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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...
Dates: Created: 1819-1892; Other: Date acquired: 03/22/1968

Dr. James A. Leitch Wright, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1981-001
Scope and Contents

The papers of Dr. James A. Leitch Wright, Jr., noted historian who taught at Florida State University from 1968 to 1986. Wright received acclaim for his Colonial American research. His papers include correspondence, research materials, and manuscripts for his publications related to Southern Indian tribes.

Includes MSS 88-1, 86-26 and 92-19.

Dates: approximately 1968-1986

Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-25
Scope and Contents

Collection consists mainly of photocopies of original manuscripts in Spanish from Archivos General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain. There are a few translations in Spanish and English in holograph, a few typed copies of the translations and transcription, plus some holograph notes and typed pages of the manuscript by Dr. Boyd. These, the microfilm rolls, and other items that are included in the gift by Dr. Boyd are packed in separate envelopes, boxes and other containers.

Dates: Created: 1635-1843; Other: Date acquired: 04/03/1967

Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection (additional gift)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-27
Scope and Contents

This addition to the Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection consists chiefly of items relating to the duties and activities of Don Juan Joseph de la Puente, St. Augustine, Florida, who, in 1772, was appointed Auditor of Accounts of the Royal Coffers for the Windward Islands, Province of Florida, Louisiana, Yucatan, Campeche, etc., but as other subjects are embraced, the papers have been separated and filed according to main subjects and envelopes and packages are labeled as such.

Dates: Created: 1516-1965; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1968

Dr. Raymond F. Bellamy papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1988-007
Scope and Contents

This collection includes unpublished manuscripts of several of Dr. Bellamy's publications, papers he read before various groups, verses he composed on different occasions and a collection of Christmas cards, letters and wrappings.

Dates: 1918-1970

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

Dry and Smith Papers

 Collection — Box: 144
Identifier: MSS 0-98
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of abstracts of the wills of Colonel Dry (1779), G. Benjamin Smith (1824), and his wife, Sarah Dry Smith (1824), who was the daughter of Colonel Dry. Also included in the collection is a letter from Smithville, North Carolina, dated June 22, 1826, pertaining to the wills.

Dates: Created: 1779-1826

Edna Hoffman Evans 'Sunstar and Pepper' manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-321
Scope and Contents

Collection also includes galley proofs for the same title.

Dates: Other: Date acquired: 07/06/1954

Edward and Marion Aitchison European Tour Diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2011-0606
Scope and Contents

Diary of European Tour of Edward and Marion Aitchison, St. Petersburg, FL. Sailing Sept. 22, 1938 from New York City, aboard Hamburg-American Express for Hamburg, Germany. Returning Oct. 15, 1938 from Southampton, England aboard Nord Lloyd Liner Europa for New York City. Diary includes photographs of scenes in Berlin, Munich, London, and Paris.

Dates: Created: 1938

Edward Conradi Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1989-005
Scope and Contents The Edward Conradi Papers includes articles and clippings, bills and receipts, class notebooks from Indiana University and Clark University, correspondence, legal papers, lists, manuscripts, memorabilia, minutes of meetings, news clippings, publications by Conradi and others, photographs, reports, speeches and speech notes, rules and regulations, and statistical data documenting Conradi's Florida State College for Women (FSCW) presidency from 1909-1941, including his fight with the Florida Purity League in the late 1920s. The collection includes the typed, uncorrected notes on the history of FSCW as dictated to a student typist. It was from these notes that the material for the Memoirs...
Dates: Created: 1897-1981; Other: Majority of material found in 1924-1944

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

Edwin Crusoe IV Poems

 Collection — Box: 309
Identifier: MSS 0-319
Scope and Contents Xerox copies of printed poems and manuscripts, as follows: "A rotten day" (from The Human Voice Quarterly Vol. 3 No. 2&3, Spring/Fall 1967); Also from the same: "The Lonely Coast"; "Night Run", "Florida Tourest [sic]"; "Historia en Piedra"; "World Traveler"; "Black Voice"; "Relief Trip"; "The Unchangeable"; "Sky Fire"; "Going". Manuscripts of: "Hoot Night"; "Awe Light"; "Florida Wailing"; "Murmurings of the Moon"; "Coast Dreams"; "Dreams of Morning"; "I...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1967; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1967

Edwin L. Gibson daybook

 Collection — Box: 148
Identifier: MSS 0-124
Scope and Contents

This item is a day-by-day account of work done and/or activities in the area of Centerville, Alabama. The author is unknown, and it is poorly written and in poor condition. It provides a description of menial or slavish labor performed, such as picking corn, picking cotton and slaughtering pigs and beef. It is interesting only in that it furnishes an insight into how people lived and worked during the early 1800s.

