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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.
These papers include a letter from Clement Acton Griscom to his son Lloyd, who served as a foreign diplomat to Japan in the early 1900s. Also included is a small Christmas gift card signed "From Bronson Winthrop," and a small envelope addressed to Col. Lloyd Griscom, care of Miss Griscom, Water Oak Plantation, Tallahassee, Florida. The fourth item in the collection is a letter from G. Leslie Isaac to "Col. Griscom" at Luna Plantation, Tallahassee, concerning a trip to a fair and a car purchase. Includes MSS 0-304.
Biographical information, extracts from the journal of Major Robert Gamble, plantation record book, and "Gambles Hill: a Rebirth of and Elegant Richmond" by Vera Palmer.
Online Copies Available
Select materials from the Gamble Family Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
The J.S. Lester Plantation Papers include an 1895 doctor's bill, a transmittal letter, and a 4-page list of receipts (1868) for money received by fourteen ex-slaves; the plantation was located in Leon County, Fla. Also known as MSS 0-167.
These papers consist of materials relating to lands, a mercantile business, the plantation of Mary Simpson's grandfather, Theodore Turnbull, an Indian Wars Pensions document, and several deeds, including a land deed of her great grandmother, Mary Ann Perkins.
14 page journal written by unknown man who was a New York State monument manufacturer. It contains many vivid descriptions of his travels, centered around Jacksonville and on the St. Johns River. He describes visits to plantations, fishing and hunting trips and gives a good description of Florida at the time.
This collection contains a wide variety of materials realted to Weymouth Tyree Jordan, his life and his career. Includes biographical materials, correspondence, articles, photographs, writings, research materials, announcements, books, and related materials.