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FLA. Florida Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: FLA
Includes collections related to people, events, and locations in the state of Florida, as well as predecessor polities such as the Territory of Florida, Spanish and British colonial Florida, and indigenous populations. For collections related to Florida State University and its predecessor institutions, see Florida State University Collections (FSU).

Found in 166 Collections and/or Records:

St. Augustine papers: negro passes and permits

 Collection — Box 156
Identifier: MSS 74-1a
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of permits to sell spirituous and other liquors, permits issued to a variety of people to pass and repass on specific dates or for specific periods of time, each signed by the Mayor, permits for balls and dances, permits to reside, city ordinances, and other related materials. The party permits appear to be issued by persons related to or superior to the person named in the permit, allowing them to have a party or ball on a specified date and time. "Bella has my permission to have a party tonight." "My boy Jake has permission to have a ball tonight." The majority of the collection consists of permits to reside. These are...
Dates: Created: 1830-1861

St. John's Church broadside

 Collection — Box 156
Identifier: MSS 0-214
Scope and Contents A broadside regarding St. John's Church in Jacksonville, Florida. A notation in the handwriting of Miss Louise Richardson, Librarian at Florida State University Library, attached to the broadside reads, "Broadside St. John's Church, Jax. Fla. Lot purchased Oct '59 from O. Norwood. Very rare," and the question mark following the date "1845," pencilled in at the top of the broadside, indicates uncertainty as to when it was printed. From the wording of the Broadside and information given in History of Early Jacksonville, Florida, by Thomas Frederick Davis, it will be seen that the date of printing must have been between 1842 and...
Dates: Created: 1842-1851; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

St. John's Episcopal Church Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2016-006
Scope and Contents Administrative records; member registries; meeting minutes of the Vestry and church circles; Bibles, Books of Common Prayer, hymnals, and other liturgical works; documentation of the history of St. John’s Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida; service bulletins and other periodicals; sermon transcripts; photographs; and motion pictures. 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. Online Copies Available Selected materials from this...
Dates: Created: 1832-2002; Other: Date acquired: 10/17/2016

Store account books

 Collection — Box 4
Identifier: MSS 1986-005
Scope and Contents Two account books which record purchases of dry goods, food, seed, wagons, and guano (fertilizer). There are indications from accounts carried forward that earlier and later account books existed. There is no evidence of ownership; because of the locations of the accounts near Metcalfe, Georgia or just over the Leon County, Florida line, there may have been a country store in business at the time. Includes accounts for L. E. Bradley, T. P. Strickland, Henry Vickers, Springwood Plantation owned by Percy Chubb, Elsoma Plantation owned by C. Merrill Chapin, Norias Hunting Club, Pebble Hill Plantation owned by Elizabeth Ireland Poe, Friendship Church in Metcalfe, Colored School in...
Dates: Created: 1929-1939; Other: Date acquired: 06/25/1976

Story of Early Tavares

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 0-240
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typed manuscript by Cora Peet Hammond from historical data collected by two seventh grade school girls under the direction of their teacher, Miss Tanner, to be left as a permanent record in their library. Very good narrative for girls of that age, about the origin of Lake County, the founder of Tavares, housing of the first county seat, and of some of the early settlers of Tavares.

Also includes two copies of "The Little Hustler" printed in Tavares, dating to October 5, 1895.

Dates: Other: 1944; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1963; October 5, 1895

Sun City Development and Motion Picture Studio Plat Map Sheets

 Collection — Drawer 2
Identifier: MSS 2007-046
Scope and Contents The collection consists of seven plat map sheets of Sun City, "Florida's Moving Picture City," filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hillsborough County on November 17, 1925. In addition to tracts of land, these sheets show all "parks, parkways, boulevards, avenues, drives, streets, alleys, and highways dedicated for public use." They also indicate the locations of the motion picture studio. They are signed by H.C. Van Sweringen, President, and J.H. Meyer, Secretary of the Sun City Holding Company. The plat sheets document how the development appeared shortly after Sun City was dedicated. Online Copy Available ...
Dates: Created: November 17, 1925

Susan Branch Music Books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1986-011
Scope and Contents

These music books belonged to the donor's grandmother, Susan Branch. Both are quarter leather bound books of sheet music. The first has "Susan Branch" on the cover label. The second has "Susan Branch, Live Oak" and is 215 pages in length.

Dates: Created: circa 1850; Other: Date acquired: 05/20/1960

Tallahassee Civil Rights Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1990-001
Abstract

Sound recordings and transcripts of interviews for project "An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Tallahassee, Florida 1956-1966: Personal Interviews with Key Civil Rights Leaders, Spokesmen, and Participants," prepared by Dr. Jackson Lee Ice for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Religion, Department of Religion, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Dates: Created: 1957, 1978; Other: Majority of material found in 1978; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1978

Tallahassee, Florida city tax books, 1879-1887

 Collection — Box 569
Identifier: MSS 0-301
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of tax books for the city of Tallahassee, Florida, from 1879 to 1887. Various tax collectors and assessors are listed, including: James W. Jefferson, P. D. Demilly, William H. Matthews, E. W. Yellowhair, and W. H. Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1879-1887

Tallahassee, Florida General Store Ledger

 Collection — MSS 2003-016 - Ledger Book
Identifier: MSS 2003-016
Scope and Contents

Tallahassee general store ledger book documenting store purchases from 1880-1881. Name and historical information about the business cannot be determined.

