The Florida Historical Society

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Library at the Florida Historical Society

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Address:

435 Brevard Avenue

Region:

Central

Phone:

321.690.1971

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Founded in 1856 in St. Augustine, the primary mission of the Florida Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and publish materials relating to the history of Florida and its peoples. After a period of inactivity during the Civil War and Reconstruction, it resumed operation in 1902. The society publishes the Florida Historical Quarterly and maintains the Library of Florida History, an extensive collection of historical documents, maps, and photographs. The collection contains numerous Civil War documents, including the papers of Captain Francis P. Fleming of the 2nd Florida Infantry and 1st Florida Cavalry and Florida governor from 1889 to 1893, and the papers of Mary Martha Reid who served as the matron of the Florida Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.