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Hamburg-American Line.
My cruise to the West Indies : SS New York, 1937.
1 item.
Trip journal provided by the steamship line, with information on ports and blank space available for the passenger's personal notes. In this copy, some notes were written, but not enough to identify the individual. Also included is a newspaper clipping on the SS New York and one of its menus.
The SS New York was the flagship for the Hamburg-American Cruise Line. In 1937 it made 19-day cruises from New York through the West Indies, to South America.
MS Box 52

Hammond Realty Co.
Winona Park photographs, 1925-1926.
1 album (15 photographic prints ; 5 x 7 in.)
Views of billboards, construction, recently completed buildings, and a bus in subdivision developments. Scenes include Winona Park, Coral Gables, canals (probably Coral Gables Waterway and/or Snapper Creek), Fairlawn, Flagami, and Hialeah Park.
Album was compiled to sell real estate during the land boom. Hammond Realty headquarters were at 227 E. Flagler St., Miami.
Gift of Bill Johnson, 1993.
Photo Albums. Box 15

Hancock, Jane.
Southern Cracker vernacular : typescript, 1992.
1 item.
Alphabetical list of words and phrases, arranged by key word.
Gift of Jane Hancock, 1992.
MS Box 53

Hardie, A. L.
Coconut Grove Baseball Club contract, 1924 May 6.
1 item.
Salary agreement for Howard E. Dudley to play ball for 15 dollars per week for the Tarpons.
"Between World War I and II [South Florida] had an on-again, off-again relationship with lower-classification baseball" -- Howard Kleinberg. The Coconut Grove Tarpons may or may not have been connected with the better-known Fort Lauderdale Tarpons.
Seven related photographic prints are in the depository's photographic archives (1988-176).
MS Box 37

Harrington & Cortelyou.
Miami Canal bridge at Northwest Twenty-seventh Avenue for Dade County, Florida : architectural drawings, 1938 July ; recopied 1992.
31 sheets.
Related artifact is located in the Objects Collection.
Elevations, plans, and details for bridge and bridge tenders' houses.
Architectural firm, Kansas City, Mo. The art deco, bascule-type bridge was built between 1938 and 1940. When construction began on a replacement bridge in 1983, the Florida Dept. of Transportation donated one of the bridge tenders' houses to HASF.

Harris family.
Fort Dallas land indentures, 1870-1874.
2 leaves ; 35 cm.
Includes a typed copy of an indenture transferring 740 acres of land on the North Bank of the Miami River from Dr. Jeptha Harris to his wife, Mary. Also includes note for the purchase of 640 acres of "property known as Fort Dallas."
The Harris family's ownership of these properties came to an end when they moved back to Key West. The land eventually came into possession of the Bank of Bay Biscayne, and in 1890, much of it was purchased by Julia Tuttle.
MS Box 34

Harrison, John, collector.
Newspaper clippings pertaining to Glenn Curtiss, 1929-1930.
1 box.
Extensive collection of news clippings on the death of Glenn Curtiss, July 23, 1930. Clippings are pasted on large sheets of scrapbook paper and come from newspapers around the United States and Canada. Also includes a long article from the Miami Herald, 1929 June 2, detailing Curtiss' career and his involvement with the Miami area.
Glenn Hammond Curtiss, pioneer leader in aviation, born in Hammondsport, N. Y., on 1878 May 21. Around 1895 he opened a bicycle repair shop and begins experiments with motors. 1902: started Curtiss Manufacturing Co., produced motorcycles, gained reputation as a speed racer. 1904: set speed record at Ormond Beach, Fla. 1909: went to France with home made airplane; won Prix de Vitesse. 1910: gained great fame by flying from Albany to New York. 1916: leased land in Hialeah for a flying field; became associated with James E. Bright. 1928: gave the City of Miami 160 acres off Le Jeune Road to start a municipal airport (later to be Miami International Airport). 1930 July 23: died of complications following an appendectomy.

