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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 520 Collections and/or Records:

Dr. Samuel Gilbert Webber Letters

 Collection — Box 1729
Identifier: MSS 2002-2
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three letters written by Dr. Samuel Gilbert Webber to Nannie Sturtevant while he served as a naval surgeon aboard the Union ship USS Rhode Island. Typed transcriptions of the letters are included because the original holographs are difficult to read.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1863

Dr. Thomas M. Campbell Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2006-007
Abstract Manuscripts of Campbell's book, Masquerade Peace, and other publications. Includes his class materials.
Dates: Created: 1963-1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1970-1975; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/2006

Dry and Smith Papers

 Collection — Box 144
Identifier: MSS 0-98
Scope and Contents This collection consists of abstracts of the wills of Colonel Dry (1779), G. Benjamin Smith (1824), and his wife, Sarah Dry Smith (1824), who was the daughter of Colonel Dry. Also included in the collection is a letter from Smithville, North Carolina, dated June 22, 1826, pertaining to the wills.
Dates: Created: 1779-1826

Edna Hoffman Evans 'Sunstar and Pepper' manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-321
Scope and Contents Collection also includes galley proofs for the same title.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 07/06/1954

Edward and Marion Aitchison European Tour Diary

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2011-0606
Scope and Contents Diary of European Tour of Edward and Marion Aitchison, St. Petersburg, FL. Sailing Sept. 22, 1938 from New York City, aboard Hamburg-American Express for Hamburg, Germany. Returning Oct. 15, 1938 from Southampton, England aboard Nord Lloyd Liner Europa for New York City. Diary includes photographs of scenes in Berlin, Munich, London, and Paris.
Dates: Created: 1938

Edward Conradi Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1989-005
Scope and Contents The Edward Conradi Papers includes articles and clippings, bills and receipts, class notebooks from Indiana University and Clark University, correspondence, legal papers, lists, manuscripts, memorabilia, minutes of meetings, news clippings, publications by Conradi and others, photographs, reports, speeches and speech notes, rules and regulations, and statistical data documenting Conradi's Florida State College for Women (FSCW) presidency from 1909-1941, including his fight with the Florida Purity League in the late 1920s. The collection includes the typed, uncorrected notes on the history of FSCW as dictated to a student typist. It was from these notes that the material for the Memoirs of...
Dates: Created: 1897-1981; Other: Majority of material found in 1924-1944

Edward J. Gurney Correspondence

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 85-07
Scope and Contents This collection contains two typescript copies of a letter from U.S. Senator Edward J. Gurney to FSU Library Director N. Orwin Rush on the subject of Title II funding.
Dates: June 8, 1970

Edward M. Tidball Civil War Papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1965-245
Scope and Contents Photocopies of the papers of Edward M. Tidball include letters sent to him from the U.S. Navy Dept., Bureau of Ordnance & Hydrography, Washington, D.C. granting leaves of absence as a clerk in August 1859 & July 1860; a letter accepting his resignation March 6, 1861; letters from S.R. Mallory, Secretary of the Confederate Navy, appointing him as Chief Clerk March 13, 1861 &  April 30, 1862; receipt from Tidball for sale of his property March 15, 1865; the U.S. Presidential Proclamation of Amnesty & Pardon, May 29, 1865; a letter of August 29, 1865 from U.S. President Andrew Johnson granting Tidball full pardon for having taken part in the rebellion against the U.S.; and a...
Dates: Created: 1859-1865

Edwin Crusoe IV Poems

 Collection — Box 309
Identifier: MSS 0-319
Scope and Contents Xerox copies of printed poems and manuscripts, as follows: "A rotten day" (from The Human Voice Quarterly Vol. 3 No. 2&3, Spring/Fall 1967); Also from the same: "The Lonely Coast"; "Night Run", "Florida Tourest [sic]"; "Historia en Piedra"; "World Traveler"; "Black Voice"; "Relief Trip"; "The Unchangeable"; "Sky Fire"; "Going". Manuscripts of: "Hoot Night"; "Awe Light"; "Florida Wailing"; "Murmurings of the Moon"; "Coast Dreams"; "Dreams of Morning"; "I am";...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1967; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1967

Edwin L. Gibson daybook

 Collection — Box 148
Identifier: MSS 0-124
Scope and Contents This item is a day-by-day account of work done and/or activities in the area of Centerville, Alabama. The author is unknown, and it is poorly written and in poor condition. It provides a description of menial or slavish labor performed, such as picking corn, picking cotton and slaughtering pigs and beef. It is interesting only in that it furnishes an insight into how people lived and worked during the early 1800s.
Dates: Created: 1836-1838; Other: Date acquired: 01/09/1930

