Picot B. Floyd collection of Floyd and Boisfeuillet family papers
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Picot B. Floyd collection of Floyd and Boisfeuillet family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Floyd, Picot B., 1913-1989.
Title: Picot B. Floyd collection of Floyd and Boisfeuillet family papers
Dates: 1758-1980
Extent: 22.5 cubic feet (44 boxes, 3 volumes, 1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 2044

Biographical/Historical Note

Picot Boisfeuillet Floyd was born on 18 August 1931 in Savannah, Georgia. He was the son of Marmaduke Hamilton (1888-1949) and Dolores Boisfeuillet Floyd (1887-1966). He graduated from St. Mary's College in Baltimore, Maryland with a B.A. in philosophy and education. He then attended George Washington University where he received his M.A. in public administration. Floyd served three years in the United States Coast Guard as a lieutenant (junior grade) and was honorably discharged in 1956. He was married to Mary Mullarky Keating (b. 1929), the daughter of James Michael and Marcella Harty Keating from Savannah, on 26 December 1959 and had three sons.

Floyd worked as professor at the University of Georgia's Institute of Georgia, a staff writer for the Savannah Morning News, and had a successful career in public administration. He was the assistant city manager for Alexandria, Virginia and Savannah. He served as the city manager for Savannah from 1967 to 1971 where he was also the first executive director of the Historic Savannah Foundation. Floyd left Savannah in 1971 to pursue a career as senior vice president of the technology application program with the International City Management Association in Washington, D.C. In 1973, Floyd was named the city manager of Clearwater, Florida and later became the county administrator of Hillsborough County, Florida in 1977. Floyd also taught at the University of South Florida and had taught masters' degree programs in public administration to military personnel in Turkey and Germany. He earned his PhD in applied anthropology in 1988 from the University of South Florida. Floyd died 8 February 1989 in Tampa, Florida and is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, genealogies, reports, photographs, research notes, clippings, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Picot and Boisfeuillet families from 1758 to 1980. Also included are genealogical research materials for related families including the following; Arnaud, Barbier, Bernard, Dumoussay, and Keating. Majority of these papers are from Picot B. Floyd which detail his career as city manager of Savannah, Georgia; Clearwater, Florida; and county administrator of Hillsborough, Florida and his activities with various organizations like the American Society for Public Administration and the International City Management Corporation.

Index Terms

Alexandria (Va.)
American Society for Public Administration.
Arnaud family.
Artifacts (object genre)
Barbier family.
Bernard family.
Boisfeuillet family.
City managers--Florida.
City managers--Georgia--Savannah.
Clearwater (Fla.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Dumoussay family.
Floyd, Dolores Boisfeuillet, 1887-1966
Floyd, Mary Keating, b. 1929.
Floyd, Picot B., 1913-1989.
Genealogies (histories)
Hillsborough County (Fla.)
International City Management Corporation.
Keating family.
Letters (correspondence)
Maps (documents)
Picot family.
Prints (visual works)
Public administration.
Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Savannah (Ga.)--History--18th century.
School yearbooks.
Speeches (documents)
Tampa (Fla.)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.