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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 520 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection — Autograph Box 4
Identifier: 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 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: 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: 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: 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 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.



Online Copy Available

http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_MSS0180_B52a

Dates: 1836-1839; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1954

Bellamy-White Duel

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: MSS 0-17
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a three-page letter by Edwin Pugsley that gives some background on Senator William White and Abraham Bellamy, both of Monticello, Florida, principals of the duel, and a detailed description of the "English Duelling Pistols" chosen by them. Also, how Mr. Pugsley came into possession of the information about the historic duel and of the pistols.

The pistols, still in Mr. Pugsley's possession as of the writing of the letter in 1958, are illustrated in a little book Famous guns from famous collections by H. W. Bowman.

Dates: 1958; Other: Date acquired: 03/25/1958

Ben C. Willis Addresses and Article

 Collection — Box 1817
Identifier: MSS 2008-022
Scope and Contents

Addresses delivered by former Florida Circuit Judge Ben C. Willis and an article written by Willis for the Florida Heritage Foundation News and Views. These materials are useful to researchers studying Tallahassee life during the 1930s. According to Lee Willis, these addresses were probably given at the Exchange Club in Tallahassee, which met at the Cherokee Hotel until it closed.

Includes MSS 2008-021.

Dates: Created: 1972, 1986

Bertha N. Baldwin Letters

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: MSS 0-12
Scope and Contents This collection contains the letters written by Bertha Baldwin while overseas with the American Expeditionary Forces as a dietitian during World War I, 1914-1918. They are addressed to Miss Anna May Tracy, Florida State College for Women and Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Some letters are typed and some are manuscript, and were written from Paris, France, but two are written during her travels in the country. "The trip up the Marne" includes what she termed "My first trip east - Oct. 25 - from the Gare de l'Est." In this letter, she states that she traveled with the American Red Cross and "Bien Etre du Blesse," those who care for the...
Dates: Created: 1914-1918; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1936

Bertha Parker Watkins certificate

 Collection — Map case Box 03
Identifier: MSS 0-354
Scope and Contents

Certification that Bertha Parker Watkins, niece of Benjamin Blount, is elected member of Olustee Chapter of the Florida Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. January 27, 1922.

Dates: Other: January 27, 1922

Bertie Badger Moyers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1987-005
Scope and Contents

The collection includes stories, serial rights, radio rights and scripts, and lyrics written by Bertie Badger Moyers. The radio and serial rights and scripts form the bulk of the collection and date from the early 1920s. Also included, is one book entitled Motion Picture Studio Directory and Trade Annual, in which there is an entry for Ms. Moyers on page 324.

Dates: Created: 1916-1964

Bertram Hylton Davis Letters

 Collection — Box 142
Identifier: MSS 82-10
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters from literary people received when Professor Davis was chairing the English Department Lecture Committee in 1977-1978. Included is the full correspondence with Reed Whittemore. Other correspondents include: Saul Bellow, Frederick Crews, E. L. Doctorow, Tom Stoppard, and Paul Antony Tanner. There are also memos of Bertram Davis and lecture space reservation materials.

Dates: Created: 1977-1978

Betty Wood McNabb Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2001-02
Scope and Contents This collection of memorabilia of Betty Wood McNabb's career and life consists of scrapbooks, appointment books, articles, and 2 framed, boxed collections of objects such as medals, pins, charms, and other items. Scrapbooks, dated from 1950-1989 with photos of family, friends, cats, dogs, airplanes, and boats; correspondence from friends and family, including letters, postcards, Christmas, birthday, anniversary, get well, and thank you cards; newspaper articles written by her; and certificates of recognition and awards she received.Newspapers McNabb contributed to included: Albany Herald 1951-61; Albany Journal 1958-70; Atlanta Constitution 1962; Boston Globe 1990; Chicago...
Dates: Created: 1950-1989

Biography of J.T. Bernard

 Collection — Box 1729
Identifier: MSS 2001-09
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a three page handwritten biography of J.T. Bernard (born August 20, 1829-died 1909).

Dates: undated

Bird and Ulmer Papers

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 1964-020
Scope and Contents

The Bird and Ulmer papers consist of photocopies of correspondence, land deeds, tax papers, political and other speeches, resolutions, and papers pertaining to church, lodges, last will, accounts of executors of estates, reports of estate, division of land, and division of slaves with values assigned. These papers pertain chiefly to the plantations of Bunker Hill, Nacossa, and Freelawn, which flourished before the Civil War. The majority of the papers are dated from the 1850s through the late 1800s, although a handful are from the 1920s.

Also known as MSS 0-20.

Dates: Created: 1851-1922; Other: Date acquired: 10/30/1964

Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Community Service Executives Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1976-019
Abstract

This collection includes the proceedings of the annual Blue Ridge Institute, presentations that were not part of the proceedings but were presented at the Institute, programs, invitations, invitation lists, correspondence, background material, photographs and various related materials, including audio tapes and video tapes.

Dates: Created: 1927-2006

Bob Graham Letter

 Collection — Box 148
Identifier: MSS 1981-003
Scope and Contents

Typescript letter, dated June 17, 1981, signed by Bob Graham in which he thanks Mrs. Opal M. Free of the FSU Library for gathering materials for a 2nd Annual history dinner.

Also known as MSS 0-303.

