Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw collection
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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Language of Materials
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.
Processed March 1965. Additions processed in June 1968.
- Deeds Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finegan, Joseph
- Florida State University Libraries. Manuscripts Collections Subject Source: Local sources
- Plantations--Southern States Subject Source: Local sources
- Railroads Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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