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B. F. Hammond Civil War Letters
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.
Ballads of Thomas Cobbe
Bound manuscript copy of Legends (After the Basque), containing nineteen "Tales of Faiëry" written in the winter of 1877-1878 by Thomas Cobbe, adapted from Basque Legends by Wentworth Webster (1877). They comprise 224 pages with 20 original drawings by Janet Finlay Cobbe. The back cover is in poor condition with two of the metal corner pieces still attached. Manuscript pages are in excellent condition and the handwriting is legible.
Bank of Florida Letter
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.
Barbara McCrimmon Research Collection
Letters and research materials of Barbara McCrimmon, Florida State University alumna, mainly concerning her time spent drafting the biography of Dr. Richard Garnett.
Barbara Morrison Secretary of State war ballot scrapbook
Scrapbook of the Administration of the Official War Ballot in the Office of Secretary of State. A project done by Barbara Morrison, 'intern' in the Office of the Secretary of State. Subject is World War II absentee war ballots. It documents the administration of Public Law 712 (Federal) which provides for absentee voting by service personnel serving away from place of residence.
Bartholomew Lynch Journal
Journal in manuscript kept by US Army Private Bartholomew M. Lynch, commanded by Lieutenant John Graham during the Florida War. Early entries document his training and travel from New York to Florida on board the "Southern liner called America." Includes an eyewitness description of the captive Seminole leader Osceola, dated May 2, 1837.
Pages one and two are missing; page three begins with an entry for October 3, 1836.
Online Copy Available
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.
Ben C. Willis Addresses and Article
Addresses delivered by former Florida Circuit Judge Ben C. Willis and an article written by Willis for the Florida Heritage Foundation News and Views. These materials are useful to researchers studying Tallahassee life during the 1930s. According to Lee Willis, these addresses were probably given at the Exchange Club in Tallahassee, which met at the Cherokee Hotel until it closed.
Includes MSS 2008-021.
Bertha N. Baldwin Letters
Bertha Parker Watkins certificate
Certification that Bertha Parker Watkins, niece of Benjamin Blount, is elected member of Olustee Chapter of the Florida Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. January 27, 1922.
Bertie Badger Moyers Papers
The collection includes stories, serial rights, radio rights and scripts, and lyrics written by Bertie Badger Moyers. The radio and serial rights and scripts form the bulk of the collection and date from the early 1920s. Also included, is one book entitled Motion Picture Studio Directory and Trade Annual, in which there is an entry for Ms. Moyers on page 324.
Bertram Hylton Davis Letters
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.
Betty Wood McNabb Collection
Bird and Ulmer Papers
The Bird and Ulmer papers consist of photocopies of correspondence, land deeds, tax papers, political and other speeches, resolutions, and papers pertaining to church, lodges, last will, accounts of executors of estates, reports of estate, division of land, and division of slaves with values assigned. These papers pertain chiefly to the plantations of Bunker Hill, Nacossa, and Freelawn, which flourished before the Civil War. The majority of the papers are dated from the 1850s through the late 1800s, although a handful are from the 1920s.
Also known as MSS 0-20.
Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Community Service Executives Records
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.
Bob Graham Letter
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.
Bob Taggart papers
Typed autobiographical sketch of Bob Taggart, addressed to "My Dear Jerry." Contains reminiscences of Florida during the 1920s and his acquaintance with Jerry Willams Carter. Letter also covers his life in Texas as a boy and his many adventures throughout his varied careers as a telegraph operator, sailor, soldier, farmer and salesman. Taggart also goes in depth about his experiences serving in both World Wars. 61 pages.
British East, West and Territorial Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi Miscellaneous documents, letters, etc.
Brumby Family Papers
Buffalo Convention Fourth Division U.S.R.M.S.M.B.A. Letter
Photographic copy of manuscript circular letter by A.E. Mansfield, vice president, Fourth Division, United States Railway Mail Service Mutual Benefit Association (U.S.R.M.S.M.B.A.), Charleston, S.C., June 1, 1884, to members of the Fourth Division.
Burton Van Deusen Circus Collection
Immigration and naturalization documents for circus performers, postcards, circus posters and broadsides, clothing, stilts, and related materials documenting circus performances.
California Poetry in the Schools Program Collection (Shaw Collection addition)
1 folder of California Poetry in the Schools (CPIT) Newsletters, 1 folder of correspondence related to orders of CPIT poetry anthologies with lists of items purchased for the Shaw Collection.
Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.
Captain Hugh Black Papers
Captain J.L. Inglis Diary
Phototcopy of Captain J.L. Inglis' Civil War Diary (1861-1864).
Also known as MSS 0-146
Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter
Captain Joseph A. Davison Papers
A collection of Civil War documents which are examples of efficiently organized military records. The papers contain many names of officers, non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates, Captain J. A. Davison Papers - Civil War 1863
Captain William Henry Chase Letter
This collection contains a letter from Captain William H. Chase of Pensacola, Florida, to Lieutenant A. H. Bowman, an Army Engineer, directing Bowman to make a survey of the Pensacola area to find a shorter navigation route. A partial transcript of the letter is also available.
Carlton J. Corliss Papers
The collection includes correspondence, publications, service records, diaries, memorabilia, articles, research notes, speeches, genealogical information, photographs, and scrapbooks created or collected by Carlton J. Corliss. The majority of the papers are related to railroads, various railway companies that Corliss worked for, and publications about railroads. Topics include the Florida East Coast Railway, the Illinois Central Railroad Company, the Association of American Railroads, Abraham Lincoln, Florida, public relations, and his book, MAIN LINE OF MID-AMERICA. The collection also includes some writings of Robert S. Chilton from his service in the State Department.
Catherine Fitzgerald Parramore gift
Collection includes letters with holograph poems, one of which was by Ernest Dowson. Newspaper clippings, newsletters and two pictures - one of Governor John W. Martin and one of Major John W. Tench.
- Manuscripts 83
- Correspondence 79
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 69
- Florida--History 37
- Leon County (Fla.) 28
- Authors, American 27
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 26
- Photographs 25
- Photocopying. 23
- Diaries 21
- Financial Records 20
- Poetry 20
- Tallahassee (Fla.)--History 20
- Legal documents. 19
- Plantations--Southern States 18
- Account books 17
- Newspapers 16
- Deeds 15
- Antebellum Florida, 1845-1861 14 + ∧ less
- English 519
- French 5
- Multiple languages 2
- Akkadian 1
- Egyptian (Ancient) 1
- Greek, Ancient (to 1453) 1
- Italian 1
- Latin 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1
- Sumerian 1 + ∧ less
- Confederate States of America 35
- Florida. Governor 15
- Collins, LeRoy 6
- Florida State College for Women 6
- United States. Navy 6
- Bloxham, William Dunnington, 1835-1911 4
- Brown, Thomas, 1785-1867 4
- Carlton, Doyle Elam, 1885-1972 4
- Eppes Family 4
- Gilchrist, Albert Waller, 1858-1926 4
- Pepper, Claude, 1900-1989 4
- Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 4
- American Association of University Women 3
- Archer, Susan 3
- Confederate States of America. Navy. 3
- Creek Nation 3
- Davis, Jefferson 1808-1889 3
- Democratic Party (Fla.) 3
- Episcopal Church 3
- Flagler, Henry Morrison, 1830-1913 3 + ∧ less