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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

Title: Buckingham Smith papers and collected materials
Dates [inclusive]: 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.

Map of the coast of Florida from BV2 is digitized and available in the  Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.
Quantity: 6 Linear feet
Language: 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