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Beggs and Lane Collection. Blount and Blount and Carter Papers.

 Collection — Container: M1984-20
Identifier: M1984-20

Scope and Contents

The records of the firm are extensive as it was the corporate attorney for numerous West Florida businesses including railroad andlumber companies. Select subjects include the American Lumber Company, Bagdad Land and Lumber Company, the Birmingham, Columbus and St. Andrews Railroad Company, Children's Home Society of Florida, Escambia County School Board, Escambia Gulf Beach Resort, First National Bank of Pensacola, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Duncan U. Fletcher, Florida Chautauqua, Florida Colonization and Industrial Company of Chicago, Forbes Company, German-American Lumber Company, Gulf Power Company, Kupfrian Park Company, Okaloosa County, City of Pensacola, Pensacola Electric Company. Pensacola Electric Terminal Company (streetcars), Pensacola and Hervey Hotel (San Carlos Hotel), Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, South Florida Stores Corporation (Piggly-Wiggly stores) Tampa Electric Company, and Valparaiso Development Company. Other files include such topics as bank closures, suits to recover Union Army damages during the Civil War, workmen's compensation cases, boundary disputes, the street car strike in 1908, operation of businesses, and records accumulated by the businesses and partners reflecting civic and social life in the West Florida region.

Records including case files, correspondence, legal briefs, photographs, abstracts, and other materials concerning the activities of law partners and clients of the firm. Included among William A Blount's papers are personal correspondence from family members, genealogical notes, and his files relating to the construction of the Blount Building (1907) and his estate Sea Marge (1908), his campaign for the U. S. Senate in 1910, work as trustee for the estates of H. M. Flagler and Mary Lily Flagler Bingham and as attorney for the Florida East Coast Railway, work as president of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and presidency of the Americal Bar Association (1920-1921).


  • Created: 1906-1930
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1984

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 Special Collections Librarian 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


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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Beggs and Lane Law Firm, 1984.

Beggs and Lane Collection. Blount and Blount and Carter Papers.
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Repository Details

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

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