The Florida Historical Records Survey (Works Progress Administration) is engaged in translating, abstracting, and indexing the manuscripts relative to land claims in East and West Florida in the Field Note Division of the Department of Agriculture at Tallahassee. These manuscripts constitute the archives of the Boards of Commissioners for the settlement of claims based on English and Spanish land grants in the Floridas, which Boards sat at Pensacola from 1822 to 1825 and at St. Augustine from 1823 to 1826. Although certain portions of this material, chiefly of a legal nature, are summarized and published in American State Papers, Public Lands, in the several reports of the Commissioners, and in those of the Committee on Public Lands relative to land claims in Florida, much important social and economic data on the second Spanish occupation, 1783-1821, are as yet unpublished.
Society, Florida Historical
"Colonial Land Claims in East and West Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 17:
3, Article 10.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol17/iss3/10