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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 520 Collections and/or Records:

Florida business letterhead collection

 Collection — Box 146
Identifier: MSS 1-09
Scope and Contents This collection contains a selection of business letters that serve as examples of early business letterheads from various places in Florida. They are quite elaborate and contain pictures, maps and extensive advertising. They are from different towns and cities in Florida and date from 1879-1896. The letters are mostly to W.D. Bloxham and W.D. Barnes, both comptrollers for the state of Florida. Barnes was comptroller from 1881-1890 and Bloxham from 1890-1897. The letters concern the following Florida towns: Elleville, Brooklyn, Jacksonville, Apalachicola, Deland, Bluff Springs, Key West, Arcadia, Bronson, Wewahitchka, Grove Park, Starke, Pensacola, Lake City, Sumterville,...
Dates: Created: 1879-1896

Florida Commission World's Fair Promotional Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2016-004
Scope and Contents Press releases, correspondence, and promotional publications issued by the Florida Commissions for the World's Fairs of 1933 (Chicago) and 1939 (New York City).
Dates: Created: 1931-1939

Florida County and City Histories

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1992-024
Scope and Contents The materials included in this collection appear to be class papers done by students at the Florida State College for Women around 1922. Among the counties covered are Alachua, Clermont Lake, Manatee, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwanee, Taylor, Walton, Jefferson, Lake, Osceola, Washington, Columbia, and Dade Counties. Among the cities covered are Miami, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Madison, Orlando, Wildwood, Live Oak, De Funiak Springs, Monticello, and West Palm Beach.
Dates: Created: 1922

Florida Diocese of the Episcopal Church

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1971-104
Scope and Contents Correspondence, financial records of Florida churches and missions, and additional enclosures.
Dates: Created: 1922-1945

Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1985-019
Scope and Contents The Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. collection consists of materials, dated 1954 to 1964, including correspondence, bulletins, by-laws, flyers, scrapbooks, minutes of meetings, and other records of this organization. Also included within the collection are items related to the Tallahassee Business and Professional Women's Club and the International Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs.
Dates: Created: 1954-1964

Florida Fish and Fishing Galley Proof and Manuscript

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-325
Scope and Contents Galley proof of Phil Francis's Florida Fish and Fishing, New York, Macmillan 1955. SH483 .F7
Dates: Majority of material found in 1955

Florida Home Economics Association Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2005-017
Abstract Correspondence, financial records, membership records, meeting minutes, publications, and reports kept by Florida State College for Women faculty active in the Florida Home Economics Association.
Dates: Created: 1918-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1938-1945

Florida Letters

 Collection — Box 152
Identifier: MSS 0-172
Scope and Contents Photocopies of letters: Frank Clark to Senator Frank W. Sams, (1920) Soliciting his support as candidate for United States Senator from Florida. Letter from J. I. Dickison, Adjutant General, Tallahassee, (May 14, 1879) to Colonel F. W. Sams, New Smyrna, enclosing commission as Lieut-Colonel in state militia. Letter from H. M. Flagler, Palm Beach, Fl, (Jan. 2, 1905) to Hon. Frank W. Sams, enclosing check for $250 as his contribution to aid in building the proposed shell road between New Smyrna and Daytona. From S. H. Wienges, Clerk Circuit Court, Gainesville, Alachua County, (May 24, 1917) to Mr. F. M. Sams...
Dates: Created: 1846-1920

Florida Peace Officers School Collection

 Collection — Box 1813
Identifier: MSS 2006-006
Scope and Contents The Florida Peace Officers School Collection documents a law enforcement instructional program held at Camp Foster in 1934. It contains addresses delivered by State Attorney and Manatee County local historian Dewey Dye, Vernon Hawthorne, State Attorney of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida; Fred H. Davis, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, and Cary D. Landis, Florida Attorney General, on such topics as the cost of crime, martial law, crime detection, and the powers and duties of peace officers under Florida law; an example of a felony report used for training purposes, and a reprint of an article about the work of state police. The collection is significant to researchers...
Dates: Created: 1934

Florida postcard collection

 Collection — Box 1729
Identifier: MSS 2000-08
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four postcards related to Tallahassee and Florida State University history. One card is of the John Ringling Mansion in Sarasota, Florida, postmarked 1952. One is a greeting card from Florida State University in Tallahassee, postmarked 1953. One is of the Tomb of Prince and Princess Murat in Tallahassee, postmarked 1954. The last card is of Trinity Methodist Church in Tallahassee, postmarked 1953.
Dates: Created: 1952-1954; Other: Date acquired: 00/12/1999

Florida Postcards

 Collection — Box 1801
Identifier: MSS 2003-1
Scope and Contents Collection of postcards from sites around Florida. Some have been stamped and sent, others are blank.
Dates: 1907-1963

