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Florida--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

19th c. Florida Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1952-006
Scope and Contents

Correspondence. This collection is comprised of various groups of letters about Florida, dating between 1837 and 1891 most of which deal primarily with land issues.

Dates: 1835-1891

Bob Taggart papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 89-2
Scope and Contents

Typed autobiographical sketch of Bob Taggart, addressed to "My Dear Jerry." Contains reminiscences of Florida during the 1920s and his acquaintance with Jerry Willams Carter. Letter also covers his life in Texas as a boy and his many adventures throughout his varied careers as a telegraph operator, sailor, soldier, farmer and salesman. Taggart also goes in depth about his experiences serving in both World Wars. 61 pages.

Dates: February 20, 1948

Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 0-251
Scope and Contents This item is a letter from Captain John Rogers Vinton at Fort New Smyrna, Florida and dated 1840. Addressed to his mother, it was written on his birthday and he wrote: "Since my last birthday, another year has passed over my head, and brought me to that period when it is my wont to make a retrospect of the past and pour out my thoughts to you. It has been a year of exile from civilized life - but not altogether profitless, and by no means an unhappy one..." His letter is highly...
Dates: Majority of material found in June 20, 1840; Date acquired: 02/02/1951

Dr. James A. Leitch Wright, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1981-001
Scope and Contents

The papers of Dr. James A. Leitch Wright, Jr., noted historian who taught at Florida State University from 1968 to 1986. Wright received acclaim for his Colonial American research. His papers include correspondence, research materials, and manuscripts for his publications related to Southern Indian tribes.

Includes MSS 88-1, 86-26 and 92-19.

Dates: approximately 1968-1986

Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection (additional gift)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-27
Scope and Contents

This addition to the Dr. Mark F. Boyd Collection consists chiefly of items relating to the duties and activities of Don Juan Joseph de la Puente, St. Augustine, Florida, who, in 1772, was appointed Auditor of Accounts of the Royal Coffers for the Windward Islands, Province of Florida, Louisiana, Yucatan, Campeche, etc., but as other subjects are embraced, the papers have been separated and filed according to main subjects and envelopes and packages are labeled as such.

Dates: 1516-1965; Date acquired: 04/01/1968

Evelyn Whitfield Henry Scrapbooks

 Collection — Scrapbooks 1 and 2
Identifier: MSS 1986-012
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two scrapbooks covering Tallahassee and Florida history for over a century, 1861-1961.The first scrapbook, "Chronology of Tallahassee and Florida History," consists of newspaper clippings and original documents including an aerial photograph of the Florida Capitol, the by-laws of the United Confederate Veterans, photographs of St. Johns Episcopal Church, and a pen and ink drawing of Wakulla Springs.The second scrapbook contains newspaper...
Dates: 1861-1961

Fairbanks Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-104
Scope and Contents Personal, business and family correspondence, books, business records (account books), and writing materials of George R. Fairbanks. This collection contains 1473 original material items, as well as 567 items which are copies of original materials. The collection contains biographical sketches of George Rainsford Fairbanks and his family history, his will, papers about personal matters, the Civil War, St. Augustine before and during the war, sale of slaves, photographs of Fairbanks, Charles...
Dates: 1817-1942; Date acquired: 01/01/1966

Fenton McArthur Prewitt papers

 Collection — Box 155
Identifier: MSS 0-207
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection are related to the life and work of Fenton McArthur Prewitt. There is a fifty-page typescript entitled, "Chronological facts pertaining to the fifty years and after fifty years of the life of Fenton McArthur Prewitt, discussing his life, family genealogy, and career. There are a number of newspapers in the collection from the following cities in Florida: Tavares, Gainesville, Waldo, Starke, Jacksonville, Wauchula, Tampa, and Plant City. There are two...
Dates: 1895-1954; Date acquired: 08/01/1968

Florida business letterhead collection

 Collection — Box 146
Identifier: MSS 1-09
Scope and Contents This collection contains a selection of business letters that serve as examples of early business letterheads from various places in Florida. They are quite elaborate and contain pictures, maps and extensive advertising. They are from different towns and cities in Florida and date from 1879-1896. The letters are mostly to W.D. Bloxham and W.D. Barnes, both comptrollers for the state of Florida. Barnes was comptroller from 1881-1890 and Bloxham from 1890-1897.The letters...
Dates: 1879-1896

Florida Commission World's Fair Promotional Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2016-004
Scope and Contents

Press releases, correspondence, and promotional publications issued by the Florida Commissions for the World's Fairs of 1933 (Chicago) and 1939 (New York City).

