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John M. Caffery Papers

Collection 25

Caffery, John Murphy (1877-1958).  Papers, 1817-1960

11 feet

John Murphy Caffery was born on Bethia Plantation near Franklin, Louisiana on 14 September 1877, was the son of Senator Donelson Caffery and Bethia Richardson.  He attended private schools in Franklin, Louisiana, before enrolling at Hunt College in Port Gibson, Mississippi.  He then enlisted in the United States Naval Academy (class of 1901) and served in the Navy until 1907.  He married Mary Temperence Frere (1884-1958) on 26 October 1901.  They had 5 children. Caffery died 31 January 1958 in Franklin and is buried in Franklin Cemetery.

Caffery was a politician and a businessman.  He entered the oil business in Jennings, Louisiana after leaving the Navy.  He returned to Franklin in 1910 and became manager of Columbia Sugar Company and later a vice president of the St. Mary Bank and Trust Company.  He was a member of the State senate representing St. Mary and Vermilion parishes, 1928-1932.  He also served on the St. Mary Parish Police Jury, the Democratic State Central Committee, and the board of commissioners of the Franklin Drainage District.

This collection consists of correspondence from his business years and also personal correspondence.  Also included are financial records, leases, newspaper clippings, photographs of family, publications, documents of his son Clegg going through Infantry Training School, diaries of Caffery, journals, notebooks, and other miscellaneous materials.

Series:

A. Biography 1-01 through 1-05
B. Correspondence  
  1. Personal 1-06 through 1-11
  2. Business 1-12 through 2-23
C. Financial Records 3-01 through 3-10
D. Leases 3-11 through 3-16
E. Newspaper Clippings 4-01 through 4-02
F. Photographs 4-03 through 4-09
G. Publications 4-06 through 4-09
H. Documents - Infantry Training 4-10 through 5-06
I. Diaries 5-07 through 5-09
J. Journals, Notebooks 5-10 through 6-02
K. Miscellaneous 6-03 through 6-09
     
OVERSIZE:  
  Ledgers, Miscellaneous Boxes 7 through 11

Inventory:

A. Biography
1-01 Biographical information on John and Donelson Caffery, miscellaneous dates
1-02 Donelson Caffery, his life and speeches, n.d.
1-03 Donelson Caffery, succession, 1928, n.d.
1-04 Miscellaneous: John Caffery, marriage license; invitations, 1909, n.d.
1-05 Miscellaneous: writings, identification cards, obituary, etc., n.d.
 
B. Correspondence
1. Personal
1-06 1834-1905
1-07 1920s
1-08 1930s
1-09 1940s
1-10 1950s
1-11 Same: n.d.
 
B. Correspondence
2. Business
1-12 1907
1-13 1909
1-14 1910
1-15 1911
1-16 1912
1-17 1913
1-18 1914
1-19 1915
1-20 1916
1-21 1917
1-22 1918
1-23 1919
   
2-01 1920
2-02 1921
2-03 1922
2-04 1923
2-05 1924
2-06 1925
2-07 1926
2-08 1927
2-09 1928
2-10 1929
2-11 1930
2-12 1931
2-13 1932
2-14 1933
2-15 1934
2-16 1935
2-17 1936
2-18 1937
2-19 1938
2-20 1939
2-21 1945 [signed by Rey King, U.S. Navy], 1 item
2-22 1955
2-23 n.d.
 
C. Financial Records
3-01 Bank statements, 1938
3-02 Dividends, 1918-1920
3-03 Income tax materials, 1920s-1930s
3-04 Income tax materials, 1920s-1930s
3-05 Income tax materials, 1920s-1930s
3-06 Invoices; statement of charges, etc., 1900s-1930s
3-07 Receipts, 1920s
3-08 Tax information, 1920s-1930s
3-09 Trial balance, 1920s
3-10 Miscellaneous, records, n.d.
 
