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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 520 Collections and/or Records:

Carlton J. Corliss Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 79-1
Abstract

The collection includes correspondence, publications, service records, diaries, memorabilia, articles, research notes, speeches, genealogical information, photographs, and scrapbooks created or collected by Carlton J. Corliss. The majority of the papers are related to railroads, various railway companies that Corliss worked for, and publications about railroads. Topics include the Florida East Coast Railway, the Illinois Central Railroad Company, the Association of American Railroads, Abraham Lincoln, Florida, public relations, and his book, MAIN LINE OF MID-AMERICA. The collection also includes some writings of Robert S. Chilton from his service in the State Department.

Dates: Created: 1859-1978

Carter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-269
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two documents, one a sales contract in Old German, and the other an executory contract in the Danish language. The sales contract is a manuscript document in Old German script on parchment, dated Altona, Germany, November 25, 1782, and signed by the Provisor of the Town Church, Holy Spirit Church. The contract is between the Holy Spirit Church and Mrs. Sophia Hedwig Witt, whereby she purchased the rights to certain burial grounds in the Church Cemetery of Altona, with the right to build a burial vault for up to 46 bodies. The other document is an executory contract written in the Danish language and dated Copenhagen, Denmark, November 10,...
Dates: Created: 1782-1841

Catherine Fitzgerald Parramore gift

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-200
Scope and Contents

Collection includes letters with holograph poems, one of which was by Ernest Dowson. Newspaper clippings, newsletters and two pictures - one of Governor John W. Martin and one of Major John W. Tench.

Dates: Created: 1835-1933; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/1969

Chandler Holmes Smith Papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1964-231
Scope and Contents Business records and correspondence of Colonel Chandler Holmes Smith, including: personal letters from his wife, children and other relatives; applications addressed to Colonel Smith as Trustee of the Florida State Agricultural College by Lancelot W. Andrews, Ph. D., Cambridge, Mass., for "professorship in chemistry," and by H. N. Felkel, Tallahassee, Florida, "for the chair of English Literature and Elocution"; letters from W. N. Gordon and Co., Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, Savannah, Ga., Warren and Axson, Commission Merchants, Savannah, Fred H. Hill, Wholesale Grocer, Savannah, Banking House of A. P. Wright and Co., Thomasville, Ga., M. J. Boughton, S. A. Pattison, Daniel...
Dates: Created: 1844-1886

Charles Haire autograph document

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 0-134
Scope and Contents

This letter is a power of attorney in manuscript signed by Charles Haire of Tallahassee, Florida, to Leslie A. Thompson, also of Tallahassee, dated 1836, and empowering Thompson to act for in "in all premises."

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1836; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/1958

Cinema Corporation of America Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2004-008
Abstract

The Cinema Corporation of America Collection documents the history of this film distribution company, and American producer and director Cecil B. DeMille's role in its founding.

Dates: Created: 1925-1981; Other: Majority of material found in 1925-1932

Cinema Promotional Materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 76-18
Scope and Contents

This collection contains cinema promotional materials in various formats, including press books, 33 1/3 and 45 records, cassette tapes of radio commercials and video tapes.

Each press book contains advertising material for the promotion of a particular film such as stories about the stars or production of the movie, actual layouts of various sizes, campaign plans, and related information. In size, the press books vary from a single page or sheet to a booklet of a dozen or more pages. Some contain various enclosures such as pictures and additional ad sheets.

The records consist of 33 1/3's and 45's which may contain several radio commercials of various lengths.

Dates: Created: 1957-1976; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1976

Circus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2012-1102
Scope and Contents

Posters and promotional materials.

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: 1794-1980; Other: Date acquired: 11/02/2012

Citizens Mutual Insurance Account Books

 Collection — Wrapped Volume: Shares space with other collections.
Identifier: MSS 2011-0519b

Civil War broadside

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 91-2
Scope and Contents

This item is a notice of authorization to receive into military service of the Confederate States, companies, battalions, or regiments within the territorial limits of Northwest Florida between the Suwannee and Choctawhatchee Rivers and 21 counties (listed) of Southern Georgia. The notice is signed by Howell Cobb, Brigadier General, Commanding District. The item is a printed page, approximately 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, entitled: Head Quarters, District of Middle Florida, Quincy, January 28, 1863.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in January 28, 1863

Civil War papers of East Florida

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 0-58
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the Civil War in East Florida. There are letters, orders, requisitions, receipts, and other papers related to the Civil War, dating 1856-1864.

