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A Guide to the McLean-Gillis Family Papers

Finding aid created by Jennifer Amy

Digitization funded with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: McLean-Gillis family
Title: McLean-Gillis Family Papers
Dates: 1812-1898
Abstract: Family correspondence of several interrelated families in Walton County, Florida.
Extent: 0.4 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Ms 224
Language(s): English
Online ContentItems from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Gillis and McLean families were among the pioneer families of Walton County, Fla., that originated among Scottish immigrants in North Carolina and eventually settled the Euchee Anna and Knox Hill areas. According to the 1860 and 1870 census of Florida, the branches of the families represented in these papers are: Daniel, Nancy, and Floria Gillis, and James and Catherine McLean, with their children Daniel, James, Jr., John, Duncan, Nancy and Floria. References in correspondence indicate that James McLean and Nancy Gillis were siblings. Other early families of Walton County, the Campbell and McLeod families, were related to the Gillises and McLeans and are mentioned in correspondence.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence between family members primarily regarding family affairs. There are approximately 30 letters from the Civil War period. There are also numerous receipts for supplies and expenses, records relating to slaves, and family legal papers including tax records. The collection also includes written speeches.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

Items in this collection have been digitized and are available via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) as part of the Pioneer Days in Florida project, which is generously supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], McLean-Gillis Family Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Biographical information
1 Correspondence. 1839-1849
1 Correspondence. 1850-1859
1 Correspondence. 1860-1864
1 Correspondence. 1865-1869
1 Correspondence. 1871-1877
1 Correspondence. 1888-1896
1 Correspondence. Not dated
1 Supplies, Accounts, Bills of Sale. 1835-91
1 School Expenses. 1850
1 Various Receipts
1 Relating to slaves. 1812-1851
1 Legal Papers. 1851-1891
1 Tax Records. 1864, 1881-1898
1 Speeches

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