Hart, Eleanor.
Column with a Hart; Glamour Clinic : newspaper columns, 1954-1966.
3 boxes (4.5 cubic ft.)
Clippings are arranged chronologically in scrapbooks; scrapbooks are numbered and occasionally dated.
Clippings include the question-and-answer format Column with a Hart; the Glamour Clinic series; and general articles written by Eleanor Hart as a Miami Herald staff columnist. There are a few letters from individuals and organizations, usually thanking Miss Hart for help with a project. During these years people were moving to South Florida from other states in great numbers, and the columns include much advice on adjusting to life in a new community, as well as providing a clear reflection of contemporary social standards for women.
M30G, M31G

Hartley, William B.
Ellen and William Hartley papers, 1960s-1970s.
12 boxes (14 cubic ft.)
Working files of a husband and wife team of professional writers. Includes typescripts of two books: Osceola changes, and A Woman set apart; typescripts of articles and often the magazine issues in which the articles appeared; news clippings and other background research materials. Most material is about Florida, especially Dade County; other areas include the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Subjects with strong coverage include native American groups in Florida, treasure hunting, and well known local individuals.
For more than 20 years William and Ellen Hartley collaborated on books and magazine articles, as well as writing independently. Originally from Germany, Ellen told the story of her struggle to live in the United States in her book The Ellen Knauff story (c1954). William Brown Hartley was editor of Modern Screen and later executive editor of Redbook.
Inventory in the repository ; folder level control.
Gift of the William B. Hartley estate, 1981.
M29D-F, M30A-C, R

Havana and Miami : photograph album, ca. 1905.
1 album (24 photographic prints ; 3 x 4 in.).
Havana views include the Maine, El Templete, the cathedral, El Prado, and Old Havana. Miami views include the Royal Palm Hotel grounds, a fishing catch, citrus trees and a banana plantation. One view may be of a Key West street.
Photo albums. Box 11

Havana (Cuba), ca. 1900.
1 album (30 photographic prints ; 5 x 7 in.).
Views of churches, El Templete, plazas, wharves, Tacon theater, streets, graves of Maine sailors, the Maine, Havana and its suburbs, etc. Brief captions.
Photographs appear to have been taken shortly after the War of 1898.
Photo Albums. Box 12

Hawks, John Milton.
Coastal Volusia County, Florida, as related in Florida Gazetteer, 1870 : abstract by Ianthe Bond Hebel, in the Daytona Beach Observer : typescript, 1941 January 4.
9 leaves.
The original article continued Dr. Hawks' journey to Miami. This typescript, excerpted by Ianthe Bond Hebel, contains only the material "relating to Volusia County."
MS Box 6

Hebel, Ianthe Bond.
Captain Simmons Barnett and the Halifax River : typescript, 1953.
6 leaves.
Account of a river captain and boatbuilder who operated along the Florida coast between Jacksonville and the Halifax River.
MS Box 6

Hebel, Ianthe Bond.
The Swifts and the live oak trade : typescript, 1950.
11 leaves.
Account of the New England Swift brothers, who traded in live oak lumber in Volusia during much of the 19th century.
MS Box 6

Hebel, Ianthe Bond.
Volusia County, Florida, during the war, 1861-1865 : typescript, 1961.
1 item.
MS Box 6

Heldt, Agneta C.
History of the First Unitarian Church of Miami (Unitarian-Universalist) : typescript, 1985?
1 item (174,79 leaves) ; 28 cm.
In four folders.
Narrative covers church history and activities from its founding in 1931 through 1979, with some information from the 1980s. Unpaged appendixes at the end contain reports, members writings and other church records.
Gift of Agneta C. Heldt, 1987.
MS Box 35

Helms, Doris.
Domestic science first year class notes [Redland School] 1920-1921.
1 v. ; 27 cm.
Loose-leaf notebook includes recipes, room design layouts, etc.
Gift of Earl D. Waldin, 1986.
MS Box 31

