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Confederate Money

 Collection — Box: 141
Identifier: MSS 1965-072

Scope and Contents

Collection of Confederate and pre-Confederate bank notes of various dates 1835-1864 from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also known as MSS 0-72


  • Created: 1835-1864

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

The Confederate States of America, also called the Confederacy in the American Civil War, was the government of 11 southern states that seceded from the Union in 1860-61. It carried on all the affairs of a separate government and conducted a major war until it was defeated in the spring of 1865. The Confederacy's early attempts to raise funds centered on printing money, which proved highly inflationary, and issuing bonds that could be paid for in-kind. (Taken from the Brittanica Online Encyclopedia)


44.00 items (1 Folder)

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Source of Acquisition

Gifts of various donors as listed.

Method of Acquisition

Gifts of various donors and received by FSU at dates listed below: 1. Gift of Treasury Department, Washington, D.C. 18 Confederate notes printed at Richmond, Virginia. Dated 1861-1864. Received by FSU Library, February, 1913. 2. Gift of Dr. Louis C. Karpinski, Ann Arbor, Michigan. One Confederate bank note. Apalachicola, Florida. Received by FSU Library May, 1949. 3. Gift of Louise Richardson, Tallahassee, Florida. One bank note. Bank of St. Johns, Jacksonville, Florida. 1859. Date received not recorded. 4. Gift of Mary Louise Snodgrass, student FSCW class of 1929. Five bank notes: Athens, Tenn., Parish of Point Coupee, and Richmond, Va. Dated 1861-1862. Received by FSCW Library 1929. 5. Gift of Lucy Lester, Professor, FSU, Tallahassee, Florida. One bank note. Florida, 1861. Received by FSCW Library July 10, 1935. 6. Gift of Mr. Hazen, address unknown. Ten bank notes: Florida, Alabama and Georgia. Dated 1858-1864. 7. Gift of Eupha Turner, address unknown. Seven bank notes: Louisiana, Mississippi, and C.S.A. Received by FSCW Library, August 1929. 8. Gift of Mrs. D.A. Avant, Tallahassee, Florida. Two bank notes: Bank of Florida. Dated 1835 and 1836. Received by FSU Library, October 2, 1950.

Existence and Location of Originals

This collection is available online as part of the FSU Digital Library.

Processing Information

Processed April, 1965.

Confederate Money
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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