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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M77- 165
Creator: Bloxham, William Dunnington, 1835-1911
Title, Dates: Financial papers, 1875-1878.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
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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 in Virginia and graduated in 1855 with a law degree. In 1860, Bloxham was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Army and commanded a Leon County Company but never saw active service. In 1870, he was elected to the vacated post of Lieutenant Governor but the State Canvassing Board ruled his election invalid. He then served as a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee until Governor Drew appointed him Secretary of State in 1876.

    Bloxham won the gubernatorial election of 1880, and in 1885 he became U.S. Surveyor General for the District of Florida, a position that allowed him to remain active in state politics. In 1890, Governor Fleming appointed him 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:     The collection contains the personal financial papers of William Bloxham that he created and maintained prior to and during his term as Secretary of State. It includes correspondence, tax receipts, railroad freight bills, ledger pages, merchant's invoices and payments received notes.

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Associated Materials: For more of Bloxham's personal papers, see Collection M77-157, William Dunnington Bloxham Papers, 1896-1935 (1.5 cubic feet).
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Subject Access Fields: Bloxham, William Dunnington, 1835-1911
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