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Guide to the John Tracy Gaffey Papers, 1884-1934
BANC MSS C-B 552  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: John Tracy Gaffey papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1884-1934
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 552
    Creator: Gaffey, John Tracy, 1859-
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Materials relate mainly to activities in the Democratic party; Los Angeles civic organizations, including the Free Harbor League and the Federated Tax Reduction Leagues of Los Angeles County; business interests in Los Angeles, Texas, and Mexico.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Tracy Gaffey papers, BANC MSS C-B 552, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The papers were purchased from Mrs. Margaret (Gaffey) Mel in February 1954.

    Scope and Content

    John Tracy Gaffey was born in Ireland in 1859. He came to San Francisco about 1867 and moved to Los Angeles in 1882. He served as collector of customs, supreme court clerk and member of the city council. He was also active in numerous civic and political organizations including the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, Federated Tax Reduction Leagues of Los Angeles County, and the Free Harbor League. His business interests included mining investments in Mexico, Texas oil, and real estate holdings.
    A key to arrangement follows.