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17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1948-003
Dates: Created: 1664-1976

Alachua, Gadsden and Leon Counties Civil War papers

 Collection — Box: 140
Identifier: MSS 1967-060
Scope and Contents These photocopies of Civil War papers include a letter from Bird B. Wright of Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, Virginia to his wife Amy R. Wright of Quincy Florida in Gadsden County. The letter dated September 21, 1862, informs her that he has been badly wounded while in combat near Sharpsburg, Maryland and gives instructions how to get to the place where he is and tells her that she or his brother should come to see him. Among other things, he tells her that his Captain was killed the same day he was wounded. Also included is a Certificate of Parole, Waldo, Alachua County, Florida, dated May 20, 1865 to J. A. Tompkins...Private of Co. B. 2nd Regiment, Florida Calvary, and a transmittal...
Dates: Created: 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/1967

Albert Waller Gilchrist Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1964-125
Scope and Contents The Gilchrist Papers are comprised of the official papers of Albert Waller Gilchrist, 20th Governor of Florida, as well as newspaper articles, military and state official documents, items pertaining to the naming of Gilchrist County, materials regarding educational institutions including Carolina Military Institute and West Point, personal correspondence, genealogical research, and papers pertaining to Gilchrist's estate and will.

Also known as MSS 0-125.
Dates: Created: 1876-1929

Alexander Farnsley's love letters

 Collection — Box: 146
Identifier: MSS 1964-106
Scope and Contents Facsimile reproduction of letters written by Alexander Farnsley of Fernelea to Mary Elizabeth Thurman of Louisville, whom he always addressed as "Dear Bettie." The letters were written between 1856-1860 and reproduced on the occasion of the weddings of two of their great granddaughters, Sally Burrell Farnsley, married at Louisville, July 28, 1962, and Anne Peaslee Farnsley, married at Hamburg, Germany, August 5, 1962. The letters and notes of Alexander Farnsley were handwritten and, although reproduced, are in good condition, but the one letter written by Ms. Thurman to him and signed "Bettie" is only fairly legible. In the collection is a printed...
Dates: Created: 1856-1860; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1963

Allen Morris Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1966-187
Scope and Contents The Allen Morris Papers consist of personal and professional records and research materials accumulated by Mr. Morris over a period of about forty-one years. The papers consist of correspondence; biographical sketches of Florida officials and other famous Floridians; photographs, programs, and other materials related to the Allen Morris Legislative Awards; historical data concerning place names, historical houses, rivers and river boats. Also included is a complete file of "Cracker Politics," the column that Allen Morris was responsible for writing for so many years, as well as notes and materials compiled and used in the creation of the Florida Handbook. A large portion...
Dates: 1861-1970

American Association of University Women (Tallahassee Chapter) Records

 Collection — Box: 565A-568A
Identifier: MSS 1990-024
Abstract Annual reports, committee files, correspondence, membership files, president's files, scrapbooks, photographs, yearbooks, and memorabilia.
Dates: Created: 1923-1972

Autograph note from Lord Shelburne to Andrew Millar and clipping

 Collection — Container: Autograph Box 3
Identifier: MSS 1990-023
Scope and Contents Autograph note from Lord Shelburne to Mr. Andrew Millar, complimenting the "...two setts of Hume's History of England he sent him...", and asking "...to subscribe for a sett of that work of Mr. Adams..." It is signed "Bowood Park, June 21st." Bowood Park is in Calne, Wiltshire, England. The note is probably dated between 1761 and 1784 when he was called Lord Shelburne, and before he became Marquis of Lansdowne.

