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 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Alachua, Gadsden and Leon Counties Civil War papers

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 1967-060
Scope and Contents These photocopies of Civil War papers include a letter from Bird B. Wright of Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, Virginia to his wife Amy R. Wright of Quincy Florida in Gadsden County. The letter dated September 21, 1862, informs her that he has been badly wounded while in combat near Sharpsburg, Maryland and gives instructions how to get to the place where he is and tells her that she or his brother should come to see him. Among other things, he tells her that his Captain was killed the same day he was wounded. Also included is a Certificate of Parole, Waldo, Alachua County, Florida, dated May 20, 1865 to J. A. Tompkins...Private of Co. B. 2nd Regiment, Florida Calvary, and a...
Dates: Created: 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/1967

Albert Waller Gilchrist Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1964-125
Scope and Contents

The Gilchrist Papers are comprised of the official papers of Albert Waller Gilchrist, 20th Governor of Florida, as well as newspaper articles, military and state official documents, items pertaining to the naming of Gilchrist County, materials regarding educational institutions including Carolina Military Institute and West Point, personal correspondence, genealogical research, and papers pertaining to Gilchrist's estate and will.

Also known as MSS 0-125.

Dates: Created: 1876-1929

B. F. Hammond Civil War Letters

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 1965-135
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1863-1864

Chandler Holmes Smith Papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1964-231
Scope and Contents Business records and correspondence of Colonel Chandler Holmes Smith, including: personal letters from his wife, children and other relatives; applications addressed to Colonel Smith as Trustee of the Florida State Agricultural College by Lancelot W. Andrews, Ph. D., Cambridge, Mass., for "professorship in chemistry," and by H. N. Felkel, Tallahassee, Florida, "for the chair of English Literature and Elocution"; letters from W. N. Gordon and Co., Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, Savannah, Ga., Warren and Axson, Commission Merchants, Savannah, Fred H. Hill, Wholesale Grocer, Savannah, Banking House of A. P. Wright and Co., Thomasville, Ga., M. J. Boughton, S. A. Pattison, Daniel...
Dates: Created: 1844-1886

Florence Gregory Walker Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: HP 2009-030
Scope and Contents

Personal items of Florida State College for Women student Florence Gregory (B.A. Sociology, 1940) and Florida State University (M.S., Social Work, 1962). Items includes photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera related to her years as a student at FSCW/FSU.



Online Copies Available

Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library as part of a larger photograph collection.

Dates: Created: 1931-1962; Other: Majority of material found in 1931-1947; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/2009

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

Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass Memoirs

 Collection — Box 144
Identifier: MSS 1978-058
Scope and Contents A bound photocopy of the handwritten memoirs of Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass, daughter of Governor Thomas Brown of Florida. On the first page appears the following note: "MEMOIRS OF FRANCES ELIZABETH BROWN DOUGLASS These memoirs of Frances Elizabeth Brown Douglass, wife of Samuel James Douglass and daughter of Thomas Brown, were written at the request of her family. She began these writings in 1894 when she was about 77 years old, and passed away in 1905 at the age of 87. March 15, 1966. Signed: Sarah E. Henderson, Mrs. John Ward Henderson, Jr. This copy is contributed to the Florida State University Library by Mrs. Sarah Everett Lewis...
Dates: Created: 1894-1905; Other: Date acquired: 03/15/1966

H. Bradford Civil War Papers

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: MSS 1965-026
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1862-1864

Hardy Bryan Croom Papers

 Collection — Folder 1, Map Case 1, Drawer 2
Identifier: MSS 1991-010
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of pages from letterbook containing correspondence, mostly from Hardy B. Croom to his brother Bryan Croom. There is also correspondence from Hardy B. Croom to his wife, Frances, to Seth P. Lewis, Thomas Baltrell, Dr. John Torrey, John B. Carrol, Henry Gaskins, and Samuel C. Bellamy. The letters were written from Newboern and Ruston, N.C., New Orleans, La., Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Pa., New York, Tallahassee, Fl., Charleston, S.C., and Augusta, Ga.

