Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Lea Family Papers, MS.00200



Robert James Lea was born March 10, 1852, at Princeton, Arkansas. He was the son of George Gallatin Lea and Sarah Eliza Wright. Robert studied law at the University of Virginia and returned to Arkansas to practice law by 1876. He married Georgie Passmore of Hot Springs on September 29, 1882. They lived in Little Rock, where he practiced law and served as Circuit Court Judge until his death in 1890. Robert and Georgie Lea had a daughter, Wilhelmina Lea.

This collection contains correspondence, land records, tax receipts, and other documents concerning land owned by Robert J. and Georgie Passmore Lea.

  • Correspondence

    • 1. 1898 January 19: George M. Chapline, Lonoke, Arkansas, to "Dear Jake"
    • 2. 1898 January 21: J.B. Chapline, Clarendon, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea
    • 3. 1899 January 25: Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas, to John C. England, St. Louis, Missouri
    • 4. 1914 February 16: W.H. Newson, Wynne, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 5. 1914 February 18: Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Julian Hardin, Marion, Arkansas
    • 6. 1914 March 3: W.J. Hardin, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 7. 1914 March 6: Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas, to W.H. Newsom, Wynne, Arkansas
    • 8. 1914 March 14: W.H. Newsom, Wynne, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 9. 1914 March 14: W.H. Newsom, Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 10. 1914 April 23: Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Julian Hardin, Marion, Arkansas
    • 11. 1914 April 23: Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Mrs. England
    • 12. 1914 December 21: Louis Barton, Marion, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 13. 1915 January 13: I. Rupert Packard, Bates, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 14. 1916 April 10: W.B. Rhodes, Crittenden County Bank and Trust, Marion, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 15. 1916 April 17: Louis Barton, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company, Marion, Arkansas, to Judge R.J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 16. 1916 October 30: I.R. Packard, Bates, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 17. 1916 November 29: W.B. Rhodes, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company, Marion, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 18. 1916 December 3: I.R. Packard, Bates, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 19. 1916 December 6: I.R. Packard, Bates, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 20. 1916 December 8: W.B. Rhodes, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company, Marion, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 21. 1917 April 25: W.B. Rhodes, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company, Marion, Arkansas, to Robert J. Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 22. 1918 May 18: J.R. England, England Plantation, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 23. 1918 August 22: W.B. Rhodes, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company, Marion, Arkansas, to J.R. England, St. Louis, Missouri
    • 24. 1919 December 13: F.W. Reisinger, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company, Marion, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    • 25. 1920 January 16: W.T. Atkins, Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    • 26. 1920 February 1: W.H. Sliger, Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    • 27. 1920 February 7: W.H. Sliger, Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs Robert) Lea, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    • 28. 1920 February 7: W.T. Atkins, Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    • 29. 1920 July 29: Bates and Duncan, Attorneys at Law, Waldron, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Hot Springs, Arkansas
    • 30. 1921 December 20: S.H. Kersey, Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 31. 1922 January 2: S.H. Kersey, Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 32. 1922 January 9: S.H. Kersey, Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 33. 1922 January 16: W.B. Rhodes, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company, Marion, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 34. 1922 February 1: [?], Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 35. 1923 February 9: C.L. Oxford, Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs.Robert) Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 36. 1923 August 14: A.P. Ellis, Bates, Arkansas, to Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 37. 1923 August 1923: M.C. Bird, Bank of Waldron, Waldron, Arkansas, to Georgia (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 38. 1965 January 21: Lucille and Guy Davy, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, to Wilhelmena Lea
    • 39. Undated: Empty envelopes
  • Legal and financial papers

    • 40. 1878: Deed of sale, Elizabeth D. Chick, Crittenden County, Arkansas, to Mrs. W.B. Chapline
    • 41. 1889 February 26-March 6: Survey, Crittenden County, Arkansas
    • 42. 1896 November 9: Agreement of settlement, Farrs versus Asa Hodges and J.B. Chapline, Crittenden County, Arkansas
    • 43. 1901 May 10: Indenture between Cordes and Company, Memphis, Tennessee and Thomas C. Trimble, trustee of the town and county of Lonoke, Arkansas
    • 44. 1901 October 31: Quit claim deed, Harrison, to Dillard and Coffin, Crittenden County, Arkansas
    • 45. 1901 November 15: Receipt, Chapline lands
    • 46. 1902-1963: Tax receipts, Crittenden County, Arkansas
    • 47. 1903: Decree, Mattie Passmore, et al., versus Alice Chapline, et al., Crittenden County, Arkansas
    • 48. 1905 October 30: Warranty deed, Mattie E. Passmore, from John M. Harrell, Scott County, Arkansas
    • 49. 1910 June 13: Bank statement, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company
    • 50. 1914 March 3: T.F. Koser account
    • 51. 1916 January 6: Statement, R.J. Lea rent account for 1915, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company
    • 52. 1916 November 29: Bank statement, Crittenden County Bank and Trust
    • 53. 1916 December 28: Minutes, Circuit and Chancery Judges Association proceedings
    • 54. 1916-1965: Tax receipts, Scott County, Arkansas
    • 55. 1917 January 10: Statement of rents, Robert J. Lea
    • 56. 1920 February 7: Bank statement, Crittenden County Bank and Trust Company, Callis Biggs, Marion, Arkansas
    • 57. 1920 December 16: Deed, William F. and Worthen F. Garnett, Scott County, Arkansas, to Georgia P. Lea
    • 58. 1921 February 5: Notice, Scott County Clerk
    • 59. 1922 March 5: Receipt, J. McDowell with Joseph A. Maxwell and Sons' Commission Company, Memphis Union Stock Yards
    • 60. 1926 March 15: Decree, George P. Lea versus the Englands, Crittenden County, Arkansas
    • 61. 1933 October 28: Redemption certificate and treasurer's receipt
    • 62. 1934 November 20: Certificates of redemption, Georgie (Mrs. Robert) Lea, Crittenden County, Arkansas
    • 63. 1936: Deposit slip, Bank of Marion, Georgia (Mrs. Robert) Lea
    • 64. 1939-1945: Tax receipts, Garland County, Arkansas
    • 65. Undated: Agreement concerning Chapline lands
    • 66. Undated: Memorandum of valuation of Chapline lands
  • Maps

    • 67. Map of part of Township 7 North, Range 8 East, Crittenden County, Arkansas, surveyed January and February, 1914, by W.H. Newsom
    • 68. Map of Lots 2 and 3 in the division of the Asa Hodges place, situated in the East 1/2 of Section 15, Township 7 North, Range 8 East, Crittenden County, Arkansas, by W.H. Newson, Wynne, Arkansas
    • 69. Map showing cleared land, timber, and bayous, surveyed for Georgia Passmore Lea, surveyed March 1924 by W.H. Newsom, Wynne, Arkansas, land in Crittenden County, Arkansas
    • 70. Undated: Map, Township 7 North, Range 8 East

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