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Guide to the Buckingham Smith papers and collected materials, 1529-1941, n.d. MS 2413

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Smith, Buckingham, 1810-1871
Title: Buckingham Smith papers and collected materials
Dates: 1529-1941, n.d.
Abstract: The collection documents Smith's extensive research on the Spanish colonization of North America. The bulk of the collection consists of Smith's own notes and correspondence, in addition to his collection of manuscripts and maps, mostly related to the history of Florida. Topics discussed in the correspondence include Smith's acquisition of manuscripts and rare books; his service as a diplomat in Mexico and Spain; and the history of St. Augustine, Florida. The collection includes original documents and transcriptions of the Timucuan language; dictionaries of Native American languages; and correspondence from Spanish Catholic missionaries about Native Americans.
Quantity: 6.0 Linear feet
Language of Materials Note: The collection contains materials in English, Spanish, and Native American languages. Original titles in Spanish were maintained with translations provided in the scope and contents notes.
Call Phrase: MS 2413