John C. Pace Library Special Collections Department
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There are a number of different collections : Manuscripts; Newspapers; Bibliography of West Florida; Rare Books; Photographs; and Maps. The staff is very helpful! Dean DeBolt heads the department and his assistant is Katrina King. Dean said, when asked if there was anything more to say, "You might add that for any questions whatsoever--about visits, hours, questions about items in the list, etc.--simply contact me or send e-mail."
Special Collections and West Florida Archives
John C. Pace Library
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
Tele: 850-474-2213; Fax: 850-474-3338
The following is a list of their manuscripts. (Manuscript is the term used for a collection of materials including any of the following: manuscripts, typescripts, publications, brochures, maps, photographs, books, drawings, personal papers, or other items.)
You will need to search the list so you may get an idea of what is available. Then, when you are at the library, you will need to go to an inventory for further definition of the selected manuscript. Once you have decided which items you need, the staff will bring them to you from the special storage rooms.
Abercrombie, Lelia (b.1892) Letter on the illness of her father, Capt. J. Ed. Abercrombie, April 1, 1924, withdrawal from race for Pensacola Harbor Master and endorsing Capt. H. T. Hansen for the position.
10 items (photocopies). Originals owned by Miss Edna Hansen.
Action '76Records, 1971-1976, of the Pensacola-Escambia County Bicentennial Committee, including publications, newspaper clippings, audiovisual materials, correspondence, research files, and other materials concerning community activities to celebrate the American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976.
7.45 c.f. Gift of James Jesse.
Adams, John Quincy
A.L.S., July 3, 1823 to John B. C. Lucas of St. Louis, Missouri, appointing him a commissioner to ascertain claims and titles to lands in West Florida and requesting that he travel to Pensacola.
2 leaves, photocopy. Original owned by the Missouri Historical Society.
West Florida Collection No. 97.
Aerial Map CollectionPhotographs, blueprints, and related pictorial works consisting of aerial maps of areas of West Florida. Holdings are listed on the collection inventory and subject access is available.
Partly uncataloged. Gift of various donors and agencies, including the West Florida Regional Planning Council.
Alabama Department of Archives and HistoryPhotocopy typescripts of materials concerning Pensacola, Florida, including a diary of Edward Randolph, 1818, concerning the Indian War in West Florida; a travel account of Thomas Stocks, 1819, (Georgia to Pensacola and return); a letter of Henry Hunt, Fort Pickens, to Braxton Bragg, April 23, 1861; and letters of Mark Lyons, 1861-1865, a resident of Pensacola who saw service in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Mobile, Alabama.
200 leaves (1 folder).
Alabama PapersCollection of Alabama-related materials; includes A.L.S., Israel Pickens, Governor of Alabama, February 4, 1823, recommending Col. Benjamin S. Smoot as Naval Agent in Pensacola; a history of Flomaton, Alabama by Korrie Brown; and published materials concerning Daphne, Fairhope, Bay Minette and Mobile, and other south Alabama towns, formerly part of Spanish West Florida.
23 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of various donors.
Alba, PeterEarly settler of Spanish Pensacola, and Pensacola Mayor (1823-24; 1830-1833).
Deeds and legal papers, 1817-1821, with other family papers and a deed to lands in Millview.
16 items (part photocopies). Gift of Mrs. Richard Egan.
Alger-Sullivan Historical SocietyResearch files, 1986-1989, to support nomination of the Alger-Sullivan Company in Century, Florida, as a historic site; includes newspaper clippings, a history of Century by Rebecca Degan, nomination forms, and bylaws of the Alger Sullivan Historical Society.
1 folder (70 leaves).
West Florida Collection No. 557.
Alger-Sullivan Lumber CompanyLedgers, letterbooks, and other business papers, 1900-1957.
The company, one of the largest industries in West Florida, was founded by Russell A. Alger (1836-1907), Secretary of War in the McKinley cabinet, and Martin H. Sullivan (d. 1911) of Pensacola. The name of the town of Century, Fla., derives from the date of the company's founding. Includes letters of Alger, 1900-1901; papers on Company lands in Florida and Alabama; and maps and blueprints of property, 1911-1965. Also miscellaneous papers relating to the
Republican party and the Presidential election of 1964, with lists of voters in northern Escambia County; and papers and printed materials relating to the Southern Pine Association, 1915-1936.
345 volumes, 381 items (5.02 c.f.). Gift of Mr. H. M. Dozier.
Allen, Stephen DecaturSurveying notes, Sept.-Oct., 1907, of lands in northern Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, and in southern Alabama. With road surveys taken near Bluff Springs and at various points near Jay.
1 volume (photocopy). Original in possession of Mr. M. L. Hall.
American AlmanacsCollection of almanacs, 1856-1865 including runs of Ayer's American Almanac, B.A. Fahenstock & Co.'s, John P. Morton & Co.'s Western Farmer's Almanac, Merchant's Gargling Oil Co.'s, Moffat's Almanac, Morton & Griswold's Western Farmer's Almanac, and some issues of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1872-1888.
73 items. Gift of Dr. Ralph Birdwhistell.
American Association of University Women. Pensacola BranchCorrespondence, scrapbooks, minutes and other papers relating to the history and civic activities of the organization, 1926-1972.
2.34 c.f. and 18 scrapbooks.
American Business Women's Association. Pensacola ChapterRecords, 1962-1982, including correspondence, minutes, newsletters, scrapbooks, and materials from the National American Business Women's Association.
1,198 items (1.23 c.f.). Gift of Eve Windsor.
American Red Cross. Pensacola ChapterOrganization papers and minutes, 1917, with notes of activities in the chapter's first year of operation.
1 item (photocopy). Original in possession of the Chapter.
American Sunday School Union PapersPhotocopies of reports of West Florida missionaries of the American Sunday School Union, 1882-1905, including Rufus D. Burrows, W. F. Watts, A. T. Sims, C. J. Hammitt, and G. E. Mize. The reports concern travels through West Florida, Sunday Schools visited or established, statistics such as enrollment, names of churches and ministers, and related data.
82 items. From the American Sunday School Union Papers (MF).
Accession M1982-03 SC.
Anderson, Edward CliffordPortions of a diary, 1844, relating to his experiences with the U. S. Navy along the Florida coast, including references to Jonathan Walker's imprisonment at Pensacola.
1 microfilm reel. From the Anderson papers, University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill.
Anderson Family PapersPhotographs and personal papers, 1828-1931, of the Anderson, Craig, Hargis, Holden, Kryger, McConaughy, and Pape families of Mobile, Alabama; Pensacola, Tallahassee and Deland, Florida. Includes records concerning Dr. Warren E. Anderson and early hospitals in Pensacola including St. Anthony's Sanitarium and the Pensacola Infirmary among others, and early nurses training under F. Elizabeth Crowell. Detailed inventory and alphabetical name index available.
179 items (.9 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. William K. Beard.
Apalachicola, FloridaGeneral papers, including extracts pertaining to the community from Florida newspapers, 1821-1860; materials on the Bay City Packing Company; a census taken in 1884-1885 by City Marshal Patrick Lovett, with typescript by Mrs. Rose Gibbons Lovett. Also microfilm copy of City minutes and other papers, 1871-1891; including record of cattle brands, 1874-1880, and cemetery burial permits, 1856-1885.
12 items (photocopies), and 1 microfilm reel. Gift, microfilm by Samford University from originals in possession of Mrs. R. G. Lovett.
West Florida Collection Nos. 125-128, and Microfilm No. 175.
Archives of the Spanish Government of West FloridaPrepared by the Works Progress Administration of Louisiana in 1940, and edited by Mary Claire Berthelot, these are typescript translations, in 8 volumes of a group of Spanish West Florida archives, comprising 18 bundles or volumes deposited in the 19th Judicial District Court, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The original Spanish manuscripts in the 18 volumes are reproduced on microfilm reels 198-205 (8 reels) of the Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection.
This set may be similar to Microfilm No. 285 (see entry no. 629, this guide) which is similarly described as "Archives of the Spanish Government of West Florida." However that set consists of twelve reels and claims to be typescript translations of 19 bound volumes of Spanish documents.
Microfilm, 6 reels.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm Nos. 216-221.
Archivo General de Indias (AGI).This collection is the most important archives in Spain for research on the Floridas and Louisiana under Spanish dominion. Individual manuscripts are grouped in bundles known as legajos, and hundreds of legajos and thousands of individual manuscripts from the Archivo are available in typescript, photocopy, and microfilm throughout the United States. Special Collections has scattered legajos and documents on microfilm and in photocopy form in the Panton, Leslie and Company papers and in the Panton, Leslie, and Company microfilm research collections. Other collections available include:
AGI. Calendar of the Papeles de Cuba, 1781-1821.A card catalog of 60,000 cards calendaring photocopies drawn from the Papeles de Cuba section of the Archivo General de Indies; the photocopies are owned by the University of Florida, Gainesville. Covers the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean and North America, 1760-1821. Arrangement of the calendar is chronological.
12 microfilm reels.
Microfilm No. 901.
AGI. Papeles de Cuba.Transcripts of Legajos 1568A-B and 1570A relating to affairs in West Florida, 1810-1811.
28 items (photocopies). Originals in possession of the Library of
Congress; gift of Dr. A. B. Thomas.
AGI. Stetson Collection, 1512-1783.A card catalog of 14,000 cards calendaring a collection of photocopies drawn from the Archivo General de Indies, documenting Spanish activity in the in the Southeastern borderlands. The Stetson Collection of photocopies is owned by the University of Florida, Gainesville.
3 microfilm reels.
Microfilm No. 903.
Askew, Reubin O'Donovan (b. 1928)Program of a dinner honoring Governor Askew, Scenic Hills Country Club, April 2, 1975, sponsored by Pensacola Chamber of Commerce.
1 piece. Gift of Mrs. William Woolsey.
Association BooksBooks owned and used by notable West Florida individuals or families, or which in themselves offer evidence or act as an artifact documenting an event or milestone in West Florida history. Many items bear inscriptions, autographs, and bookplates. Includes 180 volumes, circa 1750-1850 from the library of Francisco and Fernando Moreno; volumes from the Knox Hill school (1840s) of Walton County; the personal library of Florida Governor Sidney J. Catts; and other items.
Owners include Gustave and J. Newton Axelson, William H. Chase, Occie Clubbs, Samuel French, Gilberto Guillemard, C. J. Heinberg, James N. Hyer, Valentine King, C. E. McDougall, Martin McVoy, Stephen R. Mallory, Jr., Esther, Mary, and John Newton, Desiderio Quina, Oliver J. Semmes, Silas Stearns, Francis Taylor, Harry Toulmin, W. H. Watson, Joseph M. White, Julia J. Yonge, and others. A detailed inventory is available in the Special Collections Department.
Ca. 300 items. Gift of various donors.
Association of Upper-Level Colleges and UniversitiesRecords, 1970-1972, consisting of the files of Peter Perceval, Director, UWF University Relations, and Executive Secretary of the Association. Includes correspondence, planning files for the International Conference held at UWF in 1970, and related materials concerning the Association.
455 items (.7 c.f.).
Axelson Family PapersThe Axelson Family Papers, 1849-1944, comprise personal and business records for Presbyterian minister John Newton (1814-1893); his daughters Mary and Esther; his son-in-law, a ship's captain, Gustave Axelson (1858-1910); his grandson, John Newton Axelson (1896-1964) of Pensacola, Florida; John D. C. Newton, and related members of the Axelson and Rogers families of West Florida. The papers include letters, account books, photographs, scrapbooks, school papers and copybooks, real estate and post office records, and related materials about life in Eucheeanna, Mary Esther, DeFuniak Springs, Knox Hill, Milton, and Pensacola, Florida.
Reverend John Newton's papers cover his life as a teacher at Knox Hill Academy (1849-ca. 1863); the Civil War in Florida; his travels as a Presbyterian minister in California, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Florida (1863-ca. 1870); his private school at Mary Esther, Florida (1870-1888) with ministerial records of baptisms, marriages, and his activities with the Florida Chautauqua, in real estate, and as postmaster at Mary Esther (1871-1890).
The papers of Gustave Axelson, 1888-1911, a ship's captain, include account books and shipping records for trips along the Gulf Coast and Caribbean with letters to his wife, Esther Newton, and children describing sea life and the ports at Pensacola, Mary Esther, Key West, Key Largo, and Jacksonville, Florida as well as Baltimore, New Orleans, Cuba, Belize, and cities in the Yucatan Peninsula; his son's letters, 1913-1918, tell of John Newton Axelson's life as a student at Washington and Lee University and at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and military camp in Kentucky in 1918.
749 items (1.4 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Louise Axelson.
Azalea Garden Club PapersRecords, 1951-1969 including minutes, financial reports, membership lists, newspaper clippings, photographs and scrapbooks. Includes information on history of organization since its formation in 1932.
111 items (.34 c.f.) and 2 scrapbooks. Gifts of Mrs. George Yarbrough, Mrs. Mary Johnston, Mrs. Guy E. Yaste, and Mrs. Hacker.
Baars Family PapersPersonal papers and business records, 1857-1960, of Henry G. S. Baars, his wife, Mary Elison (Minnie) Dunwoody, and their four children: John Ernest, Theodore Dunwoody, Henry G. S., and Annie E. Baars, of Pensacola, Florida. Records include correspondence, ledgers, photographs, maps, genealogy, and related records documenting family life and the professional life of Henry Baars, an exporter of lumber and timber, a real estate developer, and as vice-consul for the Austro-Hungarian Empire at Pensacola.
Papers include abstracts, contracts, deeds, land patents, land maps, maps of the Pensacola wharf area and various Spanish land grants, stock certificates, tax records, and other business records for the Baars & Caldwell Realty Company, Baars & Hudson Export Company, Baars Air Field, Baars Export Company, Baars-Caldwell-Freeman Company, Bagdad Shipbuilding Company, Baylen Street Wharf, Bermancald Land Company, Christ Episcopal Church, Cordova Bridge, Cordova Park, Dunwoody-Aiken Towboat Company, Garcon Point, Gulf Export Company, Gulf View Heights Company, H. Baars & Company, Lakeview Haven Company, Lakeview Property, Lakeview Streetcar Company, Magnolia Bluff Addition, Maura Place, McDavid-Hyer Company, Metro Hat Works, Palafox Shipbuilding Company, Pensacola Apartment House Company, Pensacola Shipbuilding Company, Richland Farms, and the Silver Shores Hotel Company.
Key correspondents include Reverend Henry C. Blandford, Annie E. Baars Blandford, John A. Merritt, and Alexander and Mary D. Stoddard. Other materials include reminiscences and memoirs of Bryan Dunwoody, and of "Will" Jones Dunwoody (1895) on the Civil War, and minutes of the Pensacola City Council, 1948-1949.
A detailed collection inventory and comprehensive index is available in the Department.
4,291 items (8.0 c.f.). Gift of the Estate of Henry G. Baars.
Bailey, Thomas David (1897-1974)Florida Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1949-1965.
Papers, 1939-1974, including correspondence, speeches, photographs, publications, and biographical materials, relating to his activities as Florida Superintendent of Public Instruction, and work on behalf of education, and educational subjects such as desegregation. Includes his acceptance speech upon the dedication of the University of West Florida's first administration/classroom complex (Buildings 10, 11, and 12) as the Bailey Center, October 9, 1966.
About 150 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of Thomas D. Bailey.
Baker-Holt School CollectionMaterials concerning the history and development of Baker-Holt School in Okaloosa County, including publications, grant applications, evaluations, and related materials.
6 items (.35 c.f.).
Baker-Watson PapersFamily papers, 1863-1925, relating to the Baker family of Jackson County, Florida and the William H. Watson family of Pensacola, Florida. Includes land deeds, conveyances, tax receipts, family letters, lineage chart and photographs. Principal correspondents include James L.G. Baker, James L. Baker, Mary Jane Daffin, James S. Baker, William H. Watson, Jr., James B. Watson and Mrs. Elizabeth Dickinson.
41 items. Gift of Mrs. James B. Watson.
Accession M1980-05 SC.
Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, FloridaMinutes, reports and working papers of the Institutional Review Board of Baptist Hospital, 1982- . The committee reviews proposed research that involves human subjects including the use of new technology, lasers, and methodology.
78 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Richard C. Smith.
Baroco, James Herbert (1917-1978)Papers, maps and photographs relating to the Spanish Village on Santa Rosa Island as reconstructed during the Florida Quadricentennial Celebration, 1959.
30 items. Gift of James H. Baroco.
Barrineau, BarbaraPersonal papers 1946-1951, including a scrapbook, publications, commencement and football programs, and other papers reflecting activities as a student at Pensacola High School (1946-1948), as a student nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing (1948-1951) and at Pensacola Hospital School of Nursing Education (1948), and other activities in Pensacola during this time period.
69 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Barbara Barrineau (Mrs. R. W. Schreiner).
Battle, JosephinePostmaster, Warrington, Florida.
Personal papers including photocopies and photographs of biographical information and materials concerning the history of Pensacola Navy Yard and Warrington, Florida.
16 items. Gift of Mrs. John R. Battle.
Accession M1981-30 SC.
Bay County Papers.Collection of materials including manuscripts, photocopies, photographs, maps, and publications pertaining to Bay County, Florida, and to Panama City and St. Andrews Bay. Subjects include St. Andrews Bay Railroad Company (1889-1895), Bay County Chamber of Commerce, Panama City Port Authority, the United States Navy Mine Defense Laboratory, International Paper Company, the Confederate Salt Works, and the United States Naval Coastal Systems, along with other reports and planning documents dealing with the environment, archaeology, history, and local writers.
Selected correspondents and biographical material include Dora Maud Aldridge, Ethel Glass, John W. Askew, George Percy, Angus Laird, Bill Pevey, Jesse B. Hathaway, A. D. Bache, W. A. Brown, and D. K. Middleton.
Users should consult the collection inventory for detailed list of contents, as well as considerable additional material on the County indexed in the Bibliography of West Florida.
60 items (.34 c.f.). Gifts of various donors.
Bay Point Mill CompanyRecords and papers of the Bay Point Mill Company, 1868-1955, including correspondence, contracts, land abstracts, timber deeds, mortgages, vouchers, tax records, account ledgers, letterbooks, code books, legal papers, and minutes of the Board of Directors. Includes some photographs and materials for the Rosasco Brothers company. Subjects covered include lumbering, shipping, the Pine Institute of America, the Florida Land Owner's Association, the Rosasco Brothers Shipping Company, and related operations of the mill in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Some records are in Italian reflecting the work of the Genoa branch of the Rosasco Brothers company.
24 ledgers and 5.53 c.f. Gifts of William S. Rosasco III, and Adelia
Accessions M1979-04, M1979-09, and M1981-44.
Beggs and Lane CollectionRecords, 1906-1930, of the law firm of Blount and Blount and Carter, Pensacola, Florida, predecessor of the firm of Beggs and Lane, comprising case files, correspondence, legal briefs, photographs, abstracts, and other materials concerning the activities of the law partners and clients of the firm. The company was headed by William A. Blount (1851-1820), and partners Alexander Clement Blount, and Francis B. Carter, former justice of the Supreme Court of Florida.
Included among William A. Blount's papers are personal correspondence from family members; genealogical notes; his files on the construction of the Blount Building (1907), and his estate, Sea Marge (1908); his campaign for the U. S. Senate in 1910; some of his work as trustee for the estate of H. M. Flagler and Mary Lily Flagler Bingham, and as attorney for the Florida East Coast Railroad; his work as president of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and his presidency of the American Bar Association, 1920-1921.
The records of the firm are extensive as this firm was the corporate attorney for numerous West Florida businesses including railroad and lumber companies. Select subjects include the American Lumber Company, Bagdad Land and Lumber Company, Birmingham, Columbus & St. Andrews Railroad Company, the Children's Home Society of Florida, Escambia County, the Escambia County School Board, the Escambia Gulf Beach Hotel, the First National Bank of Pensacola, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Duncan U. Fletcher, Florida Chautauqua, Florida Colonization and Industrial Company of Chicago, Forbes Company, German-American Lumber Company, Gulf Power Company, Kupfrian Park Company, Okaloosa County, City of Pensacola, Pensacola Electric Company, Pensacola Electric Terminal Company (Streetcars), Pensacola and Hervey Hotel Company (San Carlos Hotel), Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, South Florida Stores Corporation (Piggly-Wiggly Stores), Tampa Electric Company, and the Valparaiso Development Company.
Other files includes such topics as bank closures, suits to recover Union Army damages during the Civil War, workmen's compensation cases, land boundary disputes, the streetcar strike in 1908, the organization and operation of businesses, and records accumulated by the business and partners reflecting civic and social life in the West Florida region, 1906-1930.
Users are strongly urged to consult the separate index and inventory (150 pp.) to this collection, for there exists material on nearly every issue affecting the West Florida region of the early twentieth century. See also the Alexander Clement Blount papers, and the Blount Family papers, noted elsewhere in this guide.
57,799 items (77.4 c.f.). Gift of the Beggs and Lane law firm.
Belandville PapersBelandville, Florida was situated in northeastern Santa Rosa County, founded by Albert J. Beland, and promoted as a settlement for French-Canadians. Papers include publications, maps, promotional literature, business and personal papers of Beland, and related items.
5 microfilm reels. Originals in possession of Beland Family.
Bellin, Jacques Nicholas (1703-1772)"Observations sur la carte du Golphe du Mexique" [Paris: 1767?], with unsigned manuscript, "Memoire sur la Caroline et le commerce de la France ..." [Charleston: 1786].
2 photocopies. Gift of Mrs. William J. Hudson.
Bennett, Dr. Hite (1927-1988)UWF Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting, 1969-1988.
Personal papers, 1969-1988, including correspondence, committee files, and papers related to his teaching and to the activities of his department and college. Subject files include the Business College Council, the Department of Finance and Accounting, and the Northwest Florida Blood Bank.
738 items (1.40 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Gregory Yost.
Beta Sigma PhiRecords of the Florida Kappa Theta Chapter of Pensacola, FL, 1969-1974, including minutes, attendance registers, financial reports, and other materials about this women's organization.
Accession M1980-13 SC.
Biasco, FrankUWF Associate Professor of Psychology.
Records as a member of the Escambia County School Board, 1976-1980 including minutes, reports, publications, and related subject files.
Provisional description pending cataloging. Gift of Dr. Frank Biasco.
Bibliography of West FloridaThe Bibliography of West Florida is an ongoing project of the Special Collections Department to discover, acquire, and annotate all published materials relating to the West Florida region. Listings include books, journal articles, government publications, technical reports, dissertations, and other kinds of publications covering history, biography, science, the environment, genealogy, literature, and other subjects so long as they reflect some aspect of the West Florida region and its people.
UWF Library Director James A. Servies edited and published Volumes 1-4
in 1981; Volumes 5-8 are edited by Dean DeBolt and additional entries continue to be added. Entries are arranged chronologically by year of publication.
The eight volumes are:
Volume 1 -- Materials published between 1535 and 1915.
Volume 2 -- Materials published between 1915 and 1971.
Volume 3 -- Index to Volumes 1 and 2.
Volume 4 -- Also called supplement; additional entries for the
period 1535-1971, and also covers 1972 through 1981.
Volume 5 -- Newly-found items published between 1535 and 1945.
Volume 6 -- Newly-found items published between 1946 and 1981.
Volume 7 -- Materials published between 1982 and 1991.
Volume 8 -- Additional citations to 1535-1991, and 1992-present.
Nearly all materials cited are owned by the John C. Pace Library, many of them being in the BWF files of the Special Collections Department. Users should consult the indexes for further research information.
Bickford-Jones Memorial Library, Ferry Pass, FloridaManuscript and typescript catalog of the library, 1932-1937. Created by the Ferry Pass Woman's Club (organized in 1909), the original collection was donated by Mrs. Myron L. Bickford and the site by Mrs. Austin Jones. With typescript history of Ferry Pass by Mrs. Georgia Parazine and 1953 newspaper clipping on the Club and Library Association.
2 items (100 leaves). Gift of the Library Trustees.
Biography CollectionsSpecial Collections maintains a Biography Collection consisting of newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, brochures, and other materials about West Florida individuals and families, arranged alphabetically by surname. Includes living and deceased West Florida residents and families. A full index is available in the Department.
675 folders. Various donors.
Blount, Alexander Clement, III (1889-1978)Pensacola Lawyer; Savings and Loan Administrator
Personal and business papers, 1900-1975, including legal case and collection files, 1900-1918, including those as a law agent for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, 1914-1917; real estate transaction papers both as an administrator of real estate and trusts records of organizations and companies where Mr. Blount was an officer or director. These include records of the Bayou Chico Land Company, 1941-1963; the Children's Home Society of Florida, Pensacola branch, 1940-1955; the Crippled Children's Commission, 1930; the Federal Home Loan Bank of Greensboro, North Carolina, 1952-1956; Gulf Power Company, 1950-1968; the Institute of Government, 1946-1948; Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1920-1975; the Pensacola Rotary Club, 1940-1947; the Savage Turpentine Company, 1900-1968; the United States Savings and Loan League, 1944-1950; and the Visiting Nurse Association of Pensacola, 1944-1954.
Mr. Blount's papers include genealogical and biographical material
about the Blount family in Florida and North Carolina, newspaper clippings about A. C. Blount, and correspondence of Mary Ida Saunders, 1914-1918, while a student at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia prior to their marriage in 1917.
8,121 items (7.15 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. A. D. (Edna Ard) Blount.
Blount Family PapersCorrespondence, business papers, maps and family papers, 1726-1965, relating to the Blount family of North Carolina and Florida, particularly William Alexander Blount (1851-1921) and his son, Fernando Moreno Blount (1882-1966), of Pensacola. Includes genealogical papers relating to the Blount family of North Carolina and the Moreno family of Key West and Pensacola.
The papers of W. A. Blount include his letterbooks, 1909-1911, documenting his unsuccessful campaign for election as U.S. Senator; papers relating to the estate of George G. McWhorter, 1890-1896; correspondence with James P. Taliaferro, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Albert W. Gilchrist, Duncan U. Fletcher, and others, touching political and social activities in Pensacola and at the Navy Yard; and documents relating to the settlement of his estate, 1906-1933.
The papers of his son, F. M. Blount, include correspondence with
F. F. Bingham, Millard Caldwell, Scott Loftin, C. P. Mason, John C. Pace, George Smathers, David S. Sholtz, Julien C. Yonge, and others, 1920-1950. A large group of legal papers touches upon the Barella Grant and the Live Oak Reservation, 1828-1936, and includes notes of Joseph M. White, Henry M. Brackenridge, and other owners or claimants. With papers relating to Mr. Blount's architectural and legal practice in Escambia County, especially touching affairs at the Naval Air Station; the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, 1906-1930; the estate of William Fisher, 1919-1938; the Civil Works Administration, 1932-1934; the Pensacola Port Authority and the Santa Rosa Island Authority; 1945-1947; City of Pensacola bonds and finances, 1949-1955; with other family papers, photographs and local maps.
See also Beggs and Lane Collection, and Alexander Clement Blount Papers listed elsewhere in this guide.
6,780 items (7.48 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Fred A. Blount.
Blueprint CollectionIndividual blueprints and architectural drawings acquired by Special Collections are placed in this collection, numerically as received. A full description of each item is listed on the collection inventory, and individual name and subject tracings are made as needed for each accession.
Blueprints and drawings may also be found within manuscript collections, such as family and business papers. Drawings acquired with related documentary materials are normally retained with those collections. Examples of blueprints in the collection include drawings for Sacred Heart Hospital (1962) and the W. C. Payne Medical Arts Building (1974), Pensacola.
Ca. 150 items; partly uncataloged. Gift of various donors.
Boland, John M. (d. 1969)Realtor.
Personal papers, 1919-1969, including correspondence, business records, imprints, legal papers, land maps, plans and photographs relating to his activities as a realtor, including land speculation at Garcon Point, the San Carlos Hotel, Perdido Manor, Gulf Breeze, and Santa Rosa County; with papers relating to his wife, the former Mrs. Anna Shafer (d. 1975), and her satsuma plantation, "Renz Anna," west of Pensacola 1878-1970.
719 items (1.7 c.f.). Gift of the Estate of John Boland.
Bonifay, Inez (d. 1977)Family papers, 1873-1976, including correspondence, photographs, funeral notices, history of Fisher-Pou funeral home, and memorabilia, with additional papers of her brother, Harry Haley, a ship's engineer, including the logbook of the S. S. Hulver, 1927-1928.
316 items. Gift of Mr. Barry Bonifay.
Bonifay Family PapersFamily papers, West Florida imprints and printed ephemera, 1853-1930, including greeting cards, Pensacola postcards, communion record of Walter B. Maher, and photographs of the Apalachicola Northern Railroad, assembled by Mrs. W. W. Kyle.
260 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Inez Bonifay.
Bouquet, Henry (1719-1795)Inventory of personal effects and household goods at Pensacola, Florida, September 4, 1765, prepared by Governor Johnstone and other estate executors; with additional estate administration records.
1 microfilm reel. Original file in British Museum, Add. 21,658.
Panton, Leslie & Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 25.
Bowens Family PapersCorrespondence, 1910-1967, of Domingas Marcella Avery Bowens, Pensacola, her husband, George Bowens, a ship's mate (1920-1940s), and her son, Bertram Bowens, U.S. Army (1945-1950s), with additional letters between the Bowens family members in Maryland and Rhode Island, and the Duarte family of Providence, Rhode Island. Letters concern life in Pensacola, sea trips of George to Europe, Cuba, and other ports, and Army life for Bertram.
276 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Churchill Roberts and Bill Henderson.
Bowles, William Augustus (1764-1805)Letter, October 31, 1799 from Wekiva complaining of the bestowal of Cherokee and Muskogee Indian lands on disbanded Revolutionary War soldiers, violations of Indian treaties in the Gulf states, actions of the Panton, Leslie and Company, and other injustices.
9 leaves, photocopy. Newberry Library copy from AGI series, Seville.
Bowman, Dicy VillarPersonal papers, 1966-1969, of Dicy Villar Bowman, Pensacola, Florida, as a member of the State Courses of Study Committee, Florida Department of Education. Papers include minutes, reports, and materials concerning textbook selection for state schools.
45 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Dicy Villar Bowman.
Boyer, Lucille (1894-1968)Papers, 1903-1966, including correspondence, poetry, a diary, and other materials covering family life, her father Herbert H. Boyer, her brother-in-law Harry Lurton, and her school years at Pensacola High School (class of 1917). With minutes and attendance records, 1960-1969, of The Caxtons, a woman's literary club.
666 items (.68 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Harriet Major.
Brackenridge, Henry Marie (1786-1871)Photocopies of manuscript letters, including a letter to Caesar A. Rodney in 1821 on Jackson's treatment of Governor Callava, as well as letters to his wife Caroline Brackenridge, 1827-1832, written from Pensacola, Tallahassee, Alaqua, the Live Oak Reservation, and other places in West Florida regarding business and legal affairs in the Territory. With draft and final typescript transcripts.
Researchers should also consult books authored by Brackenridge as well as citations in the Bibliography of West Florida.
89 items (.35 c.f.). Originals owned by the University of Pittsburgh Library and the Missouri Historical Society.
Bragg, BraxtonCommander, Confederate Troops at Pensacola, 1861-1862
Microfilm of the Pensacola portion of the Braxton Bragg Papers, 1861, dealing with activities at Pensacola, attack on Fort Pickens, correspondence from Montgomery and Richmond, and other materials relating to the defense of Pensacola.
1 microfilm reel. Purchase, Case Western Reserve Historical Society.
Briggs, WarrenPersonal papers, 1976-1979, including his records as chairman of the task force for Action 76 goal setting (1976-1977) and as coordinator of Citizens Goals for Pensacola-Escambia (1977-1979). The Action 76 papers include materials concerning the celebration of the American Bicentennial in Florida and Pensacola, the development of citizens' surveys, and publications about the Pensacola Navy Yard, British West Florida, and a history of industrialization in Pensacola. Also included are histories of Tate High School, the dedication of Fort George Park, and dedication of the William Bartram marker.
Citizens Goals for Pensacola-Escambia grew out of the Action 76 citizen goal-setting program and attempted to develop long-term goal setting for the area for the next five years. These materials include reports of task Forces in each subject area, newspaper clippings, and final reports, 1977-1979.
125 items (.35 c.f.) Gift of Warren Briggs.
British Museum.Manuscript, journal of an officer who travelled over a part of the West Indies and through North America during 1764 and 1765. Includes extensive descriptions of Pensacola, the forts, Santa Rosa Island, the food, climate, Indians, and trips to Mobile, Alabama (1764).
Microfilm. Original in the British Museum titled "King's Mss. 213."
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 29.
Brosnaham, MaybelleManuscript cookbook, ca. 1920, with 56 photographs, ca. 1920-1940, many unidentified, but one shows Sacred Heart Hospital under construction.
1 volume and 56 photographs. Gift of Mrs. Edna Cobb
Browder, Lloyd Earl (1903-1980)Inventor; Pensacola Real Estate Developer.
Personal papers, 1919-1972 including letters, newspaper clippings, financial and income tax records, and other papers concerning his interests in the Bayside Tourist Park, Bay View Trailer Park, Dead Lakes Fishing Camp, the Santa Villa subdivision, and the Browder Fixture Company in St. Louis.
236 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Richard Merritt, Jr.
Brown, Wallace Neal (1914-1976)Papers relating to Mr. Brown's service in the U.S. Navy, the Civil Air Patrol, and the Pratt & Whitney Company. Includes his flight log book, 1939-1942; log of Torpedo Squadron 85, 1944-1945; and other papers relating to his work at Pratt & Whitney.
92 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of the Estate of Wallace N. Brown.
Brownsville School RecordsParent-Teachers Association records, 1938-1975, including scrapbooks, photographs, minutes of meetings, publications, yearbooks, correspondence and financial records.
18 scrapbooks and 2 boxes (.8 c.f.). Gift of Betty Clark.
Bruce, William GeorgePhotocopies of a diary of a trip south, 1921, and a scrapbook, 1881-1978, of William George Bruce, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin businessman and Pensacola, Florida shipyard owner. The diary documents Mr. Bruce's trip to New Orleans and Pensacola, including the Pensacola Navy Yard, and the Bruce, Ollinger, and Watson families, with photographs. The scrapbook covers newspaper clippings, especially family marriages and deaths, for Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Pensacola, Milton, Bagdad and Blackwater, Florida. Subjects include poetry, yellow fever, race problems, and the Blackwater Academy. A separate index is available.
5 items (.45 c.f.).
Bruington, Lola Lee DanielsOral history interview of Lola Lee Daniels Bruington, of Pensacola, by Sandra F. Whitehead with tapes and typed transcripts. Mrs. Bruington discusses area cemeteries, (especially St. Michaels), the red light district, bootlegging, her work as educator and nurse at Camp Dix, Bellevue Hospital, and at Vassar, and her childhood and life in Pensacola.
4 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Dallas Blanchard.
Bryans, Dr. Herbert L. (1899-1961)Personal and business records including correspondence, reports, minutes, programs, and patient case files. Includes the business records of Bryan's Pharmacy including receipts, narcotic and drug records, and accounting files. The files of organizations include comprehensive records pertaining to Dr. Bryan's service as a member and officer of many key Florida medical associations; these include the American Medical Association, 1928-1956; the Escambia Blood Bank, 1960; the Escambia County School Board, 1914-1951; the Florida Crippled Children's Commission, 1940-1954; the Florida Medical Association, 1926-1961; the Florida Nurses Association, 1950-1957; and the Florida State Board of Health, 1933-1959.
Other organizations and correspondents include the American College of Physicians, 1928-1938, Baptist Hospital, Chemstrand Corporation, Edward J. Kelly (Mayor of Chicago), Oscar G. Mayer, Pensacola Hospital, C. W. Mayo, Sacred Heart Hospital, John C. McSween, the Escambia County Medical Society, Escambia General Hospital, Florida Governors Fuller Warren and LeRoy Collins, the U.S. Public Health Service, and Zelica Grotto, order of Veiled Prophets.
Includes biographical materials of his father, Dr. Robert L. Bryans, and records of the Escambia County Board of Health, 1885-1889, 1931.
4,716 items (7.58 c.f.). Gift of Robert L. Bryans.
Bryans, Dr. Herbert L. (1899-1961)Patient medical records of Dr. Herbert Lee Bryans of Pensacola, Florida. 4,300 items. Restricted access.
Bryars, J. L.Farmer and itinerant preacher; Pine Barren, Florida.
Journals, 1884-1892, with notes of converts at such churches as Beulah Church, Perdido Church, and others in Escambia Counties, Florida and Alabama, and reports to the State Mission Board. With 1865 letter of M. H. Daily, CSA, relating his experiences as a prisoner of war in Maryland.
10 items (photocopies). Originals in possession of Mrs. Lee Gilmore.
Accession M1973-08, folders 19-22.
