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Ladd journal and papers

 Collection — oversize: Box1
Identifier: MSS 0-152

Scope and Contents

The Ladd Journal and papers consist of a journal labeled "Property of Fred Ladd" and contains 217 pages with 587 accounts listed, and the "abstract of title of George W. Ladd of Bangor, Maine, to lands in Wakulla County, Florida, purchased at U.S. Marshal sale." The title includes "Lands in Forbes Purchase" and shows John Beard, noted Registrar of those days, as receiver to settle titles of lands in Forbes Purchases. Also included are "The J. & N. Hamlin Land & Heirs account with Daniel Ladd," and an invoice "Wakulla Camp to D. Ladd" which is undated, and a photocopy of pictures of "Members Secession Convention of Florida 1861," which includes a picture of Daniel Ladd. There is also another journal in the collection. The first five pages are missing, but pages six to 642 are legible. Pages 643 to 658 are missing, and pages 659, 660, 661 and 662 are fairly legible. Since the last page is glued to the original binding, there probably were no additional pages in the journal. It has considerable historical value in that it contains names of old steamers and sloops in operation at the time, and also names of many business individuals and firms in Wakulla County, Florida. Includes MSS 0-153 (journal/account book).


  • created: 1848-1887
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/13/1965

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.


5.00 items

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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ladd

Method of Acquisition

The Ladd Journal was gift of the Ladd family and presented through attorney F. Parker, Jr., to the Florida State University in the latter part of 1965. Related items, the Ladd Journal & Papers, were presented by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ladd on July 13, 1965. Severeal months later, Mr. N. Orwin Rush, Director of the Libraries, brought the second Journal to Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processed September 1965 (original donation). Later donations (MSS 0-153) were processed in September 1967. Both collections were merged under MSS 0-152 at that time.

Ladd journal and papers
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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