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Name Amelia Island

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Image of Port et barre d'Amelia - Map

Port et barre d'Amelia - Map

4 copies of a 1778 French map " Port Et Barre D'Amelia". This is an exact copy of Jacob Blamey's (Master of His Majesty's Schooner, St John ) survey of January 1775. Not to scale. Provides Soundings (accurate?) and sailing instructions. Provides possible anchor points. Lists plantations belonging to: Earl of Egmont on Amelia Island and Bell's, Ralph's, Woodland's, and Wright's in Georgia. The map shows the ruins of Fort William at the southern tip of Cumberland Island,

Image of Proclamation by Louis Aury in the Boston Palladium - Newspaper

Proclamation by Louis Aury in the Boston Palladium - Newspaper

Original article in the November 14, 1817, Boston newspaper, The Palladium, by Louis Aury. In the editorial, Aury speaks out against men who abandoned the republican couse and are taking refuge in Fernandina, Florida. He wrote that the presence of these men in causing social disorder in the town and threatening to involve its inhabitants in a civil war. In the article he wants it known that the actions and ambitions of a few men should not implement the involvement of all Floridians in scandalous behavior. In his conclusion Aury emphasizes love of liberty and hatred of tyranny. Article published 11/25/1817.

Image of A brief history of Nassau County and Amelia Island - Manuscript

A brief history of Nassau County and Amelia Island - Manuscript

A brief history of Nassau County and Amelia Island subtitles: Smugglers Enjoy Free Port MacGregor Quits Island A Republic Declared Named by Spaniards Hotels Come to Beach Important Poultry Section

Image of South end of Amelia Island showing ownership of various sections - Map

South end of Amelia Island showing ownership of various sections - Map

The following sections are labelled with owner name: 11: J. Pelote 12: Thom Saures 15: J. I. Vaughn 22: S. Harrison 23: Thos. Lamb 38, 42: Sam Harrison 39,43: Francis Teran Place names included: Talbot Island Nassau Sound Atlantic Ocean Crany Island Kingsley Cut Harrison Creek Sawbit Creek Nassau River Amelia River Oyster Factory S.A.L. Railway

Image of Map of Fernandina, Fla. and vicinity showing industrial & tourist potentialities - Map

Map of Fernandina, Fla. and vicinity showing industrial & tourist potentialities - Map

Map of Fernandina, Fla. and vicinity showing industrial & tourist potentialities. Some Fernandina industries and their annual production: 1. 13 fish & shrimp packers (130,000 cases canned shrimp, 25,000 bbls. raw shirmp, 4000 bbls. fish) 2. 3 fertilizer and fish oil factories (300,000 gals. fish oil, 7000 tons stockfood, 4000 tons fertilizer) 3. 1 phosphate elevator (65,000 tons) 4. 2 boat builders (60 to 70 boats, average value $5000) 5. 1 saw/planing mill (5,000,000 f.b.m.) U. S. Coast Guard, Section Base 20 Keystone Hotel (32 rooms) Southern States Power Co. Fernandina Glider Club Map was compiled by R. A. Smith, B.C.E., City Manager Inset shows inland waterways of

Image of Notes from thesis of Helen Pink on Nassau County (Gainesville, Fla.) - Manuscript

Notes from thesis of Helen Pink on Nassau County (Gainesville, Fla.) - Manuscript

Notes for a history thesis tracing the history of Amelia Island.

Image of Trace of "A Plan for Amelia Harbor" - Map

Trace of "A Plan for Amelia Harbor" - Map

Trace on onion paper of a small portion of the map titled "A Plan for Amelia Harbor."

Image of We almost missed the wedding - Journal

We almost missed the wedding - Journal

An account by George T. Davis, co-owner of "Harry Lee" relating a boat trip from Fernandina to Cumberland. George was transporting Dee Dee to attend the wedding of her niece. "Harry Lee' was a sports fisherman (boat) docked at City Marina in Fernandina. The boat struck a heavy metal object and subsequently sank. George and Dee Dee swam to the dock. The boat was later raised and it was determined it had struck some dredging equipment. Miscellaneous photographs are included to illustrate this incident.

Image of Real Estate, Fall 1988, Amelia Island Planation - Brochure

Real Estate, Fall 1988, Amelia Island Planation - Brochure

Three two-sided pages of photos and descriptions of homes, villas, lots and other amenities at Amelia Island Plantation in the fall of 1988.

