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Index to the East Florida Papers

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Section 1. Letters from the Captain-General, 1784-1821.

This chronological series of letters and enclosures contains the basic supervisory correspondence for the administration of East Florida as a Spanish colony. Subjects treated include those specific to the Florida situation and others concerned generally with Spain and the Spanish Empire. A large number of these original letters enclose related documents (Royal Orders, Newspapers, etc.) that do not appear with the letters. These enclosures can often be found in other sections of the East Florida Papers.


Section 2. Letters to the Captain-General, 1784-1821.

This series of documents is also chronologically arranged and is mostly comprised of drafts and some related documents of the Governor's correspondence with his immediate superior, the Cuban Captain-General. The letters either acknowledge receipt of the Captain-General's orders and instruction or report on Florida topics and activities requiring the Captain-General's cognizance. Often the documents that the drafts indicate are enclosed do not appear in this section.


Section 3. Letterbook of Gov. Manuel de Montiano's Letters to the Captain-General, 1737-1741.

A calendar of this letterbook by Mr. Albert Manucy is held in the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History (PKY), F016/M294c. No card index was prepared for this section.


Section 4. Secret Correspondence to and from the Captain-General, 1787-1813.

These chronologically arranged letters and drafts usually deal with defense, intelligence, and/or personnel problems. They are graded as Reservada, Muy Reservada, or Reservadissima. Indicated enclosures often do not appear with the letters and drafts.


Section 5. Letters to and from the Departmento de Gracia y Justicia, Spain, 1787-1813.

These letters and drafts deal mainly with the religious administration of the Spanish Empire and specific religious concerns of Florida. They contain information on Protestant conversion, Catholic education and the administration of the ecclesiastical tribunal. Indicated enclosures often do not appear with the letters and drafts.


Section 6. Letters to and from the Department of the Indies and the Conde de Galvez, 1783-1790.

This section, containing draft and original letters, deals with the overall direction of the re-establishment of Florida as a Spanish Colony and contains details on problems with remaining British loyalists, relations with ex-Governor Patrick Tonyn, Indian policy, trade, etc. Indicated enclosures often do not appear with the letters and drafts.


Section 7. Letters to the Conde de Galvez, Captain-General of the Floridas, 1784-1786.

During these three years Galvez served as Captain-General of the Floridas and Cuba and later as Viceroy of New Spain. The letters discuss basic policy problems in East Florida and enclose related documents for Galvez' attention and/or action. Many letters concern judicial review of cases tried in Florida.


Section 8. Secret Correspondence to the Conde de Galvez and the Department of the Indies, 1785-1787.

These chronologically arranged letters and drafts usually deal with defense, intelligence and/or personnel problems. Drafts of letters to the Department of the Indies usually duplicate letters of the same approximate date to the Conde de Galvez.


Section 9. Letters to the Department of the Indies, 1785-1789.

This chronologically arranged section contains drafts of the Governor's correspondence to the Spanish imperial administration. The detailed drafts often report Florida subjects (trade, population, Indian policy, defense, personnel, finances, etc.) also covered in the Governor's letters to the Captain-General (Section 1).


Section 10. Letters to and from the Council of the Indies, 1784-1819.

This chronologically arranged section contains drafts of the Governor's correspondence to the Spanish imperial administration. The detailed drafts often report Florida subjects (trade, population, Indian policy, defense, personnel, finances, etc.) also covered in the Governor's letters to the Captain-General (Section 1).



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