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Winthrop Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-266

Scope and Contents

Business, personal, family and military papers, correspondence, orders, bills, pictures, publications, engineering diagrams and blueprints. This collection contains the business papers of John S. Winthrop and Mrs. Susan Winthrop, including correspondence, plantation records, bills, orders, mortgages, tax information and bookkeeping records. There are also personal and family papers of the Winthrop family, including pictures of persons such as Sindey Alder and members of the Winthrop family, as well as the military papers for Captain Guy L. Winthrop. The collection contains a set of eight blueprints and designs, the business papers of Francis B. Winthrop, and a map of Burrow Hill Place.

Information about the Winthrop Family Tree is on four photocopied sheets as follows:

1. Adam Winthrop, Levenham, Suffolk in 1498, to Guy Louis, died 1963.

2. Smith-Armistead-Winthrop. Nathaniel Smith, born 1788, to John Still Winthrop, died 1862.

3. Rogers-Winthrop-Bell. Nehemiah Rogers, born 1718, to Guy Louis, died 1963.

4. Nathaniel Marston, 1697, to Evelyn Susan Armistead, 1846.

Includes MSS 0-267, MSS 1-04 and MSS 79-6.

Online Copies Available

Select materials from the Winthrop Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.


  • Created: 1592-1970
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1841-1941
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1969

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 and 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.


4040.00 items

Language of Materials


Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Guy L. Winthrop

Accruals and Additions

Accession MSS 0-267: Gift of Mrs. Guy Winthrop. July 1, 1970 Accession MSS 1-04: Received from Frank Hutchinson. No date recorded. Rescued from the Winthrop House before it was demolished. Accession MSS 79-6: Gift of Mrs. Guy Winthrop-King. No date recorded.

Related Materials

Microfilm: Film 9651 (which includes MSS 0-267, MSS 1-04 and MSS 79-6)

Processing Information

Processed March 1970

Winthrop Family Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US