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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 The materials had previously been separated from the Historical Documents Collection.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: Letter to Lloyd Mintum, 1836Add to your cart.
Dade Massacre, Seminole War
Folder 2: Acosta, F. N.: Letter to Dr. G. W. Van Vleck, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Armon, Clara.: Deed of Conveyance to Henry Ferris, 1834Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Backus, Electus: Documents, 1838-1840Add to your cart.
Seminole Wars in Florida (notes, drawings, maps)
Folder 5: Baldwin, J.: Invoice, 1839Add to your cart.
Seminole War
Folder 6: Barker, Martin: Letter to General Jones, 1841Add to your cart.
Fort Dallas
Folder 7: Baron, Charles: Receipt, 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Beaujean, Captain Rufus W.: Diaries, 1888-1895Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Beaujean, Captain Rufus W.: Diaries, 1888-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Blair, Montgomery: Letter to Simon Cameron, 1861Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Broward, N. B.: Seaman Filibusters in Cuba, 1905-1909Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Brown, Thomas: "Acts of Violence at Key West Directed against Spanish Subjects", 1849-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Call, Richard K.: Letter Draft to George Graham, 1830Add to your cart.
Investigating the Spanish land grants: draft of a letter in which Call reported on his mission to Havana as assistant U.S. counsel in the cases of the Arrendondo and Forbes land grants made by Spain prior to cession. After some lenghty litigation the government  would eventually lose, but Call has here claimed success in his efforts to discredit some of the grants to influential traders, in accordance with American aims. His letter goes to the heart of the subject of land ownership that has in one way or another always been vitally connected with the state's history and very existence.
Folder 14: Call, Richard K.: Letter to C. C. Clay, 1836Add to your cart.
Seminole War
Folder 15: Cape Florida Lighthouse Supply Document, 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Cape San Blas Lighthouse Notice, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Catts, Sidney J.: Autograph, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Chaires, Benjamin: Letter to Sullivan and Barbour, 1835Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Chester, Peter: Land Warrant, 1779Add to your cart.
Governor of West Florida during the American Revolution
Folder 20: Cooke, Anson J.: Letter to Wife, 1849Add to your cart.
Fort Dallas
Folder 21: Croom, W.W.: Letter to Hardy L. Croom, 1836Add to your cart.
Seminole War
Folder 22: Dade, Francis Longhorne: Poem and Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Duval, William P.: Letter to Andrew Jackson, 1824Add to your cart.
Territory of Florida
Folder 24: Eaton, John Henry: Letter to the Director of the United States Branch Bank, Washington, 1828Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Edmeston, Sir Robert: Letter to Thomas Fowler, 1787Add to your cart.
Claims in East Florida
Folder 26: Fairchild, David Grandison: Letter to Mr. Leyshon, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Farragut, Rear Admiral David: Naval Order, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Flagler, Henry Morrison: Letter to Jos. Richardson, 1905Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Flamingo Films: Record of Organization, 1933Add to your cart.

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