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Goulding Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-128
Scope and Contents Manuscripts, typescripts, diaries, photo albums, and government documents related to Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Goulding of Tallahassee, Florida and their ancestors, including materials on the American Civil War, Key West (1830-1863), rationing during World War II, YMCA activities during and after World War I, Florida bank notes (1860, 1870), and souvenir photo albums and guidebooks from global tourist destinations (1905-1911). This collection includes materials previously described as MSS 0-127. Restrictions on Use: Manuscript diary pages in Boxes 171B and 171C are fragile and not available to researchers without permission of the Manuscript and...
Dates: Created: 1830-1967; Other: Date acquired: 03/03/1973

Governor Andrew's Proclamation

 Collection — Box: 137
Identifier: MSS 0-6
Scope and Contents A printed proclamation by John A. Andrew, Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass., March 11, 1862, in which he proclaimed "Thursday, the third day of April next, to be observed throughout this Commonwealth, as a day of public HUMILIATION, FASTING, AND PRAYER. The printed proclamation is in the form of a broadside and bears the seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The subject is entirely religious, and the quality of paper and appearance of the format would indicate that it was the custom to frame such annual proclamations. There is an attached notation in the handwriting of Ms. Louise Richardson, FSU Librarian, which reads: "Lot purchase. O. Norwood, Oct....
Dates: Created: 1862; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

Governor Thomas Brown Letter

 Collection — Box: 138
Identifier: MSS 1964-036
Scope and Contents Manuscript letter by Governor Thomas Brown, Executive Department of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, January 31, 1853, to Captain Wm. B. Cone. Cone was a former member of Legislature from Camden County, Georgia, but at the time of Brown's letter was a Captain of a Company of Calvary in the State of Georgia. The letter was in reply to Captain Cone's letters of January 21 and 24, 1853, in which Captain Cone had offered him the service of "a Company of Calvary in the event of Indian hostilities." Governor Brown's explanations as the reasons why he was unable to accept Captain Cone's offer affords a picture of political and military affairs of that period. The letter was...
Dates: Created: January 31, 1853; Other: Date acquired: 11/04/1938

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...
Dates: Created: 1864-1865; Other: Date acquired: 05/01/1971

Greek and Latin Ostraka

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-012
Scope and Contents

Thirty-three clay pottery fragments comprising thirty-two texts in Greek and Latin documenting the activities of a Roman Army unit stationed near Edfu, Egypt.

Dates: Created: circa 150 CE

Gregory Family Notes and Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1973-012
Scope and Contents The notebook is a small book consisting of 33 leaves (6 blank) and 7 partial leaves. The major portion of the notebook contains business transactions between Lewis Gregory and various other persons whose names are mentioned and whose names or family names are found in early Gadsden County history. The business entries date from 1837 to 1861 and deal with beef, pork, mutton, sugar, peas, corn, tobacco, cotton, butter, etc. Near the back of the notebook are found eleven pages of family records dating from 1781 to 1885.Includes Gregory family notes found among the papers of the late W.G. Fletcher. Many family names are mentioned. The accession number of the Gregory Family...
Dates: Created: 1781-1885; Other: Gregory Family Notebook NOS since 2013

Guyte P. McCord, Sr. Collection

 Collection — Box: 363
Identifier: MSS 1970-181
Scope and Contents

Items found in this collection include the personal papers of Guyte McCord, consisting of correspondence, records of the Tallahassee Historical Society, newspaper clippings, articles, and papers relating to Judge James B. Whitfield. Also included in the collection are the official programs of the inaugurations of five Florida governors, miscellaneous publications, and typescripts of manuscripts published in issues of "Tallahassee Historical Society Annual."

Also known as MSS 0-181.

Dates: Created: 1885-1961

Gwen P. and Allan C. Reichert Beatrix Potter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2011-0120
Scope and Contents

Commercial items based on works by Beatrix Potter, including Peter Rabbit.

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: 01/01/2011

Gwynn letters

 Collection — Box: 149
Identifier: MSS 1964-132
Scope and Contents

Two manuscript letters by T.J. Lawton of Eau Gallie, Brevard County, Florida (1879). One letter is to Mrs. M.L. Gwynn and the other is to Mr. W. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Florida, sister and brother-in-law of Mr. Lawton. From the letters it appears that Mr. Lawton was in charge of certain properties in Eau Gallie belonging to the Gwynns. Also known as MSS 0-132.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1879

H. Bradford Civil War Papers

 Collection — Box: 138
Identifier: MSS 1965-026
Scope and Contents

Photostat of a letter by H. Bradford dated March 20, 1864 to "Sister Mary," that was written at Johnsons Island and refers to the battle of Olustee.

