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01. Manuscripts Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01

Found in 520 Collections and/or Records:

FSU Credit Union Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1985-028
Scope and Contents This collection consists of business papers of the Florida State University Credit Union, dating 1954 to 1972. Included are audits, meeting minutes, annual reports, documents regarding the Board of Directors, the constitution and by-laws, budget materials, correspondence, financial and statistical reports, membership data, pensions, and other related materials.
Dates: Created: 1954-1972

FSU Libraries Florida Reference File

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2018-003
Scope and Contents Materials collected by Florida State University Libraries, documenting people, places, and other subjects related to the state of Florida, including publications, newsclippings, and ephemera.
Dates: Created: 1806-2009

Gamble Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1-05
Scope and Contents Biographical information, extracts from the journal of Major Robert Gamble, plantation record book, and "Gambles Hill: a Rebirth of and Elegant Richmond" by Vera Palmer.

Online Copies Available Select materials from the Gamble Family Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
Dates: Created: 1818-1853, 1898, 1962

General Jean-Jacques-Germain Pelet-Clozeau Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 94-3
Scope and Contents The General Jean-Jacques-Germain Pelet-Clozeau Papers contain material from the early years of the French Republic in 1793 to Second Empire under Napoleon III in 1858. The greatest area of concentration deals with France during the First Empire under Napoleon. One of the largest segments of this collection includes journals kept during the major campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. Also included is correspondence from Napoleon to Marshals Berthier and Davout from 1805-1810. Much of the military campaign material is supplemented with hand-drawn sketches and maps along with situation reports of various units of the Grande Armée. Among the collection's other sources are...
Dates: Created: 1793-1858

General Land Office Certificate

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 76-7
Scope and Contents Vellum certificate from the General Land Office of the United States for the sale of approximately 80 acres of public land in Tallahassee to Robert Jameson, on March 15, 1826. Signatories include U.S. President John Quincy Adams and Commissioner of the General Land Office George A. Graham.
Dates: Created: 1826

General orders - Civil War

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 1965-069
Scope and Contents General Order, Nos. 4, 6, and 7. Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, February 8, 14, and 16, 1865. A typed card attached to the documents reads: "There were eleven of this set of General Orders issued between January 6 - March 18, 1865. We have only Nos. 4, 6, and 7, shown here. Property of the FSU Library." The three items are separate orders as listed below: 1. General Orders, No. 4. "An Act to regulate the Destruction of Property under military necessity and to provide for the Indemnity thereof." Signed by S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General. 2. General Orders, No. 6. This item consists of four separate orders under...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1865

General Robert E. Lee papers

 Collection — Box 151
Identifier: MSS 0-163
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a military order of surrender by General Robert E. Lee, and his address to the 10th Army at Appomattox Court House. The manuscript copy of General Lee's orders number 9 to his "Armys" on surrendering in Virginia dated "Hdqrs. A.N.V., 10th Apri. 1865" begins with these comforting statements: "After four years ardous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude...," and contains great praise for "the brave survivors of the many hard fought battles ... who have remained steadfast to the last task ..." These items are copies of original manuscripts. Also includes MSS 0-164.
Dates: Created: 1865; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1952

George Fraser Black Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 82-2
Scope and Contents Bibliographies, correspondence, research notes, clippings, manuscripts, and publications documenting Dr. George Fraser Black's research on Scottish history and genealogy, witchcraft, and other subjects.
Dates: Created: 1737-1962; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1982

George Harper Papers

 Collection — Box 1414: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5; Series Series 6
Identifier: MSS 1991-003
Scope and Contents The papers of George Harper include articles, catalogs, correspondence, manuscripts, College English Association conference programs, and publications. The majority of the papers, and escpecially the correspondence, cover a large period of time from the 1870s to the late 1960s. The 38 books donated by George Harper with this collection have been cataloged and information about them may be accessed through the Florida State University Libraries online catalog.
Dates: Created: 1872-1980

George Milton Collection on the Bloomsbury Group

 Collection — Oversize Box1
Identifier: MSS 83-4
Scope and Contents This collection consists of portrait paintings, books, and a variety of papers by and about the Bloomsbury Group and individuals associated with Bloomsbury.According to George Milton, the donor, "These portraits are strictly personal impressions, gleaned from a study of letters, memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, as well as photographs, several trips were made to England, in order to visit residences, and places frequented by many of the subjects."Subjects and persons significant to this collection include: Bloomsbury maps, exhibits, Ottoline Morrell, Virginia Woolf portrait and diary, Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, Queen...
Dates: Created: 1882-1979; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1983

George Parker Winship letters

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 0-265
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four letters, in manuscript, dated 1901, to George P. Winship of Providence, Rhode Island, or with reference to his works, from The Nation, New York, The Macillan Company, New York, The American Historical Review, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, London England.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1901

