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07. P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History

 Classification
Identifier: 07
Florida History major manuscript collections include the papers of many prominent political and social leaders, as well as the papers of civic, trade and social organizations. Many of the manuscript groups contain business records as well as photographic materials that document the state's agricultural, environmental, military, and social history (the citrus, cattle, and naval stores industries; Seminole Wars; ethnic relations; immigration; etc.). Please note that a separate list exists for the Florida History Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection.

Found in 204 Collections and/or Records:

1912 Florida Tourist Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: PKY 88.047
Abstract

Photo album containing photographs of a trip from New York to Florida. Examples include Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Tampa, Orlando, and Washington D.C. There are 74 photos, one map of Florida rail lines, and two souvenir prints of Virginia.

Dates: 1912

1920s Florida and Cuba Tourist Photos

 Collection
Identifier: PKY
Abstract

58 Photographs of Florida landmarks taken on a trip through Florida to Cuba. Examples include Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, and Havana.

Dates: 1920 - 1929

1920s Florida Photo Album

 Collection
Identifier: PKY 88.048
Abstract

Photo album containing 113 photos depicting Florida landscapes. Examples include St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Palm Beach.

Dates: 1920

A. Quinn Jones Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 245
Abstract

The collection documents the life and career of African American educator, A. Quinn Jones, his wife Frederica Jones, and the African American community in Gainesville, Florida, concentrating on Lincoln High School and the Greater Bethel AME Church.

Dates: 1901-2007

Abram Ormsbee Blanding Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 007
Abstract

Diaries, ledgers, daybooks, memorandum, family correspondence, and essays of Abram Ormsbee Blanding, M.D., New England physician and Florida farmer.

Dates: 1845-1881

Achille Murat Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 276
Abstract

Correspondence between Achille Murat and Comte Thibaudeau on various topics, including Murat's life in Florida, his views on American government, and observations of American life.

Dates: 1822-1841

Al Burt Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 269
Abstract

Subject files, background notes, interviews, talks, and copies of articles and columns from the noted Miami Herald journalist Al Burt, author of Becalmed in the Mullet Latitudes, Al Burt's Florida, Tropic of Cracker, and other works.

Dates: 1948-2009; Majority of material found within 1961-2007

Alachua County Abstract Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 001
Abstract

Business records of the company. Includes correspondence, tax bills, receipts, and notices concerning lands in Alachua County.

Dates: 1874-1930

Albert DeVane Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 212
Abstract

The Albert DeVane Collection represents a portion of the papers and photographs of a historian who focused his life on Seminole Indian culture. The writings and photographs in the collection center around Seminole Indians from the Brighton Reservation.

Dates: 1950-1966

Albert Hazen Blanding Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 008
Abstract

Albert Blanding's papers span much of his life in Florida, in both military service and in civilian life. Blanding was a General in the National Guard as well as a member of the Florida Board of Control and State Plant Board of Florida.

Dates: 1888-1961