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A Guide to the Charles Holton "Southward to the Florida Keys" Album

Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2007

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Holton, Charles W.
Title: Charles Holton "Southward to the Florida Keys" Album
Dates: 1938
Abstract: This is the account, complete with a map and photographs, of a pre-WWII trip from New Jersey to Florida.
Extent: 0.03 Linear feet. 1 volume.
Identification: MS 238
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Charles W. Holton was mayor of Essex Falls, NJ from 1930-1951. In 1938 he and his family took a trip from New Jersey to the Florida Keys, February 17 - March 26, 1938. This album entitled "Southward to the Florida Keys" contains a map of their route, a two page itinerary, an eleven page description of their trip, and seventy-three pages of photos of the journey. Many of the photographs illustrate ships and ship-life in late 1930s Florida, making this a great resource for studying Depression-era South Florida.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Holton "Southward to the Florida Keys" Album, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

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