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Fred Elliot Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-100

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of business records, correspondence, pictures, a scrapbook and other items of Fred C. Elliot. Subjects covered by this collection include: J. O. Wright, engineers, Everglades Drainage Project, Everglades Drainage District, Florida population, Cyril Baldwin, C. V. Scott, Florida Everglades, Florida Coast Line Canal, St. Lucie Canal, Gulf to Atlantic Waterway, A. W. Cilchrist, Lake Okeechobee, Broward County, Dade County, DeSoto County, Lee County, Monroe County, Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County, St. Lucie County, Cary A. Hardee, Okeechobee Fruit Lands Company, rainfall, E. B. Lewis & Company, Palm Beach and Everglades Railroad, drainage districts, beach conservation, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, traffic signals, American Engineering Council, construction in navigable waters, Key Biscayne, Key Largo, Moore Have n Drainage District, Little Manatee River Project, Robert O. Vernon, Fort San Marco, Florida Engineering Society, National Society of Professional Engineers, Seaboard Air Line Railway System, theater, Hippodrome State Theater, Thomas Aquinas, Civil War in Florida, George P. Raney, Florida plantations, Florida maps, Louisiana maps, Castillo de San Marcos, Fort Matanzas, oil, Federation of Garden Clubs, Florida wildlife, Taylor County, Jefferson County, the Florida diocese and St. Johns Parish.


  • Created: 1835-1962
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1965


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical or Historical Information

Fred C. Elliot (1878-1963), Chief Engineer and Secretary of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida. Mr. Elliot's public service career in Florida began in 1908 and continued until he retired on November 3, 1957. In 1911 he made a special drainage investigation for the Everglades district and had a leading role in carrying out the drainage project there and in other areas in South Florida.


1548.00 items

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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Fred Elliot

Method of Acquisition

Brought to Library by Dr. William W. Rogers, Associate Professor of History, Florida State University.

Related Materials

Elliot Family Papers (M86-38). State Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, FL.,SPECIFIC=2707,DATABASE=SERIES, Everglades Reclamation Project photographs (M82-41). State Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, FL.,SPECIFIC=481331,DATABASE=SERIES,

Processing Information

Processed July 1966.

Fred Elliot Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US