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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M94- 6
Creator: Lang, David, 1838-1917
Title, Dates: Letters and photographs, 1864-1900.
Amount: 0.50 cubic ft.
Medium Included: photographs
Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
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Biographical/Historical:     Lang, a native of Camden County, Georgia, was born on May 9, 1838.  He attended the Georgia Military Academy in Marietta, where he graduated in 1857.  Lang moved to Florida with his family where he worked as a surveyor in Suwannee County.
    Lang served in the First Florida Infantry Regiment, was captain of a new company which became Company C of the Eighth Florida Infantry Regiment, and temporarily commanded the entire Florida Brigade, surrendering at Appomattox in April 1865.
    After the war Lang married Mary Quarles Campbell with whom he had four children.  He worked as a civil engineer before being appointed Adjutant General of the State Militia (1885-1894). Lang also served on the State Board of Pensions, was private secretary for Governors Mitchell (1893-1897) and Bloxham (1897-1901), and was cashier of the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee from 1901 until his death in 1917.
Summary:     The collection consists of ten letters written by David Lang (1864-1889), a letter from Lang's wife to him (1887), photographs of Lang's family and friends, primarily from Cedar Key, Florida (ca. 1880-1900), and an invitation to the wedding of Lang's only daughter (1891).
    The letters to Lang's wife, Mary Quarles Campbell, and his daughter, Helen Augusta Lang, were written when Lang was in Tallahassee during the Constitutional Convention of 1885.  The correspondence reflects the proceedings of the convention as well as personal and financial matters.  Lang's letters to his father-in-law, Dr. Joseph Decatur Campbell, include a letter requesting Mary Campbell's hand in marriage in 1864 and three letters detailing her illness and subsequent death in 1889.
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Subject Access Fields: Florida Constitutional Convention (1885)
Constitutional conventions Florida
Photographs. aat
Florida Politics and government 1865-1950
Tallahassee (Fla.)
Cedar Key (Fla.)
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