Hotel Monson in St. Augustine Postmarked Envelope, 1923

333871
Date
1923-04-05
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image

Florida's Finest Attractions Brochure, ca. 1947

339352
Date
1947
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Brochure advertising 31 attractions across Florida. The inside of the brochure has a map of Florida with arrows indicating where these attractions are located and a brief description of each place. The back of the brochure has a checklist of the attractions and a space for tourists to record the dat...
Type
text

St. Augustine Arrest Records, June 30, 1964

332198
Date
1964-06-30
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Description
St. Augustine's arrest records for June 30, 1964. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name appears on the first page.
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text

Grand Lodge of Florida 34th Annual Session, 1889

333859
Date
1889
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Description
A program for the 34th annual session of the Grand Florida Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). The events were held from March 19-21, 1889, in St. Augustine.
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text

Map of Saint Augustine Showing Points of Interest, ca. 1940

339084
Date
1940
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Description
Two-sided tourist map produced by the St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce. One side features a street map of St. Augustine with major buildings, landmarks and attractions indicated and described. The reverse shows a map of greater St. Johns County, illustrated with the commodities produced in various ...
Type
image

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

333792
Date
1845
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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...
Type
text

Petition to the United States Congress Signed by 105 Citizens of the District of Elotchaway, 1814

339347
Date
1814-01-25
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Description
A petition signed by 105 citizens of the District of Elotchaway in the Republic of East Florida offering to cede their territory to the United States and provide military services to aid the U.S. in the War of 1812.
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text

Petition of Free Colored People of St. Augustine, 1823

339792
Date
1823-05-31
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Description
A petition written to the Territorial Legislative Council by the "free coloured people of St. Augustine" requesting that they be allowed to continue walking the streets and gathering together after the hour of 9:00 after they were prohibited from doing so "by the Corporation of this City." The petit...
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text

East Florida, A Proclamation, 1813

339345
Date
1813-03-30
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A proclamation calling for citizens of East Florida to reject Spanish offers of amnesty for their recent insurrection and continue supporting the Legislative Council of the Territory of East Florida. The proclamation is signed by Buckner Harris, president of the Legislative Council; Daniel Delany, s...
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text

Saint Augustine Map, 1589

339332
Date
1589
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The oldest item in the State Archives of Florida, this engraved, hand-colored map or view-plan by Baptista Boazio depicts Sir Francis Drake's attack on Saint Augustine on May 28 and 29, 1586. Boazio, an Italian who worked in London from about 1585 to 1603, made maps to illustrate accounts of English...
Type
still image

Photographic Travel Book Titled "G. P. A.: March, '88"

339351
Date
1888
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Description
A photographic travel book illustrating the trip taken by members of the General Passenger Agents Association and their wives from March 17-19, 1888, on a "Special Train to Florida." The photographs are accompanied by quotations from "Paradise Lost" by John Milton; "Evangeline" by Henry Wadsworth Lo...
Type
still image

Letter Regarding the Activities of Mr. Reid Keene, 1811

339343
Date
1811-09-21
Collection
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Description
Letter written by an anoymous person to an unidentified recipient describing the activities of Richard Reid Keene, a resident of Maryland who was rumored to have been negotiating with the Spanish government to acquire portions of East Florida.
Type
text

Fort Marion and Fort Matanzas National Monuments Booklet, 1942

333879
Date
1942
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Description
Booklet about the history of Fort Marion and Fort Matanzas in St. Augustine, Florida. Also included are photographs and a location map of the forts.
Type
text

An Act to Remove the Remains of Ponce de Leon to St. Augustine, Florida, 1907

339354
Date
1907-06-01
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Description
An act (1907, ch 5715) of the Florida Legislature calling on the governor to appoint a five person commission to locate Ponce de Leon's remains in Puerto Rico and to report on the feasibility of removing them to St. Augustine.
Type
text

Letter from the Tolchester Steamboat Co. to Hubbard L. Hart, 1887

333826
Date
1887-11-14
Collection
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Description
Letter from the Tolchester Steamboat Company of Baltimore, Maryland, to Colonel Hubbard L. Hart requesting Hart provide steamboat rates for an excursion party of 5 to 15 who would travel from Palatka, Florida, along the Ocklawaha River to Silver Springs and return. Hart operated a steamship line alo...
Type
text

