Category Archives: Florida

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Records, 1900s-1950s

Creator: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
Collection number: 4572
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Abstract: The Atlantic Coast Line was based in Wilmington, N.C., and possessed rail that ran through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. The Atlantic Coast Line later formed part of the CSX Transportation System. The collection contains Continue reading Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Records, 1900s-1950s

H. B. Croom papers, 1822-1838.

Creator: Croom, H. B. (Hardy Bryan), 1798-1837.
Collection number: 3772
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Abstract: Croom, native of North Carolina, botanist, planter in Gadsden County, Fla., died with his immediate family in a shipwreck. Papers gathered in the course of litigation over Croom’s estate, consisting chiefly of his correspondence, including Continue reading H. B. Croom papers, 1822-1838.

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Continue reading Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

Markham, Leigh, Durham, Lloyd, and other families papers, 1712-1966.

Creator: Booker, Elsie H., collector.
Collection number: 4580
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Abstract: Elsie H. Booker (1923- ) of Durham County, N.C., collector of antiques, artifacts, and family papers. Papers of various families. Series 1 Markham, Leigh, and related families: Continue reading Markham, Leigh, Durham, Lloyd, and other families papers, 1712-1966.

Branch family papers, 1788-1919.

Creator: Branch family.
Collection number: 2718
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Branch family included John Branch (1782-1863), governor of North Carolina, U.S. representative and senator, secretary of the Navy, governor of the Florida Territory, and a planter in North Carolina and Continue reading Branch family papers, 1788-1919.

William Asbury Whitaker papers, 1596-1957.

Creator: Whitaker, William Asbury, 1883-1960.
Collection number: 3433
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Abstract:William A. Whitaker was a chemist; business executive; and collector of art, autographs, literary and historical manuscripts, and rare books. The collection consists of manuscripts collected by Willaim A. Whitaker. Among them are materials pertaining to British and Spanish colonial America; the Revolutionary War, including correspondence of General Continue reading William Asbury Whitaker papers, 1596-1957.

W. N. Sheats papers, 1872-1922; 1949 (bulk 1911-1922).

Creator: Sheats, W. N. (William Nicholas), 1851-1922.
Collection number: 2999
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Abstract: Correspondence, 1911-1922, of William N. Sheats, Florida superintendent of public instruction, 1893-1905 and 1913-1922, with Florida politicians, educators, campaign workers, Continue reading W. N. Sheats papers, 1872-1922; 1949 (bulk 1911-1922).