MS 301 Casper Martin Connery Collection

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
Connery, Blanche
Creator
Connery, Casper Martin
Title
Casper Martin Connery Collection
ID
MS 301
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1914-1974
Date [inclusive]
1842-1974
Extent
5.0 Linear feet (10 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains 62 daily diaries of Casper Martin Connery, a civil engineer who worked on Navy and Marine projects during World War I and World War II, as well as 12 travel journals and assorted family papers of Casper and his wife Blanche Connery.

Preferred Citation

Casper Martin Connery Collection, MS 301, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

Casper was born December 8, 1887. He grew up in Massachusetts, where he graduated from Williston Academy in 1907. In 1911 he received his Civil Engineer degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. In 1914, he moved to Los Angeles, where he met Blanche Hill. They married on April 30, 1917. Casper was exempted from the draft that year, but then ordered to Washington, D.C., where he worked in the Navy Yard through World War I. In 1919 he was transferred to San Diego, where he and Blanche spent the rest of their lives.

Casper worked primarily at North Island Naval Air Station, the Navy Hospital, and the Marine Base. During World War II he also worked on the Destroyer Base and Naval Repair Base, primarily doing maintenance work. From 1929 to 1943 they lived on a ranch at 100 E. Mt. Vernon Street in Lemon Grove, where they maintained avocado and citrus orchards. In 1943 they moved to 2411 Montclair St. in San Diego, where they remained thereafter. Casper retired in 1947, after which he and Blanche took annual road trips around the country and otherwise spent much of their time at home or with friends.

Blanche was born Blanche Miles on March 16, 1886, to James and Martha Miles. She grew up in Indiana and her family later relocated to Los Angeles. By the time she married Casper in 1917 her last name had changed to Hill. She worked at a bank in San Diego till 1923, and later worked in the office of the Naval Repair Base from May 1944 to May 1945.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains 62 daily diaries of Casper Martin Connery, a civil engineer who worked on Navy and Marine projects during World War I and World War II, as well as 12 travel journals and assorted family papers of Casper and his wife Blanche Connery. Casper’s diaries cover the years 1907 and 1914-1974. The majority of the travel diaries were written by Blanche. Casper’s papers include correspondence, school papers, his employment record, and his draft papers. Other papers include Blanche’s school papers as well as correspondence and funeral expenses from Blanche’s side of the family.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series:

Series I: Casper Martin Connery Daily Diaries;

Series II: Casper and Blanche Connery Travel Diaries;

Series III: Casper Martin Connery Papers;

Series IV: Casper and Blanche Connery Family Papers.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection November 16, 2015

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Samantha Mills in May 2014.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital (Santee, Calif.).
  • Euclid Convalescent Center.
  • Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.).
  • Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.).
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • United States. Navy.
  • United States. Works Progress Administration.
  • Valley View Sanitarium.
  • Williston Academy (Easthampton, Mass.).

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries

Geographic Name(s)

  • Easthampton (Mass.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Naval Air Station North Island (Calif.)
  • San Diego (Calif.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Troy (N.Y.)
  • Washington(D.C.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Cornell, E.B.
  • Cornell, Marion
  • Miles, James
  • Miles, Martha
  • Miles, Paul

Subject(s)

  • Civil engineering
  • Civil engineers
  • Draft
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Daily diaries for 1920 and 1921 have flaking leather covers and deteriorating spines.

Travel diary 1 has a crumbling cover that is separated from the spine.

The Holy Bible has deteriorating covers that have separated from the spine.

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Collection Inventory

 Series I: Casper Martin Connery Daily Diaries 1907-1974

Box-folder
Daily Diary 1907

Scope and Content:

Casper is in Easthampton, Massachusetts, Westhampton, Massachusetts, and Troy, New York. He describes his classes, exams, and fraternity events, and farm work over the summer.

1:1
Daily Diary 1914

Scope and Content:

Casper is primarily in New York. He describes working, studying for his assistant Civil Engineer exam, and calling on various young ladies. He takes a cross-country road trip to Los Angeles between October and December, where he gets an apartment.

1:2
Daily Diary 1915

Scope and Content:

Casper is in Los Angeles. He describes working in a motor garage, taking a January trip to the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, and an October trip to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.

1:3
Daily Diary 1916

Scope and Content:

Casper is in Los Angeles, working in a motor garage. He begins to see Blanche socially.

