Selected letters of Sidney Walter Martin, 1935-1941

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Selected letters of Sidney Walter Martin, 1935-1941
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THE RECORD COMPANY, PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS

S T. AUqUS TINf, FLORIDA

St. ugustinu Cfhringliord liacipi
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:.:r. walter Martin,
P.O. B'.. 84
Athens,Ga.

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The thesis crme throQ h safely, and I should have aeknowled.ed it, 'cut
have been frightfully busy. I asked the accountin- department to
make voueher .ysble to to Miss Dunford, a n-: to mail in your care
at Tiften.

I ha~,e it get t aere all right.

Thank y,ou so much for all ye-ir trouble and your very r,-' t courtesy.
You have been mnre than kind, and I am very glad ind'!er to have the
o--.- af the thesis in our files here.


The monumental work of the Overseas Extension is I am
wined out. SJnie 42 miles af the track were terribly
Labor D y hurricane. The r~,tter of rebuildin- will
the courts. It will .ost almost ^i.,000,000, the

With every ..d wish to you, I ; ,


Sincerely yaurs,


I 9CWeuA4- 4


afraid reptty well
'r:: ed in the
be decided by
en 'ineers estimate.


WEDOOUR PAPr
APPROVED CODE NUMBER
A2-A5 FLORIDA 269


Ret. 19C5


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NORTH CAROLINA





April 1, 1938.







Mr. Sidney :Talter Martin,
Box 842,
Athens, Georgia.

My dear Mr. Martin:

On behalf of the Graduate School, I
am authorized to offer you the following
appointment as described in the enclosed
1938-39 fellowship announcement:

Graduate Fellowship in History. Stipend .$650.

This offer will remain open until April 11.
Please reply promptly. Over eight hundred
applications are under consideration. I
sincerely hope you can accept.

Very cordially yours,


A -~4


W. H. Glasso,
Dean.


WHG: RK
End.







THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
CHAPEL HILL

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL Ipril 1, 1938
OFFICE OF THE DEAN









Mr. S. W. Martin
Box 842
Athens, Ga.

My dear Mr. Martin:

I take pleasure in informing you that you have been nominated
and appointed as Teaching Fellow in American History for the
year 1938-1939. The stipend of the Fellowship is $500.00,
payable in nine monthly installments. Also, a service scholar-
ship is awarded which covers tuition charges.

We enclose a mimeographed statement of regulations governing
this appointment, which statement you are to consider as being
incorporated in your contract.

Our Fellows next year in all departments are men of a high type
of scholarship and ability. They are selected, twenty-six in
all, from several hundred applicants. You will find your rela-
tions with them and with other graduate students very pleasant
and stimulating. We shall be glad to do all that we can to make
your stay with us profitable to you.

Under the rules of the Association of "merican Universities, to
which this institution belongs, persons nominated for fellow-
ships are required to signify in writing their acceptance or
rejection of the nomination on or before April 15.

Cordially yours,





Dean


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THE HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
BOARD OF EDITORS
ARTHua S. ArroN, Michigan University JAMES A. RORTSON, Hall of Records Annaolis, Md. PERCY A. MARTIN Stanford University
EOSCOs R. HILr, The National Archives JAMES A. ROBERTSON, Hall of Records, AnnapolS, Md. W. W. PIBRSON, JR., University of North Carolina
ROSCOE R. HILL, The National Archives JOSEPH B. LOCKEY, Univ. of California at Los Angeles W. W. PIzISON, JR., University of North Carolina
JOHN TATE LANNING, Duke University HERBERT I. PRIETLEY, University of California
ADVISORY EDITORS
HERBERT E. BOLTON, University of California ISAAC J. Cox, Northwestern University
CHARLES E. CHAPMAN, University of California CLARENCE H. HARING, Harvard University
WILLAM S. ROBERTSON, University of Illinois
Bibliographer: C. E. JONES, Library of Congress
Managing Editor: JAMES A. ROBERTSON Duke Uiversity
Associate Managing Editor: JOHN TATE LANNING
Circulation Manager R. 0. RIVERA Durham, N. C.



April 6, 1938


Dear Mr. Martin:

Vhen T saw that you were interested in the question
of Spanish Florida and that you were from the University of Georgia,
T espoused your cause in committee with considerable warmth. Tt was
gratifying to see ;O.i appointed.

