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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M77- 157
Creator: Bloxham, William Dunnington, 1835-1911
Title, Dates: Papers, 1896-1935.
Amount: 1.50 cubic ft.
Medium Included: photographs
Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
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Biographical/Historical:     William Dunnington Bloxham was born in Leon County, Florida on July 9, 1835.  He attended William and Mary College, graduating in 1855 with a law degree.  In 1860 Bloxham was elected as a member of the State Legislature.  He entered the Army shortly afterwards and became Captain of a Leon County Company, but never saw active service.  In 1870 he ran for, and was elected to, the vacated post of Lieutenant Governor, but the State Canvassing Board ruled his election invalid.  He served as a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, and in 1876 was appointed Secretary of State by Governor Drew.
    In 1880 he was elected Governor, defeating Republican Simon B. Conover.  In November, 1885, he became United States Surveyor-General for the District of Florida, a position which allowed him to remain active in state politics.  In 1890 he was made State Comptroller.  Bloxham was elected for a second term as governor in 1896.  In 1904, Bloxham's first wife, Mary Davis, died. Soon after, he married Gertrude Morris Norvell, with whom he lived in Tallahassee until his death in 1911.
Summary:     This collection includes photographs, letters, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia belonging to Governor Bloxham; most items post-date his last term as governor.  Also included are photographs and letters of his second wife, Gertrude Norvell Bloxham, as well as some of her business correspondence (which extends from 1907 to 1935). Some of the photographs feature the Bloxham House in Tallahassee.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
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Ownership/Custodial History: Mrs. Bairstow is the niece of Governor Bloxham's second wife.
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Subject Access Fields: Governors Florida
Women History 20th century Florida
Governors' spouses Florida
Photographs. aat
Scrapbooks. aat
Bloxham House (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Added Entries Bloxham, Gertrude Moss Norvell.