Ellis Hughes



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The Ellis Hughes papers consist of Hughes' journal, kept during the Second Seminole War, a transcription of his journal entries and miscellaneous material which are housed in one document box and one phase box. The bulk of the documentation falls with the range of the 1830s through the 1840s with the balance of the material covering the 1850s through 1861. The materials principally consist of transcriptions and photocopies of the author's journal during his tour of duty as an Assistant Surgeon in Florida during the years 1838-1840. The contents of the journal provide a wealth of information on Florida during the first half of the 19th century. There are wonderful descriptions of Indian life and culture, the daily activities of military personnel, natural history subjects and American social customs. In addition, the author provides a visual dimension with sketches of the people and places he visited.


Hughes, Ellis 1813- Diaries, United States Army Surgeons Diaries, United States Army Military life, Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842, Physicians Florida, Seminole Indians Social life and customs, Natural history Florida, Florida History 19th century, Florida Description and travel, Territorial Florida, 1821-1845 Wars of Indian Removal, 1817-1858, United States Social life and customs 1783-1865, Ante-Bellum Florida, 1845-1861, Florida 12000


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Hughes, Ellis; United States; Army; Surgeons; United States; Army; Military life; Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842; Physicians; Seminole Indians; Social life and customs; Natural history; Florida; History; Florida; Description and travel; Territorial Florida, 1821-1845; Wars of Indian Removal, 1817-1858; United States; Social life and customs; Ante-Bellum Florida, 1845-1861; Florida; 12000

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Florida; Florida



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University of South Florida


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