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Voorhies Family Papers

Collection 2

Voorhies Family. Papers, 1847-1976, 2009, n.d..

1 foot, 3 inches

This collection contains chiefly papers of Albert Voorhies (1829-1913) who served as Louisiana 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. There is 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, Publications, and Legal Briefs 2-01 through 2-08
  2. Financial Records 2-09 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 and 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 Handwritten drafts of writings on legal theory and practice
1 v.5 Handwritten drafts of writings on legal theory and practice (disbound)
     
B. Family Personal and Financial Papers
  1. Correspondence, Publications, and Legal Briefs
2-01 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
2-01.1 Bible Records
    Dating the Publication of English Bibles Lacking a Date: The Bible of Cornelius Voorhies, Jr. of St. Martinville, La.
    The Family Bible of Joseph Hebert and Aspasie Broussard. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, v. 97 June 2009, pp. 137-47 (2 copies)
    Other Holy Bible and Sainte Bible entries on Cornelius Voorhies, Jr. and Joseph Hebert in the possession of Donald Voorhies
2-02 1880-1887: Voorhies Family; Albert Voorhies, personal
    [several in French]
2-03 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
2-04 1897-1899: legal brief; politics
    includes: Albert Voorhies to S.D. McEnery, 10/16/1899, re: local Democratic Party rally
2-05 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
2-06 Court docket and journal [Albert Voorhies], 1909-1912, pages 59-74 removed
2-07 n.d.: legal briefs (partial)
2-08 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]
2-09 Canceled checks: 1871, 1893-1894 [Albert Voorhies]
2-10 Canceled checks: 1895-1899 [Albert Voorhies]
2-11 Receipts: 1861-1888
2-12 Receipts: 1889-1890
2-13 Receipts: 1891-1893
2-14 Receipts: 1894
2-15 Receipts: 1895
2-16 Receipts: 1896
2-17 Receipts: 1897
2-18 Receipts: 1898
2-19 Receipts: 1899
2-20 Receipts: 1900
2-21 Receipts: 1901, 1911-1912
    includes index of business receipts, 8/2/1901
2-22 Receipts: 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 2-04
     
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
3-01 1890: court decisions of Albert Voorhies
3-02 1891: court decisions of Albert Voorhies
3-03 1892: court decisions of Albert Voorhies
3-04 1895: Voorhies Family, especially Felix Voorhies
    Albert Voorhies correspondence about Reconstruction
    See 2-01
3-05 1905-1908: miscellaneous
    includes: biographical material on Albert Voorhies; writings by Felix Voorhies on Acadiana history
3-06 1909: miscellaneous
    includes: articles by Henri Rockefort (in French); articles on religion
3-07 1910-1913: miscellaneous
    includes: obituary of Edward G. Voorhies
3-08 1919-1927: miscellaneous
3-09 1929-1948: miscellaneous
3-10 n.d.: miscellaneous
   
C. Photographs
3-11 Unidentified individuals
3-12 Identified individuals; post cards (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"