Dates: Created: 1831-1837; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1991

James Nixon Civil War Letters

 Collection — Box 153
Identifier: MSS 1965-191
Scope and Contents Photostats of Civil War letters by James M. Nixon (d. 1863), 8th Fla. Regt., (1861-1863) to his wife, Louise A. Nixon, Mt. Pleasant, Gadsden County, Florida. 1. Apalachicola, Florida. September 9, 1861 to February 24, 1862. Family letters with instructions about the farm. 6 items. 2. Camp Retrieve, Florida. December, 1861. Family letters with instructions about the farm. 3 items. 3. Camp Milton, Florida. February, 1862. Nixon was apparently with recruiting officer, Major R. "going by Marianna and will probably be home Saturday night, as he is going to make the rounds in Gadsden..." This letter also refers to the clearing of land and the planting of crops. 1 item. 4....
Dates: 1861-1863

James Phin. Willson Manuscript of Battle of Natural Bridge

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 1965-264
Scope and Contents Photographic copy of manuscript by James Phin. Willson, Druggist to K.L.A., relating to the Battle of Natural Bridge (1865). The twenty-four-page manuscript is titled, "MS. No. 9, Third Series Pages - 1007. Written 1865. To Miss Joanna D. Willson of Missouri." The following page reads: "To the special care of Miss Joanna D. Willson - the present manuscript is respectfully affectionately dedicated by her devoted brother, the author. The within contains, in addition to its personal introduction, a private, graphic description of the events...incidental to the military exploit under Brigadier Gen. William Miller, near Tallahassee, Florida, March 4th, 5th, and 6th,...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1865; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1963

Joanna Wilson Civil War Collection

 Collection — Box 140
Identifier: MSS 1965-059
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of Civil War items consisting of a 4-page letter, a sketch of "Concise View of Charleston Harbor, and two envelopes photographed front and back. The letter and sketch are from Jas. V.D. Loregin, Altona, Georgia, to Miss Joanna Wilson, Gainesville, Alabama. The letter, addressed to "Miss Joe," contains several good accounts of battles against the "Federals." each object in the sketch is numbered with a note attached that bears the same numbers thus identifying objects included in the sketch.

Also known as MSS 0-59.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1864; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1963

John M. House Civil War Letters

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 1965-141
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1865

Joseph Henry Dupont Papers

 Collection — Box 144
Identifier: MSS 84-09
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of biographical and war records of Joseph Henry Dupont, 1865.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1865

Ken van Assenderp Collection

 Collection
Identifier: HP-2010-005
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence and documents relating to Ken van Assenderp's involvement with Florida State University in the years since his time as a student. The Task Force Papers document Van Assenderp's service with a task force appointed to serve under Dr. Leo Sandon to assess and write the Statement of Values of the Florida State University dealing with "responsible freedom, values, and moral standard at the Florida State University". The Florida State University Research Foundation Papers consist of correspondence and documents, particularly drafts of strategic plans and background material, relating to the formation of the...
Dates: Created: 1963-2010

Major James Lucius Cross Correspondence

 Collection — OS Box 1
Identifier: MSS 1997-003
Scope and Contents

17 original, handwritten letters, mostly written by James Lucius Cross, arranged chronologically. Some of the letters have been photocopied. Topics include his military experiences and the death of his young wife. Correspondents include his mother, brother, sister, and Francis Eppes. Seven of the letters are datelined from Tallahassee, where he lived and taught at the West Florida Seminary, including a letter from just after the Civil War (December 1865), where he worked for the United States Government shipping ordnance from Florida to South Carolina.

Dates: Created: 1861-1865; Other: Majority of material found in 1861-1862; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1993

Munnerlyn Family Papers

 Collection — Box 153
Identifier: MSS 1984-07
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopied notes and letter transcripts of the Munnerlyn Family. Among the items are genealogical notes on the family (photocopied); Civil War letters of James Keene Munnerlyn, 1861-1864, (Typescript translations of letters, photocopied); and notes about the materials (photocopied).

Dates: 1843-1864; Majority of material found in 1843, 1861-1864

Oath of Allegiance and Parole of Honor of Confederate Veterans

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 1965-077
Scope and Contents Photostats of an Oath of Allegiance and of the Parole of Honor of two Confederate Veterans, Alabama and Tennessee (1862, 1865). The three Confederate documents are: 1. Photostat of printed form filled out in manuscript. Parole of Honor of James K. Stephens, Home at Greenville, Alabama, prisoner of war, belonging to the Army of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, having surrendered by order of Lt. Wm. R. Taylor, C.S.A. Aproved May 10, 1865 by W.H. Jackson, Brig. Gen. C.S.A., and E.S. Dennis, Brig. Gen. C.S.A., Commanders. 2. Photostat of Manuscript. Oath of Allegiance by Capt. J.D. Wheeler, County of Wilson, State of Tennessee. Attested by...
Dates: Created: 1862-1865

