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John McVea papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 104

Scope and Contents

Collection contains photocopy facsimiles of documents about John McVea. Includes an application for United States citizenship (1842), an oath of office for becoming a Louisiana judge (1859), and his last will and testament (1876).


  • 1842 - 1876


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

John McVea (1820-1876) was born in Ireland and worked as a lawyer and judge in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. He attended the College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.) and graduated in 1840. McVea served on the board of trustees for the College of Louisiana from 1841 until 1845. In 1846, he joined the board of trustees for the Centenary College of Louisiana and served until his death in 1876. In 1840, McVea married Rhoda Jane Scott (1822-1851). In 1855, he married Emilie Rose Watts (1832-1916).


1 Folders

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by Mr. and Mrs. Coleman McVea in 1976 November.

Finding Aid to the John McVea papers
Chris Brown
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Repository Details

Part of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections Repository

2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport LA 71104 US
(318) 869-5462