Collection ASM0567 - Florida Documents collection

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ASM0567

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Florida Documents collection

Date(s)

  • 1777-1979 (Creation)

Extent

15 Boxes

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The Florida Documents Collection contains correspondence, diaries, military orders, invoices, receipts, and other documents related to various aspects of Florida history dating from 1777-1979.  Topics covered include, but are not limited to the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, Fort Dallas, the Indian Key Massacre, Alachua County, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, politics, land, and travel.

The collection also contains six diaries on 19th century community development in Florida authored by town developer, carpenter, handyman, and Civil War veteran Capt. Rufus W. Beaujean of Melbourne Beach in Brevard County, Florida. The diaries provide details of the many aspects of his work to develop his new community, repairing the boats of named neighbors, and socializing with, and executing chores for, named male and female residents.

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This collection is open for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Florida Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2011 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

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  • English

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Selected materials from this collection have been digitized.

https://merrick.library.miami.edu/specialCollections/asm0567/

Related archival materials

See also the Florida Photograph Album Collection (ASM0286), Florida Photograph Collection ( ASM0300)and the Florida Postcard Collection (ASM0299).

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