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Bahamas, Cuba & Florida photograph albums, 1898-1920s.
2 albums (158 photographic prints).
Views include buildings and children in Nassau and Havana, the Royal Palm Hotel, Miami River, St. Augustine, Seminole Indians, etc.
Purchased from Stan Cooper, 1990.
Photo albums. Box 18

Baker, George G.
School report cards and memorabilia, 1937-1947.
30 items.
Most of this collection pertains to Miami Edison Senior High School. Other schools include Highland Park and Shadowlawn elementary schools, and Robert E. Lee Junior High.
Gift of George G. Baker, 1986.
MS Box 28

Ball, Mona, collector.
Democratic and Republican National Conventions, Miami Beach, 1972.
ca. 15 items.
Clippings and newspapers primarily concern the Republican convention. The news magazine is a welcome guide for conventioneers. Of note are cartoons and a column by cartoonist Gary Trudeau.
The Republican and Democratic National Conventions were both held on Miami Beach in 1972.
Gift of Mona Ball, 1994.
MS Box 60

Bank of Bay Biscayne (Miami, Fla.)
Promissory note, 1901 May 20.
1 leaf ; 8 x 21 cm.
Three months' note for $200, signed by Peter Luccidi, on printed bank form.
Gift of W. R. Oglesby, 1987.
MS Box 35

Barker, Violet Stephens, collector.
Scrapbook on plants, trees and flowers in Florida, 1920s-1930s.
1 v. (ca. 100 items).
"Miscellaneous scenes and material about plants, trees and flowers in various parts of Florida, including views of Lake Pancoast and the Pancoast Hotel interior at Miami Beach" -- label on front cover.
Most of the clippings are from Beautiful Florida, a monthly periodical published in Winter Park.
Gift of Violet Stephens Barker.
Scrapbooks. Box 1

Battle, Bertha S.
Abstract of title, 1883 March 22-1908 July 2.
12 leaves ; 33 cm.
Typed transcript of a series of deeds connected with Section 19, Twp. 56 South, Range 39 East, dating from an 1883 deed to Sir Edward James Reed, until Bertha Battle buys 40 acres from the Model Land Company in 1907.
Title search was handled by the Security Abstract Company in 1908. As the papers are endorsed for G. B. Battle a year after Bertha Battle bought her land, the occasion may have been a further transfer of ownership.
MS Box 40

Bay View House hotel register page, 1895 March 29-1895 April 18.
1 p. ; 34 cm.
Signatures on lined yellow paper include those of W. H. Fulford, House of Refuge, Ojus; Eunice Isabella Peacock; Sam Filer of Filer Grove; James Nugent.
Charles and Isabella Peacock operated the Bay View House in Coconut Grove. Better known as Peacock Inn, it was the South Florida mainland's first hotel.
MS Box 40

Becerra, Cesar.
Logging industry of the Big Cypress Swamp : typescript (photocopy),1993.
59 leaves.
History of the logging industry in Big Cypress Swamp. Includes material on C. J. Jones, who operated one of Florida's largest logging companies in Jerome.
Gift of Cesar Becerra, 1994.
MS Box 55

Becker, W. H.
Rivo Alto lot, Biscayne Bay : mortgage deed, 1922 July 12.
2 p. ; 35 cm.
Mortgage deed for 750 dollars on a lot on "Rivo Alto," an island on Biscayne Bay. Purchasers were W. H. and G. H. Becker; holder of the mortgage was the Bay Biscayne Improvement Company.
MS Box 40

Belmore Florida Land Company.
Broadsides and brochure, 1885.
3 items.
Brochure with illustrations and floor plans for eight prefabricated homes; two broadsides advertising sale of stock in the company, and describing plans for a railroad extension and hotel.
One of a number of land promotions of the time, the Florida Land Company, (offices in Chicago and Jacksonville; J. H. Plummer, president), had land for sale in Clay County, and attempted to raise funds for constructing a 500-room hotel in the projected town of Belmore. A Handbook of Florida (1891), p. 16, shows Belmore as the last station on the Western Railway of Florida.
Gift of Milton Sadoff, 1989.
MS Box 47

