Dunlawton Sugar Plantation

295241
Date
2014-12-09
Collection
Blog Posts

Last Letter of Governor George Franklin Drew

246041
Date
1900-09-26
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
George Franklin Drew was a native of Alton, New Hampshire, born on August 6, 1827. He moved to Columbus, Georgia in the 1840s where he worked as a machinist; he later became involved in the lumber industry. He remained in the South during the Civil War, but was a Unionist who took no active part in ...
Type
text

McNally's Map of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 1862

323074
Date
1862
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage

All in Good Time

275773
Date
2015-03-11
Collection
Blog Posts

Letter Describing Florida Brigade's Retreat from Gettysburg, 1863

246033
Date
1863-07-22
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Council A. Bryan was born in Washington County in 1830 and moved with his family to Leon County two years later. He served in the military during the 1849 Indian Scare and was Leon County Clerk of Court from 1855-1861. Bryan enlisted in Company C of the Fifth Florida Infantry, known as the Trapier G...
Type
text

Ordinance of Secession

189088
Date
1861
Collection
Florida's Early Constitutions
Description
Following Abraham Lincoln’s election to the Presidency in 1860, Florida Governor Madison Starke Perry issued a proclamation calling for a convention to determine whether Florida would withdraw from the United States. Elected delegates convened in Tallahassee on January 3, 1861, and ultimately pass...
Type
text

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 Baker County

321077
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Baker County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Bradford County History

321081
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Bradford County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

A Confederate Soldier Hanged as a Spy, pamphlet

326637
Date
1906
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Full title reads: "A Confederate Solider Hanged as a Spy at Barrancas, Florida, During the Civil War Had Narrow Escape. Was Saved by a Yankee Sergeant Who Throught They Had Wrong Man. Rev. J. T. Mann, of Fitzgerald, Ga., who is not in Pensacola, Reslates Story of his experience."
Type
text

Dixie County Historical Records Survey

321098
Date
1937-04-07
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Dixie County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

History of Gilchrist County

321105
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Gilchrist County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Oaths of Loyalty to the United States of America

257176
Date
1865-05-31
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Restoring the Union following the destruction of the Civil War proved to be an enormous task. Several questions emerged in the wake of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in April 1865; namely, the pace and scope of reintegrating former rebels and Confederate states back int...
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

200,000 Photographs

326626
Date
2017-04-25
Collection
Blog Posts

Millard Caldwell Inauguration Program

297426
Date
1945-01-02
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Program for the inauguration of Millard Caldwell.
Type
text

Letter from John Blunt to William S. Pope, May 3, 1833

255636
Date
1833-06-03
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Creek Indian society underwent significant changes in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Among these were the introduction of African slavery, the movement of some individuals away from communal property and towards private land ownership, and the emergence of nativist religious leaders committ...
Type
text

St. Vincent Island

321976
Date
2016-04-18
Collection
Blog Posts

The Dixie Highway Comes to Florida

321979
Date
2016-05-10
Collection
Blog Posts

U.S. Coast Survey, Florida Peninsula, 1862

323165
Date
1862
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage

Quincy Goes Better with a Coke

324844
Date
2017-01-24
Collection
Blog Posts

Historical Sketch of Hernando County

321112
Date
1936-11-25
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Hernando County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Lanark by the Sea

274027
Date
2015-01-09
Collection
Blog Posts

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

Steamboat Company Documents, 1885, 1887

246039
Date
1885
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Hubbard L. Hart was a native of Guildford, Vermont who was born on May 4, 1827. In 1852 he moved to Savannah, Georgia, and opened a stagecoach line that carried U.S. mail. Three years later he moved to Florida and opened a similar line linking Palatka and Tampa. By 1860 he had built a wharf at Palat...
Type
text

A Brief Account of the Saint Johns Railway of Florida, 1961

318829
Date
1961
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Booklet by Greville Bathe entitled "A Brief Account of the Saint Johns Railway of Florida." The booklet explains the history of the Saint Johns Railway Company of Florida, and includes drawings of scenes along the railway. Included at the end are an advertisement for the line and a "special limited ...
Type
text

Petition to Establish the East Florida Seminary in Alachua County, 1852

246021
Date
1852
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
Florida’s need for a system of higher education was recognized as early as 1828, when Governor William Pope DuVal called for the creation of a seminary or college within the territory. However, the Legislature did not act upon the idea until 1851, when the General Assembly passed a bill authorizin...
Type
text

Historical Sketch of DeSoto County

321097
Date
1939
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of DeSoto County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

Historical Sketch of Wakulla County

321165
Date
1942-03
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Wakulla County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text

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