Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Correspondence
Title: [Correspondence between Earle W. Newton and Peter Collins
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Title: Correspondence between Earle W. Newton and Peter Collins
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Government House, Correspondence
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Newton, Earle W.
Collins, Peter
Publication Date: 1967
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Divider: Government House - Correspondence
Folder: Government House, Correspondence
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
48 King Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Government House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 48 King Street
Coordinates: 29.892465 x -81.313142
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Volume ID: VID00004
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Editor of the Journal: Professor P. Collins, McGill University, Montreal 2

June 6, 1967

Mr. Earle W. Newton,
Executive Director,
St. Augustine Historical Restoration
and Preservation Commission, Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Dear Mr. Newton,

I am most distressed to learn from your letter of May 31st
that correspondence sent by you to me last January never reached
its destination.

An article of the kind you describe sounds ideal material
for the SAH Journal. I should be glad to receive your manu-
script with its relevant illustrations at your earliest conven-
ience and enclose the "Notes for Contributors" prepared by our

With kindest regards,

Yours sincerely,

Peter Collins,
Professor of Architecture

P: cgd




Editor: Professor Peter Collins, School of Architecture, McGill University, Montreal 2, Canada

Notes for Contributors

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merson, Georgian London).
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First reference:
7. Ray Nash, Printing as an Art (Cambridge, Mass., 1955), Pp.
Subsequent reference:
23. Nash, Printing as an Art, pp. 35-69.

First reference:
4. Theodore Low De Vinne, Correct Composition (New York,
1904), pp. 171-181.
Subsequent reference:
12. De Vinne, Correction Composition, pp. x71-181.

First reference:
93. D. B. Updike, Printing Types, Their History, Forms, and Use,
2nd ed., 2 vols. (Cambridge, Mass., 1951), 1, 38-57.
Subsequent reference:
117. Updike, Printing Types, I, 38-57.

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2. The Poetical Works of Chaucer, ed. F. N. Robinson (Cambridge,
Mass., 1933), p. 2.
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3. Chaucer, p. 2.

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8. Edith Diehl, Bookbinding, Its Background and Technique, 2 vols.
(New York, Toronto: Rinehart, 1946), n, 51.
Subsequent reference:,
76. Diehl, Bookbinding, n, 51.


First reference:
i. Sinclair Hitchings, "The Printing of Poetry," Printing and
Graphic Arts n1 (1954), 37.
Subsequent reference:
13. Hitchings, "The Printing of Poetry," p. 37.

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from the Treasurer, Modem Language Association, 4
Washington Place, New York, N. Y. 10003), whose style
the author may follow when it does not conflict with the
rules set forth above.


May 31, 1967

Professor Peter Collins, Editor
Journal of the Society of Architectural
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Dear Professor Collins:

I am enclosing a copy of my letter of January 23rd, 1967, in
case it went astray and did not reach you. I would only like to
know whether the magazine would be interested in reviewing such
an article; of course there is naturally no acceptance implied until
you have seen it.

If not, I should like to submit it elsewhere.


Earle W. Newton
Executive Director


January 23, 1967

Reply to:
Box 1987
St. Augustine, Fla.

Professor Peter Collins, Editor
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Dear Professor Collins:

Today we received and recorded a deed from the United States Government
to the State of Florida for "government House", a colonial structure in
St. Augustine which dates back to the early days of the Spaniards in this
oldest city in the Unit4d States. It has had a checkered history, and has
been expanded and altered three or four times as it passed from Spanish
into English into Spanish and then into American hands. One of the
architects who undertook the work of remodeling the building for the Ameri-
cans in 1833 was Robert Mills, then at the height of his career.

At our request, General Services Administration, before transferring
the building, undertook an extensive survey of its evolution, particularly
in the American period, in the National Archives and other sources.
Discovered were the Mills plans, as well as those of an extensive remodel-
ing in 1873. We do not have the original building plans; we are still search-
ing for them in Spain. I found in the Archives of the Indies and the Servicio
Historico Militare plans for the Cathedral and the Spanish Military Head-
quarters, and we have had plans of the Auditors' and Customs House for
some time. We feel confident that the plans of the governor'ss Mansion"
exists somewhere in the Spanish archives.

But we do have extensive materials on the colonial period, including an
extensive tax appraisal and description of the building in 1763, and a water
color sketch of it at that time, as well as other illustrations of it at sub-
sequent periods of its career.

It is possible that this building--Florida's first capitol--has had the longest
continuous service as a center of government of any building in the United
States. d

Professor Peter Collins
January 23, 1967
Pdage two

I wonder if the architectural history of this building might not make a
good article for the JOURNAL?

I expect to be in New York City February 15 for a meeting of this
Institute at the Hispanic Museum, and expect to go to Columbia to
talk with Dr. Branner. I could bring along some of the architectural
drawings and materials and discuss this possibility.


Earle W. Newton'


Encl: (Under separate cover)
New brochure
Old brochure
Restoration memo
Antiguo folder -- enclosed
Reconstruction memo


W Bob S.

The enclosed correspondence was
recently brought to my attention for sore
action. Do you think we can do anything
with this or not????? It seems to be in
your line rather than mine except possibly
for re-writing.....

Bob J.

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