Richard Keith Call Papers

Richard Keith Call with Journal Page and The Grove

Richard Keith Call (1792-1862)
with his Tallahassee Home The Grove

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This collection consists of original letters, to and from, Richard Keith Call and Ellen Call Long, manuscript material on Florida history written by Richard Keith Call and Ellen Call Long, and miscellaneous materials connected to the life and times of the Call family.

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This subseries of the Call Papers consists of the journal of Richard Keith Call. The bulk of the journal appears to be in the handwriting of Ellen Call Long, daughter of Richard Keith Call. Bound together at an unknown date, the journal also contains documents that appear to be written by Richard Keith Call, as well as a small number by unknown authors.   

The first part of the journal consists of Richard Keith Call’s writings, copied by Ellen, on his early life up to the War of 1812. The second part of the journal is Ellen’s writings about various events experienced by her father or herself. The section attributed to Ellen was based primarily on conversations with her father. The journal should be considered a companion to Ellen Call Long’s Florida Breezes (first published in 1883), and other manuscript materials written by Richard and Ellen that reside within the Richard Keith Call Papers.

Photograhic Portrait of Ellen Call Long

Ellen Call Long
(1825-1905)



This collection consists of digital scans of original documents from the Richard Keith Call Papers. In 2013, the Florida Historical Society lent the original papers to the State Archives of Florida for digitization. Any inquires about the original documents should be directed to the Florida Historical Society, who maintains the originals at their facility at 435 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922 (321) 690-1971.