Fenton McArthur Prewitt papers
Scope and Contents
The materials in this collection are related to the life and work of Fenton McArthur Prewitt. There is a fifty-page typescript entitled, "Chronological facts pertaining to the fifty years and after fifty years of the life of Fenton McArthur Prewitt, discussing his life, family genealogy, and career. There are a number of newspapers in the collection from the following cities in Florida: Tavares, Gainesville, Waldo, Starke, Jacksonville, Wauchula, Tampa, and Plant City. There are two holograph letters, dated March 14, 1897, and September 6, 1911, and one post card dated September 13, 1911. These include a clipping about yellow fever in Florida. A clipping from Gainesville's Daily Sun, dated August 31, 1901, announces Prewitt's marriage. Also in the collection are pamphlets on Florida politics, including a map, the charter of Lakeland, Florida, and the Stark, Florida Centennial.
There is a menu from the Tampa Bay Hotel. Newspapers in the collection relate details about the following: the United States occupation of Cuba and the Spanish relinquishing control of that area; the great fire at Jacksonville; Read Admiral W. S. Schley of the United States Navy; the orange growing and packing house industry in Florida; wedding announcements for Louise Prewitt and Eugene W. Brown; and strawberry growing and marketing in Florida.
Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
- Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1968
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to all researchers.
3.00 folders (3 folders.)
Language of Materials
Technical Access Requirements
Copyright owned by Florida State University. All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Mrs. F. M. Prewitt
Method of Acquisition
Negotiations by Mr. N. Orwin Rush, Director of Libraries, FSU
Processed September 1968
- Florida State University Libraries. Manuscripts Collections Subject Source: Local sources
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- Fenton McArthur Prewitt papers
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