Isleworth Grove Collection

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Aerial Views of Isleworth Grove
Aerial views of Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida in 1936. Chase & Company was established by Joshua Chase and his brother Sydney in 1884. The company sold insurance and later invested in storage facilities and fertilizer sales. Chase & Company…

One Year Buds in Nursery
One year old citrus buds at Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida in 1904. Chase & Company was established by Joshua Chase and his brother Sydney in 1884. The company sold insurance and later invested in storage facilities and fertilizer sales.…

Three Citrus Workers
Three citrus workers at Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida in 1904. Chase & Company was established by Joshua Chase and his brother Sydney in 1884. The company sold insurance and later invested in storage facilities and fertilizer sales. Chase &…

Fumigating Citrus Trees
Agricultural laborers fumigating citrus trees at Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida in 1904. Chase & Company was established by Joshua Chase and his brother Sydney in 1884. The company sold insurance and later invested in storage facilities and…

Isleworth Grove Citrus Display at the  New York World's Fair
Isleworth Valencia oranges displayed at the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair during Florida Days on September 7-8, 1940. The fair was held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, from April 30, 1939 to October…

Isleworth Grove Wage Statistics
An original document showing average wages for Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida, from 1916 to 1922. During this period, average wages increased steadily from 1916 to 1920 and then dropped in 1921.Chase & Company was established by brothers…

Isleworth Grove Colored Employee Statistics
An original document showing the number of colored employees at Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida, in 1932. According to the report, there were 35 men, 2 women, and 38 children, adding to a total of 97 colored individuals living at Isleworth…

Census of White People Living and Working at Isleworth Grove with Earnings, October 31, 1932-November 1, 1933
An original census showing the number of white employee statistics at Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida, from November 1932 to November 1933. During this period, there were 39 white people living on the property and the average weekly wages per…

Census of Negroes Living and Working at Isleworth, November 1, 1933
An original census showing the number of white employee statistics at Isleworth Grove from November 1932 to November 1933. During this period, there were 78 African Americans living on the property and the average weekly wages per family was…

Chase & Company Bulk Fruit Equipment at Isleworth Grove
Bulk fruit equipment at Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida, in January of 1953. Chase & Company was established by brothers Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase in 1884. The company sold insurance and later invested in storage…

Chase & Company Lifts and Carts at Isleworth Grove
Superintendent Bruce N. Jones standing next to bulk fruit equipment at Isleworth Grove in January of 1953. Chase & Company was established by brothers Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase in 1884. The company sold insurance and later…

Franklin W. Chase and Randall Chase Inspect Sweet Black C Valencias at Isleworth Grove
Franklin W. Chase and Randall Chase at Isleworth Grove in January of 1953. In this photograph, the Chases are analyzing Sweet Black C Valencias that budded between 1902 and 1904. The California straw in the picture originated from Belair Grove near…

Chase & Company Train Cars and Trucks at Isleworth Grove
Superintendent Bruce N. Jones and a tractor drive standing next to bulk fruit equipment at Isleworth Grove in January of 1953. Chase & Company was established by brothers Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase in 1884. The company sold…

Isleworth Seedlings, 1924
Cut-down Isleworth Seedlings cut down at Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida, in the Spring of 1924. Citrus growers often pruned seedlings to produce higher quality fruit.

Chase & Company was established by brothers Sydney Octavius Chase and…

Letter from Brockelman Brothers, Inc. to Joshua Coffin Chase (January 24, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Brockelman Brothers, Inc. Topics discussed in the letter include the publication of the story of Chase & Company's orange groves at Isleworth Grove, aerial photographs of the…

Letter from Hal M. Beardall to Joshua Coffin Chase (December 4, 1931)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Dr. Hal M. Beardall, whose office was located at 147 East Church Street in Orlando, Florida. Topics discussed in the letter include the state of health of Jack Hall, who suffered a…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to A. Q. Lancaster (March 31, 1923)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and A. Q. Lancaster. Topics discussed include Lancaster's claim of unfair treatment from Chase's brother, Sydney Octavius Chase, and Lancaster's inability to work at Isleworth Grove due…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Brockelman Brothers (January 20, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Brockelman Brothers, Inc. Topics discussed in the letter include the Isleworth Grove property, the 1894-1895 freeze, the varieties of citrus crops at the grove, the 1928 harvest,…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Brockelman Brothers (January 30, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Brockelman Brothers, Inc. Topics discussed in the letter include the Brockelman magazine Broadcaster issue about Isleworth Grove, additional mention of the Isleworth oranges and…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (April 5, 1923)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter Joshua's recommendation to discontinue the Chase Brand of citrus in favor of the Isleworth…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (April 2, 1926)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the employment of A. Q. Lancaster,Chase & Company was established by brothers Sydney…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (April 15, 1911)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the analysis of Isleworth Valencias produced at Isleworth Grove, the comparison of said…

