• William A. Benney papers, 1920-1966

    Research superintendent. Notes, correspondence, drawings, lists, payroll records, newspaper clippings, personal papers, printed matter, and photographs largely documenting Benney's employment by Thomas A. Edison, centering on the work carried out in Fort Myers, Florida, to find a substitute for natural rubber.

    • Contributor: Benney, William A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Cornelius Chase family papers, 1745-1974

    Clergyman, educator, and farmer. Correspondence, business and financial papers, subject files, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, and miscellany relating to various members of the Chase family, especially Cornelius Chase, his son, Cornelius Thurston Chase, and the latter's career as superintendent of public instruction in Florida. Other material concerns the slave trade in Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate Army, and the Reverend Jonas King.

    • Contributor: Chase, Cornelius
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hans Peter Kraus collection of Spanish American documents, 1433-1966

    Bookman, collector, and bibliophile. Letters, decrees, order books, reports, instructions, dispatches, printed material, and miscellaneous legal documents concerning the history of colonial Spanish America, including the activities of the Mexican Inquisition.

    • Contributor: Kraus, Hans Peter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Kirk Munroe papers, 1850-1940

    Author and adventurer. Correspondence, diaries, handwritten drafts and printed copies of writings, biographical material, scrapbooks, subject files, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, drawings, and other papers relating primarily to Munroe's literary career and travels, including on a survey teams for the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.

    • Contributor: Munroe, Kirk
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, papers, 1776-1934

    Soldier and statesman. Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, broadsides, orderly book, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Lafayette's military service in Canada and Virginia, his tour of the United States from 1824 to 1825, his land in Florida, and his views of such topics as the slave trade and the French government, including also material pertaining to the centennial observance of his death and ...

    • Contributor: Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis De - Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, 1517-1803

    Lawyer, editor and historian. Chiefly handwritten transcripts of documents compiled by Lowery relating to Spanish settlements in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.

    • Contributor: Lowery, Woodbury
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Mark L. Bristol papers, 1882-1939

    Naval officer and diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, reports, memoranda, official dispatches, appointment sheets, press releases, and scrapbooks pertaining mainly to Bristol's naval career.

    • Contributor: Bristol, Mark L. (Mark Lambert) - Bristol, Mark L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Louis McLane correspondence, 1795-1894

    Lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Delaware, diplomat, and cabinet officer. Correspondence primarily between McLane and members of his family relating to social life in Washington, D.C., his diplomatic duties, and national and congressional politics.

    • Contributor: McLane, Louis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Burbank-Van Voorhis families papers, 1814-1913

    Members of the Burbank and Van Voorhis (Voorhees) families. Diaries, correspondence, and military papers of Burbank and Van Voorhis family members spanning the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and American occupation of the Philippines in the early twentieth century.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Peter A. Demens papers, 1880-2000

    Author, businessman, railroad promoter, and entrepreneur. Notebooks, scrapbooks, correspondence, and articles mostly relating to Demens's authorship of articles for the Russian journal Viestnik Evropy and Russian and American newspapers on events in America and his life.

    • Contributor: Demens, Peter A. - Tverskoĭ, P. A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Pelot Summerall papers, 1880-1955

    Army officer and college president. Correspondence, diaries, reports, speeches, writings, maps, charts, printed matter, memoranda, orders, memorabilia, and photographs concerning Summerall's military and academic career.

    • Contributor: Summerall, Charles Pelot
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Wirt papers, 1802-1858

    Lawyer, politician, U. S. attorney general, and biographer. Correspondence, writings, and printed matter pertaining to Wirt's family and career as a lawyer, politician, and author.

    • Contributor: Wirt, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Henry Croskey Mustin papers, 1886-1924

    Naval officer and inventor. Correspondence, journals, lectures, articles, and other papers relating to Mustin's inventions, especially his work in sighting equipment for naval ordnance and his interest in aviation.

    • Contributor: Mustin, Henry Croskey
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Crawford Gorgas papers, 1857-1919

    Army medical officer. Correspondence, reports, addresses, articles, financial and miscellaneous records, medical papers, charts, clippings, photographs, and printed material dealing primarily with the fight against yellow fever in Cuba and Panama.

    • Contributor: Gorgas, William Crawford
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873

    Diplomat and lawyer. Family and general correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, notes, reports, legal and financial papers, writings, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating to Trist's tenure as U.S. consul in Havana and his role in negotiating the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican War. Other topics include Trist's business interests, particularly his sugar plantations in Cuba and Louisiana; the establishment of the University ...

    • Contributor: Trist, Nicholas Philip
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • James Alexander Robertson papers, 1816-1939

    Editor, biographer, and archivist. Correspondence, diaries, notes, writings, subject files, and miscellany relating primarily to Robertson's activities and scholarship in Hispanic studies, especially Florida and the Philippines.

    • Contributor: Robertson, James Alexander
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jeannette Thurber Connor collection of Floridiana, 1570-1927

    Historian. Correspondence, research material, reports, writings, speeches, photographs, and transcripts of documents in French, Spanish, and English repositories relating to the early history of Florida.

    • Contributor: Connor, Jeannette Thurber
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Marcella Miller du Pont papers, 1861-1976

    Poet and socialite. Correspondence, diary transcripts and notes, drafts of writings, notes, publication records, legal documents, scrapbook, Miller family genealogical records, photographs, and other papers relating to Marcella Miller du Pont's poetry and other writings, literary matters, and affairs of the du Pont and Miller families.

    • Contributor: Du Pont, Marcella Miller
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers, 1822-1913

    Union army officer. Correspondence, diaries, journals, and military papers detailing Heintzelman's service in the United States Army from his years at the United States Military Academy through the Civil War. Includes descriptions of activities in Indian wars in Florida, the Southwest, and California, and during the Mexican War.

    • Contributor: Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • East Florida records, 1737-1858

    Diplomatic, military, economic, judicial, legal, and administrative records of the Spanish colonial government of East Florida for the period of its second occupation, 1783-1821. Includes royal orders and decrees, census and other vital records, and papers relating to such matters as trade and shipping, surveys, hospitals, Indians, slaves, and Louisiana.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Francis Winslow papers, 1833-1863

    Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, logs, and other papers documenting Winslow's naval career.

    • Contributor: Winslow, Francis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William Plumer papers, 1774-1845

    Governor of New Hampshire and legislator, United States senator from New Hampshire, essayist, and historian. Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, autobiography, writings, notes, transcripts of poetry, essays, extracts, and other papers relating to Plumer's personal life and career in New Hampshire and national politics and as an essayist.

    • Contributor: Plumer, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • James Monroe papers, 1758-1839

    United States president, secretary of state, secretary of war, and diplomat; delegate to the Continental Congress from and governor of Virginia. Correspondence relating primarily to negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, the Monroe-Pinkney treaty with Great Britain, the War of 1812, the purchase of Florida, South American independence, and Virginia politics and a diary, an account book of memoranda and official and personal accounts, and ...

    • Contributor: Monroe, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Erwin F. Smith papers, 1876-1927

    Plant pathologist. Diaries, correspondence, notes, literary manuscripts, and photographs relating primarily to his laboratory work and his employment at the Department of Agriculture.

    • Contributor: Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink) - Smith, Erwin F.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Alfred Carmon papers, 1859-1865

    Union army soldier. Chiefly letters written by Carmon to his family in Sand Lake, N.Y., while serving with Company H, 169th New York Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War, describing camp life and skirmishes in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.

    • Contributor: Carmon, Alfred
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material