Buchli, James F.Astronaut; UWF Alumnus
Photographs and artifacts pertaining to his mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, January 24-27, 1985. Materials include photographs of launch and landing, patches flown aboard the spacecraft, and information on the flight crew. Designated mission #51C, this was the 15th flight of the Space Shuttle, and the first Department of Defense mission; the flight was for 48 orbits with takeoff and landing at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
7 items. Gift of James F. Buchli.
Bullard, James G.Letter, April 10, 1861, written to his wife from Fort McRae.
1 piece (photocopy). Gift of Pensacola Historical Society.
Burgoyne, BrucePhotocopies of research files including his translations of the Carl Philipp Steuernagel diary, 1773-1783, and the diary of Philipp Waldeck, both of whom were German mercenaries who saw service in the British Army in West Florida during the American Revolution. Also includes Burgoyne's typescript transcripts in German of the original manuscripts.
10 items (.53 c.f.). Gift of Bruce Burgoyne.
Burke, Yolanda PinneyPersonal papers consisting of photocopies of genealogical information and photographs of family members. Included are the Burke, Clifford, Fell, Mooney, and Pinney families, with additional materials on Thomas J. White, Joseph L. White, Carl Timothy Hoffman, and Robert Fell, a carpenter in the U.S. Navy from 1803 to 1820.
56 items. Gift of Mrs. Yolanda Burke.
Accession M1981-18 SC.
Burrow, Dorothy (1902-1980)Personal papers, 1840-1979, including records as a student, 1916-1919; as a teacher at Pensacola High School, 1928-1967; memorabilia and letters about life at Florida State College for Women, 1919-1923; summer studies at Columbia, 1927; the University of Virginia, 1938; and the University of Wisconsin, 1930. Includes considerable family records of her parents, John McMillan Burrow and Nelle Agnes Barrington Burrow and other relatives including the Anderson, Burrow, Cresap, Pyle, and Vaughn families of Pensacola; the Barrington, Burrow, Conner families of Wabash, Indiana; and the Medbury and Phillips families of St. Mary's, Ohio.
Subject files include the First Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, 1917- 1959, and the hurricanes of 1906 and 1926. Of special note are the letters of two brothers and a nephew of their studies at Annapolis Naval Academy (1920s, 1930s, and 1950s) and subsequent correspondence about life in the Navy, especially the Naval destroyer accident in 1938.
Additional items include a collection of paper dolls, 1910-1918, mostly from the Ladies Home Journal, and small collections of Christmas, Valentine, and Easter greeting cards, 1890s to 1950.
1,489 items (1.5 c.f.). Gift of the estate of Dorothy Burrow.
Busey, Samuel T.Colonel, 76th Illinois Infantry.
Selected diary entries for February 16, 1865 to April 23, 1865 covering his arrival at Fort Barrancas, Pensacola, and the battle at Spanish Fort.
6 leaves (photocopies).
West Florida Collection No. 95.
Butt, Arthur Jordan (b. 1914)Reprints of medical writings, reviews of his published works, and family papers, 1942-1972. Includes printed text of Albert Einstein, Zur Einheitlichen Feldtheorie (1929); medical fee books, 1961-1966; and family papers, 1942-1970.
417 items. Gift of Dr. A. J. Butt.
Butt Family PapersFamily papers, photographs, and genealogical notes of the Butt, Banks, Shephard, and Alston families of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, 1837-1970. With correspondence, railroad ephemera, photographs and other papers collected by A. J. Butt, Sr., former president of Pensacola Hardware Company.
78 items, 12 scrapbooks. Gift of Dr. A. J. Butt, Jr., and Mrs. Katie Butt Houston.
Callaghan, J. E.Correspondence relating to the appointment of Capt. J. E. Callaghan, formerly of the 15th Maine Regiment., as Collector of Customs of the Port of Pensacola, 1889-1902.
5 items (photocopies). Gift of Dr. Ernest F. Dibble.
Campbell, JohnGeneral, His Majesty's Forces in West Florida.
Correspondence, 1779-1781. Typescript transcripts from the Spanish Provincial Records of letters of the British commander of the troops stationed in West Florida.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Acquired from Mississippi Department of Archives and
History, Jackson. Spanish Provincial Records, Record Group 26, Volume 16.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 58.
Campbell, McDonaldCorrespondence and photographs of Miss Campbell's family, Laurel Hill, Florida, 1894-1929. Includes letter, 1908, of her father, A. D. Campbell, to her mother's parents asking her hand in marriage; and photograph of young Effie McKinnon McDonald (1888-1936), later a teacher in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
9 items. Gift of Miss McDonald Campbell.
Campbell FamilyPhotocopies of genealogical charts of the descendants of Daniel Campbell and Jeanette Gillis, Walton County, Florida, prepared by Mark Curenton.
5 items. Gift of Mark Curenton.
West Florida Collection No. 602.
Campbell Family Papers
Educational diplomas, 1899-1933, of Christian C. McDonald and Christian McDonald Campbell for attendance at Palmer College, at Florida State Normal School, and the Okaloosa County public schools in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
5 items. Gift of Miss McDonald Campbell.
Cantonment Rotary Club RecordsRecords and papers, 1948-1991, including correspondence, bylaws, financial statements, minutes, and chapter newsletters. Topics include Cantonment Little Major League and Ephemeral Hospital.
3,526 items (3.15 c.f.).
Carlson, GladysPhotocopies of published genealogical research on family lines written and compiled by Gladys Carlson, Pensacola Florida, including lineage charts, facsimiles of manuscript letters, and related documentation. Family names include Alexander, Barber, Bilyeu, Bird, Brumley, Duckworth, McKnight, Montgomery, Peel, Robinson, Sample, Wallace, and Williams. Places include Lancaster County, Virginia; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; and Cannon County, Tennessee.
7 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Gladys Carlson.
Carpenter, Cornelia BrownPersonal papers, 1840s-1920, including correspondence, newspaper clip-
pings, photographs, and other materials relating to the Brown, Wright, and Carpenter families; with business records of H. T. Wright, Blackwater and Bagdad, Florida, in the operation of Simpson & Company Lumber Mill at Bagdad; additional letters of Gertrude Wright, H. T. Wright, and of R. M. Bushnell, Saybrook, Connecticut. Subjects include life in Pensacola, 1887-1920, and Knox Hill, Florida, 1840s.
168 items (.68 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Cornelia Brown Carpenter.
Carswell, Elba WilsonJournalist; author; folklorist.
Personal papers including research files, writings, genealogical material on the Carswell family, newspaper columns, and other materials. Subjects include folklore, Falling Waters State Park; Washington County, Florida; and Chipley, Florida.
Uncataloged. (5.0 c.f., est.). Gift of Judge E. W. Carswell.
Carter, Dickson H.Pensacola Attorney
Personal papers, 1896-1973, consisting of photographs, correspondence, speeches, and other writings. Includes materials pertaining to Judge Francis B. Carter, including Masonic awards and writings.
Dickson Carter's speeches include talks before the Pensacola Rotary Club, the Men's Bible Classes of the First Methodist Episcopal Church and the Florida State Bar Association. Other topics include Blue Springs (Marianna, FL), the Milton Land and Investment Company, the Pensacola Commercial and Shorthand School, the astronomy libraries of F. B. and D. H. Carter, and the snowfall in Pensacola, December 1943.
30 items (.23 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Francis B. Carter.
Cary Family PapersFamily correspondence and business papers of R. M. Cary & Co., later Cary & Co., Inc., coal and building supply merchants, 1898-1955. Includes financial records and papers of the Southport Lumber Company, 1909-1920, and correspondence of George Archibald Cary (1908-1959), Henry H. Cary (b. 1917), and other members of the family, 1920-1961.
Includes genealogical notes on the Cary and Whiting families of Virginia and Florida; papers relating to the estate of R. M. Cary; and letters relating to such local organizations as the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Navy League, and Pensacola Yacht Club. Also includes papers relating to the election campaign of U. S. Senator George Smathers, 1950.
835 items (1.36 c.f.) and 82 bound volumes. Gift of Mr. Henry H. Cary.
Catholic Reading Rack Apostolate of PensacolaRecords, 1962-1984, including correspondence, minutes, newsletters, financial records, and bylaws. The Apostolate raised funds to purchase and maintain religious and inspirational literature in free reading racks throughout Pensacola. Correspondents and key members include Dorothy Clemente, Jim Dowd, and Archbishop T. J. Toolen, Bishop of Mobile.
365 items (.53 c.f.). Gift of Eve Windsor.
Catts, Sidney J. (1863-1936)Politician; Governor of Florida, 1917-1921.
Personal papers, 1894-1967, of Sidney J. Catts, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and other family members, including correspondence, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, and related materials. Much of the papers concern his term as Governor and activities in the Prohibition and Democratic Parties of Florida.
Although he ran on an anti-Catholicism platform, his tenure as Governor was marked by progressive legislation including prison and mental health reform; Prohibition; inclusion of women in Government and support for Women's Suffrage. He unsuccessfully ran for U. S. Senator in 1920, and again for Governor in 1924 and 1928.
Special Collections also houses a portion of the Governor's Library, 126 books kept intact as part of the Association Books collection.
4,900 items (4.08 c.f.). Gift of the Catts Family.
Cazenave, John B.Abstract, undated, of the Cazenave grant, Pensacola, transcribed and translated from "Spanish Plat Book," by Fernando Moreno. With copies of two maps of the property.
3 piece (photocopy). Gift of Mr. James Polk.
Census RecordsThe Special Collections Department has Population Schedules on microfilm of United States Censuses for Florida, 1830-1920, as well as a number of other Southern states and adjacent parts of Alabama. These schedules are arranged by year of the census, state, and county, and give details of people residing in these areas. A complete list of holdings is available in the Department, as well as a number of published indexes to various states and years. In addition, for West Florida, a number of early censuses of population prior to 1830 also exist. See especially William S. Coker and C. Douglas Inglis' Spanish Censuses of Pensacola, 1784-1820 (1980) and Coker's "Religious Censuses of Pensacola, 1796-1801" in Florida Historical Quarterly (July 1982).
Chamarro, Edgar (1931- )Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United Nations; Director, Nicaraguan Democratic Force (FDN); UWF Visiting Professor.
Photocopies of research files and records, 1981-1987, concerning Nicaragua, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional), the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (Contras), La Prensa (newspaper), the Chamarro family, and the covert and disinformation activities of the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency in Nicaragua on behalf of the Reagan Administration.
155 items (.9 c.f.).
Chamberlain, WilliamMusician; singer.
Papers, 1927, 1942-1959, including letters from John Frenkel, Sr., of WCOA radio, and programs of musical events in churches in which Mr. Chamberlain sang.
25 items. Gift of Mrs. William Chamberlain.
Chapman, Alvan Wentworth (1809-1899)Botanist.
Personal papers, 1859-1868, including his photocopy manuscript "Catalogue of Southern Plants" which was published in 1860, and correspondence concerning his appointment and work as Collector of Customs for the District of Apalachicola, 1866-1868.
25 items (photocopies). Originals owned by the New York Botanical Garden Library and U. S. Treasury Records, National Archives.
Accession M1974-18 SC.
Chase, William H.Engineer, Pensacola Forts.
Letters, 1829-1836, sent to the Engineering Department by Captain William H. Chase, from Pensacola, Florida and New Orleans, concerning the construction of Fort Pickens, and similar Gulf Coast forts.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals in National Archives.
Cherokee NationProclamation, "By the United States in Congress," forbidding all unwarranted intrusions onto Cherokee lands, September 1, 1788.
1 piece (photocopy). Original in possession of the Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Chester, PeterLetter, May 28, 1778, to Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Louisiana, seeking support and restitution for attacks by rebels made upon British ships and inhabitants of West Florida.
Microfilm. Original in British Museum, Add. 24,322.
Panton, Leslie & Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 25.
Chester, PeterD. S., November 5, 1776, Pensacola, Florida. Partly printed order to survey a plantation of 600 acres "back and east of Thompson's Creek" for Robert Farmar, Pensacola, Florida, November 5, 1776. Order given to Elias Durnford, Surveyor. Signed by Peter Chester, Thomas Livingston.
1 item. Purchase.
West Florida Collection No. 463.
Christ Church, Pensacola, FLEpiscopal Church, Diocese of Florida.
Records of the Church and Parish, 1832-1833, 1842-1964. Includes Parish registers, 1842-1964, with name index, 1824-1927, 1949-1957; baptisms, 1842-1849, 1851-1864, 1870-1889; registers of communicants and confirmations, 1842-1855, 1883-1889, 1957-1961; marriages, 1843-1890; 1928-1956; and funerals or burials, 1842-1889. Also includes Vestry minutes, 1854-1926; and financial
accounts, alms received, offerings for the poor, and expenditures for church furnishings, 1842-1856. Includes records of Rectors Reverend David D. Flowers, J. J. Scott, Charles Forte Peake, and of Reverend Francis Huges Rutledge, Bishop of Florida, and additional church publications and records,
With minute books of Mollie Dorr Roberts Chapter, Daughters of the King, 1893-1921; Christ Church Service League, 1924-1934; the 4th District Episcopal Church Florida Women's Auxiliary minutes, 1931-1941.
Also includes registers of St. Katherine's Church, Pensacola, 1904-1934,
and records of Christ Church operating in exile during the Civil War as Church
of the Holy Comforter, Montgomery, Alabama, 1862-1865.
.7 c.f. and 2 microfilm reels. Originals in possession of Christ Church.
Church HistoriesSpecial Collections maintains a comprehensive general collection for the filing of materials relating to West Florida churches and religious bodies. These include bulletins, newsletters, programs, publications, church histories, microfilm of records which can include baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records, minutes of associations and assemblies, annual reports, and similar records. Files are maintained by denomination, city, and name of church.
Occasionally if the files of a particular church become large enough, they are cataloged as an individual collection; examples of these are listed throughout this Guide. Some church publications and serials such as published histories and annual reports of denominations such as the Pensacola Bay Baptist Association, may be located in the Rare Book Collection.
Users should check the collection inventory for this collection, as well as the index to this Guide, the Special Collections Card Catalog, and the Bibliography of West Florida under the names of denominations and the names of individual churches.
City DirectoriesA key source of information on people, businesses, street names, and addresses are city directories. Published annually and biannually, these are invaluable sources of genealogical, historical, and social information as well as providing information on the growth of cities, economics, and business history. Special Collections maintains a collection of city directories for all cities of West Florida for which directories have been published. For example, city directories for Pensacola are available for 1886, 1892, and 1900 to the present. A supplemental source are telephone books which are collected by the Department and kept by city and date.
Claiborne, John Francis Hamtrack (1809-1884)Historian, newspaper editor, U.S. Representative from Mississippi.
Letterbook, Book E consisting of historical letters collected by Colonel Claiborne of the early Spanish and Mississippi territorial period, 1790s-1820.
Contents are described in an inventory at the front of the microfilm; subjects include the laws of the Mississippi Territory and Alexander McGillivray.
Microfilm, 2 reels. Originals in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm Nos. 79-80.
Clemente, DorothyPersonal papers consisting of her records as costume designer for the 1939 Pageant of Pensacola, and for the 1950 to 1972 Fiesta of Five Flags festivals, 1950-1972, in Pensacola, including sketches, designs, costume drawings with samples of material, photographs, newspaper clippings and related memorabilia. Includes a scrapbook of WCOA radio program covers.
624 items (.23 c.f.) and 23 portfolios/scrapbooks. Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Clemente.
Cleveland, Larkin (1873-1953)Journalist and Newspaper Editor
Scrapbooks and papers, 1922-1953, including newspaper articles by and about him, collections of his "Uncle Cleve" columns, biographical material and other clippings from the DeFuniak Herald and Pensacola Journal, 1922-1953.
Writing from his newspaper office (The Temple of Truth) in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, "Uncle Cleve" was known throughout the South for his wit and humor and long-running feuds with other newspapermen carried out through the editorial pages of numerous West Florida and Southern newspapers.
14 items (8 scrapbooks & .68 c.f.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Moffett.
Clubbs, Occie (1888-1971)Correspondence and research files relating to her unpublished biography of Stephen R. Mallory (1813-1873), Secretary of the Navy, Confederate States of America; papers relating to the Florida Historical Society, 1939-1940; printed works and papers relating to Miss Clubbs's work as a schoolteacher in Pensacola, ca. 1932-1942; and papers relating to her father, A. V. Clubbs, 1893-1930. Includes letter of Franklin D. Roosevelt to H. Clay Armstrong (1870-1950), 1932, and correspondence with Julien Yonge, Frank Cone, Millard Caldwell, Julian Boyd and Florence Palmer, relating primarily to Miss Clubbs's research on S. R. Mallory.
Includes a table of commandants of the Pensacola Navy Yard, 1826-1911, and a chronology of events surrounding the Fort Pickens "truce," 1860-1861.
1,600 items (3.4 c.f.). Gift of the estate of Miss Occie Clubbs.
Cobb, EdnaCobb family papers including newspaper clippings on Crestview and Pensacola High School Bands, 1962; grammar school, 1906, and Santa Rosa High School, 1927, diplomas for William Henry Cobb.
8 items. Gift of Mrs. Edna Cobb.
Accession M1973-20 SC.
Cobb, Eli Sanford (1889-1977)Papers relating to Dr. Cobb, a Pensacola ophthalmologist and graduate of Meharry Medical College, with notes of his service in World War I and certificates of his medical studies at the University of Lyon, France.
6 items (photocopies). Originals in possession of the Cobb family.
Cochrane, Alexander Forester Inglis, Sir (1758-1832)Admiral, His Majesty's Royal Navy.
Correspondence, 1814-1815, primarily of letters between Sir Alexander and Spanish Governor Gonzalez Manrique of Pensacola, with English translations of Manrique's letters; with correspondence relating to British naval actions on the Potomac (1814); letters of other British officers; letters exchanged between Governor Manrique and Admiral Pulteney Malcolm, 1815; and a list of negro slaves of the John Forbes and Company.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals are part of the Cochrane Papers, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Coker, William S.UWF Professor Emeritus, History
Personal papers including book manuscripts of Indian Traders of the Spanish Border-lands (Panton, Leslie & Co.) and Our Family, Fact and Fancies (Moreno Family) and his M. A. thesis on Mississippi Senator Pat Harrison.
5 items (.53 c.f.). Gift of Dr. William S. Coker.
Cole, John William Buchanan (1906-1968)Member, Florida House of Representatives; World War II Veteran.
Papers, 1935-1945, including newspaper clippings, photographs, and other memorabilia concerning activities as a member of the Florida House of Representatives (1935), and as a sailor in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Many of the photographs were taken on Pulo Anna, a coral island in the Western Caroline Islands, roughly midway between Palau, site of a major Japanese naval base, and Halmahera, Western Pacific headquarters of the Japanese Air Army, and depict the American invasion of the islands in 1944 and 1945.
With letter from Joseph A. Pelter, 1935, written from Antarctica during the second Byrd Antarctic Expedition.
117 items (.40 c.f.). Gift of the estate of John W. B. Cole.
Coleman, Rev. JamesCatholic priest, Pensacola, Florida
Photocopy of the Probate docket, 1865-1869, with will, pleas, affidavits, bills, and related records concerning the settlement of his estate by Executor Rev. John Quinlan.
West Florida Collection No. 8.
Collier Family PapersCorrespondence, photographs and printed works reflecting the interests of Mrs. Daisy Adams (Mrs. C. H.) Collier (1876-1968) in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Pensacola Women's Club, and Christ Church, 1916-1950.
With papers relating to the Adams and Collier families of Tennessee and
Florida, and correspondence with Dr. Jack Fleming, Miss Lelia Abercrombie, and others, of Pensacola.
443 items (1.3 c.f.). Gift of Barry Bonifay.
Colonial Dames XVIIth Century Fort San Carlos Chapter, Pensacola, FloridaRecords including scrapbooks of newspaper articles, programs, and photographs, 1964-.
61 items. Gift of Mrs. Blasingame.
Accession M1986-03 SC.
Confederate States of AmericaRecords of and relating to the C.S.S. Florida, 1862-1864. Reel 1: Smooth logs, September 17--December 31, 1863; May 1--October 3, 1864; Reel 2: Rough logs, August 18, 1862--January 22, 1863; Sept. 17, 1863--April 30, 1864.
Microfilm, 4 reels. From Record Group 76, Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations, U. S. National Archives. Microcopy T-716.
Microfilm No. 150.
Confederate States of America"Sick and wounded of the Army serving in W. Florida near Pensacola ... October, 1861." With entries relating to medical discharges and deaths following the Battle of Santa Rosa Island, photocopy.
1 piece. Original in possession of the Library of Congress.
Cooper Family PapersBusiness records of Ewing Brothers Naval Stores, Holt, Florida, 1904-1918 including account books and ledgers; business papers of Cooper & Adams, Holt, Florida, 1923-1930; an account book for Holt Drug Store, Holt, Florida, 1933, 1949; records of a prison work farm at Holt, Florida, 1930-1933; and other Cooper family records and materials concerning Holt, Florida.
71 items including 7 ledgers. Gift of Max Cooper.
Coronation CollectionBooklets and newspapers concerning the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of England, 1952-1953 with materials on Blenheim Palace and the Tower of London. With newspaper clipping announcing end of Korean War.
23 items (.34 c.f.)
Cowley-McEvers PapersBusiness records, correspondence and photographs of the Rox Stationery Co., operated by Rox Cowley (1878-1952), his wife, Eva May (McEvers) Cowley, and her sister, Miss Maude McEvers, 1915-1952. With papers relating to the Bronnum estate, the First Presbyterian Church, a travel diary (1931) to Montreat, North Carolina, Pensacola Yacht Club, and Pensacola organizations.
428 items (1.02 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. S. G. Kennedy.
Crabtree, RuthScrapbook, 1944, compiled for a history class taught by Occie Clubbs, includes photographs, maps, and publications on Pensacola history from 1559 to 1944, with emphasis on 1940-1944 and Pensacola during World War II. Includes articles on the snowfall of December 1943.
1 item (40 pp.). Gift of Ruth Crabtree.
Crary, John Williamson (1814-1897)Inventor; Brickmaker; Newspaper Editor.
Papers, 1834-1897, including correspondence, copies of patents, drafts of editorials, newspaper clippings, and family papers while in Pensacola and Bluff Springs, Florida. With printing plate of cover of Scientific American, January 1861, featuring Crary's Brickmaking Machine.
Uncataloged. (.7 c.f., etc.).
Crawford, Webster T."Once on the Rio Sabinas," typescript history of the Redbones Indians of Western Louisiana and the Sabine River Country (Texas/Louisiana border).
1 item (80 leaves, photocopy). Gift of E. W. Carswell.
Creek Indian ProjectRecords and Papers pertaining to the Creek Indians of Northwest Florida, collected by the University of West Florida faculty members, Jane Dysart and Lucius Ellsworth, as part of a grant project. Records include research bibliographies and research publications dealing with the history of the Creek Indians from earliest settlement to 1980, census records, claims made to the federal government in 1906 and 1957, a newspaper index of materials about the Creeks in Northwest Florida (1950-1980), records about the efforts toward formal recognition, and oral histories of Creek Indians of Florida.
A detailed inventory of the oral histories, narrators, and subjects is
available; narrators are listed in the index to this Guide.
1,096 items (2.7 c.f.). Gift of Drs. Jane Dysart and Lucius Ellsworth.
Creek Nation"Treaty with the Creeks" August 7, 1790. Treaty signed by Alexander McGillivray of Pensacola, and 26 Creek Indian chiefs with President George Washington pledging mutual peace and friendship.
17 negative photostats from the National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Crist, Anna LouiseReminiscences of a schoolteacher of Milton and Mulat, Santa Rosa County, ca. 1903, as published in various issues of the Milton Gazette, 1951-1952.
14 items. Gift of Mrs. Jassamine Shubert.
Crosby, Harold BryanLawyer; President, University of West Florida; President, Florida International University; Regents Professor, UWF.
Personal and professional papers, 1939-1993, reflecting his activities in the Army Air Corps (1942-1955), education at Converse College and the University of Florida Law School, as a member of the Pensacola law firm, Yonge, Beggs, and Lane (1950-1951), as a faculty member and dean at University of Florida (1953-1962), as President of the University of West Florida (1964- 1974), as President of Florida International University (1975-1977), law practice in Tallahassee and Pensacola (1977-1993), as Special Master in equal employment opportunity cases of Stallworth vs. Monsanto (1973-1980) and in a similar suit against Eglin Air Force Base (1981-1991), and as Regents Professor, University of West Florida,
Correspondents include George Smathers, Adlai Stevenson, Leroy Collins, and Edmund Skellings. Other major subjects include the Crosby Family, the R. B. Camp Estate, Lt. Col. William B. Maxwell, the Leroy Collins for Governor campaign (1954-1955), the Florida Endowment for the Humanities (1973-1976), Junior Achievement of Pensacola, United Way of Escambia County (1968-1970), the Pensacola Rotary Club, and the Escambia County Juvenile Court Board of Advisors (1952) which includes history of juvenile law in Florida, 1825-1952.
Partly cataloged. (25.0 c.f., est.). Gift of Harold B. Crosby.
Accessions M1980-02 and M1981-35.
Cumberland, RichardJournal, 1779-1781, with correspondence and related materials concerning his secret negotiations on behalf of Great Britain to Spain.
Microfilm. Original in British Museum, Add. 28,851.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 26.
Curenton, Mark C.Personal papers, 1989-1990, including correspondence, draft plans, and maps of the downtown area of Port St. Joe, Florida in preparation of a Downtown Redevelopment Plan, as part of the Community Redevelopment Center, University of Florida.
See also his history of the Sixth Florida Volunteer Infantry (West Florida Collection No. 615), a Confederate Civil War Regiment from Walton County.
21 items. Gift of Mark C. Curenton.
Accession M1990-04 SC.
Daughters of the American ColonistsNational Society Daughters of the American Colonists, Don Tristan de Luna Chapter, Pensacola, Florida.
Records, (1983- ) including minutes, bylaws, scrapbooks, photographs, and other materials concerning the history of this organization.
142 items (1.0 c.f.). Gift of the Chapter.
Daughters of the American RevolutionYearbooks, scrapbooks, and other materials concerning the Pensacola Chapter from its formation in 1922 to present.
17 items. Gift of the Pensacola DAR.
Davis School RecordsSchool records, 1935-1975, of Davis School, Atmore, Alabama including registers of attendance, 1935-1960 which show students attending, addresses, parents' names and occupations; the principal's record and report forms, 1940-1975 giving annual reports of the school; and school bus driver's reports, 1937-1942. Includes some records for Ernest Ward School, Walnut Hill, Florida, and Nakomis School, Nakomis, Alabama.
178 items (3.83 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Ruth Godwin.
Davison, William Henry (1824-1916)Diary, June 1, 1876 to November 21, 1876, describing his work at the Pensacola Quarantine Station at the Live Oaks Plantation, with notes on ships and cargo checked through the station.
75 leaves, typescript photocopy. Gift of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Day, JohnPensacola realtor.
Papers, 1944-1960, including resumes, bylaws of the Florida Motor-Hotel Association of Pensacola, Florida, and a master plan blueprint of a development on Perdido Bay in Escambia County, 1960.
4 items. Gift of Mrs. Robert Manuel.
Diamond, John T. (1878-1963)Photocopies of typescript stories written by J. T. Diamond concerning the history of Pine Level and Jay, Florida, including schools, roads, churches, cemeteries, social life, the Civil War, and the logging industry. Subjects include cattle, Christmas, the Cobb family, Cora School, the Diamond family, ghost stories, Jay Cemetery, Jay Consolidated School, Mount Carmel Cemetery, postal history, and folklore.
34 items (.35 c.f.). Originals in possession of Mrs. Alma McClurkin.
Dillon, Mrs. M. LandPersonal papers, 1958-1965, consisting of publications, newsletters, correspondence and other materials relating to the Warrington Presbyterian Church, the Pensacola Council of Ministers, the Episcopal Church and the National Council of the Churches of Christ. Includes other materials concerning race relations, Communism, John F. Kennedy, Dan Smoot, and desegregation.
212 items (.68 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. M. Land Dillon.
Diocese of Louisiana and the FloridasMicrofilm of the records, 1576-1803, of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas, Catholic Church. The early period, 1576-1785, is represented by only forty documents, thus the bulk of materials cover 1786 through 1803 on the churches in New Orleans, Louisiana, Natchez, and West Florida region.
A separate booklet index is available, but it also located on reel one.
12 microfilm reels. Originals in University of Notre Dame Archives.
Microfilm No. 947.
Dodd, Horace S.Personal papers, 1858-1860, consisting of 27 letters written from Apalachicola, Florida to his girl friend, Emma Guild in Auburndale and Bangor, Maine, with 18 letters from Emma to Horace. Dodd describes life in Apalachicola, the economy, fires, city life, while Emma discusses the social life of Auburndale and Bangor.
45 items (.18 c.f.). Purchase.
Dodds, ThomasCorporal, Captain Russell's Company, Illinois Militia, Black Hawk War.
Land grant, October 10, 1860, to Thomas Dodds for 139 acres of land at Opelousas, Louisiana; assigned by Dodds to Thomas Coopwood. Signed for President James Buchanan by a secretary.
1 item. Gift of Mr. Walt Aymond.
Pat Dodson Oral History CollectionOral history project conducted by Mark David Clark concerning the history of advertising and advertising agencies in Pensacola, with specific emphasis on recollections of Pat Dodson (Mayhew Wilson Dodson, 1929-1975) and the contributions of Dodson and his firm, Dodson, Craddock and Born, to Pensacola. Includes interviews with business partners, family, advertising executives, and Dodson's interest in historic preservation in Pensacola.
Narrators are indexed in this Guide.
17 interviews (.35 c.f.). Gift of Mark D. Clark.
Dodson, Craddock, and Born CollectionBrochures, publications, annual reports, stationary, and other advertising and printed materials developed by Dodson, Craddock, and Born, a public relations firm in Pensacola, Florida, 1957-present. Includes materials produced for banks, real estate developments, tourism, and corporations in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, and Destin, Florida as well as other areas in the Florida panhandle and southern Alabama.
1,238 items (2.85 c.f.). Gifts of Mr. W. M. (Pat) Dodson and firm; and Frank Craddock.
Dominiquez GrantAbstract (typescript) of Township 2 South, Range 30 West, tracing ownership from the original Spanish grant, 1790 to 1941.
1 item (photocopy). Gift.
Duncan, William S. (1888-1970)Personal papers, 1897-1967, concerning his work as port manager for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and as member of the Board of Directors of the Pensacola Port Authority (1954-1967). Includes biographical materials, comprehensive minutes, correspondence, and reports of the Port of Pensacola and its directors, financial reports of the Port, records relating to Port fires in 1955, 1958, and incorporation of the Port Authority in 1947 and 1959. Other records include daybooks of ship arrivals and departures, exports, and imports, 1930-1960.
812 items (.88 c.f.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Noonan, Jr.
East Florida PapersRecords of the Spanish administration of the occupation of East Florida, 1783-1821. These records were seized by the United States government in St. Augustine in 1821, preserved in Tallahassee, and donated to the Library of Congress in 1905. The collection consists of 85,000 documents in 381 bundles or legajos. Among these files of Spanish Governors' correspondence are substantial materials documenting the Spanish regime in West Florida.
Select examples of records include matrimonial licenses, 1785-1803 (reel 132); accounts of Jesse Fish, 1763-1770 (reel 146); municipal accounts, 1792-1820 (reel 148); records of civil proceedings, 1786-1821 (reel 163); papers on captures, shipwrecks, protests, etc., 1789-1813 (reel 164), and miscellaneous papers, 1784-1821 (reel 174). In addition, an Index of Royal Decrees, 1595-1762 (bundle 489) and the Montiano letters (bundle 37) relate to a much earlier period of Spanish control of the Floridas.
175 microfilm reels. Originals in the Library of Congress.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collections, Microfilm Nos. 261-435.
East Florida Papers CalendarA calendar is a listing of a group of document with an entry for each document identifying the date, writer, place of origin, receiver, place of destination, subject of report, and other descriptive details.
The East Florida Papers Calendar is a microfilm of 56,000 catalog cards prepared by the University of Florida which index the East Florida Papers (see previous entry in this Guide). Cards are in chronological order.
11 microfilm reels. Purchased from University of Florida.
Microfilm No. 902.
Ebenezer Baptist ChurchMinute book of the church, 1846-ca. 1958, formerly known as Holmes Valley Church (1846-1865) and as Ebenezer Baptist Church of Christ, (1866-1958) of Holmes County, Florida.
1 volume (photocopies). Original in possession of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Edwards, Dorothy Alice (Commons) (1913-1977)Founder, UWF Woman's Club; wife, UWF Professor Palmer Lowell Edwards.
Personal papers, 1970-1977, concerning her activities in the Southeastern Theatre Conference (1973), the inauguration of University of West Florida President James Robinson (1975), and the University of West Florida
Women's Club (1974).
23 items. Gift of Dr. Palmer L. Edwards.
Accession M1977-10 SC.
Eglin Air Force Base, FloridaUsers researching the history of this facility should check the Bibliography of West Florida and newspapers of the area. For example, Russell D. Roth's "History of the Air Proving Ground Command" 1935-1940, and a list of base commanders, 1935-1963, are examples of some of the materials available. A chronological history of the Armament Development and Test Center, 1913-1945, with listing of acronyms and abbreviations in use at the base is also available as West Florida Collection No. 257.
Ehm, Mildred Lee"Aimley: the Story of an American Family", an unpublished genealogy of the Ehm and Lee families of Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Mimeographed.
1 volume. Gift of Mrs. Emma Lee Turnbull Kurkowski and the author.
Elbert, Donald L.Gulf Breeze Councilman, 1964-1966; Mayor, 1974-1976.
Personal papers, 1961-1976, including correspondence, reports, maps, minutes, and other materials concerning Gulf Breeze, Florida during his administration as Councilman and Mayor. Subjects include transportation, collective bargaining, housing, water and sewers, zoning, elections, Pensacola Beach, health, sanitation, animal control, budgets and related topics.
589 items (.68 c.f.). Gift of Elbert Family.
Ellicott, Andrew (1754-1820)Surveyor and mathematician.
Papers, 1777-1829, comprising correspondence, maps, charts, and reports of astronomical observations, chiefly of Ellicott's work in surveying the boundary between the United States and Florida under Pinckney's Treaty (1795), and his surveys of the city of Washington, the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina, the town of Presque Isle (later Erie), Pennsylvania, and the boundary between the United States and Canada. Selected correspondents include Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, Benjamin Hawkins, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Stephen Minor, Timothy Pickering, and James Wilkinson.
Microfilm, 2 reels. Original collection in the Library of Congress.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 77-78.
Ellis, Thomas HowardGenealogical records relating to the Ellis and Pearce families of Dothan, Alabama, and Milton, Florida, including deeds for sales of lands, information on the Pearce Point Lumber Company (1870s), and a lineage register for the Allen family of Virginia which includes the Watts, Pearce and Ellis families.
5 items (photocopies). Gift of T. H. Ellis.
Accession M1981-25 SC.
Ellsworth, Lucius F.UWF Professor of History, 1969-1983.
Personal papers, 1971-1976, including correspondence as Assistant to the Provost, and research files concerning lumbering in West Florida, the Bagdad Land and Lumber Company, brickmaking in Pensacola and the firm of Raiford and Abercrombie, Jay Gould and the leather industry, John Williamson Crary, and Fort Jefferson at Key West. University subjects include academic rank at UWF, the Presidential Selection Advisory Committee (1974), Dr. James A. Robinson, and the State University System Faculty Senate Council (1974-1975).
629 items (1.25 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Lucius F. Ellsworth.
Ellsworth Research CollectionResearch records of Lucius F. and Linda Ellsworth pertaining to the development and publication of Pensacola, the Deep Water City (1986) including manuscript drafts, photograph and illustration files, correspondence, publicity about the book, and subject files pertaining to Pensacola, and many photographs and research items not used in the final book. Files include a newspaper index to Pensacola newspapers (1937) by Modeste Hargis.
2,426 items (2.7 c.f.). Gift of Lucius and Linda Ellsworth.
Escambia Amateur Astronomer's AssociationPapers (1977- ), including publications of local, regional and
national astronomical organizations, such as The Meteor, New Horizons, and The Reflector. Topics covered include astronomy and sky-watching in the West Florida region.
86 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of UWF Physics Department and the Association.
