Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: (Block 15, Lot 7) Joaneda House
Title: [Letter to Miss Montgomerys]
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 Material Information
Title: Letter to Miss Montgomerys
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: (Block 15, Lot 7) Joaneda House
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Wilson, Emily
Publication Date: 1937
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 6
Divider: B15 L7 Joaneda - Architecture, History, Archaeology
Folder: (B15 L7) Joaneda House
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
57 Treasury Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Joaneda House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 57 Treasury Street
Coordinates: 29.893459 x -81.313492
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094802
Volume ID: VID00010
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B15-L7

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114 Second Street
Beach Haven N.J.
July 23,19>7
Montgomery Sisters
Antique Gift Shop
PetAskey, Miohegan

My dear Miss Montgomerys,
Tour letter of July l4h.was forwarded to me at yr
summer home here ,and I sa sending you the data about your house 'San Carles" in
St.Augustine that I have with me here. I regret that I mast tell you that your house
was built after 1788 during the second Spanish occupation ,and before 1807.

There are only ten buildings in St.Augustine besides the Fort and St.Francis Barracks
that can be traced back to the first Spanish occupation on all the maps and they are the
old wall remaining In the Post Offioe, the Burt aouse or Spanish Treasurysthe Spanish XInn
the Arrivae House, Iagth of the Plaza and Souath of the Plaza the Oldest House on Bt.Francei
St. the neon the corner also owned by the Historioal Society, the Lambias House on the
same street, thohouse owned by the Misses Macmillan that owned by the Lindeloy family,
and the Father 0 Reilly House on Avilee St.

Many houses in St.Augustine that are ahoen on the -ap in 1769 were torn down and
the land used for kitchen gardens by the o glishthe stone to build other houses.the
blook on which I live, had a number of houses on it in 1769, and only two are shown on
the map of 1788,which gives a report on every house and lot in the city and the ground"
floor plan of each house.

We have in the Historical Society a copy of the deed to Jesse Piah of tM house also
a copy of his account book that tells to whoa he sold the houses and lots or stone from -
the houses. We have any records of deeds now in Tallahassee, the Spanish and English map
and Olement a Surveys of 183 with a record of the original owner about 1784 and the one
of 1835. We have English Briefs from the old Spanish Beorituras 1784 to 1816 ,the Tax
list of houses and descriptions and from all of these of which I have -y own copiee here
I have made a careful. search for the history of your hous ohich I enclose on separate
sheets of paper, with a poor tracing from the blue print copy I have of the map of 1788
by holding it up to a window pane of glasa to see the lines.But this will show you the
lots and houses on that block in 1788.

The original Spanish deeds were copied on the book kept by the soeridvner with the
signatures of those selling and buying the properties, also the confirmation of titles
by the Governors, and the Spanish always mentioned the house,often when it was built
and who built it. You can got a photostat copy of the confirmation of title of your
property ,from the Manuscript Division in the Library of Congress. They charge so
much per page, I think it is fifty cents.Tour document would be about six pages for the
confirmation of title,about seven pages for the sale to Juan Gonzales if this is your
lot, which states the house was sold to pay the man who rebuilt it of coquina. If you
return South through Washington you could look at this Volume M17 1W0o.it is in
the Xaste Florida Spanish Papors,Manuscript Division.

Hoping sometime to have the pleasure of visiting your house ,or having you
call on me.I remain
Tours Truly /-



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