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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 The materials had previously been separated from the Historical Documents Collection.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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Folder 1: Newspaper: The Carpetbag Express. See Dick Run. Republican Convention Protest Magazine.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Magazine: Unconventional News. Protest Publication of the Miami Convention Coalition and Youth International PartyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: E.J.E Cowell's Journal Of a Trip to North America, 1885Add to your cart.
Typed record of the journal of E.J.E. Cowell (excluding the first 31 pages of the journal). Details a caribou hunting trip in Canada, a trip from Washington D.C. to Savannah, various adventures in Florida, and a trip up the St. John's River.
Folder 4: Diary of Mary Bigelow Smith on Cruise, 1907Add to your cart.
"'Diary of Mary Bigelow Smith on Cruise on Mr. W.L. Mellon's Yacht, Vagabondia, April 2nd to April 18th 1907' Manuscript Diary of a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Socialite which includes a 16 Day South Florida Cruise" --Between the Covers
Folder 5: Travel Journal: Thomas J. White of Newark, N.J., 1877Add to your cart.
"Ownership signatures on front and rear free endpapers ('Carrie Lee White' and 'Mrs. T.J. White'), and initials ('T.J.W') on the last leaf of text. Although two female ownership signatures appear, it seems that this is a journal of a man, almost certainly that of Carrie Lee White's husband, Thomas J. White ... the diarist has utilized the first 62 pages (over 10,000 words of easily readable script) to document the journey" to Florida in February and March in 1877. The last pages are "brief daily notes of what occurred in the week following the conclusion of the formal and more detailed journal." --Between the Covers
Folder 6: Newsclippings, 1883-1996Add to your cart.
Various photocopies of old newsclippings from the 19th and 20th century featuring local Floridian articles.

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