Welcome to Pioneer Days in Florida winner of a 2015 Award for Access to Primary Sources from the Center for Research Libraries.

These first-hand accounts of 19th century Florida comprise some of the rarest materials in the collections of the University of Florida. They are now freely accessible online through support and funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) at the National Archives.

Don't know where to start? Try the Quick Links feature on this page. Or search for these recommended items:

Accounts of the Second Seminole War by William S. Foster, Henry Prince, and Joel W. Jones

Mary Port Macklin's memoir of the American Revolution in South Carolina and Florida

Pliny Reasoner's letters about setting up a nursery business in central Florida

Martha D. Allen's log of a trek down the Ocklawaha River by steamboat

John Lee Williams' unpublished edition of Territory of Florida

If you would like additional information on manuscripts at the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, feel free to contact the curator, James Cusick (jamcusi@uflib.ufl.edu).