Dates: Created: February 2, 1880-January 31, 1881

Tallahassee Genealogical Society, Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2010-001
Abstract

This collection contains business records, publications, correspondence and manuscripts created and maintained by the Tallahassee Genealogical Society (TGS). The format of the records are in paper, book and digital format.

Dates: Created: 1981

Tallahassee Literary Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1989-006
Scope and Contents

Papers include programs of the Tallahassee Literary Club, a typed study of these programs, the constitution and by-laws of the club, minutes of meetings, book reviews, correspondence, and historical papers dealing with the founding and organization of the club.

Dates: Created: 1899-2014; Other: Date acquired: 03/10/1989

Tallahassee merchants account books, 1843-1863

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-238
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of merchant account books and merchant inventory books from Tallahassee, Florida, dating 1843-1863. Several books list James M. Williams of Tallahassee, including his "cotton book," showing purchaser, seller, number of bales, shape, where bought, weights, prices, amount paid, expenses, commission, shipping marks and numbers, names of vessels and destination of vessels on which shipments were made. A newspaper clipping is glued to one of the blank pages at the front of this book. Another book is listed as William P. Slusser's account book.

Dates: Created: 1843-1863; Other: Date acquired: 09/29/1970

Tallahassee Pecan Company Records

 Collection — Box 367
Identifier: MSS 0-239
Scope and Contents

Records of the Tallahassee Pecan Company, including documents of incorporation, by-laws, minutes of the meetings of the stockholders and directors, lists and description of lands owned by the company, profit and loss statements, and other materials.

Dates: Created: 1913-1937; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1969

Territorial Florida Account Sheet

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1964-242
Scope and Contents

Territorial Florida Account Sheet from 1834. Covers cases to January, 1835. Also known as MSS 0-242.

Dates: Created: 1834-1835

Territorial Florida - James Monroe to Andrew Jackson correspondence

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 0-243
Scope and Contents

Photostat of two manuscripts and a printed copy of letter patent by James Monroe, President of the United States of America to Andrew Jackson, Florida's territorial governor.

Dates: Created: 1821-1861; Other: Majority of material found in 1821, 1861

Territorial Florida - U.S.A. original land patents

 Collection — Box 151
Identifier: MSS 0-160
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four land patent documents for Leon and Columbia Counties in Florida, and date between 1826 and 1844. Certificate number 588, issued by the United States of America Land Office at Tallahassee, to David Thomas of Florida, covers a described acre of land in the Territory of Florida containing eighty acres. The document bears the U.S.A. seal and was signed by John Quincy Adams, President of the United States on May 1, 1826. On the other side, in manuscript, it shows that for a consideration of $200.00 the deed was, on July 24, 1826, transferred to Joseph W. Field of Leon County, Florida. Below that is a certification by C. Nicholas, Clerk of the Court...
Dates: Created: 1826-1844; Other: Date acquired: 07/19/1956

Territory of Florida documents

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 0-244
Scope and Contents

Three court documents from Hamilton County Superior Court, Hamilton County, Florida, all signed by M. C. Peterson, Clerk of Court, and dated February 3, 1842.

Dates: Other: February 3, 1842; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

This Fair Spot manuscript

 Collection — Box 311
Identifier: MSS 0-327
Scope and Contents

Holograph manuscript with no title page of Florence White Geary's This Fair Spot; Mood of Florida Summer, Key West, L.P. Artman, 1966. A collection of poems about Florida.

Dates: 1966; Other: Date acquired: 07/08/1966

Thomas Brown Diary of Trip to England

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 1978-057
Scope and Contents This item appears to be a photocopy of Thomas Brown's missing diary of his trip to England from July 1 through November 2, 1820. On the first page of the photocopy is the following note: "This Diary of Thomas Brown was given to me, Evelyn Cameron Lewis Manning, by my sister, the late Mary Douglass Lewis, who received it from her cousin, Susan Matilda Archer, grand-daughter of Thomas Brown. In the Autobiography of Thomas Brown he noted that he did not know what had become of his diary which he had kept on his trip to England. I appreciate the interest of Bertram H. Groene and the Florida State University Library in having this copy of the Diary of Thomas Brown included in the Papers of...
Dates: Created: 1820