Letter from Joshua Chase to brother Sydney Chase (April 16, 1929)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include obtaining maps of Orange County from the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, obtaining…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (April 27, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include an attached letter to C. E. Browne, a pipe leakage at Isleworth Grove and the need for…

Letter from Joshua Chase to brother Sydney Chase (April 29, 1931)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a letter to Sydney from J. C. Palmer and his inquiry to establish a fish nursery along…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (December 1, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the unsatisfactory piece system for packing at Isleworth Grove, insufficient wrapping…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chasee (December 8, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the sale of Isleworth oranges to G. Angelo of Boston, Angelo's claim of 10 percent decay…

Letter from Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (December 22, 1913)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include A. Q. Lancaster's block contract to clean newly purchased land at Isleworth Grove,…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (December 29, 1922)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the latest Isleworth Grove report and possible allowances for depreciation, losses, and…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (February 6, 1923)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Jay Stull's letter to Sydney and C. E. Browne's relocation to Isleworth Grove. Chase…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (February 8, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a letter from Major Charles A. Browne and Joshua's reply, his meeting with Major Browne,…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (February 18, 1911)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include matters with the Lancaster-Rankley family and Joshua's recommendation to hire Carl Haas…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (February 24, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include how to supervise white and black laborers at Isleworth Grove and Joshua's suggestion to…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (February 25, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the implementation of Sydney's picking instructions, Joshua's trip around Isleworth…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (February 28, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the manifest of a wrecked car and the inefficiency of the company's current system of…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (January 4, 1929)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the decreased rate of productivity for tangerine harvesting at Isleworth Grove and S. M.…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (January 18, 1924)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include operations on pineapple oranges at Isleworth Grove, fruit dealers' formation of a…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (January 22, 1929)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the idleness of the packinghouse at Isleworth Grove due to lack of fruit, the poor…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (January 23, 1911)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the disharmony between A. Q. Lancaster and T. J. Eubank and the excessive amount of…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (January 29, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the handling of Isleworth pineapple oranges at Isleworth Grove, C. E. Browne's…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (January 31, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the great deterioration of fruit in the previous week, hot weather at Isleworth Grove,…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (July 1, 1912)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the letter from J. P. Campbell, the installation of a new plant, and Joshua's suspicions…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (June 18, 1920)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a new tract of land in the northeastern section of Isleworth Grove, Joshua's suggestion…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (March 14, 1929)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include balance estimates of crops at Isleworth Grove, the negative impact of a gale and sand on…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (March 24, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the condition of grapefruit trees at Isleworth Grove, upcoming shipments, and the…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (March 26, 1926)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Joshua's visit to Isleworth Grove with Mr. Miller and Mr. Gorman of the Fruit Auction…

