Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New OrleansThe Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Melissa Daggett

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496810083

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496810083.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 02 July 2022

Early Forays into Spiritualism

Early Forays into Spiritualism

Chapter:
(p.39) Chapter 3 Early Forays into Spiritualism
Source:
Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans
Author(s):

Melissa Daggett

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496810083.003.0005

The focus of this chapter is on Henry Rey’s early adult years and his changing role in the nascent Spiritualist movement in New Orleans. The chapter opens with Henry Rey beginning his first register while working as a clerk in Eugène Hacker’s hardware store in Tremé. Biographical information is detailed about Rey’s family and that of his wife’s, Adèle Crocker. Interestingly, Adèle’s father, Pierre Crocker, had a long relationship with Marie Laveau and together they had five children. Early spiritual communications in Rey’s circle were sometimes polemics against the Catholic Church and in particular, Father Morisot of St. Augustine Church. The chapter also discusses some of the peripatetic mediums from the North, such as Emma Hardinge and James Mansfield. The early forays in Spiritualism were curtailed by the outbreak of the Civil War. Henry Rey formed the Economy Unit of the Confederate Louisiana Native Guards, and he himself was the captain.

Keywords:   Rey, Crocker, Laveau, Hardinge, Native Guards

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.