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Record Group Number: 000650
Series/Collection Number: .S 628
Creator: Florida. Attorney General.
Title, Dates: Correspondence, 1878-1883, 1898-1913.
Amount: 0.50 cubic ft.
13.00 v.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
Terms Governing Use:
Biographical/Historical:     The Attorney General is the chief State legal officer (Chapter 16, Florida Statute).  The office of the Attorney General provides legal services required by any state department.  The Attorney General renders legal opinions on request to government agencies; reports on laws; directs state attorneys; and receives supreme court reports.  The Attorney General appears on behalf of the state in all suits in the District Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court in which the state has an interest.  In the 1969, Dept. of Legal Affairs assumed the duties of the office of the Attorney General (Ch. 69-106, Laws).
Summary:     The series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Attorney General.  The incoming correspondence spans from 1878 to 1883 when George P. Raney was Attorney General.  The rest of the series consists of letterpress books of the outgoing correspondence of William B. Lamar (1898-1903), James B. Whitfield (1903-1904), W. H. Ellis (1904-1909), and Park Trammell (1909-1913).  The correspondence reflects the duties of the Attorney General as chief counsel for the state and contains legal advice on all matters of governmental operations.  The correspondence also contains discussions of cases in which the state was involved in litigation plus directives to the state attorneys and to the Railroad Commission.
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Subject Access Fields: Railroad Commission of the State of Florida.
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Added Entries Raney, George P., 1845-1911
Whitfield, James Bryan, 1860-1948
Ellis, W.H. 1867-1948 (William Hull),
Trammell, Park, 1876-1936
Lamar, William Bailey, 1853-1928