Dates: Created: 1836-1838; Other: Date acquired: 01/09/1930

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

Elizabeth Byrd Taylor Scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HP 2007-098
Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth Byrd Taylor Scrapbook consists of photographs and ephemeral items related to her years as a Florida State College for Women student from 1922 to 1926.



Online Copies Available

  • The entire scrapbook is digitized and viewable here: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_HUA2007098
  • Select individual objects from the scrapbook were digitized separately and viewable here: https://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu:fscwebtaylorscrap
  • Dates: Created: circa 1922-1926

    Emory and Henry College Essays

     Collection — Box: 145
    Identifier: MSS 0-101
    Scope and Contents

    The eighteen papers in this collection are in manuscript with notations, "Composition" or "Essay," and are dated Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia. Sixteen are signed B. E. Atkins, one is signed Sarah S. Thompson, and one is signed W. G. Bryan. The essays are on a wide variety of topics such as government, slavery and industrial progress at the time.

    Dates: Created: 1869-1873

    Episcopal Diocese of Florida Records

     Collection — Multiple Containers
    Identifier: MSS 1971-104
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, financial records of Florida churches and missions, and additional enclosures.

    Dates: Created: 1922-1945

    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

    Esther Frieden Papers

     Collection
    Identifier: MSS 2014-003
    Scope and Contents


    Correspondence, minutes, and newspapers from her files documenting her work with Florida Common Cause during the 1970s and early 1980s.

    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.

    Dates: Other: Date acquired: 02/13/2014

    Evelyn Rees Burt Collection

     Collection — Multiple Containers
    Identifier: MSS 0-40
    Scope and Contents Genealogical materials, family and business papers and correspondence, pictures, tax and receipts, mortgages, a will, old newspapers and clippings. This collection pertains to the Rees, Schlemmer and Adicks families, and contains a wide variety of materials. There is a 16-page mimeographed genealogical outline compiled by Evelyn Rees Burt entitled "Our 'Rees' Family," as well as historical materials about Cedar Keys, Florida. There are biographical sketches in a 10-page family history compiled by Evelyn Rees Burt, December 1962 and May 1968, with photocopies of pictures of the home, hotel and burial plot of the Schlemmer family at Cedar Key. Memorials in the...
    Dates: Created: 1866-1969; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1970

    Evelyn Whitfield Henry Scrapbooks

     Collection — Container: Scrapbooks 1 and 2
    Identifier: MSS 1986-012
    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of two scrapbooks covering Tallahassee and Florida history for over a century, 1861-1961. The first scrapbook, "Chronology of Tallahassee and Florida History," consists of newspaper clippings and original documents including an aerial photograph of the Florida Capitol, the by-laws of the United Confederate Veterans, photographs of St. Johns Episcopal Church, and a pen and ink drawing of Wakulla Springs. The second scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and original documents such as inaugural programs. This second scrapbook deals with Florida governors, U.S. Presidents, and local Tallahassee history.

    Dates: Created: 1861-1961

    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

    Experimental College

     Collection — Box: 145
    Identifier: MSS 1991-006
    Scope and Contents

    This collection is comprised of papers concerning an investigation into the feasibility of an Experimental College without grades or formal structure at The Florida State University during the early 1960s. The papers are dated from 1962 to 1964, with a large majority of the collection from 1964, and the papers are in no discernible order.

    Dates: Created: 1962-1964

    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

    Facsimile of the first print of the Declaration of Independence

     Collection — Box: 142
    Identifier: MSS 0-84
    Scope and Contents

    Published by the Williamsburg Virginia Gazette. This is a facsimile copy the exact size of the original. Distributed by the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce to delegates attending the National Editorial Association Convention in Virginia. The Virgina Gazette, July 26, 1776. No. 78. 4 pages

    Dates: Other: July 26, 1776; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

    Facsimile Pages From Rare Books

     Collection — Box: 146
    Identifier: MSS 1991-004
    Scope and Contents

    Collection containing facsimile pages from rare books. One page is from the "Life of St. Dorothy" and the "Life of St. Brandon." The second page is written in Latin; source unknown. The third page appears to be from a historical narrative concerning an undetermined tribe of Indians. Each page has note they were purchased from Dawson's Book Shop in 1951.

    Dates: Created: undated

    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

    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

    Fenton McArthur Prewitt Newspaper Collection

     Collection — Box: 154
    Identifier: MSS 0-208
    Scope and Contents

    Collection includes newspaper clippings from Waldo and Plant City, Florida papers.

    Dates: 1895-1933; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1968

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