So far as T know no exception has ever been made to
the firm ruling that all candidates for the Ph. D. degrre must have
French and German. T think that it would be futile to try to get an
except n made. Tt is a distinct advantage to the Hispanist, because
the rule leaveshim with better linguistic auxiliaries than the candidates
in other fields who do not need Spanish. Tt would be a serious mistake
for you to try to avoid Germrn, because so many good monographs in your
field appear in th& language. 7 think it will be comforting to know that
the German requirements here are not very rigid-- just enough to be sure
that you can handle titles,and, if necessary, read special treatises
on Iour own subject. Tt will also probably be something of a relief to
know that the German department here has several men who are experts
at getting men over this particular hurdle. Tt can be done in six
weeks.

Your problem is the same as mine was at California,
but T am glad now tht they required me to take German. Since then
T have found that Ttalian, Portuguese, and Latin are practically as
useful 3n some fields of Hispanic studies as Spanish, Frenbh, mid
German.

YourG s.- cerelv,

hn t re Lnning

P.S. Please give my very best wishes to ofessor Coulter and te
him that T want to talk to him very much in case he comes through
the state in the next few weeks.





C. H. CURYP PRESIDENT WATT MARCHMAN, CORRESPONDING DOROTHY DODD. TREASURER JULIEN C YONGE. EDITOR
QUINCY. FLORIDA SECRETARY AND LIBRARIAN P. 0. BOX 323 FLORIDA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY
WINTER PARK JACKSONVILLE 1924 E. JACKSON STREET
PENSACOLA
October 22,1940


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ORGANIZED 1856 INCORPORATED 1905


Dear Mr. Martin
Forgive me for not writing you ere now but it
has seemed impossible to write any letters lately, and I am
writing you ftr*t one.

I was glad to hear ffom you and pleased at the prospect
of an article for the Quarterly. Hope you have got to work on
it. I think the division subject will be very good You'll
have the chance to put a little spice in it, if you touch on
the fierce battle of words in the newspapers,

It may be one or two issues before we have space for
its publication. I usually have.about two issues arranged for
ahead, so the January number is already full, but I'm going
to try bb get the paper in thqiext following one. However,
when you get the article in shape send it along, I like to have
them in hand to go in at the best time.

You didn't tell me ahouththesis and how it is coming on,
but I guess you haven't been able to do a great deal on it.

Did I tell you Mr. DeRenne sent me a catalog for reading.
I findit very interesting of course. Shall return it before long.
It was kind of him to lend it to me,

When you get a chance I'd bemuch interested in hearing
the details of the acquisition of the collection by the University --
that is, whatever it common knowledge, I suppose the action ofthe
legislature is well known.

Give my regards to Mrs. Martin. I can see you two sitting
in the brick room, as I call it, digging away at the newspapers.
Hope you come back sometime.

With good wishes for thqthesis

I am

Sincerely

:Tr. Walter Martin
The University of Georgia
Athens




C. H. CURRY PRESIDENT WATT MARCHMAN. CORRESPONDING DOROTHY DODD. TREASURER JULIEN C. YONGE. EDITOR
QUINCY. FLORIDA SECRETARY AND LIBRARIAN P. O. BOX 323 FLORIDA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY
WINTER PARK JACKSONVILLE 1924 E. JACKSON STREET
PENSACOLA
January 29,1941

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ORGANIZED 1856 INCORPORATED 1905


Professor Walter Martin
The University of G(eorgia
Athens, Georgia

Dear Professor Martin
I have just been reading your oaper on
Florida division and think it is excellent -- both interesting
and well done, but I have a doubt about publishing it right now
which I want to discuss with you.

I've been wondering whether you went over a paper in our
Quarterly (Oct.1938) exception n of theSt. Joseph Constitution"?
I recollect you told me you had been over a file of the 4.,and
I think you used it here, i.e. the material relating e-uecially
to your period. But as you haven't mentioned the paper in your
article perhaps you didn't go into that. Tiss Porter, who wrote
it as her master's thesis at Florida State College for ',omen,
worked though the same newJpapers that you did, and ap~a.ently
used some of the sane material. I waj wrong in not r'iaki-ng sure
that you knew of her article when you askedi of the desirability
of an article on the controversy over division. I wonder whether
you would have time to run over her paper with yours in mind
and see just what you think of publishing yours so soon after hers.
As you are so familiar with the material, ;:ou are in a better
position to judge of the similarity than I am. At the same time
you could get an idea whether you would be able ( with not too
much time spent on it) able to make some change in yours Wich
would war-ant publishing it right away so soon after hers.
Could you onit anything Which might be identical with hers
without hurting yours too much? And as you have much more
material probably than you used, could you put more in your
paper that relates directly to the controversy in palace of
anything you might omit? I want to leave this to your judgment
as better than mine under these cdrcumstamces.

