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Collection — Box: 144
Identifier: MSS 1978-058
Scope and Contents A bound photocopy of the handwritten memoirs of Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass, daughter of Governor Thomas Brown of Florida. On the first page appears the following note: "MEMOIRS OF FRANCES ELIZABETH BROWN DOUGLASS These memoirs of Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass, wife of Samuel James Douglass and daughter of Thomas Brown, were written at the request of her family. She began these writings in 1894 when she was about 77 years old, and passed away in 1905 at the age of 87. March 15, 1966. Signed: Sarah E. Henderson, Mrs. John Ward Henderson, Jr. This copy is contributed to the Florida State University Library by Mrs. Sarah Everett Lewis...
Dates: Created: 1894-1905; Other: Date acquired: 03/15/1966
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
Collection — Box: 138
Identifier: MSS 1978-057
Scope and Contents This item appears to be a photocopy of Thomas Brown's missing diary of his trip to England from July 1 through November 2, 1820. On the first page of the photocopy is the following note: "This Diary of Thomas Brown was given to me, Evelyn Cameron Lewis Manning, by my sister, the late Mary Douglass Lewis, who received it from her cousin, Susan Matilda Archer, grand-daughter of Thomas Brown. In the Autobiography of Thomas Brown he noted that he did not know what had become of his diary which he had kept on his trip to England. I appreciate the interest of Bertram H. Groene and the Florida State University Library in having this copy of the Diary of Thomas Brown included in the Papers of...
Dates: Created: 1820
Identifier: MSS 1950-037
Scope and Contents One letter dated Washington, July 15, 1881 is addressed to "My Dearest Mother," and signed "Your loving son." The other items aside from this personal letter are one envelope and an item that appears to be an official document appointing Governor Brown as "My Proxy to vote in my stead in the general meeting of the..." The handwriting is difficult to read, but voting was to take place on "the 8th April 1852." Includes manuscript letter by Governor Thomas Brown, Executive Department of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, January 31, 1853, to Captain Wm. B. Cone. Also includes a photocopy of Thomas Brown's missing diary of his trip to...
Dates: Created: 1852-1881