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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.


  • created: 1859-1877


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

William P. Slusser (1825-1892) was born in Brookfield, Ohio. He came to Tallahassee, Florida in 1849; the 1850 Census lists him as a tinner. He first rented the former J. Martin Williams store on Monroe Street, agreeing to purchase it in March 1859. For more information on Slusser and his store see Clifton Paisley, "Tallahassee Through the Storebooks: War Clouds and War, 1860-1863," Florida Historical Quarterly 51 (July 1972): 37-51, and Clifton Paisley, "Tallahassee Through the Storebooks: Era of Radical Reconstruction, 1867-1877," Florida Historical Quarterly 53 (July 1974): 49-65.


10.00 items (1 folder)

0 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

Given by Mrs. Evelyn Whitfield Henry.

Processing Information

Processed March 1986

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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