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Yonge Family Papers

 Collection — Container: M1966-04
Identifier: M1966-04-##of3

Scope and Contents

Includes copies of deeds, 1781‑1860, to properties in the "New City," owned by the Pensacola Land Company, 1835, reorganized as the Pensacola City Company in 1869; papers relating to the ownership of these lands by Gabriel de Rivas, Nathan Shackelford, and others; and papers relating to other property in St. Johns, Jackson, Orange, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. C. C. Yonge's legal papers include drafts of cases in which he served as prosecuting attorney, and relate to such Territorial concerns as crime, slavery, railroads, and public lands, 1818‑1845.  Also with miscellaneous family correspondence and papers relating to lumbering, the Navy Yard, St. Vincent Island lighthouse, and the Confederate States of America, 1846‑1865.  The post‑Civil War period is reflected in the correspondence of Peter Knowles, Walter Gregory, A. E. Maxwell, and others involved in land speculation in Pensacola, 1869‑1871.

  &nnsp; The papers of P. K. Yonge include lecture notes at the University of Georgia, 1870‑1871; correspondence and papers relating to Christ Church, Pensacola, da. 1870‑1880; and a wide variety of papers relating to his service as British Acting Vice‑Consul in Pensacola, 1874‑1875, yellow fever, hurricanes, chess, libraries and education; with plats and maps of Florida lands and printed ephemera, ca. 1845‑1917.


  • Created: 1781-1934
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1966

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.


15.00 boxes

Language of Materials



Correspondence, legal papers and business records, 1781‑1934.  With files of the Pensacola Land Company, established in 1835, legal drafts and notes of Chandler Cox Yonge (1818‑1889), and correspondence of his son, Philip Keyes Yonge (1850‑1934), prominent lawyer, educator and businessman.  The emphasis of the collection is on land speculation in Territorial Florida, and contains numerous maps and legal papers pertaining to land titles in East and West Florida.

Source of Acquisition

Ms. Marjorie J. Yonge

Method of Acquisition


Yonge Family 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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