Escambia County, FloridaA collection of single items pertaining to Escambia County and including imprints, publications, correspondence, and other papers. Subjects include the Escambia County Volunteer Fireman's Association, the Northwest Florida Comprehensive Health Planning Council, the Escambia Republican Executive Committee, an anonymous historical sketch of schools in Century; an index to historical court cases by Leora Sutton; Escambia Oil Company; the Escarosa Humanities Center; environmental materials relating to dredging of Pensacola Harbor, water temperatures in the Pensacola Estuary, the vegetation of Santa Rosa Island, Escambia Bay Oysters, and the lower Escambia River; the Southern States Lumber Co., Muscogee; agriculture and history of Molino, Florida; photocopies of letters of T. M. Myers, 1822, 1837 describing Cantonment Clinch, and written to his wife at Fort Barrancas; typescripts of a group of letters of Loomis Langdon, 1856, 1861 (written on board frigate Brooklyn off Fort Pickens), 1864 (Battle of Olustee), and 1906 recollections of General Lewis G. Arnold, telling of 1856 Seminole War and 1861 Fort Pickens activities; materials on Beelersville; place names in Escambia County; creation of the town of South Flomaton; and a large group of photocopies of letters sent to Governors of Florida from individuals in Escambia County, 1839-1907. Detailed inventory available.
Ca. 200 items (1.3 c.f.). Gifts of various donors.
Escambia County, Florida. Election Records.Statistical summaries of vote tabulations in Escambia County elections, 1970-1976, including U.S. Presidential primaries, general elections, and special elections. Records provide numbers of registered voters in each precinct broken down by Party affiliation, and final tabulations of votes cast broken down by candidate or proposition.
331 items (.23 c.f.). Gift of Office of Supervisor of Elections, Escambia County, Florida.
Escambia County, Florida. Election Returns.Election returns, 1826 to 1926. Under Florida law, each County had to send a letter to the Secretary of State, Tallahassee, certifying the election, with names of candidates and numbers of votes received. However, many of the early years also list the names of those who voted.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals in RG 156, Series 21, Florida State Archives.
West Florida Collection No. 496.
Escambia County, Florida. Marriage Records.Marriage certificates issued by Escambia County, Florida, 1850-1890, (Books C-L); each certificate shows full name of applicants (male and female) and certification of ceremony with date solemnized and person performing ceremony (includes church affiliation). Some, not all, indexes available.
1,412 items (1.35 c.f.). Gift of office of Circuit Court Clerk, Escambia County, Florida.
Escambia County, Florida. School Records.Financial and statistical records for Escambia County schools, 1877-1967, including attendance registers (1947-1951), bond and check registers ledger books (1877-1952), payroll registers, and warrant registers. Includes teacher lists for schools, furniture distributions, early development of Pensacola Junior College, and other information.
69 ledgers. Gift of Dr. Louis Dumas.
Escambia County, Florida. Sheriff's Department.Records, 1988-1991, of the Citizen's Advisory Committee, Inc. including correspondence, articles of incorporation, minutes, subcommittee records, and working papers. Key correspondents include Escambia County Sheriff Charlie Johnson, Committee President Earl Archer, and Michael L. Ferguson. Subjects
cover operations of the Sheriff's Department of Escambia County, Florida, 1989-1991, including budgets, organization, and law enforcement activities.
124 items (.23 c.f.). Gift of Linda Boldyreff.
Escambia County, Florida. Tax Assessor.Records, 1913-1939, containing correspondence concerning the assessments of property, tax assessment regulations, tax appeals, and related subjects.
1,642 items (.9 c.f.). Gift of Escambia County Tax Assessor.
Escambia County Pharmaceutical SocietyMinutes, notes, drafts, and bylaws, 1887-1888.
1 microfiche. Gift of Elizabeth D. Vickers.
West Florida Collection No. 306.
Escambia County Retired Teacher's AssociationAn oral history collection consisting of audiotape reminiscences and related collateral materials of members of the Association.
35 items. Gift of Miss Agnes Irene Reedy.
Escambia Education AssociationRecords, 1967-1968, and newspaper clippings primarily concerning the teachers' strike in Pensacola, Florida, August 1967 - March 1968.
250 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Ray Oldenburg.
Federal Writers' Project, FloridaTypescripts of articles prepared by the FWP on Watson's Outlaws on Chokoloskee Island; Greek Colony, Tarpon Springs; the Minorcans in Florida; and the Creoles in Pensacola.
West Florida Collection No. 52 (Oversize).
Federal Writer's Project. Pensacola Newspaper ResearchPhotocopy typescript of "Pensacola Newspaper Research" abstracted and prepared by Pensacolian, Modeste Hargis for the Federal Writer's Project in Florida in 1934. This 320-page document is a compilation of items from Pensacola newspapers, 1838-1934, which the compiler felt of historic or intrinsic interest. A name and subject index is available.
18 items (photocopies). Gift of Dr. Gary Mormino.
Ferry Pass, FloridaPapers, 1936-1940, relating to the Ferry Pass community and to the Bickford-Jones Memorial Library. With a contemporary copy of map of "Cedar Grove," Santa Rosa County, 1848, and other documents relating to the estate of William Lewis Criglar.
10 items. Gift of Mrs. Helen Wells.
Ficke, Peter N., IIILog book and guest register for the yacht "Chinook" of the Houston Yacht Club, 1949-1950 with reports of trips, engine problems, photograph of yacht, registration papers from Lloyd's Register of American Yachts, and copies of the survey of the yacht (1949).
West Florida Collection No. 539.
First Presbyterian Church, PensacolaRecords, 1880-1987, including registers, minute books, histories, worship service bulletins, newsletters, publications, sermons, and other papers. Early records on microfilm cover 1880-1975 and include a roster of pastors, elders, communicants and baptisms, 1896-1969; session minutes, 1880-1975; board of deacons minute books, 1885-1933; and other papers.
(.9 c.f. and 3 microfilm reels).
First United Methodist Church, PensacolaRecords, 1870-1974, including financial reports and budgets, minutes, newspaper clippings, and other materials. Subjects include building fund drives, history, membership, Sunday School reports, the papers of Sunday School Superintendent James W. Andrews (1916-1933), and the unification of the Methodist Episcopal and Methodist Episcopal South churches in 1924. With microfilm of registers, correspondence and papers of the Church, 1870-1974, with lists of pastors, members, deaths, baptisms, and marriages, 1870-1898; sunday school records, 1884-1905; trustee minutes, 1910-1915, 1927-1935, and 1949-1974; treasurer's accounts, 1927-1950; and reports to the District Conference of the M. E. Church, South, 1883-1974. With record book of the Dixie Congregation, Brewton, Ala., and affiliated churches, ca. 1894-1946.
Ca. 200 items and 6 microfilm reels (.53 c.f.).
Fish CheerAlso known as the Gulf Coast Fish Cheer, this underground newspaper was published in Pensacola, 1971.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Underground Newspaper Collection (reel 79).
Fisher Family Papers
Correspondence, business papers, photographs, notebooks, and scrapbooks, 1833-1971. Includes one volume of manuscript poems attributed to Stephen Russell Mallory (1812-1873). Most of the papers relate to William Fisher (1884-1964), a lawyer, businessman and civic leader in Pensacola, who married Ruby Angela Mallory, 1907. With an account of the wedding and other papers, photographs and genealogical notes relating to the Abercrombie, Quina, Alston, McDonnell, Mason, Pasco, Pierce, and Shaftall families of Pensacola.
Also includes memorial book of tributes to William Fisher, Sr. (1860-1903); papers relating to Stephen Russell Mallory (1848-1907), later U.S. Senator; and notes relating to Ruby Angela Mallory Fisher (b. 1883), H. Clay Armstrong (1870-1950), Ruby Angela Moreno Mallory (1815-1901), Kate Simpson Mallory, W. A. Blount, William H. Chase, George Reese, John B. Jones, and Walter Wicke.
122 items (1.02 c.f.). Gift of the Estate of William Fisher.
Florida. Board of Regents.Records of the Board of Regents, 1964- , including minutes, agendas, reports, publications, budgets, mission statements, program reviews, and other working papers of the Board and its state universities. Subjects concern educational budgets, policies, governance, academic policies, planning, and related educational concerns.
1,264 items (10.0 c.f.)
[cr 11 Oct 1988; lstrv 09 Nov 1999].
Florida. Department of Education.Narrative reports of County Superintendents of schools, 1900-1906, 1912-1924, for Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington Counties. Includes reports on schools, buildings, lists of superintendents, and other education information.
West Florida Collection No. 40.
Florida. First Judicial DistrictPapers, 1889-1901, of the Board of Medical Examiners including minutes, and approvals of medical licenses, with rosters of physicians.
1 microfiche. Gift of Elizabeth D. Vickers.
West Florida Collection No. 306.
Florida Baptist AssociationMinutes of the Florida Baptist Association, West Florida, 1849-1957, including printed annual reports, minutes, information on churches, ministers, and activities in the West Florida region. Also includes minutes of the Florida Baptist Association, Pensacola Bay, 1887-1957.
Microfilm, 2 reels. Publication of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Microfilm No. 567 and Microfilm No. 593.
Florida ChautauquaPrinted ephemera and correspondence relating to the Florida Chautauqua, DeFuniak Springs. With papers relating to the purchase of land in the town, 1883, and letter of Mr. N. Colver, Secretary of the Florida Chautauqua, 1904.
8 items (part photocopy). Gift of Mrs. A. E. Mock.
Florida Education AssociationPapers, 1966-1968, including minutes, newspaper clippings, publications, and other materials, especially of their support of the Pensacola teacher's strike, 1967-1968.
500 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Jean Hern.
Florida Nurses Association, District One, PensacolaRecords, 1943-1976, including minutes, correspondence, membership lists, treasurer's reports, history, charter, bylaws and publications.
839 items (1.15 c.f.).
Florida Panhandle Health Systems Agency, Inc.Records, correspondence and reports, 1972-1976, of the Agency (previously known as Northwest Florida Comprehensive Health Planning Council, Inc.). Includes text of planning documents and studies relating to various hospitals and other health care facilities in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Jackson counties.
5,135 (4.03 c.f.). Gift of Richard Ihns.
Florida Pulp and Paper CompanyScrapbook containing newspaper clippings, photographs and printed materials, ca. 1940-1948. The company was founded by James H. Allen (1880-1950) in 1941 and consolidated with St. Regis Co. in 1946.
1 volume. Gift of Ashley D. Pace.
Florida RailroadsResearch materials, 1909-1926, pertaining to panhandle railroads including the Alabama and Western Florida Railroad Company, the Atlanta and St. Andrews Bay Railway Company (the "Bay Line), the Birmingham, Columbus and St. Andrews Railroad Company, and the Apalachicola Northern Railroad.
4 folders. Gift of Jerry Yares.
West Florida Collection No. 610.
Florida Secession Convention, 1861Microfilmed Proceedings of the Florida Secession Convention, called on January 3, 1861 to consider seceding from the United States and joining the new Confederate States of America. With debates and proceedings, Florida Constitution of 1861, continued proceedings of late 1861 and 1862, and journals of the Florida House and Senates.
Part of a microfilm set of State Secession Debates, 1859-1862 (19 reels) which cover all Southern States; see especially Alabama (reel 1) and Florida (reel 3).
Microfilm, 19 reels.
Microfilm No. 632.
Floridatown CollectionPapers and photographs concerning the history of Floridatown, Florida (1910-1937) including the Floridatown Hotel, ferry service from Ferry Pass, Florida, the Escambia Bay bridge, and the Pace family.
48 items. Gift of James Gallops.
Accession M1982-22 SC.
FloridianaA collection of single items pertaining to Florida including imprints, publications, photocopies, publications, and other materials, 1818-1981. Includes speeches of Florida Congressman David Levy and James Belser of Alabama urging admittance of Florida into the Union in 1845. A detailed inventory is available.
150 items (.68 c.f.). Gifts of various donors.
Folch y Juan, Vicente (1754-1829)Spanish Governor of West Florida.
A.L.S., Pensacola, November 1810, to David Holmes, Governor of Mississippi Territory, Nov, 1810, concerning the unsettled conditions in West Florida and the relocation of Indians. With translation.
2 items. Gift.
Forbes PapersPapers, 1779-1854, concerning the Panton, Leslie, and Company including account books, ledgers, and other materials, and the Forbes and Innerarity families. Includes letters of Colonel Henry Wilson during the Mexican-American War.
Microfilm, 3 reels. Originals owned by the Mobile Public Library.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm Nos. 38-40,
and UWF Library Microfilm No. 104.
Forsyth, Joseph (1805-1855)Merchant in lumber, real estate, and merchandise.
Ledger, daybook and will (1864-1870) of this Bagdad, Florida merchant.
With "condensed statement of the executors of the estate," 1855-1862, compiled by E. E. Simpson and B. D. Wright.
3 folders (photocopies). Originals owned by R. Bruce Morrison.
Fort Barrancas, FloridaPapers, 1818-1899, including manuscripts, letters, reports, and photocopies of materials relating to the history of Fort Barrancas, including capitulation of Spanish forces to Andrew Jackson, 1818; inventory of supplies and equipment; reports of troops, 1861-1862; and related materials.
17 items (.34 c.f.). Purchase, and gifts of various donors.
Foster, H. F.School journal or diary kept by H. F. Foster while attending Normal School at Oswego in 1876; includes comments on lessons and family information; with related photographs.
Accession M1981-22 SC.
Fowler Butane CompanyRecords, 1938-1956 of the Fowler Appliance Company and its successor, the Fowler Butane Gas Company, Pensacola, 1938-1956 including customer records, social security reports for employees, tax and financial statements.
400 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of Robert L. Bryans.
Franklin, Samuel R. (Admiral)Manuscript journal covering the commissioning and voyage of the U.S.S. Pensacola, April 1885 to August 1887. Covers European and Mediterranean trips with newspaper clippings from the Baltimore Sun about trip.
1 microfilm reel. Original owned by the New York Historical Society.
French ArchivesMicrofilm of the fonds des colonies serie C13A, Volumes 1-53, covering French occupation of North America, 1694-1819. Filmed as part of the Louisiana Colonial Records Project in 1980, the C13A series covers reports, letters, maps, and other materials on the French settlement and colonization of Louisiana, West Florida, Pensacola, the upper Mississippi River Valley, the Illinois Territory, Canada and other areas of North America. The size of this research archives is beyond the scope of this Guide to describe, but there is considerable data on settlements, Indians, transportation, forts, shipwrecks, battles and war, Jesuit activity, troop movements, and more. Most materials are in French language.
Microfilm also includes select folios of records from the archives of
Santa Domingo (ADC 1 and 2).
With maps of Fort Conde and Fort Charlotte (Mobile), excerpts from Mobile newspapers, 1821-1824, photographs of manuscripts which include letters on William Augustus Bowles and Alexander McGillivray, Creek Indian activities at Pensacola, and John Forbes.
Includes the diary, 1815-1835, of Major George Birch (d. 1837) concerning army life in the south including a description of the Battle of New Orleans and Indian troubles. Photocopied from the George Birch Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Includes photocopies of the papers, 1820-1823, of Abraham L. Sands (1781-1840) including correspondence, orders, requisitions, legal papers, invoices, and inventories relating to Army life in Florida; of special note are materials related to Mobile, New Orleans, Fort Charlotte, Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, Fort St. Marks, the Apalachicola River, Pensacola, Fort San Carlos de Barrancas, the 1821 hurricane, and Fort Petite Coqueille. From originals in the Yale University Library.
458 items and 65 reels of microfilm. Gift of William S. Coker; loaned for copying by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act Office, Mobile.
Friends of Perdido BayResearch files and library of the Friends of Perdido Bay consisting of environmental publications, reports, studies, correspondence, consultant reports, water pollution data, fish reports, and other materials pertaining to the environment of Perdido Bay and Perdido River.
11.0 c.f. Gift of the Friends of Perdido Bay.
Frye, J. William, IIIPensacola attorney; Judge, First Judicial Circuit.
Personal papers, 1948-1976, comprising records relating to law school at the University of Florida, Gainesville (1953-1957), law practice in Pensacola, the States' Attorney campaign (1960), as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1964), and related papers of work in organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Gulf Breeze Youth Sports Association, the Pensacola Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Warrington Elks Club, and the Young Democratic Clubs of America and the Young Democratic Club of Escambia County, Florida.
1,363 items (.7 c.f.). Gift of Judge William J. Frye, III.
Gage, ThomasGeneral, British Forces in North America.
Selected letters, March 1770, concerning assignments, orders, and reports from Pensacola, Florida. Correspondents include Lieutenant Jones of His Majesty's 15th Foot Regiment, Elias Durnford, Frederick Haldimand, and a report on repairs to the barracks at Pensacola.
Microfilm, 1 reel. From Gage Papers, Clements Library, University of Michigan.
Gaines, Edmund Pendleton (1777-1849)A.L.S. (photocopy), Pensacola, August 8, 1818 to Major General Andrew Jackson, describing the fortifications at Pensacola.
1 item (photocopy). Gift of James W. Moody.
Gaines, Marion T.Newspaper editor and writer, Pensacola News Journal
Personal papers, 1939-1975, including correspondence and records as a member of the City of Pensacola Human Relations Committee, 1966-1971. Correspondents and subjects include Reubin O'Donovan Askew, Aubrey W. Fitch, Charles O. Andrews, Bob Sikes, John Holliday Perry, J. Edgar Hoover, and materials relating to minority employment and race relations in Pensacola, a report on Pensacola city parks (1969), and related papers.
123 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Gaines.
Galvez, Bernardo deA.L.S., Pensacola, Florida, April 22, 1781 to Chevalier de Monteil on artillery around Fort George during Siege of Pensacola. With additional biographical and genealogical materials (photocopies).
6 items. Gift of Galvez Commission (1981) and purchase (1982).
Galvez, Bernardo deCorrespondence, 1779-1781. Typescript transcripts in Spanish.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Acquired from Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson. Spanish Provincial Records, Record Group 26, v. 15.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 59.
Galvez CommissionRecords, 1980-1981, including minutes, correspondence, budget and planning documents, publications and research files and other materials concerning the Galvez celebration, May 3-10, 1981 honoring the bicentennial of the capture of Pensacola by the Spanish under Bernardo de Galvez in 1781. Subjects include Fort Barrancas, the H.M.S. Mentor, Fort George, Seville Square, Bernardo de Galvez, the H.M.S. Bounty, the historical drama Yo Solo, Juan Sebastian Elcano (ship), the North Hill Preservation Society, Palafox Place, and related activities of the commission and celebration.
1,414 items (2.1 c.f.). Gift of the Galvez Commission.
Gamble, ThomasA.L.S., Pensacola, Florida, June 3, 1772, to Lord Barrington; states Gamble has heard from General Gage concerning Gamble's appointment to rank of Captain, and thanks Barrington for his support in securing the appointment.
1 item. Purchase.
Gardner, George Frederick (1896-1980)Diaries (1955-1980) and notebooks (1937- ) including journals of a trip to Canada and Detroit in 1937, to Florida in 1940, and letters describing Saipan, Marianas Islands, in 1949. Subjects include life in Pensacola, Hurricane Frederic (1979), weather, and orchid culture. Some entries in shorthand.
57 items (1.02 c.f.). Gift of Gardner family and Marjorie Reynolds.
Gazeta de MadridMicrofilm set of this Spanish newspaper, 1779-1781, covering the movement of Galvez' forces against Mobile and the siege and capture of Pensacola, May 1781.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals in the Newberry Library, Chicago.
Georgia. Executive Department.Passports issued by the governors of Georgia, 1785-1820. These passports are permits to travellers and settlers heading westward into areas of west Georgia, present-day Alabama, and West Florida. This series is a typescript copy prepared by Mrs. J. E. Hays as part of the Works Progress Administration in Georgia, 1940. Includes a supplement of passports taken from the letters of Benjamin Hawkins, U. S. Agent to the Creek Indians.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals in the Georgia Department of Archives and History.
Microfilm No. 1175.
Gilman Family PapersPhotocopies of correspondence, newspaper clippings, veteran records, wills, Bible records, deeds and land records, and other genealogical materials primarily pertaining to the Gilman or Gillman family of Alabama and West Florida, compiled by Doris G. Enfinger of Pensacola, Florida. Includes related families of Tindle, McMillan, Ashcroft, and Thomas families of Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Escambia Counties, Florida, and Alabama, as well as Gilman families in other areas of the United States. Key correspondents include Annie L. Thomas, Doris G. Enfinger, and Merton T. Goodrich.
510 leaves (.18 c.f.). Gift of Mr. Darrell Gillman.
Gilmer, F. W.Photocopy of A.L.S., February 16, 1816, to Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, Virginia. Details the legal history of the Spanish claim upon the lands of Florida.
3 leaves. Original in the Missouri Historical Society.
West Florida Collection No. 96.
Glass Plate Negatives CollectionAlso known as the Bell Glass Plate Photograph Collection, this collection consists of glass plate negatives, primarily portraits of Pensacola individuals, families, children and a few event (e.g. weddings) pictures. The date range is predominantly 1900-1930, however this is not exact. For example, one negative was a picture of an artist's portrait of Dr. John Gorrie (1803-1855). Other photographs include Florida Governors, ministers, priests, Pensacola mayors, and other prominent citizens and visitors to Pensacola. All photographs came in envelopes with identifications, and is believed to be the archives of Pensacola photographer H. Lee Bell who operated from 1910 to 1949. A separate name index is available.
7,500 pieces (337 boxes or 46.25 c.f.). Gift of Pensacola Historical Society.
Glynn, James (1801-1871)A private journal kept on board the U.S.S. Pensacola on a passage from Pensacola, Fla. to Norfolk, Va., December 5, 1859 - January 31, 1860.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Original owned by the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia.
Microfilm No. 138.
Godwin, RuthCorrespondence, scrapbooks, and records, 1963-1971, relating to Mrs. Godwin's activities as State Democratic Committeewoman, Florida First Congressional District. With papers relating to the Lady Bird Johnson Special train tour, 1966; the National Democratic Convention in Chicago, 1968; election campaign ephemera; and an unpublished history of Oak Grove, compiled by C. R. Walker.
126 items (.34 c.f.)
Goldsby, John Raymond (1931- )Personal papers, 1909-1970, consisting of photocopies of bills of sale, tax receipts and certificates, receipts from merchants, physicians, and hospitals in Pensacola, land abstracts, chattel mortgages, promissory notes, and genealogy records concerning the Goldsby family and Myrtle Grove, Florida.
114 items. Gift of John R. Goldsby.
Accession M1981-05 SC.
Gonzalez, M. F.Business records of the M. F. Gonzalez Company, Pensacola, Florida, grain dealers and grist mill operators, 1889-1904.
2 ledger books. Gift of Mr. Charles F. Gonzalez, Jr.
Goodnight, Lyman (1896-1976)Stereoscopic photographs of activities at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, 1926-1940; correspondence with his wife, 1940-1947. Includes photographs of Charles Lindbergh and Franklin Delano Roosevelt; notes on Lt. Goodnight's service in the Naval School of Aerial Photography from its establishment, 1918, until his retirement, 1949, as Chief Training Officer.
95 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Beverley Seiffert.
Gray, John (b. 1916)Engravings of arms and armament, pastoral scenes and flora and fauna, with other illustrations and prints, French and German, mid-18th to early 19th centuries. With general papers relating to Mr. Gray's real estate activities in Pensacola and the Perdido Bay area, 1944-1960.
94 items. Gift of Mr. John Gray.
Gray, John D.Promissory notes payable to William Gray, St. Joseph, Florida, Calhoun County, March 25, 1841; with 1905 typescript of the 1849 tax assessment of John Gray lands in St. Joseph town, with certification by Florida Comptroller, 1905.
3 items. Gift of J. McHenry Jones.
Great Britain. Public Record Office.Colonial Office Papers, 1760-1794, (primarily the C.O. 5 series) concerning administration of His Majesty's colonies in East and West Florida, including correspondence files for the Board of Trade, Secretary of State (East Florida), commissioners, the Council and Assembly, surveyors reports, land grants, mortgages, conveyances, plantations records, minutes of the Treasury Board, and other records concerning Newfoundland, South Caribbee Islands, Tobago, Pensacola, Quebec, West Florida, and St. Vincent.
Includes C.O. Series 5, volumes 66-67, 70, 114, 162, 164-165, 540-564,
570-635; C.O. Series 23, volumes 24-39, 49, 53, 61-62; C.O. Series 37, volumes 22-23, and Treasury Office Series 1, volumes 449-450; War Office Series 1, volume 6; Audit Office Series 1, volumes 1261-1262, and Series 3, volumes 126-127.
See also a 'Finder's Guide' index of names and subjects prepared by UWF
students, Lee T. McKnight and Sandra A. Thomas which cover West Florida portions of volumes 574 through 580 of the C.O. 5 series. (West Florida Collection, No. 236).
Microfilm, 54 reels. Originals in the Public Record Office, London.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm Nos. 143-197.
Great Britain. Public Records OfficeColonial Office Record Group 27/14, Bahamas. Includes lists of all American, British, and foreign vessels arriving and departing Bahamian ports, 1807, 1810-1813, with names of ships, masters, tonnage, men, where built and where registered, owners, where bound for, and cargo; with lists of Her Majesty's revenues from imports, 1768-1787; with marriage, birth, and death register for Christ Church, New Providence, 1784-1785; and land surveys for grants to Loyalists, 1786-1787.
Microfilm, 1 reel.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 47.
Great Britain. War Office.Expedition to the southern coasts of North America, 1815 (volume 143) and 1816 (volume 144). (PRO 1/143; 1/144).
These are bound volumes of letters received and information forwarded to the War Office concerning British troops and actions along the Florida coast including Pensacola, Apalachicola, and relation with Creek and Muscogee Indians during the War of 1812. Volume 143 begins with an account of the surrender of Pensacola by the Spanish to American troops under Andrew Jackson. Other subjects include Alexander Cochrane and the Negro Fort at Apalachicola; lists of Florida refugees aboard Her Majesty's vessels; Edward Nicolls' reports on Indian Affairs with lists of Indian towns and allies of Great Britain.
With selections from Chatham Papers of various letters on the American Revolutionary campaigns; includes extracts of letters of Thomas Forbes (PRO 30/8/344).
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals in Public Records Office, London.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection. Microfilm No. 88.
Greenslade, John G.Transcripts by Admiral Greenslade's mother, Mrs. Marie Taylor Greenslade, of correspondence and papers relating to the Panton, Leslie Company. The text of some of the documents were printed in the Florida Historical Quarterly, ca. 1931-1939. With correspondence, notes and other papers exchanged between Mrs. Greenslade and Mr. Julien Yonge, Editor of the Quarterly, 1923-1934.
471 items (.68 c.f). Gift of Admiral Greenslade.
Gregory, Francis H.Report of Capt. Gregory on the fitness of the U.S. Frigate "Raritan," at Pensacola, Sep 4, 1846.
l item (photocopy). Purchased from Temple University Library.
Griffith, Leon Odell (1921-1984)Pensacola journalist, writer, and newspaperman.
Personal papers, 1946-1981, consisting of correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, newspaper clippings, published articles, poetry, and materials pertaining to the editing and publication of his books, Seed in the Wind (1960); The Longest Strike (1975); his biography of Ed Ball; John Holliday Perry: Florida Press Lord (1974). With copies of unpublished short stories and books, research files on Edward Ball, the Griffith and Miller family genealogy, John Holliday Perry, the Escambia County Government Study Commis-
sion (1966), the Santa Rosa Free Press, and President Jimmy Carter's campaign for the U. S. Presidency (1974-1976). Correspondents include Alban W. Barkley, Braden Ball, James Branch Cabell, Warren Fuller, Claude Pepper, Robert L. F. Sikes, John Johnson, Millard Caldwell, with additional items pertaining to Florida newspapers, Random House, Inc., Louis F. Wolfson, Florida National Banks, and the Florida East Coast Railroad.
515 items (2.38 c.f.). Gift of Leon Odell Griffith, Mark O'Brien,
Dr. Norman Vickers, and Mrs. Mary Griffith.
Grinnell, A. AlbertPensacola Bar Pilot.
Papers, 1864-1867, concerning his service as a "Union" man, as a bar pilot, and related services in placing harbor beacons. In 1865, he was possibly the oldest Bar pilot in Pensacola.
5 items (photocopies). Gift of Arnold Rosenbleeth.
West Florida Collection No. 116-120.
Gulf Breeze, Florida.Televised docu-dramas concerning sightings of unidentified flying objects in Gulf Breeze, by Ed Walters, and others, 1988.
West Florida Collection No. 517-518.
Gulf Breeze Rotary ClubRecords, 1964, 1974-1983, including minute books and photocopies of newspaper clippings and programs.
9 items. Gift of Randy Bell III.
West Florida Collection No. 279.
Gulf Islands National SeashoreRecords, 1960- , including correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings and other papers pertaining to the establishment of the Gulf Islands National Seashore on Santa Rosa Island, 1960-. Materials cover the environment, beaches, leases of land, the Santa Rosa Island Authority, Pensacola Beach, Villa Sabine, and the development of Fort Pickens, the Live Oak Reservation, Perdido Key, and Fort Barrancas, as well as papers of the National Seashore Committee.
1,004 items (1.93 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. William Woolley.
Gulf Yachting AssociationRecords and papers, including Lipton Cup races, and other materials.
Undetermined. Gift of the Association.
Haggott, Dr. John P.Agent, American Tract Society.
Manuscript journal, 1846, of his visit to Pensacola to sell religious publications with descriptions of Pensacola, Milton, Bagdad, Ferry Pass, and Mobile, Alabama. Subjects include the Simpson Family, the Presbyterian and Catholic churches of Pensacola, the Navy Yard and ships stationed there, and the mills at Bagdad and Milton. With accounts of books sold, sermons given, and names of churches.
3 items. (.18 c.f.). Purchase.
Haldimand, Frederick, Sir (1718-1791)Commander, Posts of Three Rivers, Pensacola, and St. Augustine, 1758-1777; Acting Commander in Chief in North America, 1773-1774; Governor of Quebec, 1778-1784.
Personal papers, 1758-1784, including correspondence, reports, letter-
books, accounts, and other materials. Of key importance are those materials pertaining to British control of the Floridas, 1763-1784; these include letter-books and correspondence pertaining to Pensacola under the command of William Taylor, Indian affairs in the Floridas and the southeast United States. A contents list and index to microfilm reels is available.
See also the calendar of the Haldimand papers covering 1765-1773 made by Robert R. Rea (West Florida Collection No. 256).
Microfilm, 115 reels. Originals held by the British Museum.
Special Collections Microfilm No. 1070.
Hanshaw, CeliaTeacher, Santa Rosa County.
Personal papers, 1900-1954, including letters of John Diamond, County Superintendent of Education; correspondence during Miss Hanshaw's years at Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University); school certificates, programs and invitations, 1908-1931, with related papers.
27 items. Gift of Mrs. A. B. Chavers.
Hargis, Modeste (1875-1948)Historical notes on Pensacola and Escambia County, prepared for the Federal Writers Project, 1936-1937, with materials on the origin of the city name, geography, Escambia communities, agriculture, education, naval stores, religion, and similar topics. With typewritten draft report to the Federal Writers Project, 1936, on Pensacola during the Spanish American War, compiled by Miss Hargis and Isabel R. Grant.
2 items (199 leaves). Gift of the Pensacola Public Library.
Accession M1968-11/17; M1968-11/19.
Harris, NaomiPersonal papers, consisting of manuscript letters of the Clifford family in Pensacola (1846-1863), photographs, and photocopies of genealogical research (1946-1978) on the Clifford and Fell families of Pensacola as well as related area families and the Cliffords of Edgecomb, Maine. Includes research on the Pensacola Light House (1824-1978) and lighthouse keeper George T. Clifford.
77 Items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Naomi Harris.
Harrison, BenjaminD.S., land grant to Missouri Leonard for 159 acres of land in Florida, November 25, 1899.
1 item. Gift of Mrs. Paul Gray.
Hartley Sports Car Club, Pensacola, FLRecords, 1964-1965, including programs, schedules of events and other publications of the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America, Gulf Region.
35 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hartley.
Hawkins, Benjamin (1754-1818)Will and testament, January 9, 1812, and letter to Capt. Smith, Fort Hawkins, September 23, 1809.
4 items (photocopies). Originals in State Historical Society of Missouri.
Accession M1968-11/49; M1968-11/55.
Hawkins, John T.Memorandum book, 1861-1863, pages 224-250; testimony before a Congressional committee investigating the construction of the U.S.S. Pensacola.
1 microfilm reel. Original owned by the New York Public Library.
Heinberg, Charles Jerome, M.D.Physician; Gulf Breeze Mayor
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, and other materials concerning his activities as mayor of Gulf Breeze (1961-1971), and professional activities in medical associations, medical research, and membership in the Triological Society. Includes a preliminary water study for Gulf Breeze (1961), Heinberg's history of Pensacola Hospital (Sacred Heart Hospital), and publications, reprints of published articles and typescripts of medical research papers written by Dr. Heinberg. See also a second collection containing historical notes on Gulf Breeze; scrapbook, 1961-1971 relating to Dr. Heinberg's service as the first mayor of the community; general papers relating to the Live Oak Reservation lands.
42 items (.68 c.f.). Gift of Dr. C. J. Heinberg.
Accession M1981-06 and Accession M1973-03.
Hentz, Caroline Lee (Whiting) (1800-1856)Diary kept at Florence, Ala., Feb-Aug, 1836. Includes notes by her daughter, Caroline Lee Branch, 1860, and other notes, 1892, by an unidentified member of the family.
1 microfilm reel. From Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Hicks, CarneyPersonal papers concerning the Molino Telephone Company, 1924, 1926.
7 items. Gift of Arnie Rosenbleeth.
Accession M1981-29 SC.
Hilton-Green, Henry (1893-1975)Family papers, photographs and miscellaneous printed materials, 1854-1970, relating to Mr. Hilton Green, a Princeton alumnus and steamship agent in Pensacola. Includes correspondence relating to Gen. Samuel G. French, CSA, and family, 1854-1907. With Mr. Hilton Green's diary kept during his service with the U.S. Navy during World War I; papers reflecting the social and civic interests of the Hilton Green family; and letters of Richard M. Nixon, Herbert Hoover, and Edgar N. Eisenhower.
890 items (1.02 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Henry Hilton-Green.
Hollowell, Maude Haynes (1936-1982)Personal papers comprising of scrapbooks and records of organizations in which she was a member or officer. Scrapbooks cover the U.S. Space program, the election and assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the end of the vietnam war and return of the Prisoners of War, Pensacola Catholics, and Pensacola business. Organization records include Altrusa of Pensacola, the League of Women voters, the Northwest Florida Crippled Children's Association, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, the Warrington American Legion Auxiliary, and the Warrington Business and Professional Women's Club.
Other materials cover the Pensacola Hemerocallis Society, Sacred Heart Church, Catholic High School, University Hospital Auxiliary, the Pensacola Art Center, and a variety of civic and women's organizations in Bellview and Pensacola, Florida.
3,595 items (4.20 c.f.). Gift of Dorothy Fillio and Norman Simons.
Holly Garden Club, Pensacola, FloridaScrapbooks of the Holly Garden Club, 1953-1956 including photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, club activities, gardening notes, and related material about the Holly Garden Club and the Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs.
3 scrapbooks (.34 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Byron Roberts.
Holmes, Jack D. L.Spanish Borderlands Historian; University Professor; Author.
Microfilm of documents collected from Spanish Archives by Sir Jack D. L. Holmes, covering the period 1719-1813, mostly consisting of materials from legajos in the Papeles de Cuba, Archivos General de Indies in Seville, Spain. The Papeles de Cuba selections are in sections two and three of the film.
Also known as the Holmes Collection.
Section one of the microfilm contains a description of Spanish Louisiana by the Baron de Pontalba from the Archives Nationales of Paris, documents concerning the capture of Mobile and Pensacola in 1780-1781 by Galvez taken from the Seccion de Guerra, Archivo General de Simancas, and an account of the 1719 capture of Pensacola by French forces from Mobile copied from the Archivo del Ministerio de Asunot Exteriores in Madrid.
Geographic emphasis is on Pascagoula, Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Dauphin Island, Mobile, Tensaw, Fort San Esteban de Tombeche and Fort Confederation posts and documents relating to the Natchez district and other Gulf coast and West Florida areas. The court-martial of Captain Cayetano Perez for his role in surrendering the fort at Mobile to the American forces led by General James Wilkinson in 1813 is covered with hundreds of documents numbering over 3,000 pages. Other documents include letterbooks and dispatches between the various commandants of the Mobile District and their superiors in New Orleans and Pensacola. The wide range of subject materials include Indian affairs, religious reports, laws and regulations, contracts, criminal and civil suits. Negro slavery and runaways, fortifications and other buildings, petitions, census reports, militia lists, quartermaster reports, inventories of official documents of the various posts, and a variety of minor matters.
Microfilm, 29 reels (positive microfilm).
Special Collections, Microfilm No. 222.
Holmes, Sir Jack D. L.Photocopy of his unpublished "Pensacola Settlers, 1781-1821" which is a compilation of names and biographies of inhabitants, military officers, and other Pensacola settlers during the Second Spanish Period.
1 item (104 p.).
West Florida Collection No. 224.
