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Coke family papers, 1822

Part of Coke family papers

71m29 Coke family papers, 1822-1936 71M29 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 January 10 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T13:42-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Coke family papers 71M29 University of Kentucky Special Collections 2.07 Cubic feet 4 boxes, 2 items 1822-1936 Housed with multiple collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 71M29: [identification of item], Coke family papers, 1822-1936, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note James Guthrie Coke, Jr., born July 29, 1866, to James Guthrie Coke and Jane Mary Winston, lived in Logan County, Kentucky, on the McCutchins Meadows estate. He is the great-grandson of James Guthrie, a United States Senator and member of President Franklin Pierce's cabinet, and the grandson of Mary Elizabeth Guthrie, wife of John Caperton. J. Guthrie Coke, Jr. married Carrie McCutchins in 1886 and had four children. He played important roles in a political movement in 1924 to defeat a road bond issue and in 1931 to select candidates from the Democratic Party for public office by direct primaries rather than by convention. Edelen, McAfee, Gulick and Associated Families. Rootsweb. Ancestry.com. 13 August 2011. Web. 10 January 2012. Scope and Contents note The Coke family papers contain expense records, account books, business ledgers, correspondence, family sketches, and a scrapbook. The documents record the Coke family history and their financial and business transactions with the bulk of the materials dating from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Noteworthy correspondence includes a group of letters written from Europe by Mary Elizabeth Guthrie and her second husband, John Caperton, in 1854 to members of the family in Kentucky. Other notable items consist of a typescript of a family sketch of James Guthrie; a handwritten notebook describing the life of James Guthrie Coke; and two U.S. Patents, one for car-couplings and one for band cutters and feeders, registered to James Guthrie Coke, et al. in 1882. A large portion of the collection relates to the Dark Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. It comprises stock certificates, tax receipts, real estate reports, bank receipts, and Internal Revenue Service documents. Significant items include petitions and supporting evidence for the 1924 road bond issue as well as the movement in 1931 to select candidates by direct primaries in the Democratic Party of Kentucky. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format and chronologically. Caperton, John Coke family Coke, James Guthrie, 1841-1905 Coke, James Guthrie, 1866-1938 Dark Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association (Hopkinsville, Ky.). Democratic Party (Ky.). Guthrie, James, 1792-1869 Guthrie, Mary Elizabeth Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869 United States. Internal Revenue Service. Bardstown (Ky.) Farm management--Records and correspondence. Households--Accounting. Inventions. Kentucky--Genealogy. Ledgers (account books) Nelson County (Ky.) Patents--United States. Real estate business--Kentucky. Roads--Design and construction--Kentucky. Sawmills--Records and correspondence. Tax returns. Will and correspondence 1 6 1822, 1839, 1863 Colonel William Marshal papers 2 1 1823-1825 Mary Elizabeth Guthrie letters 2 2 1856 June 7-October 12 J.W. Caperton letters 2 3 1854-1856 General correspondence, 1873-1888 2 4 1873-1888 General correspondence, 1890-1898 2 5 1890-1898 Smith and Coke correspondence 2 6 1875 J. Guthrie Coke letters to son 2 7 1885-1887 J.H. Caperton letters to J. Guthrie Coke 2 8 1886-1892 Mr. and Mrs. J. Guthrie Coke financials and correspondence 2 9 1893-1899 J. Guthrie Coke, Jr. family financial papers and correspondence 2 10 1900-1909 Coke and Caperton financial and estate papers 2 11 1905-1908 Coke and Caperton financial papers 2 12 1909-1910 J. Guthrie Coke, Jr. family financial papers, 1911-1919 2 13 1911-1919 J. Guthrie Coke, Jr. family financial papers, 1920-1923 2 14 1920-1923 J. Guthrie Coke, Jr. family financial papers, 1924 3 1 1924 Bond issue and Kentucky Pay-as-you-go program 3 2 1924 Kentucky Pay-as-you-go program 3 3 1924 Coke family, Pay-as-you-go program, and Dark Tobacco Growers financial papers 3 4 1925 Logan County Fiscal Court 3 5 1926 J. Guthrie Coke, Jr. income tax papers, Dark Tobacco Growers, and Pay-as-you-go papers 3 6 1927-1928 Coke family financial papers, 1929 3 7 1929 Coke family financial papers, 1930 4 1 1930 Democratic Party of Kentucky papers 4 2 1931-1936 Dark Tobacco Growers and Caperton financial papers 4 3 undated Coke and Guthrie family correspondence and historical materials 4 4 undated Family tree 5 1 undated James Guthrie biographical materials 5 2 undated Biographical and genealogical materials 5 3 undated Manuscript account of James Guthrie Coke 5 4 undated Patents 5 5 1882 Farm ledger and stud book 5 6 1891-1898, 1932 Sawmill ledger 5 7 1884-1887 Shopbook and blacksmith shop ledger 5 8 1881-1882 J. Guthrie Coke, Jr. Daybook 5 9 1896-1904 J. Guthrie Coke notebook 5 10 undated Queenie B. Coke address book 5 11 1904, undated General papers 5 12 1887-1936, undated Notebook 5 13 undated Photograph 5 14 undated Guthrie and Coke scrapbook 1 1859-1887 Account book 2 1880-1896 Coke family papers