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Rufus K. Reaves family papers

Rufus K. Reaves family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rufus K. Reaves family papers
Creator: Reaves family
Creator: Reaves, Rufus K.
Inclusive Dates: 1838-1941
Bulk Dates: 1880-1918
Language: English
Extent: 3.25 Linear Feet 7 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Collection Number: ms1068
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Rufus K. Reaves (1838-1917), his wife Mary Powell (1846-1916), their daughter Anna (married to Jim Paine, Jr.) and his children from his previous marriage, to Annie Powell, Rufus K. Jr., Sidney Powell (S. P.), and May (Snead) of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia. Rufus K. Reaves was a merchant in Athens and Northeast Georgia, his firm was first known as Center & Reaves and later as Reaves Warehouse Company. He served as a short term mayor of Athens from 1887-1888.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Rufus K. Reaves and the Reaves family of Athens, Georgia from 1838 to 1941. Includes correspondence, maps, reports, legal documents, accounts, receipts, and tax information pertaining to business and mining activities of Reaves and the Loud Hydraulic Hose Gold Mining Company (White County, Ga.), purchased by Reaves in the 1880s. The collection also contains materials pertaining to business and legal activities of Rufus K. Reaves, Jr., as well as indentures and deeds. Also included are the related papers of George W. Center and the Edward Lilly estate.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into 8 series: correspondence, maps, indentures, deeds, legal documents, financial records, mining records, and personal.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rufus K. Reaves family papers, ms 1068. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Deeds.
Gold mines and mining -- Georgia -- White County.
Gold mines and mining -- Georgia.
Indentures.
Loud Hydraulic Hose Gold Mining Company (White County, Ga.)
Maps (documents)
Mineral industries -- Georgia.
Mining corporations -- Georgia.
Reaves, Rufus K.
White County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence

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111850
121854
141855
151856
161858
171859
181879
191880
1101881
1111882
1121883
1131884
1141885
1151886
1161887
1171888
1181889
1191890
1201891
1211892
1221893
1231894
1241895
1251896
1261897
1271898
1281899
1291900
1301902
1311905
1321906
1331907
1341908
1351910
1361911
1371912
1381913
1391914
1401915
1411916
1421917
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211918
221919
231920
241922
251925
261926
271927
281928
291934
2101936-1938
2111941
2121976
213undated
 

2. Maps

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1C1Gold Bearing Property, White County, Georgia
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215Intersection of Broad, Oconee, Foundry St., Athens
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1C2Cherokee National Forest, 1931
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217Loud Gold Mines, White County, Georgia
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1C3Loud Bottom Veins, White County, Georgia
1C4Dahlonega Topological
1C5Land Mining Co. Property - White County, Georgia
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221Sketches of various plots - Oglethorpe Gold Mine and Wilkes County
222Plats - J. C. Wilson's land on Simonton Bridge Rd., Oconee Co. (1894); Old Byrum Byrd tract, Wilkes (1896); Estate of Rebecca Albea purchased by Dr. H. L. Culbertson, Wilkes Co. (1896); W. R. Welborn land, Wilkes Co. (1855)
 

3. Indentures

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31Banks County
32Clarke County
33Fannin County
34Fulton County
35Gilmer County
36Greene County
37Habersham County
38Hall County
39Jackson County
310Lumpkin County
311Muscogee County
312Oconee County
313Oglethorpe County
314Rabun County
315Richmond County
316Ware County
317Warren County
318White County
319Wilkes Co.
320Unidentified County
321Other States
 

4. Deeds

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322Deeds
323Record of Quit Claim Deed
324Sheriff's Deed
325Sheriff's Tax Deed
326Administrator's Deeds
327Commisioner's Deed
 

5. Legal documents

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328George W. Center papers
329Lilly family papers
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41Clarke County, 1870 - 1899
42Clarke County, 1900 - 1909
43Clarke County, 1910 - 1930
44Fannin County
45Greene County
46Habersham County
47Jackson County
48Lumpkin County
49Oconee County
410White County, 1880 - 1889
411White County, 1890-1909
412White County, 1910 - 1941, undated
413Wilkes County
414Unidentified County
415Other States
416Right-of-Way -- Loud Gold-Mining County
417Landlord's Lien
418Act of General Assembly -- Boundary change - Lumpkin - White Counties
419Bond for Titles
420Power of Attorney
421Will -- R. K. Reaves
422Will -- John W. Nicholson
423Insurance Policies
424Birth Certificate -- James Graves Paine, Jr.
 

6. Financial records

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51Checks
52Promisory Notes
53Income Tax
54-7Accounts: Miscellaneous
56Accounts: Misc III
58Loans
59Receipts: Taxes
510Receipts: Corporation Taxes
511Receipts: Insurance
512Receipts: Miscellaneous
 

7. Mining records

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61-3Reports Relating to Loud Gold Mines
64Board and Stockholder's Meeting - Loud Gold Mining Co.
65Abstracts
66List of Loud Ditch Right-of-Ways
67Orders for Pay
68Placer Mining Machine -- Scale Drawing
69Investigative Reports
610Powell's Mills Co. bylaws and stock holders meeting
611Executor's Sale property of M. P. Reaves
 

8. Personal files

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612United Sons of Confederate Veterans Application
613Misc.
614Printed Material regarding mining
615Clippings
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71Letter Book, includes copies of deeds and indentures, 1903-1916
72-3Duplicates