Broadside advertising new management for the Central Park Hotel in Madison

212535
Date
1880
Collection
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Type
text

Four Freedoms Memorial to Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr. Program, 1944

333817
Date
1944-06-14
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Description
Program for the dedication ceremonies of the Four Freedoms Memorial to Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr. in Madison, Florida.
Type
text

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

333792
Date
1845
Collection
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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 numbe...
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text

Advertisement for the Florida Railway and Navigation Company, 1887

298148
Date
1887
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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 o...
Type
text

Letter from Marion Wick Kelly to R. W. Simpson, 1941

333810
Date
1941-12-26
Collection
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Description
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, Coli...
Type
text

Telegram from Governor Spessard Holland to Mr. and Mrs. Colin P. Kelly Jr., 1941

333815
Date
1941-12-12
Collection
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Description
Telegram from Florida Governor Spessard Holland to Mr. and Mrs. Colin P. Kelly Sr. expressing sympathy following the death of their son, Colin P. Kelly Jr. during World War II.
Type
text

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

339293
Date
1900
Collection
Selected Documents
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 Marc...
Type
text

Lawton Chiles U.S. Senate Campaign Progress Reports from Walking Tour of Florida, 1970

332911
Date
1970
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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 va...
Type
text

Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885

338010
Date
1879
Collection
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Description
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 a...
Type
text

Undertakers and Coffin Dealers Record of Coffin Sales, 1924-1926

341146
Date
1924
Collection
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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 pur...
Type
text

Diary of Elizabeth L. Taylor, ca. 1860s

329095
Date
1860
Collection
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Description
This journal includes the names, ages, and birth and death dates of her children and the enslaved people owned by the Taylor family. She also created a timeline of the movement of her family from North Carolina to Leon County, Florida, and then around North Florida to various plantations.
Type
text

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

341149
Date
1928
Collection
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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 pur...
Type
text

Oaths of Allegiance to the United States of America, 1865

339323
Date
1865
Collection
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Description
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,...
Type
text

McRorie's Tourist Guide, January 1933

331447
Date
1933-01
Collection
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Description
This guide lists approved tourist homes from Florida to Maine.
Type
text

Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting Copies of All the Letters and Correspondence Between the Secretary of War and Gen. Andrew Jackson, from the Commencement of the Creek War, to 1st March, 1815

341130
Date
1828-02-18
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A collection of correspondence between U.S. Secretary of War John Armstrong and General Andrew Jackson during the Creek War regarding military movement and other war-related matters. The correspondence dates from February 4, 1814 to August 10, 1814.
Type
text

Memorandum from CORE, Report of Cities with New Lunch Counters, December 8, 1960

331524
Date
1960-12-08
Collection
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Description
CORE memo reporting the cities in the United States where new lunch counters have opened since February 1, 1960. A total of 126 lunch counters opened.
Type
text

Letter from Secretary of State James Monroe to General George Mathews, 1812

339344
Date
1812-04-04
Collection
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Description
A private letter from United States Secretary of State James Monroe to General George Mathews regarding Mathews' exploits on Amelia Island in East Florida. Monroe sent the letter to Mathews on the same day he sent an official letter renouncing Mathews' forceful seizure of the island and surrounding ...
Type
text

Speech of the Honorable Mr. Storrs, in the House of Representatives, on the Seminole War, 1819

341128
Date
1819-01-23
Collection
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Description
A speech given by Representative Henry Randolph Storrs from New York regarding the Seminole War. Storrs disapproves of General Andrew Jackson's actions regarding Alexander Arbuthnot and Robert Ambrister and other activities during the First Seminole War.
Type
text

Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, Transmitting, in Obedience to a Resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 26th Ultimo, Sundry Documents Relating to the Destruction of the Negro Fort in East Florida, in the Month of July, 1816

341140
Date
1819-02-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A collection of letters between United States government officials and servicemen regarding the destruction of the Negro Fort in Franklin County, Florida, on July 27, 1816. The correspondence dates from June 6, 1815 to September 6, 1816.
Type
text

Telegram from Thurgood Marshall to Governor Fuller Warren, 1951

341176
Date
1951-11-30
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A telegram from Thurgood Marshall to Governor Fuller Warren requesting Walter Irvin not be transported to his upcoming hearing by Sheriff Willis McCall.
Type
text

Press Release from Governor Spessard Holland to R. W. Simpson, 1942

333816
Date
1942-01-09
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Press release from Florida Governor Spessard Holland to R. W. Simpson of the Tampa Morning Tribune praising the fund created for Colin P. Kelly III, whose father, Captain Colin P. Kelly Jr., was killed during World War II.
Type
text

Letter from James Paine, A. Oswald Lang and Francis A. Ivey to Governor Madison Starke Perry, 1861

336078
Date
1861
Collection
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Description
A report from Confederate sympathizers who dismantled the lights at the Jupiter Inlet and Cape Florida lighthouses sent to Florida Governor Madison Starke Perry. The letter from James Paine, A. Oswald Lang and Francis A. Ivey explains that they chose to destroy the lights because they needed to be p...
Type
text

Circular Letter of D. Levy to the People of Florida, Relative to the Admission of Florida into the Union, ca. 1844

341127
Date
1844
Collection
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Description
A circular letter written by David Yulee, who was serving as a delegate from the Territory of Florida to the U.S. House of Representatives. Yulee was asking Floridians to determine whether they wanted to join the Union or not.
Type
text

Letter from J.J. Elliott to Governor Fuller Warren, 1951

341177
Date
1951-11-21
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A letter from J.J. Elliot, special investigator, to Governor Fuller Warren summarizing his investigation into the shooting of Samuel Shepard and Walter Irvin.
Type
text

Correspondence between Mary McLeod Bethune and Governor LeRoy Collins, 1955

341178
Date
1955
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Correspondence between Mary McLeod Bethune and Governor LeRoy Collins regarding the sentencing of Walter Irvin.
Type
text

Broadsides advertising meetings of the Annual Religious Conference of Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, 1940-41

212370
Date
1940
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A notice of the times and places the Congress will meet (1st through 9th). Florida meetings (4th through 9th) are scheduled for Marianna, Perry, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Ft. Pierce and Miami. Meetings will be held beginning November 1940 through January 1941.
Type
text

Telegram from Harry T. Moore to Governor Fuller Warren, 1951

341151
Date
1951-11-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A telegram from NAACP Florida State Conference Field Secretary Harry T. Moore to Governor Fuller Warren making requests regarding the Groveland investigation and the safety of Walter Irvin.
Type
text

Telegram from Thurgood Marshall and Alex Akerman to Governor Fuller Warren, 1951

341175
Date
1951-11-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A telegram from Thurgood Marshall and Alex Akerman to Governor Fuller Warren condemning the murder of Samuel Shepard and attempted murder of Walter Irvin.
Type
text

Stop This Murder! N.A.A.C.P. Pamphlet, 1951

341203
Date
1951-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A pamphlet requesting donations for the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund so N.A.A.C.P. lawyers can defend Walter Irvin and Samuel Shepherd in a new trial.
Type
text

Groveland U.S.A. Booklet, 1949

341204
Date
1949-10
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A booklet describing the events of the Groveland case and asking people to donate money to help pay for the legal defense of the accused men.
Type
text

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