Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: B7-L12 Silversmith
Title: [Memo to Bob James re William Sims]
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Title: Memo to Bob James re William Sims
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: B7-L12 Silversmith
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Steinbach, Bob
Publication Date: 1971
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
12 Charlotte Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Sims Silversmith Shop (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 12 Charlotte Street
Coordinates: 29.896045 x -81.312121
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091339
Volume ID: VID00016
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L12

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25 May 1971

MEMO TO Bob; James

SUBJECT, William Sims
FROM Bob Steinbach

With reference to your memo regarding in-
formation concerning William Sims, a search of all
available documentary sources indicates that William
Sims was a native of Scotland, he was married and
had one son at the time he resided in St. Augustine,
He owned four (4) negroes and lived in a borrowed
house on south St. George St. across the street
from the present convent.

We have no specific information as to his
point of origin in the northern colonies, if in fact
he was ever there. There is also some doubt as to
whether he ever practices his craft in St. Augustine
as the census normally will give this information
and in Sims' case there is no specific mention of
his conducting a business.
There is the possibility that Sims im-
migrated directly from Scotland to East Florida.

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