19 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Geographic Term contains "Gadsden County "
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Hav-A-Good Cigar Label

Hav-A-Good Cigar Label

Date
1955 (circa)
Description
Hav-A-Good cigar label from Havana Florida Cigar Company of Quincy, Florida.
Collection
"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900

"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900

Date
1900 (circa)
Description
Sylvanus M. Hankins' recollections of his experiences as an enlisted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War in Florida. Hankins was a private in Company D of the 1st Florida Reserve Regiment for the Confederacy which was one of the units that fought at the Battle of Natural Bridge in March 1865. Hankins begins by discussing Florida's secession in 1861, when Hankins was 14 years old. He recalls how Floridians intially reacted to the threat of war; the raising of military units; the death of his cousin resulting from combat wounds and imprisonment; the imprisonment of women and children and the burning of their homes if their husbands, fathers or brothers were suspected of deserting; the shooting of deserters; the wartime treatment of African-Americans; Hankins' enlistment at age 16; escorting prisoners to Andersonville; the Battle of Natural Bridge; and other wartime events. The date of these recollections is unknown.
Collection
In Paradise: A Trip to Chipola (Dead) Lakes, Florida, 1892

In Paradise: A Trip to Chipola (Dead) Lakes, Florida, 1892

Date
1892
Description
Pamphlet promoting Dead Lakes as a tourist attraction. Tourists could ride a steamer along the Chattahoochee River and stop at various towns along the way. The final destination was a two-week stay at the Lake View Hotel in Iola, Florida.
Collection
Letter from Sarah Fletcher to Malcolm Nicholson Fletcher, 1865

Letter from Sarah Fletcher to Malcolm Nicholson Fletcher, 1865

Date
1865-04-29
Description
Letter from Sarah Fletcher to her son Malcolm Nicholson Fletcher written during the last days of the Civil War that discusses the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army and the impact of the Confederacy's impending collapse on the Florida's civilian population. Sarah Fletcher also comments on the activities of Florida's slaves on the eve of their emancipation. The original letter is badly faded and parts are completely illegible. A typed transcript is reproduced here because of its historical importance. The original letter was written at the very end of the Civil War, after the surrender of both Robert E. Lee's and Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate armies. While Florida was included under Johnston's April 26 surrender, it was not until the following month that Union troops formally accepted the capitulation of Confederates in Florida.
Collection
Undertakers and Coffin Dealers Record of Coffin Sales, 1926-1928

Undertakers and Coffin Dealers Record of Coffin Sales, 1926-1928

Date
1926 (circa)
Description
A record of coffins sold by Kate Simmons' coffin shop in Monticello, Florida. The report contains the name of the deceased; their place of death; their sex, race, marital status and age; their date of death; and their cause of death. There is also the name and city of residence of the person who purchased the coffin for the deceased. Most of the deaths occurred in Jefferson County, Florida, with a few from Leon and Gadsden counties in Florida and Thomas County in Georgia.
Collection
Undertakers and Coffin Dealers Record of Coffin Sales, 1928-1932

Undertakers and Coffin Dealers Record of Coffin Sales, 1928-1932

Date
1928 (circa)
Description
A record of coffins sold by Kate Simmons' coffin shop in Monticello, Florida. The report contains the name of the deceased; their place of death; their sex, race, marital status and age; their date of death; and their cause of death. There is also the name and city of residence of the person who purchased the coffin for the deceased. Most of the deaths occurred in Jefferson County, Florida, with a few from Leon and Gadsden counties in Florida and Thomas County in Georgia. The year 1932 is incomplete and only includes a report from September 30-December 26.
Collection
Territorial Census Returns, 1838 and 1840; Election Returns, 1838-1845

Territorial Census Returns, 1838 and 1840; Election Returns, 1838-1845

Date
1845
Description
This document includes the territorial census for 1838 and 1840. There are also election returns for the election of members of the convention and council, October 1838; elections for delegates in 1839, 1841 and 1843; elections for members of council, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843 and 1844; and numbers of votes in each county, according to the estimate of the members of the present legislature, 1845.
Collection
Copy of Letter from Sam S. Silbley to Governor William Dunn Moseley Concerning Defense of Florida During Mexican War, 1846

Copy of Letter from Sam S. Silbley to Governor William Dunn Moseley Concerning Defense of Florida During Mexican War, 1846

Date
1846-06-15
Description
A copy of a letter to Governor William Moseley from Sam S. Sibley in which Sibley advises the governor about the defenses needed throughout the state to protect against a potential attack from Mexico during the Mexican War. Sibley outlines the number of men needed for adequate defense and the amount of weapons the governor needs to request from the U.S. government in order to protect the state during an attack.
Collection
Masonic Charter for Silver Star Lodge, No. 61 of Quincy, 1887

Masonic Charter for Silver Star Lodge, No. 61 of Quincy, 1887

Date
1887-12-15
Description
A duplicate of the charter for the Silver Star Lodge, No. 61 of Quincy, Florida. John G. Riley was appointed master of the lodge.
Collection
Appointment of Daniel G. Smith as Justice of the Peace by Governor Richard Keith Call, 1842

Appointment of Daniel G. Smith as Justice of the Peace by Governor Richard Keith Call, 1842

Date
1842-03-03
Description
Appointment of Daniel G. Smith as Justice of the Peace in Gadsden County by Governor Richard Keith Call. Governor Call and Secretary of Florida Thomas H. Duval signed the document. The reverse includes a note from A. I. Forman, dated April 9, 1842, stating that he administered the oath to Smith on that day.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
sle_cigar-industry_014Hav-A-Good Cigar Labelstill imageAdvertising--Brand name products
Commercial art
Industry, Cigarmaking--Florida
Cigar industry--Florida
Cigar bands and labels
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s1725_b001_f01_01"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900textAmerican Civil War--letters and diaries
American Civil War--United States--Collected correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 1865
Civil war
Civil War, 1861-1865
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flc_917.59947-g465In Paradise: A Trip to Chipola (Dead) Lakes, Florida, 1892textChipola Lakes (Fla.) -- Description and travel
Lakes--Florida--Gulf County--Dead Lakes
Tourism
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m90-15_b001_f05_03Letter from Sarah Fletcher to Malcolm Nicholson Fletcher, 1865textCivil war/fpc/memory/omeka_images/collections/broadsides/thumbnails/m90-15_b001_f05_03.jpg
m91-5_b013_f11_01Undertakers and Coffin Dealers Record of Coffin Sales, 1926-1928textCoffins
Registers of births, etc.
Death
African Americans--Florida--Jefferson County--Monticello
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m91-5_b013_f12_02Undertakers and Coffin Dealers Record of Coffin Sales, 1928-1932textCoffins
Registers of births, etc.
Death
African Americans--Florida--Jefferson County--Monticello
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s2153_b001_f05_01Territorial Census Returns, 1838 and 1840; Election Returns, 1838-1845textElections/fpc/memory/omeka_images/collections/broadsides/thumbnails/s2153_b001_f05_01.jpg
s2153_b004_f07_01Copy of Letter from Sam S. Silbley to Governor William Dunn Moseley Concerning Defense of Florida During Mexican War, 1846 textFlorida -- Militia
Mexican War, 1846-1848
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n2016-2_b002_01Masonic Charter for Silver Star Lodge, No. 61 of Quincy, 1887textFreemasonry
Fraternal organizations--Florida--Gadsden County--Quincy
Charters
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flc_975.9925-c156_01Appointment of Daniel G. Smith as Justice of the Peace by Governor Richard Keith Call, 1842 textJustices of the peace--Florida--Gadsden County
Justices of the peace--Selection and appointment
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