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FLORIDA HISTORY RESOURCES: Additional Materials

Materials from the Miscellanous Manuscript Collection

The call numbers for items listed here may be found by searching the online database for the Florida Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection.  All materials will be pulled upon request at the rare books and manuscript room, Special Collections, George A. Smathers Library, East.  Materials are non-circulating and must be used in the reading room.   Please confer with the archivist on duty if you need to make copies.

 


Individual letters, Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection

 

Box Number:
Description: Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870. - Letter to General Phelps. Pensacola. Dec. 1, 1862.
 
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Description: Allen, William S. - Letter to his father. Key West, Florida. Dec. 1, 1862. Also letter to M.A. Key West, Florida, Aug. 24, 1868.
 
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Description: Drew, Columbus, 1820-1891. - Letter to Reverend E.K. Smith. Jacksonville, Florida. May 26, 1861.

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Description: Noble, William R. - Letter to J.P. Hatch. Magnolia, Florida. September 4, 1864.

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Description: Skipper, J.W. - Letter to Messrs. McKesson and Robins. Newport. May 26, 1861.
 
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Description: Bright. - Letter to Messrs. Campbell, Longe, and Abercrombie. Pensacola, Florida. May 30, 1861.
 
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Description: Adams, H.A. - Letter to General Braxton Bragg. U.S. Frigate, Sabine, off Pensacola. May 13, 1861.
 
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Description: Bailey, C.F. - Letter to his mother. Chattanooga, Tenn. Sept. 21, 1863.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Florida infantry, 6th regiment // Florida infantry, 7th regiment
 
Box Number:
Description: Davidson, Robert Hamilton McWhorta, 1832-1908 - Letter to his wife. Knoxville, Tennessee. January 9, 1863. Letter to his son. Washington, D.C. November 1, 1877.
Keyword: KEYWORDS - Quincy--History // Civil War

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Description: Dawkins, James B. - Letter to General Joseph Finegan. Gainesville, Florida. March 22, 1864.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Bailey, James B. // Finegan, Joseph T. // Civil War

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Description: Hammond, B.F. - Letters to his family. 1863-1864.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War // Correspondence

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Description: Maxwell, David Elwell, 1843-?? - Letters, 1862-1863. Photographs, obituary, and miscellaneous.
Keyword: KEYWORDS - Gainesville-History // Civil War // Pictures // Correspondence

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Description: Pasco, Samuel, 1834-1917. - Letter to General Winder. Camp of 1st and 3rd Florida Regiment. November 16, 1863.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Poole, W.G. - Report of the Florida Battalion in the Battle of Shiloh. April 12, 1862.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Florida infantry, 1st regiment, 1861-1862 // Civil War // Shiloh, Battle of

Box Number:
Description: Stratton, J.A. Capt. - Letter, on board U.S. Continental. Jan. 26, 1863.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Key West-History // Civil War // Naval operations // Continental (ship)

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Description: Ward, Elizabeth. - Letter to husband, Michael Ward. Pensacola. June 2, 1861.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War // Ward, Michael

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Description: Waters, Washington. - Letters to his wife. Marianna, Florida. 1863, Dec. 23, 1864, May 11, regarding desertions
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War

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Description: Barr, W.F. - Letter to S. Bleckley. Culpepper, South Carolina. August 21, 1861.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Bleckley, S. // Civil War--Medical & Sanitary affairs // Medicine

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Description: Civil War, Letter written by James, a Confederate soldier, to his sister, Nancy. Raleigh, North Carolina. April 9, 1865.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War

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Description: Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869. - Letter to son James D. Washington, D.C. Feb. 17, 1863.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War // St. Augustine--History

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Description: Summer, A.G. - Letter to E. Houston. Long Swamp, Florida. March 23, 1864.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War // Houstoun, Edward // Marion County

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Description: Chamberlain, Valentine - Letters: October 10, 1862, Hilton Head, S.C.; February 18, 23, 1863, Fernandina, Florida.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War // Jacksonville--Description // Mayport // St. Augustine // St. Johns River--Description // Sawmills

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Description: Brown, Col. P.P., Jr. Letters (5) to his wife regarding Civil War in Florida. Includes March 1, 1864, alarms in Jacksonville after Union defeat at Battle of Olustee.