Holmes, Thomas G."Notes taken from the lips of Dr. Thomas G. Holmes in relation to various expeditions made by Captain Blue, Colonel Benton and others in 1814." On the history of Fort Mims and the War of 1812 in the Pensacola region. Photocopy of typescript original in the Pickett Papers, Alabama Department of Archives and History.
Holmes County, Florida PapersA collection of single items pertaining to Holmes County, Florida such as imprints, publications, correspondence, and other papers. Subjects include Bonifay, Florida; George W. Bonner; the Philomathean Literary Society; W. D. Williams and the Williams Family; the Tri-County Airport, the First Bank of Holmes County, and the Community Recreation Center. See collection inventory for details.
20 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of various donors.
Holsberry, J. Edwin (b. 1905)Member, Florida State Legislature.
Scrapbook, miscellaneous imprints and papers relating to his service in the Florida Legislature, 1939.
222 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Mr. Holsberry.
Home Demonstration Club, Ferry Pass, FloridaScrapbooks containing correspondence, programs and printed materials, 1920-1977, relating to the activities of one of the earliest women's clubs in the Pensacola area.
2 items (photocopies). Originals in possession of the Club.
Hookham, Eleanor King (1909- )Artist; Painter.
Personal papers, 1925-1929, consisting of photographs and scrapbook of life in Pensacola, during the high school years; with more recent biographical sketches, correspondence, exhibit booklets of her career as an international painter under her known name, Eleanor King. A painting by her of Frederick Axelson is in the Axelson Collection.
.35 c.f. Gift of Billie Snider and Eleanor King Hookham.
Hoskins, Frank William (1886-1947)Historian, teacher, Postmaster, and Justice of the Peace, Pensacola and Panama City, Florida.
Personal papers, 1880-1940, including correspondence and memorabilia and Justice of the Peace appointment certificates signed by Florida Governors and the Postmaster General. With scrapbook relating to the founding of the Pensacola Historical Society; and typescript of Hoskins' The Story of the St. Joseph Convention, 1838.
65 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Ellen Parker Crea.
Howard, James William (1839-1930)Typescript transcript diary, 1861-1913, detailing his life as a member of the 9th Arkansas Volunteers, Confederate States of America and life after the war in the South and his religious life as a Baptist minister for churches in Arkansas and Georgia. The diary details much of the discipline and punishment in the army camps, and from 1865 to 1913, his courtship and marriage, life in Georgia and Arkansas after the Civil War, and his later years as a businessman, minister, and citizen in Columbus, Georgia. A section on "religious life" describes his church activities in Arkansas; Auburn, Alabama; Brownsville, Georgia; and as a traveling minister.
With additional notes and genealogy by Ethel Knight Baker, (1863)
and photocopies of photographs.
1 item. Original owned by Elizabeth Baggett.
Accession M1982-10 SC.
Howe, Fred Osmond (b. 1860)Letterbooks, business records, correspondence and other papers relating to Fred 0. Howe Company, the Pensacola ship brokers and commission agents and its predecessors, Ross, Kean & Co., and Ross, Howe & Merrow, 1890-1906. With papers relating to the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co. Pensacola division, 1929-1948.
Papers include statistics on shipping and port activities in Pensacola, 1890-1900, 1925-1940; correspondence relating to the Merchants & Stevedores Association, 1933-1937, and the Pensacola chapter of the Propeller Club of America, 1952-1963.
With general papers, diaries and manuscript poems of Col. Louis H. Sellars (1832-1904), 1893-1904; autograph album of Sallie E. (Hood) Jones, of Mobile, Ala., 1859; and printed ephemera of Bryan's Pharmacy, Pensacola, 1920.
11,534 items (4.0). Gift of the Pensacola Historical Society.
Howell, Benjamin BettertonCorrespondence, accounts, maps, receipts, and legal papers, 1819-1835 relating to land acquisition in Pensacola by Col. Arthur P. Hayne, in turn sold to B. B. Howell. Includes correspondence relating to land speculation by Col. William King (letter of June 17, 1819); including plat of outskirts of Pensacola, "copied at Havanna, 29 Dec. 1818" showing the "Old fort of St. Bernard," Fort St. Michael, the "Great Royal Road" and other features; manuscript map "Florida Occidental Partido de Panzacola" Ano de 1818... Escopia, Havanna 29 Dec. 1818 by Vicente Pintado; plat of lands adjoining Perdido Bay (ca. 1830), and other maps of property purchased by B. B. Howell.
1 Microfilm reel. Purchase, part of the Howell-Babcock Papers in the
New York Historical Society.
Hulse, Isaac (1797-1856)Last will and testament, probated Pensacola, Sep 17, 1857; six letters of Dr. Hulse to William E. Woodruff, Little Rock, Arkansas Territory, 1849-1856.
7 items (photocopies). Originals at State Library of Arkansas.
Hutchins, Thomas (1730-1789)"An Estimate of the Expence ... to finish the Works at Pensacola," with map giving the location of buildings and Gen. Bouquet's monument at the British Fort in Pensacola. London, 1777.
3 items (photocopies). Originals owned by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Hutchison, Ira Augustus (1879-1965)Letters addressed to Judge Hutchison, Circuit Court, Panama City, 1927-1935, from John W. Martin, Doyle Carlton, David Sholtz, and others. Also correspondence, 1935-1948, with E. C. Boswell, D. Fred McMullen, Elwyn Thomas, and Dan McCarty on political campaigns, U. S. Good Roads Association, and judicial matters.
26 items. Gift of the Hutchison Family.
Hutto, EarlRepresentative, United States Congress, 1979-1994; Member, Florida
State Legislature, 1972-1978.
Papers, 1972-1978, primarily correspondence from constituents while a member of the Florida legislature and during his first year as Congressman.
3.0 c.f. Gift of Congressman Earl Hutto.
Indians of the SoutheastPhotocopies of correspondence and documents relating to the Creek and other Southeastern Indians, 1785-1941. Includes letter of Benjamin Hawkins to Thomas Jefferson, 1800, on affairs in the Creek Nation; Hawkins's "A Comparative Vocabulary" of Indian languages, ca. 1800; general papers of Creek Indian agents, 1785-1800; and other reports on Creek linguistic and texts, vocabulary and Creek towns in Alabama and West Florida.
13 items (.34 c.f.). Originals owned by the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
Ingraham, Isabella (1890-1934)Papers, including a typescript "A Sketch of the Life of Isabella Ingraham"; a history of Girl Scouts in Pensacola in which Miss Ingraham worked and two photographs of Miss Ingraham and one of the Brosnaham home at Gull Point.
Innerarity, JohnWarranty Deed from the Seminole Investment Company to John Innerarity, June 10, 1909, transferring property in Saskwa, Oklahoma; signed by John F. Brown, Chief of the Seminoles.
1 item. Gift of H. Innerarity.
Innerarity Family PapersPersonal papers, 1794-1904, of William Panton Innerarity, son of James Innerarity, whose brother John was the attorney for the Panton, Leslie and Company. Includes correspondence, land deeds, genealogical notes, and estate records. Subjects cover the Innerarity and Hulse families of Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama, the Panton, Leslie and Company, Indian relations, the Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Civil War, land speculation, Apalachicola Land Company, the Union Club of Pensacola, and family and business interests including their plantation at Pantonia (Cuba?).
Of special note are James Wilkinson's statement to Governor Folch on the presence of the American Army in New Orleans, 1805; Colonel Henry J. Wilson's letters from Fort Stansburg, Middle Florida on the Indian War (1841), on army life at Fort Snelling (1846), and letters from New Orleans and Vera Cruz, 1846-1848, on the Mexican War; with information on Charles Barron and his sawmill at Red Bluffs, Santa Rosa County, 1857; a plat map for the Innerarity house and adjacent homes and streets in Pensacola, 1859; a receipt for blockade-running, 1862; Civil War letters, 1861-1862, dealing with the movements of Alabama Volunteers from Pensacola to Montgomery and north to join the Army of Virginia; and papers of the United States Supreme Court Case, U.S. vs. Apalachicola Land Company, 1904.
Major correspondents include Walker Anderson, Charles Barron, John S. Barton, Thomas Durnford, Vincent Folch, John Forbes, Henry Holcombe, Melanie Hulse, Maria de Villiers Innerarity, Santiago Innerarity, Victoria Innerarity, Benjamin Marshall, William Marshall, William Minor, William Panton, James D. Westcott, James Wilkinson, and Henry Wilson.
118 items (2.0 c.f.). Purchase.
Innerarity-Hulse PapersCorrespondence and business papers, 1793-1915, primarily relating to John Innerarity (1783-1854), of Pensacola, attorney for the firm of Panton, Leslie and Company, and his son-in-law, Dr. Isaac Hulse (1797-1856), Chief Surgeon, West Indies Squadron, U.S. Navy. Includes letters of John Leslie, John Forbes, Alexander McGillivray, James Innerarity, Thomas Jefferson, J. K. Paulding, and Thomas Forbes. The emphasis of the collection is on the Florida frontier until ca. 1850, with notes relating to the Panton, Leslie and Company, Indian affairs, slavery, yellow fever, and the Pensacola Navy Yard. A smaller group of documents, ca. 1870-1910, relate to the efforts of Dr. Hulse's daughter, Mrs. Emily Hulse Taylor, to secure title to lands of the Apalachicola Land Company.
Includes letters of James Innerarity (d. 1847), at Mobile, to his brother, John, in Pensacola, 1812-1842; manuscript journal, 1805, of a council with representatives of the Chickasaw Indians; diary of a visit to the lower Creeks, 1814-1815; correspondence relating to slaves owned by the company, 1811-1854; papers relating to the Live Oak Reservation, lumbering activities near Perdido Bay, the Mexican War, land speculation in Arkansas, and Gulf Coast railroads; and family correspondence, 1818-1859. Correspondents include Baron Carondelet, Colin Mitchell, Joseph M. White, Samuel L. Southard, Alexander J. Dallas, Walker Anderson, A. P. Upshur, Abel Huntington, Admiral J. H. Clack, Col. Henry J. Wilson, and John T. Newton. With deposition of Thomas Forbes, 1800, in the case of The Schooner Shark vs. Wilson, Bahamas Court of Vice Admiralty; and genealogical notes relating to the Villers, Cruzat, Hulse and Taylor families.
886 items (1.5 c.f.).
Accession M1966-01, M1966-03.
Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)Papers, 1775-1860, includes papers relating to Jackson's invasion
and occupation of Pensacola, 1814-1815, 1818, and his activities as Governor of Florida, as well as later years as United States President (1829-1837).
Microfilm, 75 reels. Originals in the Library of Congress.
Microfilm No. 199.
Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)A.L.S., November 16, 1814 to Thomas Pinckney on the capture of Pensacola by Jackson's troops, the escape of the spanish and British forces, the destruction of Fort Barrancas and the fort on "Rose's Island."
1 item, photograph. Original in Lilly Library, Indiana University.
Jackson County, Florida PapersA collection of single items such as publications, photocopies, imprints, and related papers pertaining to Jackson County, Florida and the county seat of Marianna. Includes letters of Caroline Lee Hentz; a list of writers from the Jackson County area; materials on the Williams and Erwin families, and microfilm of cemetery inscriptions, 1777-1960. Other topics include Campbellton and Greenwood, Florida; the Marianna Rotary Club; and St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
44 items (.34 c.f.). Gifts of various donors
Jackson County, Florida. Clerk of the Circuit Court.Correspondence files, 1895-1950, including letters pertaining to recording of mortgages, receipts of businesses, occasional court business, newspaper clippings, and related items. Much of correspondence is on decorative business letterheads from various towns and cities in Jackson County.
1,132 items (.8 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Sarah Harris.
Jacobi FamilyPhotocopies of family letters, 1893-1930, of the Jacobi Family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois, with some materials in German.
13 items. Gift of Thomas E. Jacobi.
West Florida Collection No. 605.
Jerauld-Reeves PapersCorrespondence, scrapbooks and photographs, 1906-1933, and family papers of James Jerauld (d. 1970), captain of the "Grand Rapids," active in Gulf Coast passenger and freight traffic. With scrapbooks on activities in the Boy Scouts of America.
280 items. Gift of Mrs. Goldie Reeves.
Johnson, EssieDiary, August 1916-June 1917, Bonifay, Florida, including newspaper clippings, letters from her father A. D. Johnson, business and calling cards, recipes, obituaries, programs, and other materials concerning family life, activities in Bonifay, the Grace family, Bonifay High School, the School of Music, the Isis Theater (Pensacola), and the Army, Navy, and Community Sing for Liberty Loan Day, 1917.
1 item (.18 c.f.). Gift of C. M. Fortune.
Johnson, Nellie Dole (1902- )Personal papers including photocopies of the Pensacola High School Tattler (1918-1919), photocopies of early Pensacola postcards and photographs, oral history tapes with Mrs. Johnson, and other related materials.
17 items. Gift of Mrs. Nellie Dole Johnson.
Accession M1981-23 SC.
Johnson, Thomas A. (1888-1961)Personal papers, 1826-1975, including correspondence, business records, family papers, photographs and other papers relating primarily to the public offices held by Mr. Johnson, former Clerk of the Court of Records, Escambia County, 1914-1920, and Chairman of the Florida State Road Department, 1941-1944. With papers relating to political activities in Florida, ca. 1937- 1960; the Bruce Dry Dock Company, 1909-1949; the Gulf, Alabama & Florida Railroad also called Florida, Alabama & Gulf), 1910-1916; and the Gulf Ports Terminal Company, 1927.
Includes letters, photographs and scrapbooks relating to his wife,
Mrs. Genevieve Watson Johnson (1893-1977); the United Daughters of the
Confederacy; the Pensacola Women's Club; the Petree School for exceptional children; and papers relating to the Watson, Bruce, Ollinger and Quina families of Bagdad and Pensacola.
Mr. Johnson's personal papers include schoolwork and student essays, 1899-1910; notes relating to the baseball world series of 1911-1915; political matters in Escambia County, 1914-1937; notes on the establishment of Okaloosa County, 1915; and papers relating to the Pensacola Housing Authority, 1937- 1941, and the Pensacola Port Authority, 1952-1958. With correspondence, general papers, scrapbooks and miscellaneous imprints relating to his incumbency as State Road Commissioner, 1941-1948, and documents relating to the Gandy ridge, Tampa, the Overseas Highway, Key West, and other road projects, with notes on the founding of Whiting Field, 1943, and Pensacola Bay Bridge, and minutes of meetings and other papers relating to the U.S. Study Commission, Southeast River Basins, 1959-1961. Correspondents include John W. Martin, Claude Pepper, Spessard L. Holland, R. L. F. Sikes, Millard Caldwell, LeRoy Collins, R. A. Gray, Dan McCarty, Fuller Warren, George Smathers, Woodrow Wilson, H. Clay Armstrong, J. Hardin Peterson, Pat Cannon, Joe Hendricks, Charles 0. Andrews, John C. Pace, Webb C. Jernigan, and David Johnson.
Also includes papers relating to the case of Henry Michelette [Michelet] vs. Sebastian Pintado, 1826, and legal documents relating to the claimants of waterfront lands in Pensacola, 1857-1908; business papers of the Bruce Dry Dock Company, the Bagdad Land & Lumber Company, the Dunwoody-Aiken Towboat Company, and other interests of the Johnson family.
5,000 items (3.4 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Thomas A. Johnson, Dr. R. Bruce
Johnson, and the Johnson family.
Accession M1967-06, M1969-08, M1977-01.
Johnston, Mary BeggsPersonal papers, 1899-1979, and collection of materials on Pensacola and West Florida history, including correspondence, publications, and other materials. Subjects include Pensacola in the Civil War, St. Michael's Cemetery, the T. T. Wentworth Museum, a history of public health in Escambia County, and Julien Yonge.
462 items (.68 c.f.). Gift of Mary Beggs Johnston.
Johnstone, George (1730-1787)Printed letter in The Caledonian Mercury, April 22, 1765 to the merchants of Pensacola, with "extract of a letter from a gentleman at Pensacola to his friend in London," May 4, 1765.
Source: Caledonian Mercury, no. 6816 (Aug. 3, 1765), p. 366..
1 item. Purchase, 1978.
Jones Family PapersLegal, political and family papers relating to U.S. Senator Charles W. Jones (1834-1897), his son, John Byrne Jones (1866-1954), his son's wife, Lily Haydel Jones (d. 1953), and niece, Virginia Lebeau (1894-1975). Includes letters, notebooks, drafts of speeches and other papers of Senator Jones; legal and administrative papers reflecting John B. Jones's experience as City Attorney of Pensacola, 1899-1932; and papers relating to social activities in Pensacola, the Democratic party of Escambia County, the Catholic Church, and other organizations.
With autograph album of Willie Jones, Pensacola, 1878-1880; unidentified satiric poem, 1871, on Pensacola society; notes on Pensacola waterfront lands, 1899-1901, and correspondence of John B. Jones, City Attorney, 1898-1932, including case papers of the Circuit Court of Escambia County, speeches, printed materials and papers relating to city administration and finances; letters of Stephen R. Mallory, Jr., 1893; papers relating to the Pensacola Board of Bond Trustees, 1906, the revised city charter, 1913, and incumbent opposition to the City Manager form of government, 1931; constitution and minutes of Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of St. Michael's Parish, ca.
1920; legal papers relating to the estate of Benjamin Overman, 1813-1890, including correspondence of S. A. Simpson and A. E. Maxwell.
1,075 items (3.4 c.f.). Gift of Jones Estate and the Lebeau family.
Jordan, Euline"What The WPA Did For Me." Typescript autobiography about her work as weaving instructor for Pensacola, Florida Works Progress Administration project in 1939.
5 items. Gift of Pensacola Historical Museum.
Keller ManuscriptManuscript in latin, on vellum; a receipt in Portuguese, with possible date of 1421, and script of 1453 and 1455 on verso. Possibly a palimpsest. With ultraviolet photographs and related papers.
10 items. Gift of Lt. General Robert P. Keller.
Keep Family PapersCorrespondence, business papers and accounts of Samuel and Nathan Keep, 1826-1832. Samuel Keep of Boston, Massachusetts, was awarded the contract for erecting buildings and wharves at the new Pensacola Navy Yard, 1826. Includes letters exchanged between Samuel, in Pensacola, and his older brother and probable investor, Dr. Nathan Keep (1800-1875), of Boston, Dean of the Harvard School of Dentistry. In addition to the letters describing in detail life in Pensacola, at the Navy Yard, and labor and government problems, the records follow Samuel's lobbying efforts in Congress, congressional documents of hearings and private bills, and estate records following his death in 1830.
Subjects include congressional voting in Pensacola, the departure of Commodore Woolsey from Pensacola, smallpox and yellow fever epidemics, descriptions of stone wharves at the Navy Yard, names of ships in the area, Jackson's actions in Pensacola, people at Pensacola including Hunt and Brackenridge and the Simpson family and comparing Adams and Jackson as Presidential candidates. Correspondents include Joseph M. White, M. T. Woolsey, Adam Gordon, William Bainbridge, and Peter Lenox.
300 items (.64 c.f.). Gift and purchase.
Kell Family PapersScrapbooks, family papers and printed materials relating to Pensacola, ca. 1810-1940. Includes deeds, receipts, and general papers of members of the Tapiola, Roche, Maher, McSween and McVoy families of Pensacola and Cantonment, 1822-1940. With autograph albums of Fannie Arbona and Anita Roche, Pensacola, 1885-1888; scrapbook of William J. Baker, Pensacola, ca. 1874-1900; Pensacola and Escambia County tax returns of Peter Tapiola and family, 1810-1882; family papers and manuscript poems of Richard Roche, Pensacola, ca. 1860-1905; printed funeral announcements, Pensacola, 1868-1940; school papers of Miss Belle McVoy, ca. 1901, with signature of James M. Tate; letters of Henry McVoy, U.S. Navy, 1918-1919; and miscellaneous papers relating to the Cantonment Woman's Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
844 items (1.02 c..f.). Gift of Mrs. Clarence R. Kell.
Accession M1968-18, M1969-11.
Kimball Lumber CompanyAccount ledger, February 1888-1889 showing lands purchased, stock issued, cash receipts and expenditures, sales, etc. 1 volume (800 leaves).
1 microfilm reel.
West Florida Collection No. 124.
King-Joyner Family PapersPapers, 1867-1951, of the King, Joyner and Moyer families of Bagdad, Milton, and Pensacola, Florida, including photographs; a journal (1867-1870) covering Reconstruction period; and records of the Bagdad Missionary Band or Women's Missionary Society of the Bagdad Presbyterian Church, 1899-1903.
Uncatalogued. Gift of Mrs. Robert King.
Kingsbery, A. C.Insurance Agent, Pensacola, Florida
Papers, 1928-1937, including financial records, insurance registers, and underwriter agent contracts. Client files include Levey Brothers, a glass company with descriptions and drawings of all store fronts and their glass on Palafox Street (1936); John H. Myrick Automobile fleet at Gonzalez; and Semmes Coal and Ice Company. Other subjects include Frank W. Pearson and Hardware Mutual Insurance Company, underwriters.
83 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Wallace Mayo.
Kirkpatrick, John A.Pensacola merchant; dry goods and grocer.
Business papers, correspondence, and advertising matter, 1894-1901, of John A. Kirkpatrick, proprietor of Kirkland LeConte Pear Orchards, and of Nickelsen & Kirkpatrick.
410 items (.34 c.f.).
Accession M1967-05, M1987-04 SC.
Kirwan Family PapersRecords, [1780-1900] of the Kirwan family including business records relating to their sugar cane plantation on the island of Montserrat. This is a provisional entry pending final inventory and paper conservation work. Includes indentures, harvest records, deeds, scrapbooks, and related materials.
2.0 c.f. (est.). Gift of Mrs. Betty King.
Ladies Library Association, DeFuniak Springs, FLPublic Library Association
Records, 1887-1962, including list of members, constitution, minutes, membership fee books, guest book listing of books borrowed and other records on the creation, history, and building of the DeFuniak Springs Public Library.
Microfilm, 2 reels. Originals in the DeFuniak Springs Public Library.
Land RecordsUsers tracing lands and owners in West Florida are urged to consult the the Territorial Papers of the United States, Florida volumes (edited by Clarence E. Carter); Spanish Land Grants (compiled by the Works Progress Administration); the Public Lands series of the American State Papers; land surveys, plat maps, and the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map collections. All of these materials are available in Special Collections and some are listed in this guide. Check the index to this guide under 'land' and related terms.
Journal of John Landreth, surveyor, to the agency of James L. Cathcart and James Hutton, Esq., agents for selecting any unappropriated lands of the United States as may be found to produce live oak and red cedar timbers suitable for naval purposes, commenced in 1818 and ended in 1819.
A diary of a surveying expedition to the Gulf Coast, 1818-1819, a preliminary to creation of the Live Oak Reservation in Florida. An edited published version by Milton B. Newton, Jr. was published in 1985.
Microfilm, 1 reel. From U.S. National Archives, Record Group 45, Naval Records, Washington, D.C..
Microfilm No. 167.
Landrum Family PapersCorrespondence, diaries and papers of Frank Coleman Horton (b. 1872), of Mobile and Pensacola, and his wife Esther Landrum Horton. Includes papers of Judge James Landrum, family photographs and account books, and documents reflecting the social life of the Gulf Coast in the period 1888-1910.
With genealogical notes on the Dickson, Coleman and Landrum families, 1819-1940; a framed sampler, 1807; letters of John Coleman Horton, a student at the University of Alabama, ca. 1890; letter from family members in Mobile and Brewton, Alabama; medical records of Dr. Stephen M. Gonzalez, 1896; cash books and records of the Pensacola Evening Journal, 1887-1889; criminal docket of the Escambia County Justice of the Peace, 1899-1901; correspondence of Miss Kate Landrum, 1905; and of a small group of Florida Newspapers.
2,007 items (1.92 c.f.). Gift of Mr. W. D. Horton.
Langdon, Capt. L. L.Captain, 1st U. S. Artillery.
Report of action of the Artillery at Battle of Olustee (Baker County), Florida. Manuscript report from Headquarters, Artillery Brigade, Jacksonville, Florida to Lt. R. M. Hill, March 25, 1864.
14 items. Photostats.
West Florida Collection No. 10.
Larned, FrankCaptain, 2nd U. S. Artillery.
Letterbook and miscellaneous papers, 1862-1864, of Capt. Larned of the 2nd Artillery, U.S. Army, Fort Barrancas, Florida. Bound photocopy volume.
1 item. Original owned by the Virginia Historical Society.
Lawbaugh, Vera Aldridge KellerAuthor; Editor; Pensacola writer and teacher.
Literary writings and editorial works, 1915-1917, 1925, including issues of The Concept, 1915-1917, a literary magazine of Converse College, Spartansburg, South Carolina, with articles by Vera A. Keller as author and as assistant editor; includes The Finale, yearbook of Covington High School, Covington, Georgia, 1925 which is dedicated to Vera A. Keller, teacher of French and History.
11 items (0.35 c.f.). Gift of Museum of West Florida History.
League of Women Voters. Pensacola ChapterCorrespondence, financial papers, scrapbooks and photographs, research files, 1950-1977. Subjects include charter government for Escambia County; elections and voter laws; League history, and text of the League's survey, 1974, of the Pensacola Public Library.
817 items. (.34 c.f.).
Lebaron Family PapersCorrespondence of Rev. Earle Robert LeBaron (1900-1972) and his father Leonard LeBaron (d. 1943), former city electrician of Pensacola, 1907-1914.
Leonard LeBaron's papers include his reports as city electrician, 1907-1914, 1931-1933; papers relating to the city's purchase of a radio station in 1925; poetry and materials on his various inventions and patents.
Rev. Earle LeBaron joined the Roman Catholic priesthood but resigned from the Church in 1932; he later married and divorced, served in other denominations and as an acting chaplain, U.S. Navy, taught at East Carolina College and conducted a radio program in Greenville, North Carolina. His papers cover his strained relations with the Roman Catholic Church and later the Episcopal Church, especially over leaving the church, marrying, and divorce. Other materials cover his activities against integration, involvement with the National States' Rights movement, the Socialist Party, the Association of Citizens' Councils, and the Pensacola White Citizens Council. With additional publications, 1952-1972, about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Communist threat to America. With correspondence of Rev. LeBaron with Bishop Toolen and others, 1925, and an undated genealogical sketch of the LeBaron family of Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola.
1,109 items (1.2 c.f.). Purchase.
Leigh PapersLetters and correspondence, 1868-1916, of the Leigh family of Bagdad and Milton, Florida. Consists primarily of letters to Sue A. Leigh (later Mrs. S.A. Creary) of Bagdad from friends and relatives. Includes letters of C.H. (Hanks) Dorr describing life as a student at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1869-1871.
Subjects and correspondents include Bellville, Columbiana, Evergreen, Haynes and Hazelwood, Alabama; Bagdad, Bay Point, and Milton, Florida; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Sewanee and University Place, Tennessee; Huston, Jonesville, Powellton and San Antonio, Texas; C.H. (Hanks) Dorr, Mrs C.B. (Beatrice) Gaylord, J.H. Hughes, Mary Judge, Sue Leigh, Capt. J.D. Leigh, Rebecca McLean, N.A. Milton, Virginia Martin and Hattie C. Sawyer; General Gorgas, Bishop Greene and the University of the South.
120 items (0.35 c.f.). Gift of R. E. Neville, Jr.
Literary WorksManuscripts and proofs of various literary, historical and scholarly works produced by West Florida people. Includes works by John Diamond, Frederick Greenhut, Bertha Henry, Connie Marse, Carl Oldenburg, John Sherrill, Adelia Rosasco-Soule, William James Wells, and others. Subjects include logging in Santa Rosa County, and reminiscences of John H. Sherrill, Jr., as a prisoner of war in Germany and Poland, November 1944 - April 1945 as a member of the 83rd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. Unpublished materials may carry restrictions.
23 items (1.4 c.f.). Gift of the authors.
Live Oak Reservation PapersDraft of a brief by J. McHenry Jones relating to the Live Oak Reservation, Gulf Breeze Peninsula; with text of documents, abstracts and other legal papers describing ownership of the land.
With miscellaneous printed materials on the history of the Naval Live Oak Reservation established in 1826; an archaeological study of the Florida Gulf Coast Indians by Randy Head, undated; and other papers relating to the property which became part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in 1969.
10 items (.9 c.f.). Gift of Dr. C. J. Heinberg.
Lloyd, PatJournalist, Pensacola News Journal.
Biographical materials, 1969-1987, including certificates and awards.
24 items (.80 c.f.). Gift of Anne Jacobi and Lucy H. Van Swearingen.
Lonely Hearts MurdersCollection of research materials on Martha Jule Seabrook Beck (1920-1951) and Raymond Fernandez of Pensacola, Florida whose series of murders of 'lonely hearts clubs' attendees in the 1940s brought national notoriety and ultimately the electric chair. Their exploits were the basis of a number of books and movies.
West Florida Collection No. 609.
Look & Morrison CollectionCollection of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other papers of the architectural firm of Look & Morrison, including materials of the firm of Yonge & Hart, 1926-1967. Photographs and drawings of projects designed or built include schools, government buildings, private residences, and related structures in Pensacola, Milton, Bonifay, DeFuniak Springs, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Panama City, Marianna, Tallahassee, and Warrington, Florida. See collection inventory for complete list of structures.
244 items (.45 c.f.). Gift.
Louisville & Nashville RailroadCorrespondence Ledger
Index volume, 1916, to the letter-books and correspondence of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Pensacola; entries arranged alphabetically by sender, with date of letter, subject, and file number. Extensive listing for E. O. Saltmarsh, Superintendent.
1 volume. Gift of Alan Gantzhorn.
Lounsberry, Vernon L.Captain, U. S. Army.
Photograph album, 1916 covering service along the Mexican-American border. Comprising 141 photographs showing camp scenes, border patrols, Mexican guards at the International Bridge, Brownsville, Texas; Fort Bliss, and Metamoros, Texas. Lounsberry notes the cause of [his] service was the Pancho Villa raid on Columbus in March, 1916; with additional panoramic photographs of American ships and troops of the American Expeditionary Forces, World War I.
1 album (.18 c.f.) and 5 photographs. Gift of Dr. Earl Watson.
Luna PapersMicrofilm of the spanish documents pertaining to Don Tristan De Luna, 1559-1560, that were partly transcribed in Herbert Ingram Priestley's The Luna Papers (1928).
1 microfilm roll. Gift of Randy Head.
McClanahan, Robert C.Observations on the bird life of Santa Rosa Island, 1931-1940, as reported to the Biological Survey of the National Park Service.
1 item (photocopy). From the Smithsonian Institution archives.
McCown, Alberta Lee DavisPensacola author; teacher.
Personal papers and photographs (1913-1965) covering her education at Pensacola High School (1913-1917) and at Duke University (1937), her activities in Campfire Girls, and as a missionary in Argentina for the Southern Baptist Convention (1922-1926), and literary manuscripts of her work as a poet. Other materials include Pensacola High School memorabilia (1920-1922) of Mary Louise Davis, and records of her father Charles T. Davis and his patent medicine business (Davis Remedy manufactured in Pensacola), as well as numerous family photographs.
578 items (.7 c.f.). Gift of Alberta Lee Davis.
McCrellen, JeanScrapbooks, 1968-1987, of Jean McCrellen, Pensacola, Florida including newspapers clippings primarily concerning genealogy and family history in Pensacola and West Florida. Topics include cemetery research, families, family reunions, surnames, and the Family Quest columns of Dot Brown from the Pensacola News Journal. Key names and subjects include Austen Nolf, Pat Enfinger, F. Wilbur Helmbold, G. Norman Simons, the Quina family, Irish genealogy, Gladys Daw, Dicy Bowman, Dean DeBolt, and West Florida Genealogical Society.
11 Scrapbooks (1 c.f.). Gift of Richard McCrellen.
McCrory, Mary (1871-1941)"History of Jefferson County, Florida," typescript, undated. Includes reminiscences of Mrs. Helen Edwards within text.
33 leaves (ca. 1938).
McCutchin, Louisa Eugene (b.1911)"Beginning of the University of West Florida." Bound scrapbook of
newspaper clippings, pamphlets, etc., relating to the origin and development of the University, March, 1961-April, 1965.
1 scrapbook. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. McCutchin.
McGill, EttaDiaries, 1899-1908, of Etta McGill, Selma, Alabama describing her work with YMCA, local Sunday Schools, and activities in Selma as well as trips to University, Alabama and New York.
6 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Dean DeBolt, 1982.
McGill FamilyPapers of the McGill and Suarez families of Pensacola, Florida, 1836-1962, including letters, land deeds, promissory notes, indentures, tax receipts and other materials dealing with Joseph Suarez and his heirs, 1836-1905, and Gerald Byrne McGill and his family, 1905-1962. Subjects and writers include Isaac Hulse, Stephen T. Mallory II, the Navy Yard at Pensacola; St. John's Cemetery; Camp Ward No. 10 of the United Confederate Veterans; Spanish Fort, Alabama and Josiah Blakely; the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Nixson family.
145 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Captain H. L. McGill.
McKenney and Hall's Indian Tribes of North AmericaElephant folio set of the twenty parts of Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America as issued to subscribers, 1838-1843. This set was issued to William Bagley (1789-1871) of Covington, Louisiana and Pensacola, Florida; his name and facsimile signature appear in the list of subscribers, folio no. 20 (1843). This set has been restored by the R. R. Donnelly Company.
Possibly the most important work on American Indians ever published, the set contains hand-colored engraved portraits with text on history, customs, and other details. The engravings were taken from oil paintings including a set of life portraits by Charles Bird King. However the original paintings were destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire.
A number of important Southeastern tribes and chiefs are included, including important Creeks and Seminoles. Special Collections has additional reader copies of later editions of the work available for users in the Rare Book Room.
Gift of Mrs. Austin K. Doyle in memory of her great-grandfather, William Bagley.
McKenzie Oerting & Company, PensacolaBusiness records, 1911-1931, of the marine agents and suppliers owned by various members of the Oerting family. With documents relating to the estate of Peter J. Oerting (1815-1912).
McLaughlin Family PapersBusiness records, correspondence and family papers of Elwood McLaughlin (d. 1952) and his grandson, Henry E. McLaughlin (1918-1965), of Pensacola. Includes extensive files of records relating to the several railroad lines owned by the family, 1868-1962, the most important of which were the Pensacola & Perdido (1874), the Pensacola, Alabama & Tennessee (1897) formerly the Pensacola-Northern Railroad, and the Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans (1911). With survey profile of the line between Millview and Muscogee; papers relating to the Gulf Ports Terminal Railway Company, 1917-1928; and correspondence with the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Includes speeches, correspondence and other papers of Theodore Welch (d. 1894), general agent of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, ca. 1874-1894; scrapbook of clippings relating to the excursion, 1874, of Northern newspaper editors through the Southern states; and Mrs. Welch's diary of a visit to DeFuniak Springs, 1885.
2,917 items (4.20 c.f.). Gift of the family of Henry E. McLaughlin.
McMeness, PatrickIndenture providing for the lease of 1,000 acres of land on River Amit, West Florida (Louisiana) to Alexander Dickson for period of one year, Sept. 27, 1776. Signed and sealed on parchment, countersigned by Thomas Livingston, Secretary, Register's Office of West Florida.
McMillan v. Escambia County Case FilePartial exhibit files offered by plaintiff in the United States District Court suit, McMillan versus Escambia County, 1977, seeking to establish single member district elections for Escambia County Commissioners. These files are mostly photocopies of records and reports, 1955-1977, of both the City of Pensacola and Escambia county showing breakdowns by race in such areas as school board members and teachers, elected officials, appointments to committees and public boards, election poll workers, local government employment, and allocation of road paving projects and recreational facilities. Other materials include U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity reports, U. S. Housing and Urban Development applications for community block development funds, affirmative action plans, annual budget and audit reports, and federal revenue sharing applications. Additional files cover the 1959 establishment of at-large voting; campaign disclosure files for Louis L. Brown, Peter Gindl, Charles E. Deese, Kenneth J. Kelson, Jack Kenney, Marvin Beck, Zearl Lancaster; and the proposed charter for Escambia County.
148 items (1.53 c.f.). Gift of Larry T. Menefee.
McMillan School, Pensacola, FloridaScrapbook, 1959-1965, of activities of the "Teachers of Tomorrow," with miscellaneous correspondence, photographs and imprints.
1 item. Gift of Mrs. Martha B. Lyle.
McMurran, Hugh L.U. S. Army Air Forces, Staff Sergeant.
Photocopy notebooks of an American serviceman while being held as a prisoner of war, Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany, 1944-1945; includes notes on food, camp recipes, Red Cross care parcels, and list of his "Kriege" fellow prisoners.
McNair, John Gilbert (1889-1971)Typescript reminiscences of Myrtle Grove, ca. 1900-1930; with undated notes on the history of postal service in the community, by Randolph N. Reedy. 2 items. Gift of Hines D. McNair.
