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Ruby Diamond collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-90

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, papers, records, journals, cashbooks (or account books), scrapbooks, newspaper articles, passport, currency, manuscripts, books, songs, pictures, stamps, clippings and legal papers. This collection contains a wide variety of materials. The correspondence, papers, records, bookkeeping journals and cash books of Julius Diamond reflect the economic conditions of the time and are good examples of how merchandising business was conducted. The scrapbook, assembled by John W. Trench, contains manuscripts, Civil War letters and clippings, describing events such as the battles of Gettysburg, Bull Run and Vicksburg. There is an original holograph passport issued by Consul General at Marseilles, France, to a native of Italy, taken during the war. Newspaper clippings discuss the price of gold, burial ceremonies, and the sale of slaves. Also included are recipes, poems, songs and jokes written during and about the Civil War, as well as other historical documents not preserved elsewhere.

Of note are samples of Confederate currency and United States postage stamps from 1898.

Includes MSS 0-86; MSS 0-87; MSS 0-88; MSS 0-89; MSS 0-90; MSS 0-91; MSS 0-92; MSS 0-93; MSS 0-94; MSS 0-95; MSS 78-34; MSS 88-6


  • Created: 1773-1981


3710.00 items

Language of Materials


Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ruby Diamond

Related Materials

MSS 0-90 is microfilmed. Film 9635.

Ruby Diamond collection
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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