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Record Group Number: 000137
Series/Collection Number: .S 452
Creator: Florida. State Board of Pensions.
Title, Dates: Correspondence, 1885-1960.
Amount: 3.50 cubic ft.
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Summary:     The series contains correspondence, reports, lists, and other related materials which document the functions of the State Board of Pensions from 1885 to 1960.  The correspondence is divided into five major areas: 1) general correspondence, 2) Adjutant General correspondence, 3) living widows correspondence, 4) National Archives correspondence, and 5) miscellaneous correspondence.
    The general incoming correspondence from 1885 to 1959 is mainly from applicants or pensioners concerning eligibility, proof of service, requests for application, and requests for increases in the pension stipend.  In some instances the individual letter has a summary typed on the back, the date of reply by the Board, and the corresponding page number in the Letterbooks (Series 1295).
    The Adjutant General correspondence from c. 1908 to 1956 contains mostly form letters from the State Board of Pensions to the United States Adjutant General's Office requesting proof of service for soldiers who had applied for a pension or for widows who had applied under a husband's name.  The reply from the United States Adjutant General's Office is on the reverse side of the form.
    Other correspondence in the series relates to inquiries regarding pensions from living Civil War widows, correspondence between the Board and the National Archives regarding pension requests and a project to microfilm the pension records, and miscellaneous files relating to various subjects.
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Subject Access Fields: Military pensions.
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