FLA. Florida Collections
Found in 171 Collections and/or Records:
These papers consist of materials relating to lands, a mercantile business, the plantation of Mary Simpson's grandfather, Theodore Turnbull, an Indian Wars Pensions document, and several deeds, including a land deed of her great grandmother, Mary Ann Perkins.
Field notes, biological and ecological data, journals, subject files, and audiovisual recordings documenting the research, professional output, and personal life of Bruce Means.
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Photographs of two manuscripts and a printed article from Florida Highways. Manuscripts include naturalization papers of Achille Murat and an affidavit of R. K. Call concerning those naturalization papers. The article contains information about and pictures of Achille and Catherine Murat, as well as a historical sketch of the discovery and development of Florida.
Typed transcript of a 1972 interview with Miss N. Clare Bowen, Tallahassee, Florida, concerning her neighbors on N. Calhoun Street, particularly those of 1904. Interviewer is Clifton L. Paisley. With typed draft and correspondence. The collection also includes a list of N. Calhoun Street residents taken from the 1904 directory and a short biography of N. Clare Bowen by Mr. Paisley.
Typescript with mounted photographs for Then and Now: Life and Adventures of Sac, Fox and Seminole Indians. The History of the Indians as taken from note books of my great grandparents, Captain Pike and Major S. M. Schofield. by Paul Kaff'ke.
Document signed by Peter Chester, Colonial Governor of West Florida in Pensacola, dated 1772, and is an order directing Elias Durnford, Surveyour-General, to measure five hundred acres of land to be granted to Ephriam Wolfe. The order was issued at the Secretary's Office and is certified by Ph. Livingston. The quality of paper, size, form and signatures are the same as used on other orders, surveyors maps and land grants issued by Peter Chester during the same period, some of which were processed and filed in Special Collections in 1954. The official seal is attached.
An ethnographical sketch of the Creek Indians in West Florida. There are historical reports that General McGillivray, the famous chief of the Creeks, attended an Indian congress at Pensacola where a treaty was signed with the Creeks, and it could be that this document was written at that or some other Indian congress held at Pensacola between 1789-1793.
This collection contains materials related to the establishing and naming of Port St. Joe, the Port St. Joe Centennial Medal (1838-1938) and Florida Centennial Envelope and Stamps (1845-1945).
This letter, signed by R. K. Call is as follows: "Dear Sir. I have received your kind letter and have but a minute to say I am Much obliged to you and that John W. Smith of Quincy Florida should be appointed keeper of the light house at Appalachicola."
Photocopies of papers about Confederate Army Papers of Robert E. Lester, who served as Second Lieutenant in Company C, Fifth Florida Calvary. The Regiment was composed of eight companies of cavalry under the command of Colonel George W. Scott. D.W. Gwynn was Captain of Company C.
The collection includes copies of the following items: Muster Roll Company C Scott's Batln. Cavalry. Special Order dated Sept. 3, 1863. Special Order dated Nov. 3, 1863. Letter dated Nov. 3, 1863. Pay Receipt dated Sept. 3, 1864. Approved sick furlough dated February 1, 1865.
The Rondeau Boyd Laffitte General Merchandise Account Books are significant to Southern business history researchers because they document purchases of dry goods, foods, and agricultural produce at one of several general stores in Lloyd, Florida during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
This State of Florida Teachers Life Certificate was awarded to S.D. Cawthon of October 7, 1899 as a "teacher of youth."
Photocopies of letters and briefs regarding the Seminole Indians in Florida and specifically the Everglades Miccosukee Tribe. Correspondents include Grady L. Crawford, Virgil H. Harington, Richard W. Ervin, LeRoy Collins and Max Denton. Also included in the collection is a "Proposed Charter of the Seminole Indians of Florida," and a brief entitled, "The Miccosukee Nation Identity and Rights," written by the Counsel for the Everglades Miccosukee Tribes of Seminole Indians.
Also known as MSS 1-15.