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A Guide to the Josiah H. Prescott Letterbooks

Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Prescott, Josiah H.
Title: Josiah H. Prescott Letterbooks
Dates: 1876-1907
Abstract: Three letterbooks of Josiah H. Prescott, a prominent citizen of Fernandina, in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries.
Extent: 0.4 Linear feet. 3 volumes.
Identification: PKY 88.020
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Josiah Prescott was a Union lieutenant during the Civil War who settled in Fernandina, Florida, after the war. He owned a shoe store and haberdashery and became very wealthy.

Scope and Content

This collection includes three of his letterbooks, which contain a great deal of information about his business affairs. Some information about his personal life also is included.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Josiah H. Prescott Letterbooks, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Fernandina (Fla.) -- Florida -- 19th century.
Florida -- History -- Personal narratives.

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