The correspondence consists of 50 letters related to various officers and the following subjects: leather for government use, fodder and horses, cotton, food stores, military supplies and transportation, teamsters, mail routes, freight, Lake City, Waldo, Palatka, Gainesville, Brandon, Micanopy, Orange Springs, Archer, Camp Milton, Sanderson, Crystal River, Clay Landing, Tampa, Baldwin, and Silver Springs.

Dates: Created: 1856-1864; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1961

Civil War papers- Various Army Camps- North Carolina, Virginia and Illinois

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 0-61
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Civil War letters and applications for leave of absence, all in manuscript. The first letter is from C. M. Blount, 1st Lieutenant Company B 26th Georgia Regiment, to Colonel R. H. Chilton, dated January 22, 1864, and consists of a request for leave. E. M. Blount, 26th Georgia Regiment, Camp near Smoketown, dated November 13, 1862, is a request for leave, sending him to McIntosh County, Georgia. The next letter is from H. B. Dobyns, Barrack 79, Rock Island, Illinois, to his sister, dated 1864, in which he requests clothing. Another letter is from W. L. Jones, 48 Regiment North Carolina Troops, Camp Mangum near Raleigh, dated 1862, in which he writes to his...
Dates: Created: 1861-1865

Civil War Papers - Various Locations

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 0-62
Abstract

Xerox copies of original manuscripts brought in by student John Thomson, Coral Gables, Dade County, Florida. Received by Florida State Universtiy Library September, 1964.

Dates: Created: 1861-1864; Other: Date acquired: 09/23/1964

Clara Rider Hayden Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1-06
Scope and Contents

Typescript drafts and publications by Clara Rider Hayden, including book reviews, articles, speeches, plays, and other works.

Dates: Created: 1922-1939

Clarence W. Edney Typescript

 Collection — Box 145
Identifier: MSS 1989-011
Scope and Contents

Typescript for book, Planning, Decision-Making, Problem Solving, An Introductory Guide by former Florida State University School of Communications Dean Clarence W. Edney.

Dates: Created: 1972; Other: Date received by Library 1/26/1989

Claribel Jett collection of certificates

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 80-06
Scope and Contents

This collection contains three certificates. One is an admittance to the bar for James Henry Millican, dated February 8, 1943, Tallahassee, Florida. Another is a membership certificate for the American Legion for J. A. Grant, dated April 1, 1943. The final certificate is a membership certificate for the Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for Sylvester Alphonso Grant, dated March 11, 1924, Jacksonville, Florida.

Dates: Created: 1924, 1943

Claude Kirk Letter

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 85-04
Scope and Contents

A letter from then Florida Governor Claude Kirk inviting N. Orwin Rush to participate at a statewide Conference on Historical Development at Florida State University on March 29, 1968.

Dates: 1968-03-18

Clement Acton Griscom Papers

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 1988-009
Scope and Contents

These papers include a letter from Clement Acton Griscom to his son Lloyd, who served as a foreign diplomat to Japan in the early 1900s. Also included is a small Christmas gift card signed "From Bronson Winthrop," and a small envelope addressed to Col. Lloyd Griscom, care of Miss Griscom, Water Oak Plantation, Tallahassee, Florida. The fourth item in the collection is a letter from G. Leslie Isaac to "Col. Griscom" at Luna Plantation, Tallahassee, concerning a trip to a fair and a car purchase. Includes MSS 0-304.

Dates: Created: 1904, 1940

Cleo Rainwater Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 90-4
Scope and Contents

Collection includes manuscripts, galley proofs and teaching guides from two of Ms. Rainwater's publications as well as correspondence regarding their publication.

Dates: Created: 1949-1962

Clifton Paisley Collection

 Collection — Box 153
Identifier: MSS 0-198
Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials about Clifton Paisley's book, 'From Cotton to Quail.' Besides the manuscript with many holograph notes by the author, there are many pictures. Most were made by Paisley and are identified by labels, listing keys and a numbered bibliography. Other sources are described in a five page letter to Mrs. Judy Goffman, Editorial Assistant at the University of Florida Press in Gainesville, Florida.

