New World in a State of Nature:
British East Florida

“Great Savanah Crane,” or the “Florida Sandhill Crane,” by William Bartram. Courtesy of the Natural History Museum, London.

John and William Bartram Travel the St. Johns River, 1765-1766


Beauclerc Bluff Plantation, map by Joseph Purcell. Courtesy of the National Archives, Kew, England.

British Farms and Plantations on the St. Johns River, 1763-1784


Indigo preparation, plate 35, Compleat History of Drugs

Indigo Cultivation: Life at Governor James Grant’s Villa Plantation


Hoeing rice in the field.

Rice Cultivation: Creating Governor James Grant’s Mount Pleasant Plantation


William Bartram, Round Leafed Nymphea Flowering

“Everything carried the face of spring”: Biscayne Bay in 1772


Site Under Construction

Smyrnéa: Dr. Andrew Turnbull and the Mediterranean Settlement at New Smyrna and Edgewater, Florida, 1766-1777


Map of Fort St. Marks at Apalache

The Indian Frontier in British East Florida: Letters to Governor James Grant from Soldiers and Indian Traders at Fort St. Marks of Apalache
1763 – 1784


Ft. Saint marks

The Indian Frontier in British East Florida: Spanish Correspondence Concerning the Uchiz Indians, 1771-1783.



Florida and the Civil War

Civil War Letters of Dr. Seth Rogers, Surgeon First South Carolina Volunteers

Civil War Letters of Dr. Seth Rogers, Surgeon
First South Carolina Volunteers
Renamed the 33rd United States Colored Infantry in February 1864


Montgomery's Raids on the Combahee River Plantations

Colonel James Montgomery’s Raids in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina


Military camps with tents.

The 33rd, 34th, and 21st United States Colored Infantry Regiments in Northeast Florida



Virtual St. Augustine: Documents and Narratives of the Ancient City

Minorcan Quarter in St. Augustine.

Upwardly Mobile Minorcans and Florida’s First Beachside Development



Guides for Teaching Florida History Online

Military camps with tents.

Teacher’s Guide For Florida History Online