Bennett, Andrew L. Jr.
Postcards written to Andrew Bennett at Army Air Corps headquarters, Miami Beach, Florida, 1942.
5 items.
Postcards are addressed to Private Andrew Bennett, Headquarters Squad, Replacement Training Center, 580th Technical School Squad, and at the Marlin Hotel, 1200 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
World War II brought thousands of young men to South Florida, especially Miami Beach, where hotels were taken over by the Armed Forces. Many of them returned after the war to become residents.
Gift of Andrew Bennett, 1989.
MS Box 44

Berning, Cyane collector.
Papers, 1908-1950s.
4 folders.
Collection includes a double fold from the Miami Metropolis, 1908 January 24; letter, 1927 February 14, on Miami Chamber of Commerce letterhead with list of members and Miami statistics on verso; Citrus Grove and Miami High School memorabilia from 1940s and 1950s; broadsides and clippings on the 1926 hurricane.
Gift of Cyane Berning, 1986.
MS Box 29

Berning family.
Miami Power Squadron records, 1940s.
1 box (0.4 linear ft.)
Pamphlets, correspondence and clippings on the Miami Power Squadron.
Cyane Berning's parents were active in the formation of this organization, which did much war work during World War II and promoted water safety classes.
Gift of Cyane Berning, 1988.
Forms part of the Cyane Berning collection.

Bernstein, Irving D., collector.
War ration books, 1942-1943.
6 items.
Six World War II ration books, issued to Morris and Betsy Oboler, Miami Beach.
MS Box 15

Beta Sigma Phi. Nu Chapter, Miami, Fla.
Scrapbook, 1938-1942.
1 v. ; 30 x 26 cm.
Arranged in rough chronological order.
Clippings, photographic prints, programs, postcards and announcements document the establishment and early years of the sorority chapter in Miami, its conferences, particularly one held in 1940 at the Tatum Hotel, Miami Beach, and personal events in the lives of its members.
Beta Sigma Phi is a non-academic society for women between the ages of 20 and 30, with "education and friendship" as its aims. It was started in 1931, sponsored by the Kansas City Educational Association. In April 1938 the Miami chapter formed, joining a group of several hundred other chapters around the country.
Gift of Doris Brinkley Kinsell, 1983.

Bellamy, Jeanne, collector.
Papers primarily on water resources, 1931-1975.
8 boxes (9 linear ft.)
Papers arranged by topic in folders.
Correspondence arranged chronologically.
Collection covers committee, agency and individual writings on the Everglades, the Biscayne aquifer, Lake Okeechobee, Biscayne Bay, urban growth and farming impacts on water resources, saltwater intrusion, flood control, and related water issues. Other material included: South Florida (later Variety, now Miami) Children's Hospital under construction; a 1960 plan to revitalize Miami's downtown business district, and a 1976 Dade County Public Schools report.
Water--its use and conservation--has been hotly debated in South Florida for years. The 1947 floods and the droughts of the early 1970s triggered governmental and civic action. Journalist, banker and civic activist Jean Bellamy, was involved in much of this. In the 1930s she came to Miami and worked as an investigative journalist for the Miami Tribune. In 1937 it was bought out by the Miami Herald, who kept her on the staff and assigned her to environmental and government matters. She served on a number of boards and committees, including the Citizens Committee on Water Control, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Authority, and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.
Gift of Jeanne Bellamy Bills.

Biscayne Engineering Company.
Field books, 1898-1924.
40 items (2.5 linear ft.)
Field notes from land surveys conducted primarily in Dade County. Properties surveyed include: Richmond property at Cutler (i.e., Charles Deering Estate); Vizcaya; Cape Florida; Charles Deering estate at Buena Vista; prairie lands of northeast Dade County; Montrey Corp. subdivision; Carl Fisher and Hugh Matheson homes; Lawrence Estate (Miami River); Key Largo Club; Halcyon Hotel; Seybold Arcade; etc.
Surveying company. Conducted land surveys in Miami, Dade County, and southeast Florida, 1898 to present.
Gift of Biscayne Engineering Company, 1994.
Related artifacts (surveying equipment) in the Objects Collection.

