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Weymouth Tyree Jordan Papers

 Collection — Box: 857
Identifier: MSS 79-7

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a wide variety of materials related to Weymouth Tyree Jordan, his life and his career. Included in these materials are biographical materials, personal papers, family history, employment records, early report cards, school transcripts, retirement papers, personal papers of the United States Navy and Naval Reserve, memorial articles and letters, book reviews of his, Hugh Davis and his Alabama plantation, correspondence with publishers, awards, diplomas and photographs of Mr. Jordan. The correspondence files contain letters from 1949 to 1968, including letters from Victor Mamatey, and Scott, Foresman and Company. There are a large number of papers from the Florida State University Department of History, including correspondence from the Florida Civil War Centennial Commission and the Faculty Senate, and papers about the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, performing arts, social sciences, the Southern Historical Association, correspondence with Ed Younger, and materials about the history of agriculture. There are materials about the graduate programs including lists of candidates, dissertations on Florida subjects, and exams. The collection also includes writings of Mr. Jordan on topics such as the agricultural state fair in Alabama, cotton planters, Alabama household practices, folk medicine in the old south, gold mining in North Carolina, herbs, blacks in Tennessee during the Reconstruction, Noah B. Cloud, Peruvian guano in the old south, plantation medicine, political impact of the Civil War on the old south, George Washington Campbell, the medieval mind, southern farming, and United States history. There are also research materials for his writings, including correspondence of people such as Samuel H. Fowlkes and Hubert B. Fuller, maps of Alabama, newspapers and photographs of the Civil War and the Florida State Capitol Building in Tallahassee. There are also two books in the collection: A dictionary of practical surgery by Samuel Cooper; and The Alabama justice of the peace, by Henry Hitchcock.


  • Created: 1822-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

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

Historian, professor. Dr. Weymouth Tyree Jordan joined the faculty of Florida State University in 1949 and served until his death in 1968. He was acting head of the Department of History from 1954-1955 and head of the department until 1964.


10.00 boxes

Language of Materials



This collection contains a wide variety of materials realted to Weymouth Tyree Jordan, his life and his career. Includes biographical materials, correspondence, articles, photographs, writings, research materials, announcements, books, and related materials.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. W. T. Jordan (Louise)

Processing Information

Processed September, 1979.

Weymouth Tyree Jordan Papers
Emily Gaskin
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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