Also, it would have to be after the Hume publication of the first edition of the History of England in six volumes printed for A. Millar 1754-1762, and before the death of Millar in 1768. There is also a clipping with biographical information about Lord Shelburne.
Dates: Created: June 21

B. F. Hammond Civil War Letters

 Collection — Box: 149
Identifier: MSS 1965-135
Scope and Contents Photostats of the Civil War letters by B.F. Hammond written during 1863 and 1864 from various camps in Virginia to members of his family in South Carolina. All letters were written on battlefields and contain vivid descriptions of "the bloody struggle." Also known as MSS 0-135.
Dates: Created: 1863-1864

Bank of Florida Letter

 Collection — Box: 515
Identifier: MSS 0-13
Scope and Contents The three page letter, signed by E.G. Booth, secretary to D.S. Kennedy, Esq. of New York, gives a list of drafts drawn on several individuals and then the details of a bill of lading covering 41 bales of cotton, all being sent for discount. The postscript refers to the financial difficulties then existing in Florida banking circles.
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1952; 1844

Bertram Hylton Davis Letters

 Collection — Box: 142
Identifier: MSS 82-10
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters from literary people received when Professor Davis was chairing the English Department Lecture Committee in 1977-1978. Included is the full correspondence with Reed Whittemore. Other correspondents include: Saul Bellow, Frederick Crews, E. L. Doctorow, Tom Stoppard, and Paul Antony Tanner. There are also memos of Bertram Davis and lecture space reservation materials.
Dates: Created: 1977-1978

Beverly Jean Fogarty Smith Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: HP 2008-001
Scope and Contents Personal items of Florida State College for Women/Florida State University student Beverly Jean Fogarty Smith (formerly Beverly Jean Fogarty) (BA, Education, 1950). Items include freshman papers, programs, personal photographs, and assorted ephemera and memorabilia. She is the sister of Marjorie Fogarty Lee (Accession No. HP-2007-014). (See box list.)

Online Copies Available Select materials from this Collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
Dates: Created: 1946-1952; Other: Majority of material found in 1946-1950; Other: Date acquired: 01/15/2008

Bibliographic Associates Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 138
Identifier: MSS 1992-007
Scope and Contents Correspondence to and from Norman L. Kilpatrick, Director of Florida State University Libraries, concerning the founding and early meetings of the Bibliographical Associates, an informal campus group that met to share interests in collecting rare books, old maps, original manuscripts, and other printed materials.
Dates: Created: 1954-1955

Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Community Service Executives Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1976-019
Abstract This collection includes the proceedings of the annual Blue Ridge Institute, presentations that were not part of the proceedings but were presented at the Institute, programs, invitations, invitation lists, correspondence, background material, photographs and various related materials, including audio tapes and video tapes.
Dates: Created: 1927-2006

Bob Graham Letter

 Collection — Box: 148
Identifier: MSS 1981-003
Scope and Contents Typescript letter, dated June 17, 1981, signed by Bob Graham in which he thanks Mrs. Opal M. Free of the FSU Library for gathering materials for a 2nd Annual history dinner.

Also known as MSS 0-303.
Dates: Created: June 17, 1981

Chandler Holmes Smith Papers

 Collection — Box: 157
Identifier: MSS 1964-231
Scope and Contents Business records and correspondence of Colonel Chandler Holmes Smith, including: personal letters from his wife, children and other relatives; applications addressed to Colonel Smith as Trustee of the Florida State Agricultural College by Lancelot W. Andrews, Ph. D., Cambridge, Mass., for "professorship in chemistry," and by H. N. Felkel, Tallahassee, Florida, "for the chair of English Literature and Elocution"; letters from W. N. Gordon and Co., Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, Savannah, Ga., Warren and Axson, Commission Merchants, Savannah, Fred H. Hill, Wholesale Grocer, Savannah, Banking House of A. P. Wright and Co., Thomasville, Ga., M. J. Boughton, S. A. Pattison, Daniel...
Dates: Created: 1844-1886

Cinema Corporation of America Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2004-008
Abstract The Cinema Corporation of America Collection documents the history of this film distribution company, and American producer and director Cecil B. DeMille's role in its founding.
Dates: Created: 1925-1981; Other: Majority of material found in 1925-1932