Herin family.
Papers, 1895-1959.
1 box (1 cubic ft.)
Records for the Abnerholm Hotel and other business and social activities of Mrs. Carolyn Herin and her family. Documents include ledger sheets for Abnerholm, 1923 November - 1924 April; Miami Chamber of Commerce and other statistical information for the Miami area hotel trade in the 1930s; two Miami school certificates for Thomas Herin, 1914 and 1916; an 1895 manual of Pitman shorthand, with a handwritten lesson notebook; memorabilia from the Abnerholm and a scrapbook of plans for a future hotel (never built). Papers give a picture of a pleasant family hotel in a less-hurried Miami, and an impressive record of a young woman's achievement.
The Abnerholm Hotel was in business for 47 years. 1908: William and Carolyn Herin and their children come to Miami. 1910: William Herin dies; Mrs. Herin starts first business school in Miami, teaching typing and shorthand. 1911: she opens Abnerholm Hotel, 266 NE 3rd Street (originally 116 9th St.) It will operate as a family hotel until 1958, when it is torn down and lot is used to expand the neighboring Everglades Hotel. 1959 January: Mrs. Herin dies, age 85. Survived by three children, including Circuit Judge William A. Herin.
Gift of Thomas J. Herin, 1991.

Herin, Thomas James.
Thomas J. and Mary James Herin papers, 1914-1972.
23 items.
Arranged under four topics: 1926 hurricane; Miami Beach; Trinity Methodist Church; University of Miami.
Correspondence, maps, typescripts, brochures, handbooks, newspaper clippings and other publications. Collection includes a personal account of the 1926 hurricane, and one on William Walsh and the other founders of the University of Miami, both by Mary James Herin; a brochure on Alton Beach by John Oliver LaGorce; an early (1916?) promotional brochure by Ocean Beach Realty, with photographs of Miami Beach homes; a typed page of details on the Lummus brothers' involvement in the creation of County Causeway, signed with J. L. Lummus' name in pencil; a history of Trinity Methodist Church; and 1927-1928 and 1929-1930 student handbooks for the University of Miami.
Thomas and Mary James Herin came from long established Miami area families. Mary James Herin was the daughter of Annie Lummus and T. E. James. In her account of William Walsh she writes: "Mother's brother, J. E. Lummus, had helped found the City of Miami in 1896, and my dad...was one of the founders of the City of Miami Beach in 1915." Her husband's family came to Miami in 1910 and for many years owned and operated the Abnerholm Hotel.
Gift of Thomas James Herin, 1988.
MS Box 44

Herin, William A.
Letters pertaining to Major General Hugh Knerr : photocopies, 1973-1977.
7 items.
Letters by and to Judge Herin relate to the autobiography of Major General Hugh Knerr, USAAF (ret.), and to his nomination to the Aviation Hall of Fame.
Gift of Judge William A. Herin, 1986.
MS Box 35

Herreshoff, Nathanael.
Letter to A. B. Gardiner of Coconut Grove, 1931 Dec. 17.
1 item.
Letter outlines his invention of a saw filing device and his plans for the winter season.
Nathanael Herreshoff was a naval architect and steam engineer from Bristol, Rhode Island. Herreshoff was a protege of Ralph Munroe and wintered in Coconut Grove during the 1920s.
MS Box 55

Herstory of Florida, inc.
Research and records, 1974-1981.
3 boxes (4.5 cubic ft.)
Boxes 1 and 2 have documentation for the biographical sketches included in the book Julia's Daughters; Box 3 has folders with general Herstory association records.
Biographical research, reports, correspondence, bylaws, financial statements, charts and minutes document the activity of Herstory of Florida. Historical and biographical information includes folders for future updates and serves as a resource for the history of women in Dade County.
Herstory of Florida functioned as a program in the history panel of Third Century USA. In 1974 a coalition of Dade County women formed, chartered and registered Herstory of Florida, inc., as a non-profit organization. Headed by Ruth Braddock, its goal was to document the significant contributions made by women to Dade County, and serve as a model for other areas of Florida. From these efforts came the book Julia's Daughters, published in 1980, and a series of programs televised on WPBT in 1975-1978.
Gift of Ruth Braddock, 1987.
Anderson, Marie. Julia's daughters, published by E. Seemann for Herstory of Florida, inc., 1980.