Biscayne Park Estates brochures and maps, 1921-1928.
12 items.
Brochures and maps used to advertise the Biscayne Park Estates subdivision.
Biscayne Park Estates was developed by nurseryman Arthur Griffing, who also landscaped Carl Fisher's Miami Beach projects. In 1920 he began acquiring and developing land along the Dixie Highway north of Miami. In 1926, Biscayne Park Estates became part of the newly incorporated Miami Shores.
Gift of Mary Alice Baer, 1994.
MS Box 56

Bishop, Carl T., Mrs.
Account of trip to Lions' convention in Miami : journal, 1927.
1 v.
Handwritten journal, illustrated with postcards, clippings, brochures, photographic prints and other memorabilia, traces the "Camp Special" train trip for the Pennsylvania Delegation to the Lions' Club Convention in Miami in 1927. Also includes programs for the convention, a list of the Pennsylvania delegates, package tour details and a route for the Lions' motorcade through Coral Gables.
In a Miami trying to recover from the effects of the 1926 hurricane and the land bust, a successful Lions' convention was extremely important. This journal, probably written by Mrs. C. T. Bishop, includes descriptions of the towns at which they stopped as well as the conventioneer wives' activities.
MS Box 52

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.
Failures in Florida : typed transcript of articles, 1902 January-June.
10 leaves.
British account of the difficulties of Florida pioneer living and citrus farming.
Material originally appeared in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 171, January-June, 1902. Articles in Blackwood's were generally unsigned, as is this one.
Gift of Charlton W. Tebeau, 1975.
MS Box 37

Bonawit, Oby.
Genealogical record lists, 1977-1978.
4 items.
Collection includes a listing of genealogical sources and family papers relating to South Florida and the Bahamas; a brief description of the Florida State Census, 1855; and two papers on : Homesteaders in the Miami area and a list of Dade County poll tax payers, 1894.
Genealogical researcher and author of Miami, Florida: Early Families and Records (Miami: Bonawit, 1980).
Gift of Oby Bonawit.
MS Box 37

Boswell, Hillman.
Letters to Col. D. B. McKay describing the death and burial of Chief Tigertail : carbon copies, 1951 July.
5 items.
Two drafts of a letter with extracts from Sprague's History of the Florida War (D. Appleton & Co., 1847) pertaining to Chief Tigertail's capture and death.
MS Box 49

Boyer, Samuel A., compiler.
Golf tournaments, 1923-1931.
1 album (100 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in.).
Views of players and tournaments at La Gorce County Club (Miami Beach) and of sports fishing trips off Miami Beach. Brief captions.

Boyer, Samuel A., collector.
Brickell leather correspondence folder : folder and biographical notes on Boyer, 1920s-1968.
Folder: 1 v. ; 29 cm.
Notes: 4 leaves.
Embossed leather folder with gold decoration carries cloth label: Brickell/Miami, Fla. and is also stamped in ink with the same text. Manuscript notes pertain to the life of Samuel Boyer.
Samuel Boyer was active in the hotel business in Miami in the 1920s, and later owned an orange grove in Fort Pierce.
Gift of Samuel A. Boyer, 1968.
Scrapbooks. Box 1

Brady, Alice Frederick.
Pioneers of South Florida : John Stanley Frederick and Antoinette Elizabeth Frederick : typescript, 1954.
3 leaves.
MS Box 6

Brickell family.
Papers of the Brickell family, 1871-1955.
5 boxes (4 linear ft.)
Two boxes contain folders with items grouped either topically or chronologically. The other three boxes contain ledgers, a register and a time book.
Financial and legal records, ledgers, and business correspondence; there is a small amount of personal correspondence primarily from the 1920s. Also included: two letters by William Jennings Bryan; material about E.G. Sewell, mayor of Miami; Alligator Key Lighthouse visitor's book; and a photocopy of a 1927 Chamber of Commerce program, transferring "muck land" from the Seminoles.
Original of the Chamber of Commerce program is the property of the Miami Board of Realtors.
William and Mary Brickell came to South Florida from Ohio in 1871, settling on Brickell Point just south of the Miami River mouth. They paid cash for the land extending south to Coconut Grove and west to Second Avenue. The Brickells established a trading post and their daughter Alice ran the first post office. When Henry Flagler brought the railway to Miami population boomed. The Brickells sold land to new residents, constructed houses for rent or sale, and built apartments, notably the Brickell and Bulmer apartment houses. William died in 1908; Mary in 1922. They were survived by three sons and five daughters. The last member of the family, Maude Brickell, died in the family home in 1960. Before her death Maude had sold the estate. After much public debate, the house was demolished in 1962.
Register available in library; folder level control.
Acquired in 1962 by David T. Alexander, director of the Historical Association of Southern Florida, prior to the demolition of the Brickell home.
MS Box 8, M56E, MS Box 36


