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17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents

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

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

Barbara McCrimmon Research Collection

 Collection — Container: Personal Papers
Identifier: MSS 2001-01
Abstract

Letters and research materials of Barbara McCrimmon, Florida State University alumna, mainly concerning her time spent drafting the biography of Dr. Richard Garnett.

Dates: Created: 1895 - 1993; Other: Majority of material found in 1975-1993; Other: Date acquired: 06/06/2011

David Kirby Rare Book Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RB 2021-001
Scope and Contents The David Kirby Rare Book Collection contains literature, poetry, chapbooks, and literary magazines from the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. The collection includes first edition, inscribed, and autographed volumes. Authors and poets present in the collection include Janet Burroway, Rudyard Kipling, H.E. Bates, Bin Ramke, and Thomas Hardy, as well as a run of Apalachee Review (originally Apalachee Quarterly) from 1973-1987.The collection also contains letters written to David Kirby from 1967-2016 by authors and poets including Joyce Carol Oates, Leon Edel, and Bruce Jay Friedman. List of items in the David Kirby Collection: ...
Dates: 1861-2016

Henry Kissinger and Louise Richardson Correspondence

 Collection — Container: Autograph Box 4
Identifier: MSS 1990-043
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Henry Kissinger and Florida State University (FSU) Library Director Louise Richardson concerning subscription to the journal Confluence. A.L.S., November 15, 1954; October 8, 1952; September 25, 1952. (Signed by Kissinger).

Dates: Created: 1952-1954

Janet MacGowan West Collection

 Collection
Identifier: HP 2007-038
Scope and Contents

The items in the Janet MacGowan West Collection contain a scrapbook related to her years as a student at Florida State College for Women as well as miscellaneous items including correspondence, a luggage tag, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: Created: 1917-1954

John D. Gray letter

 Collection — Box: 149
Identifier: MSS 0-130
Scope and Contents

This item is an original letter bearing the signature of John D. Gray, Tallahassee, Florida, March 24, 1836, addressed to Philip Ford. The letter discussed "End Plates" and "Spikes;" evidently to be used in the construction of the St. Joseph-Lake Wimico Railroad, the first railroad built in Florida.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1836

John M. House Civil War Letters

 Collection — Box: 149
Identifier: MSS 1965-141
Scope and Contents

Photostats of Civil War letters by John M. House written from a U.S. Military Prison, Feb. 24, 1865 to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. House, Knoxville, Tenn.; John and his brother Samuel were in U.S. Military prisons at different locations (John at Johnsons Island and Samuel at Castle William, Governors Island, New York Harbor): John's letter mentions his brother and other members of the family, but he wrote chiefly about an exchange of prisoners which was taking place at Johnsons Island.

Also in Special Collections are letters by Samuel House to his parents (MSS 1965-142).

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1865

John MacKay Shaw Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2008-006
Abstract

The John MacKay Shaw Collection consists of the Childhood in Poetry Collection and other materials he collected that relate to the six themes that are evident throughout the Collection: bibliography, biography, children, collecting, publishing, and writing. These other materials include articles, audiovisual materials, biographical materials, catalogs, correspondence, literary materials, notes, photographs, programs, and publications documenting his personal, business, and collecting activities.

Dates: Created: 1737-2007

Mary Ann Lindley Papers

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

Memoranda on Tavares

 Collection — Box: 157
Identifier: MSS 0-240a
Scope and Contents

Typed copy of manuscript with two letters by Alex St. Clair Abrams, Attorney at Law, to Miss Elizabeth Burleigh, to whom he sent a copy of the article, in compliance with her request. The memoranda is the history of Tavares' development.

