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The Florida Treaty And The Gallatin-Vives Misunderstanding, Louis R. Bisceglia 2021 University of Central Florida

The Florida Treaty And The Gallatin-Vives Misunderstanding, Louis R. Bisceglia

Florida Historical Quarterly

From the time it was announced by His Catholic Majesty Ferdinand VII in August 1820, that he was sending a minister plenipotentiary to the United States to conduct further negotiations with President Monroe, to the moment General Francisco Vives disembarked in New York on April 7, 1820, from the packet ship James Monroe, an aura of mystery had enveloped Washington as to the disposition of the Spanish government toward the Florida treaty. For during this time there had been virtually no official communiques exchanged between the two governments. John Forsyth, the American minister in Spain, was for all intents and ...


The Annual Meeting, May 9-10, 1969, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

The Annual Meeting, May 9-10, 1969, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Proceedings of the sixty-seventh annual meeting of the Florida Historical Society


Book Reviews, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Book Reviews, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Dinkins, Dunnellon-Boomtown of the 1890’s: The Story of Rainbow Springs and Dunnellon, by Baynard Kendrick; Lyons, My Florida, by Pat Parks; Murphy, The Frank Murphy Story, by John Frasca; Severein, Explorers of the Mississippi, by Jack D. L. Holmes; Wood, The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, by Paul H. Smith; Kammen, A Rope of Sand: The Colonial Agents, British Politics, and the American Revolution, by Charles L. Mowat; Prucha, The Sword of the Republic: The United States Army on the Frontier, 1783-1846, by J. Leitch Wright, Jr.; McConnell, Negro Troops of Antebellum Louisiana: A History of the Battalion ...


Historical News, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Historical News, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Gulf Coast History and Humanities Conference, activities and events,


Captain Young's Sketch Map, 1818, Alan K. Craig 2021 University of Central Florida

Captain Young's Sketch Map, 1818, Alan K. Craig

Florida Historical Quarterly

Recently a manuscript map entitled “Sketch of the Indian and Negro Towns on the Suwaney River” was found during a search of the National Archives and Records Service documents section by A. P. Muntz, chief of the cartographic branch. This map (RG77:L 247-94) is included in a selection of signed and dated maps filed in the records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers pertaining to military activities in northern Florida in the vicinity of the Suwannee River. Almost all are dated 1839, and were rendered by officers of the “topographical engineers” contingent assigned to military forces commanded ...


St. Augustine, 1784: Decadence And Repairs, John D. Ware 2021 University of Central Florida

St. Augustine, 1784: Decadence And Repairs, John D. Ware

Florida Historical Quarterly

Among the first of many duties of the Spanish officials upon their return to St. Augustine after an absence of twenty years was to examine and perform necessary repairs to the public buildings. Many of these had fallen into disrepair during the latter years of the British tenure.


Spanish Treaties With West Florida Indians 1784-1802, Jack D. L. Holmes 2021 University of Central Florida

Spanish Treaties With West Florida Indians 1784-1802, Jack D. L. Holmes

Florida Historical Quarterly

When Bernardo de Galvez raised the lion-and-castle banner over Pensacola in 1781, British rule in West Florida came to a close and the Gulf of Mexico was again a Spanish sea. Keeping it thus was another matter, however, for the young and restless nation to the north was expansionist minded. One of the keys to Spanish defense of Louisiana and West Florida was the presence of 20,000 Indians whose friendship and support would determine who would control the area. Spanish governors and commandants signed various treaties with these Indians between 1784 and 1802. Basically, there were two types of ...


Lizzie Brown's Tallahassee, Bertram H. Groene 2021 University of Central Florida

Lizzie Brown's Tallahassee, Bertram H. Groene

Florida Historical Quarterly

Francis Elizabeth Brown, born in 1818, was the oldest daughter of Thomas Brown, governor of Florida from 1849 to 1853. In the winter of 1827-1828 her father, a dispirited Virginia planter, organized a caravan to move his family from his Rappahannock River farm to Leon County, Florida, some 800 miles away. Brown packed ten year old Lizzie, as Francis Elizabeth was affectionately known, her mother, her brother Jackson, and her three sisters, Mary, Mag, and Ginnie, into the family carriage. Followed by twenty planter friends and his 140 slaves, Brown led the party for two months through North and South ...


Title Page, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Title Page, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Title page for Volume 48, Number 2. Includes the Table of Contents


Aspects Of The Development And Exploration Of The Forbes Purchase, John C. Upchurch 2021 University of Central Florida

Aspects Of The Development And Exploration Of The Forbes Purchase, John C. Upchurch

Florida Historical Quarterly

Attempts at land speculation have been common in the United States. In Florida an early attempt involved an immense tract of land known as the “Forbes Purchase.” This territory, situated in the north-central part of the state bordering the Gulf of Mexico, was the object of exploitation as a unit for approximately fifty-seven years, 1804-1861. First under the trading firm of Panton, Leslie and Company and its successor John Forbes and Company, and later under the Apalachicola Land Company, this practically virgin wilderness was explored, surveyed, and to a degree developed.


