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Guide to Researching in Florida's Colonial Papers: British Source Materials about Florida (1763-1815)

By Jason Zappulla and James Cusick

Guides to Various Collections

The War of 1812 and the Spanish Floridas

American Loyalist Claims

Searching Books for British Colonial Florida

Digital or on the Web

Joseph Byrne Lockey Collection

Joseph Byrne Lockey Papers at the University of Florida

Joseph Byrne Lockey Papers at the University of California, Los Angeles

Joseph Byrne Lockey (1877-1946) was a native of Jackson County, Florida, and a prominent professor of history at UCLA.   He maintained a lifelong interest in Latin America and in the Spanish borderlands, including Florida.  He retired to Florida in 1945, thinking to begin a series of books documenting the late colonial period of his home state.  He died before finishing the first volume, which was completed and published posthumously.  His collection of papers, held at  both UCLA and the University of Florida, includes transcriptions, translations, and photocopies from British, Spanish, and U.S. archives. Series 1 contains Spanish records, while Series 2 contains British records. The British records in particular are well-annotated, and useful for researchers seeking an overview. Papers in Series 2 include Admiralty papers, Foreign Office papers, War Office papers, and others. For more information, see the finding guides.

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