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Duffie/Duffee Family Papers (MC 400)

Biographical Note

John Lumpkin Duffie (1836-?) married Henrietta A. Blackmar (1834-1914) on September 4, 1860 in Muscogee County, Georgia. They had two children, Charles Alfred Duffie (1861-?) and Francis "Fannie" Estelle Duffie (1865-1949). Not much is known about John other than he was born in Rhode Island. Henrietta was the daughter of Alfred Owen Blackmar (1799-1865) and Susan Adeline Daly (1809-1895). It is believed that Charles A. Duffie was a photographer in Columbus, Georgia and spelled his name Duffee. Fannie was a piano and music teacher in Columbus.
The Duffie/Duffee family had many relatives across several states including Rhode Island, Ohio, Kentucky, and Minnesota.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of personal correspondence, invitations, and a deed of gift to Fannie Duffie and various Duffie family members including John L. Duffie, Henrietta A. Duffie, and her daughter, Charles A. Duffie. Note: the last name is spelled Duffie and Duffee throughout the collection.

Permission to Publish

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Duffie/Duffee Family Papers (MC 400)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Gift of the Columbus Museum, 2018

Note to Researchers
See also:

Blackmar Family Collection (MC 91)

Box and Folder/Item List

Box 1

Item 1 – Metal framed portrait of older man, Unidentified, nd

Envelope 1 – Atlanta Photographers, Unidentified People

Envelope 2 – Alpha Williams Photographer, Columbus, Ga, Unidentified Children

Envelope 3 – B.T. Smith, Jr. Photographer, C.A. Duffee Operator, West Point, Ga., three unidentified man, woman, child

Envelope 4 – C.A. Duffee Photographer, Unidentified People

Envelope 5 – Chandler Bowen, nd

Envelope 6 – Charles Blackmar Duffee, son of John and Henrietta Duffee, 1865

Envelope 7 – Children's Photographs, Launey & Goebel Photographers, Savannah, Ga., R.E. Allen, Jr., Allie May Oppenheimer, Karl Oppenheimer, and three unidentified

Envelope 8 – Cousin Fannie Duffee, Mamie, Bet, and Savannah (no last names), Cora (no last name), Warren T. Jones, John L. Duffie, and Jimmy F. Gibberts

Envelope 9 – Louisville, KY, 5 Unidentified Photographs

Envelope 10 – Mary Ann Blood Blackmar, wife of Alfred Owen Blackmar

Envelope 11 – Myra Bullard, nd

Envelope 12 – Providence, R.I., Charles A. Blackmar, Unidentified man and two women

Envelope 13 – Unidentified Children

Envelope 14 – Unidentified Family Groups or Couples

Envelope 15 – Unidentified Females, Savannah, Ga., 1886

Envelope 16 – Unidentified Male, Louisville, KY, nd

Envelope 17 – Unidentified Males

Envelope 18 – Unidentified Males, Savannah, Ga., 1886

Envelope 19 – Unidentified Mother and Child, Duluth, MN, nd

Envelope 20 – Unidentified People, Cleveland, OH, nd

Envelope 21 – Unidentified Women

Folder 1 – Duffee Family Miscellaneous Memorabilia & Receipt for piano (1889)

Folder 2 – Letter to "Daughter", from "A.O. Blackmar (?), May 31, 1862

Folder 3 – Letters to and from Various Duffee Family Members, 1850s