Oaths of Confederate Veterans Reinstated as U.S. Citizens

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 1965-076
Scope and Contents Photostats of oath taken by Confederate Veterans to be reinstated as citizens of the U.S. Alabama and Tennessee (1865). The two Confederate documents are: 1. United States of America, District of West Tennessee. Oath of James K. Stephens, Madison, Tennessee. Attested by Abram S. Mitchell, Clerk, and John W. Gates, Deputy Clerk, July 15, 1865. 2. Office of Provost Marshal, Selma, Alabama, June 14, 1865. Oath by J.F. Conoby. Attested by S.C.A. Kener, Capt. 33rd Missouri Infantry, Provost Marshal. These two Confederate papers show the various forms and wording of oaths of citizenship used by the different states during that period. Also known as...
Dates: Created: 1865

Ordinance of Secession for the State of Florida

 Collection — MSS 2015-002 OS Box 3
Identifier: MSS 1965-197
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of Ordinance of Secession of the State of Florida, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, "Done in open convention, January 10th, A.D. 1861." The document is quite legible and bears the signatures of the sixty-nine delegates.

Also known as MSS 0-197.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in January 10, 1861; Other: Date acquired: 05/08/1959

Robert E. Lester Confederate Army Papers

 Collection — Box 151
Identifier: MSS 1976-009
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of papers about Confederate Army Papers of Robert E. Lester, who served as Second Lieutenant in Company C, Fifth Florida Calvary. The Regiment was composed of eight companies of cavalry under the command of Colonel George W. Scott. D.W. Gwynn was Captain of Company C.

The collection includes copies of the following items: Muster Roll Company C Scott's Batln. Cavalry. Special Order dated Sept. 3, 1863. Special Order dated Nov. 3, 1863. Letter dated Nov. 3, 1863. Pay Receipt dated Sept. 3, 1864. Approved sick furlough dated February 1, 1865.

Dates: Created: 1863-1865

Roderick Gaspero and James Kirkpatrick Shaw Papers

 Collection — Box 156
Identifier: MSS 1964-222
Scope and Contents

The Civil War letters and papers of Roderick Gaspero and James Kirkpatrick Shaw, dated 1861 to 1864, consist of letters from them to their sister, Mrs. Jesse Shaw Smith, a letter from A.M. Harris, C.S.A., describing the burial of R.G. Shaw after his death in battle, 5/28/1864, a newspaper article from Atlanta entitled: "Officers' Dream of Death Fulfilled to the Letter", a photo of R.G. Shaw, and xeroxed copies of "The history and military connections of the family of Gaspero Sweet".

Also known as MSS 0-222.

Dates: Created: 1861-1864; Other: Date acquired: 05/11/1964

Samuel House Civil War Letters

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 1965-142
Scope and Contents Photostats of letters by Samuel House, Co. L. Artillery Corps, dated from 1862 to 1865, written from army camps near Cornish, Columbus and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and from Castle William, Governors Island, New York Harbor, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. House, Knoxville, Tennessee. Notes found with the collection are: "Confederate War record of Samuel House taken from a letter from his daughter, Retta House Bowen to Mrs. D.A. Avant, Historian, Florida Division, U.D.C." "My father, Sam House enlisted in the Confederate army April 15, 1861 - Co. A. 1st Regiment of Heavy Artillery, Tenn. volunteers, Confederate States of America. He was in Memphis at the...
Dates: Created: 1862-1865

W.F. Barr Civil War letter

 Collection — Box 137
Identifier: MSS 0-14
Scope and Contents

Photostat of a letter written August 21, 1861, by W.F. Barr at C.H., Culpepper, Virginia to S. Bleckley Esq. in Anderson, South Carolina. He wrote from the Confederate Hospital that he and "several others of our Regiment" were confined with measles. He gave as his location: "We are now encamped six miles north of where we were when Mr. Hammond was here at a place called Germantown..." Others mentioned in the letter were: Tom Bagwell, Jacob Maudlin, Mrs. Hubbard, B.A. McAlster, Jas. Sloan, and A.O.N. Call.

Dates: Created: 1861 August 21; Other: Majority of material found in 1861 August 21

William J. McCormick Diary

 Collection — Box 152
Identifier: MSS 1970-008
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of the 1872 diary of Reverend William J. McCormick. The diary relates his daily activities and mentions the names of family members.

Also known as MSS 1-08 and MSS 0-285.

Dates: 1872