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Baars Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: M1985-20

Scope and Contents

Personal papers and business records, 1857-1960, of Henry G. S. Baars, his wife, Mary Elison (Minnie) Dunwoody, and their four children: John Ernest, Theodore Dunwoody, Henry G. S., and Annie E. Baars, of Pensacola Florida. Records include correspondence, ledgers, photographs, maps, genealogy, and related records documenting family life and the professional life of Henry Baars, an exporter of lumber and timber, a real estate developer, and as vice-consul for the Austro-Hungarian Empire at Pensacola.

Papers include abstracts, contracts, deeds, land patents, land maps, maps of the Pensacola Wharf area and various Spanish land grants, stock certificates, tax records, and other business records for the Baars and Caldwell Realty Company, Baars and Hudson Export Company, Baars Air Field, Baars Export Company, Baars-Caldwell-Freeman Company, Bagdad Shipbuilding Company, Baylen Street Wharf, Bermancald Land Company, Christ Episcopal Church, Cordova Bridge, Cordova Park, Dunwoody-Aiken Towboat Company, Garcon Point, Gulf Export Company, Gulf View Heights Company, H. Baars and Company, Lakeview Haven Company, Lakeview Property, Lakeview Streetcar Company, Magnolia Bluff Addition, Maura Place, McDavid-Hyer Company, Metro Hat Works, Palafox Shipbuilding Company, Pensacola Apartment House Company, Pensacola Shipbuilding Company, Richland Farms, and the Silver Shores Hotel Company.

Key correspondents include Reverend Henry C. Blandford, Annie E. Baars Blandford, John A. Merritt, and Alexander and Mary D. Stoddard. Other materials include reminiscences and memoirs of Bryan Dunwoody, and of "Will" Jones Dunwoody (1895) on the Civil War, and minutes of the Pensacola City Council, 1948-1949

A detailed Index to the collection is available at the repository.


  • Creation: 1857-1960
  • Creation: Date acquired: 08/00/1985


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes. Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the Special Collections Librarian for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution. Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.


4291.00 items

Arrangement Note

Alphabetical by person, then by company

Source of Acquisition

estate of Henry G. Baars, August 1985

Physical Description

M1985-20 other_unmapped

Processing Information

Cataloged 03/28/1990


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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

Bldg. 32
11000 University Pkwy
Pensacola FL 32514 US