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Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-223

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original manuscripts related to Joseph Finegan, the estate of John D. Bellechasse, the Florida Railroad Company, and General H. S. Sanford. These materials should be useful as a biographical sketch of Joseph Finegan. Other subjects covered by the collection include: Jacksonville, Cuba, Lake Monroe, auctions, mill property, Joseph Oliver, St. Mary's Parish in Louisiana, debts, David L. Yulee, Confederate States District Court of Florida, George W. Call, railroad construction, Joseph Finegan & Co, Fernandina, William Phelan, orange groves in Mellonville, Florida, land sales, Orange County, John Forbes, St. Augustine, and Savannah. The collection also contains several maps showing purchase of lands, the "Ross Plantation," and Byrne lands.

Additions to the collection included several historical Florida newspapers.


  • created: 1851-1884
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/02/1964

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.


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Custodial History

The newspaper additions were accompanied by a letter from Mr. Shaw explaining that he had received the newspapers from the editor of the Gadsden County Times, J. Love Hutchinson; Mr. Hutchinson collected them from R.H.M. (Bob) Davison of Quincy, Florida.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Roderick K. Shaw

Accruals and Additions

Additional gifts 1-3 were newspapers relating to Florida, 1877-1924. Received at the library December 13, 1967 and processed June 1968.

Existence and Location of Originals

Newspapers in the collection may be viewed in the FSU Digital Library.

Processing Information

Processed March 1965. Additions processed in June 1968.

Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw collection
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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