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Courtland Buckman Papers

 Collection — Container: M00-2
Identifier: M00-2

Scope and Contents

Primarily incoming business correspondence, most of which are inquiries about land purchases in Florida and rental property management activities documenting business life in Jacksonville. Includes also: Florida Uniform Examination questions (1896); campaign literature and messages of Florida Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward; a nineteenth century Jacksonville newsletter, 'St. Andrew's messenger' (1891); and several letters referring to the Jacksonville fire of May 3, 1901

Dates

  • Created: 1860-1938
  • Other: Majority of material found in ( 1897-1899; 1903-1904)
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/00/1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. For additional information and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact 904-620-1533 or e-mail lib-special@unf.edu

Biographical or Historical Information

Born in Lake City, Florida, during the Civil War, on December 8, 1863. Third child of Captain Thomas Ellwood Buckman (Civil War veteran) and Selina Cleland Buckman. Educated in Jacksonville, Florida schools; lived there most of his life, except for a brief period in Daytona Beach, Florida. In 1886, he served as Deputy to his father who was the County Clerk of Duval County; relocated in the late 1880's to Daytona Beach where he entered the mercantile business and served one term as Mayor. In 1894, he returned to Jacksonville, worked briefly with the Singer Manufacturing Company before becoming a real estate agent with the C. C. Robertson Real Estate Company. After establishing his own real estate firm in May 1897(C. Buckman), he later formed a partnership with Alfred C. Ulmer (Buckman, Ulmer and Mitchell, Inc.) Mr. Buckman was a prominent civic and business leader, and a member of numerous social and business organizations, including the Jacksonville Board of Trade. His older brother, Henry Holland Buckman, was a Florida state legislator and Jacksonville attorney. The H. H. Buckman bridge spanning the St. Johns River in Orange Park, Florida is named in his honor. Courtland Buckman died on October 1, 1952.

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Extent

11.60 Linear Feet

Abstract

Primarily incoming business correspondence, most of which are inquiries about land purchases in Florida and rental property management activities documenting business life in Jacksonville. Includes also: Florida Uniform Examination questions (1896); campaign literature and messages of Florida Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward; a nineteenth century Jacksonville newsletter, 'St. Andrew's messenger' (1891); and several letters referring to the Jacksonville fire of May 3, 1901

Arrangement Note

Alphabetical by series; chronological within folder.

Source of Acquisition

Purchased from various bookdealers, 1998-2000

Method of Acquisition

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 01/00/1998.

Related Materials

Electronic versions of some collection materials are available on the World Wide Web as part of the Florida Heritage Collection. Descriptions of individual items and photographs are available in the Courtland Buckman Papers Container List. Information about related materials is available at http://www.unf.edu/library/sc/buckmancontainer.html

Other Descriptive Information

Container list available. Additional information may be found at http://www.unf.edu/library/sc/buckmancontainer.html
Title
Courtland Buckman Papers
Author
Collection Description/Finding Aid prepared by Eileen D. Brady.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville FL 32224 US
904-620-1533