Florida Promotional and Historical Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1967-113
Scope and Contents Advertisements for land, goods, and services in Florida. Specific locations include Duval, Flagler, Leon, Manatee, Marion, and Putnam Counties. Also known as MSS 0-113

Online Copies Available Majority of materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
Dates: Created: 1838-1912; Other: Date acquired: 10/04/1954

Florida Railroad Company Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1968-115
Scope and Contents The Florida Railroad Company Papers document the early history of this company during its period of construction from Fernandina to Cedar Key, FL., and includes articles of agreement, articles of copartnership, deeds, and a resolution. It is significant to researchers studying the history of Florida's 19th Century railroads. The collection consists of 8 manuscript documents signed by various officials: the charter of the company, certificates of agreements for financing and constructing the railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key; David L. Yulee was president, Joseph Finegan & Co. were to build and equip the railroad with certain cars; papers also include land deeds along the...
Dates: Created: 1855-1860; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1968

Florida Union leaflet

 Collection — Box 146
Identifier: MSS 0-114
Scope and Contents Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. Leaflet was purchased for $22.50 from Robert K. Black, Book Dealer. The printed leaflet "extoling virtues of emigration to Florida," covers: Jacksonville, Lawyers and Doctors, Mechanics, Laborers. Provisions, Land, Farming, Immigrants, School Facilities, Communication, Speculators, and Climate. There are also some interesting advertisements.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1867; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1961

Florida voting registrations

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 90-33
Scope and Contents These papers contain early Florida county voting registration data for primary and general elections from 1914 to 1962. They were used in connection with a voting study done by Elston Roady and Annie Mary Hartsfield of the Florida State University Institute for Social Research. There are 46 individual county lists of numbers of Florida registered voters and 18 county summary lists of numbers of registered voters.
Dates: Created: 1914-1962

Fort Gilliland - The Territory of Florida

 Collection — Box 147
Identifier: MSS 0-119
Scope and Contents Photocopy of receipt from Fort Gilliland, Newnansville, Alachua County, Florida, April 1, 1838 to a Dr. Isaac Garrarone. The receipt is in reference to the hiring of a wagon team and driver to transport goods between forts for the 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment in operation against the Seminole Indians from April 1 to September 1, 1838.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1965

Fort Micanopy - a petition

 Collection — Box 147
Identifier: MSS 0-120
Scope and Contents Petition dated Fort Micanopy, East Florida, April 5, 1840, and addressed to Joel R. Poinsett, Secretary of War, Washington City, D.C. The petition prays that James Child of Alachua County, Florida be appointed as 2nd Lieutenant in a Regiment of the United States Military "now serving in Florida." The petition sets forth Child's qualifications, and bears the signature of Captain William Whistler, Captain B.S.V. Bonneville, Adjutant General, R. C. Gatlin, J. S. Saunders, 2nd Lieutenant, S. B. Gannette, 2nd Lieutenant, and Charles W. Dougwell, Surgeon, United States of America.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in April 5, 1840; Other: Date acquired: 06/21/1955

Fort Taylor Corps of Engineers payroll

 Collection — Map_case MSS 1964-121
Identifier: MSS 1964-121
Scope and Contents Payroll of a Corps of Engineers in service at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida. Complete in detail and shows 278 signatures of members of the Corps who acknowledged having received the amounts listed from Captain Walter McFarland.

Also known as MSS 0-121.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1864; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1957

Framed Fox and the Grapes Seychelles Lace

 Collection — framed item
Identifier: MSS 2015-001
Scope and Contents 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: 02/01/2015

Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass Memoirs

 Collection — Box 144
Identifier: MSS 1978-058
Scope and Contents A bound photocopy of the handwritten memoirs of Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass, daughter of Governor Thomas Brown of Florida. On the first page appears the following note: "MEMOIRS OF FRANCES ELIZABETH BROWN DOUGLASS These memoirs of Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass, wife of Samuel James Douglass and daughter of Thomas Brown, were written at the request of her family. She began these writings in 1894 when she was about 77 years old, and passed away in 1905 at the age of 87. March 15, 1966. Signed: Sarah E. Henderson, Mrs. John Ward Henderson, Jr. This copy is contributed to the Florida State University Library by Mrs. Sarah Everett Lewis...
Dates: Created: 1894-1905; Other: Date acquired: 03/15/1966

Frances Field Haynes War Ration Books

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 86-14
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two 1942 war ration books, issued by the United States of America, and belonging to Ms. Frances F. Haynes. A physical description of Haynes is recorded as identification.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1942

Francis Eppes Letter

 Collection — Box 145
Identifier: MSS 1984-011
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Francis Eppes to Reverend John Woart of Swedesboro, New Jersey. The letter, dated July 25, 1838, is an invitation to take charge of St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida. A transcription of the letter is included with the original MSS.
Dates: Created: 1838

