Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 13, Lot 5 Acosta
Title: [Letter to Mr. John D. Bailey]
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Title: Letter to Mr. John D. Bailey
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 13, Lot 5 Acosta
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Rolleston, W. F.
Publication Date: 1975
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 6
Divider: Block 13 Lots 5-7
Folder: Acosta B13-L5
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
74 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Acosta House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 74 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.895269 x -81.313093
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094786
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B13-L5

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J 9-1.6-75

To: Mr. John D. Bailey

From: W. F. Rolleston

Re: Acosta House press release and Eleanor Barnes memorandum

When the St. Augustine Restoration Foundation, Inc. started the planning
for the Acosta House re-construction a request was made of Dr. Overton G.
Ganong, HSAPB Historian, to furnish our organization such information on
the house as they had in their files.

On February 4, 1975 Ganong wrote a letter enclosing a copy of a memorandum
written by Robert Steinbach containing information on the Acosta House and
family. Although neither unusual or surprising the information was rather
sketchy which from past experience was felt to be the rule rather than the

Since it was made known to Dr. Ganong at the time of the request that the
information requested was for the purpose of designing the house it was
felt to be unusual that the HSAPB made no effort whatsoever to indicate
in any respect the spurces of the information being submitted.

In addition to the above mentioned memorandum Dr. Deagan through the
HSAPB submitted her archaeological report on the Acosta house site. It
was only after many requests to the HSAPB that the Deagan report was

Steinbach recommended furthur research be undertaken. However, he gave no
mention as to the amount previously done, the amount to be done and what
he felt might be found of value in the research to be undertaken.

The Acosta house press release information was obtained primarily from
the Steinbach memorandum of of January 15, 1975. In this he states the
house was built by Joseph G. Acosta. A reference was not given as to the
source of this information.

We assumed this fact had been documented bythe HSAPB.

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