The second item is a document dated May 1862 by Lt. F.L. Villepigue, Recruiting Officer, certifying that Jesse T. Bernard "has enlisted in Captain R.H. Gamble's Light Artillery Company for the war, and is ordered to report at camp on the 6th day of May 1862."

Also known as MSS 0-26.

Dates: Created: 1862-1864

Hale Smith Scrapbook Collection

 Collection — Container: OS Boxes 1-2
Identifier: MSS 2012-10-16
Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks compiled by Dr. Hale Smith's mother, Nina Hale Smith, documenting her travels in Europe in 1935 and on the West Coast of the United States in 1965. On both trips, Nina Hale Smith was accompanied by Grace Uptegraff, who died in 1966.

Dates: Created: 1935-1965; Other: Majority of material found in 1935; Other: Date acquired: 06/06/2011

Haller Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1971-001
Scope and Contents

The Haller Diaries consist of personal entries of both Morris and Verona Haller, who write about their daily activities from 1959 through 1971 in both Ohio and Tallahassee, Florida. The diaries contain some enclosures of letters, poems, clippings, and registers of letters written by the Hallers. Also known as MSS 1-01.

Dates: Created: 1959-1971

Hampton Dunn Papers

 Collection — Box: 1208
Identifier: MSS 96-1
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an advance set of unbound sheets, including dust jacket, of Yesterday's Tallahassee, by Hampton Dunn. They are accompanied by a letter from Ernest A. Seeman, President of E. A. Seemann Publishing, Inc., of Miami, Florida, to Malcolm B. Johnson, Editor of the Tallahassee Democrat.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1974

Handwritten Poem by John Henry Eaton

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2011-0616
Dates: Created: May 1834; Other: Date acquired: 03/17/2011

Hardy Bryan Croom Papers

 Collection — Container: Folder 1, Map Case 1, Drawer 2
Identifier: MSS 1991-010
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of pages from letterbook containing correspondence, mostly from Hardy B. Croom to his brother Bryan Croom. There is also correspondence from Hardy B. Croom to his wife, Frances, to Seth P. Lewis, Thomas Baltrell, Dr. John Torrey, John B. Carrol, Henry Gaskins, and Samuel C. Bellamy. The letters were written from Newboern and Ruston, N.C., New Orleans, La., Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa., New York, Tallahassee, Fl., Charleston, S.C., and Augusta, Ga.

Dates: Created: 1831-1837; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1991

Harrison Sayre Circus Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2010-007
Abstract

Materials about circuses, circus performers, and circus industry from all over the world, mainly North and South America and Europe. Includes photographs, books, posters, flyers, pamphlets, circus programs, and related materials dating primarily from the 1940s-1990s..

Dates: Created: 1863-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1949-1994; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2010

Harry Whittington manuscripts

 Collection — Box: 323
Identifier: MSS 0-313
Scope and Contents

Three typrescript drafts of books by H. Whittington: 'Trouble Rides Tall' (1958), 'Play for Keeps' (1957), and 'Strangers on Friday' (1959).

Dates: 1957-1959; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/1961

Helen Gere Cruickshank manuscript of John and William Bartram's America

 Collection — Box: 308
Identifier: MSS 0-318
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of John and William Bartram's America. Also portfolio of photostats used for research while writing the book. Helen Cruickshank edited and wrote the introduction for the book's 1957 edition.

Dates: 1957

Henry Bohlen Confederate Letters

 Collection — Box: 138
Identifier: MSS 1964-071
Scope and Contents The collection donated by Henry Bohlen includes a letter by Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of War, CSA, in which he reprimands the firm of R.S. Archer for furnishing a large number of field guns "cast in a cupola furnace, you well knowing the extreme danger of using such guns, the almost certainty of their explosion... It is bad enough that our brave defenders should expose their lives to the fire of the enemy under such odds as exists against us, but to furnish them arms more dangerous to themselves than to the enemy is utterly inexcusable..." Also includes a letter of R.S. Archer who complains of orders by Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, CSA, and a letter of Gorgas to Archer...
Dates: Created: 1862; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1948

Henry C. Bunner Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2017-004
Scope and Contents

Scrap album pages containing newspaper and magazine clippings, original sketches and art, cyanotype photograph prints, correspondence, short essays, and other printed matter related to Henry C. Bunner, Puck magazine, and other topics.