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Spring 1989 Amelia Island Plantation - Brochure

AMELIA NEWS Spring 1989 Amelia Island Plantation - Brochure

Sales brochure for Amelia Island Plantation, Spring 1989, includes information about recent festivities and coming events.

Image of Amelia Island Plantation Master Land Use Plan - Plan

Amelia Island Plantation Master Land Use Plan - Plan

Multi-color map of roads and facilities planned for Amelia Island Plantation, undated.

Image of Chamber of Commerce brochure about Fernandina Florida - Handbill

Chamber of Commerce brochure about Fernandina Florida - Handbill

Chamber of Commerce brochure about "Fernandina Florida containing Indisputable facts about Fernandina and Amelia Island: The Island City of Health and Happiness. Every indication of being the fig culture center of the South. The capitalist and prudent man whose money and tme are to be adventured, requires to be satisfied on certain cardinal points before he invests his money or puts his hand to the plow." Descriptions of physical characteristics, soil, climate, acquisition of land, sufficiency of labor, facilities of internal communication, etc. Map "The 'Atlantic to Mississippi Canal' will be built just as certain as Nehemiah rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem and in the day that this is a

Jekyll Island to Amelia Island (nautical chart) - Map

Framed nautical chart: Jekyll Island (GA) to Amelia Island. Joins chart 11506

Jekyll Island to Amelia Island (nautical chart) - Map

Framed nautical chart: Amelia Island.to Ponte Vedra Joins chart 11488

Image of Amelia Island Cornet Band - Photograph

Amelia Island Cornet Band - Photograph

A photo of the Amelia Island Cornet Band. Date and membership unknown. Eleven members.

Image of Public Announcement/Call for Workers - Announcement

Public Announcement/Call for Workers - Announcement

This document is a typewritten copy of a handwritten public announcement seeking individuals wishing to work on the plaza fortifications in Fernandina. The announcement is written in Spanish, French, and English. Compensation for one full day of work (sunup to sundown) is "one ration & fifty cents per diem, to be paid weekly". Note: 2012.052.051 contains 3 copies of the document, one of which is a negative copy.

Image of Letter - Letter

Letter - Letter

A typewritten letter from Alfred E. Newman, a writer for the St. Petersburg Times, to Elizabeth Swann Carroll informing her of an 1817 "Boston Recorder" article concerning Gregor MacGregor's capture of Fernandina in 1817. He offers to sell her two old newspapers ("Boston Recorder") for $5 each. On a second sheet Newman provides abstracts of the articles. One newspaper (1817) refers to MacGregor while the other (1819) reports details regarding the slave trade, the ceding of Spanish Florida to the U.S., and the U.S. authorizatiion of a provisional government for Florida.

Image of Carte au Comte D'Egmont (Earl of Egmont map) - Map

Carte au Comte D'Egmont (Earl of Egmont map) - Map

This map is based on the one published by Gefferys in London in 1770. It has been translated from the English. Inset shows entrance to St. Marys River. Water depths are given in the channels. Map has been beautifully watercolored.

Image of Fernandina Beach - Amelia Island: A Quaint, historic victorian town with 13 miles of unspoiled beaches and a 1, 300 acre state park. - Poster

Fernandina Beach - Amelia Island: A Quaint, historic victorian town with 13 miles of unspoiled beaches and a 1, 300 acre state park. - Poster

Poster by E. Shannon Moore with drawings many locations on Amelia Island. Reverse side lists phone numbers for: Amelia Island Williams House Bed & Breakfast Bailey House Bed & Breakfast Walnford Inn Bed & Breakfast Fernandina Harbor Marine Beech St. Grill Last Flight Out First Coast Community Bank Amelia Insurance gency

Image of DAR Certificate - Chloe Merrick Reed - Certificate, Achievement

DAR Certificate - Chloe Merrick Reed - Certificate, Achievement

Certificate of Achievement presented in memory of Chloe Merrick Reed. Chloe Reed, wife of Governor Harrison M. Reed, was the First Lady of Florida from 1868 to 1873, During the Civil War she opened a school on Amelia Island to educate 55 children of slaves liberated by Union Soldiers.