Franz Seeburger Prisoner of War Postcard to John Braun, 1945

333820
Date
1945-06-10
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Selected Documents
Description
Postcard written by German prisoner of war Franz Seeberger to John Braun of Jacksonville, Florida. Seeburger was imprisoned at Camp Pickett in New York. John Braun was his uncle.
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text

Death Warrant for Giuseppe Zangara, 1933

334329
Date
1933-03-13
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Description
Death warrant for Giuseppe Zangara, addressed to Leonard Fielding Chapman, superintendent of the Florida State Prison at Raiford, as well as Sheriff Daniel E. Hardie of Dade County. On February 15, 1933, Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he gave a speech f...
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text

List of Persons Present at the Execution of Giuseppe Zangara at the Florida State Prison, 1933

334328
Date
1933-03-20
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Description
List of witnesses present at the execution of Giuseppe Zangara by electrocution on March 20, 1933 at 9:15 a.m. at Florida State Prison in Raiford. On February 15, 1933, Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he gave a speech from the back of an open car in the ...
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text

Commutation of Sentence Decree from the State Board of Pardons, July 22, 1902

325062
Date
1902-07-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Commutation of J.B. Brown from death by hanging to life in prison.
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text

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by Clarence Earl Gideon, 1961

339319
Date
1961-10-09
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Petition for a writ of habeus corpus written by Clarence Earl Gideon to the Florida Supreme Court while he was serving a five-year sentence at Raiford Prison.
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.
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text

Letter, Harmon W. Shields to R.V. Turner regarding canned lisa - May 26, 1965

299297
Date
1965-05-26
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Selected Documents
Description
This letter was written by Harmon W. Shields, Director of marketing for the Florida Board of Conservation to R.V. Turner at the Florida State Prison at Raiford. The Florida Board of Conservation had been attempting to reform the public image of mullet by renaming it "lisa." The hope was that this wo...
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text

Report of Psychiatric Examination of Giuseppe Zangara by Drs. I.H. Agos and T. Earl Moore, 1933

334327
Date
1933-02-18
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Description
Psychiatric evaluation of Joseph Zangara, alias Giuseppe Zangara, by Drs. I.H. Agos and T. Earl Moore in Miami in 1933. On February 15, 1933, Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he gave a speech from the back of an open car in the Bayfront Park area of the c...
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
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Description
Correspondence between Mary McLeod Bethune and Governor LeRoy Collins regarding the sentencing of Walter Irvin.
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text

Letter from NAACP Secretary Walter White to Governor Sholtz, 1934

324341
Date
1934-10-30
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Correspondence on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna.
Type
text

Excerpt of Leon County Jail Register for June 12-17, 1961

340626
Date
1961-06
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Page 249 from Volume 15 (Volume T) of the "Register of Prisoners Confined in the County Jail of Leon County, Florida." The complete volume is available at the State Archives of Florida. Included on this page are twelve individuals who were arrested when members of the Interfaith Freedom Riders and t...
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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

Fort Marion and Fort Matanzas National Monuments Booklet, 1942

333879
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
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

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

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

Letter from "a Republican" to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs, November 17, 1869

342907
Date
1869-11-17
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from an anonymous Republican to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs, describing second-hand a case in which an African American man was sentenced to two years in state prison for theft of a cow even after he presented a bill of sale showing he had title to the animal. The writer links this c...
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text

Letter from William T. Stockton to Julia Stockton, 1863

336110
Date
1863-12-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from William T. Stockton to his wife, Julia Stockton, written while he was a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island in Ohio during the American Civil War. Stockton was captured during the Battle of Chattanooga in November 1863.
Type
text

Excerpt of Leon County Jail Register for August 3-8, 1964

340627
Date
1964-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Page 239 from Volume 18 (Volume W) of the "Register of Prisoners Confined in the County Jail of Leon County, Florida." The complete volume is available at the State Archives of Florida. Included on this page are eight members of the "Tallahassee Ten" who served short jail sentences for unlawful asse...
Type
text

Gubernatorial Campaign Poster for Sidney J. Catts, 1916

212328
Date
1916
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

Death Warrant with the Name Noah J. Tilghman Crossed Out and Replaced with J.B. Brown's Name, 1901

325061
Date
1901-01-16
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Death warrant signed by Governor William S. Jennings.
Type
text

Florida Supreme Court Case File: Irvin v. Chapman, 1954

340073
Date
1954
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Case file for Groveland victim Walter Lee Irvin's lawsuit against L.F. Chapman, superintendent of Florida State Prison.
Type
text

Letter from J. S. M. Davidson to Julia Stockton, 1863

336086
Date
1863-12-07
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from J. S. M. Davidson, fellow officer and friend of William Tennent Stockton, to Julia Stockton, William Stockton's wife, informing her that her husband had survived the battle at Chattanooga but was a prisoner in Union hands.
Type
text

Order of the Florida Supreme Court Regarding Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963

339318
Date
1963-05-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Order of the Florida Supreme Court in response to the judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Gideon v. Wainwright.
Type
text

Resolutions by Hillsborough and Pinellas County citizens condemning the convict lease system in Florida

212285
Date
1923
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Copy of resolutions adopted by a mass meeting of citizens from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties on May 3, 1923 at Oldsmar condemning the convict lease system in Florida. A note in the upper margin indicates that copies of the resolution and related newspaper articles were sent to legislators and c...
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

Letter from Louis and Jeanie Putney of the Citizens Against Women's Draft, ca. 1974

339309
Date
1974
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Louis and Jeanie Putney, co-chairmen of Citizens Against Women's Draft of Tampa, Florida, stating that they do not support the Equal Rights Amendment.
Type
text

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

336078
Date
1861
Collection
Selected Documents
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

Letter to Governor William S. Jennings from Noah J. Tilghman dated July 8, 1902

325060
Date
1902-07-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Noah J. Tilghman to Governor Williams S. Jennings asking the governor how he plans to resolve his mistake of signing a death warrant with the wrong man's name listed to be hanged.
Type
text

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