McReynolds (Agnes) SchoolPhotocopies of scrapbooks for Agnes McReynolds School, Pensacola, Florida, 1929-1948, dealing with Parent-Teacher Association activities, school programs, the Junior Red Cross, World War II collection drives, and related school history.
9 folders. Gift.
Madison, James (1751-1836)Papers, 1723-1859, of U. S. President James Madison. During his tenure in office (1809-1817), Andrew Jackson invaded Spanish West Florida as part of the United States Army pursuit of Creeks. The Madison Papers include a number of papers on Florida and Pensacola relations during this period before acquisition by the United States.
Microfilm, 28 reels. Originals owned by the Library of Congress.
Microfilm No. 207.
Mallory, Cora (1881-1973)Correspondence and photographs, 1861-1957, relating primarily to Stephen R. Mallory (1812-1873), and family. Includes newspaper clippings about Mallory, photocopies of letters to his wife, 1862-1865 with draft of a letter to President Andrew Johnson seeking a pardon for Mallory. Other correspondents include F. H. Farrar, Horace Greeley, and Charles Mallory.
63 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of the estate of Miss Mallory.
Manucy, Albert"A constructional history of Fort Jefferson, 1846-1874," a report prepared for National Park Service, Region one, 1961. With notes on brick manufacturing in Pensacola by the Bacon and Abercrombie company. Typescript.
1 item (photocopy). Original in the National Archives.
Map CollectionsSpecial Collections maintains a comprehensive map collection with emphasis on the West Florida region, from earliest discovery to the present time. These maps include manuscripts, land surveys, topographical maps, railroad and highway maps, city maps, gazetteers and atlases, and similar drawings of the West Florida region, its cities and states, and the Southeast United States.
These include original, facsimile and photocopies of representative European maps of the Gulf Coast and present-day Southeastern states before 1800; maps of communities, roads, railroads and shipping centers of North Florida and southern Georgia and Alabama, dating from the early 19th century; plans of Spanish and British fortifications near Pensacola; and local and regional maps of West Florida with emphasis on Pensacola and Escambia County.
The map collections are broken into four parts: (1) original maps, arranged chronologically (1700s-present); (2) photocopy/photograph copies of maps from other libraries and museums around the world, arranged topically (1400s-present); (3) the Marion Viccars Collection (1700s-1980) which is broken down by continent, country, and individual states of the United States; and (4) maps (1970-present) composed chiefly of United States Geological Survey, NASA satellite images, and official State of Florida highway and county maps. All groups except (4) are located in Special Collections Department.
Marston, Frank Rutherford (d. 1918)Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials, 1914-1931, concerning Lieutenant Frank Rutherford Marston of Pensacola who was killed in action with the Allied Expeditionary Forces in France, July 1918. Correspondents include Lois Mayes, Frank Allen Pattillo, and Duncan Fletcher. Also includes papers concerning naming of American Legion post in Pensacola after Marston and on Mrs. Marston's trip to France to the American cemeteries in 1931. Additional items include materials on the death of Pensacola merchant Frank Marston, and glass lantern slides of Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Paraguay, and the Danish West Indies.
91 items (.7 c.f.). Gift of the estate of Frank R. Marston.
Mason, Charles Perry (1891-1971)Naval Aviator and Pensacola Mayor
Personal papers, 1917-1965, including materials as Naval Aviator No. 52 and as mayor of Pensacola, 1947-1957. Includes several personal photographs and a photograph of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1918.
16 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. C. P. Mason.
Mason, Ernest E. (1904-1983)Judge of the Circuit Court and of the Court of Record.
Personal papers, 1934-1980, including correspondence, case files, circuit court opinions, biographical information, committee files, and other papers concerning his activities on the Florida Bar, as a circuit judge, and as a senior judge of the Court of Record, Escambia County, Florida. Key subjects and topics include Edward Ball, the Circuit Judges Conference (1971-1976), the Escambia County Law Library, the First Presbyterian Church, the National Tuberculosis and Health Association (1952-1973), and the Okaloosa County Circuit Court (1965-1977).
Other subjects and individuals covered include Crystal Ice Company, the Florida Democratic Party, George Erb, the Florida League of Municipalities, Gulf Breeze Cottages, Hydro-Gas Company of West Florida, William Frye, the Pensacola Bay Bridge, the Airport Committee of the Pensacola Lions Club, the Okaloosa County School Board, the Pensacola Academy, the Pensacola Paper Company, Santa Rosa County, Santa Rosa Island, the Florida Supreme Court and the Walton County Circuit Court.
A detailed collection inventory is available.
10,374 items (11.64 c.f.). Gift of the Escambia County Law Library.
Mason, Theodorus Bailey MyersLieutenant, U. S. Navy.
Manuscript journal, 1848-1876, concerning life in New York, at the U. S. Naval Academy, and service aboard the U. S. S. Pensacola in the 1870s.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Original owned by the University of Hawaii Library.
West Florida Collection No. 177.
Matthews, Thomas FranklinBridge tender, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Milton, Florida.
Papers, 1909-1957, including photocopies of correspondence concerning pension, railroad passes, genealogy of Matthews family of Santa Rosa and Holmes County, and photographs of railroad bridge and depot at Milton.
41 items. From Originals loaned by Santa Rosa Historical Society.
West Florida Collection No. 549.
Melvin, JerryFlorida Legislator, 1968-1978.
Papers, 1968-1978, primarily correspondence, publications, and files dealing with legislative activities.
4.0 c.f. Gift of Jerry Melvin.
Men's Camellia Club of PensacolaRecords, 1937-1989, including correspondence and newspaper clippings, registrations for camellias originated in Pensacola, publications including the Camellia Journal (1962-1987) and Camellia Notes (1961-1989), and biographies of club members and presidents.
1,325 items (1.63 c.f.). Gift of John Covington.
Mentor Log BookManuscript log book of the British ship H.M.S. Mentor, March 9, 1780 to May 17, 1781, kept by Captain Robert Deans. The 20-gun vessel was stationed in Pensacola waters for several months preceding the Spanish invasion in 1781. Entries include mention of the arrival of Galvez's forces, notes on the scuttling of the ship, participation of the crew in the land siege (Siege of Pensacola) and an account of the capitulation of British forces at Fort George, May 9, 1781. Includes 'house book' of Eliza Deans with recipes at the end of the book, 1787. With research files and records of James A. Servies, author of The Log of H.M.S. Mentor, 1780-1781: A New Account of the British Navy at Pensacola (1981). Files include transcripts of log book, lists of technical terms, maps and cruise plans plotted from the ship log, and related nautical research.
117 items (.9 c.f.). Gift.
Metzger, Lewis WilliamCaptain, U. S. Navy; UWF Alumnus
Personal papers, including publications, citations, and photographs, reflecting personal and military career interests. Subjects include Nantucket, Massachusetts, Lenin, World War II, and General Westmoreland.
6 items. Gift of L. W. Metzger.
Middlemas, John Robert (b. 1936)Member, Florida House of Representatives; Panama City insurance agent.
Legislative papers, correspondence and printed materials pertaining to his service in the Florida House of Representatives, 1965-1970, including the proposed Florida Constitutional Revision of 1968, Governor Claude Kirk, the Florida Library and Historical Commission, and legislation concerning environmental and oceanographic issues.
15.3 c.f. Gift of John Middlemas.
Miller, George L.Emeritus Professor, University of West Florida.
Papers, 1967-1982, consisting of correspondence, publications, and records on the University and as a member of the Political Science department.
Uncataloged. (2.0 c.f.). Gift of the Department.
Milner, Florence Thiot (1879-1969)Poet, Pensacola, Florida
Papers, 1927-1973, including correspondence, typescripts and drafts of poetry, subject and idea files, genealogical information, photographs, and books containing published works. Other subjects and correspondents include the Milner, Thiot, Winship, and Wylly families, Henry Harrison (1903- ), Wightman Fletcher Melton (1867-1944), the Poetry Society of America, and the National Writers Club.
249 items (1.35 c.f.). Gift of Marjorie C. Milner and Rosemary Milner Kiefer.
Milton Lodge, No. 16-F. & A. M.Manuscript history of this Masonic Lodge, October 31, 1846-1875, compiled by John Carlowitz, covering history, membership, activities, and deaths of members. No history is indicated from the "beginning of the War" January 4, 1862 to December 27, 1865.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Gift of Ralph Hewett.
Milton Press-GazetteCash books, 1915-1924; correspondence, printed works and files of the newspaper, 1880-1969.
321 items. Gift of Mrs. Mary Leonard.
Milton Woman's ClubRecords, 1913- , including minutes, yearbooks, annual reports, correspondence, history files, and other records. Begun as the Milton Civic League in 1913, the organization advocated improvements to the City of Milton including sanitation and cleanliness. The organization became the Milton Woman's Club in 1916.
318 items (1.08 c.f.). Gift.
Mississippi. Department of Archives and HistoryFrench provincial archives, 1612-1763; 34 volumes of transcripts, with calendars, relating to the lower Mississippi Valley, copied from originals in Paris, 1906. These French records cover actions in New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola, and the West Florida region. Some of these records have been published in book form in recent years.
Microfilm, 13 reels. Originals owned by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Microfilm No. 244.
Mississippi. Department of Archives and HistoryMississippi provincial archives, English dominion, 1763-1781; ten volumes with editor's introduction, and transcripts of records from the Public Records Office, London, relating to the Gulf Coast area and British administration of West Florida, 1763 until its capture by Spain in 1780 and 1781. Includes British administrators George Johnstone and Robert Farmar.
Microfilm, 5 reels. Originals owned by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Microfilm No. 243.
Mississippi. Department of Archives and HistoryMississippi provincial archives, Spanish dominion. Spanish provincial archives, 1759-1820; nine volumes of transcripts relating to the Gulf Coast area, copied from the original documents in Madrid, Seville, and Simancas, ca. 1906. With chronological index. Some of these records have been published in book form in recent years.
Microfilm, 7 reels. Originals owned by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Microfilm No. 246.
Mobile, Alabama. City Directories.City directories covering Mobile, Alabama for the years of 1837, 1838, 1839, 1842, 1844, 1855-56, 1856, and 1859. These give names of residents and businesses, addresses, and other information. Special Collections also has some published editions for later years.
Microfiche, 25 fiche. Purchase.
West Florida Collection No. 108.
Monroe, James (1758-1831)Correspondence and papers, 1758-1839; includes documents relating to the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812 in the Southern States, the acquisition of Florida; U.S. involvement in Spanish and Indian affairs on the frontier; and the Independent State of West Florida, at Natchez.
Microfilm, 11 reels. Originals owned by the Library of Congress and the James Monroe Memorial Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Microfilm No. 173.
Monroe, Kathlyn Medora (1896-1979)Correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous imprints, 1939-1946. Includes notes of Miss Monroe's friendship with British naval cadets at Pensacola Naval Air Station during World War II; account of her journey, 1971, to renew acquaintance with her friends in England; records of the Sunday School, First Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, 1908-1935; and genealogical notes on the Monroe family; photos of Pensacola Streets, 1935.
31 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Miss Kate Monroe.
Moreno, ElizabethPapers, 1878-1960, including correspondence, financial records, and poems of Elizabeth Moreno, 1898-1925, including letters while she was a student at Converse College, Spartansburg, South Carolina; a book of her theatrical clippings, 1910; and programs of her recitals and piano concerts, 1950-1960. With additional records of the Moreno family including a commonplace book of poems kept by J. N. Moreno, 1878, including works by Stephen Russell Mallory, Jr.; business records of the Boggy Mill Lumber Company, Pensacola, 1908-1910; scrapbooks of H. Russell Felkel with records of election returns and vital statistics of Pensacola and Escambia County, 1915-1924; a scrapbook of Clara Moreno, 1921-1922, and a household furnishings inventory of Scarritt Moreno (42 pp.), 1922.
360 items (1.09 c.f.). Gift of Miss Moreno.
Moreno, FranciscoAbstract of title to lands near Bayou Texar, Pensacola, 1835; with map of tract and contemporary translation of the "Moreno grant," 1810.
2 items (photocopies). Originals owned by Leon County Courthouse.
Morton, Jackson (1794-1874)United States Senator from Florida.
Collection of papers, 1874-1951, relating to Jackson Morton, of Santa Rosa County, with text of obituary by R. M. T. Hunter.
5 items (photocopies). Originals owned by the College of William and Mary Library, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Murphy Family PapersCorrespondence, business records, scrapbooks, maps and miscellaneous printed works relating primarily to Pensacola and environs, 1802-1960. With photographs of Pensacola scenes and a group of about 100 volumes forming part of the original library of Dr. Fernando Moreno of Pensacola ca. 1835-1855.
Includes business records of William Nichols, Marianna, 1831-1879; Henry Whitmire, Milton, 1850-1861; and Gideon Murphy, Milton, 1856-1899; letters addressed to Augustus E. Maxwell of the Confederate States Senate, 1862; financial accounts of Charles Hobbs, of Escambia County, 1862, relating to provisions taken by the 5th Regiment of Georgia Vols.; daybook of a general store owned by J. A. Chastain, Marianna, 1868-1869; and undated roll of members of the Pensacola chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Gideon Murphy papers include correspondence and other papers of W. H. Murphy, Miss Bertha and Miss Pearl Murphy, and others; notes of Gideon Murphy's service in Co. E., 1st Alabama Battalion (C.S.A.); a land grant to George A. McCall, 1858; Mr. Murphy's records of lumbering, 1860-1889, and other businesses in Milton, Bagdad, and Ferry Pass; a list of logging brands, 1871; and papers relating to the construction and maintenance of roads, 1866-1873.
The collection was assembled by Miss Bertha A. Murphy (d. 1967), and includes school memorabilia, ca. 1889; notes of timber cut near Thompson's Bayou, 1909, on the Murphy lands now forming part of the University of West Florida campus; papers relating to sale of land at McDavid, 1918; and correspondence and other papers relating to Miss Murphy's activities in Pensacola, 1935-1940, including the Federal Housing Administration, Historical Records Survey, Pensacola Art Institute. With correspondence of Senator Claude Pepper and others, 1941-1942, on civil defense and scrap salvage activities in Pensacola; Miss Murphy's scrapbooks of Florida and Pensacola interest, ca. 1924-1949, contain numerous imprints, photographs and other papers including notes on the Gonzalez family of Cantonment by R. P. Wilder, the text of radio addresses on Pensacola history by T. T. Wentworth, Jr., and letters of F. H. LaGuardia. An earlier series of scrapbooks, 1871-1894, contain memorabilia of social and theatrical activities in New York City. Also includes account books of O'Neill & Nall, a general store in Pensacola, 1840-1842; E. W. Dorr, Pensacola, 1852, with entries of Dr. Isaac Hulse; and an unidentified store in Pensacola, 1860-1861.
1,375 items (2.04 c.f. and 28 portfolio folders). Gift of the estate of Miss B. A. Murphy.
Murphy, Frank H.Research records of Frank H. Murphy concerning the Bonaparte family in America and the Murat family of Florida, including biographical sketches, journal articles, bibliographies, and other materials.
15 items. Gift of Frank H. Murphy.
Accession M1982-05 SC.
Murray, James F.Pensacola Environmentalist
Personal papers, 1968-1977, including correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, published hearings, testimony, and other materials concerning the St. Regis Paper Company, Cantonment, Florida and the discharge of industrial waste into Perdido Bay, 1971-1975. Correspondents include U. S. Senator Edward Gurney, U. S. Representative Robert Sikes, the Pollution Control Board of Florida, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, and local, state, and federal agencies in Florida and Alabama. Also includes the personal papers of Jean Hern Murray, 1968-1973, concerning the American Association of University Women and their concerns about the Gulf Islands National Seashore, pollution and development on Santa Rosa Island, and the Santa Rosa Island Authority.
645 items (2.03 c. f.). Gift of Jean F. Murray.
Music Study Club, Pensacola, FLRecords and papers (1921-1972), including yearbooks, meeting programs, newspaper clippings, printed programs, and other materials concerning the Club.
393 items (.53 c.f.). Gift.
NapoleonPrints, 1813-1815, from the Pellerin workshop, Epinal, France, consisting of hand-colored woodcut prints of 'Napoleon a Montereau,' 'Napoleon au Camp de Boulogne,' and 'Napoleon Blesse a Ratisbonne.'
3 items. Gift of Dr. Gordon Callendar, Jr.
West Florida Collection No. 385 (oversize).
Nash, JosephLetter of appeal, 1774, to Governor Peter Chester of West Florida from a British merchant ship captain imprisoned at New Orleans by the Spanish; includes details of seizure of ship, cargo, details of prison. Photostats with typescripts.
2 items. Originals owned by John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI.
Natchez District, Province of West FloridaNatchez court records, 1781-1798. This microfilm set covers 40 volumes of Natchez chancery court records, under Spanish administration. In 1817-1818, David Harper translated these records and others in seven volumes, lettered A through G, and these are included on the microfilm. These records cover Spanish West Florida, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast region, and include Spanish, French, and English documents. Some of the original volumes have disappeared since the microfilming in 1953-1954.
Microfilm, 24 reels.
Microfilm No. 223.
Newcomb, Col. Warren PutnamPhotocopy diary, 1905-1909, with brief notes of activities at Fort Monroe, Virginia; Sheridan, Illinois; Sill, Oklahoma; Governors Island, New York; and at Fort Barrancas, Florida, 1909.
155 leaves. Gift of Historic Pensacola Preservation Board.
West Florida Collection No. 378.
Newspaper CollectionsSpecial Collections is committed to owning a copy of every issue of any newspaper published in the West Florida region, 1821-present, whether these be originals, bound volumes, microfilm, or photocopies. At present, the collection is one of the most extensive holdings in the Southeast, with many papers which have never been placed on microfilm and regular additions of missing issues of early newspapers, as well as current growth through ongoing subscriptions.
A sample representation of areas covered include Bay County - Lynn Haven, Panama City, St. Andrews; Calhoun County -- Blountstown; Escambia County -- Century, Corry Field, Ellyson Field, Fort Pickens, Molino, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Saufley Field, Warrington; Gulf County --
Port St. Joe, St. Joseph; Holmes County -- Bonifay; Jackson County -- Cottondale, Graceville, Malone, Marianna; Okaloosa County -- Crestview, Destin, Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, Hurlburt Field, Laurel Hill, Milligan; Santa Rosa County -- Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Whiting Field; Walton County -- DeFuniak Springs; Washington County -- Chipley.
Nearly 300 titles are represented. Catalogs of holdings are maintained in the Department, with bibliographic history maintained in the Bibliography of West Florida.
576 linear feet. Presented by various donors.
Newport Company CollectionRecords of the Newport Company, 1930-1931, and its subsidiaries in Pensacola, Florida including copies of articles of incorporation, stock issuances, correspondence, and related papers concerning the organization of the Newport Company, the Newport Chemical Corporation, and the E. I. DuPont de Nemours Company. In August 1973, the name was changed to the Newport Division of Reichhold Chemicals, Inc. and the Division name was changed to Resins and Binders Division in early 1983.
5 volumes. Gift of Ruby M. Rogers.
New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Bagdad, FloridaPhotocopy records including history of the church and donation of its building to the Bagdad Historic Preservation Association, minutes of the congregation (1938-1941) and Sunday School records (1918-1953). Congregation minutes report activities of the church, membership, financial reports, and policies; Sunday School records show attendance, teachers, and lessons used.
618 items (.45 c.f.).
New York (Colony) Court of Vice AdmiraltyRecords, 1701-1774, of the Vice Admiralty Court. Includes cases and correspondence concerning the British colony of West Florida and ships and shipping of the Panton, Leslie and Company.
Microfilm, 1 reel. From Record Group 21, U. S. National Archives.
Microfilm No. 153.
New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial Newspaper, 1914-1915Select run of the New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial War Extra, November 12, 1914 through August 19, 1915, covering World War I through photographs, maps and pictures of events around the world.
41 items (.45 c.f.).
Nichols, William NewtonUnpublished literary manuscripts of William Newton Nichols including two bound typescript volumes (The Saga of the Clan, Footprints on the Sands of time), one photocopy typescript (Rambling Notes on the Ancient City of Panzacola), one untitled typescript, and a group of short stories, all fictional with some set in West Florida, undated.
5 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of Pensacola Public Library.
North Hill Preservation Society, PensacolaPlans, photographs and general papers relating to the Society, 1976-1977. Includes surveys of houses in the North Hill district, notes of restoration and zoning activities, and general correspondence.
50 items (.9 c.f.).
Odd Fellows, Independent Order of. Pensacola, FloridaLithographed broadsides of the Oddfellows Friendly Society, Pensacola, 1883, 1898, and 1923.
3 items. Purchase.
Okaloosa County PapersA collection of single items and folders of materials pertaining to Okaloosa County, including imprints, publications, correspondence, photocopies, reports, and other papers. Subjects and people include Okaloosa Walton Junior College, the Bob Sikes Airport, environmental impact and planning statements pertaining to Choctawhatchee River, Choctawhatchee Bay, and the East Pass; materials on the cities of Laurel Hill, Milligan, Fort Walton Beach, Valparaiso, and Crestview; photographs (1956-1969); Rabbit Eye Blueberries, Weeden Island and Fort Walton ceramics and publications of William C. Lazarus and the Fort Walton Temple Mound Museum; correspondence of W. H. Mapoles (1929); the Fort Walton Beach Rotary Club; and correspondence of Thomas H. Edney, 1894-1951, with papers relating to real estate in Crestview. Detailed inventory available.
124 items (1.70 c.f.). Gifts of various donors.
Okaloosa-Walton Junior College CollectionRecords and papers concerning the history and development of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, Niceville, Florida, 1965 to present, including catalogs, yearbooks, and other publications.
69 items (.88 c.f.).
O'Neal, Fannie J. (d. 1994)Personal papers, 1942-1987, concerning her work as Housing Manager, NAS Whiting Field and at NAS Pensacola. Includes correspondence, certificates, biographical information, newspaper clippings and photographs of housing projects and buildings at NAS Whiting Field and NAS Pensacola. Also includes some records of the Professional Housing Management Association, 1976-1987, and the Milton Garden Club.
343 items (.7 c.f.). Gift of Fannie J. O'Neal.
Oral History CollectionsSpecial Collections maintains oral history collections consisting of audiotape interviews with individuals in the West Florida region on a variety of subjects. Research collections which contain oral histories are described individually in this Guide and indexed under "Oral history." This group,
however, encompasses individual oral history tapes which have been donated to the University, along with collateral materials and transcripts.
A number of oral histories discuss the Pensacola police department and crime in Pensacola, 1912-1915; narrators include Moses Penton (Pensacola Police Chief, 1923; Escambia County Sheriff, 1924-1934); Daisy McAllaster on
the role of women in police work; Francis W. Taylor; and Thomas Bowen, who also discusses the fire department.
Another group covers the Pensacola Naval Air Station, 1914-1919; these include Lelia Abercrombie, T. T. Wentworth, Harry Carlson, Julian O. Olsen, and
A. F. Forster.
Other narrators include W. F. Hill, C. E. Abbott, W. N. Olson, N. O. Anderson, E. Anderson, T. S. Kennedy, Randolph Reedy, Sidney Powell, Ernest L. Madsen, and Blanch McMillan Smith of Chipley, Florida.
Overman Family"Tales Our Mother Told." A series of family sketches about the Overman Family of North Carolina written by a "granddaughter of Eliza Wilson Overman."
47 leaves (photocopies). Gift of Ernest Dibble.
Overton, Samuel R.Photocopies of a letter to his uncle, John Overton, 1823, with a description of affairs in Pensacola, with typescript transcripts.
2 items. Originals owned by the Tennessee Historical Society.
Pace Family PapersFamily papers, deeds and business records of Hardy Pace (1784-1836), Twiggs County, Georgia, his son, Thomas B. Pace (1813-1890), and their descendants in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, 1835-1967. Includes a variety of documents, 1890-1920, relating to the lumber and naval stores industries owned by James G. Pace (1867-1948), and genealogical notes of the Pace family in Georgia and Florida. Includes business records of the Escambia Land & Manufacturing Company, 1910-1919; Pace Farms, Inc., 1937-1943; the Avant-Pace Company, 1920-1939; and other family enterprises.
510 items (1.31 c.f.). Gift of Thomas M. and Ashley D. Pace, Jr.
Panama Canal CollectionPapers, 1967-1973, concerning the issue of return of the Panama Canal to Panamanian control in 1973, including reprints of Congressional reports, statements of Congressmen, copies of letters and other materials primarily concerning Representative Daniel Flood, 1967-1973.
33 items. Gift of Rear Admiral (Ret.) F. Virden.
Accession M1983-12 SC.
Panton Family PapersPapers and records of the Panton Family, 1785-1896, including correspondence, abstracts, deeds, publications, and maps, concerning William Panton, James Innerarity, and John Leslie. Emphasis is on letters between family members, although the bulk of content is the Panton, Leslie and Company, and attempts by the family to recover the Panton estate and payment for lands seized by the United States government.
572 items (2.0 c.f., est.). Purchase. Partly cataloged.
Panton Leslie & Company CollectionEditorial and research files of Dr. William S. Coker, Editor, The Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company. Includes an extensive body of correspondence, business papers, court records, and other documents relating to the British firm and its successors, John Leslie and Company, and John Forbes and Company, 1739-1847. The company, under a monopoly granted by the Spanish government, engaged in an extensive Indian trade throughout the Old Southwest, and continued under British and American governance. The documents in the editorial files, photocopied from depositories throughout the world, were selectively published on microfilm (see Papers of Panton, Leslie & Company, this Guide).
The papers touch virtually every aspect of frontier life in Spanish and British Florida and adjacent states. In addition to records of the company, the collection includes exhaustive documentation from other sources, historical publications, and writings (1900-1987) about the company, its massive trading empire in the Southeast United States, and company trading posts throughout present-day Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and operations in Tennessee, South Carolina, Cuba, the Bahamas, and London. Headquarters of
the Company was Pensacola, Florida.
The emphasis of the collection is on Spanish-American relations with the Upper and Lower Creeks, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Cherokee tribes; the correspondence of members of the firm, including William Alexander (d. 1799), John Forbes (1769?-1823), Thomas Forbes (d. 1808), John Forrester, James Innerarity (1770?-1847), John Innerarity (1783-1854), John Leslie (1749?-1803), Robert Leslie (1758?-1798), Alexander McGillivray (1750-1793), William Panton (1742?-1801), and William Simpson (d. 1813); papers of related companies, such as Forbes, Munroe (Nassau), E. & J. Gairdner (Charleston), MacKenzie & Glennie (London), and Mather & Strother (Mobile); and U.S. officials such as Richard K. Call, Henry Dearborn, Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Jackson, Joseph M. White, and James Wilkinson.
Includes correspondence of British (and Spanish) East Florida officials including Patrick Tonyn, Thomas Brown, Vicente Manuel de Zespedes, Juan Nepomuceno Quesada, Enrique White, Juan de Estrada, Sebastian Kindelan and Jose Coppinger; and Spanish West Florida and Louisiana, including Arturo O'Neill, Vicente Folch y Juan, Francisco de St. Maxent, Matheo Gonzalez Manrique, Jose Masot, Jose Maria Callava, Esteban Miro, Baron de Carondelet, Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, and Marques de Casa Calvo.
With papers relating to William Augustus Bowles, Louis Milfort, Chief Perryman, Peter McQueen, Edward Nicolls, George Woodbine, Robert C. Ambrister, Alexander Arbuthnot, Colin Mitchell, Edmund Doyle, and William Hambly.
A portion of the collected papers were microfilmed (see Papers of Panton, Leslie & Company, this Guide). In addition to the papers and research files, the microfilm research collection numbers 525 reels. Where possible, these have been described elsewhere in this Guide; nearly 100 reels are of Spanish archival records from archives in Seville, Madrid, and Simancas, Spain.
31 c.f. and 525 microfilm reels. Gift of Dr. William S. Coker.
Papers of Panton, Leslie & CompanyMicrofilm set of the records of the company, 1783-1847, compiled by Dr. William S. Coker, with accompanying guide which lists the materials chronologically with notes on writer, receiver, date, place, and content.
Microfilm No. 946. Sets are available in both the main library and in Special Collections.
Parker, Jeanie BellRecords concerning the history of Allie Yniestra school and its Parent-Teacher Association, 1931-1966, including newspaper clippings, World War II Scrapbook, and other materials.
31 items. Gift of Jeanie Bell Parker
Accession M1976-10 SC.
Parker Family PapersMicrofilm of 144 research materials concerning the Parker and allied families of Bay, Washington, Jackson, Escambia and Dade Counties, Florida. Includes photocopies, typescripts, genealogical forms and charts, census forms, family papers, and other items researched or collected by Linda Pazics Kleback, for the Parker Family Reunion in 1990.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Gift of Linda Pazics Kleback.
Parkin, ThomasBound scrapbook of notes, writings, newspaper clippings, maps, and other materials concerning Peru, Panama, Colombia, and South America, 1874-1905. Manuscript narrative may document Parkin's 1907 trip to Peru, however it is written in the third person and is possibly taken from published sources.
1 volume (.18 c.f.).
Parramore FamilyRecords including notations, clippings, and related material of the Parramore Family of North Carolina, Georgia, and Pensacola, Florida, collected by Mrs. Henry Parramore. Includes family Bible (1828) with several pages of genealogical data.
23 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Ruth T. Rogers.
Paterson, Daniel (1738-1825)[Maps] Cantonment of His Majesty's forces in N. America... New York, 29 March 1766; with October 11, 1765 edition also. Shows British military bases and troop strengths including West Florida.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Original in the British Museum, Add. 11,287.
Panton, Leslie & Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 25.
Patterson, Russell G.Papers, 1935-1943, consisting of a travel log or chronicle of the "Pagan Moon," a 37-foot schooner on a cruise from Pensacola to Havana, Cuba, and return, 1935; a travel log of a trip, New York to Asmara, East Africa, 1942; and photograph albums on trips to Africa and Arabia. These include scenes of Aden, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Abyssinia, Egypt, and elsewhere in Africa. A second group of photographs cover the Casablanca Conference and other World War II battle scenes. Subjects include Generals Montgomery, Eisenhower, B. O. David (only Black American General), Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Algiers, New Guinea, King George VI, Dunkirk, Eleanor Roosevelt, Guadacanal, and the Pensacola Bay Bridge.
168 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. R. G. Patterson.
Pearce, GeorgeUWF Emeritus Professor of History
Personal papers chiefly of research files and materials collected on the history of the United States Navy in Pensacola, 1826-1911, including publications, articles, microfilm, archival records, and similar items.
2.0 c.f., est. Gift of Dr. George Pearce.
Peck, John (Capt.)Letter, March 20, 1770, from N. B(rown). and Co., Providence, Rhode Island, instructing Captain Peck on the sale of cargo and the sloop Cumberland or Three Friends at Pensacola.
1 item. Original owned by the John Carter Brown Library.
PensacolaA collection of single items and files pertaining to Pensacola including publications, photocopies, correspondence and other materials. Major items in the collection have been described elsewhere in this Guide, however users should look at the annotated collection inventory for additional materials.
Accession M1968-11, M1968-13.
Pensacola. City of Pensacola.Small group of various ledgers; includes paving installments, 1937-1941, 1951-1952; state and county redemptions, 1939-1957; sanitary sewer bond book, 1921; lists of lands sold for nonpayment of taxes, 1916-1940.
9 ledgers. Gift.
Pensacola and Georgia Railroad CompanyMinutes of proceedings of stockholders, with report of the president and directors at their meeting held in Tallahassee, December 3, 1856.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Original held at University of Florida Library.
Special Collections Microfilm No. 1174.
Pensacola Altrusa ClubRecords and papers, 1953-1983, of the Pensacola Altrusa Club, also known as the Altrusa Club of Pensacola, including correspondence, publications, minutes, newsletters, a history of the Club by Maude Hollowell, and records concerning the clubs in Districts 3 and 4, and Altrusa International.
4,608 items (3.85 c.f.). Gift of Mary Wesley.
Pensacola Art CenterRecords, 1919-1982, consisting of publicity files and newspaper clippings of events and exhibits, brochures, photographs, scrapbooks, guest books, and related materials concerning the history of the Center, the Pensacola Art Association, the Pensacola Art Club, and the Pensacola Museum of Art. Includes scrapbook of photographs of actor Charlton Heston and family touring Peniscola, Spain, 1961, during filming of El Cid.
1,112 items (1.33 c.f.). Gift of Mary Takach.
Pensacola Arts CouncilPapers, 1975-1979, including correspondence, publicity, newspaper clippings, programs, and other materials.
134 items (.63 c.f.).
Pensacola Board of RealtorsRecords pertaining to the development of the Multiple Listing Service, 1952-1962, including minutes, listing applications, listing newsletters, and related items with descriptions of Pensacola homes and real estate.
Accession M1983-11 SC.
Pensacola Dairy CompanyBusiness records and history, 1911-1975, including customer ledgers, newspaper clippings, and other materials on the company and its successor, The Dairy Bar, operated by the brothers Nathan and Bennie Bear. With additional materials about Ida Dean Grae, a sister, and skilled weaver and dyer.
Nathan and Bennie Bear arrived in Pensacola in 1910 from Warsaw, Poland via New York. The Company was located at 131 East Gregory Street.
18 items. Gift of Pearl Eskin.
Pensacola Equal Suffrage LeagueRecords, 1914-1918, including correspondence, membership lists, telegrams, and newspaper clippings, as well as reports and letters from the Florida Equal Suffrage Association, the Men's Equal Suffrage League of Orlando, the Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
See also photocopy of letter of Elizabeth Stoner, Washington, D.C., January 31, 1915 addressed to "Pensacola Suffragists" on actions in the U.S. House of Representatives in Accession M1968-13, No. 133.
200 items. (Folder 38 of the Murphy Papers)
Pensacola-Escambia Development Commission RecordsRecords, 1980-1982, of the Pensacola-Escambia Development Commission, including minutes, reports, correspondence, and other materials concerning the development of Ellyson Field, creation and appointment of first Executive Director, and related work of the Commission in promoting industrial development in Pensacola. Subjects include Panhandle League of Cities, taxation, annexation, fire protection and government services, Human Relations Commission, revenue studies, and United Way of Escambia County. Key individuals include C. E. Teasely, Larry N. Walker, Vince Whibbs, and Donald L. Whitman.
138 items (1.79 c.f.).
Pensacola Junior College CollectionRecords and publications, 1963- , including student handbooks, directories, newsletters, Preview, and related materials.
240 items (1.4 c.f.).
Pensacola LettersSmall group of photocopy letters written from Pensacola between 1825 and 1852. Subjects and correspondents include Henry Marie Brackenridge, Lt. Richard H. Morris, W. L. Campbell, J. G. Williams, the Marines in the Pensacola Navy Yard, the U.S.S. Raritan, and John Hutchinson.
7 items. Gift of Charles L. Booher.
Accession M1990-06 SC.
Pensacola Lions ClubRecords, 1928- , including minutes, correspondence, membership records, and related materials about the club's history and activities in Pensacola, Florida. Includes publication files of the weekly Bulletin and the Florida Lion. Subjects include services for the blind, the Naval Air Training Bases (1945-1946), and the Salvation Army of Pensacola.
3,542 items (2.4 c.f.). Gift of Pensacola Lions Club.
Pensacola Little TheatreScrapbooks, programs, photographs and miscellaneous papers, 1938-1970. Includes file of its program, the Call Board, 1946-1970; chronological files of past performances, 1938-1970; and publications of the Music Study Club, Pensacola, 1927-1970.
2,881 items and 9 scrapbooks (3.75 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Vera Lawbaugh and Gerald Quina.
Pensacola Maternity HomeScrapbook, 1941-1949, for the Pensacola Maternity Home, also known as the Pensacola Maternity Hospital including newspaper clippings, photographs, and news of its staff and women auxiliaries.
1 scrapbook. Gift of Mrs. Gertrude Johnson Scott.
Pensacola MountainsPhotocopies of research materials by Marion Viccars on the history of the naming of the Pensacola Mountains in Antarctica.
1 folder (9 leaves).
West Florida Collection No. 392.
Pensacola Music AssociationRecords, 1947-1964, including event programs and photographs. The Association presented musical artists including opera singers, quartets, chamber and philharmonic orchestras and other musical events in Pensacola. Select artists include Duke Ellington, Marcel Marceau, Max Rudolf, and Beverly Sills.
141 items (.36 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Nathan S. Rubin.
Pensacola Navy League RecordsRecords, 1946-1983, including minutes, reports, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and files concerning the history and activities of the organization. Subjects and correspondents include carrier cruises, the foreign flight student program, golf tournaments, the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Navy Day, NJROTC Field Days, Ellyson Field, Saufley Field, Whiting Field, the Pensacola Naval Air Station, and the U.S.S. Monterey, Antietam, Independence, and Tweedy; a large biographical file contains information on prominent Naval personnel on the national and local levels, and correspondents include Spessard L. Holland, George Smathers, Bob Sikes, Raymond C. Dyson, Dave Johnson, Hugh J. Leitch, Stockton B. Colt, James M. Sheffer, John B. Connally, and Eddie Rickenbacker.
