Florida: Bibliography and Sources

Florida Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor and Historical Compiler; Kathryn Ford Thorne, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Digital Project Editor; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant

Copyright The Newberry Library 2007

American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. Class 8, Public Lands and Class 9, Claims. 9 vols. 1832–1861. Reprint. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1994. Indexed by McMullin (below).

"Annexation of West Florida to Alabama." Gulf States Historical Magazine 1 (1902–1903): 445–451. Consists of letters by Charles Tait, John Williams Walker, and John H. Chaplin.

Atlas of Florida, Containing Sectional Maps of Each County: Showing Land Surveys, Roads, Railroads, Canals, Drainage and Other Valuable Information. 1926. Reprint. Melbourne, Fla.: Living Pictures, [1980].

"Battle of Bloxham . . . Marion's Private 'War.'" Ocala Star-Banner. 4 July 1976, p. 90. Newspaper article on the failed attempt to create Bloxham County in 1915.

Bemis, Samuel Flagg. Pinckney's Treaty: America's Advantage from Europe's Distress, 1783–1800. Rev. ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1960.

Bloodworth, Bertha E., and Alton C. Morris. Places in the Sun: The History and Romance of Florida Place-Names. Gainesville: University of Florida, 1978.

Boyd, Mark F. "First American Road in Florida: Papers Relating to the Survey and Construction of the Pensacola–St. Augustine Highway." Florida Historical Society Quarterly 14 (1935): 72–106, 138–192.

Bruff, J. Goldsborough. State of Florida, Compiled in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers from the Best Authorities [map]. Washington, D.C., 1846.

Burns, Francis P. "West Florida and the Louisiana Purchase: An Examination into the Question of Whether It was Included in the Territory Ceded by the Treaty of 1803." Louisiana Historical Quarterly 15 (1932): 391–416.

Callahan, James Morton. Neutrality of the American Lakes and Anglo-American Relations. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, ser. 16, nos. 1–4, ed. Herbert B. Adams. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1898.

Cappon, Lester J., Barbara Bartz Petchenik, and John Hamilton Long, eds. Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era, 1760–1790. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976. Section on boundaries is thoroughly documented.

Carswell, Elba Wilson. Tempestuous Triangle: Historical Notes on Washington County, Florida. Chipley, Fla.: Washington County School Board, 1974.

Cline, Howard F. Provisional Historical Gazeteer [sic], with Locational Notes on Florida Colonial Communities, 1700–1823, and 16 Maps, 3 Figures. 1964. Reprinted as Florida Indians II. New York: Garland Publishing, 1974. A technical report prepared for the U.S. Department of Justice, Land Claims Division, Indian Lands Section.

Cotterill, R. S. "National Land System in the South: 1803–1812." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 16 (1929–1930): 495–506.

Cox, Isaac Joslin. West Florida Controversy, 1798–1813: A Study in American Diplomacy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1918.

Cubberly, Frederick. "Florida Against Georgia: A Story of the Boundary Dispute." Florida Historical Society Quarterly 3 (1924): 20–28.

Darby, William. Memoir on the Geography, and Natural and Civil History of Florida, Attended by a Map of That Country, Connected with the Adjacent Places: and An Appendix, Containing the Treaty of Cession, and Other Papers Relative to the Subject. Philadelphia, 1821.

De Vorsey, Louis, Jr. Indian Boundary in the Southern Colonies, 1763–1775. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1961.

De Vorsey, Louis, Jr., ed. De Brahm's Report of the General Survey in the Southern District of North America. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1971.

Dodd, Dorothy. "Florida Census of 1825." Florida Historical Quarterly 22 (1943): 34–40.

Dubester, Henry J. State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken after the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States. 1948. Reprint. New York: Burt Franklin, 1969. The standard guide for its subject.

Ellicott, Andrew. Journal of Andrew Ellicott, Late Commissioner on Behalf of the United States during Part of the Year 1796, the Years 1797, 1798, 1799, and Part of the Year 1800: For Determining the Boundary between the United States and Possessions of His Catholic Majesty in America, Containing Occasional Remarks on the Situation, Soil, Rivers, Natural Productions, and Diseases of the Different Countries on the Ohio, Mississippi, and Gulf of Mexico. Philadelphia, 1803.

Filby, P. William, comp. American and British Genealogy and Heraldry: A Selected List of Books. 3d ed. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1983.

Filby, P. William, comp. American and British Genealogy and Heraldry: 1982–1985 Supplement. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1987.

Filby, P. William, comp. Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.

