Cubberly, Frederick C. 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.

Subject Headings

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"

Folder 1


Folder 2

Correspondence of Mrs. Cubberly and Walter Marchman

Folder 3


Folder 4

"Acquisition of Florida By The United States"

Folder 5

"Adventures of Two Naturalists in Levy County" (William Bartram and John Muir )

Folder 6

"Andrew Jackson, Judge at Pensacola"

Folder 7

"Boundary Lines"

Folder 8

"Cedar Keys. Fla."

Folder 9

"The Dade Massacre" (Printed by Congressional Record)

Folder 10

"Daniel Boone and David Crockett in Florida"

Folder 11

"Florida Against Georgia: A Story of the Boundary Dispute"

Folder 12

"Florida Indian War Poetry"

Folder 13

"The Florida Snowstorm"

Folder 14

"Fort King"

Folder 15

"How The Capital Came To Tallahassee"

Folder 16

"Invasion of Lachaway Towns or The Battle of Newnan’s Lake 1812"

Folder 17

"John Quincy Adams and Florida"

Folder 18

"Lost and Dead Towns of Florida " (Columbus and St. Joseph)

Folder 19

"Malee-Daughter of the Prophet: A Florida Pocahontas"

Folder 20

"A Pioneer School"

Folder 21

"Seminole Indian Wars in Florida"

Folder 22

"The Siege of Camp Izard"

Folder 23

"The Smuggling Alien Case"

Folder 24

"The Story of Hernando de Soto"

Folder 25

"The Story of The Arredondo Grant"

Folder 26

"The Treaty of Fort Dade in 1837"

Folder 27

"The Withlacoochee"


Missing from the collection is an article titled: "Archer, Florida – 1880 to 1900"