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Record Group Number: 000101
Series/Collection Number: .S 177
Creator: Florida. Governor.
Title, Dates: Territorial Governors correspondence, 1820-1845.
Amount: 1.75 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological by Governor's term of office, then alphabetical by record type or topic.
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Biographical/Historical:     In 1821, Florida became a territory of the United States and, as such, had its governors appointed by the President of the United States.  The territorial governors of Florida were Andrew Jackson (1821-1822), William Pope DuVal (1822-1834), John H. Eaton (1834-1836), Richard Keith Call (1836-1839 and 1841-1844), Robert Raymond Reid (1839-1841), and John Branch (1844-1845).  Florida became a state in 1845.
Summary:     This series contains the extant incoming correspondence of the governors of Florida during the territorial period.  There is no documentation from Andrew Jackson's term of office (1821-1822).  The majority of the series is correspondence to Territorial Governor William Pope DuVal.  His correspondence concerns such issues as military administration, Indian affairs (including the relocation of a Miccosukee tribe), slaves and free Negroes, elections, appointments and recommendations, and the Legislative Council.  The governors following DuVal are represented by single folders of mixed correspondence.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
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Ownership/Custodial History: This collection was organized from a number of accessions of materials transferred from the State Library of Florida.
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Subject Access Fields: Territorial records. aat
Added Entries Branch, John, 1782-1863
Call, R.K. 1791-1862 (Richard Keith),
DuVal, William Pope, 1784-1854
Eaton, John Henry, 1790-1856
Reid, Robert Raymond, 1789-1841
Florida. Governor (1822-1834 : DuVal)
Florida. Governor (1834-1835 : Eaton)
Florida. Governor (1835-1840 : Call)
Florida. Governor (1840-1841 : Reid)
Florida. Governor (1841-1844 : Call)
Florida. Governor (1844-1845 : Branch)