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Gramling Civil War Diary

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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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.

Online Copies Available

Digital images and item-level description of the Greek and Latin Ostraka can be found in the FSU Digital Library.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: circa 150 CE

Gregory Family Notes and Notebook

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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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

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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1935-1965; Other: Majority of material found in 1935; Other: Date acquired: 06/06/2011

Haller Diaries

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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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 — Box: 1822, Folder: 1 of 1
Identifier: MSS 2011-0616
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1831-1837; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1991

Harrison Sayre Circus Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2010-007

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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1878-1888; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982

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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1860-1865; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2002

Herbert Spencer Zim papers

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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1620-1840; translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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

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

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1768-1887, 1916; Other: Majority of material found in 1788-1887

Ida Carrie Seale scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: 341
Identifier: MSS 0-218
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four scrapbooks by Ida Carrie Seale which contain handwritten, typed, printed, and mimeographed items on a variety of subjects.Scrapbook 1, dated 1895-1962, contains materials about art, poetry, writing, and general education. Scrapbook 2, dated 1917-1949, is similar to scrapbook 1. Scrapbook 3, dated 1920-1959, is labeled "Health," and contains materials on physical culture, nursing, welfare, mental therapy, and other medical subjects. Scrapbook 4, dated 1955-1965, is labeled "A Bit of History of the Veterans Hospital Center, Bay Pines, Florida, 1955 to 1965." This consists of programs, picture post cards, snapshots,...
Dates: 1895-1965; Other: Date acquired: 1963

In-As-Much Circle Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-144
Scope and Contents

The records of the In-As-Much Circle of the Florida Branch of the International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons, Inc. Includes the original charter for the Silver Cross Hospital, as well as the printed constitution adopted by the convention of 1902; By-laws of the International Order of the Florida Branch of the King's Daughters and Sons; records and papers of the president, treasurer, and secretary; tributes and records of the New York City Order; records of the Treasurer; and photocopies of "Miss Blake's Sanitarium Rules."

Includes materials previously described as MSS 0-145.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1894-1966; Other: Date acquired: 05/05/1970

Ina VanStan Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-333
Scope and Contents

Field notes, illustrations, correspondence, publications, photographs, news clippings, and printing plates documenting the research and scholarship of Ina VanStan (1901-1989), FSU Professor of Clothing and Textiles.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1955-1964; Other: Date acquired: 05/12/1971

Isaac Backus Letter

 Collection — Box: 1729
Identifier: MSS 2000-02
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a letter by Isaac Backus and its transcription, as well as a description of the letter and books from Kenneth Nebenzahl, a book vendor. The letter discusses Samuel Alden and Robert Washburn in their dealings with the Church of Christ in Bridgewater and Middleborough. On November 8, 1751, the two men refused to receive and restore a pastor of the church because he could not practice infant Baptism, and they had a difference in judgement about the Bar of Communion. For this, the two men were punished and separated from the church. The letter is enclosed in Isaac Backus's A History of New England, purchased from Kenneth Nebenzahl...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1751-1752

Isle de France (Mauritius) Voyage Report

 Collection — Box: 149
Identifier: MSS 1964-147
Scope and Contents

Undated manuscript document in French which is a report by Captain Plapin of Marseille, France, who was captain of a freighter plying between the Isle de France and India, in which he gives considerable details of an incident which occurred while on a voyage.

Also known as MSS 0-147.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: circa 1750; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/1956

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