Dates: Created: June 17, 1981

Bob Taggart papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 89-2
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiographical sketch of Bob Taggart, addressed to "My Dear Jerry." Contains reminiscences of Florida during the 1920s and his acquaintance with Jerry Willams Carter. Letter also covers his life in Texas as a boy and his many adventures throughout his varied careers as a telegraph operator, sailor, soldier, farmer and salesman. Taggart also goes in depth about his experiences serving in both World Wars. 61 pages.

Dates: Other: February 20, 1948

British East, West and Territorial Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi Miscellaneous documents, letters, etc.

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 0-33
Scope and Contents Documents in manuscript and three printed forms filled out in manuscript originating in British East and West Florida, Territorial Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi, dating from 1773 to 1868. Included in this collection are materials related to territorial Florida, William Garesche, Hermitage, Tennessee, silk and silkworms, biographical materials about Andrew Jackson, British West Florida, John Stephenson, Robert Farmar Esq. and his estate, Edmund Rush Wegg, Rev. William Gordon of Mobile, King George III, Peter Chester (Governor of British West Florida), British East Florida, debt, court orders, William Drayton (Chief Justice for British East...
Dates: Created: 1773-1868

Bruce Means Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2018-004
Scope and Contents

Eight-millimeter films documenting the travels of the Means family through North America and Europe.



Online Copies Available

http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu:meanspapers

Dates: Created: 1941-1965; Other: Date acquired: 07/06/2018

Brumby Family Papers

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 1976-008
Scope and Contents The Brumby Family Papers consist of newspaper clippings, biographies, and a diary related to the Brumby Family as well as information on the Brumby Rocker, a rocking chair produced by the Brumby Chair Company. The diary entitled, "Diary of Our Florida Trip From Marietta, GA" covers a camping trip of the Family by mule drawn wagon through Florida in the Winter of 1884-85. There are four newspaper clippings about James R. Brumby, Jr. dated 1917-1921 and a copy of an editorial about him dated 1929. A biography of "My Brother Jim," about James R. Brumby, Jr., which was written by his sister Isabel Brumby Patton. Also included in the papers is an information...
Dates: Created: 1882-1949

Buffalo Convention Fourth Division U.S.R.M.S.M.B.A. Letter

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 0-39
Scope and Contents

Photographic copy of manuscript circular letter by A.E. Mansfield, vice president, Fourth Division, United States Railway Mail Service Mutual Benefit Association (U.S.R.M.S.M.B.A.), Charleston, S.C., June 1, 1884, to members of the Fourth Division.

Dates: Created: June 1, 1884

Burton Van Deusen Circus Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2011-0321
Scope and Contents

Immigration and naturalization documents for circus performers, postcards, circus posters and broadsides, clothing, stilts, and related materials documenting circus performances.

Dates: Created: 1954-1984; Other: Date acquired: 03/21/2011

California Poetry in the Schools Program Collection (Shaw Collection addition)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2011-0701
Scope and Contents

1 folder of California Poetry in the Schools (CPIT) Newsletters, 1 folder of correspondence related to orders of CPIT poetry anthologies with lists of items purchased for the Shaw Collection.

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: Other: Date acquired: 07/01/2011

Captain Hugh Black Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1964-022
Scope and Contents The papers include letters and one diary written during the Civil War (1863-1864) by Black to his wife, Mary Ann Black, from various places in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia and contain descriptions of army life and of the battlefields. There is also a series of letters and accounts (1901-1913) between Black and a Tallahassee merchant, Julius Diamond, two land deeds (1857-1858) relating to land of the Forbes' Purchases, and a letter to Black from J.B. Whitfield, Treasurer of the State of Florida and later a Supreme Court Justice. Additional materials consist of correspondence between Captain Hugh Black and his family between 1862-1864, as well as 2 photographs of...
Dates: Created: 1840-1913; Other: Date acquired: 01/30/1964

Captain J.L. Inglis Diary

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 1964-146
Scope and Contents

Phototcopy of Captain J.L. Inglis' Civil War Diary (1861-1864).

Also known as MSS 0-146

Dates: Created: 1861-1864

Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 0-251
Scope and Contents This item is a letter from Captain John Rogers Vinton at Fort New Smyrna, Florida and dated 1840. Addressed to his mother, it was written on his birthday and he wrote: "Since my last birthday, another year has passed over my head, and brought me to that period when it is my wont to make a retrospect of the past and pour out my thoughts to you. It has been a year of exile from civilized life - but not altogether profitless, and by no means an unhappy one..." His letter is highly religious and rather contradictory, as he wrote of having found "in the wilderness of Florida" many things pleasing to him. As Captain Vinton was at Fort Mellon and Fort Taylor in 1837 and...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in June 20, 1840; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/1951

Captain Joseph A. Davison Papers

 Collection — Box 142
Identifier: MSS 0-83
Abstract

A collection of Civil War documents which are examples of efficiently organized military records. The papers contain many names of officers, non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates, Captain J. A. Davison Papers - Civil War 1863

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1863; Other: Date acquired: 08/16/1965

Captain William Henry Chase Letter

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 0-54
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from Captain William H. Chase of Pensacola, Florida, to Lieutenant A. H. Bowman, an Army Engineer, directing Bowman to make a survey of the Pensacola area to find a shorter navigation route. A partial transcript of the letter is also available.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in January 25, 1829; Other: Date acquired: 02/06/1962