Brickell, Maude E., 1873-1960.
Florida National Bank checkbooks and box, 1950s?
1 box.
Unused Florida National Bank checks, imprinted with Maude Brickell's name and her address at 501 Brickell Avenue.
Maude Brickell, last surviving child of Miami pioneers William and Mary Brickell, died in 1960.
Gift of Carole Snyder, 1990.
MS Box 48

Brickell, William B.
Bulmer and Brickell apartments bills and receipts, 1917-1935 (bulk 1918-1919).
2 folders (ca. 50 items)
Receipts by local Miami firms are dated mainly in 1918-1919 and deal with the construction, insurance, furnishings and services for the Bulmer Apartments, and for the Brickell Apartments which had been built earlier. Also included are a 1935 lawn service bill, and statements from Miss Harris' School for the education of the young Brickells.
The Brickell and Bulmer apartment houses were across the street from each other. Now called 8th Street (or the Trail), the street was originally 20th Street. After their construction, William B. Brickell and his wife Olive lived at the Bulmer Apartments.
Gift of Giulio V. Blanc, 1989.
MS Box 40

Bright, James H.
Probate papers, etc., 1941-1962.
4 items.
Collection consists of a studio photograph, a typed list and ledger book of probate expenditures and income, and a book, Salesmen Built America, written by the chairman of the Board of Edison General Electric Appliance Company, with James H. Bright's name embossed on the front cover.
South Florida cattle rancher, Hialeah developer, founder of Hialeah Park horse race track. Introduced Brahman cattle to South Florida, 1911. Lived 1861-1959.
Gift of Samuel D. La Roue, Jr., 1992.
MS Box 53

Bright, John Irwin.
A Preliminary report for Coconut Grove, Florida, on the subject of a town plan, 1920 December.
56 leaves.
Includes map with locations of existing buildings, and diagrams showing proposed structures that were to be executed in the Mediterranean Revival style. Bright recommended moving the Black Grove community west of US 1 and the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. Using "a benevolent leadership" he proposed a design which would provide separate civic, commercial, cultural amenities, and include communal bath houses for men and women.
John Irwin Bright was an architect in Philadelphia.
Gift of Jeff Blakley, 1989.
MS Box 44

Brite, James R.
History of aviation in Miami : typescript, 1957?
[203] leaves ; 28 cm.
In two folders.
Discusses Miami area pioneers in aviation, airlines, aircraft, airports, routes, aircraft maintenance industry, etc. Dated information included comes up to early 1957.
Forms part of the Literary Manuscripts collection.
Gift of James R. Brite, 1958.
LMS Box 4

Brock, Hanson, Mrs. [?]
Audubon Society in South Florida, 1905-1947 : typescript, 1948?
10 leaves.
Attribution of authorship based on penciled notations on typescript.

Brookfield, Charles Mann, 1903-1988.
Papers, 1920s-1980s.
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Arranged in folders by topic.
Correspondence, clippings, photographic prints, articles and files reflect Brookfield's interest as a Florida Keys lodge host, writer, environmentalist, fisherman, marine archaeology enthusiast, treasure hunter, and real estate investor. Correspondence includes letters on the early efforts of the Audubon Society to secure a portion of the James Deering estate as an Audubon bird sanctuary. Photographic prints are of the Bahamas, Elliott Key, and Florida, and date from the 1930s-1980s; most are identified. Also included is a typed transcript of TMS Winchester's 1694 log book.
Charles Brookfield was born in Philadelphia, and followed the land rush to Miami in 1924. He built a boat, the Manatee, and settled on Elliott Key, where he operated Ledbury Lodge, a wilderness retreat, for a number of years. From 1934-1936 he assisted the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in charting the Keys and Florida Bay. In 1940 he discovered the wreck of TMS Winchester off the coast of Key Largo; with Hugh Matheson he retrieved cannons and other artifacts from the site. A lifelong preservationist, he was a leading member of the Audubon Societies in which he participated for 22 years until his retirement in 1968. In 1946, he was appointed Audubon Refuge Manager in the Shark River Valley of Everglades National Park, and conducted tours for a number of years. He helped found Tropical Audubon Society, and participated in the establishment of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
Inventory in the repository; folder level control.
Brookfield willed his house to the Tropical Audubon Society. The Society in turn presented the historical material to HASF, 1990.
As a separate holding, the library has 34 diaries from the McCormick family, dating from 1884 to 1914, which Brookfield acquired from an unknown source.
MS Box 3, MS Box 47, M92B