Historical News, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Historical News, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Notes about the new cover format, various awards, local historical societies


Florida History In Periodicals, 1968, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Florida History In Periodicals, 1968, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

This selected bibliography includes scholarly articles in the field of Florida history, archaeology, and, anthropology published in state and regional periodicals in 1968. Articles, notes, and documents which have appeared in the Florida Historical Quarterly are not included in this listing, since they appear in the annual index of each volume. A few articles with a peripheral interest to Florida have also been included.


Book Reviews, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Book Reviews, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Reviews of Laumer, Massacre, by Rolf E. Schell; Paisley, From Cotton to Quail: An Agricultural Chronicle of Leon County, Florida, 1860-1967, by Gloria Jahoda; Parks, The Railroad That Died at Sea: The Florida East Coast’s Key West Extension, by Donald W. Curl; Rhyne, Our Yesterdays, by Clifton Paisley; Pizzo, Tampa Town, 1824-1886: Cracker Village with a Latin Accent, by William M. Goza; Norman, Discoverers of America, by Charles E. Bennett; Craven, The Colonies in Transition, 1660-1713, by John J. TePaske; Hamer, Rogers, and Lyles (eds.), The Papers of Henry Laurens. Volume I, 1746-1755, by Richard Walsh; Rohrbough, The Land ...


Accounts Of The Real Hacienda, Florida, 1565 To 1602, Paul E. Hoffman 2021 University of Central Florida

Accounts Of The Real Hacienda, Florida, 1565 To 1602, Paul E. Hoffman

Florida Historical Quarterly

The P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the University of Florida has recently acquired from the Archive of the Indies five reels of microfilm containing all photographable documents from legajos number 941 to 949 inclusive of Contaduria (see Table I, for contents). These documents are the accounts of the royal officials for the provinces of Florida from 1565 to 1602. They consist of audited copies of three basic sets of books: the accounts of agents sent to collect the subsidy (situado) in Havana or Vera Cruz, the accounts of the treasurers, and the accounts of the factors and ...


A Letter From Occupied Tallahassee, Bertram H. Groene 2021 University of Central Florida

A Letter From Occupied Tallahassee, Bertram H. Groene

Florida Historical Quarterly

Beigadier General Edward M. McCook, a thirty-two year old Union cavalry officer, accompanied by five staff officers, and units from the Second Indiana Cavalry and Seventh Kentucky Cavalry, numbering about 500 men, left Macon, Georgia, on May 5, 1865. He was under orders to accept the surrender of Confederate forces at Tallahassee and St. Marks. Leaving his cavalry four miles behind on the Thomasville Road, McCook and his officers quietly rode into Tallahassee and there on May 10 they received the surrender by Major General Samuel Jones of Florida’s Confederate forces. Two days later McCook received the surrender of ...


Florida Courts And The Disputed Election Of 1876, Jerrell H. Shofner 2021 University of Central Florida

Florida Courts And The Disputed Election Of 1876, Jerrell H. Shofner

Florida Historical Quarterly

When the election of November 7, 1876 failed to resolve the presidential contest between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel J. Tilden because of uncertain results in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina, both national parties sent prominent representatives to the three southern capitals to observe and work for their partys’ interests. With Tilden only one electoral vote short of victory, the Republicans needed every one of the nineteen disputed votes. Because there had been less violence and corruption in Florida and because only a few votes separated the parties, many politicians believed it to be the crucial state. Under ...


Florida And Rumrunning During National Prohibition, James A. Carter, III 2021 University of Central Florida

Florida And Rumrunning During National Prohibition, James A. Carter, Iii

Florida Historical Quarterly

Few periods in Florida's long, colorful history equal the excitement and turbulence of those years when national prohibition was in effect. From the outset of the "Noble Experiment" in 1920 it was apparent to even the most casual observer of events that the state was destined to play a starring role in the drama of that era. The proximity of the Bahamas and the Caribbean islands, coupled with an extensive coastline indented with innumerable bays and inlets, was a boon to liquor smuggling and rumrunning as enforcement agents quickly discovered.


Title Page, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Title Page, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Title page for Volume 48, Number 1. Includes the Table of Contents


Port Of Apalachicola, Harry P. Owens 2021 University of Central Florida

Port Of Apalachicola, Harry P. Owens

Florida Historical Quarterly

When Chief Justice John Marshall handed down a decision on the Forbes Purchase claims Apalachicola entered a new phase in its development. The recently organized Apalachicola Land Company exerted its efforts to develop a major cotton port. Some citizens, dissatisfied with the Apalachicola Land Company, began a rival port on St. Joseph Bay. St. Joseph failed to develop as a commercial center and it ceased to exist by 1842. During the two decades before the Civil War, Apalachicola experienced prosperity to such a degree that it became the thrid largest cotton port on the Gulf of Mexico.


Contents Of Volume Xlviii, Florida Historical Society 2021 University of Central Florida

Contents Of Volume Xlviii, Florida Historical Society

Florida Historical Quarterly

Contains a list of articles and authors for Vol. 48


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