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  • Tags: Florida

Date: 11-Dec-31
A letter from Arthur Raper of the Souther Commission on the Study of Lynching to Florida Governor Carlton, dated December 11, 1931. The letter originally accompanied a copy of the commission's report.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nnme5nhum01fv1g/1931.12.11_Southern Commission on Study of Lynching Arthur Raper to Govwm.jpg

Date: 11-Nov-29
A telegram from W. Alexander Director of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation to Florida Governor Carlton regarding the third lynching in Florida in 1929 and calling for action to be taken.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dltqmep7t5kqwuv/1929.11.11_Telegram Commission on Interracial Cooperation Will Alexanderwm.jpg

Date: 11-Sep-32
A letter from "a worried woman" (as signed) to Florida Governor Carlton regarding bootlegging. She provides a list of names and establishments violating prohibition laws .
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wso3h1v051xf0cz/1932.09.11_AnonymousOnBootleggingwm.pdf

Date: 12-Jun-30
A letter from Arthur Jackson, Chairman of The General Conference of the Religious Society of Friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Florida Governor Carlton dated July 12, 1930. The writer is "shocked at this year's record of twleve lynchings."
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajeykqhia4nm26x/1930.06.12_General Conf of Religious Society of Friends to Govwm.jpg

Date: 15-May-30
A letter from Hettie Talbert to Florida Governor Carlton inquring how best to approach unlawfulness in her area. The governor response suggesting she report concerns to the local courts and sheriff.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pwbjo3q9lfd2cmo/1930.05.15_TalbertComplaintwm.pdf

Date: 17-May-29
A Telegram from George Lahood to Florida Governor Carlton dated May 17, 1929 requesting Icer Romey (sone of Nola and Hasna Romey) be removed from the Columbia County Jail for his safety.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghed3jf323s3l28/1929.05.17_LahoodTelegramwm.pdf

Date: 18-Mar-30
Correspondence between Charles Taylor of Lake City, Florida and Governor Carlton regarding Taylor's investigation of the Romey lynching case. The notes are dated between March and April 1930.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2n03qjm2usvs2im/1930.03.18_CharlesTaylorInvestigationwm.pdf

Date: 18-May-29
A letter from an anonymous citizen of Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton dated May 18, 1929 regarding the deaths of Nola and Hasna Romey. The letter names Chief John Bake, Deputy Sheriff Leo Cox, and Arthur Hall. It claims that Cox fired the…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9z48p4cyzt2r62a/1929.05.18_Letter to Gov from Anonymouswm.pdf

Date: 18-May-29
A letter from an anonymous citizen of Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton dated May 18, 1929 regarding the deaths of Nola and Hasna Romey. The writer claims "our sheriff (Douglass) is not doing his duty".
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b9fbw11hxdl7qyz/1929.05.18_Letter to Gov from F Anonymouswm.pdf

Date: 18-May-29
A letter from Salina, Kansas to Florida Governor Carlton dated May 18, 1929 expressing outrage over the lynching of Nola Romey.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r47uuvz04i81pjm/1929.05.18_Letter to Gov from Kansaswm.jpg

Date: 18-Oct-29
A series of letters from E.B. William's of Madison County, Florida reguarding a situation in which the sheriff of Madison County and the sheriff (Douglass) of Columbia County fail to arrest W.L. Haines convicted of operating an automobile while…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3qkwjfxhky14u53/1929.10.18_WilliamsComplaintwm.pdf

Date: 1929
A letter from an anonymous person to Florida Governor Carlton regarding an establishments outside of Lake City and White Springs called "Baker's Place" and "Fatty's Place". The writer claims the establishments sell a lot of illegal alcohol (during…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pmt1b29z4792j2/No Date_AnonymousOnBakersPlacewm.pdf

Date: 1929
A letter from "one of the sheriff's best friends" in Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton undated but likely 1929 regarding the deaths of Nola and Hasna Romey. The writer claims Sheiriff Douglass "is no good for a sheriff he is gone now and it is a…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0rnhmun11aavi8l/1929_Letter to Gov re Romeys Lawlessnesswm.pdf

Date: 1929
A letter from an anonymous citizen of Lake City, Florida to Governor Carlton undated circa 1929 regarding the deaths of Nola and Hasna Romey. The writer urges the governor to send a special detective to Lake City to investigate the murders.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dsct8bylqdtv2xt/No Date_Letter to Gov re special detective for Romey casewm.jpg

Date: 1929
The death certificate of Fannie Romey. Birth and death dates are recorded as 14 November 1891 and 16 May 1929. Her cause of death is: "Gunshot wound (pistol) to the right chest -- right arm and left arm. Wounds inflicted by police officer about 8:30…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/MosesCollection/Moses2019-069.pdf

Date: 1929
The death certificate of Nola G. Romey. Birth and death dates are recorded as 18 February 1890 and 17 May 1929. Cause of death is: "Lynched". The certificate copy was issued 18 September 2006.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/MosesCollection/Moses2019-068.pdf

Date: 1938
A photograph of Neville Fuleihan and Douglas Ritchie in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1938
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/OussaniCollection/Oussani2018-0681.pdf

Date: 1938
A photograph of Neville Fuleihan on a bicycle in St. Pete, Florida, taken 1938
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/OussaniCollection/Oussani2018-0680.pdf

Date: 1938
A photograph of a group of kids on bicycles, labeled as "Jeanette Gaban, Beverly Brown, Neville, and me" in St. Pete, Florida 1938
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/OussaniCollection/Oussani2018-0204.pdf

Date: 1949
The death certificate of Ellis Moses. Birth and death dates are recorded as 17 July 1886 and 11 November 1949. His parents are listed as Moses Ellis and Cyoan George. The certificate copy was issued 18 September 2006.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/MosesCollection/Moses2019-067.pdf

Date: 1949
A copy of an article (obituary) titled "Final Rites Held for Ellis Moses". Ellis died in 1949. Surviving relatives listed include his children, his nieces and nephews and the Romey children.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/MosesCollection/Moses2019-066.pdf

Date: 1959
Arabic Air Mail letter and envelope from Assad Abouhadah in Wadi El-Aarayech near Zahle, Lebanon to Foumi Moses (Fannie Johns Moses) of Lake City, Florida. Stamps on the envelope are dated 1959.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/MosesCollection/Moses2019-151.pdf

Date: 1959
Air Mail letter and envelope, dated 14 December 1959, from Kalil Moussa Marjaba to Fannie Johns Moses (Mrs. Ellis). The letter is addressed to 608 Alachua St., Lake City, Florida.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/MosesCollection/Moses2019-149.pdf

Date: 1959
A copy of a photo of Fannie Johns Moses with three young grandchildren on the porch. The photo was developed in September 1959.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/MosesCollection/Moses2019-076.pdf

Date: 1960
Arabic Air Mail letter and envelope from Assad Abouhadah in Wadi El-Aarayech near Zahle, Lebanon to Foumi Moses (Fannie Johns Moses) of Lake City, Florida. Stamps on the envelope are dated 1960.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/MosesCollection/Moses2019-150.pdf
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