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Bellamy-White Duel

 Collection — Box: 137
Identifier: MSS 0-17

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a three-page letter by Edwin Pugsley that gives some background on Senator William White and Abraham Bellamy, both of Monticello, Florida, principals of the duel, and a detailed description of the "English Duelling Pistols" chosen by them. Also, how Mr. Pugsley came into possession of the information about the historic duel and of the pistols.

The pistols, still in Mr. Pugsley's possession as of the writing of the letter in 1958, are illustrated in a little book Famous guns from famous collections by H. W. Bowman.


  • 1958
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/25/1958

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.


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Source of Acquisition

The letter and pictures were received by Dr. Dorothy Dodd on March 25, 1958 from Mr. Edwin Pugsley, Edgewood Plantation, Monticello, Florida.

Processing Information

Processed June 1971. The pictures that were originally part of the Photographic Archives at FSU are now part of the State Photo Archives.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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