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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 The materials had previously been separated from the Historical Documents Collection.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: The Right To Vote, 1957Add to your cart.
Southern Newsletter Volume 2, number9. Louisville, KY: the newsletter. Begins with a three-page report from Florida, where Bernard Raymund says the state legislature 'threw its supreme spasm of hatred" in resolutions against federal troops in Little Rock.
Folder 2: Stonewall: Annual Report 2000, Library and Archives, 2000Add to your cart.
"Preserving Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Culture Since 1973"
Folder 3: Let Freedom Ring, 1969Add to your cart.
Typescript :"Let Freedom Ring" telephone service,( together with associated materials). Sarasota, FL. Assemblage of over 200 scripts for the weekly service, each a single sheet of varying size. "Let Freedom Ring" was a network of automated telephone messaging stations headquartered in Sarasota. The scripts, attacking issues such as Nixon's weakness in the face of Communist treason, Soviet hands behind the civil rights movement, Kissinger's traitorous internationalism, the evils of welfare, anti-American betrayals of Christianity, etc.
Folder 4: Diary of Lietenant Walter McFarland, 1860-1863Add to your cart.
Diary of Lietenant Walter McFarland of the Union Corps of Engineers, stationed at Fort Pickens, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Though Florida seceded in January 1861, Fort Pickens remained in Union hands throughout the war, one of the few Southern military posts to do so. The Union soldiers at Pickens and other Southern points were a constant source of irritation to the Confederacy, as well as an important support to the union naval blockade which isolated the South from the rest of the world, and strangled its commerce. McFarland describes the activity of this blockade in his diary, as well as time spent in New Orleans aboard a ship anchored in the Mississippi River channel, helping to form a blockade there.
Folder 5: Diary of E.J.E. Cowell, 1885Add to your cart.
Diary of an English traveler's journey to the United States and Canada. His voyage included an extensive stay in Florida, and in the diary he describes such activities as hunting alligators in the swamps near Jacksonville. He also details the murder of an African-American orange grove worker that he witnessed in Interlachen, Florida. Other destinations on his voyage that are described include Quebec, New Orleans, Yosemite and Hawaii.
Folder 6: Newspaper:This Week in Venice, 1926Add to your cart.
editions May 1926-August 1926
Folder 7: Newsletter: The Gainesville Iguana. Contains articlesabout the notorious presidency of Richard Nixon, a failure of the New York Times and Sun to detail the full scope of American healthcare, the growing support for an end to the blockade of Cuba, and other current issues, May/June 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Documents for The Haitian League: The Haitian Diaspora Unity Congress. Includes meeting notes, a record of a speech given by President Clinton to the Congress, and documentation of many of the Congress' accomplishmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Pamphlet: Should an Avowed Roman Catholic be Elected President of the United States?Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letter to Ulysses Grant, 1866Add to your cart.
"A letter to future President Ulysses Grant as Commanding General of the United States Army. It was from two Florida politicans, defending Salisbury, North Carolina Confederate prison commandant John Gee shortly before he went on trial for murder and war crimes. Gee would be exonerated on all seven courts." -Staurt Lutz
Folder 11: Letter to Elizabeth Fleming, 1910Add to your cart.
"Holograph letter from Governor Gilchrist to Elizabeth Fleming, daughter of Governor Fleming. Gilchrist asks Ms. Fleming to christen the Battleship Florida. She did christen the ship." -David McCord
Folder 12: Broadsides/ Cartoons: "Can Standard Oil Land the Trust's Candidate?"Add to your cart.
Content directed at the Republicans, Flagler, and the Times Union.

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