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Pleas, Charles Earl, Papers

 Collection — Container: M1970-04
Identifier: M1970-04-##bza

Scope and Contents

Personal papers, 1935-1949, of Charles Earl Pleas (1867?-1954), nurseryman, botanist, and photographer, of Chipley, Florida, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials concerning his work in the development of the Kudzu vine in West Florida and related plant cultivation. Major correspondents include Robert Sparks Walker of Chattanooga, Tennessee, with detailed letters and poetry. The photograph collection includes glass plate negatives and prints.


  • Created: 1867-1954
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/00/1970


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes.  Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited.  Permission may be granted by the University Archivist for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc.  In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution.  Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.

Biographical or Historical Information

Nurseryman, botanist, and photographer

Note written by Charles Earl Pleas


553.00 items

Language of Materials



Correspondence (1935-1948) and photographs (1895-1905); together with newspaper clippings and publications concerning Pleas's work in the development of the Kudzu vine in West Florida. Includes glass plate negatives of scenes in and near Chipley, Fla., including nature and plant life.

Arrangement Note


Source of Acquisition

E. W. Carswell

Method of Acquisition

Gift of E. W. Carswell, Chipley Florida, June 1970
Pleas, Charles Earl, Papers
Stephanie Johnson
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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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