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FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-17

Bellamy-White Duel, 1958

3.00 items
This collection contains a three-page letter by Edwin Pugsley that gives some background on Senator William White and Abraham Bellamy, both of Monticello, Florida, principals of the duel, and a detailed description of the "English Duelling Pistols" chosen by them. Also, how Mr. Pugsley came into possession of the information about the historic duel and of the pistols. The pistols, still in Mr. Pugsley's possession as of the writing of the letter in 1958, are illustrated in a little book Famous guns from famous collections by H. W. Bowman.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.98.0009

Ernest Ivy Thomas Jr. papers, 1941-1945

1.00 boxes
This collection relates to Ernest Ivy "Boots" Thomas Jr., who served with the Fifth Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Thomas participated in the battle for Iwo jima, where he served as Platoon Sergeant to the men who raised the first flag atop Mt. Suribachi. He was subsequently killed in action on March 3, 1945 in Iwo Jima. This collection contains letters from Thomas to his mother, as well as photographs from the flag raising on Iwo Jima, letters to Mrs. Thomas after Ernest's death, and military magazines.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1965-003

James Patton Anderson Papers, 1862-1865

2.0 folders
Photocopies of 11 manuscripts by and pertaining to General James Patton Anderson, Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida, Anderson, dated 1862-1865. Includes documents pertaining to his appointments as Brigadier General and later Major General, documents pertaining to his pardon, and personal letters.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.04.0163

Leroy Reece transcript, 1942-1945

1.00 folders
This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Leroy Reece who served as a Private First Class in the United States Army during World War II in the all-black unit, Company B, 317th Engineer Battalion which served in the European Theater.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1986-028

Monticello Account Books, 1915-1943

69.40 Linear Feet
Day books detailing transactions, mostly sales, to and with customers
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1-11

Monticello Genealogy Records from Family Bibles, 1758-1968

1.00 folders
Photocopies from various family Bibles of families in and around Monticello, Florida. 1. Bird Family, entries cover the years 1890-1963. 2. Bishop, M. E., entries cover the years 1826-1965. 3. Brinson Family, entries cover the years 1835-1966. 4. Brown Family, entries cover the years 1818-1918. 5. Bud Family, entries cover the years 1788-1968. 6. Denham, A., Family, entries cover the years 1836-1939. 7. Finlayson Family, entries cover the years 1811-1967. 8. Hollingsworth Family, entries cover the years 1790-1943. 9. Leonard and Palmer Families, entries cover the years 1758-1953. 10. Partridge Family, entries cover the years 1797-1947. 11. Simkins Family, entries cover the years 1783-1960. 12. Unidentified family notes.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1-18

Palmer Family papers, 1924-1968

3.00 folders
The collection contains materials about the history of the Palmer family in Halifax County, Virginia, poetry of Mary Bebecca Gassaway Palmer, and an issue of the Florida Medical Association's journal, with an article by Theresa Yaeger Palmer and Hugh Archer Palmer about physicians as a family tradition. There is a Civil War history by Mrs. Clarence W. Maxwell that mentions Dr. T. M. Palmer. There are newspaper clippings about Mary Martha Reid, a friend of Dr. Thomas Palmer, dated September 29, 1968. There are also letters from John C. Hill to Dr. Palmer at the Florida State Hospital, from Richmond, Virginia. Some of these materials are photocopies of a typescript or manuscript.
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 2003-011

Thomas Jefferson McKain Correspondence, 1871-1922

1.00 folders
Correspondence to and from the Thomas J. McKain family. The papers document the family's life in Monticello, Florida in the 1870s and in Texas during the 1880s.
Institute on WWII and the Human Experience: 02.17.0018

William Alfred Mansuy collection, 1925-1947

1 boxes
This collection relates to Private First Class William Alfred Mansuy who served with Company F, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division in World War II and was killed in action on April 22, 1945, in Luzon, Philippine Islands. The collection includes documents, letters, greeting cards, photographs, and a dress uniform jacket.