1:4
Daily Diary 1917

Scope and Content:

Casper is in Los Angeles. This diary has no entries till late April except for mention of passing of prohibition laws. He marries Blanche on April 30 and they honeymoon in San Francisco. In July Casper begins work at Wurster Coust Co. In August he is exempted from the draft. In September he begins work at So. Cal. Telephone Co., but then in November he is ordered to report to the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard to do surveying/engineering work.

1:5
Daily Diary 1918

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche are in Washington, D.C. Casper works in the Navy Yard, primarily on railroad tracks.

2:1
Daily Diary 1919

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche are in Washington, D.C. for the first half of the year, with Casper working in the Navy Yards and erecting buildings at Bellevue. They vacation in New York City in May, and in July Casper is transferred to San Diego, where he begins working on plans for new structures at North Island Naval Air Station.

2:2
Daily Diary 1920

Scope and Content:

Casper works on structures at North Island Naval Air Station, including water and railroad systems. He also works on the Marine Base, laying out plans for new buildings.

2:3
Daily Diary 1921

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Marine Base, a new hospital at Balboa Park, and on the Marine railway to the shipyards. He spends his free time on home improvements and spending time with Blanche, friends, and family.

2:4
Daily Diary 1922

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Naval Training Station, building a culvert, paving roads, and putting in electric ducts. He spends his free time with Blanche, friends, and family. In September they go on a Grand Canyon road trip. In October Casper begins working on the Navy Hospital.

2:5
Daily Diary 1923

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital, pouring concrete and buildings walls and a basement. He describes his daily life with Blanche, friends, and family. Blanche works at a bank (possibly Bank of Italy). In October they move from 1843 F St

3:1
Daily Diary 1924

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital, including the Sterilizer Building, sewer lines, Laboratory, and Nurses’ Quarters. He describes his daily life with Blanche, friends, and family.

3:2
Daily Diary 1925

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital, including the Nurses’ Quarters and Laboratory. He describes his daily life with Blanche, friends, and family. In September they take a trip with the Cornells up to Sacramento, across to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and back through Bakersfield.

3:3
Daily Diary 1926

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital, including the Nurses’ Quarters, Contagious Ward, electric distribution, painting, and paving roads. He describes his daily life with Blanche, friends, and family.

3:4
Daily Diary 1927

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital, including the electric and sewer lines, Contagious Ward, Double Quarters, and Surgeons’ Quarters. He describes his daily life with Blanche, friends, and family.

3:5
Daily Diary 1928

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital, including storm drains, steam trenches, electric ducts, and screen doors. He describes his daily life with Blanche, friends, and family. In September Blanche receives her final salary from the bank, and they take a transcontinental trip through October.

3:6
Daily Diary 1929

Scope and Content:

Casper works on North Island, including electric distribution, paving, water system extension, sea wall, the Navy Hospital Contagious Ward, and the Diet Kitchen. In April he and Blanche move from 3827 Grim St. to a ranch at 100 E. Mt. Vernon in Lemon Grove. At their ranch, they plant and tend avocado and citrus orchards.

3:7
Daily Diary 1930

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital, including painting, laying pipelines, and overseeing other projects. He is promoted to Senior Inspector. He spends his free time at the ranch, irrigating the orchards and building chicken coops.

3:8
Daily Diary 1931

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital and other Naval Air Station jobs, including flood and pipe lines, a pump house and gas lines, and building a runway. He spends more time at the ranch, tending the orchards and chicken coops and making improvements to the house.

3:9
Daily Diary 1932

Scope and Content:

Casper works on North Island, mostly overseeing contracts at the Naval Air Station. He also works on electric lighting and a radio station. At the ranch he tends the orchards and makes improvements to the house.

3:10
Daily Diary 1933

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital, including the showers, foot bridges, repainting, and tile flooring. He also works on a crane track extension at the Destroyer Base. At the ranch he tends the avocado orchard and visits more frequently with friends.

3:11
Daily Diary 1934

Scope and Content:

Casper works on a Fuel Depot, the radio station, the Marine Base (mostly flooring), and the Destroyer Base. At the ranch he plants a garden in addition to tending his orchards and chicken coops.

3:12
Daily Diary 1935

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Navy Hospital, including inspections, extending the crane tracks, Boiler House brick work, the Salt Water Pump House, the Destroyer Base Public Works Office, and other W.P.A. projects. At the ranch he continues tending his garden, orchards, and chickens.

4:1
Daily Diary 1936

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Destroyer Base, ARD1 cranes, and supervises W.P.A. projects. At the ranch he continues tending his garden, orchards, and chickens. They take a summer boat trip to Vancouver.

