Reynold Marvin Kirby Papers, 1837-1838



Object ID:
UF028388037
Category:
Collections of Papers; Correspondence; Journals & Friendship Albums
Creator:
Reynold Marvin Kirby
Date:
between 1837 and 1838
Collection:
Kirby Diary & Papers; Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, University of Florida Libraries; Gainesville, Florida
Held at:
UF SMATHERS, Special Coll Manuscripts (Non-Circulating) -- Fl. Misc. Ms.00,924
Associated Place:
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History.
Description:
As taken form the finding aid:

Diary, correspondence, photograph. The collection contains a diary about 35 pages long dated August 16, 1837, to May 18, 1838, containing details from the second Seminole Indian war. The diary is the Major's view of the war and why Major Dade takes command of the company that he should be leading. His view of the orders from the general to travel to Fort King, the site of which is now part of present day Ocala, and wait for reinforcements is different from that of Major Dade. There are also three letters from the Major to his wife, Mary, asking about her health. He writes the letters almost as love letters away from home and homesick. Also contained in the collection is a pension letter for Mary in reference to the death of the Major. A photograph of ...
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