Samuel Richmond Caffee Papers
Scope and Contents note
This collection consists of the diary (and photocopies) 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.
- Caffee, Samuel Richmond (Person)
Language of Materials note
English; Spanish (?)
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.
0.4 Linear Feet (15 items)
Diary (and photocopies) and other documents written by Samuel Richmond Caffee, physician and founding member of Avondale Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. There are also documents written by others about Dr. Caffee.
Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Smith, 1994
Martha Bace, 2008
- Guide to the Samuel Richmond Caffee Papers
- Martha Bace
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