4:2
Daily Diary 1937

Scope and Content:

Casper works on various W.P.A. projects, plans new relief projects, and oversees pile driving at the Sea Wall. At the ranch he tends his orchards and spends time boxing fruit for sale.

4:3
Daily Diary 1938

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Sea Wall, Barracks Buildings, and various W.P.A. projects. At the ranch he tends his orchards, particularly the avocados. They take a summer road trip to New England.

4:4
Daily Diary 1939

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Sea Wall, Barracks Buildings, and Fleet School, and plans further W.P.A. projects. At the ranch he tends his orchards and chickens. In September they take a short trip to San Francisco with the Cornells.

4:5
Daily Diary 1940

Scope and Content:

Casper works on pier cranes, W.P.A. projects, and an auditorium for the Destroyer Base. At the ranch he tends his orchards and chickens.

4:6
Daily Diary 1941

Scope and Content:

Casper works on W.P.A. projects, auditorium plans, dry docks, and inspects other jobs. At the ranch he tends his orchards. There are periodic blackouts at the Destroyer Base following the bombing at Pearl Harbor.

4:7
Daily Diary 1942

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Destroyer Base, pier reinforcements, dry docks, and Chollas Creek jobs. He frequently works overtime on Saturdays due to the war effort. In his free time he tends the ranch and visits with friends and family. In June, Blanche gets a First Aid certification.

4:8
Daily Diary 1943

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Destroyer Base, public works buildings, and Chollas Creek jobs. He frequently works overtime on Saturdays due to the war effort, including overnight watch shifts. In his spare time he tends the ranch and visits with friends and family. Blanche spends more time in North Park with her ill mother, Martha Miles. In June Casper and Blanche move from the ranch at 100 E. Mt. Vernon St. in Lemon grove to 2411 Montclair St. in San Diego.

4:9
Daily Diary 1944

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Naval Repair Base, primarily maintenance work, alternating day duty and overnight duty at the base. Blanche manages affairs at home, including wartime rations such as gasoline tickets. In May, Blanche takes a temporary job at the base managing work orders with Mr. Wight.

4:10
Daily Diary 1945

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Naval Repair Base, primarily maintenance work and rodent control. In March Casper becomes Preventative Maintenance Inspector. Blanche continues working at the base until May. Casper more frequently mentions war news, including issues with rations and celebrations after the surrender of Japan.

4:11
Daily Diary 1946

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Naval Repair Base, primarily maintenance work. Blanche continues to manage affairs at home. Casper takes a four week vacation in September. He repaints the house and they take a trip out to Bellflower and Temple City.

4:12
Daily Diary 1947

Scope and Content:

Casper works on the Naval Repair Base, primarily maintenance work and inventories. Blanche manages affairs at home. Casper retires in August. From September to November, he and Blanche take a retirement road trip to Charlemont, Massachusetts.

5:1
Daily Diary 1948

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. From August to October they take a road trip to Massachusetts via Detroit. Occasionally Casper does inspections, including a city water pipeline job in November.

5:2
Daily Diary 1949

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. From June to July they take a trip to Alaska.

5:3
Daily Diary 1950

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. From August to October they take a road trip to Yellowstone National Park and the East Coast.

5:4
Daily Diary 1951

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. They take a short road trip to Oregon in August to September.

5:5
Daily Diary 1952

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and helping at the Mills’ ranch. From February to March they take a road trip to Florida and back. From August to October they take a road trip to Massachusetts.

5:6
Daily Diary 1953

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and helping at the Mills’ ranch. From August to September they take a road trip to Vancouver.

5:7
Daily Diary 1954

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. From August to October they take a transcontinental train and road trip.

5:8
Daily Diary 1955

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. From June to July they take a road trip to Yellowstone National Park and Indiana. In October they take a short trip up the California coast line.

5:9
Daily Diary 1956

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. Casper follows national election coverage.

5:10
Daily Diary 1957

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. From May to July they take a trip to Massachusetts for Casper’s 50th reunion at Williston Academy.

6:1
Daily Diary 1958

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. In April they take a short trip to Arizona. In October they take a short trip to Reno.

6:2
Daily Diary 1959

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. From August to September they take a road trip to Canada.

6:3
Daily Diary 1960

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, and visiting with friends and family. Casper occasionally mentions political news and TV programs. In October they take a short trip to Utah public parks and return via Modesto.

