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William F. Hankins Collection

Identifier: MSS 0-136

Scope and Contents

Biographical sketch of William Hankins; current and historical materials relating to the economic development of Florida; holograph notes; 68-page holograph looseleaf book listing names and addresses and pertinent information about sawmills in Florida; group of 61 pictures of timberlands and sawmills in South Florida, some aerial topographic; holograph and photocopies of holograph maps of 23 Florida counties consisting of 403 sheets, some colored; Edison flat discs relating to timber and lumber industry in Florida; clippings from newspapers and 'The Southern Lumber Journal' relating to forests, sawmills and equipments for sawmills in Florida; description and history of river boats in Florida with names of their captains, and 12 books relating to forestry, timberlands and sawmills in Florida.


  • Created: 1923-1965
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/24/1969


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright owned by Florida State University. 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.


1564.00 items

Language of Materials


Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Mary E. Hankins

Related Materials

A small collection of books was donated with this manuscript collection. The titles and, when available, their call numbers are as follows:

Partlow, H. R., A.B., LLB. A Hand Book on Florida Land Titles. Washburn Printing Company, Charlotte, NC. 1926. Housed in the Florida Collection, HD1186.U6P3. See record here.

Gill, Tom and Ellen C. Dowling. (Compiled by). The Forestry Directory. Published by The American Tree Association, Washington, D.C. 1949. Printed by the Monumental Printing Company, Baltimore, MD. Housed in the Dirac Science Library, SD117 .F6. See record here.

Weaver, Howard E., Ph.D., and David A. Anderson, M.S. 1954. Manual of Southern Forestry - With Special Adaptions for Students of Vocational Agriculture. The Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc., Danville, Illinois. Housed in the Dirac Science Library, SD144.A15W4. See record here.

Brown, Nelson Courtlandt. Logging - Principles and Practices in the United States and Canada. Press of Braunworth & Co., Inc., Book Manufacturers, Brooklyn, N. Y. 1934. Illus. No longer held by FSU Libraries.

Brown, Nelson Courtlandt. Logging - The Principles and Methods of Harvesting Timber in the United States and Canada. 1934. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, Chapman & Hall, Limited London. Illus. No longer held by FSU Libraries.

New England Hurricane. Written and compiled by Members of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in the New England States. Hale, Cushman & Flint, Boston. 1938. Illus. Housed in the Strozier Library General Collection, F9.F45. See record here.

World Timbers. Vol.l. Published by Lumber Development Association, Ltd. London, E.C. 4. n.d. No longer held by FSU Libraries.

Andrews, Ralph W. Glory Days of Logging. 1956. Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington. Reporter Printing and Supply Co., Billings, Montana. First Edition. Illus. Housed in the Dirac Science Library, TS805.A64. See record here.

Adams, Kramer. Logging Railroads of The West. 1961. Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington. Reporter Printing and Supply Co., Billings, Montana.· First Edition. Illus. Housed in the Dirac Science Library, SD539.A28. See record here.

Holbrook, Stewart H. Yankee Loggers - A Recollection of Woodsmen, Cooks, and River Drivers. 1961. New York. International Paper Company. Illus. Item is held in Remote Storage, view record and request item here.

Southern Lumberman, Christmas 1962 issue. J. H. Baird Publishing Company, Nashville, Tennessee. Serial is available online through the FSU Library catalog, view record here.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Management and Inventory of Southern Hardwoods. Agriculture Handbook No. 181. Illus. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Housed in Strozier Library, Government Documents, view record here.

Processing Information

Processed December 1969

William F. Hankins 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