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Van Brunt business records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-249

Scope and Contents

The Van Brunt records contain 16 journals, ledgers, "cotton seed books," two tenant farmer agreement contracts, a typed letter by Mr. Clifton Paisley to Mr. N. Orwin Rush, dated August 17, 1969, and a seven-page typescript of Mr. Paisley's interview on July 5, 1969, with a daugher of Mr. Van Brunt, Mrs. Jack Gregory, of Quincy, Florida. The business records, besides reflecting the economic conditions of the era and the customary manner of conducting a merchandising and tenant farming business, has considerable genealogical value.

Online Copies Available

Select materials from the Van Brunt business records have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.


  • Created: 1902-1911
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/07/1969

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

Mr. R. F. Van Brunt, Iamonia, Leon County, Florida, owner of the ancestoral Van Brunt plantation located east of "Tall Timbers Plantation," the Beadel place. Mr. Van Brunt also owned a general merchandise store at Iamonia from about 1902 to 1911 when he sold the store and moved to Miccosukee, Leon County, Florida. He operated another general merchandise store there and was postmaster until a rural route was established in 1908-1909.

Mr. Van Brunt was born at the family plantation home at Iamonia in 1862. He died December 1914 and was buried on the Van Brunt plantation at Iamonia.


20.00 items

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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Clifton Paisley

Processing Information

Processed December 1969. Ledgers rehoused and cleaned 2022.

Van Brunt business records
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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