Heyser, A. E., county judge.
Change of county seat from Miami to Juno : manuscript (photocopy), 1890 December 24.
Retrospective description of the election in Dade County; 1888 February 19, which changed the county seat from Miami to Juno, listing conditions at Juno which caused the change.
Location of original not determined.
Gift of Paul Sanders, 1989.
MS Box 47

Hialeah Park and Tropical Park racing programs, 1938.
18 items.
Horse racing programs. Thirteen daily programs for Hialeah race track, January-March 1938, and four programs from Tropical Park for March 1938.
Gift of Bronx County Historical Society, 1987.
MS Box 33

Highleyman family.
Papers, 1900s-1990.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
1 folder (8 items)
One folder housed separately in MS 14 has primarily biographical information; the two boxes have (1) correspondence and clippings; (2) pamphlets and books.
The papers belonged to Daly Highleyman, and pertain to his family's business and social activities in Miami. Contents include correspondence, photographic prints, clippings, magazines and directories. Of particular interest are photographic prints documenting the dredging, land development and building activities of Locke Highleyman. Also included is an autobiographical account by J. W. Greenleaf, who during his engineering career worked on the Miami Airport in 1948, and on the Asuncion, Paraguay water system; and genealogical information on the DuVal family.
Daly Highleyman came to Miami with his parents from St. Louis, Mo., in 1913. His father, Locke Tiffin Highleyman, played a key role in the development of Miami and Miami Beach. He provided some of the financing for the Collins Bridge, supported efforts to build the Tamiami Trail, and dredged and filled Point View (Miami), Hibiscus Island and Palm Island. A keen yachtsman, he founded Avenger Yachts and served as Commodore of the Coral Reef Yacht Club. The Highleymans were also actively involved in the cultural life of the area.
Gift of Mary and Peter Thatcher, 1991.
M92C, MS Box 14

Hill, Allen T.?
Recollections of early Miami : typescript (carbon copy), 1946?
83 leaves.
Recollections of people and events of Miami and South Florida. The writer identifies himself as a clerk in the Fort Dallas Bank until it went into receivership in 1907. Includes accounts of the building of the Halcyon Hotel and its effect on the bank, of pioneer Miami families and institutions. Ends with a quotation from the Miami Herald, 1946.
Possible author's name taken from box enclosing typescript.
"Mrs. Carson" is also on box. May refer to Ruby Lee Carson, through many things were donated.
MS Box 59

Historical Association of Southern Florida, collector.
South Florida photograph collection, 1870-[ongoing]
15,000 photographic prints (63 linear ft.)
Arranged in two series: geographic/topical and biographic/family/provenance.
Geographic headings include Bahamas, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Cuba, Dade County, Everglades region, Florida Keys, Hialeah, Key West, Miami, Miami Beach, etc. Topical headings include agriculture (comptie starch, sugar, etc.), businesses and organizations (Burdines, HASF, etc.), ethnic groups (Blacks, Cubans, Haitians, Jews, Seminoles, etc.), hurricanes, sports (baseball, football, fishing, horse racing, j'ai alai, polo, sailing, etc.), transportation (aviation, automobiles, bridges, causeways, railroads, ships and boats, Tamiami Trail, etc.), tourism (attractions, alligators, etc.), and wars (Seminole, Spanish-American, world wars, etc.).
Biographical files include Brickell family, John C. Gifford (botanist), Carl Fisher (developer and entrepreneur), Oliver Griswold, James Franklin Jaudon (developer), George Merrick (developer), Arva Moore Parks (collector and historian), Thelma Peters (collector and historian), Everest and John Sewell (mayors and businessmen), Jean Taylor (collector and historian), Julia Tuttle, Karl Voelter (aviator), and Hamilton Wright (publicity photographer).
Photographic prints acquired from many sources, 1940-present. Provenance may be traced through accession numbers and accessions database. Any photo accessions of more than about 200 items are not included in this collection.
Finding aids in repository.