9,826 items (5.04 c.f.). Gift of Warren M. Briggs.
Pensacola Navy YardManuscript journal, 1876-1879, of C. A. Higgins, Chief Engineer, covering labor costs, stores, and other information for the Engineering Department and its Machine Shop, Pattern Shop, Boiler Shop, Foundry, and Copper Shop.
Detailed entries cover costs of labor, loans of equipment, receipts of tools and stores, hours and pay for specific jobs, coal used, inventories of tools and items drawn from stores, and expenses for and boiler drawings for the U. S. Tug Rose.
1 item. Gift of Robert Booher, Jr.
Accession M1981-16 SC.
Pensacola Opera HouseA collection of photocopies of programs, broadsides and general papers of the Pensacola Opera House, 1898-1930, collected by Mrs. D. B. Smith with some programs from New Orleans and from the Saenger Theater of Pensacola. With additional research and history of the Opera House by Marion Viccars.
Arranged in 3 volumes (.90 c.f.).
Pensacola Philatelic SocietyRecords, 1957-1974, including minutes, correspondence and other papers.
125 items (.34 c.f.).
Pensacola Police DepartmentMonthly crime reports and statistics, 1973-1987.
Pensacola Police DepartmentPolice Call books and a Warrant book, 1909//1928, with arrests listing the name, location, and City Code number under which each arrest was made; with notes of fire alarms telephoned in from call boxes.
5 volumes. Gift of James C. Davis.
Pensacola Printing CompanyCorrespondence and imprints, 1950-1964; political broadsides; issues of the Pensacola Standard, 1941-1960. With correspondence of M. E. B. Jones relating to State elections of 1950, and the Presidential election of 1960, including correspondence of Fuller Warren, George Smathers, and others; notes on the history of Whitfield Memorial Baptist Church, 1905-1960; and papers relating to the strike of the Pensacola Typographical Union, 1964.
366 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of the Company.
Pensacola-Related ImprintsMicrofilm of five Pensacola imprints including statements of Stephen Russell Mallory (1851, 1855); constitution of the Hope Hook and Ladder Fire Company (1873); bylaws of the Damon Lodge No. 13, Knights of Pythias (1887); and constitution of Pensacola Lodge, No. 4, International Order of Odd Fellows.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals at P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, Gainesville.
Accession M1985-11 MF.
Pensacola Rotary ClubRecords of the Pensacola Rotary Club, 1915- , including minutes, correspondence, newsletters, membership files, audiotapes, scrapbooks and related materials. Includes audiotapes of speakers and programs; see the collection inventory for a full list of topics and individuals.
5,035 items (3.15 c.f.). Gift of the Pensacola Rotary Club.
Pensacola Shipbuilding CompanyPapers, 1917-1921, including photographs, maps, and other information. This company, located on Bayou Chico, built ships for the U. S. Merchant Marine during World War I.
82 items (.45 c.f.). Gift of Dr. William Miller.
Pensacola SourcesResearch, 1822-1842, on Pensacola and West Florida compiled from issues of the Niles National Register and the Army and Navy Chronicle. Includes photocopies of excerpts about annexation of West Florida by Alabama; the territorial legislature; naval news, including the arrival of ships, crews, obituaries of naval personnel; commerce; the arrival of Andrew Jackson in 1818; and yellow fever.
West Florida Collection Nos. 356 and 357.
Pensacola Symphony OrchestraRecords, 1954-1978, including correspondence, minutes, financial records, newspaper clippings, and publications.
83 items and 20 folders (2.00 c.f.).
Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocesan Council of Catholic WomenRecords, 1939- , including newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and other records of the organization. Records cover history of the Council including Diocese changes and organizational changes of the Council as a part of the Mobile Diocese (to 1954), the Mobile-Birmingham Diocese (1955-1968), the St. Augustine Diocese (1969-1975), and the creation of the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese in 1976.
Subjects include the National Council of Catholic Women, the Florida Council of Catholic Women, the International Year of the Woman (1976) and related DCCWs in other West Florida towns.
Many of the materials also cover the history of various Catholic churches and parishes, their priests, and activities in the community. Includes materials about Maria Von Trapp's appearance at the 1961 Mobile-Birmingham annual meeting, and a photograph of Mother Teresa taken at the 1976 meeting. Subjects include abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment.
351 items and 11 scrapbooks (.68 c.f.). Gift of the Diocesan Council, Mrs. John Geist and Mrs. Elaine S. Sheppard.
Pensacola Yacht ClubRecords, 1934-1976, including programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials concerning club activities, regattas, the Gulf Yachting Association, and the Jib Sheet newsletter; includes materials and memorabilia of Henry and Virginia Hilton-Green and the St. Petersburg/Havana yacht races of 1935, 1936, 1941, and 1948.
51 items (1.31 c.f.). Gift of Earl Lanneau.
Penton, FrankPersonal papers, notes, and photographs concerning the history of Santa Rosa County. Includes material on Floridatown, Pace, Mulatto, Avalon Beach, and various lumber mills and industries.
25 items. Gift of Mr. Frank Penton.
Accession M1981-33 SC.
Peruvian CollectionPublications, imprints, illustrations, maps, slides, artifacts, and other materials relating to Peruvian history and life assembled from a variety of sources by Ronald M. J. Gordon. The library of Mr. Gordon about Peru was cataloged into the UWF library collections; a listing of the library is available in this collection. With typescript manuscripts "The other side of the mountain; or the air conquest of the Peruvian Amazon" (1947) and "Intimate glimpses of Peru under Leguia and the Revolution of August 22, 1930: by Captain H. B. Grow, Inspector General of Aviation in Peru".
245 items (1.20 c.f.). Gift of Capt. Harold B. Grow.
Pfeiffer FamilyPapers, 1891-1963, includes newspaper clippings, school records, and other materials of Edgar W. Pfeiffer (1926-1943), Gertrude Pfeiffer Jorden (1919-1954), Mary Elizabeth Briggs Council Pfeiffer (1927-1963), and related materials of the Joseph C. Pfeiffer, Sr. family of Pensacola. Includes school records for Sacred Heart Academy and Pensacola High School; dance and social invitations to area clubs, 1926 1930; information on Pfeiffer's Bakery; and papers of related Jorden and Wigand families.
126 items (.45 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Ann Kell Hurd.
Pfeiffer, Herman J. M. (b.1900)Historical notes of the Pfeiffer family of Pensacola, ca. 1869-1960. Includes papers relating to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rev. J. F. W. Reinhardt, and genealogical and biographical studies of prominent members of the Pfeiffer family.
60 items. Gift of Mr. Pfeiffer.
Pfeiffer Printing CompanyBusiness records, 1940-1968; customer sample book, ca. 1962; miscellaneous printed works, 1961-1971. Includes examples of printed ephemera, letterheads, broadsides, and serial publications; papers relating to local political activities, including campaign posters of Reubin Askew; and a wide variety of printed works by civic and cultural organizations.
3,645 items (6.00 c.f.). Gift of the Pfeiffer Printing Company.
Phillips Family PapersPhotocopies of materials concerning Dr. Lawrence C. Phillips including newspaper clippings, recipes, obituary notices with additional materials concerning Ian Phillips, Occie Clubbs, and historic homes of Pensacola.
29 items. Originals in the possession of Miss Portia Phillips.
Accession M1982-02 SC.
Photograph CollectionsPhotographs, drawings, engravings and slides of West Florida scenes and subjects, ca. 1750-present, throughout the ten county region, with emphasis on Pensacola and environs, 1890-present. Includes portraits of West Florida residents, public buildings, street scenes, homes, business establishments, churches, and views of the waterfront. Files are arranged by county, city, and subject. However researchers should realize that many of the manuscript collections include photographs and visual works in addition to other photograph collections such as the glass plate negative collection and University of West Florida photographs.
Altogether the Department has nearly 30,000 photographs in various
collections. Researchers should begin with the central "user file" of photographs, and proceed to consult collections and books for other visual works.
Pierpont, J. Harris (1864-1943)Pensacola physician; son of "Jingle Bells" composer.
Papers, 1893-1940, including commissions as vice-consul for Argentina at Pensacola, 1893, 1902, 1906, and 1940, signed by U. S. Presidents Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and F. D. Roosevelt; sketchbooks of bacteria, 1899; and a physicians day-book, with names of patients, dates visited, and treatment, 1886-1889.
10 items. Gift of Mrs. M. M. Marple.
Pine Level Baptist Church, Jay, FloridaMinutes and financial records, 1927-1945.
1 volume (photocopy). Original owned by Pine Level Baptist Church.
Pintado PapersTypescript copy of translations of originals in East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse, 1768-1862, containing information on British, French and Spanish land grants in West Florida. Done by the Federal Writers Project, the papers consist of seventeen books, four memo booklets, and eighteen bundles of papers, reduced to eleven volumes in the WPA translation.
See also the entry for the Archives of the Spanish Government of West Florida in this Guide for additional information.
Microfilm, 5 reels. Originals owned by Louisiana State University Library.
Microfilm No. 226.
Pintado PapersPapers, 1781-1842, of Vincente Sebastian Pintado (1774-1829), alcalde, commandant, and surveyor general of Spanish West Florida from 1799 to 1817. The bulk of materials relates to land surveys, land purchases, and deed covering the period 1800 to 1817. Correspondence includes copies of his outgoing letters as well as letters from Carlos de Grand-Pre, Captain Francisco Rivas, Ira C. Kneeland, Christoval de Armas, Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, Carlos Trudeau, Christopher Bolling, Vincent Folch, Manuel Lopez, Antonio Cruzat, and Juan Morales. Includes information on the Nicolls raid in the Apalachicola River area and the Kemper brothers' raids in Louisiana in 1804-5.
With sixty-two maps and plat maps of the coastal area from West Florida to the Mississippi River, with special attention to the Baton Rouge, Feliciana, Mobile, and Pensacola districts. Among the papers is a list of vegetation found near Perdido Bay (ca. 1815), a Spanish/Talapuche Indian vocabulary, and a detailed 1813 map of Pensacola.
A detailed inventory appears on the first reel of the microfilm. Special Collections also has an inventory done by Dr. William S. Coker (West Florida Collection No. 221).
Microfilm, 6 reels. Originals owned by the Library of Congress.
Special Collections Microfilm No. 900.
Placebo PressPublications of the Placebo Press, 1976-1982, including newsletters and booklets of poetry, biographies, and other published items issued by this private press in Pensacola, Florida. Writers include Terri Catledge, Ann Collins, Rebecca Craig, Cecil Curtis, Mary Curtis, Julie Weeks Dickerson, William L. Dike, Angel Falker, Naomi Dodge Haney, Amanda Stegenga, and Pamme Stegenga. Subjects include Easter, recipes, walking sticks or canes, poetry, reminiscences, and short stories.
37 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of the Placebo Press.
Pleas, Charles Earl (1867?-1954)Nurseryman and Botanist; Photographer.
Correspondence, 1935-1948, and photographs, 1895-1905, with newspaper clippings and publications concerning his work in the development of the Kudzu vine in West Florida. Includes glass plate negatives of scenes in and near Chipley, Florida, including nature and plant life..
195 items and 189 negatives (1.36 c.f.). Gift of E. W. Carswell.
Polk, James K.Notes and research files of James K. Polk used for writing his master's thesis, Pensacola Commerce and Industry, 1821-1860. Topics include railroads, slavery, brickmaking, sawmills, shipping, John Innerarity, Joseph Forsyth, Arcadia Mill, descriptions of Pensacola in the 1800s, and notes on businesses and trades in Pensacola, 1820-1860, and excerpts from the Pensacola Gazette.
1,064 items (.63 c.f.). Gift of James K. Polk.
Polk, James K.One album leaf with 17 photographs of Dachau Concentration Camp (Dachau, Germany) after capture by American forces, 1945; with typescript description of camp conditions and information on prisoners.
5 items. Gift of James K. Polk.
Pollock, Oliver (1737?-1823)Letter, New Orleans, to Bernardo de Galvez, July 7, 1781, with a four-line verse in praise of Galvez's capture of British Pensacola.
l item (photocopy). Original owned by the Missouri Historical Society.
Popham, William LeeTranscript of Popham vs. U. S., No. 4698, U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1925. Popham was charged with fraud in the operation of investment companies in the Apalachicola, Florida area, 1919-1924.
1 item (1,153 pp.).
West Florida Collection No.123 (oversize).
Preston, David Robinson (1803-1850)Photocopies of a journal of a Presbyterian missionary to Pensacola and to St. Charles, Missouri, 1828-1829. Includes notes of conditions in Pensacola and its religious activities; brief mention of his visitations to the Escambia settlements, especially the Simpson family estate, Woodbine; and mention of his activities in the smaller communities in southern Alabama.
3 items. Originals owned by the University of West Virginia Library.
Accession M1977-17 SC.
Price, Elsie GoldsbyPersonal papers and photographs concerning the Boyett, Goldsby, Helton, McNair, and Adams families of Myrtle Grove, Florida (now Pensacola). Includes Pensacola High School memorabilia of 1933, and a photograph of a water baptism by the Union Hill Baptist Church of myrtle Grove.
11 items and 25 photographs. Gift of Elsie Goldsby Price.
Accession M1981-17 SC.
Professional Secretaries International, PensacolaRecords, 1958- , including minutes, publications, officer files, scrapbooks, and materials concerning its activities in education, the annual Pensacola Secretary of the Year and Boss of the Year events, and early years when the organization was known as National Secretaries Association..
8 c.f. (est.).
Quina, CharlotteResearch materials on paroled Confederate prisoners at Pensacola, Florida, with list of names, ranks, regiments, when reported, and by whom paroled.
West Florida Collection No. 519.
Quina, Gerald (1898-1978)Papers relating to the Pensacola Little Theatre, 1939-1960; the Pensacola Opera House, 1900-1911; Pensacola Red Cross, 1947-1955; and other papers on theatrical activities, 1925-1950. With twelve scrapbooks.
300 items (1.7 c.f.). Gift of Gerald Quina and Ruth E. Scott.
Rainer, JamesPhotocopies of family letters, tax records, and other materials on James Rainer of Butler County, Alabama, 1862-1897.
45 items. Gift of Eva Rae Braswell.
West Florida Collection No. 580.
Ramsey, Andrew Boggs (1932- )Records concerning the history of the Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians of Calhoun County, Florida with emphasis on the Ramsey genealogy, the Apalachicola Indians, and the Harjo-Boggs-Parrot Tribe. Materials consist of bound books of photocopies of research materials including vital records, newspaper clippings, book and journal articles, and other data. Other names include the Harjo, Parrot, Boggs, Ramsey, Ward, and Stanley families.
9 items (.88 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Andrew Boggs Ramsey.
Randolph, Edward Brett (d.1848)Diary, 1818, with account of experiences with the U.S. Army in the Apalachicola River region during the First Seminole War.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Original owned by the University of North Carolina Library.
Ray Hardware Company, PensacolaBusiness records, correspondence and printed ephemera, 1909-1929. Includes file of Dun's credit reports, 1909-1914, on various stores and proprietors in Florida, Alabama and Georgia; with Mr. William A. Ray's reports as treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church of Pensacola, 1911.
14,204 items (4.90 c.f.). Gift of Mr. Warren M. Briggs.
Reardon, Anna SmithWriter and Historian, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Personal papers, 1962-1983, including research files, interview notes, photographs, and newspaper articles about DeFuniak Springs and Walton County, Florida. Topics include biographies of settlers, genealogical notes on families, and information about DeFuniak Springs and its hotels, historic homes, library, schools, and churches. Additional files cover the Florida Chautauqua, freemasonry, the turpentine industry, railroads, and Florida towns such as Caryville, Choctawhatchee, Freeport, Grayton Beach, Lakewood, Mary Esther, and Eucheeanna.
711 items (.9 c.f.). Gift of E. L. Hollingsworth.
Reedy, Agnes IreneSchool Teacher, Pensacola, FL
Personal Papers, 1942-1982, consisting of poems, articles, and other published materials, including histories of Myrtle Grove School, Escambia High School, and Five Flags Christian Academy. Includes newsletters of the Escambia Retired Teachers Association, edited by Miss Reedy.
76 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Miss Agnes Irene Reedy.
Reese, John LewisPersonal papers concerning the Reese and West families including genealogical notes on the Pope, Orr, Reese, and West families of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi; biography of Judah P. Benjamin; diary of 1936 tour of American Southwest; Civil War recollections of Mary R. West in western Tennessee and Mississippi, and research records of Elizabeth H. West on the Panton Leslie and Company, 1931.
15 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of John Lewis Reese.
Reeves, James Jerauld (b. 1938)Legislative correspondence, drafts of bills and general papers, 1966-1972, relating to the activities of Mr. Reeves in the Florida Legislature.
6.3 c.f. Gift of Mr. Reeves.
Reid, Robert Raymond (1789-1841)Diary, 1833, 1835. Typescript prepared by the Historical Records Survey, 1939. Reid was Judge of the Superior Court of Eastern Florida. In 1838/39 he became President of the Florida Constitutional Convention held in St. Joseph, and in 1839-1841 was Governor of the Territory of Florida.
l item. Gift of the Florida State Library.
Reid, Roger Delbert (b. 1905)Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of West Florida, and first American researcher of Penicillin.
Personal papers, 1935-1978, including correspondence, reprints of scientific papers, and notes. Includes papers relating to the publication of his text, Microbiology (1st ed., 1975), correspondence with Father Theodore Martin Hesburgh (President, Notre Dame) and work on the advisory board of Lobund Laboratories of Biology, Notre Dame. Other subjects and correspondents include Thomas H. Weller (Nobel Prize, 1975); Von A. Kasakow, Moscow; papers relating to Sir Alexander Fleming (Discoverer of Penicillin); and the University of West Florida Department of Biology.
100 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Robert Reid and Dr. John Reihm.
Remington, Albert O.75th Regt., Co. H, New York State Volunteers
Photocopy letters, 1861-1862, of a Union soldier describing his trip from Auburn, New York to Pensacola, life at Fort Pickens, and conditions in Pensacola after the Confederate evacuation.
1 folder. Originals at Tulane University.
Resler, Walter H.Personal papers, 1904-1964, of Walter H. Resler, Brooklyn, New York and Pensacola, Florida including correspondence, photographs, clippings, imprints, glass negatives, periodicals, and microfilm. Subjects include the history of Brooklyn, Huntington, and Long Island, New York; Abraham Lincoln; World War II, including mobilization, scrap metal drives, and the American Legion of Huntington's Honor Roll of servicemen and women in World War II. Correspondents include Bernard M. Baruch and Thomas E. Dewey. Photographs include the Brooks, Resler, and Sanders families; West Palm Beach, Florida; Mexico and Mexico City, and related topics.
449 items (1.96 c.f.). Gift of Barbara Ann Resler Weeks.
Retired Officers Association, Pensacola ChapterRecords and papers, 1971-1985, including minutes, newsletters, correspondence and related materials. Agencies and subjects include the Escambia County Veterans Round Table, the Naval Aerospace and Regional Medical Center (Pensacola), and military pay legislation with correspondence from U.S. Senators Lawton Chiles, Ed Gurney, Peter H. Dominick, Richard Schweiker, Sam Ervin, Lloyd Bentsen, and Representative Bob Sikes.
1,107 items (1.68 c.f.). Gift of LCOL. Phillip M. Theinel.
Richardson, CreelPhotocopies of research materials concerning Conecuh County, Alabama, 1814-1877, including letters (1844-1860) of James Jones about life in Conecuh, the 1860 Presidential election, cotton business, and activities in Pensacola. Other materials cover the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and Fort Jackson (1814), Fort Pickens (1861), a biography of Dr. George Columbus Reynolds, and a history of the Perote area, Pike County, Alabama.
20 items. Gift of Creel Richardson.
Accession M1983-14 SC.
Richardson, Wade H.Microfilm of How I Reached Union Lines by Wade H. Richardson, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin teacher. Published in 1905, this volume details Richardson's life in central Alabama, how he made his way to the Union lines in West Florida and spent from 1863 to 1865 in Pensacola. Includes mention of the 1863 yellow fever outbreak in Pensacola and the organization of the 1st Florida Cavalry, U.S. Volunteers.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Original owned by Duke University Library.
Rish, William J.Correspondence and general legislative papers of William J. Rish, who served from the 9th District in the Florida House of Representatives from 1970 to 1978.
Rivera, Joseph Pedro deManuscript report November 2, 1723, concerning conditions in Escambia Bay (St. Maria de Galve) and St. Joseph Bay, describing the state of affairs with the Indians, and suggesting the means of fortifying these positions for continued Spanish colonization; mentions of Punta de Siquenza. With typescript translations of this document and of Rivera's 1744 report.
27 items (.23 c.f.) Purchase.
Roark, George James (1889-1962)Pensacola City Manager, 1931-1937; 1940-1947; Vice President, Florida League of Municipalities, 1946.
Papers, 1931-1962, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, drafts of city ordinances, budget files, scrapbooks, and municipal records dealing with Pensacola city government and administration. Subjects include Ken Brown of the Pensacola Times and West Florida Labor News, the Florida League of Municipalities, the International City Manager Association, the Florida City Managers Association, radio speeches on WCOA by Roark and Pensacola Mayor Wicke, Eglin Air Force base land purchases, the Santa Rosa Island Authority, and the Fiesta of Five Flags.
586 items (1.36 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. George J. Roark, Sr.
Robertson, William D.Attorney, Milton, Florida.
Personal papers, 1933-1961, including correspondence, land abstracts, plat maps, and related material of organizations that Mr. Robertson was active in, or for which he performed legal services, primarily in Santa Rosa County. Correspondents include Lex Green, Bob Sikes, Millard F. Caldwell, Claude Pepper, Charles Andrews; Florida Governors LeRoy Collins, Spessard L. Holland, Fuller Warren; and John C. Malone, Ashley Pace, and J. Edgar Hoover.
Organizations include the Norman A. Garrett American Legion Post, the Florida Democratic Party (1958), the First Baptist Church of Milton, Florida, the Florida Baptist Convention, the Florida Childrens Commission, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Milton Kiwanis Club, the Santa Rosa County Childrens Committee, the Santa Rosa Tuberculosis Association, the Selective Service Board (Milton), the State Democratic Executive Committee, and the University of Florida Alumni Association.
Other subjects include the Santa Rosa Beach Administration (leases and
development of Navarre Beach); the Santa Rosa County Commissioners (roads, subdivisions, bond issues, water franchises; Eglin Air Force Base (road and land condemnations); and the Santa Rosa County School Board (budgets, Gulf Breeze School).
1,921 items (2.25 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Barbara Robertson.
Robinson, James A.President, University of West Florida, 1974-1987
Honors and awards, 1972-1988, presented by organizations including the Republic of China, the Board of Regents, and the Republic of Korea.
64 items (4.0 c.f.).
Robinson, James A.President, University of West Florida, 1974-1987
Personal papers, 1970-1987, constituting correspondence files as President of the University of West Florida, arranged chronologically.
15,438 items (3.85 c.f.).
Rogers, David J.Botanist; University Professor.
Personal papers, 1959-1977, chiefly of published articles, essays and publications in the fields of genetics, taxonomy, botany, and computer applications in these fields.
Accession M1981-38 SC.
Rogers, JohnPhotocopy with transcript; A.L.S., July 22, 1780, Kaskaskia, Illinois Territory, to George Rogers Clark, with news of the Spanish occupation of Mobile and siege of Pensacola.
1 piece. Original owned by the St. Louis Historical Society.
Rolfs Family PapersCorrespondence, photographs, business records and general papers of Gerhard Rolfs (1870-1964), his wife Gila (Gonzalez) Rolfs (1875-1977), and other members of the Rolfs and Gonzalez families. Includes papers relating to their wedding and visit to Germany, 1905; family correspondence, 1906-1918; and Mrs. Rolfs's diary of a trip to Germany, 1931.
Mr. Rolfs, an official with the German-American Lumber Company, was German Vice-Consul in Pensacola; included are miscellaneous papers on company affairs, 1914-1923; his letter book, 1914-1918; and records of timber leases, 1915-1916, in Calhoun, Jackson, Washington and Bay counties. With copy of Pensacola Opera House program, 1917, featuring Sarah Bernhardt, and papers relating to the celebration of Mrs. Rolfs's 100th birthday, 1975.
938 items. Gift of Mrs. Gerhard Rolfs and Mrs. Jessie Stille.
Accession M1977-06, M1977-02.
Rosasco Family PapersBusiness records, correspondence and general papers relating to the Rosasco family of Pensacola, Milton and Bagdad, 1854-1976. Originating in Genoa, Italy, the family first settled in California, 1850-1861, then resettled in Florida about 1885, where it conducted a large shipping and lumbering business. The papers relate chiefly to William Sebastian Rosasco I (1855-1931); his wife, Ada Bronnum Rosasco (1855-1927); their son, William S. Rosasco II (1895-1944); daughter-in-law, Ethel (Paderick) Rosasco Thomas (1899-1974); and grandson, William S. Rosasco III (b. 1929). The papers reflect the commercial, social and civic activities of the family, with emphasis on the Rosasco Brothers Company and its shipping activities; the development by Peter (Pedro) Rosasco of the Bay Point Mill Company, in Santa Rosa County; and other interests of the family.
Includes ledgers and business papers of Rosasco Brothers, Pensacola, 1881-1939; accounts of A. T. Rosasco, of Genoa, Italy, and papers relating to barging and tugboating, 1941-1958. With genealogical notes on the Rosasco, Paderick and Bronnum families, 1842-1927; papers of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Rosasco II, 1910-1950, with correspondence, 1910-1944, relating to the Revellers of Ariola; papers relating to the Pensacola Port Authority, 1943-1945, the Aiken Towing Company and Santa Rosa Lumber Company, 1944-1961; and various family photographs.
With undated autobiographical note by F. H. Cobb; papers relating to the Bagdad Land and Lumber Company, the Robinson Point Lumber Company, and other firms, 1908-1936; notes on the lumber industry in the Bagdad area; correspondence, 1930-1939, between A. T. Rosasco, Genoa, Italy, and W. S. Rosasco I (and II), of Pensacola; papers relating to the libeling of the bark "Launberga," 1917; correspondence of Ethel Paderick Rosasco Thomas, including letters of Sidney J. Catts, William Halsey, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Chester Nimitz, Robert. L. F. Sikes, Fuller Warren, Adm. Forrest Sherman, Charles 0. Andrews, and Claude Pepper; and documents relating to the establishment of the Recreation Center for servicemen in Pensacola, 1941. With correspondence and papers of W. S. Rosasco III, including records of his service in the Boy Scouts of America and of his business and civic activities in Santa Rosa County.
83,500 items (4.6 c.f.) and 56 volumes. Gift of Mrs. Ethel Paderick Rosasco Thomas and William S. Rosasco, III.
Accession M1968-4, M1969-04, M1972-10, M1977-03.
Rosasco, William S., IIIPersonal papers, including genealogical materials, records of the Santa Rosa Lumber Company, the Pensacola Brikcrete and Block Company, the Milton Exchange Hotel; Mr. Rosasco's papers as a delegate to the 1984 Democratic National Convention, including the John Glenn for President campaign in Florida, with videotape of CNN interviews and coverage; the World Trade Council of Northwest Florida and its trade mission to German; and Mr. Rosasco's campaign for the Florida Senate, 1986; and other records reflecting personal and business activities in Northwest Florida, Milton, and Santa Rosa County.
With additional research materials on the Rosasco Family and lineage, 14th century to present, including research on the Danish ancestry, the Monichen Family, the Bronnum Family, and Bishop Sixtus Ademsen Aspach.
15.0 c.f. Gift of William S. Rosasco III.
Accession M1990-13, M1980-12.
Rosasco, William S., III. Federal Savings and Loan Papers.Personal papers, 1957-1960, of William S. Rosasco, III, concerning the planning and application papers for a federal savings and loan association in Milton, Florida, 1957-1960. Records include biographical statements of the Board of Directors, correspondence and chronological files, newspaper clippings, and related information on the Savings and Loan industry in 1959.
204 items (.26 c.f.). Gift of William S. Rosasco III.
Rosasco, William S., III. First National Bank of Santa Rosa Papers.Personal papers, 1981-1985, of William S. Rosasco, III, concerning the planning, establishment, and opening of the First National Bank of Santa Rosa, Milton, Florida. Includes Board of Directors' records, correspondence with federal regulators, newspaper clippings, and related materials concerning bank operations and policies.
809 items (.70 c.f.). Gift of William S. Rosasco III.
Rosasco, Pietro Luigi (1867-1947)Historical notes on the Bay Point Mill Company, 1904-1925, with other papers relating to Pietro Rosasco and the firm.
4 items. Gift of Mr. Walter Rosasco.
Rosasco-Soule, AdeliaAuthor; Poet Laureate of West Florida, 1986-1988.
Personal papers chiefly consisting of manuscript and typescript literary works including short stories about her life and career, travel diaries, and other writings about the Rosasco family, French customs and habits, Nepal, Italy, Yugoslavia, Washington, D.C., and growing up in Bay Point, Milton, and Pensacola.
264 items (.88 c.f.). Gift of Adelia Rosasco-Soule.
Rucker, Brian R.History of Santa Rosa County, 1821-1860, Ph.D. thesis for Florida State University, 1990.
901 leaves (photocopy) (.35 c.f.). Original manuscript owned by writer. Accession M1990-09.
Rucker, BrianPhotocopy typescript transcription of records of the U. S. Navy Meteorological Station at Pensacola, Florida covering climate and temperatures at Pensacola, 1879-1940.
West Florida Collection No. 413.
Runyan, William B.Family papers and business records of the Runyan & Burgoyne Lumber Company, of Pensacola and Manistee, Ala., 1899-1911, and the Manistee & Repton Railroad Company, 1907-1911. With correspondence of C. P. Gonzalez, a student at the University of Alabama, 1929-1938.
400 items (.68 c.f.). Gift.
Sacred Heart HospitalHistorical notes, 1915-1972, with a list of administrators.
1 piece (photocopy). Original owned by Mrs. Joselyn Warner.
Saenger Theatre Collection
Publications, programs, brochures, and records concerning the history of the Saenger Theatre in pensacola, Florida from its building in 1924 through restoration in 1981 and history since. Includes research notes, photocopies, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia.
Gifts of various donors including Judy DeBolt and Diane Mack.
436 items (in two legal-size document cases) (.9 c.f.)
[cr 21 Dec 1981; lstrv 09 Nov 1999]
St. Andrews Bay, FloridaScrapbook, 1892-1896, with newspaper clippings (primarily from the St. Andrews Buoy Newspaper), illustrations, and other clipped matter concerning the St. Andrews and Cromanton area of Florida (now Panama City) and Perote, Alabama. Includes social notes, travel accounts, poetry, wedding invitations, a description of the 22 homes along the Bay in 1885 and other area news.
1 scrapbook. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Servies.
Accession M1983-18 SC.
St. Augustine Historical SocietyCalendar of Spanish documents, 1512-1790. Begun as a project to calendar all Spanish documents relating to the first Spanish period in North America (1512-1763), the calendar covers 78,223 manuscripts described by William B. Griffen under the direction of Albert Manucy, Librarian, St. Augustine Historical Society. This includes photostat Spanish documents from the Stetson Collection (University of Florida), the North Carolina Spanish Records (North Carolina Department of Archives and History), the Florida manuscripts in the Woodbury Lowery collection (Library of Congress), the letters of Governor Manuel de Montiano from the East Florida Papers (Library of Congress), and Pensacola materials from the Newberry Library (Chicago).
Includes Appendix I which is an annotated descriptive list of maps pertaining to Florida and especially St. Augustine, 1500s-1940; Appendix II which has notes on the Robertson Index to the Stetson Collection with legajo and card correlation numbers; and Appendix III, notes which describe the North Carolina Spanish records which are photostats from the General Archives of the Indies (Seville), the National Historical Archives (Madrid), and the Archives at Simancas, Spain.
Calendar entries are typed cards in English, annotating and describing each document, its date, contents, source, and writer/receiver.
Microfilm, 3 reels.
Panton, Leslie & Company Research Collection, Microfilm Nos. 65, 64, 67; also John C. Pace Library, Microfilm No. 271.
St. John's Cemetery Company, PensacolaRecords, 1892-1985, including correspondence, annual reports, certificate of ownership books, perpetual care records, minute books, payroll files, burial registers, and plat maps showing names of individuals in St. John's Cemetery, and other records pertaining to the history of St. John's Cemetery and Escambia Lodge No. 15 of Free and Accepted Masons.
5,217 items (6.78 c.f. and 9 ledgers).
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Pensacola, FloridaBurial Records, Book 1, December 16, 1892 - May 15, 1904; Book II, July 13, 1904-July 27, 1951. Shows in alphabetical order the names of persons, their age, date of burial, and cemetery. Cemeteries include St. Michael's, St. Joseph's, St. John's and a few other Pensacola sites.
27 photocopies. Gift of the Pensacola Historical Museum.
West Florida Collection No. 6 and No. 29.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Milton, FloridaMaterials concerning the history of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Milton, Florida, including photocopies of correspondence of Bishop Frank A. Juhan, research records about early church activities, ministers, the church building, baptisms, marriage, burials, and confirmations (1867-1916), sermons of Rev. S. Albert Kennington (1977-1982); and related records pertaining to the McDougall, Golson, Creary, and Keeling families, the Ladies Aid Society of Milton, and Milton history.
682 items (.45 c.f.). Originals loaned by the Church.
St. Michael's Catholic Church, Pensacola, FloridaOldest Catholic Church in Pensacola.
Microfilm set of the records of the Church and Parish, 1811-1956, includes interments and funerals, 1841-1956; baptisms, 1817-1953, including African-Americans; marriages, 1811-1937; and confirmations, 1881-1931. Many of the early records are in Spanish.
With additional materials and records on the history of the Church, St. Michael's Cemetery, and the St. Michael's Cemetery Foundation; with a transcription of the interments and of the marriages, with an index correlating cemetery headstones, church burials, and County civil records. With a group of marriage contracts, 1878-1929 and other materials.
Users should also consult Lola Lee Bruington's published cemetery index to St. Michael's Cemetery which has appendices with additional indices and articles on the church and cemetery.
.68 c.f. and 4 microfilm reels. Originals owned by the Church; sponsored by Rev. Frank Giri.
St. Michael's Creole Benevolent AssociationRecords, 1878-1961, including correspondence, annual reports of officers, bylaws, and related materials. Also known as the St. Michael's Benevolent Club or St. Michael's Benevolent Social Club.
10 ledgers (.68 c.f.).
Saltmarsh Family PapersPapers and photocopies, 1909-1964, including school papers by Thomas William (1888-1962) and Ernest 0. Saltmarsh, students of H. C. Armstrong at the Pensacola Classical School, 1909; programs of concerts; notes of Pensacola Little Theatre presentations, 1949-1964; undated tribute to James C. Watson; records derived from the Saltmarsh family Bible, and other printed materials.
32 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Thomas W. Saltmarsh.
Salvation Army, Pensacola, FloridaResearch materials on the history of the Salvation Army in Pensacola, Florida, with lists of commanders, and related research by Suzanne Borges.
Gift of Salvation Army office, Pensacola, Florida.
West Florida Collection No. 569.
Sanborn, Henry W.Geologist and Realtor
Papers, 1918-1965, concerning real estate activities and notes of oil exploration in Escambia County and vicinity. Includes a report of a geophysical survey of oil fields in the Ensley area, 1918; maps of Floridatown, Pensacola, and elsewhere; and a plat of timber lands along the Escambia River in Alabama and Florida, ca. 1950, owned by Ed L. McMillan, of Brewton, Alabama.
66 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. H. W. Sanborn.
Sanborn Fire Insurance CompanyMicrofilm of the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps in the Library of Congress for West Florida. These maps show streets, buildings, and details such as water lines, type of building construction, house numbers, railroads, and other details for each city. Cities and dates covered include Bonifay (1926), Chipley (1913-1926), Crestview (1939), DeFuniak Springs (1912-1929), Graceville (1922-1929), Marianna (1884-1937), Milton (1895-1932), Panama City (1917-1950), Pensacola (1884-1945), and Port St. Joe (1940-1945).
With microfilm of a Sanborn Fire Insurance Company book for Pensacola, Florida, 1907, that includes an index for 1953 and 1956, from a volume at the Pensacola Historical Society.
Microfilm, 2 reels. Purchased from the Library of Congress and the Pensacola Historical Society.
Accession M1983-13 MF.
