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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Geographic Term contains "Gainesville "
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Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887

Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887

Date
1887
Description
Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, a large network of rail lines operating in Florida in the late 19th century. The ad lists the various destinations a passenger could reach on this line, and describes some of the amenities available on the trains. The ad also lists some of the officers of the rail line. Printed on page 44 of the Florida Official Path Finder, vol. 1, no. 3 (February 1887).
Collection
Advertisement for the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad, 1895

Advertisement for the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad, 1895

Date
1895
Description
Advertisement for the Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad, including a map of the railroad and its connections in Florida and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States as far as New York City. The ad describes the services provided by the railroad company, and lists many of its agents in various cities around the Eastern United States. Printed on page 10 of Helen K. Ingram, Tourists' and Settlers' Guide to Florida (Jacksonville: Da Costa Printing & Publishing House, 1895).
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Advertisement for the Arlington House, Gainesville, 1883

Advertisement for the Arlington House, Gainesville, 1883

Date
1883
Description
Advertisement for the Arlington House, located in Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida. J.C. Ryder is listed as the proprietor. The house featured accommodations for 150 guests, including a billiard and pool room, reading and smoking room, electric bells, bath rooms, verandas, and fireplaces in all rooms. The ad included instructions for reaching the house by railroad. Printed on page 108 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetable Farms, Strawberry Fields, Peach Orchards, Soil, Climate, Natural Peculiarities, and the People of Alachua County Florida (New York, 1883).
Collection
Advertisement for the Varnum Hotel, Gainesville, 1883

Advertisement for the Varnum Hotel, Gainesville, 1883

Date
1883
Description
Advertisement for the Varnum Hotel, located in Gainesville on West Main Street, southwest of the Public Square. W.N. McCormick was listed as the proprietor. Printed on page 109 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetable Farms, Strawberry Fields, Peach Orchards, Soil, Climate, Natural Peculiarities, and the People of Alachua County Florida (New York, 1883).
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Advertisement for the East Florida Seminary, State Normal School and Military Institute, Gainesville, 1883

Advertisement for the East Florida Seminary, State Normal School and Military Institute, Gainesville, 1883

Date
1883
Description
Advertisement for the East Florida Seminary, State Normal School and Military Institute at Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida. The institution was established by the Florida Legislature in 1851. The annual session began in September and ended in June, and was divided into 13 week terms. Male applicants had to be 13 years old, female applicants 12 years old. Students professing an interest in becoming teachers were preferred. Courses included English, ancient languages, bookeeping, piano, organ, voice culture, vocal music. The ad also lists the boards of instruction, government, and education for the seminary. Printed on page 110 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetable Farms, Strawberry Fields, Peach Orchards, Soil, Climate, Natural Peculiarities, and the People of Alachua County Florida (New York, 1883).
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Advertisement for the Florida Southern Railway, the Orange Belt Route, 1883

Advertisement for the Florida Southern Railway, the Orange Belt Route, 1883

Date
1883
Description
Advertisement for the Florida Southern Railway, the "Orange Belt Route of Florida," as well as its large land grant. The company was offering both transportation options and land for sale. Printed on page 112 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetable Farms, Strawberry Fields, Peach Orchards, Soil, Climate, Natural Peculiarities, and the People of Alachua County Florida (New York, 1883).
Collection
R.A. Gray's University of Florida Diploma, 1929

R.A. Gray's University of Florida Diploma, 1929

Date
1929-05-28
Description
Gray attended the South Florida Military Institute in 1903. He ranked fourth in his class in 1903, but before graduation, Gray and nearly every member of the senior class quit in protest over the State Board of Education’s handling of the resignation of General Law. Gray didn’t technically graduate from the South Florida Military Institute. The South Florida Military Institute was absorbed into the University of Florida with the passage of the Buckman Act in 1905. In 1927, the State Legislature passed a special act (1927 Laws of Florida, Chapter 12443) that authorized the University of Florida to confer degrees to those who had withdrawn, including Gray.
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Reminiscences of the War Between the States by a Boy in the Far South at Home and in the Ranks of the Confederate Militia by Joshua Hoyet Frier, 1859-1865

Reminiscences of the War Between the States by a Boy in the Far South at Home and in the Ranks of the Confederate Militia by Joshua Hoyet Frier, 1859-1865

Date
1895 (circa)
Description
A photocopy of a transcribed journal of reminiscences written by Joshua Hoyet Frier from 1895 to 1903. Frier describes the period immediately before and during the American Civil War. The journal documents his service in the First Florida Reserves from 1864 to 1865. He discusses the prewar debate over secession; the early enthusiasm of some volunteers and the reluctance of others; the shortages of food, salt and other materials as the war progressed; a slave hunt; Frier's acquaintance with Lewis Thornton Powell (Lewis Payne) of Hamilton County, who later gained notoriety as one of the John Wilkes Booth conspirators; his participation in an expedition to capture deserters; his work taking up rails; a duel fought between two officers; and his relationship with the other men in his unit. Frier's narrative includes a vivid description of the Battle of Natural Bridge in March 1865, in which his unit participated. He also describes the execution of two Confederate deserters captured in Union uniforms. His narrative closes shortly before the Confederate surrender in May 1865. The journal was transcribed by the donor, J.W. Hart, and there is an introduction by J. Hoyet Frier III.
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Robert Watson Civil War Diary, 1861-1865

Robert Watson Civil War Diary, 1861-1865

Date
1861 (circa)
Description
A typescript copy of a diary kept by Robert Watson of Key West from September 1861 through March 1865. Watson describes the movements of the 7th Florida Infantry Regiment from Key West around Florida and then to Tennessee. The diary includes descriptions of weather, news, meals, illnesses and deaths.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
flc_385-p297-1887_07Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887textRailroads
Advertisement
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flc_917.59-i54_01Advertisement for the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad, 1895textRailroads
Advertisement
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flc_917.59-n532Leaflet advertising the Plant System's Overland and Short Sea Route, ca. 1892textFlorida -- Description and travel
Resorts -- Florida -- Guidebooks
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flc_917.5979-w371_03Advertisement for the Arlington House, Gainesville, 1883textHotels
Business corporations
Tourism industry
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flc_917.5979-w371_04Advertisement for the Varnum Hotel, Gainesville, 1883textHotels
Business corporations
Tourism industry
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flc_917.5979-w371_05Advertisement for the East Florida Seminary, State Normal School and Military Institute, Gainesville, 1883textTeachers colleges
Education, higher
Advertisement
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flc_917.5979-w371_06Advertisement for the Florida Southern Railway, the Orange Belt Route, 1883textRailroads
Tourism industry
Business corporations
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m75-85_b005_f01_05R.A. Gray's University of Florida Diploma, 1929textDiplomas/fmp/selected_documents/thumbnails/m75-85_b005_f01_05.jpg
m76-134_b001_f02_01Reminiscences of the War Between the States by a Boy in the Far South at Home and in the Ranks of the Confederate Militia by Joshua Hoyet Frier, 1859-1865textUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 1865
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m76-139_b001_01Robert Watson Civil War Diary, 1861-1865textUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil war
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