Collection Inventory


Material Information

Collection Inventory
Series Title:
Fatio Family Papers
Physical Description:
Mixed Material
Publication Date:
Physical Location:
Box: 1


Subjects / Keywords:
Second Spanish Period, 1784-1821
AnteBellum Florida, 1845-1860
Family Papers
Temporal Coverage:
1800 - 1869
Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States -- Florida -- St. Johns


In 1771, Francis Philip Fatio Sr., brought his family to the British province of Florida, settling on the bayfront in St. Augustine. Shortly thereafter, he would establish three plantations along the St. Johns River that would become famous for their indigo, orange groves, turpentine and sheep. His homeplace, New Switzerland, was 10,000 acres and included 12 miles of riverfront land along the St. Johns from Julington Creek southward past Hallowes Cove. Fatio was one of the only settlers to successfully transition from British to Spanish rule. His net worth was greater than that of the Spanish governor. He was a lawyer who had graduated from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and was fluent in six languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Hebrew). His children and grandchildren were taught four languages and enjoyed his extensive library which included thousands of volumes. The plantation house was burned a year after Fatio's death in 1811 during part of the First Seminole War. His namesake son rebuilt the house a decade later. It was burned again at the beginning of the Second Seminole War in 1835. From The St. Augustine Record, May 25,2005.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
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Full Text

FATIO, FRANCIS PHILIP 1724-1811 his children: Louis Fatio 1752-1799 Francis P. Jr. 1760-1831 Louisa Fatio 1763-1810 Married John Hallowes

Sophia Fatio 1766-1894 Married George Fleming Philip Fatio 1768-1820

Letters: (original and copies) Patio, Francis Philip to his wife, New 3witzerland to St. Augustine 1800, Oct. 18 Patio, Sophia to sister, Louisa, Columbus, Fla. to St. Augustine
1845, Dec. 5

Fleming, Sophia Patio to Nonee?, St. Augustine to ?

Fleming, Sophia Patio to ?, St. Augustine to ?

Colt, Leonora Fatio to William (L'Engle), Columbus to ?

Fatio, Sophia Philippa to Felix Livingston, St. Augustine to New York?
1852, Aug. 15 Patio, Sophia Philippa to Felix Livingston, St. Augustine to New York? Miller, Rev. Alred A. to ? St. Augustine to ?

Fleming, Louis Isador to Margaret Seton Fleming?, Jacksonville to St. Augustine 1867, Oct. 26 Dunham, Patio to Margaret S. Fleming?, New York to (Hibernia) 1868, Jan. 20 Dunham, Patio to Margaret S. Fleming?, New York to Hibernia?
1869, April 6 Misc.:
St. Augustine, Office of Provost Marshall. Post pass issued to Sophia Patio.
1863, July 6
Poem: MY BONNY LAS' June 15, 1830
Recipe, conumdrums (2)
Patio, Philip Francis
Hallowes, Louisa Patio and Capt. John Hallowes
Capen, Leonora S. Colt Bronson, Julia P. Colt
Patio, Louisa