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Gavin Family Papers

  • Documents the personal lives and social activities of the Gavin family of Wakulla County, in particular formerly-enslaved sea worker and farmer, James G. Gavin, from the 1880s to the 1940s.
  • Contains personal and business correspondence, order forms for fish net supplies, advertisements, legal documents and records of the family’s involvement with New Bridge Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Shadeville.
  • Includes records from the Republican Party of Wakulla County, collected by James G. Gavin, Executive Secretary, and materials from two Black fraternal organizations, the United Band of America and the Independent Order of Good Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria, for which James served in a clerical position.

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