Fitzgerald, Joseph H., ed. Changing Perceptions: Mapping the Shape of Florida, 1502–1982. Miami: Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1984. Catalogue of a special exhibition at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 22 September–18 November 1984.

Florida. Acts and Resolutions Adopted by the Legislature. Tallahassee, 1845–. Cited as Fla. Laws.

Florida. Florida Statutes. Jacksonville, et al. 1892–. Cited as Fla. Stat.

Florida Department of Agriculture. Sectional Map of Florida. Buffalo, N.Y.: J. W. Clement Co., Matthews-Northrup Works, 1935.

Florida Statutes Annotated (West). St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1988.

Florida Supreme Court. Florida Reports. 160 vols. 1846–1948. Reports of cases heard before the Supreme Court of Florida. Cited as Fla. Rpts.

Florida Territory. Acts and Resolutions of the Legislative Council. 1st–23d assemblies, August 1822–January 1845. Pensacola and Tallahassee, 1823–1845. The session laws of Florida Territory. Cited as Fla. Terr. Acts.

Florida Territory. Compilation of the Public Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida Passed Prior to 1840. Compiled by John P. Duval. Tallahassee, 1839.

Florida Works Progress Administration. Creation of Counties in Florida, 1820–1936. [Unpublished single sheet, n.d.].

"From Pensacola to St. Augustine in 1827: A Journey of the Rt. Rev. Michael Portier." Florida Historical Quarterly 26 (1947): 135–166.

Fuller, Hubert Bruce. Purchase of Florida: Its History and Diplomacy. Cleveland: Burrows Brothers Co., 1906.

George, Paul S., ed. Guide to the History of Florida. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Grismer, Karl H. History of St. Petersburg, Historical and Biographical. St. Petersburg, Fla.: Tourist News Publishing Co., [1924].

Grismer, Karl H. Story of Sarasota: The History of the City and County of Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota, Fla.: M. E. Russell, 1946.

Harper, Roland M. "Ante-Bellum Census Enumerations in Florida." Florida Historical Society Quarterly 6 (1927): 42–52.

Harris, Michael H., comp. Florida History: A Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

Hilliard, Sam Bowers. Atlas of Antebellum Southern Agriculture. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1984.

Hinsdale, B. A. "Establishment of the First Southern Boundary of the United States." In Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1893, 329–366. Washington, D.C., 1894.

Historical Records Survey, Florida. Okaloosa County (Crestview). Inventory of the County Archives of Florida, no. 46. Jacksonville: Historical Records Survey, 1939. Cited as HRS Fla., Okaloosa.

Historical Records Survey, Florida. Pinellas County (Clearwater). Inventory of the County Archives of Florida, no. 54. Jacksonville: Florida Historical Records Survey Project, 1940. Cited as HRS Fla., Pinellas.

Historical Records Survey, Florida. "Record of Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida and General Assembly of the State of Florida Relating to County Boundaries, 1821–1937." 1937. Typescript. Florida Historical Records Survey Project, 1936–1942. Florida State Library, Tallahassee.

Historical Records Survey, Florida. Spanish Land Grants in Florida. Tallahassee: Florida State Library Board, 1940–1941.

History of Florida, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical. 3 vols. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1923.

Holmes, Jack D. L. "Southern Boundary Commission, the Chattahoochee River, and the Florida Seminoles, 1799." Florida Historical Quarterly 44 (1966): 312–341.

Hudson, F. M. "Beginnings in Dade County." Tequesta 1, no. 3 (July 1943): 1–35.

Hutchinson, Janet, comp. History of Martin County [Florida]. Hutchinson Island, Fla.: Martin County Historical Society, 1975.

Johnson, Cecil. British West Florida, 1763–1783. Yale Historical Publications, Miscellany 42. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1943.

Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data, and Published Sources. 3d ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

Lainhart, Ann S. State Census Records. [Baltimore]: Genealogical Publshing Co., 1992.

Le Baron, J. Francis. Duval County, Fla. [map]. 2d ed. Jacksonville, 1898.

Le Baron, J. Francis. Map of Brevard County, Florida. Jacksonville, 1885.

McCarthy, Kevin M. History of Gilchrist County [Florida]. N.p.: Historical Committee of the Trenton Women's Club, 1986.

[McCraw, Jamon]. Florida Historical Index: Every Historical Platt [sic] Site in Florida, by Its Township, Range, and Section. N.p., 1986. Revised edition of McCraw's Florida Historical Sites Unlimited. 1976.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Session Laws. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1936. Complemented by Pollack (below), this guide lists all state session laws through 1935.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence, R. I.: Oxford Press, 1937. The most complete guide to state codes through 1937.

