Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Exhibits - Spanish Military Hospital
Title: [Correspondence re: gold watch]
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Title: Correspondence re: gold watch
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Exhibits - Spanish Military Hospital
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Physical Location:
Box: 7
Divider: Block 28 Lot 2 (Spanish Military Hospital)
Folder: Exhibits - Spanish Military Hospital
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
3 Aviles Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spanish Military Hospital (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 3 Aviles Street
Coordinates: 29.891837 x -81.311598
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094846
Volume ID: VID00016
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B28-L2

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27 June 1972

Dr. Carleton I. Calkin, Curator
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Dear Dr. Calkins

Pursuant to our discussion of the other day, I am enclosing corres-
pondence and information on the watch to be displayed in the Museum of Florida Medical
The history of this watch, in addition to being very interesting, will
also give you an idea as to its value. Sinee you discussed this with my husband by
phone, I'm sure you have given it much thought. However, I did request an estimate at
that time and am now withdrawing that request, as I have already submitted one in order
that our Auxiliary's books can be closed.
You may be assured of the continued interest and support of the Woman's
Auxiliary to the FMA, as enthusiasm grows when this project is brought to the attention
of more members. As you know, the Auxiliary was originally asked to raise funds for
the murals and you will shortly be receiving another check for this purpose.* due to
the success of our Art Show at Convention.
At our Fall Conference last year the Auxiliary voted to providec:addit-
ional funds for the future purchase of a suitable stationary encasement to safeguard
the timepiece, and hopefully, include a recording system which could give a brief his-
tory as well as the sound of the chimes described in the attached information
I've spoken with Mr. Harold Parham, Executive Vice President of FMA,
and he will be most happy to meet with us regarding this matter and other' plans we have

Mrs. James J. DeVito
President, WA-FMA E

Oct Mr. John J. Griffin JUL 5 197e
Mr. Harold Parham
Mrs. Sam Day NE-NTOR'
fIWESE. -.

May 22, 1974

Detective Nicoleo
St. Augustine Police Department
St. Augustine, Florida

Dear Srt

Below to a description of te gold watch stolea May 22, 1974
from the Historic St. Augustine Preservatlea Board, Spaibsh Hespital:

Gold pocketwatch with beavy gold chala and feb arnameat -
a siar inside of a cirele. The watch chien and the
ilttials "J. Y.P." ar set is dianaes en the cover. There
are also rabies and rbiestoms set iate the piece.

There tais inscription whieh reads:

"Presented to Joseph Y. Porter, M. D. Surgeoan-In-Cbarge
U. S Coevrameat Relief Measure, by the Jacksonville
Auxiliary Saitary Assoc., in Recogaitlon of Valuable
Service to the City of Jackseaville During the Yellow Fever
Epidemic of 118. *

Appraised value of the watch It 19S8 was $4500.00. Present
value would be estimated at $9000.00.


ThebAm G. Ledford

co Johl W. Grifftma
John D. Bailey

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