Everett family papers, 1817-1955 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Jennifer Dinwiddie

Collection Overview

Title: Everett family papers, 1817-1955

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 79

Primary Creator: Everett family

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection consists of 1 box. It is 0.5 linear foot.

Date Acquired: 04/17/1962. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes letters, bills, receipts, appraisals, land grants, conveyances, military papers, newspaper clippings, and some personal notes from the Everett family from 1817 to the early 20th century. The Everett family were mostly farmers and plantation owners during this time, owning stretches of land in Amite County, Mississippi and Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana on which they grew mostly cotton, but also sugar and coffee. The collection includes mostly bills and land conveyances, but also appraisals and descriptions of slaves living on the property, and some Civil War letters and correspondence.

Biographical Note

The Everett family were primarily located in Amite County, Mississippi and Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana from 1817 to the 1930s. During this time, the family were primarily farmers and plantation owners, owning vast stretches of land in Liberty, Mississippi and Clinton, Louisiana on which they grew mainly cotton, but also sugar and coffee. The family consists of Thomas, John, and Charles Everett, who settled the land in the early 19th century, Winchester, John, and J.L. Everett, who lived and fought during the Civil War, and all the way to Winchester Joseph Everett, who was the conservation commissioner for Louisiana for many years in the early 20th century.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Accruals: Additional materials added to the collection in 1969.

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.5 linear foot

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Nelle Everett Lively

Preferred Citation: Everett family papers, Manuscripts Collection 79, Lousiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Everett family papers, 1817-1955],

Box 1: Everett family papers, 1817-1955
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1848-1856
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1860-1863
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1882-1902
Folder 4: Land grants, 1819-1824
Folder 5: Conveyances, 1820-1826
Folder 6: Conveyances, 1835-1841
Folder 7: Conveyances and appraisals, 1848-1860
Folder 8: Conveyances, 1861
Folder 9: Conveyances, 1866-1885
Folder 10: Bills and receipts, 1817-1823
Folder 11: Bills and receipts, 1824-1825
Folder 12: Bills and receipts, 1848-1852
Folder 13: Bills and receipts, 1853
Folder 14: Bills and receipts, 1854
Folder 15: Bills and receipts, 1855-1856
Folder 16: Bills and receipts, 1857-1860
Folder 17: Bills and receipts, 1861-1870
Folder 18: Bills and receipts, 1882-1900
Folder 19: Bank notes, 1859-1860
Folder is empty.
Folder 20: Military papers, 1861-1865
Folder 21: Genealogy notes, Lea and Everett families, undated
Folder 22: "The Boys' Pastime," handwritten newspaper, 1863 April 18
Folder 23: Broadside, From the "Owl", 1861
Folder 24: Day Book, 1853-1866
Folder 25: Memorandum book, 1866
Folder 26: Newspaper clippings, 1860-1902
Folder 27: Other collections, 1861-1891
Folder 28: 1969 May 23 addition: Funeral notices, church notes, and other collections, 1888-1955
Folder 29: 1969 May 23 addition: Newspaper clippings, 1903-1937

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