Significant Documents

Significant Documents provide images of historically significant documents from the State Library and Archives of Florida's collections. These documents represent some of the formative events in Florida history and offer an important resource to researchers and students.

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Civil War Period

Contract for Sale of Slaves

Contract for Sale of Slaves

Contract for Sale of Slaves from: Elliot Family, Papers, 1851-1957 (Collection M86-38, Box 1).

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Civil War Letter to Governor Call, 1860

Civil War Letter to Governor Call, 1860

Civil War Letter to Governor Call, 1860 from: Call, R. K. (Richard Keith), 1792-1862 (Collection M84-16).

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Muster Roll of Fernandina Volunteers, c. 1860-1861

Muster Roll of Fernandina Volunteers, c. 1860-1861

Muster Roll of Fernandina Volunteers, c. 1860-1861 from: Division of Recreation and Parks, Fort Clinch Exhibit Materials, 1765, 1820-1940 (Series S 1319, Box 1).

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Ordinance of Secession, 1861

Ordinance of Secession, 1861

Ordinance of Secession, 1861 from: Florida Convention of the People, Ordinance of Secession, 1861 (Series S 972).

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Report on the Dismantling of Florida Lighthouses Upon the Outbreak of the Civil War, 1861

Report on the Dismantling of Florida Lighthouses Upon the Outbreak of the Civil War, 1861

Report on the Dismantling of Florida Lighthouses Upon the Outbreak of the Civil War, 1861 from: Florida Governor, State Governors' Incoming Correspondence, 1857-1888 (Series S 577, Box 1, FF 8).

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Notice of Robert E. Lee's Assignment to Command of Confederate Forces on the Coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, 1861

Notice of Robert E. Lee's Assignment to Command of Confederate Forces on the Coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, 186

Notice of Robert E. Lee's Assignment to Command of Confederate Forces on the Coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, 1861 from: Governor, State Governors' Incoming Correspondence, 1857-1888 (Series S 577, Box 1, FF 10).

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Proposal to Develop a Multiple Barrel Machine Gun, 1861

Proposal to Develop a Multiple Barrel Machine Gun, 1861

Proposal to Develop a Multiple Barrel Machine Gun, 1861 from: Governor, State Governors' Incoming Correspondence, 1857-1888 (Series S 577, Box 1, FF 8).

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Presentation of Confederate Battleflag to Family of Colonel George T. Ward, 1862

Presentation of Confederate Battleflag to Family of Colonel George T. Ward, 1862

Presentation of Confederate Battleflag to Family of Colonel George T. Ward, 1862 from: Governor, State Governors' Incoming Correspondence, 1857-1888 (Series S 577, Box 1, FF 15).

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Letter Describing Florida Brigade's Retreat from Gettysburg, 1863

Letter Describing Florida Brigade's Retreat from Gettysburg, 1863

Letter Describing Florida Brigade's Retreat from Gettysburg, 1863 from: Bryan, Council A., Papers, 1862-1902 (Collection M87-35, Box 1).

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Letters Relating to the Civil War Service of William T. Stockton

Letters Relating to the Civil War Service of William T. Stockton

Letters Relating to the Civil War Service of William T. Stockton from: Stockton, William Tennent, Papers 1845-1869 (Collection M88-21, Box 1).

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Letter on the End of the Civil War in Florida, 1865

Letter on the End of the Civil War in Florida, 1865

Letter on the End of the Civil War in Florida, 1865 from: Fletcher, Zabud, Family Papers, 1835-1870 (Collection M90-15, Box 1).

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Jefferson County, Florida Freedmens' Contract, 1867

Jefferson County, Florida Freedmens' Contract, 1867

Jefferson County, Florida Freedmens' Contract, 1867 from: Circuit Court (2nd Circuit: Jefferson County), Miscellaneous Court Records, ca. 1828-1955 (L 346, Box 12).

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