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A Guide to the James Alexander Robertson Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2011


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Robertson, James Alexander, 1873-1939
Title: James Alexander Robertson Papers
Dates: 1926-1939
Abstract: Materials collected by historian and archivist James Alexander Robertson relating to a bibliography of Florida history.
Extent: 8 Linear feet. 27 boxes.
Identification: MS 85
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

James Alexander Robertson (1873-1939) was an editor, bibliographer, archivist, and historical expert for the Florida State Historical Society, specializing in the Spanish colonial period. He was a native of Pennsylvania, graduated from Western Reserve University in 1896, and was a research professor at Stetson University in Florida from 1923 to 1932.


Scope and Content

The papers of historian James Alexander Robertson primarily pertain to a bibliography of Floridiana covering 1500 to 1926. These files, which apparently were gathered 1932-1933, are arranged in chronological order and include notes, index cards and notebooks. In addition to the bibliography materials, the collection includes Robertson's translations of Spanish archival records and notes on subjects such as British East Florida, Richard Keith Call, and West Florida. The collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, including James Grant, Arthur P. Whitaker, and the Florida State Historical Society.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Alexander Robertson Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Bibliography of Floridiana


Box
1 15-? (includes Escobedo)
1 1512
1 1517
1 1519
1 1520
1 1521
1 1521 (Martyr, Peter)
1 1524
1 1525
1 1526
1 1527
1 1529 (Apianus)
1 1532 (includes Hutlech)
1 1535 (includes Oviedo)
1 1536 (includes Brocardus)
1 1537
1 1538
1 1539 (includes DeSoto)
1 1539 (Biedma)
2 1540
2 1541
2 1542 (includes Cabeza de Vaca)
2 1543
2 1548
2 1549
2 1552 (Munster)
2 1553 (Gomara)
2 1555
2 1556 (includes Ramusio)
2 1557 (includes Theuet)
2 1557 (Gent. of Elvas)
2 1558
2 1559
2 1560
2 1561
2 1563
2 1564
3 1552 (Las Casas)
3 1552 (Las Casas)
3 1552 (Las Casas)
3 1552 (Las Casas)
3 1552 (Las Casas)
4 1565
4 1565 (Benzoni)
4 1566 (includes Le Challeux)
4 1567 (includes Gourgues)
4 1568
4 1569
4 1570 (includes Girava)
4 1570 (Belleforest)
4 1571
4 1572
4 1573
4 1574 (includes Monardes)
5 1575
5 1576
5 1577
5 1578
5 1579
5 1580
5 1581
5 1582 (Hakluyt) (2 folders)
5 1582 (includes Popeliniere)
5 1583
5 1584
5 1585
5 1586 (includes Laudonniere)
5 1586 (Drake)
5 1587
5 1588
5 1589
6 1590 (includes Acosta)
6 1591
6 1591 (DeBry and Le Moyne)
6 1592
6 1593
6 1595
6 1596 (Davila)
6 1596 (includes Padilla; Luisschoten; Magini)
6 1597 (includes Wytfliet)
6 1598
6 1599 (includes Abbot)
7 16-?
7 1600
7 1601 (Herrera) (2 folders)
7 1602 (includes Brereton)
7 1603
7 1604
7 1605 (includes Champlain)
7 1605 (Garcilasso de la Vega)
7 1606
7 1607 (includes Mercator)
7 1608
8 1609 (includes Lescarbot)
8 1610
8 1611
8 1612 (includes Pareja)
8 1613
8 1614 (includes Avity)
8 1615
8 1617
8 1618
8 1619
8 1620
8 1621
8 1622
8 1623
8 1624
8 1625 (includes Laet)
8 1626
9 1627 (includes Barcia)
9 1628
9 1629
9 1630
9 1631
9 1632 (includes Diaz de Castello)
9 1634
9 1639
9 1640