Letter from Joshua Chase to brother Sydney Chase (March 29, 1934)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Mr. Cartright's purchase of nursery trees from Isleworth Grove.Chase & Company was…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (March 31, 1923)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a letter from A. Q. Lancaster and his suggestion of dishonest activities performed by C.…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (May 1, 1920)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include issues delaying the shipment of the balance of Valencia oranges from Isleworth Grove,…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (May 4, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Joshua's visit to Isleworth Grove, his decision to produce the regular Isleworth Grade,…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (May 10, 1924)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include cutting the labor force and wages at Isleworth Grove, low citrus prices, and the overall…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (May 11, 1929)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include estimates of crop balances at Isleworth Grove, upcoming shipments, and a letter from…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (May 13, 1929)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Joshua's conversation with two foremen at Isleworth Grove, his subsequent telephone…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (May 23, 1924)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include C. E. Browne's opinion regarding the quantity of fruit and the moving and cutting of…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (November 21, 1930)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a letter from W. W. Wood, the possibility of filing a spray damage claim and other loss…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (November 26, 1921)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Sydney's reading report of his visit to Isleworth Grove with Mr. Barger of the U.S.…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (November 27, 1934)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a check collected from trucker T. W. Swope that has been put on hold by the Winter Park…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (October 3, 1924)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the size, maturity, and quality of Isleworth grapefruit in comparison to grapefruit…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (October 14, 1919)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a clause in the Chase & Company's contract dealing with fruit prices and labor…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (October 26, 1931)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Joshua's visit to Isleworth Grove, the quality of grapefruit, and Joshua's letter to F.…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (October 30, 1930)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Joshua's multiple visits to Isleworth Grove, the lack of maturity noted while inspecting…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (September 14, 1923)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Honorable J. G. Bright's rejection of claims for abatement of the Isleworth Grove…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (May 20, 1925)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the Florida Public Service Company, the extension of a power line to Isleworth Grove,…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (September 20, 1919)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Sydney's report regarding his visit to Isleworth Grove, the insufficient coloring and…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (September 24, 1921)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Sydney's visit to Sanford, the resignation of Lambert Ross at Isleworth Grove, an…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (September 25, 1923)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Sydney's visit to Sanford, an enclosed copy of a letter from the Commissioner of…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (January 22, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Mr. Parrish's statement of federal inspection in New York and Joshua's planned visit to…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (January 31, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the great deterioration of fruit in the previous week, hot weather at Isleworth Grove,…

Letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to E. Magnuson (December 2, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between Sydney Octavius Chase and E. Magnuson. Topics discussed in the letter include Chase's instructions for Magnuson to assist C. Hutchinson in the packinghouse at Isleworth Grove and how to grade and pack the…

Letter from Chase & Company to G. T. Smith (January 30, 1926)
An original letter of correspondence between one of the Chase & Company and G. T. Smith, chairman of the Light and Water Committee of Winter Garden, Florida. Topics discussed in the letter include the committee's request about utilizing the…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to George E. McCulloch (May 17, 1935)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and George E. McCulloch. Topics discussed in the letter include Chase's request for McColloch to obtain a tabulation of residents of Isleworth Grove by race, gender, and age group.Chase…

Letter from J. E. Bona to Joshua Coffin Chase (July 15, 1919)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and J. E. Bona. Topics discussed in the letter include a request for Chase to advance pay for a group of African-American laborers at Isleworth Grove so that they could leave via…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to S. M. Crowell (April 23, 1931)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and S. M. Crowell, a laborer at Isleworth Grove. Topics discussed in the letter include instructions to obtain padlocks to use on gates in case of breakage and a reward for the…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to S. M. Crowell (February 15, 1929)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and S. M. Crowell, a laborer at Isleworth Grove. Topics discussed in the letter include the employment of Reid Rogers to assist Crowell in irrigation, spraying, fertilizing, and other…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to S. M. Crowell (June 5, 1930)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and S. M. Crowell, a laborer at Isleworth Grove. Topics discussed in the letter include former Ocoee grower W. H. Reams' campaign for Orange County Commissioner of District 3 and…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Mrs. Sydney Octavius Chase (April 26, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase's wife. Topics discussed in the letter include an enclosed letter from Mrs. George S. Hill, lumber estimates for Hill's request to modify a school building,…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Franklin W. Chase (February 20, 1937)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and his nephew, Franklin W. Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Joshua's gratitude for the fruit and alligator pears Franklin gave him, the discrepancies in the Isleworth…

Letter from A. Q. Lancaster to Randall Chase (August 9, 1919)
An original letter of correspondence between A. Q. Lancaster and Randall Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a fight between a white laborer's son and a colored laborer at Isleworth Grove. The white laborer was taken to the hospital and the…

Letter from Randall Chase to A. Q. Lancaster (August 9, 1919)
An original letter of correspondence between Randall Chase and A. Q. Lancaster. Topics discussed in the letter include Mr. Watkins' request for his son's employment at Isleworth Grove, Chase's request for Lancaster to allow Watkins' son to board with…

Letter from Randall Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase (February 17, 1931)
An original letter of correspondence between Randall Chase and his father Sydney Octavius Chase and his uncle Joshua Coffin Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company's proposition to set poles through…

Letter from Randall Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase (August 9, 1919)
An original letter of correspondence between Randall Chase and his uncle, Joshua Coffin Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a fight between a white laborer's 13-year-old son and a colored laborer at Isleworth Grove and the boarding…

