The oldest item in the State Archives of Florida, this engraved, hand-colored map or view-plan by Baptista Boazio depicts Sir Francis Drake's attack on Saint Augustine on May 28 and 29, 1586.
This exhibit provides images of historically significant documents from the collections of the State Archives of Florida. These documents represent some of the formative events in Florida's history and offer an important resource to researchers and students.
A message from Territorial Governor William Pope Duval to the Legislative Council describing what he hopes they will accomplish.
This first act of Florida's Territorial Legislature in 1822 divided the territory into four counties and established local courts.
A petition calling upon the General Assembly to establish a seminary for East Florida at Newnansville, which was then the county seat for Alachua County.
Petition for a writ of habeus corpus written by Clarence Earl Gideon to the Florida Supreme Court while he was serving a five-year sentence at Raiford Prison.
Senate concurrent resolution number 1172 ratifying the 19th Amendment.