Dates: Created: 1875-1925; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1963

Nancy Cone Hagan papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-133
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection are all authored by Nancy Cone Hagan of Camden County, Georgia and were transcribed by Dr. James C. Bryant, Professor of English, Florida State University with permission toxerox the material. The materials cover subjects such as: Ebenezer Bryan, Leon County, Florida, Virginia, Judah Bach, Jesse Butler, John Watkins, Tallahassee, murder, Allen Car, Indian attacks, Isom Johnson, accidents, faith, Mariah Hart, baptizing blacks in Miccosukee Lake, Theophilus Hardie, Liberty Baptist Church (Thomasville Ga. which is in present day Grooverville, Ga.), marriage of Ben Hagan, Mt. Moriah Church of Jefferson County, Florida, Georgia Historical Commission,...
Dates: Created: 1825-1847; Other: Date acquired: 09/28/1971

Robert Frost Letter

 Collection — Box: 147
Identifier: MSS 0-122
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a typed copy of a letter by Faith Williams, a student at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, dated July 13, 1953, to Robert Frost, and his reply which is undated. In her letter of July 13, 1953, Faith Williams asked questions of Robert Frost about his poem, "Mending Wall." The answers given by Robert Frost in his reply are very enlightening about the poem under discussion and instructive as to interpretation of poetry in general.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1953; Other: Date acquired: 03/19/1965

Samuel House Civil War Letters

 Collection — Box: 149
Identifier: MSS 1965-142
Scope and Contents Photostats of letters by Samuel House, Co. L. Artillery Corps, dated from 1862 to 1865, written from army camps near Cornish, Columbus and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and from Castle William, Governors Island, New York Harbor, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. House, Knoxville, Tennessee. Notes found with the collection are: "Confederate War record of Samuel House taken from a letter from his daughter, Retta House Bowen to Mrs. D.A. Avant, Historian, Florida Division, U.D.C." "My father, Sam House enlisted in the Confederate army April 15, 1861 - Co. A. 1st Regiment of Heavy Artillery, Tenn. volunteers, Confederate States of America. He was in Memphis at the...
Dates: Created: 1862-1865

Scarborough Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-216
Scope and Contents The Scarborough Papers include correspondence pertaining to mercantile business, land plats and deeds, a journal of mercantile business and plantation records. These materials about Scarborough's business afford a clear picture of early Florida merchandising and farming and contain many names of citizens of West Florida and of South Georgia. There are printed materials such as Hazeltine's almanac, The delineator and Literary digest. The 1907 Christmas issue of The delineator contains a number of Christmas songs, recipes and any amount of "styles of the month." The newspapers in the collection include six issues of The Sun, a Tallahassee,...
Dates: Created: 1868-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/13/1966

Susan Bradford Eppes Papers

 Collection — Box: 682
Identifier: MSS 86-17
Scope and Contents

Personal papers of Susan Branch Bradford Eppes (1848-1942) including a biography of Eppes, photographs, correspondence, typescript works by Eppes, documentation of the Eppes family, and publications collected by Eppes.

Dates: Created: 1850-1949

Territorial Florida - U.S.A. original land patents

 Collection — Box: 151
Identifier: MSS 0-160
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four land patent documents for Leon and Columbia Counties in Florida, and date between 1826 and 1844. Certificate number 588, issued by the United States of America Land Office at Tallahassee, to David Thomas of Florida, covers a described acre of land in the Territory of Florida containing eighty acres. The document bears the U.S.A. seal and was signed by John Quincy Adams, President of the United States on May 1, 1826. On the other side, in manuscript, it shows that for a consideration of $200.00 the deed was, on July 24, 1826, transferred to Joseph W. Field of Leon County, Florida. Below that is a certification by C. Nicholas, Clerk of the Court...
Dates: Created: 1826-1844; Other: Date acquired: 07/19/1956

Waties Family papers

 Collection — Box: 158
Identifier: MSS 80-08
Scope and Contents

Typescript copies of Waties family letters that include those written by Anna Waties, oldest daughter of Chancellor Thomas Waites and the three children of Dr. Thomas Waties and his wife Maria Huger Rutledge Waties. Family genealogy notes, holograph letters and notes. Includes photocopy of "the Waties Family of South Carolina" compiled by H. D. Bull, pages 12-22.

Dates: Created: 1844-1874