Dates: 1931-1939

Florida County and City Histories

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1992-024
Scope and Contents

The materials included in this collection appear to be class papers done by students at the Florida State College for Women around 1922. Among the counties covered are Alachua, Clermont Lake, Manatee, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwanee, Taylor, Walton, Jefferson, Lake, Osceola, Washington, Columbia, and Dade Counties. Among the cities covered are Miami, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Madison, Orlando, Wildwood, Live Oak, De Funiak Springs, Monticello, and West Palm Beach.

Dates: 1922

Florida Maps Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC.034
Abstract

The Florida Maps Collection contains various types of maps from throughout the state of Florida. Included are tourist, informational, historical, agricural, and commercial maps.

Dates: 1837-2007

Florida Promotional and Historical Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1967-113
Scope and Contents

Advertisements for land, goods, and services in Florida. Specific locations include Duval, Flagler, Leon, Manatee, Marion, and Putnam Counties.

Also known as MSS 0-113



Online Copies Available

Majority of materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.

Dates: 1838-1912; Date acquired: 10/04/1954

Florida voting registrations

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 90-33
Scope and Contents

These papers contain early Florida county voting registration data for primary and general elections from 1914 to 1962. They were used in connection with a voting study done by Elston Roady and Annie Mary Hartsfield of the Florida State University Institute for Social Research. There are 46 individual county lists of numbers of Florida registered voters and 18 county summary lists of numbers of registered voters.

Dates: 1914-1962

Gloria Jahoda Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-332
Scope and Contents Includes background research, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and other publications documenting the personal life and professional career of author and Florida historian Gloria Jahoda. Significant topics include genealogy, ecology, northwest Florida, publishing rights, classical music, WFSU-FM radio programs, the Muscogee Creek Nation, and Jahoda's book The Road to Samarkand, a biography of English composer Frederick Delius....
Dates: 1864-1980; Majority of material found in 1958-1980; Date acquired: 03/01/1968

Geraldine Brooke Greene papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0137-Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0137
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of several papers donated by Geraldine Brooke Greene. Geraldine became a "wandering wife" during the war, following her husband Staff Sergeant Julian John "Jack" Brooke until he was sent to Europe. Jack was eventually killed in action. Geraldine later remarried.

Dates: 1919-2001; Majority of material found within 1942-1947; Date acquired: May 21, 2000; Date accessioned: 2020-03-28

Geraldine Brooke Greene papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0137-Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0137
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of several papers donated by Geraldine Brooke Greene. Geraldine became a "wandering wife" during the war, following her husband Staff Sergeant Julian John "Jack" Brooke until he was sent to Europe. Jack was eventually killed in action. Geraldine later remarried.

Dates: 1919-2001; Majority of material found within 1942-1947; Date acquired: May 21, 2000; Date accessioned: 2020-03-28

Historic Homes Preservation Committee of Leon County Records

 Collection — Box 149
Identifier: MSS 1991-005
Scope and Contents

The Leon County Commissioners passed a resolution in 1958 to see what could be done to restore historic homes and buildings in Tallahassee, Florida. Governor Millard Caldwell served as Chairman of the Historic Homes Preservation Committee.

Dates: 1958

J.M. Williams letter

 Collection — Box 158
Identifier: MSS 0-263
Scope and Contents

This item is a letter in manuscript by J. M. Williams of Tallahassee, Florida, dated October 18, 1846, to Messers, Hopkins & Allen of New York. The letter refers to a shortage of Sugar Kettles shipped by Blackwell & Burr and insured by Hopkins & Allen. In this letter, Williams sets forth a claim of $98.78 for a shortage of six Sugar Kettles.