I am much pleased with your writing. I think you have
a solid,clear style vhich is not very common, and you have an
attractive way of putting facts into words. You ought to write
more, and I hope some of it will be on Florida subjects for
our Luarte ly. Writing on Florida history would probably ring you
here again with your assistant researcher, which would be pleasant
for me.
I hope you will write me frankly wjat you think of the
question I have raised. It may look different to you.

With good wishes for you and TMrs. Martin


I am Sincerely





C. H. CURRY PRESIDENT WATT MARCHMAN, CORRESPONDING DOROTHY DODD. TREASURER JULIEN C. YONGE. EDITOR
QUINCY, FLORIDA SECRETARY AND LIBRARIAN P. 0. BOX 323 FLORIDA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY
ST. AUGUSTINE JACKSONVILLE 1924 E. JACKSON STREET
PENSACOLA



^[loriba historical faietyt
ORGANIZED 1856 INCORPORATED 1905
P. 0. BOX 1149
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

February 6, 1941




Mr. Walter Martin
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Dear Mr. martin:

I am deeply sorry to be so long in writing you in
response to your deeply appreciated letter of the 4th of January.
Truth is, I have been more or less side-tracked into having to
raise funds to meet operating expenses, and at the same time try to
increase the membership of the Society.

Thanks for trying to see Mr. Thompson for me. I think
we have to work hard there if we ever get anywhere, and even then it
may be doubtful.

Anything you can do to help us cultivate the Andrews
family will be greatly appreciated. ': .t steps if any would you
advise I take? I can send them a copy or copies of the Quarterly,
invite them to visit our Library-i.useum in St. Aurumstine, etc.
Any thin- you say, I will be lad to do. Or I mii;ht motor over and
meet them. Perhaps it would be better for you to introduce me to
them the next time you are in Palatka.

We would indeed like to borrow your copy of the diary
for copying. Any time you cen let us borrow it and also your thesis -
both will be greatly appreciated.

I was so -lad to have had the pleasure of seeing you
when you were in Et. Augustine. I hope you will come over often.

With warmest regards,

Yours sincerely,



Watt Marohman

I ney want you to use your good influences to help me secure a
fellowship or scholarship at the University of Liorth CProlina, if any
are available. I have written a letter of inquiry.





C. H. CURRY. PRESIDENT WATT MARCHMAN. CORRESPONDING DOROTHY DODD. TREASURER JULIEN C. YONGE. EDITOR
QUINCY, PLORIDA SECRETARY AND LIBRARIAN P. O. BOX 323 FLORIDA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY
ST. AUGUSTINE JACKSONVILLE 1924 E. JACKSON STREET
PENSACOLA
March 2111941

Slorita -1iistorical society
ORGANIZED 1856 INCORPORATED 1905
P. 0. BOX 1149
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Dear Professor Martin
This is something I intended to do quite
a while ago, but I've had the misfortune to be on the shelf with
a broken rib etc. Was painting on a ladder which slipped etc.

':e usually are about two issues ahead with the Qua-'terly, so
in any case I couldn't pbl ish your article until summer or fall,
hence T thought that a letter to Dr. Coulter telli..g him of
its acceptance would be the next best thing to publishing it now.
I understand fully your wish to publish something outside at
intervals to jive evidence of your research and writing.

I did noymean to imply that there is any great iidilarity
in your article nrd Miss Porter'sa fact is, you eKorisjJed
my thought -when you said that you find many things in hers that
are included in yours. My idea was that when you have the
opportunity you night add a bit more from your notes ( of
v.hich you probably have plenty ) relating more to your subject
as distinguished from hers. Of course I don't know wh*her this is
practicable or possible, but when you have time (perhaps not until
vacation) suppose you look into this possibility and tell me what
you find can be done if anything. I think I man: safely say
that I'd like to publish your article in any Cas,..

Be sure tosendme a line next s rtmer telling me of your work
(and exams' at IIorth Carolina, how you come out etc. I'll be
interested.

Good luck to you now-- and then: and my greetings
to Mrs. Martin. I shall be looking for you two back here some
day.


Sincerely

Professor Walter martin
"he TTniver ity of Georgia
Athens




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