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         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 
             
         
         
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             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