The Online Catalog
allows searching and browsing of information about the State Archives of Florida's
holdings of over 40,000 cubic feet of state and local government records
and historical manuscripts. The catalog provides descriptions of over
2,700 collections and lists the contents of containers and folders in
many of those collections.
The series contains the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Comptroller's Office. The outgoing correspondence is contained in letterbooks, dated 1855 to 1906. It contains the correspondence of Comptrollers Theodore W. Brevard, 1855-1860; Robert C. Williams, 1861-1863; Walter Gwynn, 1863-1865; John Beard, 1866-1868; Robert H. Gamble, 1868-1872, Clayton A. Cowgill, 1873; Columbus Drew, 1877-1880; William D. Barnes, 1881-1890; William H. Reynolds, 1897-1901; and A. C. Croom, 1901-1906. The outgoing correspondence is primarily with tax collectors and assessors, county clerks, auctioneers, sheriffs, and justices of the peace. It relates to taxes, judicial expenses, and state fiscal matters.
The series is incomplete. The letterbooks covering 1857-1858, 1874-1876, 1889-1896, 1900, and 1904 are missing. The personal correspondence of the William M. McIntosh, the Comptroller's clerk, is included in Volumes 15 and 22.
The incoming correspondence, dated 1845 to 1906, is mostly in the form of letters, postcards, and attached financial bills. It contains inquiries into land sold for taxes, reports of fiscal expenditures for the issue of warrants, and requests for advice from county tax assessors and sheriffs.