Santa Rosa County, FloridaA collection of single items pertaining to Santa Rosa County including correspondence, histories, photographs, imprints, maps and plats, photocopies, and other papers, especially of the communities of Bagdad, Gulf Breeze, Jay, and Milton, Florida. Select subjects include the Shakespeare Club, Milton; the Jay oil fields; soil and water studies of the Blackwater region; the Rolling Greens Country Club; the Nowling Family; Mt. Carmel Church; John Gay; Chumuckla Springs; the Hanshaw family; Santa Rosa Island; Pensacola Shores; Sabine Island; and the Santa Rosa Education Association.
Additional series in this collection are described throughout this Guide and listed in the index. A descriptive inventory of the entire collection is available in the Department.
179 items (.68 c.f.). Gifts of various donors.
Santa Rosa County, Florida. Land RecordsA group of land records, 1856-1935, including mortgages, land grants, promissory notes, and other materials for lands in Santa Rosa County. Includes such firms as Balentine and Whitley, Milton, Florida; S. J. Stewart & Bro., Milton, Florida; and Presidential land grants signed in proxy by Franklin Pierce, and William McKinley. An annotated calendar of names and land descriptions is available in the collection inventory.
33 items. Gift of Peggy Walker.
Accession M1983-27 SC.
Santa Rosa County, Florida. Supervisor of Elections.Voter Registration Books, 1914-1950 of primary and general elections, and poll tax registers, 1928-1936, for Santa Rosa County, Florida. Registration books are arranged by precinct, show name of voter, age, occupation, city or place of residence, and election, with occasional notes of place moved to, married name, or reason for deletion from the rolls (death, etc.). Poll tax registers show name of voter and receipt number for that year. Each ledger is indexed by initial letter of surname.
Santa Rosa County, Florida. Tax Assessor.Delinquent tax ledger, circa 1928, for Santa Rosa County, consisting of names and addresses of owners of real estate in Santa Rosa County who have failed to pay taxes on property. Arranged alphabetically by name of delinquent taxpayer or corporation.
1 volume. Gift of Judge Woodrow M. Melvin.
Santa Rosa County Extension HomemakersScrapbook, 1964-1976 including programs and Mother of the Year books.
3 items. Gift of Mrs. J. B. Hartley.
Satterfield, Frances GibsonPersonal papers 1976-1986, concerning research on Octavia Walton Le Vert (1810-1877) and publication of Satterfield's biographical book, Madame Le Vert: A biography of Octavia Walton Le Vert (1987). The papers include correspondence with family descendants, archivists, researchers, publishers, and agents; photocopies of research materials including primary (letters and diaries) and secondary sources (journal articles and book excerpts), and final manuscript. Subjects include the Le Vert, Walton, and Reab families, Henry Clay, the Marquis de LaFayette, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, General P. G. T. Beauregard, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association and Le Vert's 19th century locales of Mobile, Alabama; Pensacola, Florida; Washington, D.C.; St. Louis, Missouri; Saratoga Springs, New York; and New Orleans, Louisiana.
933 items (.70 cubic feet). Gift of Mrs. Frances G. Satterfield.
Schenk, Clarence (1900-1978)Sheet music, ca. 1925-1970, and original compositions by Mr. Schenk, popular dance band leader and pianist, Pensacola. With photographs of Mr. Schenk and his band. Includes fox trots and full orchestrations.
300 items (4.0 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Clarence Schenk.
Schmidt, Lewis G.Photocopies of research files on the relocation in 1927 of military and civilian burials from Key West, Florida to Fort Barrancas Military Cemetery, Pensacola; includes newspaper clippings, declassified military records, correspondence, and a survey of Fort Barrancas National Cemetery.
60 leaves. Gift of Lewis G. Schmidt.
West Florida Collection No. 412.
Sheet Music CollectionMiscellaneous bound and unbound musical scores of classical and popular music, ca. 1830-1950; representative examples of music owned by various West Florida families; piano compositions written by West Floridians or relating to Pensacola and the Gulf Coast.
1,500 items. Gifts of various donors.
Shriners CollectionPublications of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Hadji Temple (Shriners) of Pensacola, Florida, including programs for sponsored conventions, ceremonials, softball leagues, and related events.
17 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of the Pfeiffer Printing Company.
Sikes, Robert Lee Fulton (b.1906)Papers, 1969, 1974-1977, including newspaper clippings on the House Standards of Conduct review, and a report of National Seashore Committee to the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce (1969).
The Robert L. F. Sikes Papers, formerly on deposit with the University of West Florida, were transferred to the R. L. F. Sikes Library, Crestview, in 1978. Additional materials concerning Bob Sikes are available in the Escambia County and Biography Collections.
50 items (.34 c.f.).
Simmons Family PapersPersonal papers, 1947-1980, including family photographs and photocopies of birth certificates, wills, and other materials about an African-American family in Pensacola.
42 items (photocopies). Gift of Mrs. Georgia Simmons.
Accession M1981-21 SC.
Simpson PapersSelected papers, 1834-1865, taken from the Simpson Family papers, 1797-1883. Primarily letters written to the Simpson sisters in Pensacola, Florida from 1834 to 1865; letters touch on social and family life, the railroad at Pensacola (1853), and the war (1863). A detailed index and description is available with these papers [105 items in 5 folders].
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals owned by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Slemmer, Adam J. (1824-1868)Lieutenant, U. S. Army; Commander, Company G, U. S. Artillery at Fort Barrancas and Fort Pickens, 1861-1864.
Letterbook kept at Fort Pickens, 1861-1864, with correspondence of Lt. Slemmer and Captain H. A. Allen, in charge of Union forces.
1 volume (photocopy). Original owned by Virginia Historical Society.
Smith, Buckingham (1810-1871)Member, American Legation in Madrid; Florida Historian.
The Buckingham Smith Papers comprise thousands of transcripts (copies) of Spanish documents from the Lenox Library, New York; from Mexico City, and from Madrid, especially the Archivo General de Simancas, copied by Buckingham Smith between 1852 and 1868. Most of his materials relate to Spanish West Florida, with added materials covering St. Augustine and the South.
He gathered together his transcripts, drawings, and notes into volumes; these include 'Vida de Menendez,' 'Florida Manuscripts, 1526-1743,' 'North America Transcripts' for 1500-1560, 1561-1593, and 1607-1786; 'Copies of early maps of Florida with descriptive keys,' 'Miscellaneous transcripts from Archivo General de Simancas,' and 'Original Spanish documents in the Timuguan and Apalache languages of Florida.'
Microfilm, 3 reels. Originals owned by the New York Historical Society.
Smith, FannyRooming house register, 710 West Jackson Street, New Warrington, April 30, 1930-January 1933; gives names of roomers, rooms occupied, and amount paid. With a second register of various notes, 1933-1938.
2 ledgers. Gift of Mr. James A. Servies.
Smith, Mary Catherine (White) (1912-1972)Photocopies of typescripts of collected notes, photographs and printed ephemera primarily relating to the history of Pensacola and Escambia County, especially of historic sites and buildings.
6 folders (.18 c.f.). Originals owned by Mrs. Daniel Smith, Millview.
Snodgrass FamilyPapers, 1871-1985, pertaining to the Snodgrass family of Bagdad, Florida including deeds and purchases of land, descriptions and drawing of home, visits of Florida Governors to the town, and related materials.
11 items. Gift of Miss Dena E. Snodgrass.
Accession M1985-04 SC.
Spain. Servicio Historico MilitarDocuments and maps of 18th century Spanish Pensacola, selected from the Servicio Historico Militar by Dr. A. B. Thomas for the Historic Pensacola Preservation Board.
Microfilm, 1 reel.
Microfilm No. 227.
Sphere MagazineRecords and papers of Sphere magazine, a science fiction fan magazine published in Cantonment, Florida. Includes issues of the magazine, 1956-1959, and correspondence files with writers, subscribers and science fiction fans, 1958, 1960, 1966. Includes letters of Brian W. Aldiss and Leslyn MacDonald Macabee concerning their writing and comments on John W. Campbell, Robert A. Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, and others.
111 items (.18 c.f.). Gift.
Spilman, Robert B.Personal papers, 1937-1971, concerning his military career (1937-1971) and as Commandant of the United States Army Management School (1968-1971), including biographical materials, copies of the Howitzer, correspondence and vita pertaining to guest speakers at the U. S. War College, and materials on the history and disestablishment of the U. S. Army Management School in 1971. Correspondents include Paul Seabury, Clinton Rossiter, Max Lerner, W. C. Westmoreland, Henry Kissinger, and Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
419 items (.8 c.f.). Gift of Col. Bob Spilman.
Starling, LewisLetter, July 2, 1862 from Pensacola, to his father telling of conditions in Pensacola after capture by the Federal troops, the devaluation of Confederate currency, and continued fighting in the area.
4 leaves, photocopies.
Stearns, Silas (1859?-1888)Papers, 1878-1888, including original and photocopy correspondence, notebooks, photographs, and other papers. Includes notebooks, illustrations and drafts relating to the U.S. Fish Commission census of 1880, data concerning fish and sponge vessels, correspondence with ichthyologists at the Smithsonian, and papers relating to vessels and equipment employed in the Pensacola fishing industry.
Mr. Stearns, a native of Bath, Maine, came to Pensacola about 1878, and joined the Warren Fish Company. He was active in collecting specimens of fish for the Smithsonian Institution, and collaborated with Dr. David Starr Jordan in the publication of scientific papers.
460 items (.83 c.f.). Gift of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mrs. M. M. Marple, Francis Taylor, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Stiggins, George (1788-1845)"A historical narration of the genealogy, traditions and downfall of the Ispocaga or Creek tribe of Indians, written (ca. 1831-1844) by one of the tribe'." An unpublished manuscript by George Stiggins, Indian agent to the Creek nation in the early 1830s, and a brother-in-law to William Weatherford. Stiggins' reminiscent narrative about the Creek Indians was unfinished at the time of his death in 1845, and was obtained by Lyman Copeland Draper from the author's son in 1874.
Microfilmed as part of the Draper Papers of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, this reel also contains a small collection of Draper's correspondence, 1851-1878, on several Georgia and Alabama families, as well as notes and letters concerning William Candler, Elijah and John Clarke, Benjamin Few, Richard McGriff, Micajah Williamson, Alexander McGillivray, and William Weatherford. With South Carolina papers, 1786-1790, of Alexander Moultrie and Richard Winn pertaining to the South Carolina Yazoo Company; and papers of Elijah Clarke, 1782-1794, on land, legislative, and militia business in Georgia.
Microfilm, 1 reel. "Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina Papers" microfilm reel of the Draper Manuscripts in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth (Beecher) (1811-1896)A.L.S., January 10, 1865. Addressed to Mr. Fields (probably Mr. James T. Fields of Boston, of her publisher Ticknor and Fields) concerning finances to settle Boston accounts. Discussed books and weather.
A.L.S., November 13, 1886. Addressed to Mr. James Houghton of Houghton, Mifflin and Company, requesting that her letter be placed in a copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin and forwarded to requestor.
Accession M1968-11/4 and M1968-11/10.
Student Research PapersThe Special Collections Department actively solicits research reports and papers written by University of West Florida students and others which cover any aspect of West Florida, including history, science, health fields, botany, and other subjects. Each paper received is cataloged with name and subject tracings and can be located through indices maintained in the Department.
Student research papers may be used, but except for bibliographies, cannot be reproduced or photocopied for users.
500 items (4.0 c.f.). Gifts of various donors.
Sullivan, J. J., and Son, PensacolaLegal papers, correspondence and deeds, 1885-1929, relating to Jeremiah J. Sullivan and Jeremiah J. Sullivan, Jr., and the firm's legal practice in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
With copies of deeds and abstracts, 1794-1878, letters of Mrs. Emily Hulse Taylor regarding her Pensacola property, correspondence relating to the Bay Point Lumber Company, Bagdad Sash Factory, Gulf Real Estate Company, the City of Pensacola, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Memphis and Pensacola Railroad, Keyser-Muldon Company, and the Dietzen Company. With draft of the will of Rev. William Lane, 1891, and letters of Pensacola Mayor C. H. Bliss.
4,000 items (3.27 c.f.). Gift of Mike Thomas.
Accession M1973-18, M1976-06.
Sully, George Washington (1816-1870)Artist and Cotton Broker
Sketches in pencil and watercolor of scenes in Pensacola and elsewhere in West Florida and the Caribbean, 1833-1839. Sully, a nephew of American painter Thomas Sully, had been employed by William H. Chase during the construction of Fort Pickens. Includes views of the site of Fort McRea, scenes of the Apalachicola River and St. Marks, paintings from life of Lower Creek Indians and Hix Chijo, sketches of various homes in Pensacola, and other paintings.
The original gift of Mrs. Ralph Estes has been enhanced by additional purchases and additions of research materials, including the Antiques magazine
article on Sully, March 1983. Sully's paintings are the earliest known paintings of any part of Florida during the Territorial Period (1821-1845).
187 items (.68 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Ralph Estes and purchases.
Surface Water Improvement and Management Collection, Pensacola Bay SystemResearch files and records pertaining to the study of the Pensacola Bay System, including publications, journal articles, manuscripts, and other materials, collected by Dr. Sneed B. Collard, about Pensacola Bay, the Escambia River, Escambia Bay, and their biology, botany, fish, ecology, and environment.
A partial bibliography and citations appear in The Pensacola Bay System: Biological Trends and Current Status by Sneed B. Collard (Havana, FL: North-west Florida Water Management District, 1991).
7.0 c.f. Gift of Dr. Sneed B. Collard.
Sutton, Leora M.Papers and research files, 1960-1975, including typescripts, photographs, research notes, drafts of publications, and other papers chiefly on history of Pensacola, its buildings and families. Subjects and organizations include the Pensacola Historic Preservation Society, the Dorothy Walton House Foundation, the Seville Square Settlers, the Pensacola Historic Restoration and Preservation Commission (later the Pensacola Historic Preservation Board), the Downtown Improvement Board, the Dorothy Walton House Museum, the Quina House Museum, the Barkley House, the Tivoli House, Julee Cottage, and William F. Steel.
Families and name files include the Bell, Bobe, Bonifay, Brent, Commyns, Dauphine, De La Rua, Gonzalez, Horsler, Langley, Lavalle, LeVert, LeBarron, McVoy, Moreno, Pfeiffer, Perry, Quina, Sierra, Thiesen, Touart, Walton, Willings, and Yniestra families.
With abstracts and notes on properties and archaeology of areas of
Seville Square. Publications of Mrs. Sutton are included in the Bibliography of West Florida files.
1,968 items (2.45 c.f.). Gift of Leora M. Sutton.
Taitt, DavidFour letters and reports, March to August 1779, concerning use of Creek Indians on Georgia and Florida frontier in British actions against American forces.
4 items (photocopies).
West Florida Collection No. 503.
Taylor, Francis William (b. 1901)Personal papers, 1880-1944, including correspondent, autobiographical sketches, business records, and other materials; includes letters of J. F. and Clara Taylor, 1919-1923, writing to their son Francis while he is a student at Marion Institute, Lawrenceville School, and the University of Virginia, and letters of Emily Hulse Taylor, of Pensacola; letters between Francis and his fiance and wife, Mae Van Wagenen, 1925-1944, while she is at Mary Baldwin Seminary and while Francis is employed at his father's firm, the Warren Fish Company, Pensacola.
With additional records and letters of Francis while employed at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, and during World War II service at Guantanamo and in the Mediterranean. With business records of the Bohemia Shingle Mill Company, 1892-1895.
1,972 items (1.36 c.f.). Gift of Francis W. Taylor.
Taylor, Silas WatsArmy, Confederate States of America.
Letters, 1862, of Silas Wats Taylor, of Lumsden Light Artillery, Co. F, Fort Gaines, Alabama to his wife, Mary E. Taylor, in New Lexington and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Camp life is described in five letters from Fort Gaines while two letters from Corinth, Mississippi describe military engagements along the Mississippi.
7 items, photocopies.
West Florida Collection No. 585.
Tempest, Ruth (Jacquot)Author; Writer, University of West Florida.
Papers, 1942-1964, including correspondence with publishers and literary agents, typescripts, proofs, and copies of published short stories and articles in a variety of publications, including Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home Journal, and Redbook.
92 items (.34 c.f.). Gift of Ruth Tempest.
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Study CollectionMaterials concerning the history and economic impact of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in the southern United States, including federal, state, and local government documents and other related papers, 1975-1976.
6 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of Donald M. Clause.
Thomas, Robert T. (1874-1968)Scrapbook of correspondence, 1961-1971, including letters to the Pensacola News-Journal on matters of interest to the African-American community of Pensacola, Florida; with copy of 1904 annual of the Florida Sentinel (42 p.), and Colored Citizen (Aug. 29, 1952) and photographs of members of the Thomas and James families.
51 items (photocopies). Originals in possession of the family.
Thomas, Verlie (Robinson) (1901-1978)Teacher and Librarian, Milton High School
Correspondence, school papers, photographs and miscellaneous imprints, 1904-1977. Includes papers relating to her husband, Jesse Thomas; her sister, Ruby Robinson; her brother, Felix Robinson, and her grandfather, I. E. Allen, with emphasis on Mrs. Thomas's career as a teacher, 1920-1970. Other subjects include the First Baptist Church of Milton, the Milton Presbyterian Church, the Milton Shakespeare Club (1928-1941), the Santa Rosa Education Association, Milton High School Alumni Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, the Square Deal Land and Development Company, and its Miami Avocado and Citrus Growers, Inc. of Miami, Florida (1922-1933), and materials on the Stephens family of Miami.
Also includes general ledger of grocer C. J. Stephens, Pensacola, 1899-1906, with accounts of I. E. Allen, The Union Society (an African-American Society), and store inventory, August 1899.
2,097 items (3.06 c.f.). Gift of Miss Alice Hall.
Thompson, GracePlaywright, writer
Personal papers consisting of photocopies of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials concerning the writing and production of "The March Sisters of Concord" musical play about Louisa May Alcott and its productions in New Jersey, New York, and England in 1978-1979; materials concerning the development of Andrew Jackson Day in Florida, and a stage play concerning Jackson's life, with transcript, director's notes, and music with lyrics; and research materials concerning President Theodore Roosevelt and the Roosevelt family.
175 items. Gift of Mrs. Grace Thompson.
Accession M1981-32 SC.
Thornton, Barbara MitchellCollection including correspondence, 1846-1854, of W. H. DeForest written from New Orleans (1846-1849) and San Juan de Nicaragua [Grey Town or San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua] (1851) with descriptions of area, life, and business plans, and a diary (1860), writer unknown, mostly concerning Mobile, Alabama.
14 items. Gift of Mrs. Barbara Mitchell Thornton.
Accession M1982-26 SC.
Thurston, Charles B.Photocopy letters, 1862, by a Union soldier to parents and brother describing life in Pensacola, especially the New York and Maine regiments, General Dow, and other Federal activities.
Tibbetts, MelvanCivil War letters, 1862-1864, of a Union soldier from Maine, stationed in Pensacola, Florida. The letters tell of daily camp life, routines of chores, picket duty, and incidents in and around Pensacola including Oakfield, Woolsey, Camp Arnold, and Barrancas Hill. Includes research materials about Tibbetts provided by Elizabeth D. Vickers.
50 items (.23 c.f.). Purchase and gift of Elizabeth D. Vickers.
Tobiassen, TomLegislator, Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate.
Records reflecting his work as a legislator from the Escambia and West Florida region with materials concerning issues in the Panhandle, constituent letters, and related materials. Select topics include Santa Rosa Island and higher education.
19.45 c.f. Gift of Tom Tobiassen.
Todd, CalvinPapers, 1946-1969, including correspondence, reports, publications, programs, minutes of directors, publicity materials and newspaper clippings of organizations in which Mr. Todd, was a director. Organizations include the Fiesta of Five Flags (1952-1958), the Pensacola Port Authority (1957-1969), the State Chamber of Commerce (1955-1959), and the Pensacola Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) (1946-1976).
706 item (2.05 c.f.). Gift of Calvin Todd.
T. T. Todd Company, Pensacola, FLRecords, 1937-1943, consisting of invoices and correspondence concerning wholesale food purchases.
319 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Lucius Ellsworth.
Tone TheatreRecords, 1947-1955, of a movie house in Cantonment, Florida, including correspondence, film booking records, financial and personnel files and other operating papers. Tone Theatre was part of the Fred T. McLendon Theatres operated in partnership with Heywood Hanna, Jr.
709 items (.53 c.f.). Gift of Robert L. Bryans.
Towers, John Henry (1885-1955)Photocopy, aviation log, Curtiss Hydroaeroplane, Navy No. A-1. July 1, 1911 to October 16, 1912. Includes missions flown, pilots and passengers, mechanics reports, and other data.
1 item (69 leaves). Original owned by Mrs. Marjorie Towers Totureau.
Township SurveysPhotocopies of survey field notes of townships in West Florida, 1825-1929. Includes references to land forms, place names and flora and fauna in Townships 1 and 2 (North and South), Ranges 28-30 West, Escambia and Santa Rosa counties; with resurvey notes of 1917, 1928, 1938, and 1950.
10 bundles (.68 c.f.). Originals owned by Florida Internal Improvement Fund, Tallahassee.
Turner-Lee-Day Elementary School, Warrington, FLMinutes, 1940-1966, of the Parent-Teacher Association; includes scrapbook and other papers relating to the school.
13 items. Gift of Miss Lucile Cotton.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Pensacola, FloridaRecords, 1898- , including minutes, correspondence, publications, yearbooks, as well as publications of the national UDC organization and the Florida Division of UDC.
2,640 items (4.73 c.f.).
United Daughters of 1812, National SocietyRecords, 1968-1972, of the Three Notch chapter of Pensacola, Florida, including yearbooks of Florida and national divisions, newsletters, and genea-logical notes. Includes transcripts from family Bibles collected in the West Florida region for the Avery, Billingsley, Buckles, Caldwell, Campbell, Capron, Cranston, Crutchfield, Darby, Fisher, Mallory, Oerting, Parramore, Rice, Runyan, Sharp, Sneed, Speed, Stanford, and Watford families.
27 items (.23 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Shannon Hobgood, 1972.
U. S. Adjutant GeneralGeneral James Wilkinson's order book: December 31, 1796 - March 8, 1808. General Wilkinson commanded American forces which moved into the Southeastern United States and into New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Of importance are his ongoing communications with Spanish West Florida and Spanish authorities over American intentions and incursions of United States citizens into the Spanish territory.
Microfilm, 3 reels. Part of Record Group 94, National Archives.
Microfilm No. 118.
U. S. Adjutant GeneralSelected portions of Record Group 94 consisting of materials documenting desertions in the Mexican-American War, especially of John Riley or John O'Reilly, an Irish-Catholic leader of the San Patricio Battalion, a Mexican Army unit of deserters from the American forces. Includes general correspondence, 1890-1917, an 1847 report of hanging of deserters, general orders issued in 1847 by the American Army in Mexico, and other papers of the Army of Occupation, Mexico, 1846-1848.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals in the National Archives, Washington.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 84.
U. S. Bureau of Indian AffairsCensus of Creek Indians taken by Benjamin S. Parsons and Thomas J. Abbott, 1832. When the Creek Indians ceded all land east of the Mississippi to the United States on March 24, 1832, heads of households were entitled to tracts of land. This census, arranged by town, gives names of chiefs, heads of families and number of males, females, and slaves. Most all are Creek Indian names; very few English surnames.
Microfilm, 1 reel. National Archives Microfilm Publications T275,
Microfilm No. 727.
U. S. Bureau of Indian AffairsDocuments relating to the negotiation of ratified treaties with various tribes of Indians, 1806-1869; includes ratified Indian treaties, 1801-1869,
and unratified treaties, 1821-1869. See especially treaties with the Creek
Indians and Seminole tribes of West Florida, just prior to the Creek Wars in 1814 and in 1841.
Microfilm, 10 reels. National Archives.
Microfilm No. 269.
U. S. Bureau of Indian AffairsLetterbook of the Creek Trading House, 1795-1816, with letters sent by the agent. Established to buy goods from the Creek Indians, it was also called the Georgia Factory, and was the longest operating such trading house.
Microfilm, 1 reel. National Archives Microcopy No. 4 (M4), 1941.
Microfilm No. 726.
U. S. Bureau of Indian AffairsLetters received, 1824-1881, on Indian lands, emigration, claims, trade, and other subjects. Reels are numbered #219-227 (Creek Agency, 1824-1847); #237-248 (Creek Agency Emigration, 1826-1849); Creek Agency Reserves, 1832-1850); #249 (Crow Creek Agency, 1871-1876; Crow Wing Agency, 1835-1840); #286-291 (Florida Superintendency, 1824-1853); #800-807 (Seminole Agency, 1824-1876).
Microfilm, 36 reels. National Archives Microfilm Publication, M234.
Microfilm No. 752.
U. S. Bureau of Indian AffairsRecords of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee, 1801-1835, including correspondence and records, 1800-1814, of the Cherokee Agency as financial and procurement agent for the U. S. War Department in Tennessee (microfilm reels #1-10), and records, 1817-1821 of Joseph McMimm, Special Agent for the removal of the Cherokees under the Treaty of July 8, 1817 (reel #14).
Microfilm, 11 reels. Originals in National Archives, Washington.
Microfilm No. 910.
U. S. Bureau of Indian AffairsRecords of the Choctaw Trading House under the office of Indian Trade, 1803-1824. This trading house operated at St. Stephens (West Florida; Alabama Territory; and finally, Mississippi Territory/State).
Microfilm, 6 reels. National Archives Microcopy T-900 (1960).
Microfilm No. 960.
U. S. Bureau of Indian AffairsRecords relating to the enrollment of the Eastern Cherokees by Guion Miller, 1908-1910. Applications and related data to determine eligibility for funds of 1835-36 and 1845 Treaties, with miscellaneous testimony of applicants. A general index to first two volumes (of ten volumes of applications and ten volumes of testimony) appear on reel one. Earlier censuses of 1850, 1854, and 1884 are on reel 12.
Microfilm, 12 reels. National Archives Microfilm Publication M685.
Microfilm No. 728.
U. S. Congress. Senate.Territorial papers of the United States Senate, 1789-1873. Records and papers of the United States Senate concerning territories, their administration, governance, and movement toward statehood. Documents dated earlier or later than the period of existence of a particular territory are frequently included. Some of these materials have been published in Clarence Carter's The Territorial Papers of the United States...
The Florida papers (reels 9-11) are arranged by Congress in rough chronological order, 1806-1845 with materials concerning Territory of Florida, its congressional delegate, Joseph M. White, private bills, petitions of West Florida citizens, and related papers.
See also materials relating to Mississippi, 1799-1818 (reel 3); the Orleans Territory, 1803-1813 (reel 5); Louisiana and Missouri, 1804-1822 (reel 7), and Alabama, 1818-1836 (reel 8).
Microfilm, 20 reels. National Archives.
Microfilm No. 97.
U. S. Department of StateCopybooks of George Washington's correspondence with Secretaries of State, 1789-1796. These include copies of letters sent by Washington on various matters including Indian negotiations with the Creeks, and relations with Spanish West Florida among other domestic and foreign relations issues.
Microfilm, 1 reel.
Microfilm No. 128.
U. S. Department of StateDiplomatic and consular instructions, 1791-1801; 1801-1834. These are
messages and dispatches to consuls. Of special importance are those between Spain, England, and the United States during the invasion of Spanish West Florida in 1814 by American forces, and the treaty arrangements for the transfer of Gulf Coast regions (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi) to the United States.
Microfilm, 12 reels. U. S. National Archives.
Microfilm No. 120 and 125.
U. S. Department of StateForeign letters of the Continental Congress and the Department of State, January 14, 1785 to December 23, 1790. Includes the period of relations between the Spanish Empire in America (Louisiana, West Florida) and the Creek Indians in the Southeastern United States.
Microfilm, 1 reel. National Archives
Microfilm No. 129.
U. S. Department of StateLists of diplomatic and consular officers, 1789-1939. These will record diplomatic officers and consulates during the period of negotiation for the cessation of Spanish West Florida as well as the numerous foreign consulates established in Pensacola from 1821-1900. Microfilm No. 114 (3 reels) covers diplomatic officers; Microfilm No. 115 (21 reels) covers U. S. consular officers.
Microfilm, 24 reels. Part of Record Group 59, National Archives.
Microfilm No. 114 and No. 115.
U. S. Department of StateRecords of special agents for securing the Florida Archives, 1799-1836, including correspondence, documents, journals and inventories primarily in English and Spanish with some French. Includes report of Counsel General Nicholas P. Trist to Secretary of State John Forsyth, 1835; correspondents include Andrew Jackson, William Wirt, and Richard Keith Call; includes Spanish documents copied at Havana, and the Pintado Report of 1822 of land sold in Florida, 1801-1818.
Microfilm, 6 reels. Originals in National Archives, Washington.
Microfilm No. 753.
U. S. Department of StateTerritorial papers: Florida, 1777-1824. Microfilm of manuscripts concerning the Territory of Florida including petitions from citizens, letters, appointments of judges, and other activities affecting the creation of Florida, especially the Pensacola region, and its administration until establishment of formal American government. Some of these materials have also been reproduced in Clarence E. Carter's Territorial Papers of the United
States (Microfilm 103) and part of the materials have been transcribed and
printed in Carter's Territorial Papers of Florida (5 volumes), although this
latter set covers from 1821 through 1845.
Microfilm, 11 reels. Record Group 59, National Archives, Washington.
Microfilm No. 160.
U. S. Department of WarLetters received by the office of the Secretary of War, 1800-1823, relating to Indian Affairs. Includes Indian affairs in the Southeast and West Florida with letters from Benjamin Hawkins and William Augustus Bowles, and others on Creek Indians and other tribes. See the companion series listed in this Guide as "Letters sent by ..." under U. S. Department of War.
Microfilm, 4 reels. National Archives Microcopy No. 271 (1959).
Microfilm No. 959.
U. S. Department of WarLetters sent by the Secretary of War (relating to) Indian Affairs, November 17, 1800 to April 26, 1824, including correspondence of the Secretary and assistants with a name index. These are the earliest records of the U. S. concerning Indians; earlier records (1789-1800) were destroyed by fire. Until creation of the Department of the Interior in 1849, the Secretary of War directly supervised Indian Affairs. These records cover the Southeast United States and West Florida region, especially during the Jackson invasion in 1813/1814 and the Creek Indian Wars.
Microfilm, 6 reels. National Archives Microcopy No. M-15 (1942).
Microfilm No. 957.
U. S. Department of WarLetters sent to the President by the Secretary of War, 1800-1863, including such subjects as operations of the Army, administration of the War Department, appropriations, miliary commissions, military posts and establishments, general courts-martial, and annual report of the Secretary of War. Of special note are the movements of the Army under General Wilkinson in Louisiana and Spanish West Florida, and operations of the military command of the Territory of Florida, as well as Civil War operations in West Florida.
Microfilm, 6 reels. Record Group 107, National Archives.
Microfilm No. 119.
U. S. Department of WarThe Negro in the military service of the United States, 1639-1886. From records of the Adjutant General's office, includes extensive material on African-Americans in military service during the Civil War, including Florida regiments.
Microfilm, 5 reels. Record group 94, National Archives.
Microfilm No. 158.
U. S. Department of WarReports to Congress, 1803-1870. Includes reports of actions and service in Spanish West Florida, Florida Territory, and West Florida region.
Microfilm, 5 reels. Record Group 107, National Archives.
Microfilm No. 121.
U. S. District Court, Northern District of FloridaSelected court records and case files concerning the Apalachicola Land Company, Forbes and Company, Colin Mitchell vs. U. S., and related court cases involving the Panton, Leslie, and Company, 1822-1859.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Microfilmed from holdings of the National Archives Branch, East Point, Georgia.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm No. 75.
U. S. General Land OfficeBritish West Florida papers. Microfilm of private land claims in Record Group 49, National Archives. Includes alphabetical abstract of British land grants in West Florida, 1765-1770 and British West Florida land records, 1770-1779, with numerous loose notes, surveyors certificates, plats, petitions, and other materials on British grants, 1760-1780. With abstracts of Spanish records and archives in West Florida, 1828-1829, and a report of the U. S. Commissioners for Ascertaining Claims and Titles, 1824.
Microfilm, 3 reels. Record Group 49, National Archives.
Microfilm No. 98.
U. S. Library of CongressRecords of the states of the United States: Florida, 1764-1877, 1912. Prepared by the Library of Congress in association with the University of North Carolina; collected and edited under the direction of William Sumner Jenkins, 1949.
Includes minutes of the British West Florida Council, Assembly, and other governmental agencies, 1765-1781; British East Florida papers, 1764-1783; papers relating to the Independent State of West Florida, Natchez, 1810; Florida Legislative Council journals, 1822-1837; Territorial session laws, and State ordinances, 1821-1877; journals of the Florida House and Senate, 1839-1869, 1912; miscellaneous printed works, 1775-1862; and papers relating to Florida governors and executive agencies, 1827-1865.
Of special note are the first American laws or ordinances issued by Andrew Jackson (1821) and first laws and compilations of acts for Florida on reel 23. Reel 34 (Miscellany) includes a number of publications and materials including a few copies of the East Florida Gazette (St. Augustine) and the Pensacola Gazette; six ordinances by Andrew Jackson; a circular on the Army of Pensacola (1862); an eulogy by Henry Brackenridge on the death of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (1826); and other Florida materials.
Microfilm, 34 reels. Library of Congress.
Microfilm No. 105.
United States Naval Hospital, PensacolaRecords, 1826-1911, includes appointment certificate as Surgeon for Isaac Hulse (1826); daily watch journal for the Naval Hospital, 1910-1911; and correspondence log, 1864-1865, covering hospital operations, patients, employees, nurses, and deaths of Federal naval servicemen at the hospital. Correspondents include M. S. Geist, William Seaman, Samuel L. Southard, and John Quincy Adams.
3 items (.45 c.f.).
U. S. Navy Yard and Naval Air Station (Pensacola) PapersRecords and papers relating to the U. S. Navy Yard (1823-1914) and the U. S. Naval Air Station (1914-present) at Pensacola, Florida; includes manuscripts, letters, correspondence, reports, publications, and other materials concerning the history of the Navy Yard and of naval aviation, correspondence of Commandants of the Navy Yard, and information on the towns of Woolsey and Warrington.
274 items (.80 c.f.). Gift of the National Archives, UWF Professors Ernest W. Dibble and George Pearce, Florida State Library Archives, Mr. and Mrs. William Chamberlain.
U.S.S. PensacolaLedgers of Paymaster J. F. Jenkins, U.S.S. "Pensacola," 1904-1905.
6 volumes (.34 c.f.). Purchase.
University of West FloridaThe Special Collections Department is also the University Archives for the University. Records and papers of academic offices, officers, faculty, students, organizations, governing boards, committees, and publications are retained which document the history of the University, and the development and implementation of policy. Emphasis is also placed on the contributions of faculty, staff, students, and administrators to the University, the community, and to knowledge by acquiring materials documenting such contributions.
University Archives may include papers and records, audiotapes, videotapes, slides, photographs, drawings, paintings, electronic media, and other forms of documentation without regard to format.
While researchers may find some publications of the University in the library book collections, more complete sets will be located in the Special Collections Department. These will include master's theses, the Voyager (campus newspaper), the Fountain (campus newsletter) and the University Catalog.
This Guide lists some of the major series of university archives collections, but researchers should be sure to check with the Special Collections Department on any University-related topic.
University of West Florida. Academic Affairs.
Records, 1967-1991, including correspondence, reports, publications, and other materials concerning faculty, curriculum, departments, academic policies, governance, and related academic subjects.
University of West Florida. Academic Affairs. Annual Reports.
Annual reports for academic departments and divisions which report to the Vice President, 1970-1986.
377 items (1.7 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Academic Council.
Minutes, reports, and other materials, 1971-1988, including such topics as academic policies, undergraduate and graduate programs, enrollments, grade point averages and related academic subjects. The Academic Council was merged with the Faculty Senate, June 1988.
751 items (1.23 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Aeronautical Systems.
Records (1968-1973) including correspondence, materials on the UWF
Corpus Christi Center, student theses, commencement programs, and related materials. Select thesis subjects cover airports in Atlanta, Pensacola, and NAS Pensacola, the port of Corpus Christi, satellite development and deployment, the usage of airships in transportation, and emergency rescue missions in space.
204 items (1.7 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Alumni Office.
Records, 1968-1979, including correspondence, photographs, publications, and materials concerning alumni chapters, fund raising, athletics, commencement, Christmas, workshops, and alumni special events such as Springcoming, the inauguration of President Robinson (1975), tours, mascots, alma mater song contests, and award programs.
1,243 items (1.05 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Brick Kiln.
Archaeological site identification file, 1990, for the nineteenth century brick kiln on University property. Includes field notes, copies of survey sheets, and research work (1982) of Gary Hacking.
West Florida Collection No. 566.
University of West Florida. Cannon.
Records, 1970-1972, concerning the discovery, restoration, and history of the Spanish Cannon (also known as Annin's Cannon) on display in front of the John C. Pace Library. Includes materials on the history of cannons, the various types used in Spanish and British West Florida, restoration reports, x-rays of armament, and work of UWF staff including Brom Nichols to display the cannon at the University.
