Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 36, Lot 13 - Horruytiner
Title: [Letter to Hon. James S. Lindsley]
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 Material Information
Title: Letter to Hon. James S. Lindsley
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 36, Lot 13 - Horruytiner
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Newton, Earle W.
Publication Date: 1967
Physical Location:
Box: 7
Divider: Block 36
Folder: Block 36 Lot 13 - Horruytiner
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
214 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Horruytiner House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Lindsley House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 214 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.891647 x -81.312828
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094864
Volume ID: VID00023
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B36-L13

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April 1, 1967

The Hon. James S. Lindsley
'14 St. George Street
St. Augustine, Florida

Dear Jim:

As you know, we have from time to time made efforts to find new material
on your house and the Horruytiner family, but we just seem to have run out
of source ..-naterials in St. Augustine. Eleanor Barnes canvassed whatever
there is in the Historical Society rather thoroughly evidently for your original
impressive documentation. In running over the Historical Society source
materials (which is about all that is available here), Dr. Cubenas seems to
have found very little more.

Like all the materials relating to the period before 1764, the sources seem
to be in Spain or lost. I very much hope that we can develop a research iro-
gram in Spain to locate this immensely valuable material; no one has found
it yet. When we do, we may gain all sorts of new information about many of
the old houses in St.Augustine. Yours is certainly one of the most important,
and one of those about which we would like to be well informed.

However, I have kept a continuing eye out and have run into something which
should be of considerable interest to you. When talking with the Director of
the National Archives of Mexico, he mentioned the presence in Carnpechi, on
the Caribbean coast, of a very large colony of St. Augustine families. It
seems that many of the most important families from St. Augustine, after the
exodus of 1764, went to Campechi. Among them were the Horruytiners. I
enclose a copy of the notes which Dr. Mane prepared for me on the family in
Campechi, and we will get it translated and give you an English version as
well. Of course this isn't new material on the house, but it is on what is per-
haps the most important family to have occupied it.

Hon. James S. Lindsley
April 12, 1967
Page two

If you have any thoughts as to where further materials might lie, or any leads,
do let us know.


Earle W. Newton
Executive Director


bc: Mr. H. L. Wolfe

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