FLA. Florida Collections
Found in 165 Collections and/or Records:
Records of the American Association of University Women, Florida Division, including publications, reports, press clippings, directories, convention records, and Board of Directors records.
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Born-digital materials from this collection are available through the FSU Digital Library.
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.
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.
Annual reports, committee files, correspondence, membership files, president's files, scrapbooks, photographs, yearbooks, and memorabilia.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
British East, West and Territorial Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi Miscellaneous documents, letters, etc.
Eight-millimeter films documenting the travels of the Means family through North America and Europe.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Collection consists of the business correspondence of Davco Electronics, Inc. from 1966 to 1968. It is organized alphabetically by name of individual or organization, with additional files for APO and FPO in New York, San Francisco, etc. as well as a miscellaneous file.