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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 472 Collections and/or Records:

17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents

 Collection — Box 4
Identifier: 01-MSS 1948-003

19th c. Florida Letters

 Collection — box
Identifier: 01-MSS 1952-006
Scope and Contents Correspondence. This collection is comprised of various groups of letters about Florida, dating between 1837 and 1891 most of which deal primarily with land issues.
Dates: Created: 1835-1891

AAUW Florida Records

 Collection
Identifier: 01-MSS 2017-007
Scope and Contents Records of the American Association of University Women, Florida Division, including publications, reports, press clippings, directories, convention records, and Board of Directors records.
Dates: Created: 1982-2012; Other: Date acquired: 11/08/2017

Abraham Kurkindolle Allison Estate Testamentary

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: 01-MSS 1978-033
Scope and Contents A testamentary dated July 17, 1893, signed by Paul Thompson, County Judge, Gadsden County. The document appoints C.E.L. Allison and Elizabeth S. Allison as Executor and Executrix of Abraham Kurkindolle Allison's estate.
Dates: Created: 1893; Other: Majority of material found in July 17, 1893

Adams Brothers Store Ledger

 Collection — Oversize
Identifier: 01-MSS 2006-015
Scope and Contents While the Adams Brothers Store Ledger covers only a brief period of the existence of this business (1898-1899), it documents the operations of a late 19th and early 20th Century mercantile store in north Florida. It is significant to researchers studying North Florida's economic history during this period.
Dates: Created: 1898-1899

Adeline Wilkes Collection of Dr. Doris Clack Research Materials

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 01-MSS 2014-002
Abstract Research materials and correspondence used by FSU faculty member Adeline W. WIlkes in writing biographical materials about Dr. Doris Clack.
Dates: Created: 1975-1997; Other: Majority of material found in 1995-1997; Other: Date acquired: 02/14/2014

Alachua, Gadsden and Leon Counties Civil War papers

 Collection — Box 140: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1
Identifier: 01-MSS 1967-060
Scope and Contents These photocopies of Civil War papers include a letter from Bird B. Wright of Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, Virginia to his wife Amy R. Wright of Quincy Florida in Gadsden County. The letter dated September 21, 1862, informs her that he has been badly wounded while in combat near Sharpsburg, Maryland and gives instructions how to get to the place where he is and tells her that she or his brother should come to see him. Among other things, he tells her that his Captain was killed the same day he was wounded. Also included is a Certificate of Parole, Waldo, Alachua County, Florida, dated May 20, 1865 to J. A. Tompkins...Private of Co. B. 2nd Regiment, Florida Calvary, and a transmittal...
Dates: Created: 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/1967

Albert Waller Gilchrist Papers

 Collection — Box 148
Identifier: 01-MSS 1964-125
Scope and Contents The Gilchrist Papers are comprised of the official papers of Albert Waller Gilchrist, 20th Governor of Florida, as well as newspaper articles, military and state official documents, items pertaining to the naming of Gilchrist County, materials regarding educational institutions including Carolina Military Institute and West Point, personal correspondence, genealogical research, and papers pertaining to Gilchrist's estate and will.

Also known as MSS 0-125.
Dates: Created: 1876-1929

Alberte Spratt Sea of Cortez Illustrations

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-348
Scope and Contents 46 original drawings used as illustrations for Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck and Edward Ricketts, 1941.
Dates: Created: circa 1940; Other: Date acquired: 05/01/1968

Alec Rackowe Manuscripts

 Collection — Box 321
Identifier: MSS 71-103
Scope and Contents Alec Rackowe manuscripts for "The Slope of Love," "Summertime," and "Take Me to Hollywood." Also included in the collection are several letters from Rackowe's editor at The American Magazine.
Dates: November 21, 1953; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1971

Alexander Farnsley's love letters

 Collection — Box 146
Identifier: 01-MSS 1964-106
Scope and Contents Facsimile reproduction of letters written by Alexander Farnsley of Fernelea to Mary Elizabeth Thurman of Louisville, whom he always addressed as "Dear Bettie." The letters were written between 1856-1860 and reproduced on the occasion of the weddings of two of their great granddaughters, Sally Burrell Farnsley, married at Louisville, July 28, 1962, and Anne Peaslee Farnsley, married at Hamburg, Germany, August 5, 1962. The letters and notes of Alexander Farnsley were handwritten and, although reproduced, are in good condition, but the one letter written by Ms. Thurman to him and signed "Bettie" is only fairly legible. In the collection is a printed...
Dates: Created: 1856-1860; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1963

Allan and Gwen Reichert Thomas Armstrong Research Materials

 Collection — Box 1-2(unprocessed)
Identifier: 01-MSS 2014-009
Scope and Contents Local histories, genealogical research, printed agendas, and notes regarding the Thomas Armstrong Caldecott family.

Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.
Dates: Created: 2002-2010; Other: Date acquired: 12/10/2014

American Association of University Women (Tallahassee Chapter) Records

 Collection — Box 565A-568A
Identifier: 01-MSS 1990-024
Abstract Annual reports, committee files, correspondence, membership files, president's files, scrapbooks, photographs, yearbooks, and memorabilia.
Dates: Created: 1923-1972

Anaxagorean Literary Society Constitution and By-Laws

 Collection — Box 1729
Identifier: MSS 2001-05
Scope and Contents Pamphlet entitled "Constitution and by-laws of the Anaxagorean Literary Society, Tallahassee Florida, 1901." It bears the signature of A. A. Murphree, President of the West Florida Seminary at that time.
Dates: Created: 1901; Other: Majority of material found in 1901; Other: Date acquired: 04/04/2001

Andres Memoirs: 10 Acres and Freedom

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: 01-MSS 75-8
Scope and Contents Photocopy of memoir that tells about the two Andres brothers' family episodes following their answer to an advertisement "Ten acres and freedom" which offered property for sale in Florida, from their arrival in Fort McCoy, Florida, in the fall of 1914 and the years following. An index of persons in the memoirs is included in the collection, along with seven photographs.
Dates: Created: circa 1914; Other: Majority of material found in circa 1914

Ann Kirn Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 2011-0928
Scope and Contents The collection consists of books, with corresponding manuscripts, galleys and artwork related to each book. The books are accompanied by different versions of manuscripts, and both author's and editor's galleys, along with layout sketches and early drawings for each book.
Dates: Created: 1939-1974; Other: Date acquired: 09/09/2011

Anne Beauclerk Commonplace Book

 Collection — Commonplace book
Identifier: 01-MSS 88-4
Scope and Contents Commonplace book with gold tooling and metal clasps, with handwritten text in French and English.
Dates: Created: 1779

Annie Louise Blackwell Collection

 Collection — Box 302
Identifier: MSS 0-308
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the 174 page typescript draft with handwritten edits of The Men around Hurley, dating June 22 to July 2, 1931, by Annie Louise Blackwell.
Dates: Majority of material found in June 22-July 2, 1931; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1963

Ars Poetica

 Collection — Box 1816
Identifier: 01-MSS 2007-039
Scope and Contents This collection consists of copies of the Ars Poetica pamphlet with information pertaining to the Shaw collection. Subjects of the newsletters include recent acquisitions to the collection, humorous happenings, news related to poetry, and poetry by the author.
Dates: Created: October 1978-Spring 1985

Arthur and Mayce Seymour Collection

 Collection — Box 1079;OversizeFolders1-3
Identifier: 01-MSS 82-5
Scope and Contents The Arthur and Mayce Seymour Collection, in addition to containing correspondence between them, other family members, and friends, has articles written by the Seymours and many poems by Mayce. A major portion of the collection consists of photographs taken by the Seymours during their trips to India and China in the 1920s. Numerous paintings and sketches made by Mayce during these travels are also included.
Dates: Created: 1899-1965

Augustus B. Turnbull Papers

 Collection — Drawer 9
Identifier: 01-MSS 93-1
Scope and Contents This collection contains a variety of materials about the life and career of Augustus B. Turnbull III. Subjects covered by these materials include: Tallahassee, bicycling, conservation, land use, Lake Bradford, public opinion, schools, citizens, housing, drainage, sewers, traffic, Florida, Society of Civil Engineers, Council of Neighborhood Associations, parks and recreation, town meetings, transportation, Florida State University, Charles Joe Carter, and a White House luncheon menu. There are also a series of photographs: Switzerland, Augustus Turnbull, President John F. Kennedy, George Smathers, Marjorie Turnbull, and others. As well, there are 24 blueprints, showing geographical area in...
Dates: Created: 1971-1990

Autograph note from Lord Shelburne to Andrew Millar and clipping

 Collection — Autograph Box 3
Identifier: 01-MSS 1990-023
Scope and Contents Autograph note from Lord Shelburne to Mr. Andrew Millar, complimenting the "...two setts of Hume's History of England he sent him...", and asking "...to subscribe for a sett of that work of Mr. Adams..." It is signed "Bowood Park, June 21st." Bowood Park is in Calne, Wiltshire, England. The note is probably dated between 1761 and 1784 when he was called Lord Shelburne, and before he became Marquis of Lansdowne.

