Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 31, Lot 1 -2
Title: [Memo to Mr. Newton]
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Title: Memo to Mr. Newton
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 31, Lot 1 -2
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Barnes, Eleanor P.
Publication Date: 1963
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Box: 7
Divider: Block 31
Folder: Block 31, Lots 1 & 2
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.890355 x -81.311094
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094850
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B31-L1

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July 30, 1963
Memo: To Mr. Newton
From: Eleanor P. Barnes

Aviles Street almost complete. You will receive
in few days. Covers 19 houses and three complete

Many interesting items have come out of it.
For example the Artillery corner feasted a
Spanish gentleman with his Menendez wife the
Treasurer's daughter. Then passed to a Aritish
Naval officer, Capt. Skinner, so to an English Attorney,
then to an agent for merchants, to a Spanish dealer in
Provisions and to the Minercan gentleman, Bernardo Segui.
Today the Library stands here.

Block little "d" had the Brotherhood house and a grand-daughtor
of THE de Leon passed to the Episcopal minister and Juan
Leslie of the Banking firm...

Bl. "h" knew the grandson of a former Governor and a Pence de
3f %Leon in the bargain, also was shared by a Spanigh gentleman,
Den Juan de Salas. Passed eventually to Garcia, the Tavern-
Keeper and Don Juan came back to claim his home.

Bl."SW had the native born Casahonda in full charge.
He owned it all. -Passed to a British Storekeeper then
to Builder Watson, finally by deed of gift to a Minorcan
lad and property was in charge of the sainted Padre Camps.

Corner of Bridge and Aviles knew the grand-daughter of
de Leon, then the Innkeep Henderson...then the British Land
Surveyor General and an Italian Wine-Merchant!
Corner of the Plaza boasted a native boy, descendant of two
prominent families, then a British Planter, followed by
His Majesty's Councillor, member of the Governor's Staff,
then the former Attorney general...among others...finally
to the well known Florida born Sanchez-Ortigosal

Fabulous relationships. You'll hardly credit it. Makes
my Avero complex look small.

I suggest that we clear the north end of the town this
way before proceeding south. What do you think?
I have sent in since June 1st, partial St. George,
partial Charlotte, all of Cuna, all Treasury. Suppose
we do from the Gates to Governor's mansion, finish ..
Charlotte and do Hypolita before passing the Plaza?

Reports will be in about Thursday- i
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