GUIDE TO THE
FREDERICK C. CUBBERLY PAPERS
.35 cubic feet
Miscellaneous Collection #92-9
Processed by Debra Wynne October 2001
Biographical and Historical Note
Mr. Cubberly was born in Chillicothe, Missouri in 1869. He received most of his education in the schools of Marion Indians. He came to Florida with his family in 1889 and settled at Archer. He studied law and was admitted to the Florida bar in 1898. In 1898 he was also appointed US Commissioner, Northern District of Florida. He was appointed collector of customs at Cedar Key in 1902 and continued in that position until he resigned in February 1909. He was also city attorney for Cedar Key, Judge of Municipal court in Gainesville as well as Gainesville City Attorney. He was also deeply interested in Florida Historical Quarterly. His account of the Dade Massacre was published by Congress as a national document. He was elected Vice President of the Florida Historical Society in 1927 and President of the Society in 1932. He died in 1932.
Scope and Content
The Frederick Cubberly Papers are made up of 1 box with 27 folders. There are 22 type written articles written by Mr. Cubberly about a wide range of subjects from "Indian War Poetry" to "John Quincy Adams and Florida" to how the capital came to Tallahassee. Two other articles were written by Etta Cubberly, his wife. There is no discussion of how the author came to write the stories or if they were published or not. There are two copies of the Dade Massacre as printed by the Congressional Record in 1921. Some of the articles are signed by Mr. or Mrs. Cubberly. The papers also include correspondence between Mrs. Cubberly and Walter Marchman, Librarian, Florida Historical Society. There is also a studio portrait photo, presumably of Mr. Cubberly.
The first 3 folders contain a biography, Mrs. Cubberly’s correspondence and the photo. Folders 4 through 27 contain a typewritten article, each one being arranged in alphabetical order. There are no dates on any of the articles. Provenance
This material was donated to the Florida Historical Society around 1942 by Mrs. Etta Cubberly. Restrictions
There are no access restrictions. Papers have been refoldered in acid-free materials and metal fasteners have been removed.
Education – One room schoolhouse – Florida
Tallahassee – Chosen as Capital
Daniel Boone – Florida
David Crockett – Florida
Andrew Jackson – Pensacola
Fort Dade – Indian Treaty – 1837
Ghost Towns – Florida – Columbus
Ghost Towns – Florida – St. Joseph
William Bartram - Florida – 1776
John Muir – Florida – 1898
Florida – Politics and government – Acquisition by U.S.
Florida – Politics and government – Boundary with Georgia
Seminole War – Florida history
Newnan’s Lake – Florida – 1812
Capt. Jim Foote – Smuggling – Florida – Cuba
Arredondo Grant – Florida
Osceola – Indian poetry
James B. Ransome – Poet – Osceola
John Q. Adams – Florida
Camp Izard – Florida – 1836
Fort King – Florida history
Malee – Florida – Indians – 1817
Cedar Keys – Florida history
Dade Massacre – Government document #33
Withlacoochee – Florida history
Hernando De Soto – Florida
Alachua – Florida – "Lachaway town"
Correspondence of Mrs. Cubberly and Walter Marchman
"Acquisition of Florida By The United States"
"Adventures of Two Naturalists in Levy County" (William Bartram and John Muir )
"Andrew Jackson, Judge at Pensacola"
"Cedar Keys. Fla."
"The Dade Massacre" (Printed by Congressional Record)
"Daniel Boone and David Crockett in Florida"
"Florida Against Georgia: A Story of the Boundary Dispute"
"Florida Indian War Poetry"
"The Florida Snowstorm"
"How The Capital Came To Tallahassee"
"Invasion of Lachaway Towns or The Battle of Newnan’s Lake 1812"
"John Quincy Adams and Florida"
"Lost and Dead Towns of Florida " (Columbus and St. Joseph)
"Malee-Daughter of the Prophet: A Florida Pocahontas"
"A Pioneer School"
"Seminole Indian Wars in Florida"
"The Siege of Camp Izard"
"The Smuggling Alien Case"
"The Story of Hernando de Soto"
"The Story of The Arredondo Grant"
"The Treaty of Fort Dade in 1837"
Missing from the collection is an article titled: "Archer, Florida – 1880 to 1900"