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UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center

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Pensacola, FL 32514, USA
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UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center

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UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1981-30SC

Battle, Josephine, Papers, 1906-1980

16.00 items
Personal papers including photocopies and photographs of biographical information and materials concerning the history of Pensacola Navy Yard and Warrington, Florida.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1981-45

Briggs, Warren, Papers, 1976-1979

125.00 items
Personal papers, 1976-1979, including his records as chairman of the task force for Action 76 goal setting (1976-1977) and as coordinator of Citizens Goals for Pensacola-Escambia (1977-1979). The Action 76 papers include materials concerning the celebration of the American Bicentennial in Florida and Pensacola, the development of citizens' surveys, and publications about the Pensacola Navy Yard, British West Florida, and a history of industrialization in Pensacola. Also included are histories of Tate High School, the dedication of Fort George Park, and dedication of the William Bartram marker.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1985-10

Bruce, William George, Papers, 1881-1978

5.00 items
Photocopies of a diary of a trip south, 1921, and a scrapbook, 1881-1978, of William George Bruce, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin businessman and Pensacola, Florida shipyard owner. The diary documents Mr. Bruce's trip to New Orleans and Pensacola, including the Pensacola Navy Yard, and the Bruce, Ollinger, and Watson families, with photographs. The scrapbook covers newspaper clippings, especially family marriages and deaths, for Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Pensacola, Milton, Bagdad and Blackwater, Florida. Subjects include poetry, yellow fever, race problems, and the Blackwater Academy. A separate index ia available.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: WF 640

Collins, Lem, Letter, 1863

1.00 items
Photocopy of letter of Lem Collins, Pensacola Navy Yard, Pensacola, Florida, January 1, 1863, to wife, discussing outfitting of Union ships with ballast, use of U.S.S. Potomac as mail ship and news of General Burnside's defeat. Note: Burnside was defeated at Fredericksburg, Virginia in December 1862 and submitted his request to President Lincoln to resign. Date of letter coincidentally is date of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation which affected Pensacola but was not yet known by the troops in Pensacola.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1933-33

Haggott, Dr. John P., Journal, 1846

3.00 items
Manuscript journal, 1846, of his visit to Pensacola to sell religious publications with descriptions of Pensacola, Milton, Bagdad, Ferry Pass, Florida and Mobile, Alabama. Subjects include the Simpson Family, the Presbyterian and Catholic churches of Pensacola, the Navy Yard and ships stationed there, and the mills at Bagdad and Milton. With accounts of books sold, sermons given, and names of churches.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1966-01.##415

Innerarity-Hulse Papers, 1793-1915

1.31 Cubic Feet
Family correspondence and business papers, 1799-1915, relating to John Innerarity, of Pensacola, attorney for the firm of Panton, Leslie and Forbes; and Dr. Issac Hulse, Chief Surgeon, West Indies Squadron, U. S. Navy.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1982-21

McGill Family Papers, 1836-1962

145.00 items
Papers of the McGill and Suarez families of Penscola, Florida, 1836-1962, including letters, land deeds, promissory notes, indentures, tax receipts and other materials dealing with Joseph Suarez and his heirs, 1836-1905, and Gerald Byrne McGill and his family, 1905-1962. Subjects and writers include Isasc Hulse, Stephen T. Mallory II, the Navy Yard at Pensacola; St. John's Cemetery; Camp Ward No. 10 of United Confederate Veterans; Spanish Fort, Alabama and Josiah Blakely; the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Nixson family. [145 pieces]
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1990-06SC

Pensacola Letters, 1825-1852

7.00 items
Small group of photocopy letters written from Pensacola between 1825 and 1852. Subjects and correspondents include Henry Marie Brackenridge, Lt. Richard H. Morris, W. L. Campbell, J. G. Williams, the Marines in the Pensacola Navy Yard, the U.S.S. Raritan, and John Hutchinson.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1981-16SC

Pensacola Navy Yard Journal, 1876-1879

1.00 items
Manuscript journal, 1876-1879, of C. A. Higgins, Chief Engineer, covering labor costs, stores, and other information for the Engineering Department and its Machine Shop, Pattern Shop, Boiler Shop, Foundry, and Copper Shop.
UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center: M1966-04.##of3

Yonge Family Papers, 1781-1934

15.00 boxes
Correspondence, legal papers and business records, 1781‑1934.  With files of the Pensacola Land Company, established in 1835, legal drafts and notes of Chandler Cox Yonge (1818‑1889), and correspondence of his son, Philip Keyes Yonge (1850‑1934), prominent lawyer, educator and businessman.  The emphasis of the collection is on land speculation in Territorial Florida, and contains numerous maps and legal papers pertaining to land titles in East and West Florida.