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Adams Brothers Store Ledger

 Collection — Container: Oversize
Identifier: MSS 2006-015
Scope and Contents

While the Adams Brothers Store Ledger covers only a brief period of the existence of this business (1898-1899), it documents the operations of a late 19th and early 20th Century mercantile store in north Florida. It is significant to researchers studying North Florida's economic history during this period.

Dates: Created: 1898-1899

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...
Dates: 1861-1970

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

Faber's Cedar Mill Collection

 Collection — Box: 146
Identifier: MSS 1964-103
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of two newspapers and three photos concerning the Faber's Cedar Mill at Cedar Key, FL. The issue of the New Orleans Journal of Commerce, January 29, 1887 and the issue of the Cedar Key Commercial, June 14, 1890, both contain articles relating to the Faber interests in Cedar Key and other industries along the Florida coast. Two pictures of Faber's Cedar Mill and one picture taken January 29, 1896.

Also known as MSS 0-103.

Dates: Created: 1887-1896; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1956

Fairbanks Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-104
Scope and Contents Personal, business and family correspondence, books, business records (account books), and writing materials of George R. Fairbanks. This collection contains 1473 original material items, as well as 567 items which are copies of original materials. The collection contains biographical sketches of George Rainsford Fairbanks and his family history, his will, papers about personal matters, the Civil War, St. Augustine before and during the war, sale of slaves, photographs of Fairbanks, Charles Locke Beard, Charles Massey, and sketches of places such as a church in Palatka, Florida. There is a great deal of Civil War correspondence, including persons such as Senator David Levy Yulee and...
Dates: Created: 1817-1942; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1966

Flagler Enterprises Letters

 Collection — Box: 146
Identifier: MSS 1964-107
Scope and Contents The two manuscript letters, dated 1893, are by George F. Miles, St. Augustine, Florida to Landford Fleming, Esq., C.M.G., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and refer to matters pertaining to Flagler enterprises. Mr. Miles at that time was general manager and director of the Florida Coast Line Canal and Transportation Company with headquarters at St. Augustine, and Mr. Fleming was a stockholder in the "Boston and Florida Land Company." In his letter of March 21, 1893, Mr. Miles expressed concern about the health of Mr. Fleming, and suggested that the delightful climate in Florida could be beneficial to him. About business matters, he wrote: "The country along our waterway...
Dates: Created: 1893

Florida business letterhead collection

 Collection — Box: 146
Identifier: MSS 1-09
Scope and Contents This collection contains a selection of business letters that serve as examples of early business letterheads from various places in Florida. They are quite elaborate and contain pictures, maps and extensive advertising. They are from different towns and cities in Florida and date from 1879-1896. The letters are mostly to W.D. Bloxham and W.D. Barnes, both comptrollers for the state of Florida. Barnes was comptroller from 1881-1890 and Bloxham from 1890-1897. The letters concern the following Florida towns: Elleville, Brooklyn, Jacksonville, Apalachicola, Deland, Bluff Springs, Key West, Arcadia, Bronson, Wewahitchka, Grove Park, Starke, Pensacola, Lake City, Sumterville,...
Dates: Created: 1879-1896

Florida State University Southern Business History Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2008-016
Scope and Contents

The Florida State University Southern Business History Center Records include, correspondence to and from the center, including memos, form letters, responses, questionnaire, annual reports, photographs and publications; and oral interviews recorded in May and June, 1954 and August 1956 on 1/4 inch audio tape reels. They also include a group of historical records of the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company at Cedar Key, Florida.

Dates: Created: 1855-1956; Created: Majority of material found in 1940-1956

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...
Dates: Created: 1884-1965

Frank Hatheway Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-137
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a diary of G. Frank Hatheway regarding his life and work, as well as examples of poetry, and a funeral announcement for his daughter, Julia. A scrapbook kept by Hatheway (originally MSS 0-138) is also part of the collection. The scrapbook contains a collection of poetry, clippings of historical interest, old prints, and pictures. The poetry is a mix of poetry Hatheway copied and original compisitions. A page of music in manuscript form, The Indian Maid, may be an original composition as well.

Dates: Created: 1845-1853; Other: Date acquired: 04/20/1956

J.M. Williams letter

 Collection — Box: 158
Identifier: MSS 0-263
Scope and Contents

This item is a letter in manuscript by J. M. Williams of Tallahassee, Florida, dated October 18, 1846, to Messers, Hopkins & Allen of New York. The letter refers to a shortage of Sugar Kettles shipped by Blackwell & Burr and insured by Hopkins & Allen. In this letter, Williams sets forth a claim of $98.78 for a shortage of six Sugar Kettles.

