Richard Mette Collection


Richard Mette Collection


The materials in this collection were collected and curated by Richard Mette. Mette was a lifelong Jacksonville resident with family ties to the area going back several generations. He channeled his interest in the region into collecting memorabilia and ephemera that are representative of the business and attractions of the region. The majority of the collection served as souvenirs for visitors to Jacksonville and surrounding cities in Northeast Florida.


Thomas G. Carpenter Library Special Collections and University Archives


The collection includes artifacts and memorabilia, photographs, stereograph cards, postcards, and printed materials.

Items in the Richard Mette Collection Collection

Harper's Weekly, September 29, 1888.
Engravings of St. Luke’s and Sand Hills Hospitals from an article in Harper’s Weekly which are the main treatment centers of the epidemic.

Postcard: Just a Glimpse of the Farm. The Ostrich Farm, Jacksonville, Florida
One of a set of six postcards depicting several ostriches at The Ostrich Farm, Jacksonville Florida.

Postcard: A Reputable Citizen of Florida
Postcard depicting an alligator sent from Pablo Beach, Florida.

Florida postcard depicting trees with spanish moss.

Plate: Windsor Hotel
Salad plate from the Windsor Hotel Jacksonville, Florida.

Hotel Seminole Fork
Fork: from the Hotel Seminole, Jacksonville, Florida.