6:4
Daily Diary 1961

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television. From May to June they take a trip to Troy, New York for Casper’s 50th reunion at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

6:5
Daily Diary 1962

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television. They frequently visit Blanche’s ailing family member Paul Miles at Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital. Casper occasionally mentions news items, including space flight and desegregation. In April they take a brief road trip through Arizona to see the desert flowers.

6:6
Daily Diary 1963

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television. They frequently visit Blanche’s ailing family member Paul Miles at Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital, and in August move him to Valley View Sanitarium in National City. Casper occasionally mentions news items, particularly coverage of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

6:7
Daily Diary 1964

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television. A car accident in February puts them both in the hospital, Casper with cracked ribs, and Blanche with a broken knee cap. Blanche begins daily hydrotherapy.

6:8
Daily Diary 1965

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television.

6:9
Daily Diary 1966

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening and cultivating fig trees, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television.

6:10
Daily Diary 1967

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening and cultivating fig trees, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television.

7:1
Daily Diary 1968

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening and cultivating fig trees, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television. Casper occasionally mentions news items, including the murders of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and election campaigns.

7:2
Daily Diary 1969

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening and cultivating fig trees, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television. Casper occasionally mentions news items, including the moon landing.

7:3
Daily Diary 1970

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening and cultivating fig trees, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television. Casper occasionally mentions news items, including the Apollo 13 mission.

7:4
Daily Diary 1971

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening and cultivating fig trees, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television. Casper occasionally mentions news items, including the Apollo 15 mission.

7:5
Daily Diary 1972

Scope and Content:

Casper and Blanche manage affairs at home, including gardening and cultivating fig trees, running errands, visiting with friends and family, and watching television. Casper occasionally mentions news items, including President Nixon’s trip to China and various NASA missions. From August onward Blanche grows increasingly nervous and paranoid. She is hospitalized in September, then moves to Euclid Convalescent Center, where she is mostly wheelchair-bound.

7:6
Daily Diary 1973

Scope and Content:

Casper manages affairs at home, running errands, gardening, visiting with friends, and calling on Blanche at the Euclid Convalescent Center almost daily. Her condition remains the same, but she is alternately happy and confused or upset at being kept at the center.

7:7
Daily Diary 1974

Scope and Content:

Casper manages affairs at home, running errands, gardening, visiting with friends, and calling on Blanche at the Euclid Convalescent Center almost daily. Her condition remains the same, but she is alternately happy and confused or upset at being kept at the center. Casper occasionally mentions news items, including President Nixon’s impeachment.

7:8

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 Series II: Casper and Blanche Connery Travel Diaries 1914-1961

Box-folder
Travel Diary 1 1914 October 1 – 1914 December 18

Scope and Content:

This diary describes one trip by Casper in 1914 with his friend C.W. Gorton, from New York to Los Angeles via the Trail of the Sunset Borderland route. Casper remains in Los Angeles after the trip.

7:9
Travel Diary 2 1928 September 2 – 1940 May 24

Scope and Content:

This diary describes two trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1928, is a boat trip from San Diego to New York and through the Panama Canal, and a return to San Diego by automobile. The second trip, in 1940, is a trip to Honolulu with Marion and E.B. Cornell. They sail out on the S.S. Matsonia and return on the S.S. Lurline.

7:10
Travel Diary 3 1930 October 15 – 1936 August 4

Scope and Content:

This diary describes three trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1930, is an automobile trip from San Diego to West Hampton, Massachusetts. The second trip, in 1931, is an automobile trip from San Diego to Portland, Oregon with Marion and E.B. Cornell. The third, in 1936, is an automobile and boat trip to Vancouver with Bobbie (initials R.P.C., likely their nephew).

7:11
Travel Diary 4 1938 June 3 – 1939 September 10

Scope and Content:

This diary describes two trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1938, is an automobile trip to New England with Bobbie (likely their nephew). The second trip, in 1939, is a trip to San Francisco with Marion and E.B. Cornell.

8:1
Travel Diary 5 1947 September 1 – 1948 October 30

Scope and Content:

This diary describes two trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1947, is a train trip to Charlemont, Massachusetts, taken to celebrate Casper’s retirement. The second trip, in 1948, is another train trip to Massachusetts via Detroit, and is dubbed “retirement trip no. 2”

8:2
Travel Diary 6 1949 June 3 – 1950 October 23

Scope and Content:

This diary describes two trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1949, is an automobile trip to Alaska. They are accompanied partway up the coast by Marion and E.B. Cornell. The second trip, in 1950, in an automobile trip to Yellowstone National Park and the East Coast.

