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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 215 Collections and/or Records:

Duvall Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0568
Abstract

Letters from Alma and Ralph Duvall in St. Augustine, Florida to their daughter Glorian at the Lasell Seminary School in Newton, Massachusetts during the 1927 winter season. The correspondence provides a detailed account of the Duvall's Florida adventures along with ample advice and direction to their boarding school daughter.

Dates: 1927 January 15-April 8

E. A. Cosby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0378
Abstract The E. A. Cosby Collection dates from 1936 to 2010 and contains the papers of Dr. Edgar Allen Cosby, a dentist, University of Florida Professor, amateur photographer, and prominent member of Gainesville’s African American Community. The collection includes materials documenting his professional life as a dentist, his activities in the Gainesville community, personal and family life, involvement with the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and numerous photographs (including prints, negatives,...
Dates: 1936 - 2010

E. Ashby Hammond Papers Regarding the Medical Profession in 19th Century Florida

 Collection
Identifier: MS 298
Abstract

Biographical summaries created by E. Ashby Hammond in preparing his book, The Medical Profession in 19th Century Florida: A Biographical Register.

Dates: Not dated

Earl W. Edwards Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0429
Abstract

A printed transcript of Colonel Earl W. Edwards' participation in World War II with the 22nd Infantry Regiment.

Dates: 1935 - 1955

Education in Florida Subject Files

 Collection
Identifier: MS 149
Abstract

Subject files created by Howard Jay Friedman during his service with the Florida Department of Education, primarily news clippings pertaining to public education in Florida.

Dates: 1947-1978

Edward T. Keenan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 059
Abstract

Notes of Seminole War fort locations; photocopied originals of scouting reports, diaries, correspondence from the National Archives and typed transcriptions; photos of Seminoles. Compiled by Edward T. Keenan and Thomas Brown.

Dates: 1835-1960

Edward W. Lawson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 061
Abstract

Lawson was a prominent amateur historian in the St. Augustine Historical Society. The collection contains his research, correspondence, unofficial society meeting minutes, and assorted legal documents.

Dates: 1566-1960; Majority of material found within 1929-1960

Edythe Stuart Floyd Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 326
Abstract

Papers and personal correspondence between Edythe Stuart Floyd and family members and friends of the Floyd family of Marion County, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine, who were intermarried with the Whitsett family of southern California. Letters from Albert W. Gilchrist form part of correspondence.

Dates: 1850-2014; Majority of material found within 1900-1950

Effie Knowles Case Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 146
Abstract

Case records related to The Seminole Indians of Florida v. The United States before the Indian Claims Commission. Specifically, these records pertain to a 1976 petition for attorney fees to be awarded to Effie Knowles.

Dates: 1936-1978

Election Returns by County in Florida

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 026
Abstract

Election returns copied from courthouse records and newspapers.

Dates: 1960-1972