Letter from Hubbard L. Hart to J. H. Smith, 1885

333827
Date
1885-12-29
Collection
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Description
Letter from Hubbard L. Hart of Hart Line Steamers to J. H. Smith discussing the operation of his steamboat line and the possible sale of one or more boats, competition from the railroads, and who he will employ as an engineer.
Type
text

Pamphlet advertising the Seminole Sight-Seeing Service, Inc. - Jacksonville, ca. 1920s

305325
Date
1922-01-01
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Description
Promotional pamphlet for the Seminole Sight-Seeing Service, Inc., based at 25 Hogan Street in Jacksonville. F.W. Hobbs is given as the proprietor. The company provided bus tours around Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Pablo and Atlantic beaches, and down to Miami. The pamphlet describes each of the vari...
Type
text

Oaths of Allegiance to the United States of America, 1865

339323
Date
1865
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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

Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan, 1964

333811
Date
1964-07-27
Collection
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Description
Reports of a Johns Committee investigator who attended a Ku Klux Klan rally and Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting in 1964.
Type
text

Benefit Entertainment for the St. Augustine Historical Society and Institute of Science Program, 1912

331449
Date
1912-05-14
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Description
This program lists the performances for the evening.
Type
text

Indenture of John D. Gray, 1841

339350
Date
1841-03-25
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Description
An indenture between John D. Gray and his brother William Gray setting the terms of their agreement and the repayment schedule. John used his ownership of certain property, real and personal, to secure the use of William's cash and the use of some of William's slave labor. The real property was cont...
Type
text

Letter appointing Dr. C.C. Burke as Surgeon for State Troops on St. Vincent Island - July 12, 1861

305306
Date
1861-07-12
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Description
Letter written by John D. Askins (Adkins? Arkins?) appointing Dr. C.C. Burke as Surgeon for the troops stationed on St. Vincent Island as of July 12, 1861. The letter also grants Dr. Burke permission to purchase medicines in the local drug stores as needed for the post.
Type
text

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

331494
Date
1846-06-15
Collection
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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...
Type
text

Consolidation - Season of 1895-96 handbill

297414
Date
1895-12-02
Collection
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Description
Handbill for steamer trips in the 1895-96 season.
Type
text

Advertisement for College Park Realty Company, Lincolnville

321314
Date
1934
Collection
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Description
Ad Printed on page 36 in Polk's City Directory of St. Augustine, 1934.
Type
text

The Core of the Matter Newsletter, Tallahassee, July 1963

331510
Date
1963-07
Collection
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Description
The Core of the Matter newsletter, volume 1, number 2, published by the Tallahassee Committee of Racial Equality, with information about student stand-ins at movie theaters; a description of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); a reprint of a telegram sent by Patricia Stephens Due of CORE to Pres...
Type
text

Hart Line letterhead

297413
Date
1890
Collection
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Description
Letterhead for Hart Line Steamers.
Type
text

Excerpt from the Book "Florida Breezes" Describing the Battle of Natural Bridge, 1883

340075
Date
1883
Collection
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Description
An excerpt from Ellen Call Long's 1883 book titled "Florida Breezes: or, Florida New and Old." In this passage, the fictional character Ruth describes the events at the Battle of Natural Bridge on March 6, 1865, during the American Civil War from the perspective of a civilian. Long based the retelli...
Type
text

News Release Including Florida's Response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination, 1968

332196
Date
1968-04-09
Collection
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Description
News release describing how Floridians and other Americans responded to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and information about King's funeral and who was attending. There is also other Florida news about Governor Claude Kirk being sued by J. A. Maloney; Floridians fighting in the Vietnam ...
Type
text

Sponge Fishing at Tarpon Springs Florida: The Most Unique Industry in the World by A. W. Santway

331497
Date
1929
Collection
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Description
Santway writes about the history of sponge fishing in Florida. Information includes how Greek sponge divers came to the United States; the different varies of sponges found in the ocean; a description of how sponges are harvested; the monetary value of sponges; and how Epiphany is celebrated by the ...
Type
text

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