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A Guide to the Florida Agricultural College Records

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
February 2010


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Florida Agricultural College (Lake City, Fla.)
Title: Florida Agricultural College Records
Dates: 1870-1905
Bulk dates: 1899-1905
Abstract: Correspondence of President Thomas H. Taliaferro of the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City, as well as correspondence of W. P. Jernigan, the college's auditor and bookkeeper and was clerk of the college's Board of Trustees.
Extent: 1.8 Linear feet. 4 boxes, 1 volume.
Identification: Series 162
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Series 162 contains the correspondence of President Thomas H. Taliaferro of the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City. Also included are miscellaneous documents from that institution and the correspondence of W. P. Jernigan, who served as the college's auditor and bookkeeper and was clerk of the college's Board of Trustees. Documents for 1894-1898 are few and include several letters of President W. F. Yocum. Correspondence with W. E. French at the Narcoosee cattle ranch station was found in the papers of Raymond Becker. The correspondence is continued in Series P3, Administrative policy records of Andrew Sledd. Sledd served as the last president of the Florida Agricultural College (renamed the University of Florida in 1903) and the first president of the University of Florida in Gainesville.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Florida Agricultural College Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Volume
1 Letterbook of W. P. Jernigan. 1899-1901
Box
1 Yocum correspondence. 1897-1902
1 Correspondence with W. E. French at Narcoosee cattle station. 1900-1901
1 Taliaferro correspondence (6 folders). 1901-1902
2 Taliaferro correspondence (7 folders). 1903-1904
3 Alumni
3 Annual cadet ball. 1895
3 Athletic Association. 1904
3 Board of Trustees. 1894-1904
3 Building specifications, Science Hall and Gymnasium
3 Business Office, Correspondence (3 folders). 1901-1905
3 Commencements. 1896; 1901-1903
3 Debating societies
3 Land titles and deeds
3 Reports. 1895-1896
4 Reports. 1870-1893
4 Reports (3 folders). 1898-1904
4 Restraining order forbidding sewage disposal in Alligator Lake. 1903
4 Valedictory speech, L.C. Maguire (photocopy). 1905

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