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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 218 Collections and/or Records:

James Thomas O'Neill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 077
Abstract

Account papers, correspondence, and legal documents pertaining to the legal and business practices of James T. O'Neill. Collection offers descriptions of plantation management, legal suits, and estate management.

Dates: 1812-1887

James W. Herron Letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: PKY 88.004; 88.006
Abstract

Letters of James W. Herron, a Pensacola resident, from 1856 and an engineer's letterbook from 1848-1852.

Dates: 1848-1856

Jane Hiers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0621
Abstract

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, committee notes, and other records related to Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, and local politics in Gainesville and Alachua County created by Gainesville local community activist Jane Hiers.

Dates: 1955 - 2004

Jerald T. Milanich Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 221
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, research materials, and various collected publications of Jerald T. Milanich.

Dates: 1963-2004

Joe and Dorothy Hartzer-Corcoran Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0505
Abstract

Correspondence of the Hartzer-Corcoran family including letters and postcards that describe life in North Central Florida.

Dates: 1943 - 1979

John A. H. Murphree Files Regarding the Virgil D. Hawkins Case

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0390
Abstract

Case files belonging to Florida Circuit Judge John A. H. Murphree concerning the 1956 Supreme Court Case Virgil Hawkins v. Board of Control regarding the admission of Virgil Hawkins, a Black man, as a law student at the all white law school at the University of Florida. Murphree was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to act as commissioner on the case and gather information for the Florida Supreme Court ruling.

Dates: 1956, 1978

John A. Kirkpatrick Collection Relating to Florida Nurseries

 Collection
Identifier: MS 250
Abstract

Original letters primarily from Arcadia, Pomona, Interlachen and Glen St. Mary's Nurseries to John Kirkpatrick.

Dates: 1894-1903

John Anderson Papers Relating to Ormond Beach

 Collection
Identifier: MS 270
Abstract

Personal papers and correspondence on John Anderson and others (such as William Fagen, J.A Bostrom, and Samuel Anderson) associated with Ormond Beach and Volusia County, Florida.

Dates: 1869-1910

John H. Duncan and Thomas B. Green Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0333
Abstract

John H. Duncan (1855-1929) was a prominent New York architect and Thomas B. Green (1888-1963) was his chauffeur and mechanic. Items in this collection include photographs and associated items that highlight early automobile touring in the United States as well as military service during World War I.

Dates: 1899-1939; Majority of material found within 1903-1925

John Henry Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 023
Abstract

Papers relating to the feasibility of constructing a canal across the Florida peninsula, by consultant to the Canal Authority of the State of Florida.

Dates: 1940-1974