History of Dade County in Florida : typescripts, 1950-1952.
30 items.
High school competition essays on the history of Dade County in Florida. One entry written by Elizabeth Hurst is a transcript of an oral history interview with A. B. Hurst, founder of Miami's last comptie starch factory.
The Miami Pioneer Descendants sponsored the essay contest for Dade County High School seniors in an effort to promote research on the history of Dade County.
Gift of Robert S. Carr, 1993.
MS Box 54

Hoag, Earl S., 1895- .
Scrapbooks of Lieutenant Colonel Earl Hoag, 1902-1941 (bulk 1917-1938).
6 v. ; 40 cm.
In bound volumes with embossed spines labeled: 1902 April-1919 May; 1919 June-1919 December; 1920 March-1925 June; 1925 February-1935 July; 1935 August-1938 May; [1938-1941] not labeled.
Clippings, correspondence, brochures, typescripts, invitations and other memorabilia trace the career of Lt. Col. Earl Hoag and with it much early history of American aviation. Includes Miami High School student yearbook (Miahi 1914); a wealth of aviation clippings for 1917-1921; with much information on the 1919 transcontinental air race during which 10 out of 39 pilots were killed.
Member of a pioneer Miami family; attended Glenn Curtiss aviation school; World War I aviation pilot and trainer; active in both aviation and Army into World War II; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1941.

Hoag, Earl S., compiler.
Curtiss Flying School : photograph album, 1917-1918.
1 album (184 photographic prints).
Photographic prints and snapshots of air fields, airplanes, flight instructors, and students, all relating to Curtiss Flying School. A few aerial views of Dade County, by Richard B. Hoit, are also included.
Glenn Curtiss established a military flight school, 1916-1921, first on Miami Beach, then near the Miami Canal in Hialeah. Hoag graduated from the Curtiss Flying School and compiled this album. A number of other World War I pilots also attended the school.
Photographs published in: The Curtiss Flying School and U.S. Marine Flying Field / by Donald Gaby. South Florida History Magazine, v. 18, no 3 (Summer 1991).
Photo albums. Box 4

Holcomb, Lyle D., collector.
Gulf Stream Food Products Corporation photograph album, 193-.
1 photograph album (19 photographic prints)
Photographs, brochures, and other memorabilia of the turtle soup business operated by Bahama Foods, Inc.
Gulf Stream Food Products Corporation captured and canned turtles for Bahama Foods, Inc., of Eleuthera, Bahamas. The company maintained a turtle crawl off the Venetian Causeway, Miami Beach.
Gift of Lyle D. Holcomb, Jr., 1980. Holcomb's father compiled the album while an officer, counsel, and stockholder of the company.
MS Box 14

Holmer, Mary Janes.
Ethel put the grits on : my book 1899 to 1981 : bound transcript, 1981.
39 leaves.
Includes reminiscences of Little River and Lemon City in the first decades of the century.
Repository holds two copies.