Also, it would have to be after the Hume publication of the first edition of the History of England in six volumes printed for A. Millar 1754-1762, and before the death of Millar in 1768. There is also a clipping with biographical information about Lord Shelburne.
Dates: Created: June 21

Autograph Note, Nathaniel Foster

 Collection — Thomas Percy Collection
Identifier: 01-MSS 96-26
Scope and Contents Handwritten note by Nathaniel Foster with a message written on the verso by Thomas Percy. There are three questions in Latin which constitute an examination given to Thomas Percy in 1756 "previous to the Archbishop's granting" a dispensation to Percy for the dual livings of Easton Mauduit and Wilby. The verso message by Percy is his holograph identification of the examination. The questions are: (1) Quibus potissimum argumentis probatur divina SS. Scripturanim auctoritas? (2) Quid est Ecclesia Catholica? (3) An bona Xnorum sint quoad jus et titulum communia?

Part of the Thomas Percy Collection, #33.
Dates: Created: ca. 1756; Other: Majority of material found in 18th century

Autographed pamphlet with photograph of front and back of Stradivarius violin, signed by Rubinoff

 Collection — Autograph Box 4
Identifier: 01-MSS 1990-037
Scope and Contents Autographed pamphlet in the shape of his Stradivarius violin, signed by Rubinoff, noted violinist, and inscribed to Dr. Campbell. The front and back covers have photographs of Rubinoff's violin. There are four leaves including the covers, and there is text and a photo of Rubinoff playing his violin in addition to the signature and inscription.
Dates: Created: undated

B. F. Hammond Civil War Letters

 Collection — Box 149: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3
Identifier: 01-MSS 1965-135
Scope and Contents Photostats of the Civil War letters by B.F. Hammond written during 1863 and 1864 from various camps in Virginia to members of his family in South Carolina. All letters were written on battlefields and contain vivid descriptions of "the bloody struggle." Also known as MSS 0-135.
Dates: Created: 1863-1864

Ballads of Thomas Cobbe

 Collection — Item 1
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-65
Scope and Contents Bound manuscript copy of Legends (After the Basque), containing nineteen "Tales of Faiƫry" written in the winter of 1877-1878 by Thomas Cobbe, adapted from Basque Legends by Wentworth Webster (1877). They comprise 224 pages with 20 original drawings by Janet Finlay Cobbe. The back cover is in poor condition with two of the metal corner pieces still attached. Manuscript pages are in excellent condition and the handwriting is legible.
Dates: Created: 1878; Other: Date acquired: 03/24/1958

Bank of Florida Letter

 Collection — Box 515
Identifier: MSS 0-13
Scope and Contents The three page letter, signed by E.G. Booth, secretary to D.S. Kennedy, Esq. of New York, gives a list of drafts drawn on several individuals and then the details of a bill of lading covering 41 bales of cotton, all being sent for discount. The postscript refers to the financial difficulties then existing in Florida banking circles.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1952; 1844

Barbara McCrimmon Research Collection

 Collection — Personal Papers
Identifier: 01-MSS 2001-01
Abstract Letters and research materials of Barbara McCrimmon, Florida State University alumna, mainly concerning her time spent drafting the biography of Dr. Richard Garnett.
Dates: Created: 1895 - 1993; Other: Majority of material found in 1975-1993; Other: Date acquired: 06/06/2011

Barbara Morrison Secretary of State war ballot scrapbook

 Collection — OS H.7: Series Series 12; Series Series 4; Series Series 6
Identifier: MSS 1-19
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of the Administration of the Official War Ballot in the Office of Secretary of State. A project done by Barbara Morrison, 'intern' in the Office of the Secretary of State. Subject is World War II absentee war ballots. It documents the administration of Public Law 712 (Federal) which provides for absentee voting by service personnel serving away from place of residence.
Dates: Other: November 7, 1942

Bartholomew Lynch Journal

 Collection — Box 152
Identifier: MSS 0-180
Scope and Contents Journal in manuscript kept by US Army Private Bartholomew M. Lynch, commanded by Lieutenant John Graham during the Florida War. Early entries document his training and travel from New York to Florida on board the "Southern liner called America." Includes an eyewitness description of the captive Seminole leader Osceola, dated May 2, 1837.

Pages one and two are missing; page three begins with an entry for October 3, 1836.
Dates: 1836-1839; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1954