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Description: Smedly, Isaac, to "Friend Ed." March 28, 1862, long letter describing life in Jacksonville during Union occupation.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War // Jacksonville

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Description: Clinch, Duncan. - Copy of letter to his sons describing life on their two plantations during the Civil War and eulogizing his wife, April, 1887, Incochee Plantation. Damaged Copy.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- U.S. - History - Civil War - Personal Narrative // Reconstruction // Plantations

Box Number:
Description: Sheldon, George. - Letter to his mother. Camp A Fla., Virginia. Oct. 21, 1861.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War

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Description: Yearty, Jacob. - Letter to his parents. Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sept. 22, 1863.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Chickamauga, Battle of // Civil War

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Description: Foster, John Gray, 1823-1874. - Letter to General Sheridan. Tallahassee, August 6, 1865.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Marvin, William // Sheridan, Philip H. // Civil War // Military correspondence

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Description: Memminger, Christopher Gustavus, 1803-1888. - Letters to A.B. Noyes, Collector of Customs St. Marks, Fla. April 21, 1861- Aug. 30, 186?; C.G. Memminger was Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate States of America.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Blockade // Civil War // Confederate States of America // Noyes, Alonzo B. // Correspondence

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Description: Farrand, Ebenezer. - Letters to A.B. Noyes. St. Marks, May 20, 1861 - August 23, 1861.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Cedar Key // Lighthouses // Noyes, Alonzo B. // Civil War

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Description: Armstrong, James, 1794-1868. - Letters to C.S. Norton, Comdg. U.S.S. Albatross. Commandant's Office, Navy Yard, Pensacola, Florida. April 25 & 28, 1865.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Asboth, Alexander Sandor, 1811-1868 // Milton, Florida // Norton, C(harles) S(tuart) // Pensacola // Civil War--Naval Operations

Box Number:
Description: Hobart, Edwin. - Letter to Major [????], New Orleans, Sept. 12, 1865.
Keyword: KEYWORDS - Civil War
 
Box Number:
Description: Wright, John B. - Letters to wife, May 16, 1862; June 13, 1862.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War-Personal narratives
 
Box Number:
Description: Milton, John, 1807-1865. - Letters as Governor, 1862-1864. Copies of letters to Jefferson Davis, Stephen Mallory, Gen. Beauregard and others. Also an executive document attesting to the loyalty of William Miller, July 20, 1863.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Confederate States of America // Civil War // Miller, William // Governors // Correspondence

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Description: Berryman, Sarah K. - Copies of letters and testimonials of her husband's records. Lt. Comm. Otway H. Berryman U.S.A.; first Naval pension granted a Civil War widow. Battles of Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Letters of commendation.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Berryman, Otway H., Sr. // Jonett, James E. // Civil War // Saint, Daniel // Santa Rosa, Battle of, 1861 // Correspondence

Box Number:
Description: Boye, Christian, 1817-1862 - Letter to his son, Frank Henry Boye. Sept. 23, 1862. [Confederate view point].
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Key West--History // Morgan, James S. // Slavery


Box Number:
Description: Ponce, W.G. - Letters to Frank [?] from St. Augustine, no dates. [Confederate viewpoint].
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Fleming's Island // Huston, George // Civil War--Personal narratives // Confederate States of America

Box Number:
Description: Rawls, C.C. - Letter to Governor F.P. Fleming. Dew, Texas, June 22, 1903.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Fleming, Francis Philip, 1841-1908 // Florida infantry, 2nd regiment // Gettysburg, Battle of // Perry Brigade // Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Thompson, J.J. - Letter to Captain David E. Maxwell. Arredondo, Florida. Oct. 24, 1893. [Confederate point of view].
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Maxwell, David Elwell, 1843 // Civil War--Personal narratives // Confederate States of America

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Description: Thompson, John James. - Letter to F.P. Fleming. Gainesville Florida. Oct. 10, 1904.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Fleming, Francis Philip 1841-1908 // Skeats, W.N. // Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Wood, Dallas. - Letter to sister, Louisa A. Nixon, wife of James J. Nixon. Dalton, Georgia. Dec. 25, 1863. -Confederate point of view].
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Nixon, Louisa A. // Civil War--Personal narratives

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Description: Beard, Charles. - Letter to Gov. Grancis P. Fleming accompanying Beard's written recollection of the Battle of Natural Bridge. August 7, 1905.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Fleming, Francis Philip, 1841-1908 // Florida Military Institute // Natural Bridge, Battle of, 1865 // Civil War

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Description: Benjamin, Judah P., 1811-1884. - Letter to James R. Anderson. Richmond, Virginia. March 12, 1862.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Anderson, James R. // Confederate States of America // Firearms // Civil War 

