Sunlit Water

January 22, 2008

Land Grants

Filed under: Culture,Land — by teofilo @ 9:42 pm

It seems that the State Library of Florida has scanned and put online all of the records of Spanish land grants that were used to establish claims to land when Florida was annexed by the US in 1821.  Like the Connecticut colonial records that I linked to a little while ago, this is an example of the growing availability of interesting and potentially useful primary sources online.



  1. Ooo ooo ooo! Did California do that? I should look. I LOVE knowing what Spanish land grant I’m in now. Even better is when I recognize an unusual last name (Tabia) and know where their land grant used to be.

    Comment by Megan — January 23, 2008 @ 10:19 am |Reply

  2. They do! I wrote the name wrong above; it is Tapia. But I knew that in real life.

    Comment by Megan — January 23, 2008 @ 10:22 am |Reply

  3. Tapia’s a common name around here.

    Comment by teofilo — January 23, 2008 @ 10:33 am |Reply

  4. Dude: grad school. If this kind of thing is fun for you, a PhD awaits. Stop fighting the inevitable.

    Comment by ari — January 24, 2008 @ 9:41 pm |Reply

  5. I can always count on you to be the devil on my other shoulder, can’t I, Ari?

    Comment by teofilo — January 24, 2008 @ 10:18 pm |Reply

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