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Home of "The Tallahassee girl"

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Title:
Home of "The Tallahassee girl"
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Dwellings -- Florida -- Tallahassee   ( lcsh )
Historic buildings -- Florida -- Tallahassee   ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Tallahassee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes Richard Call's home, known as the Grove, which later provided the setting for Maurice Thompson's The Tallahassee girl.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Hampton Dunn.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed July 22, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 002221476
oclc - 649707438
usfldc doi - D33-0130
usfldc handle - d33.130
System ID:
SFS0000511:00001


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-i01HOME OF "THE TALLAHASSEE GIRL" By HAMPTON DUNN TALLAHASSEE --To most everyone at the time, Gen. Richard Keith Call was a man to be admired, even idolized. But to the mother of his bride to be, the adventuresome gentleman was "only an Indian fighter" and not worthy of the hand of her aristocratic daughter. It wasn't Call so much that brought contempt from Mary Kirkman's mother, it was his best friend, Gen. Andrew Jackson. When the future President tried to intercede for his aide, Mrs. Kirkman pulled a shot gun on him and chased him away; a feat not accomplished by anyone else. This happened in Nashville. Finally, Call and his sweetheart eloped. The "Indian fighter" was determined to build as fine a home in pioneer Florida as his beloved had left in Nashville. So it was in 1825, he built "The Grove" in Tallahassee. It was constructed in a typical neo-classical design. Some ideas were adapted from Jackson's beautiful mansion, The Hermitage, back in Tennessee. Call became territorial governor of Florida and it was at "The Grove" that their daughter, Ellen Call Long, the first white child born in Tallahassee, grew up. "The Grove" was the setting for Maurice Thompson's novel, "The Tallahassee Girl." The Call family graveyard is at the rear of the mansion. The elegant estate has remained in the Call family and is now owned by former Gov. and Mrs. LeRoy Collins. She was Mary Call before her marriage. The Collinses lived at The Grove while he was Governor, because the State was building a new Executive Mansion across the street.

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