Dates: 1915-1968; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1969

Sue Clifton Collection on Emmett Till

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2019-002
Content Description

Audiovisual recordings and still images created by Clifton during visits to sites in Mississippi significant to the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till.



Online Content Available

https://www.diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu:tillcliftoncollection

Dates: February 2017

Colonel William Morrison Robinson Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 86-20
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials related to the military career and history of Colonel William Morrison Robinson, Jr. Much of the material deals with research and preparation for his books, The Confederate privateers, and Justice in Grey, a history of the judicial system of the Confederate States. Subjects covered by this collection include: American Legal History Society, Harvard University Press, segregation and integration, Confederate commerce, Confederate courts, Colonial national monument in Yorktown, Virginia, Georgia railroads, privateering, Cape Canaveral history, Civil War commanders, Gustavus Woods, Dr. Jonathan J. Jones, fluoridation in Quincy, Florida, Civil War...
Dates: Created: 1854-1965

Colonel William Morrison Robinson Jr. pictures

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 0-275
Scope and Contents Photocopies of pictures of uniforms and their ornaments of the C. S. Navy (1861-1865). The eight plats show pictures of the following: 1. Uniforms of Officers - Flag Officer, Captain, Lieutenant, Surgeon, Commander, Passed-Midshipman, Chief Engineer, Master, Purser, Chaplain, Commanders Secretary, Midshipman. 2. Ornaments of Caps of Officers - Flag Officer, Captain, Commander, Lieutenant, Master, Passed Midshipman, Surgeon of over 12 years, Surgeon of under 12 years, Pass't. Ass't. Surgeon, Ass't. Surgeon. 3. Buttons: Large, Medium, Small. 4. Shoulder Straps of Officers - Flag Officers, Captains, Commanders, Lieutenants, Master, Passed Midshipman, Surgeon of over 12 years, Surgeon...
Dates: Created: 1861-1865

Colonel William Robinson Books and Newspaper Clippings on the Confederate Navy

 Collection
Identifier: 01-##0s0
Abstract

Books and newspaper clippings collected by Col. William Robinson relating to the Confederate Navy.

Dates: Other: Dummy Date

Columbia County letter

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 0-68
Scope and Contents

This item is a letter in manuscript by A. J. T. Wright, Alligator, October 22, 1855, to Mr. T. W. Brevard, Comptroller, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, informing him that the vacancy in the Tax Collector office was occasioned by the resignation of William A. Sheffield, and not by his death. Attached to the letter is this note: "Lake City, known as Alligator before 1859, because of its proximity to an Indian village ruled by a Seminole chief of that name..."

Dates: Other: October 22,1855

Confederate Money

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 1965-072
Scope and Contents

Collection of Confederate and pre-Confederate bank notes of various dates 1835-1864 from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also known as MSS 0-72

Dates: Created: 1835-1864

Confederate States Tax Collector's Receipt

 Item — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 0-74
Scope and Contents

Item is a Confederate States Tax Collector's Receipt dated December 7, 1864 for the amount of $13,746.20 in Montgomery, North Carolina.

Dates: December 7, 1864

Cora Cheney Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-317
Scope and Contents

Collection includes original manuscripts of Cheney's work with her edits, book jackets and illustrations from the publications and book galleys. One manuscript is accompanied with a letter from Cheney and a newspaper clipping about her and her family.

Dates: 1957-1961; Other: Date acquired: 05/24/1961

Cornelius Curtis Letter to Secretary of the Navy

 Collection — Box 142
Identifier: MSS 1958-081
Scope and Contents

Holograph letter by Cornelius Curtis to "Hon. Gideon Wells," Secretary of the Navy (1863) concerning acts practiced by civil employees of the government in regard to captured Confederate vessels in Florida. Also known as MSS 0-81.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1863; Other: Date acquired: 04/29/1958

Cromartie Land Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2017-001
Scope and Contents

Documentation of the land holdings of Alexander Cromartie (1807-1870) of Leon County, Florida.  Includes an 1868 manuscript land indenture transferring two parcels of land to Cromartie's son, Alexander G. Cromartie; and an 1870 map by surveyor W. L. Robeson, detailing the division of Cromartie's 978 acres near Lake Iamonia after his death.

Dates: Created: 1868, 1870; Other: Date acquired: 03/12/2016