John Parkhill papers, 1813-1891.

Creator: Parkhill, John, 1786-1856.
Collection number: 1826
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Abstract: Irish immigrant; banker of Tallahassee, Fla. Business papers and family correspondence of Parkhill, a native of Ireland who moved from Richmond, Va., to Leon County, Fla., in the 1820s and worked as a postmaster at Tuscawilla and a banker in Tallahassee. There are also papers and letters of some of Parkhill’s sons and daughters. Included in the collection are deeds; travel accounts, Virginia to Florida, 1821 and 1827; biography and family history of John Parkhill; letters from sons at Centre College, Danville, Ky.; letters from son George Washington Parkhill (1822-1862), physician, Florida state legislator, and Confederate officer, to his wife, written primarily while he was stationed at Evansport, Va., in the months prior to his death in battle; and letters from James Page, a former Parkhill family slave, 1866- 1875.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights:  The collection contains a series of letters from ex-slave James Page to Miss Harriet Parkhill (Folders 9 and 10).