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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

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

Captain Hugh Black Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1964-022
Scope and Contents The papers include letters and one diary written during the Civil War (1863-1864) by Black to his wife, Mary Ann Black, from various places in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia and contain descriptions of army life and of the battlefields. There is also a series of letters and accounts (1901-1913) between Black and a Tallahassee merchant, Julius Diamond, two land deeds (1857-1858) relating to land of the Forbes' Purchases, and a letter to Black from J.B. Whitfield, Treasurer of the State of Florida and later a Supreme Court Justice. Additional materials consist of correspondence between Captain Hugh Black and his family between 1862-1864, as well as 2 photographs of Black...
Dates: Created: 1840-1913; Other: Date acquired: 01/30/1964

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

Clifton Paisley Collection

 Collection — Box: 153
Identifier: MSS 0-198
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials about Clifton Paisley's book, 'From Cotton to Quail.' Besides the manuscript with many holograph notes by the author, there are many pictures. Most were made by Paisley and are identified by labels, listing keys and a numbered bibliography. Other sources are described in a five page letter to Mrs. Judy Goffman, Editorial Assistant at the University of Florida Press in Gainesville, Florida.
Dates: 1915-1968; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1969

Cromartie Land Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2017-001
Scope and Contents Documentation of the land holdings of Alexander Cromartie (1807-1870) of Leon County, Florida.  Includes an 1868 manuscript land indenture transferring two parcels of land to Cromartie's son, Alexander G. Cromartie; and an 1870 map by surveyor W. L. Robeson, detailing the division of Cromartie's 978 acres near Lake Iamonia after his death.
Dates: Created: 1868, 1870; Other: Date acquired: 03/12/2016

Doak S. Campbell Papers, 1935-1972

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-044
Abstract This collection contains materials related to the life and career of Doak Sheridan Campbell. It includes biographical sketches of Dr. Campbell, newspaper clippings about Campbell and Florida State University, speeches, personal correspondence, some of which relate information about the Campbell family history. Other persons and topics mentioned in the collection include: Florida Governors LeRoy Collins and Claude Kirk, Campbell's book, A University in Transition, educational materials including projects, programs and correspondence related to various educational institutions, boards and commissions in Florida and Georgia, the Georgia Peabody College for...
Dates: Created: 1935 - 1972

Donald Tucker Political Papers

 Collection — Container: Political Papers
Identifier: MSS 93-4
Abstract This collection is comprised of political papers on a broad range of people and subjects accumulated during Donald L. Tucker's term as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
Dates: Created: 1975-1977; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1993

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

El Destino and Chemonie Plantation Papers

 Collection — Box: 516
Identifier: MSS 0-85
Scope and Contents The collection relates to the El Destino and Chemonie plantations located a short distance from Tallahassee, Florida. These papers consist of records and documents of the executors and administrators of the estate of William B. Nuttall. The materials discuss sale of cotton and other agricultural products, conveyance of land and slaves, as well as reports and accounts related to the estate. Some papers are signed by Mary W. Savage (Nuttall), Hector W. Braden and George Noble Jones. Digital Copies Available This collection is available digitially in ...
Dates: Created: 1822-1859; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1969

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

Florence Gregory Walker Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: HP 2009-030
Scope and Contents Personal items of Florida State College for Women student Florence Gregory (B.A. Sociology, 1940) and Florida State University (M.S., Social Work, 1962). Items includes photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera related to her years as a student at FSCW/FSU.

