Materials from Special Collections

A letter from the Varnum Family Papers

A letter from the Varnum Family Papers written in May of 1888 describing a fever and illness afflicting the family.

Report of the Jacksonville Auxiliary Sanitary Association The Epidemic of Yellow Fever in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1888 Welcome to Jacksonville booklet

Welcome to Jacksonville tourism pamphlet written in 1930 describing the epidemic and its lasting effects on the city of Jacksonville.

Welcome to Jacksonville booklet

An excerpt from a Welcome to Jacksonville tourism pamphlet written in 1930 describing the epidemic and its lasting effects on the city of Jacksonville.

Ye Heroes of Ye Epidemic

A small book of poetry called “Ye Heroes of Ye Epidemic” written in 1888 and dedicated to healthcare workers caring for yellow fever victims.

Ye Heroes of Ye Epidemic

A poem from “Ye Heroes of Ye Epidemic”