Group Title: Historic Biscuit
Title: Biscuit that is part of artifact collection
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 Material Information
Title: Biscuit that is part of artifact collection
Physical Description: 4x5 polyester
Language: English
Publication Date: 1959
Subject: Biscuit Mail
Rion, N. B.
Abstract: As the story goes, In 1913 a UF student was so displeased with campus food that he mailed a biscuit to a friend to show how inedible the food was. The biscuit, stamped and addressed, has survived these many years and the Libraries’ Preservation Department has ensured it will survive many more. The actual biscuit can be seen in Special Collections, inside its protective housing, or online in black and white and in color and zoomable. On July 24, 2009, Elizabeth Henderson provided further details, explaining that her father Albert P. McIntosh was a Sub-Freshman at UF in 1913, from Brooksville, Florida. He sent this biscuit to Sarah (Sally) Burwell, a friend from Brooksville as a joke. She returned it to him in Tallahassee, August, 1943. He presented it to Univ/Florida in the mid 1970’s. The story of this biscuit was told to Elizabeth Henderson when she was a child, and she was present when Sallie returned the biscuit to Albert.
General Note: Biscuit (artifact coll) a male student presumably sent through the mail.
Funding: Digitized with funding from the <a href="">Institute of Museum and Library Services</a> as part of the Ephemeral Cities grant project.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00032099
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida Archives, Special Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: Photograph 5025 from the University Archives Photograph Collection.

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