Online Copies Available Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library as part of a larger photograph collection.
Dates: Created: 1931-1962; Other: Majority of material found in 1931-1947; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/2009

Florida Promotional and Historical Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1967-113
Scope and Contents Advertisements for land, goods, and services in Florida. Specific locations include Duval, Flagler, Leon, Manatee, Marion, and Putnam Counties. Also known as MSS 0-113

Online Copies Available Majority of materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
Dates: Created: 1838-1912; Other: Date acquired: 10/04/1954

Frank Douglas Moor Collection

 Collection — Container: 1 Folder: Shares space with other collections
Identifier: MSS 77-11
Scope and Contents The Frank D. Moor collection contains records of business and service organizations in Tallahassee with which he was associated, as well as papers of his father, Dr. W. L. Moor. Subjects covered by this collection include: Alford Chevrolet Company, Big Bend Development Corporation, Farson, Son & Company Investment Broker, Georgia Pine Railroad Company, Bainbridge, Georgia, Tallahassee, Florida, Governor's Mansion Advisory Committee, Internal Revenue Service, Margaret M. Datson, F. Clifton Moor, Margaret H. Moor, C. B. Gwynn, Maimie W. Gwynn, George H. Gwynn, Jennie P. Gwynn, Leon County, Leon Improvement Company, Leon Taxpayers Protective Association, Moor Brothers, Southern Telephone...
Dates: Created: 1884-1965

Fred Elliot Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-100
Scope and Contents This collection consists of business records, correspondence, pictures, a scrapbook and other items of Fred C. Elliot. Subjects covered by this collection include: J. O. Wright, engineers, Everglades Drainage Project, Everglades Drainage District, Florida population, Cyril Baldwin, C. V. Scott, Florida Everglades, Florida Coast Line Canal, St. Lucie Canal, Gulf to Atlantic Waterway, A. W. Cilchrist, Lake Okeechobee, Broward County, Dade County, DeSoto County, Lee County, Monroe County, Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County, St. Lucie County, Cary A. Hardee, Okeechobee Fruit Lands Company, rainfall, E. B. Lewis & Company, Palm Beach and Everglades Railroad, drainage districts, beach...
Dates: Created: 1835-1962; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1965

Gamble Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1-05
Scope and Contents Biographical information, extracts from the journal of Major Robert Gamble, plantation record book, and "Gambles Hill: a Rebirth of and Elegant Richmond" by Vera Palmer.

Online Copies Available Select materials from the Gamble Family Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
Dates: Created: 1818-1853, 1898, 1962

George T. Ward Secession Broadside

 Collection — Box: 158
Identifier: MSS 1965-256
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a broadside regarding the secession of Florida from the Union and a duplicate of that broadside. The broadside was issued by George T. Ward before the State Convention at Montgomery, Alabama in January 1861. It is addressed "To the People of Leon County," and begins "My name has been suggested as a candidate for the State Convention, from your county..."

Also known as MSS 0-256.
Dates: Created: 1860

Gramling Civil War Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1971-129
Scope and Contents The two items in this collection are a copy of a typescript made by Clifton Paisley from the original holograph diary and a biographical sketch of the author of the diary, Wilbur W. Gramling. The original of the diary, which the donor described as being in "small handwriting and some of it is illegible because the ink has badly faded," was found among the belongings of the late Owen Irvin Gramling Sr. of Tallahassee, founder of O. I. Gramling and Company and nephew of the author. The original has subsequently come into the possession of O. I. Gramling Jr. of Tallahassee. Wilbur Gramling joined Company K of the 5th Florida Infantry Regiment, which eventually became part of a small brigade...
Dates: Created: 1864-1865; Other: Date acquired: 05/01/1971

Herman Kurz Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: HP 2007-087
Scope and Contents The items in this collection include photographs from Dr. Herman Kurz botany field research. There are also photographs from the Florida State College for Women Faculty-Senior Baseball Game in the early 1920s.

Online Copies Available Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library as part of a larger photograph collection.
Dates: Created: 1923-1948

J. S. Lester Plantation Papers

 Collection — Box: 516
Identifier: MSS 1965-167
Scope and Contents The J.S. Lester Plantation Papers include an 1895 doctor's bill, a transmittal letter, and a 4-page list of receipts (1868) for money received by fourteen ex-slaves; the plantation was located in Leon County, Fla. Also known as MSS 0-167.
Dates: Created: 1868-1895; Other: Date acquired: 08/31/1965

L. E. Bradley Account Books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-29
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 18 holograph account books covering the years from 1927 to 1961 with some years missing.
Dates: Created: 1927-1961; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/1970