West Florida Collection No. 402.
University of West Florida. Budgets.
Budget records, 1965- , including legislative budget requests, operating budgets, capital budgets, and related materials.
35 items (2.25 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Career Services Council.
Records, 1974- , including minutes, reports, bylaws, surveys, correspondence, and committee files. Topics include awards, annual events (Halloween and Christmas parties), personnel policies, flextime, working conditions, and related issues.
1,795 items (1.58 c.f.).
University of West Florida. College of Arts and Sciences.
Records, 1978- , including correspondence, annual reports, minutes of Chairperson's Meetings, and the College of Arts and Science Council, the forum series, and related records.
4,826 items (5 c.f.).
University of West Florida.Computer Services Department, 1977-1995. Records, 1977-1993, including correspondence, reports, audits, and related research materials including publications of the Department. Files include runs of Netword and Profille; records of the Academic Computer Services Committee; the dedication of Building 79 (Computer Center) in 1986; information on William Craig Nystul; and the overal history of computing and information technology at UWF.
Key correspondents and administrators include Russell Lee, Lisa Whitmire, Donna Gache, and Karen Brotherton Rasmussen.
833 items. 1.87 c.f.
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University of West Florida. Development Office.
Records, 1967-1979, including foundation files and scholarship files. These files cover those organizations which made direct grants or gifts to the University and include correspondence, financial documents, newspaper clippings, and other materials pertaining to the gifts. Key organizations include the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation for the nature trail, the Alfred I. DuPont Foundation on the endowment of the Mary Ball Washington Chair, the Ford Foundation for the Venture Fund grant, and the Gannett Foundation.
2,610 items (2.9 c. f.).
University of West Florida. Elementary & Secondary Education.
Records comprising the Action Research Projects produced by students in the Master's Program.
University of West Florida. English and Foreign Languages.
Records, 1967-1975, including correspondence and files concerning the history and development of the Department, and related materials.
1,179 items (1.05 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Facilities Planning.
Records and papers, 1967- , concerning development of the campus, construction, buildings, physical facilities, roads, and the environment. Includes records of Robert Turner, John Jarvis, and others.
University of West Florida. Facilities Planning Committee.
Records of the Facilities Planning Committee, 1974- , including minutes, agendas, reports, and related working papers. This Committee reports to the Vice President for Administrative Affairs on matters concerning campus buildings, construction, and physical environment.
199 items (.53 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Faculty Senate.
Records, 1979- , and its predecessor, the Faculty Council, 1973-1979, including agendas, minutes, reports, and other working papers.
629 items (1.4 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Information Services.
Newspaper clipping files of the Office of Information Services, 1969- , concerning the University of West Florida. Arranged by subject, department, and organizations.
7,907 items (3.0 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Libraries.
Records of the John C. Pace Library, 1971- , including publications, newsletters, departmental files, administrative memoranda, and other papers concerning library activities, functions, administration, policies, history, and building programs.
1,505 items (1.23 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Libraries. Director of Libraries.
Administrative records, 1966-1985 and Correspondence files, 1965- of the office of Director of Libraries including correspondence and subject files pertaining to the development and administration of the John C. Pace Library. Includes files of the first Director (1965-1986), James A. Servies, including materials when he was at the College of William and Mary. Subjects and correspondents include development of Special Collections, correspondence with researchers and donors, the library building and expansion, policy development, and relations with Lois Maxon, Odell Griffith, Reubin Askew, and others.
10,813 items (8.05 c.f.).
Accession M1988-15 and M1987-03.
University of West Florida. Libraries. Library Staff Association.
Records, 1968- , of the Library Staff Association, an organization within the John C. Pace Library, created to sponsor staff activities, socials, student appreciation events, and employee services. Records include bylaws, correspondence, membership files, committee records, and photographs.
454 items (.18 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Libraries. Special Collections Department.
Records, 1967- , including annual reports, correspondence, and other materials concerning donations, history of the department, the Friends of the Library and related materials.
6,308 (2.98 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Management Department.Student research projects and group consultative studies of various businesses and organizations in the West Florida region, including information on business operations, personnel, finances, and related data.
29 items (.7 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Music Department.
Records, 1970-1981, consisting of materials pertaining to visiting artists, musical groups, and symphony orchestras in the Music Hall Artists Series and the West Florida Music Festivals. Includes clipping files for Music Department activities, 1968-1970, and Florida League of the Arts files, 1970-1972.
839 items (.88 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Oral Histories.
Audiotapes of an Oral History Project conducted by UWF faculty member Dr. Thomas Gilliam on the early formation and creation of the University of West Florida. Narrators include Phillip D. Beall, Warren Briggs, Harold Crosby, Jack Fiveash, Elizabeth Hawes, J. B. Hopkins, and Gordon Wells.
8 audiocassettes. Gift of Dr. Thomas Gilliam.
University of West Florida. Panama City Center.Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and other materials pertaining to the development, history, and planning of the Panama City Center of the University of West Florida, 1965-1983. Includes planning of the master campus, land acquisition, statistics, and records of the lobbying efforts of citizens and groups both for and against the transfer of the branch campus to Florida State University in 1982.
1,228 items (1.93 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Photograph Collections.
Photographs, negative files, documentation such as notes or information on the photographs, and related materials.
University of West Florida. President. Board of Regents.
Records, 1964- , including minutes, agendas, reports budgets, and other working papers of the Board and its state universities. Subjects concern educational budgets, policies, governance, academic policies and planning, and related educational concerns.
11,094 items (13 c.f.)
University of West Florida. President. Council of Presidents.
Minutes, reports, agendas, and other working papers of the Council of Presidents of the Board of Regents, State of Florida, 1964- . Subjects include budgets, capital funds and buildings, academic policies, and other university administrative concerns.
3,299 items (7.00 c.f.).
University of West Florida PublicationsPublications produced by the University of West Florida, Pensacola, arranged by title, subjects, and departments including booklets, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, programs, and other publications of the University and its offices.
Special Collections also maintains continuing runs of regular campus publications such as the Nautilog, the Fountain, and the campus newspaper, the
Voyager, in addition to course schedules, catalogs, commencement programs, and other serials.
University of West Florida. Publications. Faculty Publications.
Publications authored by the faculty of the University of West Florida including books, articles, reprints, texts, pamphlets, and other printed materials. These are arranged alphabetically by author and a complete inventory is available in the department.
11.25 c.f. and 7 l.f.
University of West Florida. Publications. Panhandler.
Collection of the Panhandler, a literary magazine published by the UWF English Department, 1976- .
70 items (.7 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Self-Study (1985).
Records prepared for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Includes self-study reports of each academic and administrative department and college, with the visiting committee's final report and University responses.
128 items (2.1 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Small Business Development Center.
Reports and evaluations of area businesses in Pensacola, Milton, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and DeFuniak Springs, Florida by UWF Management students as part of the services of UWF Small Business Development Center.
68 items (1.23 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Student Affairs.
Papers and records, 1969-1981, of the office of Student Affairs, 1976-1981 and its predecessor, the Dean of Students Office, 1973-1976, including correspondence, reports, memoranda and other records concerning student life at UWF. Subjects covered include student activities, athletics, black students and minority services, the child care center, the health center, housing, student orientation, student publications, Springcoming and related topics. Other materials concern the Committee on International Education, the inauguration of President Robinson, the Non-Academic Administration Committee, Omega College Reorganization Committee, the Panama City Campus Planning Committee, and the Women's Awareness Task force Committee.
4,395 items (3.15 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Student Affairs. Recreation and Sports.
Records, 1972-1987, of the Office of Recreation and Sports, including correspondence, publications, and committee files. Includes materials on the history of the department and development of recreation and sports programs and facilities, the Natatorium, the Pensacola Seafood Festival, Springcoming, and the participation of the University in local sports events and organizations. Committee files cover freshmen, enrollment, food services, and the Santa Rosa Island Property.
393 items (.53 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Students. Fraternities and Sororities.
Records of the Phi Alpha Social Welfare Honorary Society, Omicron Chapter of the University of West Florida including financial records (1971-1972) and minutes (1971-1972).
Accession M1981-41 SC.
University of West Florida. University Press.
Records of the University of West Florida Press, 1973- , part of the University Presses of Florida, including board minutes, reports, financial statements, correspondence, and related materials. Includes files of manuscripts in process including correspondence, editing drafts and comments, copies of reviews and publicity materials, and records of UWF Editorial Committee.
626 items (.88 c.f.).
University of West Florida. WUWF-FM Radio.
Records, 1972- , including financial statements, history, special promotions, and related materials.
335 items (.35 c.f.).
University of West Florida. Whitman Center.
Records and working papers of the Donald L. Whitman Center for State and Local Government, 1977- , including reports, publications, correspondence, and research files. The Center performs research for panhandle city and county governments, especially the City of Pensacola and Escambia County on a variety of fiscal, tax, and planning matters. Includes the records of the Revenue Study Committee (the Collier Commission), 1985-1986, which examined revenue sources for the City of Pensacola; the Local Government Study Commission (Charter Government Commission), 1985-1988, which examined charter government for Escambia County; and records of the earlier 1978-1988 Escambia County charter study committee.
Subjects and topics are too numerous to enumerate but are covered in the collection inventory and in extensive name/subject descriptors in the Special Collections card catalog.
1,204 items (2.23 c.f.).
Upton, Jeduthun"Log of Jeduthun Upton" 1812-1813. Upton was captain of the privateer "Polly," captured by the British in 1812 and confined to prison until 1813. Transcript of the original log, produced by the U. S. Works Progress Administration. 27 leaves.
1 item. Gift of the Florida State Library.
Vega, Garcilaso de la (1539-1616)La Florida of the Inca; history of the Adelantado Hernando de Soto, Governor and Capitan-General of the Kingdom of La Florida ... English translation by Dr. Charmion Shelby, 894 pp. The Spanish book was first published in Lisbon in 1601. Special Collections has a 1711 edition, in French, published in Paris.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Original in Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm No. 177.
Viccars, MarionUniversity of West Florida Librarian, 1967-1980
Personal papers, 1961-1981, including correspondence, diaries, publications, newspaper clippings, awards, and other materials concerning the development of the Special Collections Department at the John C. Pace Library, University of West Florida, during her tenure as Special Collections Librarian (1967-1980), notes on her travels abroad, and records relating to her special interests in maps and in Edward Lear; includes research notes regarding the Yonge family of Pensacola.
723 items (2.14 c.f.). Gift of Marion Viccars.
Vickers, NormanResearch materials (photocopies and photographs) concerning Pensacola bands, orchestras, and musicians. Includes materials from the Pensacola Musician's Union, lists of musicians from Pensacola city directories, Dr. Vicker's monograph on 'Dance Bands and White Musicians in Pensacola, 1920-1940,' and materials on the Rainbow, Clutter's, and Fairchild's Orchestras; dances at Floridatown, Bagdad, and the San Carlos Hotel; and a history of WCOA radio.
50 items. Gift of Dr. Norman Vickers.
West Florida Collection No. 380.
Villar, John Cameron
Genealogical notes and photographs on the Villar family of Pensacola.
1 volume (photocopy). Original in possession of Mr. Villar.
Waldeck Regimental PapersJournal of the 3rd Waldeck Regiment, units no. 2 (1776-1780) and no. 28 (1779-1781), in German script. Includes notes of these German units of the British Armies stationed in Pensacola, 1776-1781.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Originals in the New York Public Library.
Walker, Larry N.Personal papers, 1985-1988, consisting of his records as a member of the Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Escambia County Utilities Authority from 1985 to 1988. These records include minutes, agendas, reports, working papers, budget reports, financial statements, annual reports, newspaper clippings, and publications of FAC, as well as the ECUA Board and its other committees. Subjects covered include water and gas utilities, sewer services, and wastewater management for Escambia County, Florida.
374 items (1.58 c.f.). Gift of Dr. Larry N. Walker.
Walsh, RalphLieutenant Colonel, 31st Regiment, Her Majesty's Forces.
Manuscript documents, 1766, concerning the arrest, trial, and attempted court martial of Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Walsh of His Majesty's 31st Regiment stationed at Pensacola, by George Johnstone, Governor of West Florida, 1766. With affidavits of William Clifton, Chief Justice, and comments of General Thomas Gage. Contents mention continued friction between the British troops at Pensacola and the actions of Governor Johnstone against other officers including Captains Mackinnon and Simpson.
4 items. Purchase.
Accession M1980-15 SC.
Walton County PapersA collection of single items pertaining to Walton County, ca. 1840s-1980, including correspondence, histories, photographs, imprints, maps, photocopies and other papers, especially of the communities of Crestview (prior to 1915), DeFuniak Springs, and Laurel Hill. and Euchee Valley Cemetery. Subjects and individuals include Knox Hill Academy, schools of Walton County, a record of tombstones in Euchee Valley Cemetery (1830-1950), genealogy files of Anna Reardon on the Reardon, Smith, and Thornber families; the Choctawhatchee River system, letters of C. G. McLean, materials on the A. D. Campbell family and other papers.
With a memoir (1971) of life in pre-Communist Russia by Prince Michael Cantacuzene (1900-1972), son of Prince Michael Cantacuzene (1875-1955) and Julia Grant Cantacuzene (1876-1975). Cantacuzene was grandson of General Frederick Dent Grant, and great-grandson of President Ulysses S. Grant.
83 items (.68 c.f.). Gifts of various donors.
Warner Printing Company, PensacolaPublications and imprints, 1955-1975. Includes representative letterheads, school and church programs, business cards and advertising matter, principally relating to the African-American community of Pensacola.
400 items (.68 c.f.). Gift of Mr. Charles Warner.
Warren, Henry Clyde (b. 1916)General papers and imprints relating to the National Democratic Party Convention, N.Y., July, 1976, collected by Mr. Warren, a Delegate from the State of Florida. Includes publications relating to Gov. Jimmy Carter.
93 items (1.02 c.f.). Gift of Mr. Warren.
Washington County, FloridaTypescript of articles on the history of Washington County, 1819- 1949 by Elba Wilson Carswell; the series originally appeared in the Pensacola Journal, 1966.
1 folder. Gift of E. W. Carswell.
Washington County PapersA collection of single items including publications, photocopies, and research files on Washington County, and the communities of Chipley and Vernon. Includes records of the Chipley's Woman's Club, environmental studies, land records, and other materials. See collection inventory for full listing.
21 items (.34 c.f). Gifts of various donors.
Watson, Allen and Didmus FamiliesPhotographs, ca. 1870-1892, partly identified, of the Watson, Allen, and Didmus Families of Bagdad, Milton, and Pensacola, Florida. Photographs range from tintypes to cabinet photos to carte-de-visites, from photographers in Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama, and Milton and Pensacola, Florida. Persons identified include W. L. Brackin, D. D. Duglass, A. E. Dupey, J. C. Forbes, Dasie Green, E. L. Green, V. J. Snedicor, Lula J. Stillmas, Capt. J. R. Storks, W. W. Watson.
31 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Mr. James D. Cusachs.
Watson, James Campbell (1873-1962)Personal papers, 1814-1938, including family papers, photographs, memorabilia and printed works relating to Thomas Campbell Watson (1844-1918), and his son, James Campbell Watson. With papers relating to other members of the Watson and Brent families, 1870-1940; correspondence of the Baker family, of Virginia and Florida, 1788-1916; and the Watson family, of Cork, Scotland, and Pensacola, 1876-1903.
Subjects include the America Cup Race (1899), the Escambia Rifles (1897), the Pensacola Athletic Club (1895-1900), the Pensacola Boat Club, streetcars, the Spanish-American War, the Southern Amateur Rowing Association, telephones, the Young Men's Business League (1895), Watson and Company (1896-1903), the Pensacola Yacht Club (1915-1916), presentation of the silver service of the U. S. S. Florida (1911), sports in Pensacola (1894- ), including bicycling, football, rowing, boating, yachting, golfing, track and field events, Pensacola election fraud and death of William D. Chipley (1900), and other papers and photographs on the Watson family and home.
The Baker Family including materials concerning Thomas Baker and Edward Baker of Philadelphia (1788), letters of William C. McCutchon (1794-1795), Thomas Baker (1800) and Thomas McCutchon Baker (1814-1822), and a letter of Walker Anderson of Pensacola (1841).
Other materials include the papers of Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Lee, 1846-1888; scrapbook clippings and notes, chiefly of funeral announcements from Pensacola newspapers, 1841-1859 and 1884-1895, a selection of Pensacola newspapers (1898-1921), photographs and clippings of the wedding of Catherine M. Brent and James Campbell Watson, 1903; and Pensacola High School memorabilia, 1919-1938, of James C. Watson and Thomas C. Watson.
537 items (1.02 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. James C. Watson.
Watson, William Henry (1876-1967)Family papers, 1856-1957, including genealogical notes on the lineage of William H. Watson, and a Baker Family genealogy manuscript, 1847, by Simmons J. Baker, Scotland Neck (Surry County), Virginia; with additional files on the Baker, Daffin, Dickinson, Ewen, Maule, Richardson, Welsh, Wynne, and allied families. Also includes Mr. Watson's papers as a White House Aide, 1936-1938, under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, including duty rosters, official programs, and White House schedules.
With papers of the Bludworth Family, 1856-1887, of Walton County, Florida, principally the letters of Timothy W. Bludworth (1821-1864) to his wife, Hester Ann Brigman Bludworth, written from battle sites in Tennessee and Virginia (notably Chattanooga and Petersburg), 1863-until his death at Petersburg, Virginia, 1864; with tax receipts, clippings, family genealogy, poems, and daguerreotype of Hester.
Also includes a regimental report book of 6th Florida Regiment, Confederate States of America, kept by John R. Ely, Adjutant. Entries date from May 27, 1862 to November 18, 1862, cover movement of the unit from the Apalachicola Arsenal, Chattahoochee, Florida to Knoxville, Richmond, Frankfort, and Salvisa, Kentucky, and into Eastern Tennessee.
With additional letters, 1883, of Mollie Baker of Greenwood, Florida to her daughter, Sallie S. Baker, Baltimore.
234 items (1.10 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. William H. Watson.
Watson, William H. (1876-1967)Lawyer, Watson & Pasco, Pensacola, Florida
Law files and papers, 1918-1960, consisting of personal (incoming) correspondence, 1918-1948, and sampling of legal correspondence of the firm 1947-1960, including major correspondence, abstracts of land titles and other documents. The business was a major Pensacola law firm between World War I and World War II, and includes a wide variety of papers reflecting the business, economic, historical, genealogical and political interests of the founder and senior member.
Other members of the firm at various times, included Samuel Pasco, Clarence J. Brown, Samuel Pasco, Jr., and James Baker Watson.
4,798 items (3.0 c.f.)
Weber, TheodoreWatercolor paintings, 1904-1910, of float designs for Pensacola Mardi Gras parades.
4 paintings, framed. Purchase.
Webber, Thomas B.Diary, Apr 6 - Oct 12, 1861, with notes on social life in Byhalia, Mississippi, and references to Confederate efforts to capture Fort Pickens.
Microfilm, 1 reel. Original owned by Duke University Library.
Weddell, Justin Robinson (1887-1971)Advertising Executive
Correspondence, printed works, family papers, photographs and drawings, 1923-1971, with files of advertising matter prepared by Mr. Weddell. Includes papers relating to Mr. Weddell's activities with the St. Regis Paper Company, the Pensacola Rotary Club, and the University of West Florida, with a collection of Mr. Weddell's pencil drawings and portraits. Subjects include local organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Coca-Cola Company, the Florida Quadricentennial activities, and the Pensacola Naval Air Station; advertising matter for Cary and Company, the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Christ Church, the Fiesta of Five Flags, the Lipton cup races and Pensacola Yacht Club, the Pensacola Country Club, Sacred Heart Hospital; the Pensacola YMCA; the Florida Forestry Association; the Pace Family; Henry M. Luce III; the People to People Program (sister city program of Pensacola); the Stream Pollution Survey, 1948-1953; Ed Ball; creation of Town and Country Plaza (Pensacola's first shopping center); and political papers and campaign activities relating to Sheriff Bill Davis, George Smathers, George G. Stone (1923-1966), Curtis A. Golden, and Carmen S. Boone.
With papers relating to Mr. Weddell's early career in advertising with N. W. Ayer & Son and Erwin-Wasey & Company, Ltd., ca. 1934-1944; and his later work with Rogers and Slade Co., the St. Regis Company, and Weddell Associates, 1944-1970. Includes correspondence as London managing director of N. W. Ayer, 1939-1941, including work with American Ambulance and details of England during the early years of World War II; with diaries of wife, Corinne Weddell, 1930-1954, and her ship diary of a trip from England to Australia via Cape Horn and return through the Suez Canal, 1928-1929, and a typescript reminiscence by Mr. Weddell of England during World War II.
Includes photographs and typescripts of anecdotes submitted to the "Old Timer's Contest," conducted by the Saturday Evening Post, 1923, on early automobile travel between 1880 and 1915; correspondence relating to the American Chamber of Commerce in London, British War Relief organizations, and the National Association of Manufacturers.
5,404 items (6.0 c.f.). Gift of Justin Weddell, his daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Mallison, and Bob Phillips.
Accession M1967-03, M1971-08.
Weekes, WarrenLedgers, 1876-1916, collected by Warren Weekes, pertaining to Bagdad, Florida. Includes sales ledger for Bagdad Sash and Door Factory (1898-1899), payroll ledger for Bagdad Sash Factory Company (1903-1905), a ledger for Simpson and Company, and an account book for the estate of B. W. Thompson kept by James Creary (1876-1881).
7 ledgers. Gift of Warren Weekes.
Weekes, WarrenPapers and research materials pertaining to Milton and Bagdad, Florida and Santa Rosa County, including publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials.
2.0 c.f. (est.). Gift of Warren Weekes and Brian Rucker.
Wells, Gordon Woodman (b. 1917)Attorney; Member, Florida Legislature, 1962-1968.
Legislative papers and photographs, chiefly during his tenure as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, 1962-1968.
2.0 c.f. Gift of Gordon Wells.
Wentworth, Theodore Thomas (b. 1898)Personal papers including publications and other materials concerning Pensacola history, Mr. Wentworth and his family, the T. T. Wentworth Museum and related materials.
35 items. Gift of T. T. Wentworth, Jr.
Wernicke, Otto Heinrich Louis (1862-1930)Inventor; pine industry and tourism promoter; realtor.
Correspondence and personal papers, 1928-1931, covering activities in the pine industry (pine distilling, turpentine, paper mills, forestry, the Pine Institute of America), as an inventor, and as a promoter of West Florida (Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf Coast Highway Association, the Old Spanish Trail Association), and land development and civic activities in Pensacola and Gull Point, Florida.
Correspondents and subjects include Cannon Ball Baker, Edward N. Ball, Albertino J. Beland, Millard F. Caldwell, Duncan U. Fletcher, the Bagdad Land and Lumber Company, the Pace family, Floridatown Hotel, Pensacola Beach Corporation, Pensacola Country Club, Pensacola Tar and Turpentine Company, and the Pensacola Yacht Club.
989 items (.7 c.f.)
Wertz, George W.Silas Dinsmoor research records; comprising of photocopies of letters and transcriptions, 1805-1807, 1983.
11 items. Gift of George Wertz.
West Florida Collection No. 272.
West, Elizabeth Howard (1873-1948)Historian; Librarian (Library of Congress; Texas State Library).
Papers, 1929-1946, consisting of transcripts of documents, ca. 1775-1816, from the Archivo General de Indias, Papeles de Cuba, the Archivo Nacional, Cuba; and other archival repositories, prepared by Miss West in conjunction with a proposed documentary history of the Panton, Leslie Company undertaken in 1934.
4 microfilm reels. Microfilmed from collection owned by the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville.
West Florida (Spanish)Archives of the Spanish government of West Florida, 1782-1816, consisting of translations and transcriptions of a series of 19 bound volumes of written documents mostly in the Spanish language, deposited in the record room of the 19th Judicial District Court, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. An index is noted on reel 12.
Microfilm, 12 reels. Filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Microfilm No. 285. See also entry no. 19 in this guide.
West Florida (British)West Florida Papers, 1525-1845, from the Library of Congress.
Consists of minutes of the British West Florida House of Delegates, 1767-1769; papers relating to the independent state of West Florida, 1810-1845, including journals of the House and Senate, 1810; Robert Farmar's journal on the siege of Pensacola, 1781; miscellaneous Florida records, 1525-1821; Governor George Johnstone's commission and instructions, 1763-1764; conveyances, 1771-1778; petitions, warrants and grants of land to officers of the Army and Navy, 1774-1777; land office records for lands east of the Pearl River (West Florida region); and related materials.
Microfilm, 9 reels. Originals in the Library of Congress.
Microfilm Nos. 143 and 143a.
West Florida Business CollectionCollection maintained by Special Collections which includes annual reports, publications, financial statements, newsletters, advertising memorabilia, and other materials for businesses and companies operating in the ten-county region of West Florida, and arranged geographically by county and city, and then by business name or type. A detailed inventory is available.
253 folders (2.28 c.f.).
West Florida Genealogical SocietyRecords, 1982- , including minutes, committee files, conference materials, lineage charts, membership records, and related records.
256 items (.53 c.f.). Gift of Dean DeBolt and Laura Lee Scott.
West Florida ImprintsImprints and printed materials or ephemera published in or relating to West Florida, ca. 1790-1994, are regularly acquired by Special Collections. Where practical, these are filed with the organization, business, or West Florida collection. Major works are placed in the Bibliography of West Florida collection which is indexed by James A. Servies' A Bibliography of West Florida (4 vol., 1981), continued by Bibliography of West Florida (Volumes 5-8, 1982- ), edited by Dean DeBolt.
West Florida Natural Resources CouncilRecords, 1969-1971, including minutes, correspondence, reports, and subject files concerning the Council's work in the study of pollution in the Escambia Bay, Escambia River, Mulat Bayou, and related waterways.
Subjects covered include the dog fly, coastal zone management, the environment, water pollution, and other environmental concerns in pollution control.
467 items (.88 c.f.)
West Florida OrganizationsCollection maintained by Special Collections which includes annual reports, publications, financial statements, newsletters, advertising memorabilia, and other materials for organizations, clubs, social organizations, and nonprofit organizations operating in the ten-county region of West Florida, and arranged geographically by county and city, and then by business name or type. A detailed inventory is available.
West Florida Press AssociationRecords, 1985-1988, including minutes, newsletters, membership files, and publications such as Media West. Organized to serve media professionals and provide educational enrichment, the Association merged with the Pensacola Press Club in January 1988.
89 items (.18 c.f.). Gift of Dean DeBolt.
West Florida Railroad Centennial CollectionResearch records, newspaper clippings, and other materials pertaining to the West Florida Railroad Centennial in 1982. Includes genealogical records of descendants of railroad employees in West Florida, information on the history of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, materials on the Chipley Centennial and town history, artifacts, and other related papers.
331 items (.45 c.f.). Gift of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce.
West Florida Regional PapersA collection of single items pertaining to the West Florida region, 1770s-1980s, including publications, photocopies, correspondence and related materials. With reports of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers pertaining to the Apalachicola River system; publications of the Northwest Florida Development Council; copies of British West Florida manuscripts pertaining to land grants, estate appraisals, and troops, 1772-1780; records of Live Oak lands (3 microfilm reels); West Florida railroad valuation reports and Interstate Commerce Commission finance dockets, 1920-1941; and a large holding of research materials relating to the proposed annexation of West Florida to the State of Alabama, 1842-1874; and copies of letters of McGillivray and Pickens. A detailed inventory of the collection is available.
138 items (.68 c.f.). Gifts of various donors.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, PensacolaRecords, 1948-1975, including programs, histories, and related files primarily on the Women of the Church Society and the Women of the Church, Florida Presbytery, with historical data, 1907-1976.
26 items (photocopies). Originals owned by West Presbyterian Church.
Francis M. Weston Audubon Society RecordsRecords and papers, 1908-1983, of the Francis M. Weston Audubon Society, Pensacola, Florida (1971-present) and its predecessor, the Francis M. Weston Society of Natural History. Includes minutes, correspondence, bird census records, publicity files, membership directories, as well as papers of the League of Northwest Florida Outdoor Clubs (1977-1983).
The Society records also contain Francis M. Weston's bird notes, 1908-1969, of bird sightings in the Pensacola area and elsewhere. A microfilm of these bird observations, 1908-1968, made in coastal Louisiana, Washington, D.C., and Pensacola is also available.
Accession M1975-06 and Microfilm No. 519 (2 reels).
Whigham, Irene Glover (d. 1977)Wife, A. L. Whigham of Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company, Century, Florida.
Personal papers and school memorabilia, 1903-1914, with yearbook of Marion Female Institute (1903) and several letters of Francis M. Weston; and a scrapbook of business trade cards from Albany, New York, and clippings of Michigan newspapers, ca. 1900.
82 items. Gift of Mrs. W. C. Barrineau.
Whitaker, Hurdis (1874-1926)Papers including photocopies and newspaper clippings relating to his management of the Muscogee Commissary for the Southern States Lumber Co., 1909-1917, and as Sheriff of Escambia County, 1920s. Other topics include Governor Sidney J. Catts, Mrs. O. H. Thompson of Crestview, and the Whitaker family.
42 items in one legal-size folder. Gift of Mrs. Calvin Todd.
Accession M1979-13 SC.
White, Joseph M. (1781-1839)Research file of correspondence and notes, 1973-1974, of Marion Viccars, with photocopies of newspaper clippings and manuscripts, 1820-1886, conceiving Joseph M. White (1781-1839), a West Florida judge, adjudicator of Spanish land claims, and delegate to Congress from the Florida Territory. Includes gravestone registry (1930s) of Chasefield Cemetery or Chase Family Cemetery, near Fort Barrancas. With photocopies of original manuscripts from the St. Augustine Historical Society, the Virginia Historical Society and the National Archives.
50 items (.18 c.f.).
Wicke, Mrs. ThomasPapers, 1929-1959, including newspaper clippings and publications dealing with gardening, daylilies, and the Hemerocallis Society of Pensacola; with lumber trade journals (Dec. 1929-Jan. 1930) and Pensacola Journal of December 2, 1929, with obituaries of Pensacola lumberman, Caleb R. Burgoyne (1873-1929).
68 items (.35 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. Wicke.
Wicke, Walter E. (1895-1966)Mayor of Pensacola, 1943-1947.
Scrapbook relating to activities as Mayor of Pensacola, 1943-1947, and related papers.
3 items. Gift of Mrs. Walter E. Wicke.
Wiley, Harry L. (d. 1977)Historian, Southern Illinois; Pensacola, Florida.
Personal papers, 1804-1950, including a manuscript arithmetic book, 1804; family genealogical papers, correspondence, and business papers relating to Ben L. Wiley of Jackson County, Illinois, members of the Wiley family, 1840-1908; and maps and photographs of Pensacola and the Navy Yard, 1920-1950.
The Wiley family was prominent in politics of Southern Illinois and part of the family lands in Carbondale, Illinois became part of Southern Illinois University.
248 items. Gift of Harry L. Wiley and Mrs. Lesley Rosson.
Accession M1967-02, 68-09.
Eliza Jane Wilson School, PensacolaScrapbook, 1931-1933, consisting of bylaws, newspaper clippings, programs, invitations, posters, photographs, and other materials concerning school and PTA activities.
1 scrapbook. Gift of Flora Mellen.
Wise, Carl Matthias (1902-1979)Architect; Professor, Iowa State University; Inventor, Milton, Florida.
Personal papers, 1931-1969, including biographical information, photographs, student papers while a graduate at Harvard University (1931), many with profuse illustrations and drawings on the topic of art in ironwork in France and the development of the stairway; with additional papers on his invention of re-mechanized pedals for pianos.
Includes a large group of letters and publications of his friend, Lester Epstein (1919-1963), an American artist in resident in Mexico, 1951-1952, with detailed letters on his art and influences, life in Mexico, the Mexican elections, and family information.
Wise, Ray E.Business records of a radio repairman, Pensacola, 1932-1933; records denote customers and businesses, addresses, types of radios, and repairs made.
5 ledgers (.45 c.f.). Gift of Mrs. A. Santille.
Woolley, William Frederick (1909-1974)Colonel, U. S. Air Force; Assistant Professor of Management, University of West Florida.
Personal papers, 1930-1981, consisting of photocopies of citations, diplomas, service records, and related papers. Includes materials on the dedication of Pisan Fountain sculpture at UWF in his memory, 1981.
22 items. Gift of Mrs. Erica Woolley.
Accession M1981-34 SC.
Woolsey, Melancthon Taylor (1780-1838)Commandant, Pensacola Navy Yard, 1827-1830
Microfilm papers, 1818-1836, selected from the Woolsey Family Papers, Detroit Public Library; includes daybook (1818-1832), notebook (1828-1829) with list of masts, ship parts, stores and furniture of an 1828 ship, and list of trees planted at Pensacola Navy Yard, 1828-1829; and correspondence (1828-1836) with letters, receipts, notes, and real estate transactions at Pensacola.
Woolsey served aboard the U. S. Frigate 'Essex' (1804-1806); the U. S. Brig 'Oneida' (1811-1812); was commander of the U. S. Frigate 'Constellation' (1825-1827) before assuming command at the Pensacola Navy Yard in 1827.
1 microfilm reel. Originals owned by the Detroit Public Library.
Works Progress Administration of Louisiana.Records and deliberations of the Cabildo, 1769-1803, New Orleans. Typescripts in Spanish and in English of the original records housed in the New Orleans Public Library. These records are primarily minute books and proceedings of the Cabildo or the Spanish municipal council for New Orleans that replaced the French superior council in 1769.
Microfilm, 7 reels. Originals in the New Orleans Public Library.
Panton, Leslie and Company Research Collection, Microfilm Nos. 225-231.
Yellow Fever Cases, 1905Journal of "Yellow Fever Cases in Pensacola" August-December 1905, containing chronological record of cases reported with names, symptoms, attending physicians, and related information; with list of immune cards issued and sample set of traveling medical papers. Contains occasional references to Pensacola epidemics of 1887 and 1888.
Allie Yniestra SchoolScrapbooks and other papers, 1937-1969, of the Allie Yniestra School Parent Teacher Association, Pensacola, Florida. Scrapbooks include programs, reports of officers, treasurer reports, bylaws, publicity and newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials concerning the history of the organization and the school.
2.0 c.f. Gift of Edwinna S. Williams.
Yonge Family PapersCorrespondence, legal papers and business records, 1781-1934. With files of the Pensacola Land Company, established in 1835, legal drafts and notes of Chandler Cox Yonge (1818-1889), and correspondence of his son, Philip Keyes Yonge (1850-1934), prominent lawyer, educator and businessman. The emphasis of the collection is on land speculation in Territorial Florida, and contains numerous maps and legal papers pertaining to land titles in East and West Florida.
Includes copies of deeds, 1781-1860, to properties in the "New City," owned by the Pensacola Land Company, 1835, reorganized as the Pensacola City Company in 1869; papers relating to the ownership of these lands by Gabriel de Rivas, Nathan Shackelford, and others; and papers relating to other property in St. Johns, Jackson, Orange, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. C. C. Yonge's legal papers include drafts of cases in which he served as prosecuting attorney, and relate to such Territorial concerns as crime, slavery, railroads, and public lands, 1818-1845. Also with miscellaneous family correspondence and papers relating to lumbering, the Navy Yard, St. Vincent Island lighthouse, and the Confederate States of America, 1846-1865. The post-Civil War period is reflected in the correspondence of Peter Knowles, Walter Gregory, A. E. Maxwell, and others involved in land speculation in Pensacola, 1869-1871.
The papers of P. K. Yonge include lecture notes at the University of Georgia, 1870-1871; correspondence and papers relating to Christ Church, Pensacola, da. 1870-1880; and a wide variety of papers relating to his service as British Acting Vice-Consul in Pensacola, 1874-1875, yellow fever, hurricanes, chess, libraries and education; with plats and maps of Florida lands and printed ephemera, ca. 1845-1917.
5,821 items (5.89 c.f.). Gift of Miss Marjorie J. Yonge.
Young Men's Christian Association Pensacola, FLRecords, 1881- , including annual reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, press releases and photographs and other materials concerning the history of the YMCA, its building programs, and activities in Pensacola, Florida. Correspondents include Oscar Brock, Maurice Davis, and Robert Hart, and the United Service Organization (USO).
1,135 items (1.4 c.f.). Gift of Pensacola YMCA.
Zane, Charles S. (1831-1915)"Reminiscences of President Lincoln" covering Mr. Zane's recollections of knowing Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois in the 1850-1860 period with information on Lincoln's presidential nomination. Typescript dated February 10, 1919 from law offices of Zane, Morse & McKinney, Chicago, IL.
31 leaves, typescript. Gift of Ernest F. Dibble.