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Bird and Ulmer Papers

 Collection — Box: 138
Identifier: MSS 1964-020

Scope and Contents

The Bird and Ulmer papers consist of photocopies of correspondence, land deeds, tax papers, political and other speeches, resolutions, and papers pertaining to church, lodges, last will, accounts of executors of estates, reports of estate, division of land, and division of slaves with values assigned. These papers pertain chiefly to the plantations of Bunker Hill, Nacossa, and Freelawn, which flourished before the Civil War. The majority of the papers are dated from the 1850s through the late 1800s, although a handful are from the 1920s.

Also known as MSS 0-20.


  • Created: 1851-1922
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/30/1964


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to the Florida State University Libraries Use of this collection is provided for non-commercial, personal, educational, and research use only. All other use, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly reproductions, redistribution, publication, websites, exhibitions, broadcasts, or other transmission, whether by electronic means or otherwise, without prior written permission of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited. For information about the copyright and reproduction rights for this item, please contact Special Collections & Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Bird and Ulmer families lived in Jefferson County, Florida and were plantation owners and officers in the Seminole and Civil Wars. The Birds, including Daniel B. Bird and Major Pickens B. Bird, were natives of Florida. Paul Ulmer, a native of North Carolina, his brother Julius, and sister, Sara, came to Florida in 1824 and married and settled in Jefferson County at and near Monticello where their descendants still reside.


55.00 items

0.00 Linear Feet (0 linear feet)

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Source of Acquisition

Dr. William W. Rogers, Professor of History at Florida State University

Method of Acquisition

Reproduced from originals by permission of Mrs. Daniel B. Bird, Monticello, Florida.

Processing Information

Processed May 1965.

Bird and Ulmer Papers
Burt Altman
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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