|flc_385-p297-1887_07||Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887||text||Railroads|
Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887
- 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).
|flc_br0035||Broadside advertising new management for the Central Park Hotel in Madison||text||Hotels|
|s406_b063_f08_x01||Four Freedoms Memorial to Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr. Program, 1944||text||Four Freedoms Monument (Madison, Fla.)|
World War, 1939-1945--Monuments
World War, 1939-1945
World War II
|m83-27_b001_f01_01||Journal of Elizabeth L. Taylor, 1850-1876||text||Slavery -- Florida|
Plantations -- Florida
African Americans--Statistics, Vital
Journal of Elizabeth L. Taylor, 1850-1876
- 1850 (circa)
- The journal of Elizabeth L. Taylor includes the names, birthdates and death dates of her five children and the enslaved people owned by the Taylor family at Black Creek in Duval County. She also includes a timeline of the movement of her family around North Florida from 1855 to 1876.
|slc_1970-chiles_01||Lawton Chiles U.S. Senate Campaign Progress Reports from Walking Tour of Florida, 1970||text||Political campaigns|
Agriculture and state
Vietnam Conflict, 1961-1975
Lawton Chiles U.S. Senate Campaign Progress Reports from Walking Tour of Florida, 1970
- Series of newsletters published by Lawton Chiles' 1970 campaign for U.S. Senate during Chiles' walk across Florida. The reports describe the route Chiles took, as well as the people he met and the topics they discussed. Other politicians, representing local and state governments, joined Chiles at various points, including state senators Dempsey Barron and Wilbur Boyd, and State Superintendent of Instruction Thomas D. Bailey. Chiles walked all the way from Century in Escambia County to Key Largo, stopping in Tallahassee for the legislative session. Chiles was a state senator representing the Lakeland region at this time.
|s406_b063_f09_x02||Letter from Marion Wick Kelly to R. W. Simpson, 1941||text||World War, 1939-1945|
World War II
World War, 1939-1945--Casualties
Letter from Marion Wick Kelly to R. W. Simpson, 1941
- Letter from Marion Wick Kelly to R. W. Simpson thanking him for his support and the support of the Tampa Tribune following the death of her husband, Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr., during World War II. In the aftermath of Kelly's death, the Tampa Tribune established a fund to benefit his young son, Colin P. Kelly III.
|sle_real-estate_01||McRorie's Tourist Guide, January 1933||text||Hotels -- Florida -- Guidebooks|
|s1725_b001_f01_01||"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900||text||American 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, 1861-1865
"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900
- 1900 (circa)
- 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.
|n2017-93_b001_f01_01||Oaths of Allegiance to the United States of America, 1865||text||Loyalty oaths|
Oaths of Allegiance to the United States of America, 1865
- Oaths of allegiance entered in Leon County between May 31 and June 17, 1865. The signees, although primarily from Northern Florida, represented several Florida counties and a few different states. These rosters include information otherwise available in census or service records, such as date, name, residence and occupation. Of particular interest are pages 5 and 6, which also include columns for complexion, hair and eye color, and height.
|s1814_v001_01||Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885||text||Lumber trade|
Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885
- 1879 (circa)
- Ledger containing a record of permits issued to private individuals to cut timber on state lands in Florida. For each numbered permit, the ledger lists the name of the permit holder, his county of residence, the kind of timber to be cut, where it could be cut from, and where it was to be delivered after cutting. This ledger documents an important source of income for Floridians in the late 19th century. Many of the permit holders were farmers who cut timber for additional cash.