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Blount Family Papers

 Collection — Container: M1967-01
Identifier: M1967-01-##hb9

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, business papers, maps and family papers, 1726-1965, relating to the Blount family of North Carolina and Florida, particularly William Alexander Blount (1851-1921) and his son, Fernando Moreno Blount (1882-1966), of Pensacola. Includes genealogical papers relating to the Blount family of North Carolina and the Moreno family of Key West and Pensacola.

  &nnsp; The papers of W. A. Blount include his letterbooks, 1909-1911, documenting his unsuccessful campaign for election as U.S. Senator; papers relating to the estate of George G. McWhorter, 1890-1896; correspondence with James P. Taliaferro, Booker T. Washignton, Theodore Roosevelt, Albert W. Gilchrist, Duncan U. Fletcher, and others, touching political and social activites in Pensacola and at the Navy Yard; and documents relating to the settlement of his estate, 1906-1933.

  &nnsp; The papers of his son, F. M. Blount, include correspondence with F. F. Bingham, Millard Caldwell, Scott Loftin, C. P. Mason, John C. Pace, George Smathers, David S. Sholtz, Julien C. Yonge, and others, 1920-1950. A large group of legal papers touches upon the Barella Grant and the Live Oak Reservation, 1828-1936, and includes notes of Joseph M. White, Henry M. Brackenridge, and other owners or claimants. With papers relating to Mr. Blount's architectural and legal practice in Escambia County, especially touching affairs at the Naval Air Station; the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, 1906-1930; the estate of William Fisher, 1919-1938; the Civil Island Authority, 1945-1947; City of Pensacola bonds and finances, 1949-1955; with other family papers, photographs, and local maps.

  &nnsp; See also: Beggs and Lane Collection, and Alexander Clement Blount Papers.

  &nnsp; Summary of Pieces:

  &nnsp; Group 1, The Blount family, 1726-1926 96 pieces

  &nnsp; Group 2, Papers relating to W.A. Blount, 1909-1931 1,011 pieces

  &nnsp; Group 3, Papers relating to F.M. Blount, 1920-1965 5,504 pieces

  &nnsp; Group 4, Maps, 1827-1964 173 pieces

  &nnsp; Total Pieces (est.) 6,784 pieces


  • created: 1726-1965
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/03/1967

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.


22.00 boxes

Language of Materials



Family papers, business correspondence, maps, and other documents, 1726-1965, primarily relating to W.A. Blount and his son, F.M. Blount, of Pensacola.

Source of Acquisition

Dr. Fred A. Blount

Method of Acquisition


Blount 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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