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Duffel and Harris families papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-675

Scope and Contents

This collection contains genealogical material, correspondence, deeds, wills, receipts, inventories, financial records, land surveys, executive orders, and military commissions. The collection consists of correspondence of the William L. Harris family and the papers of Edward Duffel (1754-1835) and his brother James Duffel; of Henry L. Duffel; and Dr. Edward Duffel, Jr., the son of Edward and nephew of James. Another Henry L. Duffel (1791-1867) received a number of official appointments, both judicial and military, from several different Louisiana governors. There are letters from William L. Harris and Thomas Benton Harris to their wives while imprisoned during the Civil War at Johnson's Island. Other families related to the Harris and Duffel families are represented in the collection, including the Seghers, Calvert, Claiborne, and Morrison families.

Dates

  • 1741-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

The Harris family of Jackson, Mississippi had two members, William L. Harris and Thomas Benton Harris, who were imprisoned at Johnson's Island during the Civil War. Edward Duffel (1754-1835) of Lynchburg, Virginia had a brother James Duffel in Fredericksburg, Virginia. There was also a Henry L. Duffel of Ascension Parish, Louisiana and a Dr. Edward Duffel (later Judge) of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Dr. Edward Duffel, Jr. (1786-1859), was the son of Edward and the nephew of James. Another Henry L. Duffel (1791-1867) received a number of official appointments, both judicial and military, from several different Louisiana governors. In 1853, Governor Paul O. Hébert appointed Duffel as Delegate-at-Large to represent Louisiana at the Memphis Convention of June 1853. Other families related to the Harris and Duffel families are represented in the collection, including the Seghers, Calvert, Claiborne, and Morrison families. Ancestral ties with Virginia are emphasized.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by family group, then chronologically, as follows: Harris family, Duffel family, and oversize folders. The collection consists of one box and two oversize folders.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. W.R. Buffington.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1983.

Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
LAC Group
Date
09/08/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US