D. Leases
3-11 Louisiana, miscellaneous dates
3-12 Louisiana, miscellaneous dates
3-13 Louisiana, miscellaneous dates
3-14 Louisiana, miscellaneous dates
3-15 Louisiana, miscellaneous dates
3-16 Louisiana, miscellaneous dates
 
E. Newspaper Clippings
4-01 Miscellaneous dates
4-02 Miscellaneous dates
 
F. Photographs
4-03 Unidentified, n.d. [family]
4-04 Unidentified, n.d. [family]
4-05 Unidentified, n.d. [family]
 
G. Publications
4-06 “Among the Indians of Louisiana”, by Mary Beth LittleJohn and Wilhelmina Hooper
  “Pliseal Boiler-Wall Coating: an Air-Tight Coating for Boiler Setting Walls”, The Firebox, May/June 1937
  “Report of the Conservation Committee”, Reprint from Proceedings Forty-Seventh Continental Congress, National Society, D.A.R., 1938
4-07 Boat-Book, U.S. Navy. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, 1905
  Ceramic Decoration Sequence at an Old Indian Village Site Near Sicily Island, Louisiana. La. Geological Survey Anthropological Study No. 1, 1935
  Handbook Supplement 1937-1938. Committee on National Defense through Patriotic Education, NSDAR
  Directory of Indian Service Units. Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1936
  Indian Music. Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Bulletin No. 19, 1928
  The Indian Girl: Her Social Heritage, Her Needs and Her Opportunities. Child Study Association of America, n.d.
4-08 Forest Cool Law Review: Evidence. 1939
  “National Defense and Peace”, by Mrs. Vinton Earl Sisson. Given at the Institute of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, July 14, 1937. National Defense through Patriotic Education Committee, NSDAR
  The Newly Day for the Indians: a Survey of the Working of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. Dec. 1938
4-09 Thirtieth Annual State Conference on the Louisiana Daughters of the American Revolution, Shreveport, LA, 1938
  The Recruit’s Handybook: U.S. Navy. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, 1913
  U.S. Navy at War: Final Official Report to the Secretary of the Navy, covering the period March 1, 1945 to October 1, 1945, by Ernest J.King
 
H. Documents
4-10 Infantry Training - Clegg Caffery, 1940s
   
5-01 Infantry Training - Clegg Caffery, 1940s
5-02 Infantry Training - Clegg Caffery, 1940s
5-03 Infantry Training - Clegg Caffery, 1940s
5-04 Infantry Training - Clegg Caffery, 1940s
5-05 Infantry Training - Clegg Caffery, 1940s
5-06 Infantry Training - Clegg Caffery, 1940s
 
I. Diaries
5-07 Caffery, John M., 1895, n.d.
5-08 Caffery, John M., 1902
5-09 Caffery, Mary, 1915
 
J. Journals, Notebooks
5-10 Caffery, John, n.d.
   
6-01 Caffery, John, n.d.
6-02 Caffery, John M. -- U.S. Navy, early 1900
 
K. Miscellaneous
6-03 Petitions, n.d.
6-04 Resolutions, n.d.
6-05 Judgement: J. Edward Crussel vs. J. Sully Martel
6-06 Genealogy family tree - Donelon Caffery and family
6-07 Information of Indians, n.d.
6-08 The Catfish Rodeo at Breaux Bridge, by Judith Jones, 1956
6-09 Postcard, n.d.
 
OVERSIZE
Box 7 volume 1: 3 ring binder - Family letters by Donelon Caffery and others, 1867-1906
  volume 2: Bank of Plaquemine - stock certificate book, 25 May 1891 to 23 March 1906
   
Box 8 volume 1: 1901 checkbook of North American Trust Company Santiago de Cuba.  Advertisements, Bills, Orders, Receipts, Newspaper subscription orders for: V.P. Guilfoux (Civil Engineer and Surveyor)
   
Box 9 Ledgers
  volume 1: 1906-1910
  volume 2: 1922-1940
  volume 3: 1940-1952
  volume 4: 1833
  Volume 5: 1938-1939
   
Box 10 Ledgers
  volume 1: 3 May 1892 - 22 October 1892
  volume 2: 15 April 1893 - 4 April 1894
  volume 3: 5 April 1894 - 27 September 1894
  volume 4: 17 December 1895 - 8 August 1896
   
Box 11 Ledgers
  volume 1: 24 October 1892 - 14 April 1893
  volume 2: 1910-1932