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FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1966-187

Allen Morris Papers, 1861-1970

24.25 Linear Feet
The Allen Morris Papers consist of personal and professional records and research materials accumulated by Mr. Morris over a period of about forty-one years. The papers consist of correspondence; biographical sketches of Florida officials and other famous Floridians; photographs, programs, and other materials related to the Allen Morris Legislative Awards; historical data concerning place names, historical houses, rivers and river boats. Also included is a complete file of "Cracker Politics," the column that Allen Morris was responsible for writing for so many years, as well as notes and materials compiled and used in the creation of the Florida Handbook. A large portion of the collection is made up of papers, letters, and notes relating to important figures such as governors, state legislators and other Florida politicians. Also included are books and manuscripts written by Allen Morris and books and pamphlets written by others. Includes MSS 75-11.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-13

Bank of Florida Letter, Date acquired: 04/01/1952

1.00 folders
The three page letter, signed by E.G. Booth, secretary to D.S. Kennedy, Esq. of New York, gives a list of drafts drawn on several individuals and then the details of a bill of lading covering 41 bales of cotton, all being sent for discount. The postscript refers to the financial difficulties then existing in Florida banking circles.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1964-022

Captain Hugh Black Papers, 1840-1913

1.00 boxes
The papers include letters and one diary written during the Civil War (1863-1864) by Black to his wife, Mary Ann Black, from various places in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia and contain descriptions of army life and of the battlefields. There is also a series of letters and accounts (1901-1913) between Black and a Tallahassee merchant, Julius Diamond, two land deeds (1857-1858) relating to land of the Forbes' Purchases, and a letter to Black from J.B. Whitfield, Treasurer of the State of Florida and later a Supreme Court Justice. Additional materials consist of correspondence between Captain Hugh Black and his family between 1862-1864, as well as 2 photographs of Black reprinted from a photograph from 1862 and typed transcripts of letters from this collection. These letters are included in Letters of Captain Black to his family in Florida during the War Between the States, 1862-1864, compiled by Elizabeth Coldwell Frano. The book is housed in the FSU Libraries, and the call number is Fla E 467.1 .B62 A4 1998. MSS 98-3 is also included in this finding aid.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1988-009

Clement Acton Griscom Papers, 1904, 1940

4.00 items
These papers include a letter from Clement Acton Griscom to his son Lloyd, who served as a foreign diplomat to Japan in the early 1900s. Also included is a small Christmas gift card signed "From Bronson Winthrop," and a small envelope addressed to Col. Lloyd Griscom, care of Miss Griscom, Water Oak Plantation, Tallahassee, Florida. The fourth item in the collection is a letter from G. Leslie Isaac to "Col. Griscom" at Luna Plantation, Tallahassee, concerning a trip to a fair and a car purchase. Includes MSS 0-304.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-198

Clifton Paisley Collection, 1915-1968

1.00 folders
The collection includes materials about Clifton Paisley's book, 'From Cotton to Quail.' Besides the manuscript with many holograph notes by the author, there are many pictures. Most were made by Paisley and are identified by labels, listing keys and a numbered bibliography. Other sources are described in a five page letter to Mrs. Judy Goffman, Editorial Assistant at the University of Florida Press in Gainesville, Florida.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS-044

Doak S. Campbell Papers, 1935-1972, 1935-1972

18.00 boxes
This collection contains materials related to the life and career of Doak Sheridan Campbell. It includes biographical sketches of Dr. Campbell, newspaper clippings about Campbell and Florida State University, speeches, personal correspondence, some of which relate information about the Campbell family history. Other persons and topics mentioned in the collection include: Florida Governors LeRoy Collins and Claude Kirk, Campbell's book, A University in Transition, educational materials including projects, programs and correspondence related to various educational institutions, boards and commissions in Florida and Georgia, the Georgia Peabody College for Teachers, Appalachian State Teachers College, Mar-A-Largo, Campbell's work with the Baptist Church, local and state correspondence with the Southern Baptist Convention, First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, Baptists in Florida and Kentucky, Stetson University, Campbell's civil and fraternal affiliations including Civil Defense, Free and Accepted Masons and the Rotary Club.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 93-4

Donald Tucker Political Papers, 1975-1977

9.00 boxes
This collection is comprised of political papers on a broad range of people and subjects accumulated during Donald L. Tucker's term as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1964-028

Dr. Edward Bradford Papers, 1830-1871

4.00 folders
Contains personal and business correspondence, documents, bills, receipts, etc., of Dr. Edward Bradford, general merchant and plantation owner. Collection also includes a letter of introduction of James E. Broome, Tallahassee, Fla., to Hon. Jacob Thompson, Washington City, and a long handwritten letter of Governor Bragg, Raleigh, N.C., and other important papers show that Dr. Bradford was a well-known and prominent citizen.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1968-042

Dr. F. A. Byrd Papers, 1819-1892

6 folders
Personal, family, and business correspondence, land deeds, letter of testamentary, papers of the administrator of the estate of Dr. F.A. Byrd. Business and personal papers, certificates of membership, licenses to practice as Physician and Surgeon, 13 early envelopes (some with stamps attached); business correspondence, statements, invoices, and one bound account book. Orders and invoices for marble slabs and headstones for family graves (with names, etc.); declaration of taxable property, tax receipts, note payable to Harrison Reed, Governor of Florida; certificate of "Amnesty Oath;" codicil to a Last Will, letter testamentary. Sales of land, land deeds, bill of sale, sales of land at public auction, contacts; sales of enslaved persons, custodianship of black children, etc. Civil War letters, charter of Home Guard organization with list of names of volunteers; "Hints for the consideration of White Men," (relates to problems with slaves) etc. Florida politics, including one newspaper clipping. Family correspondence (one letter pertains to yellow fever in Florida, one to travel by vessel from St. Marks to New Orleans, and one to early development of St. Teresa); philosophy, poetry, and a recipe for making "Hard Soap." Thirty seven items in poor condition have been photocopied for use to preserve the originals. Also known as MSS 0-42.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-85

El Destino and Chemonie Plantation Papers, 1822-1859

16.00 items
The collection relates to the El Destino and Chemonie plantations located a short distance from Tallahassee, Florida. These papers consist of records and documents of the executors and administrators of the estate of William B. Nuttall. The materials discuss sale of cotton and other agricultural products, conveyance of land and slaves, as well as reports and accounts related to the estate. Some papers are signed by Mary W. Savage (Nuttall), Hector W. Braden and George Noble Jones.