Special & Area Studies Collections
PO Box 117005
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
205 Smathers Library
Gainesville, FL 32611-7005
(Physical address: 1508 Union Rd)

Email: special@uflib.ufl.edu
Phone: 352.273.2755
Fax: 352.846.2746


The Department of Special and Area Studies Collections offers for sale a number of publications associated with the collections. They range from a book on royal subsidies paid to Spanish Florida to the catalogue of the Parkman Dexter Howe collection to signed copies of John D. MacDonald's novel Condominium.

The Florida Situado: Quantifying the First Eighty Years, 1571-1651. By Engel Sluiter. 1985. 20 p. with folded chart; paperback.

This monograph is the first systematic study of the annual royal subsidy (situado) paid to Spanish Florida. It is based upon extensive research among the surviving accounts of the Vera Cruz and Mexico City treasuries, and on the correspondence between the treasury officials and the crown, which are preserved in the Archives of the Indies in Seville.

The Medical Profession in 19th Century Florida : a Biographical Register. By E. Ashby Hammond. 1996. 785 p.; hardcover

Los Sobrevivientes de la Florida: The Survivors of the De Soto Expedition. By Ignacio Avellaneda. 1990. 104 p.; paperback.
In recent years, no single Spanish Conquistador has ever received greater attention from historians, archaeologists and various government agencies, than Hernando de Soto. This monograph, examining the survivors of his expedition to Florida, brings new information to light through the study of the De Soto materials found in the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History.

Rave or Rage: The Critics and John D. MacDonald. By Walter and Jean Shine. 1993. 261 p.
An annotated guide to over 2,000 published pieces evaluating JDM.

Condominium: A Novel. By John D. MacDonald. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1977. 447 p.
First edition, special autographed copy in cooperation with the Dept. of Special Collections.

The Parkman Dexter Howe Library. Sidney Ives, general editor.  1983-1994.
An important part of the arrangements made during the fall of 1980 for the acquisition of the Parkman Dexter Howe Library of New England authors was the commitment to produce a printed catalogue.  From 1983 to its completion in 1994, the catalogue grew to ten parts with descriptions of the works of 22 authors as well as a section on early New England.  Printed in a limited edition by the Stinehour Press and the Meriden Gravure Company, the Catalogue is also available online.

French Revolutionary Pamphlets at the University of Florida. By Laura V. Monti. 1971. 166 p.
A checklist of 2,800 pamphlets acquired by the History Department in 1957. The list supplements the pamphlet materials already in the Library catalog. Includes a subject index.
Digital version available online and several of the Revolutionary Pamphlets are available online.

A Calendar of Rochambeau Papers at the University of Florida Libraries. By Laura V. Monti. 1972. Map, 329 p.
The Institut Francais de Washington and the Society for French Historical Studies, in order to further research in the French American field, awarded jointly in 1971 the Chinard Prize to the publication of a calendar of the papers of General Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur de Rochambeau. The bulk of the material is from the period of the Haitian Revolution 1791-1804.
Digital version available online.

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