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Florida State University Libraries. Manuscripts Collections

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Admiral Richard H. Leigh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-165
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the papers of United States Navy Admiral Richard H. Leigh. They include a 17-volume holograph diary, dating 1917-1944, containing official orders, holograph and typed letters, newspaper clippings, printed programs, maps, pictures, and other related items. Also included is a four volume set of personal papers, and a book which Leigh entitled, Whereas, which consists of newspaper clippings, family pictures, programs, doctor bills, and other materials. Many of these documents relate to the history and development of the United States Navy, World War I, and events leading to the conflict with Japan and World War II. Other...
Dates: 1870-1944; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1958

Colonel William Morrison Robinson Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 86-20
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials related to the military career and history of Colonel William Morrison Robinson, Jr. Much of the material deals with research and preparation for his books, The Confederate privateers, and Justice in Grey, a history of the judicial system of the Confederate States. Subjects covered by this collection include: American Legal History Society, Harvard University Press, segregation and integration, Confederate commerce, Confederate courts, Colonial national monument in Yorktown, Virginia, Georgia railroads, privateering, Cape Canaveral history, Civil War commanders, Gustavus Woods, Dr. Jonathan J. Jones, fluoridation in Quincy, Florida, Civil War...
Dates: Created: 1854-1965

Cornelius Curtis Letter to Secretary of the Navy

 Collection — Box 142
Identifier: MSS 1958-081
Scope and Contents

Holograph letter by Cornelius Curtis to "Hon. Gideon Wells," Secretary of the Navy (1863) concerning acts practiced by civil employees of the government in regard to captured Confederate vessels in Florida. Also known as MSS 0-81.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1863; Other: Date acquired: 04/29/1958

Edward M. Tidball Civil War Papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1965-245
Scope and Contents Photocopies of the papers of Edward M. Tidball include letters sent to him from the U.S. Navy Dept., Bureau of Ordnance & Hydrography, Washington, D.C. granting leaves of absence as a clerk in August 1859 & July 1860; a letter accepting his resignation March 6, 1861; letters from S.R. Mallory, Secretary of the Confederate Navy, appointing him as Chief Clerk March 13, 1861 &  April 30, 1862; receipt from Tidball for sale of his property March 15, 1865; the U.S. Presidential Proclamation of Amnesty & Pardon, May 29, 1865; a letter of August 29, 1865 from U.S. President Andrew Johnson granting Tidball full pardon for having taken part in the rebellion against the U.S.; and a...
Dates: Created: 1859-1865

Robert E. Hancock Jr. Antarctic Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1976-022
Abstract

The Hancock Antarctic Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, books, pamphlets, film reels, and memorabilia collected by Robert E. Hancock, Jr. during and after his stay in the Antarctic. The collection gives some insight into the problems of supply, storage, food, housing, and entertainment required for work in such a remote environment.

Dates: Created: 1907-1976; Other: Majority of material found in 1956-1958

Weymouth Tyree Jordan Papers

 Collection — Box 857
Identifier: MSS 79-7
Abstract

This collection contains a wide variety of materials realted to Weymouth Tyree Jordan, his life and his career. Includes biographical materials, correspondence, articles, photographs, writings, research materials, announcements, books, and related materials.

Dates: Created: 1822-1970