8:3
Travel Diary 7 1951 August 31 – 1952 October 29

Scope and Content:

This diary describes two trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1952, is an automobile trip to Massachusetts. The second trip, in 1951, is an automobile trip to San Francisco and Portland, Oregon with Ruby S.C. The original travel journal for the 1951 trip was lost, and Blanche later reconstructed the trip from Casper’s diary.

8:4
Travel Diary 8 1952 February 6 – 1955 October 17

Scope and Content:

This diary describes three trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1952, is an automobile trip to Florida. The second trip, in 1953, is an automobile trip to Vancouver, British Columbia with Ruby S.C. The third trip, in 1955, is an automobile trip to Yosemite National Park with Ruby S.C.

8:5
Travel Diary 9 1954 August 16 – 1955 July 30

Scope and Content:

This diary describes two trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1954, is a train and automobile cross-country trip. The second trip, in 1955, is an automobile trip to Yellowstone National Park and Indiana.

8:6
Travel Diary 10 1957 May 2 – 1958 April 13

Scope and Content:

This diary describes two trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1957, is an automobile trip to Massachusetts for Casper’s fiftieth reunion at Williston Academy. They are accompanied partway by Ruby S.C. The second trip, in 1958, is a short automobile trip into Arizona with Ruby S.C.

8:7
Travel Diary 11 1958 October 9 – 1960 October 14

Scope and Content:

This diary describes three trips by Casper and Blanche. The first trip, in 1958, is an automobile trip to Reno, Nevada with Ruby S.C. The second trip, in 1959, is an automobile trip to Canada with Ruby S.C. The third trip, in 1960, is an automobile trip to Zion National Park in Utah with Ruby S.C.

8:8
Travel Diary 12 1961 May 6 – 1961 June 27

Scope and Content:

This diary describes on trip by Casper, Blanche, and Ruby S.C. It is an automobile trip to Troy, New York for Casper’s fiftieth reunion at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

9:1

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 Series III: Casper Martin Connery Papers 1905-1961 and undated

Box-folder
Correspondence 1913-1924

Includes:

Personal correspondence to Casper, primarily regarding his parents.

9:2
Williston Academy (yearbook) 19059:3
Williston Academy (papers) 1907 January 11 – 1937 June 8 and undated

Includes:

Programs for fraternity events, an athletic meet, and commencement activities.

9:4
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1911-1961

Includes:

Dance cards, banquet menus, commencement invitations and programs, a class photo, and alumni reunion programs. Also, Civil Engineer Degree awarded June 14, 1911 (in Oversize Collections F4/D1)

9:5
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Centennial Book 19259:6
Employment Record 1911 June 29 – 1944 March 31

Scope and Content:

Documents were all packaged in an envelope from Office of Price Administration and remain in original reverse chronological order.

9:7
New York Public Service Commission 1913

Includes:

A book of structural specifications and office standards of New York Public Service Commission’s engineering department.

9:8
Draft Papers 1917 June 5 – 1917 August 610:1
Hatheway Lodge No. 869 1912-1919

Includes:

A membership card, by-laws, and encoded “instructor” pamphlets for blue lodges.

10:2
Holy Bible 1912

Scope and Content:

Bible presented to Connery by the Hatheway Lodge in 1912, front endpapers list some family birthdays.

10:3
Photographs 1908-1925 and undated

Includes:

Images of the Silver Strand, Bristol Bay, and portraits of two young men and the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard in 1908 (in Oversize Collections F4/D1)

10:4

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 Series IV: Casper and Blanche Connery Family Papers 1842-1956 and undated

Box-folder
Correspondence and Calling Cards 1842–1904 and undated10:5
Blanche Connery: Education 1893 April 5 – 1901 June 1410:6
James and Martha Miles 1912-1943

Includes:

Cemetery lots and funeral expenses for both James and Martha, and 1889 appointment of James Miles to Postmaster. Also, certificate appointing James Miles to Postmaster (in Oversize Collections F4/D1).

10:7
Newspaper Clippings 1907 June 21 – 1956 July 3 and undated

Includes:

Articles on Casper’s student activities, obituaries of friends and family, and the political career of George Crawford.

10:8
Miscellanea 1936 – 1942 and undated

Includes:

1936 Exposition season tickets with photo identification, a reproduction of 1881 phone listings, and a book of war rations. Also, Marriage Certificate 1917 April 30 (in Oversize Collections F4/D1).

10:9

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