Rufus K. Reaves family papers

Rufus K. Reaves family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Reaves family
Creator: Reaves, Rufus K., d. 1916
Title: Rufus K. Reaves family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1880-1918
Dates: 1838-1941
Quantity: 3.25 Linear feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Coll. Number: ms1068

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Arrangement

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


Index 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.
Mineral industries--Georgia.
Mining corporations--Georgia.
Reaves, Rufus K., d. 1916
White County (Ga.)

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence, 1850-1976, undated

BoxFolder
111850
21854
41855
51856
61858
71859
81879
91880
101881
111882
121883
131884
141885
151886
161887
171888
181889
191890
201891
211892
221893
231894
241895
251896
261897
271898
281899
291900
301902
311905
321906
331907
341908
351910
361911
371912
381913
391914
401915
411916
421917
BoxFolder
211918
21919
31920
41922
51925
61926
71927
81928
91934
101936-1938
111941
121976
13undated
 

2. Maps

OS FolderItem
1C1Gold Bearing Property, White County, Georgia
BoxFolder
215Intersection of Broad, Oconee, Foundry St., Athens
OS FolderItem
1C2Cherokee National Forest, 1931
BoxFolder
217Loud Gold Mines, White County, Georgia
OS FolderItem
1C3Loud Bottom Veins, White County, Georgia
4Dahlonega Topological
5Land Mining Co. Property - White County, Georgia
BoxFolder
221Sketches of various plots - Oglethorpe Gold Mine and Wilkes County
22Plats - 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

BoxFolder
31Banks County
2Clarke County
3Fannin County
4Fulton County
5Gilmer County
6Greene County
7Habersham County
8Hall County
9Jackson County
10Lumpkin County
11Muscogee County
12Oconee County
13Oglethorpe County
14Rabun County
15Richmond County
16Ware County
17Warren County
18White County
19Wilkes Co.
20Unidentified County
21Other States
 

4. Deeds

BoxFolder
322Deeds
23Record of Quit Claim Deed
24Sheriff's Deed
25Sheriff's Tax Deed
26Administrator's Deeds
27Commisioner's Deed
 

5. Legal documents

BoxFolder
328George W. Center papers
29Lilly family papers
BoxFolder
41Clarke County, 1870 - 1899
2Clarke County, 1900 - 1909
3Clarke County, 1910 - 1930
4Fannin County
5Greene County
6Habersham County
7Jackson County
8Lumpkin County
9Oconee County
10White County, 1880 - 1889
11White County, 1890-1909
12White County, 1910 - 1941, undated
13Wilkes County
14Unidentified County
15Other States
16Right-of-Way -- Loud Gold-Mining County
17Landlord's Lien
18Act of General Assembly -- Boundary change - Lumpkin - White Counties
19Bond for Titles
20Power of Attorney
21Will -- R. K. Reaves
22Will -- John W. Nicholson
23Insurance Policies
24Birth Certificate -- James Graves Paine, Jr.
 

6. Financial records

BoxFolder
51Checks
2Promisory Notes
3Income Tax
4-7Accounts: Miscellaneous
6Accounts: Misc III
8Loans
9Receipts: Taxes
10Receipts: Corporation Taxes
11Receipts: Insurance
12Receipts: Miscellaneous
 

7. Mining records

BoxFolder
61-3Reports Relating to Loud Gold Mines
4Board and Stockholder's Meeting - Loud Gold Mining Co.
5Abstracts
6List of Loud Ditch Right-of-Ways
7Orders for Pay
8Placer Mining Machine -- Scale Drawing
9Investigative Reports
10Powell's Mills Co. bylaws and stock holders meeting
11Executor's Sale property of M. P. Reaves
 

8. Personal files

BoxFolder
612United Sons of Confederate Veterans Application
13Misc.
14Printed Material regarding mining
15Clippings
BoxFolder
71Letter Book, includes copies of deeds and indentures, 1903-1916
2-3Duplicates