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A Guide to the Rembert W. Patrick Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
July 2013


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Patrick, Rembert W. (Rembert Wallace), 1909-1967
Title: Rembert W. Patrick Papers
Dates: 1941-1967
Abstract: Correspondence relating to historian Rembert Patrick's research interests, particularly Florida and Southern history, the publication of his books and articles, and his activities with the Florida Historical Society.
Extent: 2.5 Linear feet. 6 boxes.
Identification: MS 32
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Rembert Wallace Patrick was born June 9, 1909 in Columbia, South Carolina. He earned his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in History from the University of North Carolina in 1934 and 1939 respectively. He was a professor of history at the University of Florida from 1940 until 1966, including service as head of the history department from 1950 until 1955. His research interests included U.S. politics, the antebellum South, the Confederacy, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. He was the author of numerous books and articles, including Jefferson Davis and His Cabinet (1944), Florida Under Five Flags (1945), The Opinions of the Confederate Attorneys General (1950) and The Reconstruction of the Nation (1967).

He served as a director and secretary of the Florida Historical Society, and was editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly from 1950 to 1962. He was a member of the Florida State Library Board in the 1950s, vice-president of the Florida Library Association, 1953-1954, and president of the Southern Historical Association in 1962. He left the University of Florida in 1966 to become a graduate research professor of history at the University of Georgia. Upon his departure from UF he was named the Julien C. Yonge Graduate Research Professor Emeritus. He died in November 1967.


Scope and Content

The collection primarily is comprised of correspondence relating to Patrick's research interests, particularly Florida and Southern history, the publication of his books and articles, his activities with the Florida Historical Society and the editing of the Florida Historical Quarterly. Many of Patrick's correspondents are prominent Florida historians active in the 1940s through the 1960s, such as Julien C. Yonge, Samuel Proctor, Charlton W. Tebeau, Dena Snodgrass, John M. Goggin, Mark F. Boyd, Dorothy Dodd, Herbert J. Doherty, Arthur W. Thompson and Albert Manucy. Two folders of correspondence pertain to Patrick's service as a member of the Florida Civil War Centennial Commission. The collection also includes biographical materials such as news clippings and obituaries, typescripts and reprints of his articles, speeches, photographs, and the typescript for an unpublished novel.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Related or Separated Material

The University of Florida holds several related collections, including the Julien C. Yonge Papers, the Florida Historical Society Records and the Dena Snodgrass Papers.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rembert W. Patrick Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1944-1950
1 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1951
1 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1952
1 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1953
1 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1954
1 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1956
1 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1957-1958
1 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1958
2 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1959
2 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1960
2 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1961
2 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1961
2 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1962
3 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1963
3 Correspondence, personal (letters to). 1963-1966
3 Correspondence, personal (letters from). 1941-1967
3 Correspondence - Yonge, Julien C. 1944-1945
3 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1946, 1949
3 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1950-1951
3 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1952
3 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1953
3 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1955-1956
4 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1957
4 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1959-1961
4 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1962-1963
4 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1963
4 Florida Historical Society - Correspondence. 1964
4 Florida Historical Quarterly - Correspondence. 1954-1956
4 Florida Historical Quarterly - Correspondence. 1957-1958
4 Florida Historical Quarterly - Correspondence. 1959
5 Florida Historical Quarterly - Correspondence. 1960
5 Florida Historical Quarterly - Correspondence. 1961
5 Florida Historical Quarterly - Correspondence. 1962
5 Florida Civil War Centennial Commission. 1959-1961
5 Florida Civil War Centennial Commission. 1962-1965
5 University of Florida Press. 1951-1952
5 University of Florida Press. 1959-1962
5 University of Florida Press. 1963-1964
6 Biographical and Miscellaneous Personal Papers.
6 Articles.
6 Articles - Choosing the Next President.
6 Photographs of Patrick.
6 Speeches.
6 Novel typescript: "Mount Hope Project".

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida -- History
Florida Historical Society
Florida. Civil War Centennial Commission
Yonge, Julien Chandler, 1879-1962



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