix Voorhies for book, Blanche Durvart, A Louisiana Romance, n.d.
certificate of renewal registration of trade mark for Acadian Reminiscences. The True Story of Evangeline, 6/1974
agreement between USL and Bennett Voorhies, Jr. re Acadian Reminiscences, 1976
     
3-1 Miscellaneous, 1990s
    Letter from Bennett Voorhies, Jr. to descendants of Cornelius Voorhies and Amiee Agatha Gradenigo regarding family genealogy; cemetery records; family honors, etc. 19 January 1998
     
F. Bound Volumes
       
1 v.1 Volume 1 Fee Book, 1903-1909
       
1a v.2 Volume 2 Case Book 1, 1899
       
1a v.3 Volume 3 Case Book 2, n.d.
       
1a v.4 Volume 4 Case Book 3, n.d.
       
2 v.1 Volume 5 Ledger 1
       
2 v.2 Volume 6 Ledger 2
       
2 v.3 Volume 7 Ledger 3
       
2 v.4 Volume 8 Ledger 4
       
2 v.5 Volume 9 Ledger 5
       
3 v.1 Volume 10 Ledger 6
       
3 v.1 Volume 11 Ledger 7
 
 
 
 
 

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