Brookfield, Charles Mann, 1903-1988, interviewee.
Typed transcript of oral history interview, ca. 1980.
20 leaves.
Interview conducted by Love Dean.
Relates to Brookfield's experiences and research in southern Biscayne Bay and northern Key Largo during the 1920s and 1930s. Brookfield discusses Carysfort Reef Light, fishing, working for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Ledbury Lodge (Brookfield's home on Elliott Key), the origins of place names, pirates, hoe-downs and square-dancing in Coconut Grove and South Miami, the Ku Klux Klan, and Parson Jones.
Gift of William M. Straight, 1992.
Oral History Transcripts

Brown, Marshall Judge, compiler.
Florida land boom scrapbooks, 1925-1927.
2 v.
A remarkable collection of magazine articles, newspaper clippings, cartoons, and advertisements chronicling the Florida land fever in the mid-twenties, the first rumors of the bust, and the destructive effects of the 1926 storms, shown by clippings from the Pittsburgh Post, the Daily Mirror, etc. Magazines represented are national ones such as Liberty, Saturday Evening Post (including a long series of articles by Kenneth Roberts and a story by Marjory Stoneman Douglas), Literary Digest, Forbes, Financial World, and American Mercury. Syndicated cartoons, a real highlight of these scrapbooks, include Tillie the toiler, Barnie Google, Gasoline Alley, Mutt and Jeff, and Moon Mullins.
Judge Marshall Brown, of Pittsburgh, became fascinated by the Florida land boom and created these two remarkable scrapbooks--but never visited Florida himself.
Gift of Pat and Ben Aiken, 1979.

Brownell, T. C.
Harbor development project, Miami, Florida : report, 1940s?
1 v.
Includes sketch of downtown Miami with proposed port expansion and maps indicating trade routes between Miami, South America, and Europe; charts of the Bay between Miami and Miami Beach, with proposed commercial and pleasure craft facilities, and tables of related costs.
T.C. Brownell was associate professor at the University of Miami and Howard Knight, who signed the downtown sketch, was a Coral Gables architect.
MS Box 36

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.
Letter to Sutton & Gibson, Jewelry Company, Miami, Fla., 1925 July 5.
1 leaf ; 14 x 21 cm.
Letter forwarding a check for ten dollars in response to a bill from Sutton & Gibson, Miami jewelers. On stationary imprinted with Bryan's name and address: "Marymont," Coconut Grove, Fla. Body of letter typed, with autograph signature. Note written in ink, lower left corner: This was received the day that W.J. Bryan left Miami for the trial at Dayton, Tenn. -- D. B. Sutton.
William Jennings Bryan had been a resident of Miami since 1915. In the 1920s he built Marymont, named for his wife, Mary, in Coconut Grove. They had been living there for about a year when he wrote this letter. He died July 26, 1925, after the bitter courtroom battle of the Scopes trial.
Gift of Martha Oswald, 1979.
MS Box 8

Bryant, F. H.
Dinner Key Naval Air Station : aviator's flight log book and memoranda, 1943-1945.
3 items.
Log book with flight hours, destinations, crew; memoranda on personnel assignments.
F. H. Bryant was a Specialist 1st Class, listed as a radioman or radio operator.
Gift of Marjorie F. Bryant, 1985.
MS Box 28

Bryant, Franklin H., collector.
World War I at Brunswick, Ga., and Dinner Key, Fla. : photograph album, 1917-1919.
1 album.
Photograph album centering around aircraft, naval aviation and life at Brunswick, Ga., and at Dinner Key, Fla., Naval Air Stations during World War I. Photographic prints, mostly snapshots, of Miami, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove include two R. B. Hoit aerial views of the Royal Palm Hotel.
Gift of Marjorie F. Bryant, 1985.
MS Box 30

Bryant, Marjorie F., collector.
Papers relating to school years at Redland Junior and Senior High Schools, 1936-1941.
25 items.
Report cards, diplomas, class reports and student memorabilia, primarily for Redland Farmlife High School.
Marjorie Bryant was one of 35 seniors in the class of 1941 at the high school serving the Redland farm district.
Gift of Marjorie F. Bryant, 1985.
MS Box 30

