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FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1964-179

Love-Scarborough Papers, 1835-1936

5 folders
The papers consist of certificates of purchases of land, a certificate commissioning Scarborough as Captain of a volunteer infantry company, land deeds, Territorial Florida manuscripts, a picture of Mrs. M.L. Scarborough, newspapers and clippings, personal letters, reports of blankets, provisions, and clothing required by Floridians in prison at Fort Delaware, promissory notes, receipts, invoices, and a typed copy of "Express-Supplement", a letter to an unknown newspaper editor by William T. Gregory in 1860, pertaining to the proposed secession from the Union by Florida and other states. Also known as MSS 0-179
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1964-236

M.C. Stephens Letter, 1835

1.00 items
Typed copy of letter by Mr. M. C. Stephens (1835) to his daughter, Sarah, at Newburn, North Carolina. From content of the letter, it is clear that Mr. Stephens came to Florida and acquired a plantation at Rosanna, near Quincy, and was in the process of building a house which he hoped to have nearly completed by the time his family would arrive. They were to travel by coastal vessel and disembark at St. Marks or Apalachicola Bay, and travel to Tallahassee by "Hack...from whence it will be easy to get home." He asked to be advised of the time of arrival of the vessel so as to "time my wagon and team to be at St. Marks with cotton to take return freight of our household stuff up to my house." He wrote on the subject of prices for some articles being more expensive in Florida than in North Carolina, and suggested that they purchase clothing before leaving, and to bring from their Newburn garden specified herbs, and reminded them to bring "the St. Domingo Shallot - the best in the world, bring roots and seeds."Other members of the family mentioned were, Julia and Louisa, daughters, presumably. He also mentioned Betsy and Rosanna, but did not state the relationship. Also known as MSS 0-236.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1994-002

Red Hills of Florida Collection, 1820-1994

29.00 Linear Feet
This collection is comprised of the background files, notes, correspondence, permission, maps, manuscripts, and other materials that were collected or created by Clifton Paisley during the writing of his work, Red Hills of Florida. Included among these items are biographical sources, census data, maps and surveys of the Red Hills region, letters to and from local organizations and persons, newspapers, and interviews. The majority of the collection consists of those materials which actually played a part in the publication of the book. These items include notes, manuscripts, galley proofs, camera ready copies, and photographs mainly dating from the 1970s and 1980s when the book was being compiled and published.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 2005-003

Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw Estate Division of Slaves, 1858

1.00 items
The Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw Estate Division of Slaves authorizes Gadsden County Commissioners Thomas Munroe, William F. Bull and Hudson Muse to divide the slaves belonging to the estate of the late Roderick K. Shaw into three equal portions and distribute them to Shaw's two sons, Roderick Gosporo Shaw and James Kirkpatrick Shaw, and to John H. Smith, husband of R. K. Shaw's daughter, Jesse Shaw Smith.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1965-157

United States Land Patents - Sales of Land in Gadsden County, Florida, 1856

1.00 folders
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.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-254

Walker papers, 1745-1938

244.00 items
The Walker Papers, dating 1745 to 1938, cover the careers of both George Keith Walker and Major George Wythe Walker. Among those pertaining directly to Major George Wythe Walker is a certificate showing that he was appointed by Governor Francis P. Fleming to be Major of the Eighth Regiment of the enrolled Militia of the State of Florida, and thirteen certificates of appointement as State Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida and signed by the ten governors of Florida under whom he served.