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Record Group Number: 000200
Series/Collection Number: .S 2336
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Title, Dates: Office of the Commissioner of Lands and Immigration records, 1885-1886.
Amount: 3 items
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Organization/Arrangement: Unarranged.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Florida Constitution of 1868 created the Office of Commissioner of Immigration with the responsibility of bringing settlers to Florida. The office expanded in 1871 to the Commissioner of Lands and Immigration, and the name changed again to Commissioner of Agriculture after the Constitutional revision of 1885. Lucius B. Wombwell was the first Commissioner of Agricuture in Florida, serving from 1888 until 1900.

Summary:     This series consists of a two letters and an affidavit received by the Office of Commissioner of Lands and Immigration.  The letter to Doctor Mitchell, Land Commission for Florida, from B.F. Roberts details his rights to land (April 30, 1886).  The second letter to P.W. White, Commissioner of Lands and Immigration, and Affidavit of Settler pertain to land settled by Will Stafford (June 29, 1885).  Stafford discusses the improvements made on the land and his right to the land.
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Subject Access Fields: Commissioner of Lands and Immigration.
Immigrants Florida
Land settlement Florida
Letters. aat
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