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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 .

Date: Jun 1932
Correspondence to Governor Carlton of Florida regarding the lynching of Henry Woods in Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida after Woods shot and killed the Jasper Chief of Police, Ira Foler. Perry Allison and Lit Cole, policement of Lake City were…

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. Commission on Study of Lynching Arthur Raper to Govwm.jpg

Date: 31-Aug-31
A letter from K.I. Hamway of Brooklyn, New York to Florida Governor Carlton, dated August 31, 1931, regarding outrage over white complicitcy and participation in lynchings in the South. to Gov re lynching in South 1931-no name-datewm.jpg

Date: 6-Jun-31
A letter from R.H. Champan to Florida Governor Carlton in which Chapmen renegs an endorsement for a candidate, W.H. Brown for Constable given Brown's alleged mistreatment of African-American citizens and illiterate white citizens.

Date: 3-Nov-30
A telegram from twenty-two women throughout the South to Florida Governor Carloton, dated November 3, 1930 expressing outrage over the sharp increase in lynching and urge Carlton and other governors to "erase this crime from the record of his state". from Women vs Lynching to Govwm.pdf

Date: 9-Oct-30
A letter from George Fort Milton of Chattanooga, Tennessee to Florida Governor Carlton, dated October 9, 1930. Milton explains his participation in the efforts of the Commission and asks Carlton to assist the commission as well.

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." Conf of Religious Society of Friends to Govwm.jpg

Date: 30-May-30
A letter from the wife of Lake City Judge Joe Gillen to Florida Governor Carlton reporting inceidences of illegal alcohol sales during prohibition in which local police were complicit. She states that a local Deputy Sheriff runs a "place called Red…

Date: 30-May-30
A letter from an anonymous person to Florida Governor Carlton claiming that alcohol and drugs are being sold illegally in Columbia County. The writer alleges that when sheriff Douglass is informed of impending raids by "prohibition men" enforcing…

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.

Date: 28-Apr-30
A letter from James T. Smith of Tampa, Florida to Governor Carlton, dated April 28, 1930 regarding two incidents of mob violence reported in Tampa that day. The writer urges the governor to enforce the laws in his state. to Gov Tampa Violencewm.jpg

Date: 4-Apr-30
A letter from Columbia County Florida Sheriff Wiley "Babe" Douglass to Governor Carlton metnioning the sheriff's lack of knowledge of alleged open bar rooms on the main street of Lake City.

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.

Date: Dec 1929
An article in The Tampa Tribune, published in Tampa, Florida on December 12, 1929 "Lynchings". This article notes that the total number of lynchings in the United States had fallen since previous years, but three of the total five ocurred in North…

Date: Nov 1929
An article in The Tampa Times, published in Tampa, Florida on November 12, 1929 "Carlton To Make Investigation of Quincy Lynching". Will Larkins, an African-American man, was accused of assaulting a school-girl and taken to the county jail. Later, he…

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. Commission on Interracial Cooperation Will Alexanderwm.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…

Date: Sep 1929
An article in The Syrian World published in New York City New York entitled "Case of Syrian Murdered in Florida". The article recaps the case from earlier in the year, the investigation conducted, and the continued quest for justice by Ellis Moses,…

Date: 5-Jul-29
A letter from Edward J. Dieb, secretary-treasurer of the Southwestern Syrian Merchant's Associtation of Fort Worth, Texas to Florida Governor Carlton, dated July 5, 1929 regarding the murders of Nola and Hasna Romey. The writer urges the governor to… Syrian Merchants Assocwm.jpg

Date: Jul 1929
An article in The Tampa Tribune, published in Tampa, Florida on July 2, 1929 "Half This Year's Lynchings In Florida". This article notes that by for the first half of 1929, Florida had as many lynchings as the rest of the United States combined. It…

Date: 26-Jun-29
A letter from Elies Moses, Roy Allem and Peter Deeb officers of The Syrian-Lebanon-American Association to Florida Governor Carlton, regarding the murders of Nola and Hasna Romey. The Association urges the governor to order an investigation into…

Date: 25-Jun-29
A letter from Joe. M. Joseph, president of The Moral Progress Society of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Florida Governor Carlton dated June 25, 1929. Arabic script on the letterhead indicates that the society was a Syrian Society. The writer urges the… Progress Societywm.jpg

Date: Jun 1929
An article in Al-Hoda published in New York City, New York on Monday, June 17, 1929 "The Murder of Nicolas Romey". This article briefly recounts the details of the lynching of Nola and murder of Hasna Romey in Lake City, Florida.

Date: Jun 1929
An article in Al-Hoda published in New York City, New York on Tuesday, June 11, 1929 "The Murder of the Romey Family". In this article, the Al-Hoda newspaper urges readers to stop sending money in support of the victims for fear that Syrian-Lebanese…
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