McGroarty, William Buckner. "Major Andrew Ellicott and His Historic Border Lines." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 58 (1950): 98–110.

McIver, Stuart B. Fort Lauderdale and Broward County: An Illustrated History. Woodland Hills, Calif.: Windsor Publications, 1983.

McMullin, Phillip W., ed. Grassroots of America: A Computerized Index to the American State Papers: Land Grants and Claims (1789–1837) with Other Aids to Research. 1972. Reprint. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1994. An index to the Public Lands and Claims series of the American State Papers.

Map of Polk County Florida, Compiled from U.S. Land Office, Private Surveys and Other Authentic Sources. Jacksonville, 1883.

"Map of the State of Florida to Accompany the Florida Annual for 1884." New York, 1884.

Marks, Henry S., ed. "Boundary Disputes in the Republic of West Florida in 1810." Louisiana History 12 (1971): 355–365.

Martin, Sidney Walter. Florida during the Territorial Days. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1944.

Martin, Sidney Walter. "Public Domain in Territorial Florida." Journal of Southern History 10 (1944): 174–187.

Mitchell, S. Augustus. Map of Florida. [Philadelphia], 1852. Included as map number 21 in many editions of Mitchell's New Universal Atlas. Philadelphia, 1852.

Morris, Allen. Florida Place Names. Coral Gables, Fla.: University of Miami Press, 1974.

Mowat, Charles Loch. East Florida as a British Province, 1763–1784. University of California Publications in History, vol. 32. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1943.

Opdyke, John B. Alachua County [Florida]: A Sesquicentennial Tribute. Gainesville: Alachua County Historical Commission, 1974.

Parry, Clive, ed. Consolidated Treaty Series. 231 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1969–1981.

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C., and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932. Excellent section on international and interstate boundary disputes.

Pollack, Ervin H., comp. Supplement with Bibliographical Notes, Emendations, and Additions to the Check List of Session Laws, Compiled by Grace E. MacDonald. Preliminary ed. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941. Fills gaps in MacDonald's 1936 compilation (above) to produce the most complete list of state session laws through 1935.

Rabenhorst, Thomas D., and Carville V. Earle, eds. Historical U.S. County Outline Map Collection, 1840–1980. Baltimore: Department of Geography, University of Maryland (Baltimore County), 1984. A portfolio of redrawn federal maps; no supporting text or documentation.

Rand, McNally, and Company. "Florida [map]." In Rand, McNally and Co.'s Business Atlas Containing Large Scale Maps of Each State and Territory of the United States, the Provinces of Canada, West India Islands, Etc., Etc. Together With a Complete Reference Map of the World. Chicago, 1880.

Rand, McNally, and Company. 1972 Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide. Chicago: Rand, McNally, and Company, 1972.

Rand, McNally, and Company. 1973 Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide. Chicago: Rand, McNally, and Company, 1973.

Read, William A. Florida Place-Names of Indian Origin and Seminole Personal Names. Louisiana State University Studies, no. 11. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1934.

Report of the Commissioners Appointed in Pursuance of an Act for the Amicable Settlement of Limits with the State of Georgia, and Authorizing the Establishment of a Government in the Mississippi Territory. Published by order of the House of Representatives. Washington, D.C., 1803.

Rowland, Dunbar, ed. Mississippi Provincial Archives, 1763–1766: English Dominion. Nashville: Brandon Printing Co., 1911. Only volume published in a projected multi-volume series.

Royce, Charles C., comp. "Indian Land Cessions in the United States." Part 2 of Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1896–1897. Washington, D.C., 1899. The standard authority in its field; state maps detail all Indian land-cession treaties with the federal government.

Schene, Michael G. "History of Volusia County, Florida." Ph.D. diss., Florida State University, 1976.

Sealock, Richard B., Margaret M. Sealock, and Margaret S. Powell. Bibliography of Place-Name Literature: United States and Canada. 3d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.

Searcy, I. G. Map of Florida Constructed Principally from Authentic Documents in the Land Office at Tallahassee. Tallahassee and Baltimore, 1829.

Servies, James A., comp. Bibliography of West Florida. Rev. ed. 4 vols. Pensacola, Fla.: James A. Servies, 1978.

Shofner, Jerrell H. Jackson County, Florida—A History. Marianna, Fla.: Jackson County Heritage Association, 1985.

