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Captain William Henry Chase Letter

 Collection — Box: 140
Identifier: MSS 0-54

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from Captain William H. Chase of Pensacola, Florida, to Lieutenant A. H. Bowman, an Army Engineer, directing Bowman to make a survey of the Pensacola area to find a shorter navigation route. A partial transcript of the letter is also available.


  • Other: Majority of material found in January 25, 1829
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/06/1962

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

General William H. Chase was Major of Engineers, U.S.A. and was afterwards Major-General of the Confederate State Army, and president of the Georgia, Florida & Alabama Railroad, leading from Pensacola to points in Alabama.


1.00 items (1 folder)

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Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Howard H. Mott

Processing Information

Processed March 17, 1964.

Captain William Henry Chase Letter
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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