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FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-235

Sprague letter, October 30, 1841

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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.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-263

J.M. Williams letter, October 13, 1846

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This item is a letter in manuscript by J. M. Williams of Tallahassee, Florida, dated October 18, 1846, to Messers, Hopkins & Allen of New York. The letter refers to a shortage of Sugar Kettles shipped by Blackwell & Burr and insured by Hopkins & Allen. In this letter, Williams sets forth a claim of $98.78 for a shortage of six Sugar Kettles.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 89-2

Bob Taggart papers, February 20, 1948

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Typed autobiographical sketch of Bob Taggart, addressed to "My Dear Jerry." Contains reminiscences of Florida during the 1920s and his acquaintance with Jerry Willams Carter. Letter also covers his life in Texas as a boy and his many adventures throughout his varied careers as a telegraph operator, sailor, soldier, farmer and salesman. Taggart also goes in depth about his experiences serving in both World Wars. 61 pages.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-251

Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter, Date acquired: 02/02/1951

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This item is a letter from Captain John Rogers Vinton at Fort New Smyrna, Florida and dated 1840. Addressed to his mother, it was written on his birthday and he wrote: "Since my last birthday, another year has passed over my head, and brought me to that period when it is my wont to make a retrospect of the past and pour out my thoughts to you. It has been a year of exile from civilized life - but not altogether profitless, and by no means an unhappy one..." His letter is highly religious and rather contradictory, as he wrote of having found "in the wilderness of Florida" many things pleasing to him. As Captain Vinton was at Fort Mellon and Fort Taylor in 1837 and 1838, his letter dated Fort New Smyrna, June 20, 1840, must have described the place. If so, compared with his rather recent experience against the Seminoles, it is understandable that he had difficulties in adjusting himself into the environments of an aristocratic British Colony where he had all the advantages which he so vividly described to his mother.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-306

Kathryn Trimmer Abbey Collection, April 24, 1941

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This collection consists of a holographic manuscript of Florida land of change, published by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill in 1941. This manuscript was written in 58 blue examination books dated April 24, 1941.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1981-001

Dr. James A. Leitch Wright, Jr. Papers, approximately 1968-1986

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The papers of Dr. James A. Leitch Wright, Jr., noted historian who taught at Florida State University from 1968 to 1986. Wright received acclaim for his Colonial American research. His papers include correspondence, research materials, and manuscripts for his publications related to Southern Indian tribes. Includes MSS 88-1, 86-26 and 92-19.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 2011-0614a

William Thomas (W. T.) Cash Papers, approximately 1878-1951

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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.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 2015-005

Russell Garvin Typescript, 1965

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