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A Guide to the Arthur W. Thompson Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2011

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Thompson, Arthur William, 1926-1965
Title: Arthur W. Thompson Papers
Dates: 1950-1961
Abstract: Notes created by historian Arthur W. Thompson in researching U.S. Senator David Yulee and Jacksonian Democracy in Florida.
Extent: 2 Linear feet. 4 boxes.
Identification: MS 100
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur W. Thompson was a professor of history at the University of Florida, member of the Florida Historical Society and editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1954 with his dissertation, "David Yulee: A Study of Nineteenth Century American Thought and Enterprise." He was the author of numerous articles and books, including Jacksonian Democracy on the Florida Frontier (University of Florida Press, 1961).

Scope and Content

The collection includes notes and note cards created by Arthur W. Thompson in researching and writing his dissertation, "David Yulee: A Study of Nineteenth Century American Thought and Enterprise" and his book, Jacksonian Democracy on the Florida Frontier.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Contents List

1 Yulee note cards - 1851-1865
2 Yulee note cards - 1866-1886
2 Yulee note cards - Agriculture
2 Yulee note cards - Bonds
2 Yulee note cards - Citizenship
2 Yulee note cards - Construction/Labor
2 Yulee note cards - Entrepreneur
3 Yulee note cards - Family/Personal
3 Yulee note cards - Fernandina
3 Yulee note cards - Financing
3 Yulee note cards - Government/Economics
3 Yulee note cards - Indians
3 Yulee note cards - Jacksonian Democracy
3 Yulee note cards - Locomotives
3 Yulee note cards - Moses, Levy
3 Yulee note cards - Newspapers and Periodicals
3 Yulee note cards - Plantation
3 Yulee note cards - Philosophy
3 Yulee note cards - Railroads
3 Yulee note cards - Retirement
3 Yulee note cards - Secession
3 Yulee note cards - Slaves
4 Note cards for book: Jacksonian Democracy in the Florida Frontier

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida -- History -- 1821-1865
United States -- History -- 1817-1825
United States -- History -- 1825-1829
United States -- History -- 1849-1877
Yulee, David Levy, 1810-1886

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