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Guide to the Samuel Richmond Caffee Papers MSS.2114

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Martha Bace

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@bama.ua.edu

2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:29-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Samuel Richmond Caffee Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.2114

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet 15 items

Dates:

1858-1977

Language of Materials note

English; Spanish

Abstract:

Diary and other documents written by Samuel Richmond Caffee. There are also documents written by others about Dr. Caffee.

creator

Caffee, Samuel Richmond , unknown

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a photocopy of the diary of Samuel Richmond Caffee, which was begun in an autobiographical style and later more in the style of a diary. The diary covers events from 1855 through 1884. The collection also contains Caffee's handwritten notes on the history of Avondale Baptist Church in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama and a resolution at his death from that church's Women's Missionary Union.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2008

Preferred Citation:

Samuel Richmond Caffee Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Smith, 1994

Biographical/Historical note

Samuel Richmond Caffee was born on August 19, 1855 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The eleventh child of Samuel P. and Eliza V. Caffee, he was three years old when his father died of a slow fever in 1858. Caffee went on to study medicine at the Missouri Medical College and was licensed to practice in Alabama in 1881. He settled in the Avondale area of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama and was a founding member of the South Avondale Baptist Church in 1887. He died on November 12, 1921.

Source(s)

Avondale Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.) (lcsh)

Samuel Richmond Caffee Box 2114.001

Box 1 Folder 4

History of Avondale Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. S. R. Caffee, May 8, 1910 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22191

Box 1 Folder 5

Resolutions, Avondale Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1921 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22192

Oath of Edward F. Story, New Haven County, North Carolina, September 20, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22193

Discharge of Edward F. Story from the Army of the Confederate States, Kinston, North Carolina, April 15, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22194

Application for the Membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Margaret Caffee Smith, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1930s http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22195

Box 1 Folder 8

Special requisition, signed by Captain E. Mallett, Smithville, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22196

Special requisition, signed by Captain E. Mallett, Charleston, South Carolina, April 3, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22197

Special requisition, signed by Captain E. Mallett, James Island, South Carolina, April 28, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22198