El Destino and Chemonie Plantation Papers

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 0-85
Scope and Contents The collection relates to the El Destino and Chemonie plantations located a short distance from Tallahassee, Florida. These papers consist of records and documents of the executors and administrators of the estate of William B. Nuttall. The materials discuss sale of cotton and other agricultural products, conveyance of land and slaves, as well as reports and accounts related to the estate. Some papers are signed by Mary W. Savage (Nuttall), Hector W. Braden and George Noble Jones. Digital Copies Available This collection is available digitially in ...
Dates: Created: 1822-1859; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1969

Emory and Henry College Essays

 Collection — Box 145
Identifier: MSS 0-101
Scope and Contents The eighteen papers in this collection are in manuscript with notations, "Composition" or "Essay," and are dated Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia. Sixteen are signed B. E. Atkins, one is signed Sarah S. Thompson, and one is signed W. G. Bryan. The essays are on a wide variety of topics such as government, slavery and industrial progress at the time.
Dates: Created: 1869-1873

Erasmus H. Tomlinson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2008-001
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials of the E.H. Tomlinson and Son Real Estate Company from 1893-1958. The series include client records, correspondence, day books, maps, blueprints, and scrapbooks. Contained in these series are family correspondence, financial records, legal documents, deeds, contracts, reports, photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and pamphlets. The collection documents the activities of the E.H. Tomlinson and Son Real Estate Company during the last decade of the Nineteenth Century and the first half of the Twentieth Century. The collection contains considerable business and family correspondence that gives a first hand account of Florida real estate...
Dates: Created: 1893-1958; Other: Majority of material found in 1906-1944

Erle M. Donaldson Letters

 Collection — Box 144
Identifier: MSS 85-20
Scope and Contents Two letters pertaining to the resignation of Erle M. Donaldson from his position as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia in September 1919.
Dates: 1919

Esther Frieden Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2014-003
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, minutes, and newspapers from her files documenting her work with Florida Common Cause during the 1970s and early 1980s.

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: 02/13/2014

Evelyn Rees Burt Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-40
Scope and Contents Genealogical materials, family and business papers and correspondence, pictures, tax and receipts, mortgages, a will, old newspapers and clippings. This collection pertains to the Rees, Schlemmer and Adicks families, and contains a wide variety of materials. There is a 16-page mimeographed genealogical outline compiled by Evelyn Rees Burt entitled "Our 'Rees' Family," as well as historical materials about Cedar Keys, Florida. There are biographical sketches in a 10-page family history compiled by Evelyn Rees Burt, December 1962 and May 1968, with photocopies of pictures of the home, hotel and burial plot of the Schlemmer family at Cedar Key. Memorials in the collection...
Dates: Created: 1866-1969; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1970

Evelyn Whitfield Henry Scrapbooks

 Collection — Scrapbooks 1 and 2
Identifier: MSS 1986-012
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two scrapbooks covering Tallahassee and Florida history for over a century, 1861-1961. The first scrapbook, "Chronology of Tallahassee and Florida History," consists of newspaper clippings and original documents including an aerial photograph of the Florida Capitol, the by-laws of the United Confederate Veterans, photographs of St. Johns Episcopal Church, and a pen and ink drawing of Wakulla Springs. The second scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and original documents such as inaugural programs. This second scrapbook deals with Florida governors, U.S. Presidents, and local Tallahassee history.
Dates: Created: 1861-1961

Everglades National Park Commission Papers

 Collection — Box 145
Identifier: MSS 1971-102
Scope and Contents The Everglades National Park Commission Papers are comprised of items dated from June to October in 1946. The first item is a four-page document entitled, "Official Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Everglades National Park Commission at the Lunsford Lodge on Windley Island, June 15, 1946." The second item is a four-page letter, dated July 19, 1946, "To the Property Owners Within the Everglades National Park Area," that gives a good history of the establishing of the park. The third item, dated July 19, 1946, is a list of names and addresses of the twenty-five "Members Appointed to the Everglades National Park Commission by Governor Millard F....
Dates: 1946; Other: Date acquired: 09/07/1971

Faber's Cedar Mill Collection

 Collection — Box 146
Identifier: MSS 1964-103
Scope and Contents Collection consists of two newspapers and three photos concerning the Faber's Cedar Mill at Cedar Key, FL. The issue of the New Orleans Journal of Commerce, January 29, 1887 and the issue of the Cedar Key Commercial, June 14, 1890, both contain articles relating to the Faber interests in Cedar Key and other industries along the Florida coast. Two pictures of Faber's Cedar Mill and one picture taken January 29, 1896.