Shortt, Adam, and Arthur G. Doughty, eds. Documents Relating to the Constitutional History of Canada. Vol. 1, 1759–1791. Canadian Archives, Sessional Paper no. 18. Ottawa, 1907. Contains full text of King George III's Proclamation of 1763, including boundary descriptions.

Simpson, J. Clarence. Provisional Gazetteer of Florida Place-Names of Indian Derivation, Either Obsolescent or Retained Together with Others of Recent Application. Florida Geological Survey Special Publication no. 1. Tallahassee: Florida State Board of Conservation, 1956.

Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Guide to Local and Family History at the Newberry Library. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1987.

Stanley, J. Randall. History of Jackson County [Florida]. N.p.: Jackson County Historical Society, 1950.

Stephenson, Richard W., comp. Land Ownership Maps: A Checklist of Nineteenth Century United States County Maps in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1967. Most of the maps listed here have been reproduced on microfiche by the Library of Congress.

Sterkx, Henry Eugene, and Brooks Thompson. "Philemon Thomas and the West Florida Revolution." Florida Historical Quarterly 39 (1961), 378–386.

Swindler, William F., ed. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 10 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1973–1979. The most complete and up-to-date compilation for the states.

Tebeau, Charlton W. History of Florida. Coral Gables, Fla.: University of Miami Press, 1971.

Territorial Papers of the United States. Vols. 1–26 edited by Clarence E. Carter; vols. 27–28 edited by John P. Bloom.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1934–1975. Cited as Terr. Papers U.S.

Thompson, Leslie A. Manual or Digest of the Statute Law of the State of Florida, Including Law of the United States Relative to the Government of Florida. Boston, 1847.

Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987. An atlas of well-designed county outline maps for each state, accompanied by a bibliography and an explanation of methodology.

United States. Statutes at Large of the United States of America, 1789–1873. 17 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1845–1874. Cited as U.S. Stat.

U.S. Census Bureau. “Significant Changes to Counties and County Equivalent Entities: 1970–Present.”http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/ctychng.html.

U.S. Congress, House. Apalachicola River, Fla. 64th Congress, 2d session, 1916–1917. House Document 1725. Serial 7147.

U.S. Congress, House. "Census of the Territory of Florida, 1838." In Florida. 27th Congress, 2d session, 1841–1842. House Document 206, p. 25. Serial 404.

U.S. Congress, Senate. Documents and Other Papers Relating to the Boundary Line Between the States of Georgia and Florida. 33d Congress, 2d session, 1854–1855. Senate Misc. Document 25. Serial 773.

U.S. Engineer Department. Map of the Seat of War in Florida. Compiled by Order of Bvt. Brigr. Genl. Z. Taylor, Principally from the Surveys and Reconnaissances of the Officers of the U.S. Army, By Capt. John Mackay and Lieut. J. E. Blake, U.S. Topographical Engineers. Washington, D.C., 1839.

U.S. General Land Office. "Plat Exhibiting the State of the Surveys in the State of Florida, with References." In Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office. 29th Congress, 1st session, 1845–1846. Senate Document 16. Serial 472.

Upchurch, John C. "Aspects of the Development and Exploration of the Forbes Purchase." Florida Historical Quarterly 48 (1969): 117–139.

Vanderhill, Burke G., and Frank A. Unger. "Georgia–Florida Land Boundary, Product of Controversy and Compromise." West Georgia College Studies in the Social Sciences 18 (1979): 59–73.

Van Landingham, Kyle S., and Alma Hetherington. History of Okeechobee County [Florida]. Fort Pierce, Fla.: Kyle S. Van Landingham, 1978.

Van Zandt, Franklin K. Boundaries of the United States and the Several States. Geological Survey Professional Paper 909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976. The standard compilation for its subject.

Vignoles, Charles. Observations upon the Floridas. New York, 1823.

Warren, Harris G. "Textbook Writers and the Florida 'Purchase' Myth." Florida Historical Quarterly 41 (1963): 325–331.

Whitaker, Arthur Preston. Spanish-American Frontier: 1783–1795. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1927.

Williams, John Lee. Territory of Florida: Or Sketches of the Topography, Civil and Natural History, of the Country, the Climate, and the Indian Tribes, from the First Discovery to the Present Time, with a Map, Views, Etc. New York, 1837. Includes a very useful map of Florida.

Williams, John Lee. View of West Florida, Embracing Its Geography, Topography, Etc. With an Appendix Treating of Its Antiquities, Land Titles, and Canals. And Containing a Map, Exhibiting a Chart of the Coast, a Plan of Pensacola, and the Entrance of the Harbour. Philadelphia, 1827. Includes the detailed "Map of the Western Part of Florida."