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07. P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History

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:

United Nations Association of the United States of America - Gainesville Chapter Records

Identifier: MSS 0537

Meeting minutes, newsletters, treasurer reports, photographs, awards, and other records produced by the Gainesville, Florida Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

Dates: 1961 - 2021

Verne Lester Harper Papers

Identifier: MS 299

Correspondence and other papers pertaining to Verne L. Harper's activities with the United States Forestry Service, the International Union of Societies of Foresters and the University of Florida.

Dates: 1936-1980

Virgil Miller (Red) Newton Papers

Identifier: Ms 074

Papers and scrapbooks relating to Newton's career as managing editor of the Tampa Tribune (1943-1964).

Dates: 1950-1965

William Davenport Papers

Identifier: Ms 022

Two small pocket diaries and personal and official correspondence of Davenport, who saw service in Florida during the Second Seminole War.

Dates: 1835-1842

William E. B. Hayman Sketches

Identifier: MSS 0585

This collection of personal drawings documents four years that the artist William E.B. Hayman spent in St. Augustine and Deland, Florida. Unknown until this collection appeared, Hayman was one of the artists who worked on the rotunda of the Ponce de León Hotel, now Flagler College. He later bought land and built a house in St. Augustine.

Dates: 1884 - 1887

William Sherman Jennings Papers

Identifier: Ms 058

Papers relating to Florida Governor William S. Jennings, his political and business dealings, and to his role in the drainage of the Everglades.

Dates: 1877-1928

William V. Chappell, Jr. Congressional Papers

Identifier: MSS 0329

William V. Chappell, Jr. served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida's 4th congressional district from 1969 to 1989. He was defeated in his 1988 reelection campaign and died in Bethesda, Maryland on March 30, 1989. This collection documents Chappell's congressional tenure.

Dates: 1969-1988

Zephaniah Kingsley Collection

Identifier: MS 234

Philip S. May's compilation of research on Zephaniah Kingsley, a wealthy and prominent Florida slave trader and plantation owner. Includes copies of records pertaining directly to Kingsley, newspaper articles, and microfilm concerning the Kingsley Plantation.

Dates: 1812-1946; Majority of material found within 1812-1843