Jacob Summerlin v. S.S. Tyler and Wife

260679
Date
1856
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
In 1856, the Florida Supreme Court considered the case of Jacob Summerlin vs. Simeon S. Tyler and Wife. In 1854, Simeon and Margaret Tyler rented a home on Forsythe Street in Jacksonville to Jacob Summerlin. According to the court documents, the rent was set at $120 per year to be paid in advance....
Lower Court
Duval County
Type
text

Contract for Sale of Slaves

246025
Date
1851-08-29
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
This 1851 document transferred legal ownership of thirty-five slaves from Cary Whitaker of Halifax County, North Carolina to Frederick R. Cotten of Leon County, Florida. Cotten had moved with his wife Elizabeth to Leon County in 1847 and soon established a large plantation. The 1860 Federal Census l...
Type
text

Close-up view of the Knott House at 301 E. Park Ave. in Tallahassee.

297768
Date
Not before 1969
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
K024638

Johnson's West Indies, 1864

323163
Date
1864
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage

Close-up view of the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, Florida.

251475
Date
2012
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DG00537

View of the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, Florida.

251476
Date
2012
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DG00536

Front of the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, Florida.

251478
Date
2012
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DG00535

Interior view showing study in the Knott House Museum at 301 E. Park Ave. in Tallahassee, Florida.

258684
Date
Not before 1996
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
VF0084

Interior view showing living room in the Knott House Museum at 301 E. Park Ave. in Tallahassee, Florida.

258685
Date
Not before 1996
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
VF0083

Interior view showing kitchen in the Knott House Museum at 301 E. Park Ave. in Tallahassee, Florida.

258686
Date
Not before 1996
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
VF0082

Interior view showing front hall and stairway in the Knott House Museum at 301 E. Park Ave. in Tallahassee, Florida.

258687
Date
Not before 1996
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
VF0081

Interior view showing dining room in the Knott House Museum at 301 E. Park Ave. in Tallahassee, Florida.

258688
Date
Not before 1996
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
VF0080

Close-up view of the Knott House Museum at 301 E. Park Ave. in Tallahassee, Florida.

258689
Date
Not before 1996
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
VF0079

Old Punta Rassa

295245
Date
2015-05-08
Collection
Blog Posts

Historical marker at the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee.

295024
Date
2015
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DG01815

Flier for a reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, 1978

297344
Date
1978
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier advertising the second annual reenactment of the Battle of Olustee at the Olustee Battlefield in Baker County, Florida. The event was set for February 18-19, 1978. The First Regiment of Florida Volunteers (reenactors) put on the event.
Type
text

Edmund Cottle Weeks

295155
Date
2014-03-10
Collection
Blog Posts

The Forgotten History of Lincolnville

322317
Date
2016-08-19
Collection
Blog Posts

Needs More Salt (Florida in the Civil War Series)

254520
Date
July 1862
Collection
Blog Posts

BREVARD FAMILY PAPERS (continued) - Box: 8 Folder: 1 Item: 1

181478
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers

CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 6 Item: 7

180852
Collection
Call and Brevard Family Papers
Description
Draft of Letter, November 1, 1860, Richard K. Call, Lake Jackson, to Mr. Hart (editor, Tallahassee Sentinel newspaper), 12 pp., explicating at length his unionist, pro-slavery views in response to ''your remarks on the speech delivered by me . . . on the 29th. . . I did not advocate resistance to th...

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

Forbes v. Apalachicola Land Company

260661
Date
1853
Collection
Supreme Court Records
Description
This case, Forbes v. Apalachicola Land Company, is one component of a larger, prolonged series of legal disputes over what is known as the Forbes Purchase. Between 1804 and 1811, representatives of the Creeks and Seminoles ceded approximately 1.2 million acres of land to the firm of John Forbes & ...
Lower Court
Franklin County
Type
text

Digitizing the Governor Milton Letterbook (Part One)

295131
Date
2013-10-24
Collection
Blog Posts

The Old Stagecoach Line

321981
Date
2016-06-10
Collection
Blog Posts

Aunt Aggie's Unusual Garden

294526
Date
2015-04-24
Collection
Blog Posts

The Wakulla Swamp Volcano

295234
Date
2014-11-19
Collection
Blog Posts

Fort Clinch State Park Opening, November 16, 1940 - program

324350
Date
1940-11-16
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program outlining the events of the formal opening of Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina on November 16, 1940 as well as a breif history.
Type
text

It'll Cure What Ails Ya!

295230
Date
2014-11-05
Collection
Blog Posts

Jefferson County, Florida Freedmen's Contract, 1867

246036
Date
30, 1867-01-30
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Following the end of the Civil War, both black and white Floridians faced enormous political, social, and economic changes. The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments brought a measure of political equality, which unfortunately would not last after the end of Reconstruction. African-Americ...
Type
text