9 1642
9 1643
9 1644
9 1645
9 1647
9 1649
9 1650
9 1651
9 1652
9 1653
9 1655
9 1656
9 1657
9 1658
9 1659
9 1664
9 1665
9 1666-1968
9 1669
9 1670
10 1671
10 1672
10 1673
10 1674
10 1675
10 1676
10 1677
10 1678
10 1679
10 1680
10 1681
10 1682
10 1683
10 1684
10 1685
10 1686
10 1687
10 1688
10 1689
10 1690
10 1691
10 1692
10 1693
10 1694
10 1695
10 1696
10 1697
10 1698
10 1699
10 1699 (Dickinson)
11 17-?
11 1700
11 1701
11 1702
11 1703
11 1704
11 1705
11 1706
11 1707
11 1708
11 1709
11 1710
11 1711
11 1712
11 1713
11 1715
11 1716
11 1717
11 1718
11 1719
11 1720
11 1721
11 1722
11 1723
11 1724
11 1725
11 1726
11 1728
11 1729
11 1730
11 1731
11 1732
11 1733
11 1735
11 1736
11 1737
11 1738
11 1739
11 1740
11 1741
11 1742
11 1743
11 1744
12 1745
12 1746
12 1747
12 1749
12 1751
12 1752
12 1753
12 1754
12 1755
12 1756
12 1757
12 1758
12 1759
12 1760 (includes Salmon)
12 1761
12 1762
12 1763
12 1764
12 1765
12 1766 (includes Stork)
12 1767
12 1768
12 1769
12 1770
12 1771
12 1772
12 1773
12 1774
12 1775
13 1776
13 1777
13 1778
13 1779
13 1780
13 1781
13 1782
13 1783
13 1784
13 1785
13 1786
13 1787
13 1788
13 1789
13 1790
13 1791
13 1792
13 1793
13 1794
13 1795
13 1796
13 1797
13 1798
13 1799
14 1800
14 1801
14 1802
14 1803
14 1804
14 1805
14 1806
14 1807
14 1808
14 1809
14 1810
14 1811
14 1812
14 1813
14 1814
14 1815
14 1816
14 1817
14 1818
14 1819
14 1820
14 1821
14 1822
14 1823
14 1824
14 1825
15 1826
15 1827
15 1828
15 1829
15 1830
15 1831
15 1832
15 1833
15 1834
15 1835
15 1836
15 1837
15 1838
15 1839
15 1840
15 1841
15 1842
15 1843
15 1844
15 1845
15 1846 (includes French)
15 1847
15 1848
15 1849
15 1850
16 1851
16 1852
16 1853
16 1854
16 1855
16 1856
16 1857
16 1858
16 1859
16 1860
16 1861
16 1862
16 1863
16 1864
16 1865
16 1866
16 1867
16 1868
16 1869
16 1870
16 1871
16 1872
16 1873
16 1874
16 1875
17 1876
17 1877
17 1878
17 1879
17 1880
17 1881
17 1882
17 1883
17 1884
17 1885
17 1886
17 1887
17 1888
17 1889
18 189?
18 1890
18 1891
18 1892
18 1893
18 1894
18 1895
18 1896
18 1897
18 1898
18 1899
19 1900
19 1901
19 1902
19 1903
19 1904
19 1905
19 1906
19 1907
19 1908
19 1909
19 1910
20 1911
20 1912
20 1913
20 1914
20 1915
20 1916
20 1917
20 1918
20 1919
20 1920
20 1921 (includes Bolton)
20 1922
20 1923
20 1924
20 1925
20 1926
21 Notebooks
22 Notebooks and Note Cards
23 Miscellaneous Undated Entries
23 Maps
23 Miscellaneous Notes
23 Miscellaneous Notes
23 Non-Florida Bibliographical Entries, 1524-1927
23 Bibliography of Spanish scholars, historians, poets, etc., 16th-19th centuries
23 Report on the James A. Robertson Bibliography on Floridiana


Miscellaneous Papers


Box
24 Translations from A.G.I. papers relating to evacuation of Spanish from St. Augustine, 1763-1764 (10 folders)
24 Miscellaneous catalogues, booklists, and plates
25 Correspondence by Robertson
25 Florida State Historical Society
25 Volume 11, Early Bisayans (Philippines)
25 Notes on West Florida
25 Notes on correspondence of James Grant and papers on British East Florida
25 Notes on Richard Keith Call correspondence
25 Notes on De Soto expedition
25 Menendez coat-of-arms
25 Correspondence with Arthur P. Whitaker, 1926-1930
26 Indian Office Manuscripts (file box note cards)
27 File box note cards


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida -- History



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