George Rhodes Drawings and Prints

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-343
Scope and Contents Framed items include: 1. Mezzotint by William Sartain, 1891. "After Couder(?) for Sons of the Revolution." 2. Flags of the Confederate States of America. 3. The Wilton Diptych. 4. The Battle of Bunker Hill. 5. C. C. Pinckney. [loose frame] 6. George Washington. 7. Crosses of Military Service (medals). 8. Battle of Buena Vista. 9. St. Johns College from the Garden. 10. The Honorable Robert Monckton. 11. La Novia de Belen. 12. Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra. 13. General Marion in his Swamp. 14. Dana's Musical Institute. 15. Wild Turkeys, by Wallace Hughes. 16. Flower collection slides (in small...
Dates: Created: 1891

George T. Ward Secession Broadside

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 1965-256
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a broadside regarding the secession of Florida from the Union and a duplicate of that broadside. The broadside was issued by George T. Ward before the State Convention at Montgomery, Alabama in January 1861. It is addressed "To the People of Leon County," and begins "My name has been suggested as a candidate for the State Convention, from your county..."

Also known as MSS 0-256.
Dates: Created: 1860

George Washington Parkhill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1983-003
Scope and Contents This collection of 39 letters were written by Parkhill to his wife, Elizabeth (Bellamy) Parkhill, from various infantry camps and campsites from September 30, 1861 to June 25, 1862. The letters express his concern for the welfare of his little family, the best location for their safety should the fighting get too close, and his personal feelings toward his wife and babies. He also included his opinions about the war and some information about his company's activities.

Includes MSS 89-12.
Dates: Created: 1861-1862

German-American Lumber Company Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1986-27
Abstract The collection includes correspondence, deeds, accounting records, bills and debt letters, contracts, invoices, shipping records, and various ledgers. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, 1890-1920, concerning orders of lumber to be shipped, shipping status, and payments. A large portion of the collection is comprised of shipping records, 1904-1919, contained in 12 boxes.  It also contains 115 bound volumes including various ledgers, letter books, cash books, sales records, log books, shipping records, cash reports, and accounting journals.
Dates: Created: 1887-1927; Other: Majority of material found in 1906-1920

Gloria Jahoda Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-332
Scope and Contents Includes background research, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and other publications documenting the personal life and professional career of author and Florida historian Gloria Jahoda. Significant topics include genealogy, ecology, northwest Florida, publishing rights, classical music, WFSU-FM radio programs, the Muscogee Creek Nation, and Jahoda’s book The Road to Samarkand, a biography of English composer Frederick Delius.

Includes materials previously described as MSS 79-2, MSS 80-3, MSS 83-2, MSS 83-2, MSS 84-01, and MSS 2004-007.
Dates: Created: 1864-1980; Created: Majority of material found in 1958-1980; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1968

Goulding Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-128
Scope and Contents Manuscripts, typescripts, diaries, photo albums, and government documents related to Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Goulding of Tallahassee, Florida and their ancestors, including materials on the American Civil War, Key West (1830-1863), rationing during World War II, YMCA activities during and after World War I, Florida bank notes (1860, 1870), and souvenir photo albums and guidebooks from global tourist destinations (1905-1911). This collection includes materials previously described as MSS 0-127. Restrictions on Use: Manuscript diary pages in Boxes 171B and 171C are fragile and not available to researchers without permission of the Manuscript and...
Dates: Created: 1830-1967; Other: Date acquired: 03/03/1973

Governor Andrew's Proclamation

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: MSS 0-6
Scope and Contents A printed proclamation by John A. Andrew, Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass., March 11, 1862, in which he proclaimed "Thursday, the third day of April next, to be observed throughout this Commonwealth, as a day of public HUMILIATION, FASTING, AND PRAYER. The printed proclamation is in the form of a broadside and bears the seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The subject is entirely religious, and the quality of paper and appearance of the format would indicate that it was the custom to frame such annual proclamations. There is an attached notation in the handwriting of Ms. Louise Richardson, FSU Librarian, which reads: "Lot purchase. O. Norwood, Oct....
Dates: Created: 1862; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

Governor Thomas Brown Letter

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 1964-036
Scope and Contents Manuscript letter by Governor Thomas Brown, Executive Department of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, January 31, 1853, to Captain Wm. B. Cone. Cone was a former member of Legislature from Camden County, Georgia, but at the time of Brown's letter was a Captain of a Company of Calvary in the State of Georgia. The letter was in reply to Captain Cone's letters of January 21 and 24, 1853, in which Captain Cone had offered him the service of "a Company of Calvary in the event of Indian hostilities." Governor Brown's explanations as the reasons why he was unable to accept Captain Cone's offer affords a picture of political and military affairs of that period. The letter was...
Dates: Created: January 31, 1853; Other: Date acquired: 11/04/1938

