This collection gathers all materials on this website dated 1821 (the end of the Second Spanish Period) through 1899.
A letter sent from Jacksonville, Florida on February 6th, 1846, to John from S. S. Hyatt. The letter describes Hyatt's experiences visiting a plantation and attending various events in Jacksonville.
A letter written by E.A. Lee to Mrs. William J Clark, detailing Lee's experience as a winter visitor in Jacksonville, FL, in 1886.
A letter, held in Special Collections in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida, from Elisa Hatch to her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Comings in Greensboro, Vermont. The writer describes her experience living in…
A settler from the North, A. B. Temple writes to friend and former neighbor A. R. Hunter. Temple discusses the population of the town he now resides in, along with local wildlife and temperature. Much of the letter is devoted to describing the…
The letter, held in Special Collections in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida, from Josephine L. Dyer to her Aunt Celia discusses the weather in Jacksonville and the individuals renting her spare rooms.
A letter from Josephine L. Dyer to her mother discussing her daily life, as well as describing her search for a new home.
A letter, held in Special Collections in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida, from Elisa Hatch to her relatives in Greensboro, Vermont which discusses her daily life, slavery, and racial relations in the south.
A chart of enslaved people's names, serving capacities, ages, family ties, and prices in the will of Abraham Dupont
A letter from "Mamma" to Archie. Mamma discusses Archie's activities, as well as family members including Gracie, Edith, his Grandma, Aunts and Papa.
A letter written by "Mamma" to a boy, likely her son, named Archie on his birthday. The letter informs Archie of his coming birthday present, as well as discusses the other family members at home.