Archive for the ‘Florida’ Category

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

November 21, 2011 Comments off

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 Read more…

H. B. Croom papers, 1822-1838.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

Sylvan Meyer papers, 1940-1988.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Meyer, Sylvan.
Collection number: 4639
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Abstract: Sylvan Meyer (1921- ) of Gainesville, Ga., and Miami Beach, Fla., journalist; editor of the Gainesville Times, 1947-1969; the Miami News, 1969-1973; and Miami Magazine, 1975-1987; Read more…

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

Robert Raymond Reid diary, 1833-1835.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Reid, Robert Raymond, 1789-1841.
Collection number: 1263
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Abstract: After a political and judicial career in Georgia, Robert Raymond Reid (1789-1841) was appointed judge of the Superior Court in the Eastern District of Florida in 1832. He was a member Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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: Read more…

Branch family papers, 1788-1919.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

William Asbury Whitaker papers, 1596-1957.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

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 Read more…

Stetson Kennedy papers, 1936-1978.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Kennedy, Stetson.
Collection number: 4193
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Abstract: Stetson Kennedy was employed in the 1930s by the Florida office of the Federal Writers’ Project as a folklorist. He went on to write many articles and books on folklore and on Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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, Read more…