A Letter to Defend a Legacy: Ellen Call Long Writes to Edwin Luther Green

This exhibit explores the historical context of Ellen Call Long's letter to Professor Edwin Luther Green, written in approximately 1900, in which Long seeks to defend the legacy of her father Richard Keith Call and clarify what happened at Withlacoochee to a potential biographer of her father. 

It discusses the purpose of the letter, the controvery related to the Battle of Withlacoochee which underpins Long's cricisms of Duncan Lamont Clinch, Long's statements on contemporary Florida historians, and the response to Green's School History of Florida.


Carol Lynne Hemmingway