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Love-Scarborough Papers

 Collection — Box: 514
Identifier: MSS 1964-179

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of certificates of purchases of land, a certificate commissioning Scarborough as Captain of a volunteer infantry company, land deeds, Territorial Florida manuscripts, a picture of Mrs. M.L. Scarborough, newspapers and clippings, personal letters, reports of blankets, provisions, and clothing required by Floridians in prison at Fort Delaware, promissory notes, receipts, invoices, and a typed copy of "Express-Supplement", a letter to an unknown newspaper editor by William T. Gregory in 1860, pertaining to the proposed secession from the Union by Florida and other states.

Also known as MSS 0-179


  • Created: 1835-1936
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/25/1959

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

Captain Raburn Monroe Scarborough (1826-1862), was a plantation and land owner in Gadsden County, Florida, and Captain of Camp Retrieve in Apalachicola in Florida. Mrs. Scarborough was Martha Lucinda Davis of Mt. Pleasant when she married her first husband, Mr. Daniel Smith. They had three girls: Annie (or Nancy; Mrs. Ormand), Belle (Mrs. Edward Love) and Mamie (or Mollie; Mrs. Judge E.C. Love). The Scarborough children were Sissie (spelled Sifie; Mrs. Sara Warren S. Love), Bud (Frank Scarborough), Eddie (Edgar Scarborough) and Mattie (or little Sissie; Mrs. A.L. Wilson).


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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Miss Sarah Mae Love

Method of Acquisition

Gift negotiated by N. Orwin Rush, Florida State University Librarian.

Existence and Location of Originals

Collection is available on microform, Film #9604. The newspapers in the collection can be viewed in the [url=]FSU Digital Library[/url].

Processing Information

Processed March 20, 1964 (newspapers). Rest of collection processed March 20, 1964.

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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