Dates: October 13, 1846; Other: Date acquired: 06/05/1952

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

Ladd journal and papers

 Collection — oversize: Box1
Identifier: MSS 0-152
Scope and Contents The Ladd Journal and papers consist of a journal labeled "Property of Fred Ladd" and contains 217 pages with 587 accounts listed, and the "abstract of title of George W. Ladd of Bangor, Maine, to lands in Wakulla County, Florida, purchased at U.S. Marshal sale." The title includes "Lands in Forbes Purchase" and shows John Beard, noted Registrar of those days, as receiver to settle titles of lands in Forbes Purchases. Also included are "The J. & N. Hamlin Land & Heirs account with Daniel Ladd," and an invoice "Wakulla Camp to D. Ladd" which is undated, and a photocopy of pictures of "Members Secession Convention of Florida 1861," which includes a picture of Daniel Ladd. There is...
Dates: Created: 1848-1887; Other: Date acquired: 07/13/1965

Leonard Family Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-166
Scope and Contents

Business records of enterprises managed by Samuel A. Leonard and Wade Hampton Leonard in Calhoun County, Florida. Significant subject areas include Florida naval stores state, business and social life of Florida counties along the Apalachicola and Chipola rivers, steamboats, lumber, Florida Governor Cary A. Hardee, tobacco, cotton, resin, and Julia W. Leonard.

Dates: Created: 1913-1950; Other: Majority of material found in 1914; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1972

Lewis Bank papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-178
Scope and Contents The Lewis Bank papers are an extensive collection of banking records and papers pertaining to the Lewis family's banking enterprises in Tallahassee. These materials give insight into the economic evolution of the Tallahassee community by the administrative operation of State and University in which agriculture is of secondary importance. Subjects covered by the collection include: banks in New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida; cork industry; Florida State Troops; G. E. Lewis; Jacksonville oil companies; naval stores; cotton; Beulah B. Briley estate; E. W. Clark estate; F. H. Flagg estate; J. O. Gallegher estate; William P. Slusser estate;...
Dates: Created: 1854-1957; Created: Majority of material found in 1871-1925; Other: Date acquired: 03/10/1966

Monticello Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1986-028
Abstract

Day books detailing transactions, mostly sales, to and with customers

Dates: Created: 1915-1943

Rondeau Boyd Laffitte General Store Merchandise Account Books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2005-012
Scope and Contents

The Rondeau Boyd Laffitte General Merchandise Account Books are significant to Southern business history researchers because they document purchases of dry goods, foods, and agricultural produce at one of several general stores in Lloyd, Florida during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Dates: Created: 1890-1913; Other: Majority of material found in 1902-1907

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

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

Tallahassee merchants account books, 1843-1863

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-238
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of merchant account books and merchant inventory books from Tallahassee, Florida, dating 1843-1863. Several books list James M. Williams of Tallahassee, including his "cotton book," showing purchaser, seller, number of bales, shape, where bought, weights, prices, amount paid, expenses, commission, shipping marks and numbers, names of vessels and destination of vessels on which shipments were made. A newspaper clipping is glued to one of the blank pages at the front of this book. Another book is listed as William P. Slusser's account book.

Dates: Created: 1843-1863; Other: Date acquired: 09/29/1970

Tallahassee Pecan Company Records

 Collection — Box: 367
Identifier: MSS 0-239
Scope and Contents

Records of the Tallahassee Pecan Company, including documents of incorporation, by-laws, minutes of the meetings of the stockholders and directors, lists and description of lands owned by the company, profit and loss statements, and other materials.

Dates: Created: 1913-1937; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1969

Warren Fish Company Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1986-029
Abstract

Accounting journals, cash books, cash journals, checkbook stubs, daybooks, delivery records, fish checkbook stubs, fish sales, fish journals, fish receipt books, ship account books, ship supply transfer records, trial balances, and details on various accounts held by the Baylen Street Wharf Company, which was later absorbed by the Warren Fish Company.

Dates: Created: 1869-1947; Other: Majority of material found in 1899-1920

Winthrop Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-266
Scope and Contents Business, personal, family and military papers, correspondence, orders, bills, pictures, publications, engineering diagrams and blueprints. This collection contains the business papers of John S. Winthrop and Mrs. Susan Winthrop, including correspondence, plantation records, bills, orders, mortgages, tax information and bookkeeping records. There are also personal and family papers of the Winthrop family, including pictures of persons such as Sindey Alder and members of the Winthrop family, as well as the military papers for Captain Guy L. Winthrop. The collection contains a set of eight blueprints and designs, the business papers of Francis B. Winthrop, and a map of Burrow Hill...
Dates: Created: 1592-1970; Other: Majority of material found in 1841-1941; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1969

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