Old Punta Rassa

295245
Date
2015-05-08
Collection
Blog Posts

Colonel Loomis L. Langdon, 1st Artillery

38038
Date
1890
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC16708

State v. Luke, a Slave

260659
Date
1853
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
Many antebellum cases before Florida’s Territorial Court of Appeals and Supreme Court involved individuals who left little evidence of their lives in the historical record. This is especially true for cases involving slaves. In 1853, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Luke, a slav...
Lower Court
St. Johns County
Type
text

R.K. Call v. Parkhill

260673
Date
1844
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1844, the Florida Territorial Court of Appeals considered the case of Richard Keith Call v. Martha Ann Parkhill, administrator of Samuel Parkhill, deceased. Sometime prior to his death in 1841, Samuel Parkhill encumbered a debt to Richard Keith Call in an amount exceeding $40,000. Parkhill died...
Lower Court
Leon County
Type
text

State of Florida vs. Luke, a Slave (1853)

295135
Date
2013-11-07
Collection
Blog Posts

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

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

R. K. Call's Journal, "Seminole War," pp. 20-24, 28, 148-, 194-253

267600
Collection
Richard Keith Call Papers
Description
R. K. Call's Journal, "Seminole War," pp. 20-24, 28, 148-, 194-253
Type
Text

R.K. Call's Journal "Journal of the Seminole War" by R.K. Call

267604
Collection
Richard Keith Call Papers
Description
R.K. Call's Journal "Journal of the Seminole War" by R.K. Call
Type
Text

Daniel H. Wiggins 1838 Diary Entry

246019
Date
1838-11-05
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
A native of Long Island, New York, Daniel H. Wiggins was living in Annapolis, Maryland in the 1830s with his second wife Wilhelmina Welch and their five children, where he worked as a millwright and wheelwright. In 1838, apparently at the urging of Thomas Randall, an Annapolis acquaintance who was t...
Type
text

Civil War Letter to Governor Call, 1860

246026
Date
December 31, 1860-12-31
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Richard Keith Call (1792-1862) served as Florida's third and fifth territorial governor during the 1830s and 1840s. Born in Virginia and educated in Tennessee, Call served in the Creek War and became and aide and protegee of Andrew Jackson. He later served with Jackson in Florida, and returned to th...
Type
text

When Dade County Was On the Gulf Coast

275768
Date
2015-03-23
Collection
Blog Posts

The Legend of Sam Story

295251
Date
2015-06-02
Collection
Blog Posts

Postmarked Christmas, Florida

332824
Date
2017-12-22
Collection
Blog Posts
Type
text

Land Grant from the Upper Creeks, Lower Creeks and Seminoles to Thomas Brown

254596
Date
1783-03-01
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
This document, found among records related to Fatio v. Dewees (1838), represents an enclosure originally submitted by H. Lee IV to Florida territorial judge Augustus Brevoort Woodward in September 1824. Lee sought Woodward’s assistance in securing claim to property purchased by his father, General...
Type
text

History of Alachua County

321076
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Alachua County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Historical Sketch of Lake County

321124
Date
1937-03-31
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Lake County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Florida and the Civil War (September 1863)

295126
Date
2013-09-19
Collection
Blog Posts

Mmmmm... Swamp Cabbage!

295198
Date
2014-08-01
Collection
Blog Posts

Off the Beaten Path of History

297537
Collection
Blog Posts

History of Seminole County

321154
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Seminole County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Letters Relating to the Civil War Service of William T. Stockton

246034
Date
1863-12-07
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
William Tennent Stockton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 9, 1812, the fourth child of William T. and Anna Williamson Stockton. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated eighth in his class in 1834. Stockton served with the Second U.S. Art...
Type
text

Williams's Florida, 1837

323228
Date
1837
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage

Copperthwait's Florida, 1850

323202
Date
1850
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage

Historical Sketch of Hillsborough County

321117
Date
1937-04-19
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Hillsborough County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

History of Bay County

321080
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Bay County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Historical Sketch of Dade County

321095
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Dade County, Florida, now Miami-Dade County, collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Alachua County History

321073
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Alachua County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Origin and Development of Polk County

321149
Date
1938-02-21
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Polk County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Historical Sketch of Putnam County

321151
Date
1937-04-05
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Putnam County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text