Created: | Author: Kelsy Moore | Memory Date: June 14, 1996
The Florida Collection at the Downtown Orlando Public Library holds many unique and interesting literary Florida gems. Items dating back to the 1800s and up to present day show hints of previous ownership, like an author’s scribbled signature or a personal message from a previous owner. The vast collection spans through fiction and non-fiction alike, focusing on all things Florida. Old and new, history is alive in this collection of rare Floridian texts!
Take a gander at this one of a kind collection at the Downtown Orlando Public Library today! Items do not circulate, but are available to browse and scan. Please handle with care.
ABOVE: A handwritten note can be found on the front page of George Hoyt Smith’s Gray Gull Feathers. The text reads:
For ?? Smith on his birthday
from Mabel (?) and George Hoyt Smith
July 2, 1921 or 1901
Peruse the images and descriptions below under Attachments.