Dates: October 13, 1846; Date acquired: 06/05/1952

Kathryn Trimmer Abbey Collection

 Collection — Box 302
Identifier: MSS 0-306
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a holographic manuscript of Florida land of change, published by the University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill in 1941. This manuscript was written in 58 blue examination books dated April 24, 1941.

Dates: April 24, 1941

Lewis S. Moore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0-185
Abstract

Magazines, newspapers, clippings, articles, pamphlets, correspondence, maps and related papers.

Dates: 1862-1931

Lloyd McDuffie Hicks, Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.13.0021
Scope and Contents

The Lloyd M. Hicks Jr. Collection includes personal artifacts such as medals, ribbons, and various pins. The collection also contains scrapbooks containing news clippings and photographs detailing the actions of the 2nd Armored Division and 41st Armored Infantry Regiment in their overseas campaigns, as well as Lloyd Hicks Jr.'s own personal photographs from his time overseas and those taken during periods of leave spent in Florida.

Dates: 1939-1981; Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Date acquired:2013-03-04; Date accessioned: 2013-06-07

Lloyd McDuffie Hicks, Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.13.0021
Scope and Contents

The Lloyd M. Hicks Jr. Collection includes personal artifacts such as medals, ribbons, and various pins. The collection also contains scrapbooks containing news clippings and photographs detailing the actions of the 2nd Armored Division and 41st Armored Infantry Regiment in their overseas campaigns, as well as Lloyd Hicks Jr.'s own personal photographs from his time overseas and those taken during periods of leave spent in Florida.

Dates: 1939-1981; Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Date acquired: 03/04/2013

Mack McElderry Collection on Will McLean

 Collection — Oversize box
Identifier: MSS 2010-1022
Scope and Contents

Booklet and album by Will McLean

Dates: 1959, 1971, 1980; Date acquired: 10/22/2010

Mack McElderry Papers

 Collection — Box 1822;sharedwithothercollections
Identifier: MSS 2010-1022a
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, music CDs, and books by Mack McElderry.

Dates: 1963-2004; Date acquired: 10/22/2010

Malcolm Johnson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2003-24
Abstract The bulk of the Malcolm Johnson Collection documents Johnson's journalistic career from his time with the Associated Press from 1940-1954 to his editorship of the Tallahassee Democrat from 1954-1970. The collection includes correspondence, subject and personality files, clippings of Johnson's columns and editorials, photographs, speeches written by Johnson, memorabilia, and various published materials collected by Johnson over his career. In addition, there...
Dates: 1824-1984, n.d.; Majority of material found in 1940-1978

Memoranda on Tavares

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 0-240a
Scope and Contents

Typed copy of manuscript with two letters by Alex St. Clair Abrams, Attorney at Law, to Miss Elizabeth Burleigh, to whom he sent a copy of the article, in compliance with her request. The memoranda is the history of Tavares' development.

Dates: 1875-1925; Date acquired: 09/01/1963

Minnie L. Gatewood Papers

 Collection — Box 02/01/11
Identifier: 02/01/11
Abstract Minnie L. Gatewood (1875-1944), who married a minister when she was 16 years old, kept diaries chronicling her life in Southwest Florida.  The five volumes of her diary at Florida Gulf Coast University cover her life from 1892 to 1900, and are a valuable resource for scholars of Florida history.  Mrs. Gatewood also kept a "Want Book"—mostly reflections on religious matters such as "Christian stewardship"—with the latest dated entry being from 1936.  The 5 volumes of her...
Dates: 1892-1900; Date acquired: 11/29/2000

Notes By The Way - Journal of a New York State Monument Manufacturer on a trip to Florida

 Collection — Box 153
Identifier: MSS 0-193
Scope and Contents

14 page journal written by unknown man who was a New York State monument manufacturer. It contains many vivid descriptions of his travels, centered around Jacksonville and on the St. Johns River. He describes visits to plantations, fishing and hunting trips and gives a good description of Florida at the time.

Dates: 1855-1856; Date acquired: 02/18/1958

Palmer Family papers

 Collection — Box 154
Identifier: MSS 1-18
Scope and Contents 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...
Dates: 1924-1968