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A Guide to the Alachua County Abstract Company Records

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Alachua County Abstract Company (Gainesville, Fla.)
Title: Alachua County Abstract Company Records
Dates: 1874-1930
Abstract: Business records of the company. Includes correspondence, tax bills, receipts, and notices concerning lands in Alachua County.
Extent: 7.5 Linear feet. 20 Boxes.
Identification: Ms 1
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Alachua Country Abstract Company is the oldest firm of its kind for North Central Florida and the Gainesville region. Presidents of company have included Lindon K. Rawlins, William C. Jackson, Barney R. Colson, Sr., and Barney R. Colson, Jr.


Scope and Content

Business records of the company. Includes correspondence, tax bills, receipts, and notices concerning lands in Alachua County. Also includes abstracts of titles for Paynes Prairie.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alachua County Abstract Company Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Barney R. Colson, Jr.


Contents List

Box
1 1874 - 1896, June
2 1896, July - 1897, July
3 1897, August - 1989, October
4 1898, November - 1899, April
5 1899, May - October
6 1899, November - 1900
7 1901 - 1904
8 1904 - 1905
9 1905 - 1906
10 1906 - 1907
11 1907 - 1909
12 1909 - 1912
13 1912 - 1915
14 1915 - 1916
15 1917 - 1919
16 1920 - 1922
17 1923 - 1926
18 1927 - 1930
19 Paynes Prairie abstracts of titles 24966-36332
20 Paynes Prairie abstracts of titles 38068-26080

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Colson, Barney R.
Colson, Barney R., Sr.
Jackson, William C.
Land titles -- Florida -- Alachua County.
Rawlins, Lindon K.
Title companies -- Florida -- Alachua County.



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