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Collection Number: 01263

Collection Title: Robert Raymond Reid Diary, 1833-1835

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Abstract After a political and judicial career in Georgia, Robert Raymond Reid (1789-1841) was appointed judge of the Superior Court in the Eastern District of Florida in 1832. He was a member of the Florida Constitutional Convention of 1838 and was territorial governor from 1839 to 1841. Microfilm of two volumes, 31 January 1833-10 October 1833 and 22 January 1835- 25 September 1835, in which Reid recorded his opinions on the nullification controversy, abolitionism, and the black population of the South, both free and enslaved. The journal also gave Reid the opportunity to express, in a tone apparently influenced by his readings of Byron, whom he mentions, his deep feelings of melancholy. Similarly, theological speculations reveal his struggle for faith. The legal communities in St. Augustine and Tallahassee, an epidemic in the former town, Reid's repeated, unsuccessful attempts to adhere to a daily schedule, and the character of John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, and especially John Randolph, are also addressed.
Creator Reid, Robert Raymond, 1789-1841.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Robert Raymond Reid Diary #1263, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Lent for filming by Mrs. Charles F. Andrews of Palatka, Fla., in April 1947.
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After a political and judicial career in Georgia, Robert Raymond Reid (1789-1841) was appointed judge of the Superior Court in the Eastern District of Florida in 1832. He was a member of the Florida Constitutional Convention of 1838 and was territorial governor from 1839 to 1841.

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Two volumes, 31 January 1833-10 October 1833 and 22 January 1835- 25 September 1835, in which Reid recorded his opinions on the nullification controversy, abolitionism, and the black population of the South, both free and enslaved. The journal also gave Reid the opportunity to express, in a tone apparently influenced by his readings of Byron, whom he mentions, his deep feelings of melancholy. Similarly, theological speculations reveal his struggle for faith. The legal communities in St. Augustine and Tallahassee, an epidemic in the former town, Reid's repeated, unsuccessful attempts to adhere to a daily schedule, and the character of John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, and especially John Randolph, are also addressed.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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