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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 171 Collections and/or Records:

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

United States Army General Orders

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1965-246
Scope and Contents This bound volume contains six separate orders as listed below: General Order No. 1. Head-quarters Dist. of Florida, Separate Brigade, Tallahassee, Fla., August 30, 1866. Consists of eight different Court Martials: Private Michael Hickey, Co. F, 7th US. Inft'y - Desertion; 1st Ser't Elijah W. Bidden, Co. F, 7th U.S. Inft'y - Desertion; Corp'l Elton Clapp, Co. F, 7th U.S. Inft'y - Desertion; Private William Beck, Co. I, 7th U.S. Inft'y - Disobedience of Orders; Private John Reily, Co. E, 7th U.S. Inft'y - Absence without leave, Disobedience of Orders; Private Michael Hollerden, Co. I, 7th U.S. Inft'y - Charge Drunkness on duty; Private Lafayette Hilkirk, Co. I, 7th U.S. Inft'y -...
Dates: Other: 1866; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1961

United States Land Patents - Sales of Land in Gadsden County, Florida

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 1965-157
Scope and Contents

Two U. S. Certificates of sale of public land in Gadsden County, Florida. Certificate No. 11,824 was issued by the U. S. Land Office at Tallahassee, Florida to Brinkley G. Poppell dated June 16, 1856. Certificate No. 11,922 was issued to Brinkley G. Poppell as well, and is dated June 16, 1856.

Also known as MSS 0-157 and MSS 76-16.

Dates: Created: 1856; Other: Date acquired: 07/16/1957

Unknown Florida manuscript

 Collection — Box 311
Identifier: MSS 0-326
Scope and Contents

Typed manuscript of preface, chapters 1 through 29, and back matter of Unknown Florida: The Caloosahatchee Counties--Glades, Hendry and Lee by Florence Fritz.  Manuscript contains handwritten and typed corrections of the author. The work was published in 1963 as Unknown Florida by the University of Miami Press.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1963

Valerie Lassman Collection of Frances Newman Research Materials

Identifier: MSS 2014-001

Research materials used by Florida State University alumna Valerie Lassman to prepare her dissertation and publication A Violet in the Sahara, her biography of Frances Newman. Includes typescript of her book.

Dates: Created: 1896-2013; Other: Majority of material found within 1924-1929; Other: Date acquired: 02/12/2014

Van Brunt business records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-249
Scope and Contents The Van Brunt records contain 16 journals, ledgers, "cotton seed books," two tenant farmer agreement contracts, a typed letter by Mr. Clifton Paisley to Mr. N. Orwin Rush, dated August 17, 1969, and a seven-page typescript of Mr. Paisley's interview on July 5, 1969, with a daugher of Mr. Van Brunt, Mrs. Jack Gregory, of Quincy, Florida. The business records, besides reflecting the economic conditions of the era and the customary manner of conducting a merchandising and tenant farming business, has considerable genealogical value. Online Copies Available Select materials from the Van Brunt business records have been digitized and are...
Dates: Created: 1902-1911; Other: Date acquired: 08/07/1969

Vivian (Vinnie) Williams manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-315
Scope and Contents

Two typescript manuscripts of books later published by Viking Press. Greenbones (1969) is a typed early draft with no title page, apparently typed on the back of another (unidentified) manuscript. Walk Egypt (1961) is a typed draft with corrections, no title page.

Dates: 1961-1969

W. H. Lindsey account books

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2014-0211
Scope and Contents

General store ledgers for household merchandise. Stores appeared to exist in the vicinity of Tallahassee, FL. Items are part of Southern Business History Center collections.

Dates: Other: Undated

Wakulla Plantation records

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 0-253
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the accounting books of the Wakulla Plantation. The two items are in poor condition and incomplete. The account book dated 1891-1901. The Epping Hanserd & Co. account, dated 1866, is legible but the bottom part of the page has been torn off. However, there is a Tax Return for 1895, and the other legible papers appear to be individual accounts with various persons. The items listed in the accounts are such as would be listed by the keeper of a commissary. The name "Rehwinkle" also appears in the document, possible as the name of the plantation. Online Copies Available Materials from this collection are...
Dates: Created: 1891-1901; Other: Date acquired: 07/25/1956

Walker papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-254
Scope and Contents The Walker Papers, dating 1745 to 1938, cover the careers of both George Keith Walker and Major George Wythe Walker. Among those pertaining directly to Major George Wythe Walker is a certificate showing that he was appointed by Governor Francis P. Fleming to be Major of the Eighth Regiment of the enrolled Militia of the State of Florida, and thirteen certificates of appointment as State Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida and signed by the ten governors of Florida under whom he served. Online Copy Available ...
Dates: Created: 1745-1938; Other: Date acquired: 11/06/1964

Warren Fish Company Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1986-029

Accounting journals, cash books, cash journals, checkbook stubs, daybooks, delivery records, fish checkbook stubs, fish sales, fish journals, fish receipt books, ship account books, ship supply transfer records, trial balances, and details on various accounts held by the Baylen Street Wharf Company, which was later absorbed by the Warren Fish Company.

Dates: Created: 1869-1947; Other: Majority of material found in 1899-1920

Watkins Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 1956-058

The Watkins Family Papers contain personal letters, business records, bible correspondence course materials, legal documents, memorabilia, and newsclippings.

Dates: Created: 1877-1931

Whitfield notebook

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 0-261
Scope and Contents

The George Whitfield notebook contains records of transactions between 1859 and 1864 and as well as lists of slaves, tax lists, and receipts. It is revealing as to his character, general standing and financial responsibility.

Online Copy Available

Dates: Created: 1859-1864; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1962

William P. Slusser Papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1986-013
Scope and Contents

Papers of William P. Slusser including receipts, payment orders, store accounts, a newspaper advertisement of public sale, and sales at auction on account.

Dates: Created: 1859-1877

William Thomas (W. T.) Cash Papers

 Collection — briefcase
Identifier: MSS 2011-0614a

A collection of papers by William Thomas (W.T.) Cash. Notably, this collection contains the manuscript for his book Biennials. Personal business ledgers and other short manuscripts are also housed in this collection.

Dates: Created: approximately 1878-1951

William Wilson letters

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 77-6
Scope and Contents

Six letters written by William Wilson to his sister Lucretia Wilson Dutton (Mrs. Asa). Five of the letters are written from Tallahassee, Florida, and offer some interesting material about the area in the 1820s through early 1850s.

Dates: Created: 1827-1846

Winthrop Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-266
Scope and Contents Business, personal, family and military papers, correspondence, orders, bills, pictures, publications, engineering diagrams and blueprints. This collection contains the business papers of John S. Winthrop and Mrs. Susan Winthrop, including correspondence, plantation records, bills, orders, mortgages, tax information and bookkeeping records. There are also personal and family papers of the Winthrop family, including pictures of persons such as Sindey Alder and members of the Winthrop family, as well as the military papers for Captain Guy L. Winthrop. The collection contains a set of eight blueprints and designs, the business papers of Francis B. Winthrop, and a map of Burrow Hill...
Dates: Created: 1592-1970; Other: Majority of material found in 1841-1941; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1969