Dates: Created: 1878-1888; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982

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

Henry Oxdel letter

 Collection — Box: 156
Identifier: MSS 0-213
Scope and Contents

This item is a holograph letter of Henry Oxdel, of St. Augustine, Florida, to Hugh White, Esq., of Cohores, Albany County, New York. The letter indicates that Oxdel was handling Florida real estate matters for White, and that they might have been old friends. Oxdel informs White of a shortage of orange seeds and asked, "Can you contrive to send me all your spare orange seeds. There is quite a race & rage to get orange seeds here..." Names mentioned in the letter were, G. L. Phillips, Esq., P. S. Smith, Esq. "who is considered here the best counsellor in such matters," and T. Brown.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in January 1, 1839

Henry Simpson papers

 Collection — Box: 1208
Identifier: MSS 95-7
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a holograph letter from Henry Simpson to George Bancroft, dated December 21, 1849, and is accompanied by a typed transcription. Also in the collection is a handwritten note from Winston Churchill of the University Club, to W. H. Lowdenmilk and Company, dated May 1, 1919. Another handwritten note is from J. Sparks to "Dear P." concerning the return of "Mr. Cooledge" from Europe. As well, there is a handwritten statement in Latin.

Dates: Created: 1849-1919; Other: Date acquired: 01/17/1980

Henry T. Wright letters

 Collection — Box: 1729
Identifier: MSS 2002-1
Scope and Contents This collection consists of nine letters from Henry T. Wright to his sister, Laura (Mrs. A. F. Yniestra of Greenville, Alabama). Two were written prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, six were dated during the conflict, and the last one after the war ended. The letters are written from the following locations: Knox Hill, Florida; Tullahoma, Tennessee; Camp near Fairfield; Jackson, Mississippi; Camp near Chickamauga; Pensacola, Florida. Also, included in the last letter is a clipping with no source or date, with an obituary poem for H. T. Wright from P. H. W. Wright writes short but informative letters of people and events he experienced. Most letters are fairly clear and...
Dates: Created: 1860-1865; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2002

Herbert Spencer Zim papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 78-50
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of materials related to the works of Herbert Spencer Zim. Books covered include Armored animals; Botany; Commercial fishing; Crabs; Golden hamsters; Hoists, cranes and derricks; Israel and the Holy Land; North American Indian arts; Sea stars and their kin; Telephone systems; What's inside of me; What's inside of plants; and Your heart and how it works. Other persons or subjects significant to the collection include: Rene Martin, Herschel Wartik, Alexander Drozynski, Andre Hunter Whiteford, and basketry.

Collection includes MSS 78-51

Dates: 1955-1971

Historic Homes Preservation Committee of Leon County Records

 Collection — Box: 149
Identifier: MSS 1991-005
Scope and Contents

The Leon County Commissioners passed a resolution in 1958 to see what could be done to restore historic homes and buildings in Tallahassee, Florida. Governor Millard Caldwell served as Chairman of the Historic Homes Preservation Committee.

Dates: Created: 1958

Historical Newspaper Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-002
Scope and Contents

The collection's two major groupings of papers are Antebellum and Civil War newspapers in OS Box 1 and Gilded Age, Progressive, and 20th century newspapers in OS Box 2. The majority of the papers are from the southern states in the United States. OS Box 3 is photostat copies of its contents.



Online Copies Available

Portions of this collection have been digitized can be found online in the FSU Digital Library.

Dates: Created: 1792-1945

Historical Papers of Massachusetts and Alabama

 Collection — Container: MSS 0-139
Identifier: MSS 0-139
Scope and Contents Collection consists of the following: 1. 1620-1646. Prospectus (broadside) "Of Plimoth Plantation," by William Bradford, Governor, who wrote a detailed history of the early years of Plymouth Colony. He covers in great detail everything that happened from the landing of the Mayflower in December, 1620, through the year 1646. 2. 1804. Newspaper. 'New England Palladium,' Boston, Tuesday, November 27, 1804. No. 43, Vol. 24. The four-page issue is a good example of a New England newspaper format of the period. 3. 1840. Alabama. U.S.A. Land Grant No. 12009. Signed by Martin Van Buren, President, and issued to Allen Masengale of Madison County, Alabama....
Dates: Created: 1620-1840; Created: Majority of material found in 1620-1646, 1804, 1840; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1965

Hodgkiss, Scott, and Company Letterbook

 Collection — Container: MSS 2003-07 - Letterbook
Identifier: MSS 2003-07
Abstract

Letterbook includes correspondence with Hodgkiss, Scott, and Company clients. Nature of company and location cannot be determined.

Dates: Created: 1865-1866

Hollingsworth Papers

 Collection — Box: 513
Identifier: MSS 1968-140
Scope and Contents The Mount Vernon Plantation (the name was later changed to Pickney Hills) was located in Jefferson County about seven miles east of Monticello, Florida with a view overlooking "Razor Lake," so named by Mr. Hollingsworth because of its shape. The number of slaves listed, the livestock listed, records of sales of farm products, purchases of supplies, and descriptions of different parcels of land shown in the Last Will of John Hollingsworth indicate that Mount Vernon Plantation covered rather extensive acreage. The will also shows that he owned a home near Edgefield, South Carolina, which was situated on "about eleven hundred acres." The papers consist of...
Dates: Created: 1768-1887, 1916; Other: Majority of material found in 1788-1887

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