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Record Group Number: 000101
Series/Collection Number: .S 577
Creator: Florida. Governor.
Title, Dates: State governors' incoming correspondence, 1857-1888.
Amount: 3.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological by Governor's term of office, then by record type.
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Summary:     The series contains the official incoming correspondence of Florida's governors from 1857 to 1888. The records reflect the official, constitutional, and political duties of the Office of Governor.  The series includes the incoming correspondence of Governors Madison S. Perry (1857-1861); John Milton (1861-1865); David S. Walker (1865-1868); Harrison Reed (1868-1873); Ossian B. Hart (1873-1874); M. L. Stearns (1874-1877); George F. Drew (1877-1881); William D. Bloxham (1881-1885); and Edward A. Perry (1885-1889).  The series also contains the records of William H. Gleason (1868), who proclaimed himself Governor during the first impeachment attempt against Harrison Reed, and Samuel T. Day (1872), who served as ipso facto governor during the second impeachment attempt against Reed.
    Series contains excellent resources on Reconstruction Florida, including a letter from Governor Harrison Reed regarding getting Florida back into the Union.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
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Ownership/Custodial History: This collection was organized from a number of accessions of materials transferred from the State Library of Florida.
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Subject Access Fields: Governors Florida
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Civil War (Fla.)
Proclamations. aat
Added Entries Bloxham, William Dunnington, 1835-1911
Day, Samuel T.
Drew, George Franklin, 1827-1900
Gleason, William Henry, 1829-1902
Hart, Ossian Bingley, 1821-1874
Milton, John, 1807-1865
Perry, Edward Aylsworth, 1831-1889
Perry, Madison Starke, 1814-1865
Reed, Harrison, 1813-1899
Stearns, Marcellus Lovejoy, 1839-1891
Walker, David Shelby, 1815-1891
Florida Governor (1857-1861 : Perry)
Florida Governor (1861-1865 : Milton)
Florida Governor (1868-1873 : Reed)
Florida Governor (1873-1874 : Hart)
Florida Governor (1874-1877 : Stearns)
Florida Governor (1877-1881 : Drew)
Florida Governor (1881-1885 : Bloxham)
Florida Governor (1885-1889 : Perry)
Florida Governor (1865-1868 : Walker)