Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
B. F. Hammond Civil War Letters
Photostats of the Civil War letters by B.F. Hammond written during 1863 and 1864 from various camps in Virginia to members of his family in South Carolina. All letters were written on battlefields and contain vivid descriptions of "the bloody struggle." Also known as MSS 0-135.
Barbara McCrimmon Research Collection
Letters and research materials of Barbara McCrimmon, Florida State University alumna, mainly concerning her time spent drafting the biography of Dr. Richard Garnett.
Janet C. Bryan papers
Winifred Lund Caraway collection
This collection relates to Corporal Winifred Lund Caraway who served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. This collection contains scrapbooks, letters, postcards and photographs sent and collected by Caraway throughout World War II.
David Kirby Rare Book Collection
Mildred and William H. Finger papers
The Mildred and William H. Finger papers detail Private William H. Finger's experiences as a member of Company E, 160th Infantry Regiment of the 40th Infantry Division in the United States Army during World War II. Finger provides insight into his time during basic training at Fort McClellan in Alabama and his time spent overseas in the Philippines. His wife Mildred wrote back and forth to him about his family and the significance of letter writing while he is away from home. The collection contains letters and documents.
Janet MacGowan West Collection
The items in the Janet MacGowan West Collection contain a scrapbook related to her years as a student at Florida State College for Women as well as miscellaneous items including correspondence, a luggage tag, and newspaper clippings.
John D. Gray letter
This item is an original letter bearing the signature of John D. Gray, Tallahassee, Florida, March 24, 1836, addressed to Philip Ford. The letter discussed "End Plates" and "Spikes;" evidently to be used in the construction of the St. Joseph-Lake Wimico Railroad, the first railroad built in Florida.
John M. House Civil War Letters
Photostats of Civil War letters by John M. House written from a U.S. Military Prison, Feb. 24, 1865 to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. House, Knoxville, Tenn.; John and his brother Samuel were in U.S. Military prisons at different locations (John at Johnsons Island and Samuel at Castle William, Governors Island, New York Harbor): John's letter mentions his brother and other members of the family, but he wrote chiefly about an exchange of prisoners which was taking place at Johnsons Island.
Also in Special Collections are letters by Samuel House to his parents (MSS 1965-142).
Charlotte D. Mansfield collection
Mary Ann Lindley Papers
Maxine Newlander papers
Maxine Newlander served as a U.S. Navy nurse during World War II. Serving in the United States as well as in Guam, Newlander wrote almost daily to her family back home describing her experiences in the Navy and the nature of her work. In letters she sent home to her family during the war, she describes her social life on the island of Guam, her life as a Navy Nurse, and her longing for the war to be over. The letters span from 1944 to 1945. The photographs illustrate Maxine Newlander's life in the Navy.
Marvin McArthur collection
This collection pertains to Marvin McArthur and his service in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operation. The collection contains a copy of a letter written by Marvin to his parents while he was stationed at Mindoro in the Philippines. He speaks of his duties on the island including policing items and digging up soldier's bodies to bring back to the states.
Memoranda on Tavares
Typed copy of manuscript with two letters by Alex St. Clair Abrams, Attorney at Law, to Miss Elizabeth Burleigh, to whom he sent a copy of the article, in compliance with her request. The memoranda is the history of Tavares' development.
Nancy Cone Hagan papers
Raymond Wayne Davis papers
The Raymond Wayne Davis papers are largely centered around letters Davis wrote to his sister Mildred Kingston Renwick throughout World War II. During the war, Sergeant Davis served as a machinist in the Strategic 3rd Air Depot of the Army Air Force as well as serving in the infantry as a part of the Third Army, 90th Division, 358th Infantry, Company C. Davis served in England, France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. His papers also include postwar division newsletters, an oral history interview, a veteran's questionnaire, discharge certificate, and photographs.
Robert Frost Letter
This collection contains a typed copy of a letter by Faith Williams, a student at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, dated July 13, 1953, to Robert Frost, and his reply which is undated. In her letter of July 13, 1953, Faith Williams asked questions of Robert Frost about his poem, "Mending Wall." The answers given by Robert Frost in his reply are very enlightening about the poem under discussion and instructive as to interpretation of poetry in general.
Samuel House Civil War Letters
Darwin Stapleton collection
This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Warren R. MacInnes (part of the 834th) in Italy. The box contains letters and photographs sent to him from his wife while he was stationed on the Italian front in Europe. In addition, there are periodicals and pamphlets related to the reintroduction of soldiers from the Italian front back into civilian life Stateside. This collection also contains documents related to Private Gerald Greenbaum who served with 1560th Service Unit, Medical Section-Station Complement, Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
Susan Bradford Eppes Papers
Personal papers of Susan Branch Bradford Eppes (1848-1942) including a biography of Eppes, photographs, correspondence, typescript works by Eppes, documentation of the Eppes family, and publications collected by Eppes.
Online Copies Available
Select materials from the Susan Bradford Eppes Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.
William V. Voss, Jr. papers
Waties Family papers
Typescript copies of Waties family letters that include those written by Anna Waties, oldest daughter of Chancellor Thomas Waites and the three children of Dr. Thomas Waties and his wife Maria Huger Rutledge Waties. Family genealogy notes, holograph letters and notes. Includes photocopy of "the Waties Family of South Carolina" compiled by H. D. Bull, pages 12-22.
Robert C. and Juanita Watson papers
This World War II collection relates to Robert C. Watson, an African American soldier who served in the Navy during World War II. It contains a page of the roll call from the 316th Port Company with Robert C. Watson's name. There are also news articles and comics from the base. There are photographs of Robert C. Watson's unit and his Veteran's questionnaire. There is also an article he wrote about his experience as a black man who appeared white in the Navy.
Wrightson Ely Clinton, Sr. collection
This collection pertains to Corporal Wrightson Ely Clinton Sr., who served in the 116th Field Artillery Battalion of the United States Army National Guard's 31st Infantry Division. He served in the Netherland East Indies and the Philippines from 1944 to 1945 as a clerk of the Battery.
This collection consists of one half-box, primarily containing photographs and artifacts he was issued, collected, or awarded during his service. It also includes correspondence with his family, separation papers, scanned copies of the original scrapbook his photographs were stored in, and rosters of servicemen from his battalion.