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Rolla Floyd Letters from Palestine

Identifier: SpC MS 0178

Scope and Contents

Letters written by Rolla Floyd while he was a tourist agent in Jaffa, Palestine. Letters are dated 1870-1912.


  • Creation: 1870-1912


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

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Biographical Note

Rolla Floyd followed Reverend George J. Adams to Palestine in 1866 in search of a better, richer life than was available in the United States following the difficult years after the Civil War. After the first two years in Palestine Rolla Floyd and his wife started corresponding regularly with his sister and her husband, Aurilla Floyd and Abijah W. Tabbutt of Columbia Falls, Maine. Rolla and Aurilla were two of five children born and raised on Mitten Mountain, Centerville, Maine.


1 linear foot (1 box)

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