Home Seekers Realty Co. (Hollywood, Fla.)
Land sales agreements between Home Seekers Realty and Robert F. Campbell, 1926 July 1.
4 items.
Two bills of sale and accompanying agreements from the company as to the construction of infrastructure.
MS Box 47

Hotels for Armed Forces personnel, World War II : letters, 1942 June and August.
3 items.
A memorandum and two letters to Boca Grande Inn and Hotel Ormond, inquiring as to their use for military quarters.
MS Box 37

Houghton Fortnightly.
Records, 1949-1978.
2 boxes (1 cubic ft.)
Arranged in folders by date and type of material.
Annual reports, correspondence, bylaws and admission policy for a Coconut Grove men's discussion group. Includes annual reports for 1949-1978; correspondence from 1949-1969, and a folder of biographies and memorial tributes.
The Houghton Fortnightly took formal shape in 1949, as a continuation of the gatherings sponsored by Augustus S. Houghton of Coconut Grove. After his death in 1948, a group of his friends decided to continue meeting "to provide an opportunity for intellectual discussion and social intercourse." It was intended to be a club for men who represented a variety of professions, and lived in Coconut Grove and surrounding areas.
Gift of Lester Pancoast, 1983.

Hoyt, John C.
Letter to Josiah L. Hale, Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co., from Key West, 1845 February 17.
1 item.
Letter contains details on salvage and shipping.
MS Box 19

Hubbell family.
Papers of the Hubbell family, 1920s-1940s.
0.4 cubic ft.
Photographic prints, newspaper clippings and postcards trace Hubbell family history, including the building of Casa Casuarina, Miami Beach, in 1930. Many prints show Willard Hubbell's daughter Rosemary as a child; his fruit and vegetable farming under cloth greenhouses; and homes of his friends in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. Includes clippings on his father, portrait painter Henry Salem Hubbell; on David Fairchild and his home, The Kampong; and a 1946 brochure on the Riddle Inter-American Institute where Willard Hubbell was Dean.
Henry Salem Hubbell, well known portrait painter, settled in Miami Beach in 1924; was a founding board member of the University of Miami. His son, H. Willard Hubbell, was a produce and fruit farmer (Stambaugh-Hubbell Co., Pelican Farms) who developed greenhouses for papayas and other tropical fruit. He was also a residential contractor who built the Kampong and completed building Marjory Stoneman Douglas' Coconut Grove home after the 1926 hurricane; and taught at a business academy and at the University of Miami.
More information on the Hubbell family is available in the Newspaper Clipping files, and in the Casa Casuarina scrapbook.
MS Box 9

Hubbell family.
Family photograph album, 1923?
1 album.
Most snapshots pertain to a mechanical sugar cane harvester that the Hubbells tried out in Moore Haven and in Cuba. Other views are of Moore Haven, Cuba, sugar plantations, and the Hubbell family.
Album appears to have been compiled by Henry Salem Hubbell.
Gift of the Hubbell-Wirkus family.
Photo albums. Box 1

Huddleston family.
Papers, 1849-1932.
20 items.
Deeds for lands in Dade and Polk counties, etc.
Gift of Mrs. Clarita Pardo.
MS Box 38

Hudson, F. M.
Senator F. M. Hudson correspondence, 1946-1964.
6 items.
Six letters written or received by F. M. Hudson. Correspondents include Charles H. Crandon, Mrs. Glenn Terrell, Attorney Effie Knowles, and David O. True. Letter to True documents Hudson's research into whether Miami means sweet-water. Letter from Crandon relates to the miniature railroad at Crandon Park.
Florida state senator and avocational historian.
MS Box 38

Huelsenkamp & Crawford.
Letter to Thomas A. Edison, on purchase of land : photocopy, 1885 March 31.
1 leaf.
"We have concluded the contract for you, with Saml Summerlin..." Written on letterhead of Huelsenkamp & Crawford, agents for the Florida Land Improvement, Okeechobee and Kissimmee Land Companies, and signed by Huelsenkamp. Letter is endorsed in Edison's hand with note: Gilliland, what do you say?
Location of original not determined.
Edison and his partner, E. T. Gilliland, did purchase the land of Samuel and Kate Summerlin, "13 acres more or less" on the river about a mile from the village of Myers, Monroe County (now Fort Myers, Lee County).
MS Box 41



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