A Guide to Florida Governors and the Florida Cabinet


Richard Keith Call (1792-1862)

Richard Keith Call

Third territorial governor: March 16, 1836 to December 2, 1839

Fifth territorial governor: March 19, 1841 to August 11, 1844

First Lady: Mary Letitia Kirkman Call


Florida Photographic Collection:
Online Collections:
  • Call Family and Brevard Family Papers
    This collection contains correspondence, writings, and other papers of Richard Keith Call, territorial governor of Florida, and his family. Particularly significant among the Call papers is correspondence between Richard Keith Call and Andrew Jackson.
Collections at the State Archives of Florida:
Other Repositories:
  • Call Letter, Strozier Library, Florida State University.
  • Papers, PK Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida.
  • Papers, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina.
Published Materials :
  • Doherty, Herbert J. Richard Keith Call, Southern Unionist. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1961.
  • ———. “Richard K. Call vs. The Federal Government on the Seminole War.” Florida Historical Quarterly 31 (January 1953): 163-80.
  • Halsell, Willie D. “Early Letters From R.K. Call.” Florida Historical Quarterly 39 (January 1961): 266-9.
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