Skip to main content

Florida business letterhead collection

 Collection — Box: 146
Identifier: MSS 1-09

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a selection of business letters that serve as examples of early business letterheads from various places in Florida. They are quite elaborate and contain pictures, maps and extensive advertising. They are from different towns and cities in Florida and date from 1879-1896. The letters are mostly to W.D. Bloxham and W.D. Barnes, both comptrollers for the state of Florida. Barnes was comptroller from 1881-1890 and Bloxham from 1890-1897.

The letters concern the following Florida towns: Elleville, Brooklyn, Jacksonville, Apalachicola, Deland, Bluff Springs, Key West, Arcadia, Bronson, Wewahitchka, Grove Park, Starke, Pensacola, Lake City, Sumterville, Bridgeport, Marianna, Palatka, Milton, Sanford, Pine Level, Eustis, Enterprise, Cincinnati, Titusville, Waldo, Polk County, and Kissimmee.

The following businesses and types of businesses are covered: groceries, hotels, fur dealers, merchants, wholesalers, feed stores, brick manufacturers, newspapers, farmers, general stores, title abstracters, land investment companies, real estate, cigar factories, surveyors, druggists, pharmacists, liquor stores, printers, cane-makers; Florida Land and Improvement Company, Florida Orange Grove and Land Company, Florida Settlers Home Association, Gopher Cigar Factory, Harrison Bros., Huchingson & Co., Mitchell Renz & Co., Milton & Blackshear, Orange County Land Agency, Pratt Bros., South Florida Land & Improvement Company, Robbins & Graham, H. Robinson & Co., Herman Ruge & Sons, Santa Fe Canal, Skilton Brothers, and Waters and Carson.


  • created: 1879-1896

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.


49.00 items

0 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Processing Information

Processed May, 1979

Florida business letterhead collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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