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Rees Family Papers

Collection 13

Rees Family.  Papers, 1826-1901, 1974

5 inches

This collection contains personal and business correspondence of the Henry Rees Family of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. It reflects life from about mid-nineteenth century to the twentieth century dealing with family life, illness (such as yellow fever), community life, agriculture, finances, taxes, legal matters and attitudes and opinions on contemporary events.  Included also are the legal papers of Henry Rees generated while he served as Justice of the Peace in St. Martin Parish and Orderly Sergeant in the Militia.

This collection was donated by Henry Rees and George W. Marshall.

Series:

A. Family Correspondence 1-01 through 1-16
B. Bills and Receipts 1-17 through 1-18
C. Legal Documents  
  1. General 1-19
  2. Henry Rees, Justice of the Peace 1-20
  3. Henry Rees, Military 1-21
D. Tax Notes and Tax Receipts 1-22 through 1-25
E. Genealogy 1-26

Inventory:

A. Family Correspondence
1-01 Correspondence: 1841-1846, 1849, in English and French
1-02 Correspondence: 1865, in English and French
1-03 Correspondence: 1866, in English and French
1-04 Correspondence: [1866], in English and French
1-05 Correspondence: 1867, in English and French
1-06 Correspondence: [1867], in English and French
1-07 Correspondence: 1868, in English and French
1-08 Correspondence: [1868], in French
1-09 Correspondence: 1869, in English and French
1-10 Correspondence: 1870-1880, in English and French
1-11 Correspondence: 1883-1885, in English and French
1-12 Correspondence: 1886-1888, in English and French
1-13 Correspondence: 1889, in French
1-14 Correspondence: 1890, in French
1-15 Correspondence: 1891-1895, in English and French
1-16 Correspondence: n.d., in English and French
       
B.  
1-17 Bills and receipts:  1826-1901, in English and French
    includes:  livestock receipt; bill of lading for cotton; freight receipt; etc.
1-18 Bills and receipts: n.d., in English and French
    includes: "list of obligations"; receipt for a crayon picture and frame; etc.
       
C. Legal Documents
  1. General
1-19 Legal documents:  general:  1830-1894, in English and French
    includes:  part of a court order for a land auction; a court petition for payment of a debt; an authorization for payment of a debt; a proposal and agreement to build a boat; a loan agreement
       
C. Legal Documents
  2. Henry Rees, Justice of the Peace
1-20 Legal documents:  Henry Rees, J.P.:  1843-1850, n.d., in English and French
    legal documents of Henry Rees while he was Justice of the Peace for St. Martin Parish
      includes:  list of court cases;  affidavits; petitions; etc.
       
1-21 Legal documents:  Henry Rees, Military:  1843, 1865, in English and French
    legal documents of Henry Rees while he was Orderly  Sergeant
      includes:  3 lists of absentees and a memo
       
D. Tax Notes and Receipts
1-22 Tax notes and tax receipts: 1855-1872
    for Henry Rees and one for David Rees
1-23 Tax notes and tax receipts: 1873-1875
    for Henry Rees and David Rees
1-24 Tax notes and tax receipts: 1876-1879
    for Henry Rees and David Rees
1-25 Tax notes and tax receipts: 1894-1898, n.d.
    for Mrs. (Widow of) Henry Rees, one for Joseph Rees and Henry Rees
     
E. Genealogy
1-26 Genealogy:  1684-1974, n.d.
    genealogy chart of the Grover Rees Family, 1684-1974
      a handwritten sheet with information about Henry Rees Family, n.d.