Thomas Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1950-037
Scope and Contents One letter dated Washington, July 15, 1881 is addressed to "My Dearest Mother," and signed "Your loving son." The other items aside from this personal letter are one envelope and an item that appears to be an official document appointing Governor Brown as "My Proxy to vote in my stead in the general meeting of the..." The handwriting is difficult to read, but voting was to take place on "the 8th April 1852." Includes manuscript letter by Governor Thomas Brown, Executive Department of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, January 31, 1853, to Captain Wm. B. Cone. Also includes a photocopy of Thomas Brown's missing diary of his trip to...
Dates: Created: 1852-1881

Thomas Burns Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1998-002
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of personal letters written by Thomas Burns (76th Air Base Squadron) during World War II. Burns wrote from Hendricks Field, Sebring, Florida to Mary Donnelly in Massachusetts. He mostly wrote of his experiences and activities on the base. While the letters do not deal with Florida or World War II, they do offer a glimpse into courtship during that era and life on an air base.

Dates: Created: 1941-1985; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1943

Thomas D. Bailey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-11
Scope and Contents This collection contains detailed information about Florida schools during the administration of Thomas D. Bailey as State Superintendent of Public Instructions. The items in the collection are: 69 page typewritten essay on the Development of the Florida Department of Education 1900-1965; A typewritten "When I took office in 1949..." statement; Typewritten Statement by Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tallahassee, Florida - Re: Progress in Florida education; and Statement by Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tallahassee, Florida, August 23, 1965, annoucing Bailey's retirement, which was submitted to Florida's...
Dates: Created: 1949-1967; Other: Date acquired: 07/00/1971

Thomas D. Bailey Papers (Photocopies)

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: MSS 1-22
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopied materials related to Thomas D. Bailey's time as Florida Superintendent of Public Instruction. It contains correspondence from 1955-1971, personal and biographical data about Bailey, as well as a large number of speeches and statements made while in office. These speeches cover a wide array of topics including graduation speeches for the Naval Air Station Civilian Apprentices in Pensacola; aid to children; Bible reading and prayer in public schools; the House Committee of Public and Higher Education; the necessity of community junior colleges as presented at the Southern States Work Conference in Daytona Beach; opposition to close sessions...
Dates: Created: 1951-1972

Thomas H. Bond Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-24
Scope and Contents

This collection includes the business papers of Thomas H. (Harvey) Bond and the estate papers of Thomas H. Lloyd of Jefferson County, Florida. Other materials and topics covered by the collection include business invoices, a 15-page reprint from the Florida Historical Quarterly entitled, "Thirty cents cotton at Lloyd, Florida, 1916-1919" by Clifton Paisley, banking papers, railroad bills, executors papers and related correspondence of Miss Annie Lloyd Bond, an invoice book, ledger, bookkeeping journal, farm account book, household account book, and the tax roll for the town of Lloyd.

Dates: Created: 1907-1947; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1969

Tom Campbell Civil War letters

 Collection — Box 139
Identifier: MSS 1971-045
Scope and Contents The Civil War letters by Tom Campbell to Miss H.V. (Hennie) Wood of Cool Well, Virginia, are original holograph letters sent between 1861 and 1862. Each letter is accompanied by a typed transcript of the letter as well as a transparent envelope in which the letters had been stored. Locations in Virginia represented in the letters include Lynchburg, Charlotteville, Camp Jefferson, Camp Henry, Culpepper, Camp Taylor (Orange County), Camp near Yorktown, near Chickahomany River, Camp near Richmont, "Battlefield," and Wynder Hospital. Other items included in the collection are 19 pages of holograph notes relating to the Civil War, one post card sent from...
Dates: Created: 1861-1862; Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1971

Union Bank of Tallahassee letter

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 89-3
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a letter from C. Browne, Tallahassee, to Levi Woodbury requesting a payment, with comments on the Union Bank.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in March 4, 1840

United Confederate Veterans Florida Division - Minutes and Records

 Collection — Box 951-952:Sharesbox952withothercollections
Identifier: MSS 86-07
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the records of the Florida Division of the United Confederate Veterans Association. Included are minutes and record books, correspondence with members such as Henry Julius Peter, various forms, lists of widows, obituaries, and materials about reunions.

Dates: Created: 1892-1938

United Confederate Veterans Florida Division - publications

 Collection — Box 952:Sharesboxwithothercollections
Identifier: MSS 86-09
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the records of the Florida Division of the United Confederate Veterans Association. Collection includes a series of books, proceedings of the convention, and proofs and revisions of the constitution and by-laws. There are also various appeals about monumental aid and a roster of the dead Confederate soldiers buried on Johnson's Island, Columbus, Ohio, and Oakwoods Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.

Dates: Created: 1889-1903

United Confederate Veterans of the First Florida Brigade

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 0-78
Scope and Contents

This item appears to be a sheet from a looseleaf record book which contains names, addresses, and numbers of 19 United Confederate Veterans of the First Florida Brigade, and should be useful in placing veterans whose names might be found on muster rolls or other papers where addresses were not shown.

Dates: Created: 1861-1865; Other: Date acquired: 12/12/1955