Name and location of repository
Level of description
Charles Brookfield papers - circa 1920-1988?
- circa 1920-1988? (Creation)
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Name of creator
Name of creator
Griswold was a journalist and book author. He was a leader in local conservation and historical groups.
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
Correspondence, clippings, photoprints, articles and files reflect Brookfield's interest as a Florida Keys lodge host, writer, environmentalist, fisherman, marine archaeology enthusiast, treasure hunter, and real estate investor. Correspondence includes letters on the early efforts of the Audubon Society to secure a portion of the James Deering estate as an Audubon bird sanctuary. Photographic prints are of the Bahamas, Elliott Key, and Florida, and date from the 1930s-1980s; most are identified. Also included is a typed transcript of TMS Winchester's 1694 log book and the Captains log of the Dunkirk.
Oral interviews of Brookfield conducted by Randy Nimnicht, Love Dean and Judy and John Halas.
System of arrangement
Arranged in folders by topic.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Brookfield willed his house to the Tropical Audubon Society. The Society in turn presented the historical material to HASF in 1990.
Immediate source of acquisition
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
As a separate holding, the library has 34 diaries from the McCormick family, dating from 1884 to 1914, which Brookfield acquired from an unknown source.
Description control element
Rules or conventions
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Audubon Society of Coconut Grove (Subject)
- Charles Deering estate (Cutler, Fla.) (Subject)
- Coral Keys Company, Inc (Subject)
- Coral Shores Development (Plantation Key, Fla.) (Subject)
- Dunkirk (ship) (Subject)
- Silver Shoals Expedition, Ltd (Subject)
- Tropical Audubon Society (Subject)
- Winchester (ship) (Subject)
- Brookfield, Charles M. (Subject)
- Hemingway, Ernest (Subject)