State of Florida
Separtment of tate
Division of Cultural Affairs
HISTIORIC Historic St. Augustine
ST. Preservation Board
AUGUSTINE 46 St. George Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
August 11, 1971
Dr. Charles H. Fairbanks
Department of Anthropology
University of Florida
This letter is in the way of a formal invitation for you and your students to
join with the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board in what we hope would
be a continuing series of archaeological excavations here in St. Augustine.
Our sister organization, St. Augustine Restoration, Inc., is in the process of
acquiring the bulk of a city block here in St. Augustine. There are tentative
plans to utilize this area for the recreation of a portion of the town as it might
have appeared sometime prior to the 1702 siege.
Before any definitive planning can be done, however, archaeological clearance
of the area seems mandatory, and it is in this work that we invite your parti-
cipation. The area in question appears to have been on the periphery of build-
ing activity both in the colonial and the present periods and should therefore be
relatively undisturbed. Based on this, I believe the area would yield signifi-
cant data of cultural significance.
The Board and the Corporation would be able to offer assistance in the form of
per diem for yourself, housing for the students in a house adjacent to the site,
laboratory facilities for artifact processing and cataloging, a photographic
darkroom, and minor supplies, such as sherd bags, etc.
The documentary research has been completed on the area and is in the final
typing stage at this time.
Sine r y
J hnW Griffin
Di e tor
C: Mr. W. F. Rolleston
Mr. R. H. Steinbach