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Apthorp family papers - 1741-1964

  • HMA0080
  • Collection
  • 1741-1964

Bulk of the collection concerns the Apthorp family, especially William Lee Apthorp. Much genealogical information; documents, including two short diaries, deeds, letters, primarily with 19th century dates; an 1877 map of Florida, and items related to William Lee Apthorp's Civil War service (source of some of the diaries). Also included are 24 items relating to the Osgood family, and smaller amounts for the Weeks and Morse families. Other items: William H. Gleason's 1868 Proclamation (against Governor Harrison Reed); and a 1975 publication: The People of lawmaking in Florida, 1845/1975.

Apthorp, William Lee, 1837-1879

Charlton W. Tebeau Research Papers - 1815-1969

  • HMA0049
  • Collection
  • 1815-1969

The papers contain correspondence, notes and speeches by Dr. Tebeau, typescripts and photocopies on Florida topics, including primary sources (diaries, memoirs, etc.) and secondary sources (articles by students of his history classes and fellow historians). Most, but not all, relate to the Everglades or the Depression of the 1930s. Some documents related to the 1972 Master's Hearing on the dispute over federal vs. state control of Florida Bay, for which Dr. Tebeau acted as an expert witness.

Dairy of F. W. Munson, 1884-1886. Typewritten transcript of an Indian River area pioneer farmer's diary. [original diary located in the Santini Papers.  Box 7, Folder 3]

Tamiami Trail Scrapbook: Newspaper clippings, including maps and photographs, have information on the then recently constructed road between Tampa and Miami, and the southwest Florida communities it crossed. Most of the clippings are dated 1926-1928, when the Trail was formally opened. Also included are clippings on Barron Collier, at the time of his death in 1939.

Research notes for Synagogue in the central city. Notes on cards formed part of Dr. Tebeau's research for his book: Synagogue in the central city : Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 1922-1972. Temple Israel celebrated 50 years of existence in 1972. As part of the anniversary, he was selected to write a history of Miami's first Reform Jewish congregation. Dr. Tebeau, was assisted by Marcia Kanner in the preparation of the manuscript.

Tebeau, Charlton W., 1905-2000

Gilpin Family Papers - 1880-1921

  • HMA0350
  • Collection
  • 1880-1921

Letters and diaries written by the Gilpins while on winter trips to the east and west coasts of Florida. John R. Gilpin (JRG) wrote most of the letters, and his wife Emma (EEG) wrote most of the diaries. Their son Vincent (VG) wrote a few letters and diaries.

Gilpin family.

Island Hopping in the Caribbean Slide Collection - circa 1950-1989

  • HMA0369
  • Collection
  • circa 1950-1989

Slides document excursions through the South Florida and a number of Caribbean islands including the American and the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Barbados, St. Croix, the Bahamas, Grenada, Aruba, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, and Puerto Rico. Florida tourist sites include Everglades National Park, Parrot Jungle, and Disney World. Includes a handwritten list of the Caribbean attractions and places, which are numbered to correspond with some of the slides for identification.

Some of the images were shot by Ulla Amel Rothermel.

Rothermel, Ulla Amel

Jean Taylor Papers - circa 1960-1983

  • HMA0067
  • Collection
  • circa 1960-1983

Research papers on settlements and people in South Dade (Miami-Dade County, Fla.), from Larkins (South Miami) and Kendall south to Homestead and Florida City, during the 1800s to 1926.

The papers hold topical folders of clippings, manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, correspondence and notes used by Jean Taylor in researching her book, The Villages of South Dade. Also includes oral history interview sound cassettes and notebooks, the typescripts for Villages of South Dade and for Culture in the Boondocks, and material for the classes that she taught on South Dade history. Also included is a student paper Jean Taylor wrote on the early history of Miami, with annotations by her teacher, Marjory Stoneman Douglas; five 1906-1907 issues of Gustav Stickley's magazine, The Craftsman, given to Jean Taylor by Patty Munroe Catlow; and a photocopy of the National Register nomination for Silver Palm schoolhouse.

Taylor, Jean

Lewis B. Whitworth Papers - 1950s-1980s

  • HMA0390
  • Collection
  • 1950s-1980s

Scrapbooks and folders contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, campaign materials and photographic prints pertaining to Whitworth's involvement in public life and his social activities. Some government publications and newsletters from various county and state organizations are also included.

 

Biographical Note: Miami-Dade County as a Hialeah Councilman, Dade County Commissioner, State Representative in the Florida House of Representatives and elected circuit court judge. As commissioner, Whitworth secured federal funds to reimburse the county for medical aid given to Cuban refugees at Jackson Memorial Hospital. During his term as State Representative he was instrumental in the successful efforts to reform the state's judicial system and in the 1971 session, he sponsored, among others, two major bills that were signed into law. One was the marijuana felony-misdemeanor bill and the other, the nonpartisan election of judges bill

Whitworth, Lewis B

McCormick family diaries - 1884-1914

  • HMA0361
  • Collection
  • 1884-1914

Thirty four autograph diaries by two members of the McCormick family record events of their lives in South Florida and Philadelphia at the turn of the century. Florida locations include Hypoluxo, Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Dade County, probably in the Coconut Grove area

Brookfield, Charles Mann, 1903-1988