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Image of Newspaper: Leslie's Illustrated, "Pictorial History of The War of 1861" - Newspaper

Newspaper: Leslie's Illustrated, "Pictorial History of The War of 1861" - Newspaper

Newspaper: Leslie's Illustrated, "Pictorial History of The War of 1861", with illustrations of Fort Clinch and Fort Jefferson.

Image of 1931 Letters written by A. W. Jackson, Supt. of Nassau Co. Schools, & R. Hinson, State Supervisor of High Schools - Correspondence

1931 Letters written by A. W. Jackson, Supt. of Nassau Co. Schools, & R. Hinson, State Supervisor of High Schools - Correspondence

Six letters written in 1931 concerning the Nassau County School Board and the Nassau County Teachers' Association. 1) 09/05/1931 Letter from A. W. Jackson, Supt. Nassau County Board of Public Instruction, to Florida State Attorney Chas. M. Durrance, thanking Durrance for his address to the county's teachers at the Beach Casino. 2) 10/02/1931: Letter from A. W. Jackson, Supt. Nassau County Board of Public Instruction, to James S. Rickards, Secretary of Florida Education Association, stating that the Nassau County Teachers Association had voted to become members of the Florida Education Association. 3) 10/13/1931: Two letters from M. R. Hinson (State Supervisor of High Schools) announc

Image of After the war:  a Southern tour - Manuscript

After the war: a Southern tour - Manuscript

This article, "After the war: a Southern tour" was written by Whitlaw Reid and published by Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin 25 West Fourth St. Cincinnati N.Y. 60 Walker Street London: Sampson Low, & Son & Co. 1866 The article describe approaching Fernandina by water and viewing David Yulee's house. It comments on a recent election for Mayor, the Mayor-elect being M. Mot (a Frenchman). It discusses the "violent" Rebels and the loyalists who were reinforced by the negroes. The negroes had been the first in the United States to exercise the right of suffrage. The author comments on the small size and stature of Fernandina. Live-oaks and shrub oleanders are mentioned as part of the "ma

Image of Letter to Domingo Acosta, Esq. - Letter

Letter to Domingo Acosta, Esq. - Letter

Letter from St. Augustine, dated 8 May, 1825 and addressed to Domingo Acosta, Esq. Concerning a plan for the town of Fernandina received on behalf of the Mayor and Council. The distribution of town lots is mentioned as well as the names of General MacGregor and the Board of Land Commissioners. The letter is signed by Geo. A. Clarke

Image of Letter to Fernandina Postmaster dated Jan. 12, 1938 - Letter

Letter to Fernandina Postmaster dated Jan. 12, 1938 - Letter

Letter to Fernandina Postmaster stating that Casa Marina mailed a letter to Louise Young at 332 North 3rd Street in Fernandina which contained a check for $15.00 to pay her transportation to Key West. Ms. Young has advised that she has not received the letter and Peter Schutt, Manager of Casa Marina, wants an investigation. Note at bottom indicate address for Louise Young is correct and that a letter to her was received Jan. 3, found in General Delivery in Jan. 12th and returned to sender on above request. Letterhead is Private Office, Casa Marina, Peter Schutt, Manager, Key West, Florida. Florida East Coast Hotel Company Flagler System The Ponce de Leon, Mr. B. R. Howe, Manager, St

Image of The Buccaneer Trail:  Toll road and ferry between Fernandina Beach and St. Augustine - Pamphlet

The Buccaneer Trail: Toll road and ferry between Fernandina Beach and St. Augustine - Pamphlet

Brochure includes photographs, text, and a map describing the Buccaneer Trail

Image of Today's magazine of America - Magazine

Today's magazine of America - Magazine

48 page magazine published by St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce Cover shows Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine, Florida. pages 5-10 contain article "Saint Augustine, quaint old town of the south" by J. T. Van Campen

Image of Notes on the Acosta family by Jane Wood Comer - Manuscript

Notes on the Acosta family by Jane Wood Comer - Manuscript

Acostas were early settlers of Old Town (in early 1800's). Domingo Pedro de los Santos Acosta grew in in St. Augustine, received Spanish Land Grant and built a general store in Old Town (at corner of White and Estrada Streets). He later married Jane Alberti (his deceased uncle's wife). Domingo also served as town clerk and was later appointed first postmaster. Yellow fever killed his first wife so he married Jane Pecci.

