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British Heritage

1700s portrait of William Augustes BowlesThis bibliography lists some of the published works in the State Library on British heritage in Florida. 

Book links take you to the record of the item in the library catalog, where you can find out more information, search for books similar to it, or place a hold on the item if you are a library card holder. 


Cover photo of Spain, Britain and the American Revolution  in Florida, 1763-1783 by James W. Raab


Selected articles of interest

  • Frederick, John H. “Question of Authority: Johnstone and Browne, 1766-1767.” Gulf Coast Historical Review 13, no. 2 (Spring 1998): 35-48.
  • Kipp, Gordon. “The British Occupation of Florida and the Three Chimneys.” Halifax Herald 22, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 7-8.
  • McCaffrey, Donna T. “Charles Townshend and Plans for British East Florida.” Florida Historical Quarterly 68, no. 3 (January 1990): 324-340.
  • Moore, Gary. “Flies as Big as Oranges, Gators as Thick as Flies.” Florida Wildlife (May/June 1996): 2-4.
  • Parks, Virginia. “The British Fort at Pensacola.” Pensacola History Illustrated (Spring/Summer 1990).
  • Schafer, Daniel L. “Governor James Grant's Villa: A British East Florida Indigo Plantation.” El Escribano (2000), iii-120.
  • Vickers, Elizabeth D. “Disease: The Unconquerable Foe in British West Florida.” Pensacola History Illustrated (Spring/Summer 1990): 29-31.


 1776 map of the Southern British colonies in America

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.