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FLA. Florida Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: FLA

Found in 263 Collections and/or Records:

19th c. Florida Letters

 Collection — box
Identifier: 01-MSS 1952-006
Scope and Contents Correspondence. This collection is comprised of various groups of letters about Florida, dating between 1837 and 1891 most of which deal primarily with land issues.
Dates: Created: 1835-1891

A Long Time Since Morning Manuscript and Galley Proofs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-328
Scope and Contents Original typewritten manuscript and galley proofs of Leon Odell Griffith's A Long Time Since Morning. The typewritten manuscript included handwritten edits, is unbound, and has some documentation from the publisher, Random House. The galley proofs are also unbound with handwritten edits and are stored folded. They are dated March 18, 1954.
Dates: 1954

AAUW Florida Records

 Collection
Identifier: 01-MSS 2017-007
Scope and Contents Records of the American Association of University Women, Florida Division, including publications, reports, press clippings, directories, convention records, and Board of Directors records.
Dates: Created: 1982-2012; Other: Date acquired: 11/08/2017

Abraham Kurkindolle Allison Estate Testamentary

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: 01-MSS 1978-033
Scope and Contents A testamentary dated July 17, 1893, signed by Paul Thompson, County Judge, Gadsden County. The document appoints C.E.L. Allison and Elizabeth S. Allison as Executor and Executrix of Abraham Kurkindolle Allison's estate.
Dates: Created: 1893; Other: Majority of material found in July 17, 1893

Adams Brothers Store Ledger

 Collection — Oversize
Identifier: 01-MSS 2006-015
Scope and Contents While the Adams Brothers Store Ledger covers only a brief period of the existence of this business (1898-1899), it documents the operations of a late 19th and early 20th Century mercantile store in north Florida. It is significant to researchers studying North Florida's economic history during this period.
Dates: Created: 1898-1899

Alachua, Gadsden and Leon Counties Civil War papers

 Collection — Box 140: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1
Identifier: 01-MSS 1967-060
Scope and Contents These photocopies of Civil War papers include a letter from Bird B. Wright of Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, Virginia to his wife Amy R. Wright of Quincy Florida in Gadsden County. The letter dated September 21, 1862, informs her that he has been badly wounded while in combat near Sharpsburg, Maryland and gives instructions how to get to the place where he is and tells her that she or his brother should come to see him. Among other things, he tells her that his Captain was killed the same day he was wounded. Also included is a Certificate of Parole, Waldo, Alachua County, Florida, dated May 20, 1865 to J. A. Tompkins...Private of Co. B. 2nd Regiment, Florida Calvary, and a transmittal...
Dates: Created: 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/1967

Albert Waller Gilchrist Papers

 Collection — Box 148
Identifier: 01-MSS 1964-125
Scope and Contents The Gilchrist Papers are comprised of the official papers of Albert Waller Gilchrist, 20th Governor of Florida, as well as newspaper articles, military and state official documents, items pertaining to the naming of Gilchrist County, materials regarding educational institutions including Carolina Military Institute and West Point, personal correspondence, genealogical research, and papers pertaining to Gilchrist's estate and will.

Also known as MSS 0-125.
Dates: Created: 1876-1929

American Association of University Women (Tallahassee Chapter) Records

 Collection — Box 565A-568A
Identifier: 01-MSS 1990-024
Abstract Annual reports, committee files, correspondence, membership files, president's files, scrapbooks, photographs, yearbooks, and memorabilia.
Dates: Created: 1923-1972

Andres Memoirs: 10 Acres and Freedom

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: 01-MSS 75-8
Scope and Contents Photocopy of memoir that tells about the two Andres brothers' family episodes following their answer to an advertisement "Ten acres and freedom" which offered property for sale in Florida, from their arrival in Fort McCoy, Florida, in the fall of 1914 and the years following. An index of persons in the memoirs is included in the collection, along with seven photographs.
Dates: Created: circa 1914; Other: Majority of material found in circa 1914

Augustus B. Turnbull Papers

 Collection — Drawer 9
Identifier: 01-MSS 93-1
Scope and Contents This collection contains a variety of materials about the life and career of Augustus B. Turnbull III. Subjects covered by these materials include: Tallahassee, bicycling, conservation, land use, Lake Bradford, public opinion, schools, citizens, housing, drainage, sewers, traffic, Florida, Society of Civil Engineers, Council of Neighborhood Associations, parks and recreation, town meetings, transportation, Florida State University, Charles Joe Carter, and a White House luncheon menu. There are also a series of photographs: Switzerland, Augustus Turnbull, President John F. Kennedy, George Smathers, Marjorie Turnbull, and others. As well, there are 24 blueprints, showing geographical area in...
Dates: Created: 1971-1990

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 Morrison Secretary of State war ballot scrapbook

 Collection — OS H.7: Series 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.
Dates: 1836-1839; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1954

Bellamy-White Duel

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: 01-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: 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: 01-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 wounded,...
Dates: Created: 1914-1918; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1936

Bertha Parker Watkins certificate

 Collection — Map case Box 03
Identifier: 01-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: Majority of material found in January 27, 1922

Bertie Badger Moyers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01-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

Bird and Ulmer Papers

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: 01-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

Bob Taggart papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: 01-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: Majority of material found in February 20, 1948

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

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: 01-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 Florida),...
Dates: Created: 1773-1868

Brumby Family Papers

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: 01-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 file...
Dates: Created: 1882-1949

Captain Hugh Black Papers

 Collection — Box 1802
Identifier: 01-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 Black...
Dates: Created: 1840-1913; Other: Date acquired: 01/30/1964

Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: 01-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 1838,...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in June 20, 1840; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/1951

Captain William Henry Chase Letter

 Collection — Box 140: Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1
Identifier: 01-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

Carlton J. Corliss Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-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

Chandler Holmes Smith Papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: 01-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 Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3
Identifier: 01-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

Circuit Judge Hugh M. Taylor papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 76-13
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials about Judge Hugh M. Taylor, a Circuit Court Judge of Gadsden County, Florida, for the 2nd Judicial Circuit. The majority of the materials relate to court and judicial matters, and materials include the following subjects: Florida Bar, Circuit Judges, courts, Ivey C. Cox, Florida Constitution Advisory Commission letters, Florida Commission on Constitutional Government, Judicial Council of Florida, David F. Dickson, Albert L. Sturm, judicial compensation materials, and constitutional revision materials.
Dates: Created: 1948-1972; Other: Majority of material found in 1960-1969

Civil War broadside

 Collection — Box 140: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1; Series Series 1
Identifier: 01-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