Image of Letter from Robert Thompson to Stephen Girard - Letter

Letter from Robert Thompson to Stephen Girard - Letter

Mr. Thompson describes to Mr. Girard the appearance of gun boats in front of town. As a result, the Spanish flag was struck and "the white flag with the man in it" was hoisted. Later the white flag came down and the American flag was hoisted. This is apparently a description of the Patriots Rebellion on Amelia Island. The envelope enclosing these letters is addressed to Mrs. Helen Litrico (P.O. Box 742, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034). The return address is National Archives Trust Fund Board (Washington, DC 20408) NNRC

Image of Survey - Survey, Land

Survey - Survey, Land

Document consists of a survey map on one side and an English translation of the original Spanish description of land in Fernandina (owned by Hibberson & Yonge) on the opposite side. The document appears to evidence land ownership that originated during the 2nd Spanish Period, but is now being recorded under governmental records of the U.S. Territory of Florida.

Image of Extract #774 (Description of land claim) on St. Johns River - Deed

Extract #774 (Description of land claim) on St. Johns River - Deed

Extract No. 774 - Wm. Tavers an agt. of Thos. Forbes heirs, 750 acres British grant dated 11 November 1782 No Survey transferred to the Public archives 750 acres of River marsh situated about a half a mile above Hesters Bluff, bounded South on a large Creek, and lands granted Gabriel Cooley and John Bodun (sp?), and all other parts on St. Johns River I Antonio Alvarez Keeper of the Public Archives of East Florida, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct extract from the description list of confirmed private lnd claims in East Florida formed at this office according to law, for the Surveyor general of public lands in Florida ? my hand and Seal of

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 Bill of Sale - Bill of Sale

Bill of Sale - Bill of Sale

A witnessed and recorded bill of sale of 24 slaves owned by Douglas Dummett to satisfy, in part, a debt owned to Joseph Lawson, surviving partner of the firm J & C Lawton. The sale was conducted and recorded by St. Johns' Count Sheriff, Francis P. Ferriera, by order of the Circuit Court of Florida dated 09/03/1845. The 24 slaves were sold in St. Augustine to the highest bidder, George Center, for the sum of $7,180.

Image of Letter - Letter

Letter - Letter

The document is (a typewritten copy of?)an unsigned, six page letter addressed to "H. R. Duval, Mutual Life Insurance Building, City" from an unnamed person representing Astor House, New York, NY. The unidentified author offers advise to Duval regarding the proposed transfer by the Florida Town Improvement Company of one-half of its Fernandina property to the Fernandina Development Company. The letter includes a list of suggestions by which the Development Co. can make Fernandina more attractive to Northern investors and to potential winter residents.

Image of Collection of documents, notes, etc.                    - Correspondence

Collection of documents, notes, etc. - Correspondence

A miscellaneous collection of documents, notes, etc. dating from a period between 1856-1936. Very few appear to have direct ties to Fernandina. Below is a list of items" 1) Poorly preserved 1905 letter from L.P. Shriver, Chicago, IL to J. P.(?) Dodge, St. Augustine, FL regarding a bicycle owned by John Quincy Adams 2) Part of a letter containing the illegible signature of the letter writer. 3) Catalogue card: M. B. Houghton, Confederate Author 4) Piece of paper with the address of Mrs. Wallace Neff (D. L. Yulee's daughter) in Washington, DC 5) Piece of paper stating, " With Compliments of an old Confidant, the Author M. B. Houghton, Montgomery, Ala, Dec. 1st, 1914" 6) 3x5 card w/ name

Image of The First 40 pages of the Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

The First 40 pages of the Fernandina Guide Manuscript - Manuscript

The first 40 pages of the 126 page manuscript of the Fernandina Guide (a history of Fernandina from 1564-1939). The Guide resulted from the WPA Writers' Project overseen by the Federal Works Agency-Work Projects Administration of Florida, Jacksonville, FL. These first pages cover the history of Fernandina from 1564 to 1817.

Image of To the Hon. House of Legislature - Correspondence

To the Hon. House of Legislature - Correspondence

To the Honr. House of Legislature convened in St. Augustine, East Florida--- The inhabitants of Fernandina, solicits the attention of the Honr. House to the distressed situation of their Town at present, being destitute of Civil authority---- Fernandina is the only commercial Town in East Florida, where the Harbour admits of foreign vessels of any burthen to take on their Cargoes; deserves the attention of Government------ We pray that we may have a Council and Intendant to regulate the local affairs of the Town; extending their jurisdiction over Amelia Island; that they may have power to decide on all civil suits under fifty Dollars; and criminal suits for offences again the Town -- that

Image of The 14th Colony:  George Washington's planned invasions of East Florida - Pamphlet

The 14th Colony: George Washington's planned invasions of East Florida - Pamphlet

A very interesting story of the American Revolution concerning the role played by British St. Augustine in the American War of Independence and Washington's plans to prevent the British invasion of South Carolina and Georgia.

Image of Civil War Times in Saint Augustine - Book

Civil War Times in Saint Augustine - Book

This is a book about the role of St. Augustine in the Civil War with photographs.