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Florida--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Russell Garvin Typescript

 Collection — Box 311
Identifier: MSS 2015-005
Scope and Contents

Typescript of "The Free Negro in Florida Before the Civil War" by Russell Garvin, 36 pages.

Dates: 1965

Smith Family papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 0-232
Scope and Contents This collection consists of ten Smith family letters, thirty-three receipted invoices, one bill for tuition, and one diary, all dating between 1782-1864. The letters were chiefly among members of the Smith family and confined to family subjects, but several have educational value in that they represent the thinking of that period, the closeness of family, their religious nature, and in one case a letter by a young lady who moved from Rhode Island to Savannah, Georgia, writes back to her family in Rhode Island and tells of her impressions of the South. One very religious letter by James W. Smith of Thomasville, Georgia, dated 1864, to his uncle, Mr. Remington Smith of Pawtucket, Rhode...
Dates: Created: 1782-1864; Other: Date acquired: 04/24/1956

Sprague letter

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 0-235
Scope and Contents

Manuscript letter signed J. W. S. dated Marianna, Florida, October 30, 1851 to his sister, Miss Susan W. Sprague, care of S. U. Woodruff, Esq., Albany, New York.

Dates: Other: October 30, 1841; Other: Date acquired: 06/05/1952

Tallahassee, Florida General Store Ledger

 Collection — MSS 2003-016 - Ledger Book
Identifier: MSS 2003-016
Scope and Contents

Tallahassee general store ledger book documenting store purchases from 1880-1881. Name and historical information about the business cannot be determined.

Dates: Created: February 2, 1880-January 31, 1881

Territorial Florida - James Monroe to Andrew Jackson correspondence

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 0-243
Scope and Contents

Photostat of two manuscripts and a printed copy of letter patent by James Monroe, President of the United States of America to Andrew Jackson, Florida's territorial governor.

Dates: Created: 1821-1861; Other: Majority of material found in 1821, 1861

The Martin Dyckman Leroy Collins Research Collection

 Collection — 15 Boxes
Identifier: MSS 2008-011
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials used by Martin Dyckman for his 2006 book about former Governor Leroy Collins titled Floridian of His Century. Research materials include speeches from Leroy Collins before he became governor; an interview transcript with Premier Khrushchev during Collins' trip to the Soviet Union; newspaper columns written by Collins for the St. Peterburg Times and transcripts and audio recordings of interviews conducted by Dyckman.

Dates: Created: 1909-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1970; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2005

United States Land Patents - Sales of Land in Gadsden County, Florida

 Collection — Box 150
Identifier: MSS 1965-157
Scope and Contents

Two U. S. Certificates of sale of public land in Gadsden County, Florida. Certificate No. 11,824 was issued by the U. S. Land Office at Tallahassee, Florida to Brinkley G. Poppell dated June 16, 1856. Certificate No. 11,922 was issued to Brinkley G. Poppell as well, and is dated June 16, 1856.

Also known as MSS 0-157 and MSS 76-16.

Dates: Created: 1856; Other: Date acquired: 07/16/1957

Unknown Florida manuscript

 Collection — Box 311
Identifier: MSS 0-326
Scope and Contents

Typed manuscript of preface, chapters 1 through 29, and back matter of Unknown Florida: The Caloosahatchee Counties--Glades, Hendry and Lee by Florence Fritz.  Manuscript contains handwritten and typed corrections of the author. The work was published in 1963 as Unknown Florida by the University of Miami Press.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1963

Van Brunt business records

 Collection — Oversize Box1:Shresboxwithothercollections
Identifier: MSS 0-249
Scope and Contents

The Van Brunt records contain 16 journals, ledgers, "cotton seed books," two tenant farmer agreement contracts, a typed letter by Mr. Clifton Paisley to Mr. N. Orwin Rush, dated August 17, 1969, and a seven-page typescript of Mr. Paisley's interview on July 5, 1969, with a daugher of Mr. Van Brunt, Mrs. Jack Gregory, of Quincy, Florida. The business records, besides reflecting the economic conditions of the era and the customary manner of conducting a merchandising and tenant farming business, has considerable genealogical value.

Dates: Created: 1902-1911; Other: Date acquired: 08/07/1969

William F. Hankins Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-136
Scope and Contents Biographical sketch of William Hankins; current and historical materials relating to the economic development of Florida; holograph notes; 68-page holograph looseleaf book listing names and addresses and pertinent information about sawmills in Florida; group of 61 pictures of timberlands and sawmills in South Florida, some aerial topographic; holograph and photocopies of holograph maps of 23 Florida counties consisting of 403 sheets, some colored; Edison flat discs relating to timber and lumber industry in Florida; clippings from newspapers and 'The Southern Lumber Journal' relating to forests, sawmills and equipments for sawmills in Florida; description and history of river boats in...
Dates: Created: 1923-1965; Other: Date acquired: 11/24/1969

William Thomas (W. T.) Cash Papers

 Collection — briefcase
Identifier: MSS 2011-0614a
Abstract

A collection of papers by William Thomas (W.T.) Cash. Notably, this collection contains the manuscript for his book Biennials. Personal business ledgers and other short manuscripts are also housed in this collection.

Dates: Created: approximately 1878-1951