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John Herbert Peck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms 079

Scope and Content

The collection consists of historical manuscripts by Peck, some family correspondence, clippings, and documents. Manuscript topics include the Spanish American War, early settlements in Florida and Georgia, and the treatment of Austrian Protestants by Roman Catholics. Some of the manuscripts have the by-lines Gravenstein Peck and Radcliffe Peck. Their relationship is known. Although in some of the materials Peck purports himself to have been in Cuba serving with the rebels at the time of the Spanish-American War, the papers primarily relate to his time in, and events in Tampa during the war.

Dates

  • Circa 1898

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in St. Mary's Georgia, served as a Merchant seaman; and died in Tampa.

Extent

1 Linear feet (3 Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Papers relating to Peck's activities in Tampa, Florida, during the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Gift of his daughter, Cecilia Peck Jones Angell.

Title
A Guide to the John Herbert Peck Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
Date
March 2005
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755