Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
Photograph of Daniel H. Mayer who served as a pilot with the Army Air Forces during World War II and was killed during the Sicily Campaign. The photograph is a black and white portrait of Mayer in uniform, presumably taken prior to him leaving for Europe. Mayer's mother, Dorothy Stearns Mayer, was originally from Monroe, Wisconsin and eventually settled in Jacksonville, Florida. Mayer enlisted with the Army Air Corps on December 12, 1941 in Dade County Florida. He saw action in North Africa and Sicily and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Oakleaf Cluster for his actions. He was first reported missing in action on August 3, 1943 while participating in the Sicilian Campaign and was later declared killed in action on November 14
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
World War II ration books issued to Bobbie Hazel Simpson of Jacksonville, Florida. Collection consists of Books 1, 2, 3, and 4 as issued by the U.S. Government Printing Office, all signed by Simpson. All four books contain some unused stamps; Book 3 and Book 4 each contain whole sheets of unused stamps. Taken as a whole, the books in this collection illustrate the evolution of ration books in use in the United States during World War II
University of South Carolina
Chiefly family correspondence and land papers re property in the area of Boggy Gully, Darlington District, S.C., involving members of the Oates, Grantham, and Register families and friends who had migrated to Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and elsewhere for work on farms or in factories; topics include crops, weather, family news, employment at a saw mill, a wild fire, and other topics
University of South Carolina
Chiefly correspondence re Henry Summer's law practice; including diary, 4 Feb. - 23 Mar. 1837, kept by Summer describing travel from Newberry, S.C. to Charleston, S.C., by train and then by boat to St. Augustine, Fla., during second Seminole War; topics include local sights, social activities, churches attended in Charleston; and comment on his use of the train, "What a triumph of art is this mode of travelling"; mention of his companions Judges [John Belton] O'Neall and [Andrew Pickens?] Butler; mention of national politics and progress of the war; description of St. Augustine and the Fort; and deaths of his brothers, "Both ... were buried with military honors."; and return to Newberry
University of South Carolina
Consisting of personal and business papers documenting Sharpe's brief residency in Florida and return to South Carolina, c. 1908. Includes letters, 1906-1911, from girl friends living in Gaston, S.C.; induction notice, 1923, of Fairell H. Howell; inquiry, 10 Nov. 1920, into homestead lands available in Florida; responses, Dec. 1923, to Sharpe's advertisement in Naval Stores Review offering to sell his small turpentine business; circular, 4 Sept. 1924, from Charles E[dwin] Taylor, candidate for senator, Lexington County, alleging vote fraud in the primaries to the advantage of opponent D. F[rank] Efird; correspondence, 1920s, re outstanding loans on cotton with the Batesburg Fertilizer Co. and South Carolina Agricultural Loan Association; inventory, 17 Oct. 1925, of Ellis & DeLoach, New Brighton, S.C., apparently a turpentine business, offered for sale for $10,000 "spot cash"; and personal letters, 1944, 1948, and 1951-1952, received by Jack and Louise Sharpe
University of South Carolina
Record of births, deaths and marriages recorded in family Bible; states mentioned include South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
University of South Carolina
Travel account documenting ornithological expedition by boat from Charleston, S.C., to the upper St. Johns River in Florida and return trip ending in Charleston
Library of Virginia
Areas covered are Bedford, Botetourt, Hanover, Roanoke counties, and Bristol, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia; Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. Other surnames mentioned: Backensto, Bowyer, Dashiell, Gray, Jones, Mallard, Miller, Selvis and Woltz. These records are from the Bible of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Vincent Gray of Roanoke, Va
University of South Carolina
Chiefly record of individual and company accounts, ledgers, and receipts re cargo shipped, operational expenses, and payments received for shipping during antebellum era (most materials on microfilm)
University of South Carolina
Chiefly business correspondence re Bleckley's mercantile and banking business; Civil War letters from William A. and Benjamin F. Hammond, brothers of Mrs. Ann E.H. Bleckley; and family letters from S.C., Ga., Fla., Tenn., and elsewhere; including letter, Nov. 1853, Coopersville, Edgefield County, S.C., Mary to Hilda, re visiting Anderson, S.C.; journal, 5 Dec. 1853-20 Jan. 1854, written by Ann Elizabeth Hammond before her marriage to Sylvester Bleckley, re daily activities