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Florida Documents collection, 1777-1979 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Laura Capell

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Collection Overview

Title: Florida Documents collection, 1777-1979Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: ASM0567

Extent: 13.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Florida Documents Collection contains correspondence, diaries, military orders, invoices, receipts, and other documents related to various aspects of Florida history dating from 1777-1979.  Topics covered include, but are not limited to the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, Fort Dallas, the Indian Key Massacre, Alachua County, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, politics, land, and travel.

The collection also contains six diaries on 19th century community development in Florida authored by town developer, carpenter, handyman, and Civil War veteran Capt. Rufus W. Beaujean of Melbourne Beach in Brevard County, Florida. The diaries provide details of the many aspects of his work to develop his new community, repairing the boats of named neighbors, and socializing with, and executing chores for, named male and female residents.

Subject/Index Terms

Florida - Description and travel
Florida - History
Florida - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida - Race relations
Seminole Indians - Florida

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Florida Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2011 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Related Materials: See also the Florida Photograph Album Collection (ASM0286), Florida Photograph Collection ( ASM0300) and the Florida Postcard Collection (ASM0299).

Preferred Citation: Florida Documents Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: The collection was reprocessed by Laura Capell in 2011. The materials had previously been separated from the Historical Documents Collection. New acquisitions are periodically added.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by Beatrice C. Skokan, 2011 and 2012.


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Item 1: Miami High School Scrapbook, 1938Add to your cart.
Bound scrapbook full of images, programs, and newspaper clippings centered around their football team and its vast accomplishments.
Item 2: Archive of Letters Detailing Life in Florida During the Depression, 1932-1934Add to your cart.
From St. Petersburg, Florida, 1932-1934. Seventeen letters composed in pencil on lined paper, described by vendor as, "An entertaining group of letters from a woman named Nell to her friend Gertrude. Nell and her husband are snow birds traveling to Florida from Massachusetts in the winter time and renting a bungalow in St. Petersburg. Her letters are chatty and quite informative, reflecting the era she is writing, filled with references to the Depression, flappers, prohibition, music, segregation, etc. She is a great observer and offers detailed descriptions of the people she has become acquainted with as well as details regarding St. Petersburg itself and newsworthy events in the city." -Denning House Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts

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