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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, graduating in 1855 with a law degree.  In 1860 Bloxham was elected as a member of the State Legislature.  He entered the Army shortly afterwards and became Captain of a Leon County Company, but never saw active service.  In 1870 he ran for, and was elected to, the vacated post of Lieutenant Governor, but the State Canvassing Board ruled his election invalid.  He served as a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, and in 1876 was appointed Secretary of State by Governor Drew.
    In 1880 he was elected Governor, defeating Republican Simon B. Conover.  In November, 1885, he became United States Surveyor-General for the District of Florida, a position which allowed him to remain active in state politics.  In 1890 he was made State Comptroller.  Bloxham was elected for a second term as governor in 1896.  He died in 1911 in Tallahassee.
Summary:     The collection consists of the personal financial papers of William Bloxham, just 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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Subject Access Fields: Business records. aat
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