Box Number:
Description: Hilton, R.B. - Letter to James S. Herron. Richmond, Va. March 20, 1863.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Herron, James S. // Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Jenckes, Harriet B. - Letters to Mary Martha Reid. St. Augustine, Florida. January 7, March 10, May 26, 1862.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War // Reid, Mary Martha, 1812-1894 // St. Augustine-Description // Correspondence

Box Number:
Description: Reynolds, Charles Bingham. - Letter to C.O. Reynolds (father) May 21, 1866.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Bailey, Theodoras (Admiral). - Letter to Commander T.H. Stevens concerning mutinous seamen. Key West. June 1, 1863.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War--Naval Operations // Blockade

Box Number:
Description: Burritt, S.L. - Letter to Capt. Thomas H. Stevens describing Jacksonville during the Civil War. Feb. 12, 1864.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Stevens, Thomas H. // Blockade // Civil War--Naval Operations // Jacksonville--History

Box Number:
Description: Hatcher, H.K. Admiral - Letter to Commander T.J. Stevens concerning the U.S.S. Oneida. Pensacola Bay. July 13, 1865.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War // Navy vessels // Ships

Box Number:
Description: Nicholson, Commander J.W. - Letter on board Smith, St. Augustine to Thomas H. Stevens concerning gun boats on the St. Johns River. March 18, 1862.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War--Naval operations


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Description: Thomas, Lorenzo, 1804-1875. - Letter to Col. Harvey Browne concerning the attack of rebels around Pensacola. Washington, D.C. Dec. 20, 1861.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Browne, Col. Harvey // Pensacola--History // Civil War // Ft. Pickens

Box Number:
Description: Ward, George T. - Letter concerning the Confederate Congress. Richmond, Va. Jan. 17, 1862.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Secession // Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Carson, Lewis David, 1834-1894. - Letter to his mother, Nov. 27, 1864. Bound with: Carson, Robert - Letter, March 6, 1863.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Dickison, John J. - Letter to Captain M.G. Barth. Gainesville, August 17, 1864.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Alachua County-History // Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Hentz, Charles. - Letters to his cousin written from Quincy, 1865: June 17, Oct. 6; 1866: Dec. 30.  Keyword: KEYWORDS - Quincy // Civil War // Gadsden County

Box Number:
Description: Hentz, Thaddeus W. - Letter to Paul Willard concerning his imprisonment during the Civil War. Nov. 14, 1864.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War--Personal narratives // Marianna // Jackson County
 
Box Number:
Description: Branch, James O. - Letter to Paul Willard concerning the poems written by Mrs. Hentz during the Civil War. Tallahassee, January 5, 1867.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War // Leon County--History // Tallahassee

Box Number:
Description: Sherman, General William T., (1820-1891). - Letters to Mrs. Robert Anderson. 1864, 1865.
Keyword: KEYWORDS - Civil War
 
Box Number:
Description: Murray, S.J. - Letters (3): 1862: April 9 - Goldsboro, N.C.; June 15 - Richmond, Virginia; Sept. 29 - Camp Bunker Hill, Virginia.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War 

Box Number:
Description: Howe, Gile. - Letters (6) 1863-1864.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War--Personal narratives // Correspondence

Box Number:
Description: Fleming, Margaret Seton, 18?-1877. - Documents (9) (petitions, depositions, letters) concerning Hibernia, plantation on the St. Johns River. 1864-1876. Originals & transcriptions.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Hibernia // Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Griffin, Len M., 1829-1891 - (5th Ga. Cavalry). Letters (2): 1861: April 3. Ft. Barancas; July 28. Richmond, Va.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Gommelion, A.F. - Letter to Rogero. (Battle: Cold Harbor, Virginia) 1864, June 7. Original, 1 page; Typescript, 3 pages; edited, 10 pages.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War--Personal narratives

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Description: Blakeman, J. Henry 1850?-? - Letter to Mother. 1867, July 30, Palatka. Xerox.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Civil War--Personal narratives

 Box Number: 87
Description: Dunham, David R. - Letter to Gen. Thomas Brown. 1860, 27 Dec. St. Augustine.
Keyword: KEYWORDS -- Secession // Brown, Thomas // Civil War

Box Number:
Description: Brown, Thomas, 1785-1867. - Letter to David R. Dunham. Tallahassee. 1861, Jan. 3.
Keyword: KEYWORDS - Secession // Civil War
 

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