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Collection Miscellaneous Manuscripts Box 3
Title Letters
Catalog Number 2003-10-31-151045-0
Scope & Content A letter written by William D. Bloxham, former Governor of Florida. That pertains to the Florida Historical Society. It is dated November 10, 1902 from Tallahassee to George Wilson who owned the Jacksonville Times Union and was Secretary of FHS. He is happy about the organization of FHS and hopes to come to the organizational meeting.
Letter 2 is dated April 13, 1906 and addressed to Francis P. Fleming in Jacksonville. It is 1 sheet folded with writing on 2 sides. Fleming wrote and asked him to obtain some items for FHS collection at the capital. He is trying to obtain a copy of Carpet Bag Rule in Florida by Wallace in the collection.
There is a three page letter written from Julien C. Yongue to Francis P. Fleming, President of the Florida Historical Society on July 23, 1907. Letter responds to an inquiry from Fleming about books in FHS collection states that he & his Father have been collecting Floridiana for less then a year and he complains about the scarcity of many items. He mentions other collectors in the area and asks if his cousin, Watson Davis can call upon him when he is in Jacksonville who is writing a book on Reconstruction in Florida.
One letter typed with hand corrections from Charles Fildes on stationary that says Henry D. Webster, Attorney at Law, Tampa Florida.
Letter is addressed to Francis P. Fleming and he offers to sell his Father 's personal papers to FHS for $1,000.00. His father was F.R. Fildes who was editor of a newspaper in Jefferson County, FL. These papers were not purchased by FHS.
One typed letter & envelope from June 5, 1917 to C.S. Fleming, Attorney, Jacksonville from Lt. General Hunter Liggett written on stationary from Headquarters Western Dept. San Francisco. Liggett was General Pershings Chief of Staff during WW I . Fleming knew him from being stationed in the millitary together. Liggett went on to be promoted to Lt. General. Fleming must have sent him a letter on his promotion. He comments about the lack of preparedness for WW I.
The last handwritten letter with writing on 2 sides is from Hotel Gotham in New York City to L.W Josselyn that accepts the nomination to the Board of the Florida State Historical Society for whom Mrs. O'Connor wrote 2 books.
Physical characteristics Both letters addressed to Francis P. Fleming in Jacksonville.
Creator Bloxham, William D.
Object Name Letters
Other Creators Wilson, George
Fleming, Francis P.
Year Range from 1902.0
People Bloxham, William D.
Fleming, Francis P.
Cataloged by Debra Wynne
Subjects Florida Historical Society. Collection.