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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

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 The materials had previously been separated from the Historical Documents Collection.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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[Box 8: Albert J. Wilcox collection],
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[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Box 12],
[Box 13],
[Box 14: 1992-1993],

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: McNicoli, Robert Edwards: "Miami and Latin America", 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Milton, John: Script Money, 1836Add to your cart.
State of Florida pledging state public lands
Folder 3: Morgan, Lieutenant Edwin A. (addressee): Letter, Garey's Ferry, East Florida, 1838Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mosley, William: Letter to T.J. Chace, 1847Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Munroe, Kirk: Letter to Ford T. Mass, Coconut Grove, Florida, 1899Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Nest, J. P. van: Letter to Wife, Fort Barrancas, Florida, 1865Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Newport, E.F.: Diary, 1883Add to your cart.
Diary of a trip from Lane Park to Lake Okeechobee, Florida
Item 2: Newport, E.F.: Letter to Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Orlando, Frank and Jerry Black: "Classification in the Juvenile Court: The Delinquent Child, the Child in Need of Supervision", 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Payne, George: Letter to H. W. Pierce, 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Penman, James: Letter to Captain Bissett, 1779Add to your cart.
Raid of the Spanish privateer on the East Florida plantations
Folder 11: Philips, W.H.: Letter to George McRoy, 1841Add to your cart.
Alachua County
Folder 12: Piper, Thomas: Letter from D.H. Taft, 1838Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Piper, Thomas: Affidavit, 1842Add to your cart.
Alachua County
Folder 14: Ramsden, F.: Letter to Robert Ramsden, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Rathorne, William R.: Letter to R. T. Kipam, 1838Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Reid, Robert Raymond: Letter to Joseph McCants, 1840Add to your cart.
Indian Key Massacre
Folder 17: Richardson, J. B.: Letter to Marcia Richardson, 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Right of Way for the Florida Southern Railway Company, 1881Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Riley, James Whitcomb: Letter to Charles Deering, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Ring, Barbara T.: Letter to University of Miami Board of Regents, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Ringgold, George H.: Letter to Colonel Larned, 1850Add to your cart.
Fort Dallas
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Item 1: Robinson, Michelle LeJeune: Letter, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 2: Our Trip to Florida" from Diary of Frances C. Henkel, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "The Sea Breeze," v.1 no.5, Disston City, Florida, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Seward, William H.: Letter to S. Cameron, 1861Add to your cart.
Key West
Folder 25: Sewell, John: Letter, Miami, Florida, circa 1890sAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Stribling, Admiral C. K.: Naval Order, Key West, Florida, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Taylor and Brooks: Letter to Sullivan and Barbour, Apalachicola, Florida, 1835Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Taylor, Zachary: Letter to General Jesup, 1827Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Taylor, Zachary: Letter to General Jesup, 1838Add to your cart.
Seminole War
Folder 30: Taylor, Zachary: Letter to Alexander Macomb, 1839Add to your cart.
Seminole War
Folder 31: Taylor, Zachary: Letter to Colonel Davenport, 1839Add to your cart.
Seminole War
Folder 32: Taylor, Zachary: Letter Signed to General Jones, 1839Add to your cart.
Seminole War
Folder 33: Thomas, Lorenzo: Signed Orders, 1861Add to your cart.
Fort Pickens Invasion
Folder 34: Turner, Cecil C.: Speech, "Changes in South Miami", 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Dykisha Potter ENG105 Final PortfolioAdd to your cart.
A series of essays about the Wynwood Art District of Miami
Folder 36: Neal, John: Souvenir Program of the Union Saint James Baptist AssociationAdd to your cart.

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[Box 11],
[Box 12],
[Box 13],
[Box 14: 1992-1993],

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