Clement Acton Griscom Papers

 Collection — Box: 516
Identifier: MSS 1988-009
Scope and Contents These papers include a letter from Clement Acton Griscom to his son Lloyd, who served as a foreign diplomat to Japan in the early 1900s. Also included is a small Christmas gift card signed "From Bronson Winthrop," and a small envelope addressed to Col. Lloyd Griscom, care of Miss Griscom, Water Oak Plantation, Tallahassee, Florida. The fourth item in the collection is a letter from G. Leslie Isaac to "Col. Griscom" at Luna Plantation, Tallahassee, concerning a trip to a fair and a car purchase. Includes MSS 0-304.
Dates: Created: 1904, 1940

Cornelius Curtis Letter to Secretary of the Navy

 Collection — Box: 142
Identifier: MSS 1958-081
Scope and Contents Holograph letter by Cornelius Curtis to "Hon. Gideon Wells," Secretary of the Navy (1863) concerning acts practiced by civil employees of the government in regard to captured Confederate vessels in Florida. Also known as MSS 0-81.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1863; Other: Date acquired: 04/29/1958

Dallas Wood Civil War Letter

 Collection — Box: 158
Identifier: MSS 1965-272
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of a photostat of Wood's letter in duplicate. The letter is by Dallas Wood, Co. "K," 6th Fla. Vols, Finley's Brigade, dated Dalton, Georgia, December 25, 1863, to "Dear Sister." Dallas Wood's letter to his sister is chiefly a family letter written on Christmas day and deals only slightly with army life and the granting of furloughs. His reference to "the bloody struggle" was doubtless in anticipation of a forthcoming transfer to Virginia and Tennessee where Brig.-General Finley's Florida Infantry saw service during the following two years.
Dates: Created: 1863

Davco Electronics, Inc. Business Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1975-010
Scope and Contents Collection consists of the business correspondence of Davco Electronics, Inc. from 1966 to 1968. It is organized alphabetically by name of individual or organization, with additional files for APO and FPO in New York, San Francisco, etc. as well as a miscellaneous file.
Dates: Created: 1966-1968

Dorothy Dodd Gifts

 Collection — Box: 142
Identifier: MSS 1934-097
Scope and Contents The Dorothy Dodd Gifts, dated from 1903 to 1907, include three letters to H. Clay Crawford, Florida Secretary of State, from Albert W. Gilchrist, Claude L'Engle, and W.G. Robinson. Also included in the collection are printed copies of addresses given by W.W. Finley of Southern Railway Company; four items pertaining to the Florida Vegetal Development Company of South Dakota; and a statement of exports and imports through Port Inglis on the Withlacooche River, Florida. Among the persons included in the Dorothy Dodd Gifts are Albert W. Gilchrist, Governor of Florida 1909-1913; Claude L'Engle, periodical editor; W.G. Robinson, member of Florida Republican State Central...
Dates: Created: 1903-1907; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1934

Dr. Edward Bradford Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1964-028
Scope and Contents Contains personal and business correspondence, documents, bills, receipts, etc., of Dr. Edward Bradford, general merchant and plantation owner. Collection also includes a letter of introduction of James E. Broome, Tallahassee, Fla., to Hon. Jacob Thompson, Washington City, and a long handwritten letter of Governor Bragg, Raleigh, N.C., and other important papers show that Dr. Bradford was a well-known and prominent citizen. For the period before 1840 there are only a few scattering bills, receipts, and notes, but from 1840 to 1866 records of the plantation, commission merchants, forwarding agents, and New York cotton brokers evidence that a prosperous business was transacted....
Dates: Created: 1830-1871

Dr. F. A. Byrd Papers

 Collection — Box: 516
Identifier: MSS 1968-042
Scope and Contents Personal, family, and business correspondence, land deeds, letter of testamentary, papers of the administrator of the estate of Dr. F.A. Byrd. Business and personal papers, certificates of membership, licenses to practice as Physician and Surgeon, 13 early envelopes (some with stamps attached); business correspondence, statements, invoices, and one bound account book. Orders and invoices for marble slabs and headstones for family graves (with names, etc.); declaration of taxable property, tax receipts, note payable to Harrison Reed, Governor of Florida; certificate of "Amnesty Oath;" codicil to a Last Will, letter testamentary. Sales of land, land deeds, bill of sale,...
Dates: Created: 1819-1892; Other: Date acquired: 03/22/1968

