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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M75- 86
Creator: Randolph family.
Title, Dates: Papers, 1820-1978.
Amount: 2.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Randolph family moved from Virginia to Florida in 1829 and settled in Tallahassee.  They became active in its civic and social life here.  Thomas Eston Randolph and Jane Cary Randolph had eight children.  Randolph was appointed U.S. Marshal for the Middle Florida district in 1831.  His son, Dr. James Randolph, served in the legislative delegation from Leon County in 1845; became a surgeon in the provisional army of the Confederacy; and was mayor of Tallahassee in 1876.  In 1881, Dr. Randolph was appointed superintendent and physician in charge of the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee.  With his father, he co-founded St. John's Episcopal Church.  The Randolph daughters conducted the first girl's school in Tallahassee.
Summary:     The collection contains papers of the Randolph family of Leon County, Florida.  The correspondence includes four letters from William Eston Randolph to his family, 1814-1816, while traveling to Baltimore and Amsterdam, Holland; correspondence to Mrs. Thomas Eston Randolph of Albemarle, Va. from family members, 1823-1836; seven letters from Thomas Easton and William Duval Randolph, 1861-1862, to their family while serving in Pensacola during the Civil War.
    An 1835 account book records the travels and business of Thomas Eston Randolph, U.S. Marshal for the District of Middle Florida. There is also a transcript of a diary account by Dr. Arthur Moray Randolph describing his journey to Virginia from Florida to tend his dying son in a Civil War hospital.  Several pencil drawings, hand-colored sketches, poems and essays attest creative and artistic ability in the family.  There are also is genealogical materials, including two family trees, two compiled genealogies, and several newspaper obituaries.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
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Associated Materials: Collection N2015-10, Hackley and Randolph Family Letters, contains 10 mid-18th century letters documenting the Hackley branch of the family. // See also Florida Collection, State Library of Florida.
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Subject Access Fields: United States. District Court (Florida : Middle District)
United States marshals.
Women History 19th century Florida
Diaries. aat
Genealogies. aat
Leon County (Fla.)
Tallahassee (Fla.)
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida Genealogy
Added Entries Randolph, Arthur Moray, 1815-1867
Randolph, Thomas Eston, 1767-1842

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