Buck, James, d. 1927.
Biscayne sketches and diary, 1877-1878.
2 items.
Reminiscences of Biscayne Bay region, Dade County, Fla.
James Buck settled in Coconut Grove, 1877-1878. After six months of pioneer life, he returned to Massachusetts and wrote Biscayne Sketches.
Gift of Paul A. Clifford, 1955.
Biscayne Sketches published in Tequesta, no. XXXIX (1979).
MS Box 58

Budge, Harry C., 1872-1943.
Guest book for the funeral of Harry C. Budge, 1943.
1 v.
Includes guest signatures, a memorial radio broadcast script from the Miami Broadcasting Company, obituary clippings and other memorabilia.
Businessman. Moved to Miami from Titusville, 1896. Manager of F. T. Budge mercantile store; postmaster; general manager E. B. Douglas Company department store; first president of the Miami Pioneers club.
MS Box 14

Bufman, Zev, collector.
Playbills, 1950s-1988.
12 boxes (9 cubic ft.)
Playbills are arranged by theaters, and chronologically under each theater; first within South and Central Florida, followed by productions in New Orleans, New York and Norfolk, Virginia.
The collection chronicles primarily productions that Mr. Bufman orchestrated in Florida during the 1970s and 1980s. There are a few playbills for the Coconut Grove Playhouse, 1950s-1960s, which predate his involvement, and some playbills from his productions in cities outside Florida, but 10 of the 12 boxes contain playbills from Florida theaters.
Theater impresario Zev Bufman presented his Broadway series in several Florida cities including Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando and St. Petersburg.
Register available in library : folder level control.
Gift of Zev and Velma Bufman, 1989.

Buhler, Theodore, Mrs.
Biscayne National Monument correspondence, 1965.
8 items.
Typed drafts of her letters urging the creation of an Islandia National Monument; three responses, and a card from Robert W. Read, botanist, urging such letters. Correspondents include congressmen, the governor of Florida, and Mayor Hall of the Dade County Commission.
The chain of islands in south Biscayne Bay now forming Biscayne National Park was once an incorporated municipality and developer's dream called Islandia. Hotly contested during the 1960s by environmentalists vs. developers, the area was set aside as a national monument in 1968.
Gift of Mrs. Theodore Buhler, 1980.
MS Box 15

Burnett, Myrtle.
Hurricane effects in Miami : letters (photocopies) and biographical sketches, 1926-1992.
3 items.
The letters describe Myrtle Burnett's experiences during the 1926 hurricane and were written to her family. Collection also includes a biographical sketch of Burnett written by her daughter, Gloria Branham Burnam.
Gift of Lamar Louise Curry, 1992.
MS Box 53

Burpee, Robert W.
Grady Norton : hurricane forecaster and communicator extraordinaire : typescript and photocopies of clippings, 1988.
Typescript: 23 leaves.
Clippings (photocopies): 27 leaves.
Biography of Grady Norton; photocopies of reports on Florida and West Indies hurricanes from the Monthly Weather Review, 1928-1948; and photocopies of articles on Norton from the newsletter, Weather Bureau Topics.
Meteorologists. Grady Norton was Senior Hurricane Forecaster in the U.S. Weather Bureau from 1935 to 1954, and in charge of the Joint Hurricane Warning Center at Miami. Burpee is with the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA, Miami.
Gift of Robert Burpee, 1988.
MS Box 37

Button, Florence.
Journal in The Little Colonel's good times book, 1914-1924.
1 v. ; 20 cm.
Diary of a young woman, begun in 1914 as a 16 year old in Evanston, Illinois. She moves to Miami in 1920 and the diary ends in 1924. Charles and Patsy Crandon are listed in the birthday section, and Florence quotes Marjory Stoneman Douglas's praise as a great event.
"The Little Colonel's good times book" was popular as a gift to young women. It combined advice from much loved author Annie Fellowes Johnson, with lined pages designed for individual journals. Florence Button, who lost her mother to the 1918 flu epidemic, came to Miami with her father in December 1920. The last entry in the journal is for 1924.
Gift of Robert S. Carr, 1988.
MS Box 48



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