Letters and Documents Pertaining to Land and Land Grants in the Tallahassee Area

 Collection — Box: 150
Identifier: MSS 0-156
Scope and Contents Typed copies of letters and documents originating in Tallahassee, Leon County and Newnansville, Alachua County, Florida, and Paris, France pertain to land grants of General Lafayette and "grant land for the seat of government in the territory of Florida.
Dates: Created: 1825-1857

Mary Ann Lindley Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2012-0615
Dates: Created: 1983-1998

Mary Bates Letters

 Collection — Box: 137
Identifier: MSS 0-16
Scope and Contents Two letters written by Mary Bates of Tallahassee, Florida. Transcriptions are included with each original letter. One letter is written from Dudley, Massachusetts. Both letters are addressed to a Charles Dana, Jr. of Woodstock, Vermont. In one letter, dated April 11, 1845, Bates gives a vivid description of a sea voyage from New York via Nassau to Florida. According to the letter, during the course of the voyage a leak was discovered in the ship and at the same time hay (a large portion of the cargo) caught fire, so for some days all aboard were in serious peril. This letter also gives a good description of what she called "Warchulla" Springs (Wakulla Springs) in...
Dates: Created: 1845

Mary Simpson Yarbrough Class of 1928 Ring

 Collection — Container: Modular Box 1
Identifier: HP 2007-118
Scope and Contents Mary Simpson Yarbrough's 1928 class ring.
Dates: Created: 1928; Other: Majority of material found in 1928

Pine Hill Plantation Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-204
Scope and Contents Includes materials on the American Civil War, the Bradford-Eppes family including Susan Bradford Eppes and Dr. Edward Bradford, plantation life, land and mortgages, banking, tomb inscriptions from the cemetery in Pine Hill, Florida, sheet music for "Twenty Years Ago" by J. E. McCullune, pamphlets from Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida, as well as genealogical data on the Eppes-Bradford family. Photographs include members of the Bradford-Eppes family, John Wilkes Booth, Louise Covington, and a United States Coast Guard Signal Service Station in Palm Beach, Florida. Includes manuscripts for the books Negro of the Old South and ...
Dates: Created: 1832-1926; Other: Date acquired: 07/31/1965

Red Hills of Florida Collection

 Collection — Container: OS Box 1
Identifier: MSS 1994-002
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the background files, notes, correspondence, permission, maps, manuscripts, and other materials that were collected or created by Clifton Paisley during the writing of his work, Red Hills of Florida. Included among these items are biographical sources, census data, maps and surveys of the Red Hills region, letters to and from local organizations and persons, newspapers, and interviews. The majority of the collection consists of those materials which actually played a part in the publication of the book. These items include notes, manuscripts, galley proofs, camera ready copies, and photographs mainly dating from the 1970s and...
Dates: Created: 1820-1994

Store account books

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MSS 1986-005
Scope and Contents Two account books which record purchases of dry goods, food, seed, wagons, and guano (fertilizer). There are indications from accounts carried forward that earlier and later account books existed. There is no evidence of ownership; because of the locations of the accounts near Metcalfe, Georgia or just over the Leon County, Florida line, there may have been a country store in business at the time. Includes accounts for L. E. Bradley, T. P. Strickland, Henry Vickers, Springwood Plantation owned by Percy Chubb, Elsoma Plantation owned by C. Merrill Chapin, Norias Hunting Club, Pebble Hill Plantation owned by Elizabeth Ireland Poe, Friendship Church in Metcalfe, Colored School in...
Dates: Created: 1929-1939; Other: Date acquired: 06/25/1976

Sydney V. Coxetter Agriculture Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1986-30
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, financial records, and legal papers related to the seed, agricultural produce, and livestock businesses of Sydney V. Coxetter, and legal papers pertaining to the real estate holdings of Coxetter and his wife Winnifred (Dennis) Coxetter, and those of George Elliot Dennis and his wife Ida H. Dennis in Lloyd and Tallahassee, Florida.
Dates: Created: 1872-1947; Other: Majority of material found in 1910-1930