Letter from Randall Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase (February 29, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Randall Chase and his uncle, Joshua Coffin Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a laborer Smith's release from jail after a fight with another laborer's son and allowing Smith to return to work at…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (December 1, 1927)
An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the unsatisfactory results of the piece system of paying workers and fruit packing at…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Corbett Hutchinson (April 2, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth Packing House Superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include the size of Isleworth cars in comparison of cars of the Fellowship and of the Crane…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Corbett Hutchinson (April 15, 1931)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth Packing House Superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include how to pack third-grade oranges, what price to charge for said fruit, and…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Corbett Hutchinson (December 8, 1930)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include ceasing to artificially color oranges and tangerines and the continuation of the…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Corbett Hutchinson (January 5, 1931)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include an enclosed letter from L. M. Newbold regarding the poor showing of a car of…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Corbett Hutchinson (March 26, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include the inadequate wrapping done by some of the fruit packers at Isleworth Grove and…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Corbett Hutchinson (March 30, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include proper fruit grading at Isleworth Grove, instructions to fire any graders that do…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Frank P. Lum (April 26, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Frank P. Lum of the Flacal Sales Agency. Topics discussed in the letter include an enclosed copy of a letter to Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson and…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Randall Chase (April 26, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and his nephew, Randall Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include enclosed copies of letters regarding Isleworth packinghouse Superintendent Corbett Hutchinson's upcoming business…

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to W.  E. Edwards (April 26, 1928)
An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and sales agent W. E. Edwards. Topics discussed in the letter include Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson's upcoming business trip to New York City, New York, and…

Letter from Randall Chase to Corbett Hutchinson (March 20, 1931)
An original letter of correspondence between Randall Chase and Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include the positive results from the Isleworth shipments via Clyde Line and instructions to…

Dublin Core

Title

Isleworth Grove Collection

Alternative Title

Isleworth Collection

Subject

Windermere (Fla.)
Butler Chain (Fla.)
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Citrus fruit industry--Florida
Agriculture--Florida

Description

Chase & Company was established by brothers Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase in 1884. The company sold insurance and later invested in storage facilities and fertilizer sales. Chase & Company was known mainly for its agricultural interests and maintained a series of citrus groves throughout Central Florida. The company was based out of Sanford and became one of the city's largest employers into the early twentieth century. By 1886, the Chase brothers purchased several citrus groves to expand their business, including Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida. Isleworth Grove covered a total of 1,300 acres along the Butler Chain of Lakes. Between 1894 and 1895, Central Florida was hit by several freezes and most of the citrus crop was destroyed. Chase & Company did not grow citrus crops again until 1904 when Joshua came back from an extended stay in California. Between 1894 and 1900, different types of pesticide equipment was created, including equipment driven by steam, machines, and horses.Randall Chase joined in the family business soon after his brother, Sydney Chase, Jr., did in 1922. Randall became the president of Chase & Company from 1948-1965. The Isleworth property stayed in the Chase family until 1984 when Franklin Chase, the son of Sydney Chase, sold the property to famed golfer Arnold Palmer.

Contributor

Is Part Of

Citrus Collection, Chase Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Isleworth Grove, Windermere, Florida

Provenance

Entire Chase Collection is comprised of four separate accessions from various donors, including Cecilia Johnson, the granddaughter of Joshua Coffin Chase and the children of Randall Chase.

Rights Holder

The displayed collection is housed at Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Rights to this item belong to the said institution, and therefore inquiries about the item should be directed there. RICHES of Central Florida has obtained permission from Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida to display this item for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Digital Collections (UFDC), University of Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura
Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

Source Repository

University of Florida, Special and Area Studies Collections

External Reference

"Sydney Chase Sr. (1860-1941)." Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Copyright 2012. http://floridacitrushalloffame.com/index.php/inductees/inductee-name/?ref_cID=89&bID=0&dd_asId=600.
Warner, S.C. "Development of Marketing Citrus Fruits in Florida." Florida State Horticultural Society vol. 36 (1923): 198-200.
Hopkins, James T. Fifty Years of Citrus, the Florida Citrus Exchange: 1909-1959. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press: 1960.
"Franklin Chase, 'Towering Figure in Citrus Industry.'" The Orlando Sentinel, September 30, 1986. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-09-30/news/0260060057_1_chase-isleworth-golf-florida-citrus.
Weaver, Brian. The Citrus Industry in the Sunshine State. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1999.

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