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A Guide to the Julien Chandler Yonge Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Yonge, Julien Chandler, 1879-1962
Title: Julien Chandler Yonge Papers
Dates: 1925-1961
Abstract: Personal correspondence of historian Julien Chandler Yonge and catalogs of his collection of historical materials relating to Florida.
Extent: 2 Linear feet. 5 boxes.
Identification: MS 117
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Historian Julien Chandler Yonge was editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly, 1925-1955, and Director of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, 1944-1958. He was born and educated in Pensacola, Florida. Poor health prevented completion of his college degree. He collected Florida history materials and became a leader in the Florida Historical Society. His collection was eventually donated to the University of Florida, becoming the nucleus of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History.

Scope and Content

The collection includes Julien C. Yonge's personal correspondence and information about his collection of Florida materials. Among his correspondents were: Rembert Patrick, Mark Boyd, David O. True, Ruby Leach Carson, Father Jerome, T. Frederick Davis, and Webster Merritt. A great deal of the correspondence pertains to Florida history, to his collection, and to the Florida Historical Society.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Julien Chandler Yonge Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Julien Chandler Yonge.

Contents List

1 Personal. 1928-1938
1 Personal. 1940
1 Personal. 1941
1 Personal. 1942-1943
1 Personal. 1944
1 Personal. 1945
1 Personal. 1946
2 Personal. 1947
2 Personal. 1948
2 Personal. 1949
2 Personal. 1950
3 Personal. 1951
3 Personal. 1952
3 Personal. 1953
3 Personal. 1954
4 Personal. 1955
4 Personal. 1956
4 Personal. 1957
4 Personal. 1958
4 Personal. 1959
4 Personal. 1960
4 Personal. 1961
4 Undated/Biographical. Not dated
4 Catalogue of Julien C. Yonge Collection of Floridiana. 1936
5 Julien C. Yonge's Original Catalog (card file box)

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Boyd, Mark F., (Mark Frederick), 1889-1968
Carson, Ruby Leach
Davis, T. Frederick
Florida -- History
Jerome, Father, 1885-1966
Merritt, Webster, 1906-
Patrick, Rembert Wallace, 1909-
True, David O.

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