Gramling Civil War Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1971-129
Scope and Contents The two items in this collection are a copy of a typescript made by Clifton Paisley from the original holograph diary and a biographical sketch of the author of the diary, Wilbur W. Gramling. The original of the diary, which the donor described as being in "small handwriting and some of it is illegible because the ink has badly faded," was found among the belongings of the late Owen Irvin Gramling Sr. of Tallahassee, founder of O. I. Gramling and Company and nephew of the author. The original has subsequently come into the possession of O. I. Gramling Jr. of Tallahassee. Wilbur Gramling joined Company K of the 5th Florida Infantry Regiment, which eventually became part of a small brigade...
Dates: Created: 1864-1865; Other: Date acquired: 05/01/1971

Greek and Latin Ostraka

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-012
Scope and Contents Thirty-three clay pottery fragments comprising thirty-two texts in Greek and Latin documenting the activities of a Roman Army unit stationed near Edfu, Egypt.
Dates: Created: circa 150 CE

Gregory Family Notes and Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1973-012
Scope and Contents The notebook is a small book consisting of 33 leaves (6 blank) and 7 partial leaves. The major portion of the notebook contains business transactions between Lewis Gregory and various other persons whose names are mentioned and whose names or family names are found in early Gadsden County history. The business entries date from 1837 to 1861 and deal with beef, pork, mutton, sugar, peas, corn, tobacco, cotton, butter, etc. Near the back of the notebook are found eleven pages of family records dating from 1781 to 1885.Includes Gregory family notes found among the papers of the late W.G. Fletcher. Many family names are mentioned. The accession number of the Gregory Family notebook...
Dates: Created: 1781-1885; Other: Gregory Family Notebook NOS since 2013

Bruce Grindal Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2019-003
Scope and Contents Course materials subject files, and publications documenting the scholarship and research of Dr. Bruce Grindal, professor of anthropology. Subjects include cultural anthopology, human conflict, religion, and the Sisala people of Ghana, Africa.
Dates: 1972 - 2012

Ante-Bellum Tallahassee dissertation manuscript

 Collection — Box 312
Identifier: MSS 77-3
Scope and Contents Un-bound copy of dissertation used as basis for his book by the same title.
Dates: undated

Guyte P. McCord, Sr. Collection

 Collection — Box 363
Identifier: MSS 1970-181
Scope and Contents Items found in this collection include the personal papers of Guyte McCord, consisting of correspondence, records of the Tallahassee Historical Society, newspaper clippings, articles, and papers relating to Judge James B. Whitfield. Also included in the collection are the official programs of the inaugurations of five Florida governors, miscellaneous publications, and typescripts of manuscripts published in issues of "Tallahassee Historical Society Annual."

Also known as MSS 0-181.
Dates: Created: 1885-1961

Gwen P. and Allan C. Reichert Beatrix Potter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2011-0120
Scope and Contents Commercial items based on works by Beatrix Potter, including Peter Rabbit.

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: 01/01/2011

Gwynn letters

 Collection — Box 149
Identifier: MSS 1964-132
Scope and Contents Two manuscript letters by T.J. Lawton of Eau Gallie, Brevard County, Florida (1879). One letter is to Mrs. M.L. Gwynn and the other is to Mr. W. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Florida, sister and brother-in-law of Mr. Lawton. From the letters it appears that Mr. Lawton was in charge of certain properties in Eau Gallie belonging to the Gwynns. Also known as MSS 0-132.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1879

H. Bradford Civil War Papers

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 1965-026
Scope and Contents Photostat of a letter by H. Bradford dated March 20, 1864 to "Sister Mary," that was written at Johnsons Island and refers to the battle of Olustee.

The second item is a document dated May 1862 by Lt. F.L. Villepigue, Recruiting Officer, certifying that Jesse T. Bernard "has enlisted in Captain R.H. Gamble's Light Artillery Company for the war, and is ordered to report at camp on the 6th day of May 1862."

Also known as MSS 0-26.
Dates: Created: 1862-1864

Hale Smith Scrapbook Collection

 Collection — OS Boxes 1-2
Identifier: MSS 2012-10-16
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks compiled by Dr. Hale Smith's mother, Nina Hale Smith, documenting her travels in Europe in 1935 and on the West Coast of the United States in 1965. On both trips, Nina Hale Smith was accompanied by Grace Uptegraff, who died in 1966.
Dates: Created: 1935-1965; Other: Majority of material found in 1935; Other: Date acquired: 06/06/2011

Haller Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1971-001
Scope and Contents The Haller Diaries consist of personal entries of both Morris and Verona Haller, who write about their daily activities from 1959 through 1971 in both Ohio and Tallahassee, Florida. The diaries contain some enclosures of letters, poems, clippings, and registers of letters written by the Hallers. Also known as MSS 1-01.
Dates: Created: 1959-1971