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Seminole Indians.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Bartholomew Lynch Journal

 Collection — Box 152
Identifier: MSS 0-180
Scope and Contents

Journal in manuscript kept by US Army Private Bartholomew M. Lynch, commanded by Lieutenant John Graham during the Florida War. Early entries document his training and travel from New York to Florida on board the "Southern liner called America." Includes an eyewitness description of the captive Seminole leader Osceola, dated May 2, 1837.

Pages one and two are missing; page three begins with an entry for October 3, 1836.

Online Copy Available

Dates: 1836-1839; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1954

Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 0-251
Scope and Contents This item is a letter from Captain John Rogers Vinton at Fort New Smyrna, Florida and dated 1840. Addressed to his mother, it was written on his birthday and he wrote: "Since my last birthday, another year has passed over my head, and brought me to that period when it is my wont to make a retrospect of the past and pour out my thoughts to you. It has been a year of exile from civilized life - but not altogether profitless, and by no means an unhappy one..." His letter is highly religious and rather contradictory, as he wrote of having found "in the wilderness of Florida" many things pleasing to him. As Captain Vinton was at Fort Mellon and Fort Taylor in 1837 and...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in June 20, 1840; Other: Date acquired: 02/02/1951

Dr. James A. Leitch Wright, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1981-001
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: approximately 1968-1986

Fort Gilliland - The Territory of Florida

 Collection — Box 147
Identifier: MSS 0-119
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of receipt from Fort Gilliland, Newnansville, Alachua County, Florida, April 1, 1838 to a Dr. Isaac Garrarone. The receipt is in reference to the hiring of a wagon team and driver to transport goods between forts for the 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment in operation against the Seminole Indians from April 1 to September 1, 1838.

Dates: Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1965

Maston O'Neal Papers

 Collection — Box 147
Identifier: MSS 0-116
Scope and Contents

Includes photocopied typescripts of two works by Maston O'Neal: Florida's "Pocahontas" & Georgia's "John Smith", and The Tallassee Country.

Florida's "Pocahontas" & Georgia's "John Smith" describes a relationship between a Creek woman, Malee, and a soldier from Milledgeville, Georgia, Duncan McKrimmon, beginning around 1817. Malee, later known as Milly Francis, later became the first woman ever awarded a Congressional medal and a pension.

The Tallassee Country includes historical details of the Apalachicola River region, from 1762-1818.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1959; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1959

Paul Kaff'ke manuscript

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 1-14
Scope and Contents

Typescript with mounted photographs for Then and Now: Life and Adventures of Sac, Fox and Seminole Indians. The History of the Indians as taken from note books of my great grandparents, Captain Pike and Major S. M. Schofield. by Paul Kaff'ke.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1953; Other: Date acquired: 1953

Seminole Indians Miccosukee Tribe Collection

 Collection — Box 156
Identifier: MSS 1964-015
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of letters and briefs regarding the Seminole Indians in Florida and specifically the Everglades Miccosukee Tribe. Correspondents include Grady L. Crawford, Virgil H. Harington, Richard W. Ervin, LeRoy Collins and Max Denton. Also included in the collection is a "Proposed Charter of the Seminole Indians of Florida," and a brief entitled, "The Miccosukee Nation Identity and Rights," written by the Counsel for the Everglades Miccosukee Tribes of Seminole Indians.

Also known as MSS 1-15.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1957-1959

Seminole War Record

 Collection — Box 156
Identifier: MSS 0-220
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of Seminole war record issued at Quartermaster's store, Fort No. 6, East Florida. It is an invoice of Quarter Master stores turned over to Lieut. M. R. Patrick. It is signed by E. R. S. Canby, 2nd Lt. 2nd Infry, A.A.Q.M., Fort No. 6 East Florida, May 15, 1840.

Dates: May 15, 1840; Other: Date acquired: 09/15/1964

Treaty Between the United States of America and the Seminole Nation of Indians

 Collection — Box 156
Identifier: MSS 1964-219
Scope and Contents Treaty between the United States of America and the Seminole Nation of Indians. Concluded March 21, 1866. Ratification advised August 16, 1866. Proclaimed by Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America, Washington, in the District of Columbia, March 21, 1866. Articles of a treaty made and concluded between the United States Government, by its Commissioners, D.N. Cooley, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Elijah Sells, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and Ely S. Parker, and the Seminole Indians, by their Chiefs, John Chu-co, or Long John, Cho-cote-harjo, Fos-ha(r)-jo, John F. Brown. Witnesses were: Robert Johnson, U.S. Interpreter for the Seminole Indians,...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1866