University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The collection includes L'Engle's legal, business, political, and family correspondence, chiefly 1856-1897. Papers before 1866, a small part of the collection, relate to railroad development, plantation life and slavery, social conditions, and public opinion before and during the war in Florida. Antebellum papers include letters from other southeastern states and from an army officer on the Texas frontier and in the Oregon and Washington territories. Postwar papers chiefly concern the Florida Central Railroad, which was entangled in the Reconstruction manipulations of George William Swepson and General Milton Smith Littlefield. The postwar papers also reflect L'Engle's legal practice, banking, and business activities in general, including relations with northern businessmen, and contain material on the political opinions of the conservative white element in Florida during Reconstruction. Correspondents include most of the antebellum, Confederate, and Conservative leaders of the state, ... Read More
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The collection is a diary, 11 January-8 May 1818, of Randolph. Entries are brief, containing little detail. Topics mentioned include Generals Edmund Pendleton Gaines and Andrew Jackson; visits to Fort Scott, Fort Gadsden, and Fort St. Marks; foraging for food; hostile and peaceful interactions with Native Americans; the capture and execution of Alexander Arbuthnot and Robert C. Armbrister, British subjects suspected of inciting Native Americans; and the massacre of Native Americans by a Georgia militia unit
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The collection consists of manuscripts collected by Willaim A. Whitaker. Among them are materials pertaining to British and Spanish colonial America; the Revolutionary War, including correspondence of General Nathanael Greene; slavery, including certificates of freedom and slave bills of sale; the Civil War; English literature, including correspondence by George Cruikshank, Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackery, and others; and other items, including correspondence of Henry Clay. Also included are Whitaker's personal correspondence, 1904-1957; his diaries, 1952-1956; and records of his collecting activities
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Letters and other items, including family photographs, of members of the McNair, Evans, and related families. Letters, 1870-1886, chiefly relate to the Evans family, including some in 1877 to and from Hervey Evans at the Union School, Carthage, N.C. The focus shifts to Mattie around 1888 when, after completing her education at Peace Institute in Raleigh, N.C., she returned to Laurel Hill and became the object of several suitors' attentions, among them Laurinburg physician Daniel Malloy Prince (1848-1919). He and school friends wrote to Mattie chiefly about social events, although there is one letter from Prince about a lynching in Laurinburg. Letters, 1894-1895, are chiefly to Mattie from women friends, some of whom supported themselves in offices and schools, but most of whom discussed their beaus, marriages, and wardrobes. Some, however, shared Mattie's interest in Presbyterian missionary societies. Love letters from Hervey begin in August 1897 and continue until their marriage in ... Read More
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The collection includes a diary, 1854-1892, of Cottrell in Eufaula, Enon, and Union Springs, Ala.; Greenville, S.C.; Russellville and Owensboro, Ky.; and Pensacola, Fla. Entries, which are largely accounts of family life, pastoral activities, and personal meditations, are irregular and not in order. Also included are clippings of articles by Cottrell on church news, political questions, inspirational topics, and life in Alabama and Florida in the 1880s
Tennessee State Library and Archives
Consists of a slave bill of sale between Henry L. Rutgers, of Leon County, Florida, and J. Donalson, transferring the following people: Elisa, Rose, Jim, Atkinson, and Andrew. These slaves were part of an estate dispute between James Griffin, ex officio administrator of Samuel C. Bellamy, deceased, and Edward C. Bellamy et al
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Field recordings of African American lined hymns, spirituals, and gospel music recorded in Florida between 1971 and 1975 for Pinkston's dissertation, "Lined hymns, spirituals, and the associated lifestyle of rural black people in the United States," University of Miami, 1975. Most recordings feature a cappella singing, with some songs accompanied by guitar and harmonica; individuals recorded include Brother R. Williams, J. Slappy, and Rev. Cross
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington Citrus Label Collection contains more than 1,500 lithographed labels related to the California citrus industry in the United States from 1880 to 1960, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1890 to 1940. The vast majority of the collection consists of lithographed labels produced for Californian growers, packers, and distributors to identify brand names and packing locations on wooden shipping crates of oranges, lemons and grapefruits. Many of the labels were printed by Los Angeles and San Francisco lithographers. The collection includes a range of lithography techniques from crayon drawing and hand stippling to the use of Ben Day screen patterns and half-tone lithography. The collection also includes more than 100 examples with "bronzing," a printing technique where varnish is printed on the label, followed by a dusting of fine bronze powder. A significant number of labels are stamped on verso with a received date by the Fruit Growers Supply Company, and some ... Read More
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Letters from Hiram Farrand to his brother Samuel Ashbel Farrand, member of the Newark Board of Education and Professor of the Newark Academy, posted from various places in South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia. Some letters were written on board of the steamers the "Star of the South" and the "Burnside," including one written in a Miner's and Traveler's Letter Book (1850) -- Letters cover operations in Virginia and South Carolina, including naval battles and war politics; camp life -- payments, procurement, promotions, diseases, and recreations (including a course of Shakespeare lectures taught in camp by the Rev. Henry Norman Hudson, then the Regiment's chaplain)
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The collection contains family matters, chiefly concerining Dr. Griffin and his brothers regarding the Seminole War in Florida and overseas navy cruises; William Preston Johnston, some regarding recruiting in the Spanish-American War; some materials on Southern California and family genealogy