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Correspondence. This collection is comprised of various groups of letters about Florida, dating between 1837 and 1891 most of which deal primarily with land issues.
Typed autobiographical sketch of Bob Taggart, addressed to "My Dear Jerry." Contains reminiscences of Florida during the 1920s and his acquaintance with Jerry Willams Carter. Letter also covers his life in Texas as a boy and his many adventures throughout his varied careers as a telegraph operator, sailor, soldier, farmer and salesman. Taggart also goes in depth about his experiences serving in both World Wars. 61 pages.
British East, West and Territorial Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi Miscellaneous documents, letters, etc.
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.
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.
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.
Press releases, correspondence, and promotional publications issued by the Florida Commissions for the World's Fairs of 1933 (Chicago) and 1939 (New York City).
The materials included in this collection appear to be class papers done by students at the Florida State College for Women around 1922. Among the counties covered are Alachua, Clermont Lake, Manatee, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwanee, Taylor, Walton, Jefferson, Lake, Osceola, Washington, Columbia, and Dade Counties. Among the cities covered are Miami, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Madison, Orlando, Wildwood, Live Oak, De Funiak Springs, Monticello, and West Palm Beach.
Advertisements for land, goods, and services in Florida. Specific locations include Duval, Flagler, Leon, Manatee, Marion, and Putnam Counties. Also known as MSS 0-113
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Majority of materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
These papers contain early Florida county voting registration data for primary and general elections from 1914 to 1962. They were used in connection with a voting study done by Elston Roady and Annie Mary Hartsfield of the Florida State University Institute for Social Research. There are 46 individual county lists of numbers of Florida registered voters and 18 county summary lists of numbers of registered voters.
Payroll of a Corps of Engineers in service at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida. Complete in detail and shows 278 signatures of members of the Corps who acknowledged having received the amounts listed from Captain Walter McFarland.
Also known as MSS 0-121.
This collection consists of a broadside regarding the secession of Florida from the Union and a duplicate of that broadside. The broadside was issued by George T. Ward before the State Convention at Montgomery, Alabama in January 1861. It is addressed "To the People of Leon County," and begins "My name has been suggested as a candidate for the State Convention, from your county..."
Also known as MSS 0-256.
Includes background research, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and other publications documenting the personal life and professional career of author and Florida historian Gloria Jahoda. Significant topics include genealogy, ecology, northwest Florida, publishing rights, classical music, WFSU-FM radio programs, the Muscogee Creek Nation, and Jahoda’s book The Road to Samarkand, a biography of English composer Frederick Delius.
Includes materials previously described as MSS 79-2, MSS 80-3, MSS 83-2, MSS 83-2, MSS 84-01, and MSS 2004-007.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Portions of this collection have been digitized can be found online in the FSU Digital Library.
This item is a letter in manuscript by J. M. Williams of Tallahassee, Florida, dated October 18, 1846, to Messers, Hopkins & Allen of New York. The letter refers to a shortage of Sugar Kettles shipped by Blackwell & Burr and insured by Hopkins & Allen. In this letter, Williams sets forth a claim of $98.78 for a shortage of six Sugar Kettles.
- Florida State University Libraries. Manuscripts Collections 66
- Florida--History 38
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 15
- Manuscripts 14
- Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 13
- Correspondence 11
- Legal documents. 7
- Leon County (Fla.) 7
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 6
- Florida--History--1821-1865 6
- Antebellum Florida, 1845-1861 5
- Citrus fruit industry 5
- Newspapers 5
- Tallahassee (Fla.)--History 5
- Business enterprises--Florida 4
- Cotton 4
- Deeds 4
- Depression and the New Deal Years in Florida, 1930-1941 4
- Financial Records 4
- Photographs 4 + ∧ less
- Confederate States of America 8
- Florida. Governor 5
- Collins, LeRoy 4
- Adams, Tom, 1917- 2
- Bryant, Farris, 1914-2002 2
- Caldwell, Millard Fillmore, 1897-1984 2
- Carlton, Doyle Elam, 1885-1972 2
- Creek Nation 2
- Davis, Jefferson 1808-1889 2
- Holland, Spessard L. (Spessard Lindsey), 1892-1971 2
- Johns, Charley 2
- Milton, John, 1807-1865 2
- Moseley, William D. 2
- Warren, Fuller, 1905-1973 2
- Abrams, Alex. St. Clair (Alexander St. Clair) 1
- Allen, D. J. 1
- Ambler, Brush & Fairbanks 1
- Andersonville Prison 1
- Arkus, Harry M. 1
- Askew, Reubin O'D., 1928-2014 1 + ∧ less