Dr. Thomas M. Campbell Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2006-007
Abstract Manuscripts of Campbell's book, Masquerade Peace, and other publications. Includes his class materials.
Dates: Created: 1963-1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1970-1975; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/2006

Dr. Thomas William Hoffer Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2008-024
Abstract Professional and personal files of Dr. Thomas William Hoffer, documenting his prolific and creative activities in animation studies, broadcasting, communication education, and documentary production.
Dates: Created: 1920-2005

Edward M. Tidball Civil War Papers

 Collection — Box: 157
Identifier: MSS 1965-245
Scope and Contents Photocopies of the papers of Edward M. Tidball include letters sent to him from the U.S. Navy Dept., Bureau of Ordnance & Hydrography, Washington, D.C. granting leaves of absence as a clerk in August 1859 & July 1860; a letter accepting his resignation March 6, 1861; letters from S.R. Mallory, Secretary of the Confederate Navy, appointing him as Chief Clerk March 13, 1861 &  April 30, 1862; receipt from Tidball for sale of his property March 15, 1865; the U.S. Presidential Proclamation of Amnesty & Pardon, May 29, 1865; a letter of August 29, 1865 from U.S. President Andrew Johnson granting Tidball full pardon for having taken part in the rebellion against the U.S.; and a...
Dates: Created: 1859-1865

El-Sadat Letters

 Collection — Container: Autograph Box 4
Identifier: MSS 1990-038
Scope and Contents Correspondence. This collection consists of correspondence between Anwar El-Sadat, President of Egypt, and Charles E. Miller, Director of University Libraries, Florida State University, concerning a gift of books from the Library to the President. The books were sent from the library to the president in the case of Sohi Abulsaad. The letters are dated July 23, 1976, and September 1976. The letters are accompanied by a list of the books: Open education and the American school, by Roland S. Barth; A stillness at Appomattox, by Bruce Catton; Management models and industrial applications of linear programming, by Abraham Charnes; Free enterprise: an imperative, by Herbert Hoover...
Dates: Created: 1976

Erasmus H. Tomlinson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2008-001
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials of the E.H. Tomlinson and Son Real Estate Company from 1893-1958. The series include client records, correspondence, day books, maps, blueprints, and scrapbooks. Contained in these series are family correspondence, financial records, legal documents, deeds, contracts, reports, photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and pamphlets. The collection documents the activities of the E.H. Tomlinson and Son Real Estate Company during the last decade of the Nineteenth Century and the first half of the Twentieth Century. The collection contains considerable business and family correspondence that gives a first hand account of Florida real estate...
Dates: Created: 1893-1958; Other: Majority of material found in 1906-1944

Everglades National Park Commission Papers

 Collection — Box: 145
Identifier: MSS 1971-102
Scope and Contents The Everglades National Park Commission Papers are comprised of items dated from June to October in 1946. The first item is a four-page document entitled, "Official Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Everglades National Park Commission at the Lunsford Lodge on Windley Island, June 15, 1946." The second item is a four-page letter, dated July 19, 1946, "To the Property Owners Within the Everglades National Park Area," that gives a good history of the establishing of the park. The third item, dated July 19, 1946, is a list of names and addresses of the twenty-five "Members Appointed to the Everglades National Park Commission by Governor Millard F....
Dates: 1946; Other: Date acquired: 09/07/1971

Fallschase Development Reference Files

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2009-006
Scope and Contents The Fallschase Development Reference Files includes newspaper articles which documented the Fallschase development process; agreements and other legal materials; minutes from public meetings held in 2005 and 2006; Fallschase development proposals, maps/surveys of the land of the proposed Fallschase community; memorandums to and from the Board of County Commissions; correspondence to and from Robert Rackleff and other Leon County commissioners.
Dates: Created: 1974-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 2004-2007