Francois Bucher Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-010
Scope and Contents Professional and personal papers of Francois Bucher (1927-1999), professor of Art History (1978-1996), including correspondence, instructional materials, artwork, research materials, and scholarly works. Significant correspondents include William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Paul Sharits, and Kurt Vonnegut. The collection includes works by Sinclair Beiles, Bucher and Burroughs. Subjects include Bucher's academic career at University of Minnesota, Yale University, Brown University, State University of New York-Binghamton, and Florida State University; Junction B and the Nautilus Foundation in Lloyd, Florida; and Bucher's novel Ein Strahlendes End (...
Dates: Created: 1300, 1565, 1880-1996; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2014

Frank Douglas Moor Collection

 Collection — 1 Folder: Shares space with other collections
Identifier: MSS 77-11
Scope and Contents The Frank D. Moor collection contains records of business and service organizations in Tallahassee with which he was associated, as well as papers of his father, Dr. W. L. Moor. Subjects covered by this collection include: Alford Chevrolet Company, Big Bend Development Corporation, Farson, Son & Company Investment Broker, Georgia Pine Railroad Company, Bainbridge, Georgia, Tallahassee, Florida, Governor's Mansion Advisory Committee, Internal Revenue Service, Margaret M. Datson, F. Clifton Moor, Margaret H. Moor, C. B. Gwynn, Maimie W. Gwynn, George H. Gwynn, Jennie P. Gwynn, Leon County, Leon Improvement Company, Leon Taxpayers Protective Association, Moor Brothers, Southern Telephone...
Dates: Created: 1884-1965

Frank Hatheway Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-137
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a diary of G. Frank Hatheway regarding his life and work, as well as examples of poetry, and a funeral announcement for his daughter, Julia. A scrapbook kept by Hatheway (originally MSS 0-138) is also part of the collection. The scrapbook contains a collection of poetry, clippings of historical interest, old prints, and pictures. The poetry is a mix of poetry Hatheway copied and original compisitions. A page of music in manuscript form, The Indian Maid, may be an original composition as well.
Dates: Created: 1845-1853; Other: Date acquired: 04/20/1956

Frank Norris manuscript leaf from McTeague

 Collection — Box 153
Identifier: MSS 0-340
Scope and Contents Manuscript leaf from Frank Norris's McTeague, Argonaut Manuscript Edition of the Works of Frank Norris, page 176.
Dates: 1899

Frank P. Sherwood Papers

 Collection — Box 1(unprocessed)
Identifier: MSS 2006-017
Scope and Contents Lectures, articles, anthologies, monographs, reports, and other publications created by Frank Sherwood as Professor of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.

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: 04/17/2006

Fred E. Busbey Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1987-007
Scope and Contents Papers include official and personal correspondence, speeches and remarks, news clippings, memorabilia, photographs, audiograph discs, maps and background material. Many of the photographs and battle maps in the collection reflect his military activities in World War I. Topics include McCarthyism, the House of Un-American Activities Committee, Alger Hiss, and the Dresden bombing in World War II.
Dates: Created: 1910-1965

Fred Elliot Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-100
Scope and Contents This collection consists of business records, correspondence, pictures, a scrapbook and other items of Fred C. Elliot. Subjects covered by this collection include: J. O. Wright, engineers, Everglades Drainage Project, Everglades Drainage District, Florida population, Cyril Baldwin, C. V. Scott, Florida Everglades, Florida Coast Line Canal, St. Lucie Canal, Gulf to Atlantic Waterway, A. W. Cilchrist, Lake Okeechobee, Broward County, Dade County, DeSoto County, Lee County, Monroe County, Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County, St. Lucie County, Cary A. Hardee, Okeechobee Fruit Lands Company, rainfall, E. B. Lewis & Company, Palm Beach and Everglades Railroad, drainage districts, beach...
Dates: Created: 1835-1962; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1965

French Revolution Collection on Camille Desmoulins, Lucile Duplessis, and Arthur Dillon

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2011-0329
Scope and Contents Cahier Rouge by Lucile Duplessis Desmoulins (red homemade manuscript book/diary by Duplessis, wife of Camille Desmoulins, undated); manuscript letter from General Arthur Dillon to Camille Desmoulins (1793); a small collection relating to General Arthur Dillon's regiment before, during and after the French Revolution (1702-1847); unbound pamphlets including Desmoulins' Le Vieux Cordelier (1793), Desmoulins' Lettre de Camille Desmoulins (1793), and Observations due Comte De Lally-Tolendal Sur La Letre Erite Par M Le Comte De Mirabeau (1789); and an extra-illustrated copy of the English translation of Claretie's biography, Camille Desmoulins and His Wife (1876).
Dates: Created: 1702-1876; Other: Date acquired: 03/29/2011