Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
The collection includes correspondence, deeds, accounting records, bills and debt letters, contracts, invoices, shipping records, and various ledgers. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, 1890-1920, concerning orders of lumber to be shipped, shipping status, and payments. A large portion of the collection is comprised of shipping records, 1904-1919, contained in 12 boxes. It also contains 115 bound volumes including various ledgers, letter books, cash books, sales records, log books, shipping records, cash reports, and accounting journals.
Typed transcripts and copies of two interviews conducted by R.L. Goulding of Florida State University. The first interview is with Capt. John W. Malloy of the Pensacola Pilots' Association. The second interview is with Mr. George W. Howe of Pensacola who discusses ship building and the timber industry in Florida.
A letter from Thomas Sidney Jesup to Captain R. F. Loper of Philadelphia dated December 3, 1847. The letter pertains to the building of a vessel as recommended by Captain Loper. Includes clippings on Jesup and Osceola. The letter reads as follows:
"QMGenl Office, Washington City, Dec. 3d 1847
Sir, In reply to your several letters dated Nov. 6th 18th + 19th I have to inform you that there are heavy arrea[r]ages against the Department and until Congress acts in the matter, no arrangements can be made to build such a vessel as you recommend.
I remain sir, Your obedient T. S. Jesup, QMGenl
Capt. R.F. Loper Philadelphia"