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Treasures in the Library – June 2019

SGES is initiating a new monthly post featuring interesting research items found in our library on Sauterne Drive in Jacksonville, Florida. Each month will present a new featured item which could be a book, a periodical, quarterly, map or anything we have. Please enjoy our first gem.

Reference Code: AA-8

Title: Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770-1823 

Author: Dorothy Williams Potter

Don’t let the title of this book fool you as it is a treasure trove of information for people that lived in the southeastern United States! This amazing book contains transcribed information from passports that were issued for individuals and families that wanted to travel or migrate to the “foreign lands” of Indian, Spanish, and British Territories.  The entries provide the names of the passport recipients, the official granting the passport, the date the passport was granted, plus sometimes the county they lived in or other tidbits.  You never know what you might find in this little gem!

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