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Collection ID: M00-2

Courtland Buckman Papers, 1860-1938, bulk (bulk 1897-1899; 1903-1904)

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Location of this collection:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
904-507-4122
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or e-mail lib-special@unf.edu
Preferred citation:
Courtland Buckman Papers, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
Primarily incoming business correspondence, most of which are inquiries about land purchases in Florida and rental property management activities documenting business life in Jacksonville. Includes also: Florida Uniform Examination questions (1896); campaign literature and messages of Florida Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward; a nineteenth century Jacksonville newsletter, 'St. Andrew's messenger' (1891); and several letters referring to the Jacksonville fire of May 3, 1901
Extent:
11.60 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Courtland Buckman Papers, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or e-mail lib-special@unf.edu

Background

Scope and Content:

Primarily incoming business correspondence, most of which are inquiries about land purchases in Florida and rental property management activities documenting business life in Jacksonville. Includes also: Florida Uniform Examination questions (1896); campaign literature and messages of Florida Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward; a nineteenth century Jacksonville newsletter, 'St. Andrew's messenger' (1891); and several letters referring to the Jacksonville fire of May 3, 1901

Biographical / Historical:

Born in Lake City, Florida, during the Civil War, on December 8, 1863. Third child of Captain Thomas Ellwood Buckman (Civil War veteran) and Selina Cleland Buckman. Educated in Jacksonville, Florida schools; lived there most of his life, except for a brief period in Daytona Beach, Florida. In 1886, he served as Deputy to his father who was the County Clerk of Duval County; relocated in the late 1880's to Daytona Beach where he entered the mercantile business and served one term as Mayor. In 1894, he returned to Jacksonville, worked briefly with the Singer Manufacturing Company before becoming a real estate agent with the C. C. Robertson Real Estate Company. After establishing his own real estate firm in May 1897(C. Buckman), he later formed a partnership with Alfred C. Ulmer (Buckman, Ulmer and Mitchell, Inc.) Mr. Buckman was a prominent civic and business leader, and a member of numerous social and business organizations, including the Jacksonville Board of Trade. His older brother, Henry Holland Buckman, was a Florida state legislator and Jacksonville attorney. The H. H. Buckman bridge spanning the St. Johns River in Orange Park, Florida is named in his honor. Courtland Buckman died on October 1, 1952.

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Acquisition information:

Purchased from various bookdealers, 1998-2000

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 01/00/1998.

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