Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: B8-L1 Benet House
Title: [Letter to Mrs. Eleanor Phillips Barnes re data on Dona Augustine Regidor]
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Title: Letter to Mrs. Eleanor Phillips Barnes re data on Dona Augustine Regidor
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: B8-L1 Benet House
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Newton, Earle W.
Publication Date: 1962
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
65 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Benet House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 65 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.895708 x -81.313017
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091355
Volume ID: VID00005
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B8-L1

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P. 0. Box 484 46 St. George St.

November 6, 1?62

Kr. Ebleanor Phillips Barnes
26 M~Mika n St.
St. Augustine, Fla.

Dear Mrs. Barnes:

Thank you very sohb for your data on Dona Augustine itegidor. It was interesting
to learn that she war the mother of de la ?uente. i notice that on MIncrief's asp
her property has passed into the nands of Henderson, a as de la Puente's own house
on Marine Strrct. I wonder if the Fish lst is any olue to this relationship, and how
it passed aszj-i into the hands of Lona Leoora lark. I was particularly glad tbat
you could confirm zy feeling that there was a tremendous baking operation established
at thiR corner of -ypolita and Charlotte Streets by the very complete description ini
the 1N, 3 census. This certainly indicates that the oeua records are very important
not only to establish ocoipations of the owners of variouS properties, but also for
property descriptions themselves. This discovery a ay very well alter several of our
intentions with respect to toe development ol our area. It vould be far more logical
to attempt to develop a baking demonstration here rather than in our Salcedo property
where there is no real basis for it except tae existeone of a nice kitchen. There is
also of course the King's bakery which stands on state property, and might be restored.
I have never investigated and am not certain the degree to which the building up op-
posite the arsenal constitutes any remnant of the original baikry. I uaat check with
the Historical Society to see whether any archaeology was ever don around it to find
the ovens.

I as also grateful for the information on our Jallegos, and particularly for the
link between OGalesgo and ESoalana. Before that discovery, we only Knew that it had
passed into a different name between Pete and iRocque. I wonder if Luisa saoalona
attempted to reclaim her wood houn on her return, or tether she reclaimed the land
by sone reason of relationship and built the wood house on it which appears in 1789.
noacrief show this property and the two adjacent to the south in the hands of I'ish,
who also seems to have the Dleita house, with Mr. Walton in charge of one in between.
We are trying to sort oat these various properties as they appear on Pueate and locque,
and try to aommodate thea to M~~ rief'a. There is osiderable conflict between the
maps and such reasurements as we can use from them, and to date the archaeology ha.
not 4iven us the answers. Thia rmay be possible after we have been able to remove the
.eanftt house and later, the Smith house.

Mrs. Sesuaor Phillips Barnes

Thanks teo for tWe additional list of oeWupations with general looaticms for
them added. This is especially interesting, inaumm as U it gives us an opportunity
to croes-ehook with the maps tio sres degree. n the other and, probably ntost of
these British srch-ants and oraftaen departed before aooque made his aap. We are
especially interested in it.ti4aa Sis, silvera dth.

Thanks again.


Earle 4. Newton
xeeu.tive Director

00o Kr. Gold
r. Arnade
with photostata of

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