Also known as MSS 0-103.
Dates: Created: 1887-1896; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1956

Facsimile of the first print of the Declaration of Independence

 Collection — Box 142
Identifier: MSS 0-84
Scope and Contents Published by the Williamsburg Virginia Gazette. This is a facsimile copy the exact size of the original. Distributed by the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce to delegates attending the National Editorial Association Convention in Virginia. The Virgina Gazette, July 26, 1776. No. 78. 4 pages
Dates: Other: July 26, 1776; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

Facsimile Pages From Rare Books

 Collection — Box 146
Identifier: MSS 1991-004
Scope and Contents Collection containing facsimile pages from rare books. One page is from the "Life of St. Dorothy" and the "Life of St. Brandon." The second page is written in Latin; source unknown. The third page appears to be from a historical narrative concerning an undetermined tribe of Indians. Each page has note they were purchased from Dawson's Book Shop in 1951.
Dates: Created: undated

Fairbanks Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-104
Scope and Contents Personal, business and family correspondence, books, business records (account books), and writing materials of George R. Fairbanks. This collection contains 1473 original material items, as well as 567 items which are copies of original materials. The collection contains biographical sketches of George Rainsford Fairbanks and his family history, his will, papers about personal matters, the Civil War, St. Augustine before and during the war, sale of slaves, photographs of Fairbanks, Charles Locke Beard, Charles Massey, and sketches of places such as a church in Palatka, Florida. There is a great deal of Civil War correspondence, including persons such as Senator David Levy Yulee and James...
Dates: Created: 1817-1942; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1966

Fallschase Development Reference Files

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2009-006
Scope and Contents The Fallschase Development Reference Files includes newspaper articles which documented the Fallschase development process; agreements and other legal materials; minutes from public meetings held in 2005 and 2006; Fallschase development proposals, maps/surveys of the land of the proposed Fallschase community; memorandums to and from the Board of County Commissions; correspondence to and from Robert Rackleff and other Leon County commissioners.
Dates: Created: 1974-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 2004-2007

Femina Perfecta Working Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1997-008
Scope and Contents Handwritten notes, correspondence, and programs relating to Femina Perfecta.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1997; Other: Accrual: 10/29/18

Fenton McArthur Prewitt Newspaper Collection

 Collection — Box 154
Identifier: MSS 0-208
Scope and Contents Collection includes newspaper clippings from Waldo and Plant City, Florida papers.
Dates: 1895-1933; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1968

Fenton McArthur Prewitt papers

 Collection — Box 155
Identifier: MSS 0-207
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection are related to the life and work of Fenton McArthur Prewitt. There is a fifty-page typescript entitled, "Chronological facts pertaining to the fifty years and after fifty years of the life of Fenton McArthur Prewitt, discussing his life, family genealogy, and career. There are a number of newspapers in the collection from the following cities in Florida: Tavares, Gainesville, Waldo, Starke, Jacksonville, Wauchula, Tampa, and Plant City. There are two holograph letters, dated March 14, 1897, and September 6, 1911, and one post card dated September 13, 1911. These include a clipping about yellow fever in Florida. A clipping from Gainesville's Daily Sun,...
Dates: 1895-1954; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1968

Flagler Enterprises Letters

 Collection — Box 146
Identifier: MSS 1964-107
Scope and Contents The two manuscript letters, dated 1893, are by George F. Miles, St. Augustine, Florida to Landford Fleming, Esq., C.M.G., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and refer to matters pertaining to Flagler enterprises. Mr. Miles at that time was general manager and director of the Florida Coast Line Canal and Transportation Company with headquarters at St. Augustine, and Mr. Fleming was a stockholder in the "Boston and Florida Land Company." In his letter of March 21, 1893, Mr. Miles expressed concern about the health of Mr. Fleming, and suggested that the delightful climate in Florida could be beneficial to him. About business matters, he wrote: "The country along our waterway is...
Dates: Created: 1893

Flagler Enterprises Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-108
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials related to the Florida East Coast Railway and other Flagler enterprises. The papers indicate that they maintained offices in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida. There are job descriptions, blueprints, plans, maps, and permission documents from various government officials to proceed with construction.There is also historical information, such as the corporate history of the Atlantic and East Coast Terminal Company. Within the documentation, there are change orders to provide separate waiting rooms for white and black customers in Jacksonville, Mayport, Orange City, East Palatka, Palm Beach, Rockledge, San Mateo, Stuart, Titusville, West Jupiter,...
Dates: Created: 1884-1917; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1972

Florida and Virginia Postcards

 Collection — Box 155
Identifier: MSS 1991-09
Scope and Contents Collection consists of four postcards. One, from 1908, shows Florida State Female College with a note to Mr. Thomas Burney from "Cousin Ruby" on the back. The other three were not used. They show Dodd Hall, Library, Florida State University; "Poplar Forest" Home of Thomas Jefferson, near Lynchburg, VA; and Robert Manning Strozier Library, FSU, Tallahassee, FL.
Dates: 1908-1960

Florida Archaeology Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 146
Identifier: MSS 1967-111
Scope and Contents The scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings, from 1928 through 1937, which are not arranged in chronological order, relating to Indian mounds and relics found in Florida. A label on the cover reads: "Archaeology, Ethnology, Indian Mounds." Also known as MSS 0-111
Dates: Created: 1928-1937; Other: Date acquired: 10/13/1967