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Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 28, 1884)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated April 28, 1884. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main office,…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (August 27, 1884)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated August 27, 1884. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main office,…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (October 3, 1884)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated October 3, 1884. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 23, 1884)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated December 23, 1884. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 29, 1884)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated December 29, 1884. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (January 8, 1885)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated January 8, 1885. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (January 20, 1885)
Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated January 20, 1885. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to F. R. Shelton (January 21, 1885)
Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to F. R. Shelton dated January 21, 1885. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main office,…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (January 24, 1885)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated January 24, 1885. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 3, 1885)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated January 24, 1885. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 21, 1885)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated February 21, 1885. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (May 12, 1885)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated May 12, 1885. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main office,…

Letter and Statement from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (September 29, 1885)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated September 29, 1885. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter and Statement from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (October 2, 1885)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated October 2, 1885. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (November 16, 1886)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated November 16, 1886. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (November 20, 1886)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated November 20, 1886. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Note from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford
An undated note from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main office, located at…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 9, 1886)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated December 9, 1886. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 15, 1886)
A letter from A. W. Macfarlane to Henry Shelton Sanford dated December 16, 1886. Macfarlane was the secretary for the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) from 1884 until its dissolution in 1892. Presumably, he worked in the company's main…

Statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (January 28, 1880)
A statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated January 28, 1880. The statement lists charges for the shipment of 10 boxes of oranges from New York to London. The oranges may have been sent to the London-based…

Statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (July 14, 1880)
A statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated July 14, 1880. The statement lists the 6-month interest charge on an advance of £8,000 to Sanford, loaned against Sanford's property in Florida at a rate of 5 percent…

Statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 23, 1881)
A statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated February 23, 1881. The statement reflected the account activity from January 1880 to February 1881, including the initial loan of £8,000, the interest accrued after…

Statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (August 5, 1887)
Atatement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated August 5, 1887. The statement indicated the interest due for the period from August 1887 to February 1888, an amount of £197.94. The initial amount of the loan was…

Statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (August 6, 1889)
A statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated August 6, 1889. The statement indicated the amount of interest and discounts due to Sanford for the year. The included a discount of £167.38 on a promissory note…

Statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (August 4, 1886)
A statement from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated August 4, 1886. The statement indicated the yearly interest charge on a loan of £6,423.17.6. With interest accrued at 6%, the amount due by Sanford was £385.8.8.…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (March 29, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated March 29, 1879. The letter referenced the early stages of a scheme to acquire four Indian elephants. The elephants in question were part of a strategy meant to…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 10, 1879)
Letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated April 10, 1879. The letter referenced the early stages of a scheme to acquire four Indian elephants. The elephants in question were part of a strategy meant to…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 12, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated April 12, 1879. The letter referenced the early stages of a scheme to acquire four Indian elephants. The elephants in question were part of a strategy meant to…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 14, 1879)
Letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated April 14, 1879. The letter primary discussed various legal and economic matters concerning the Committee for the Study of the Upper Congo, an organization later…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 22, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated April 22, 1879. The brief letter served to inform Sanford that MacKinnon had received a telegram from Calcutta in British India noting that the elephants had…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (June 9, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated June 9, 1879. The letter indicated MacKinnon's upcoming travel plans and his interest in speaking with Sanford in greater detail about an unspecified matter.…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (June 14, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated June 14, 1879. The letter, written from Dover, England, served to inform Sanford of MacKinnon's plans to travel to Brussels, Belgium via ferry. MacKinnon…

Telegram from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (June 16, 1879)
A telegram from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated June 16, 1879. The telegram informed Sanford that MacKinnon had left for Brussels, Belgium and was "just starting via Calais" in France. The telegram also…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (June 26, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated June 26, 1879. The letter discussed the early developments of the Belgian expedition of East Africa and the usage of four Indian elephants. The elephants in…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (July 1, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated July 1, 1879. The letter discussed updates regarding a Belgian expedition in East Africa as well as MacKinnon's vacation in Germany and his upcoming return…

Letter from Duncan Macneill Tea Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (July 3, 1879)
A letter from the Duncan Macneill Tea Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated July 3, 1879. The letter informed Sanford that Sir William MacKinnon had sent him a chest of Indian tea. The letter noted that MacKinnon had already paid the…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (July 29, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated July 29, 1879. The letter began with a long apology from MacKinnon regarding the length of time it took for him to respond to an earlier letter from Sanford.…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (September 9, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated September 9, 1879. In the letter, MacKinnon discussed some updates about an expedition in East Africa, noting that he had received some additional mail from…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (October 10, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated October 10, 1879. The letter was written from MacKinnon's private manor, Balinakill, located in Scotland. It included discussion of MacKinnon's travel plans to…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (October 19, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated October 19, 1879. The letter was written from MacKinnon's private manner, Balinakill, located in Scotland. This brief letter served to acknowledge receipt of a…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (October 28, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated October 28, 1879. The letter was written from MacKinnon's private manner, Balinakill in Clachan, Scotland. In it, MacKinnon acknowledged receipt of a letter…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (November 1, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated November 1, 1879. In the letter, MacKinnon acknowledged receipt of Sanford's letter dated October 29. He also commented on the inclusion of newspaper clippings…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (November 6, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated November 6, 1879. The letter was a brief note informing Sanford that he would reach London, England, later than anticipated in earlier correspondence. Sir…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (November 21, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated November 21, 1879. The letter was a brief note informing Sanford of his travel plans, which included going to Brussels, Belgium, via ferry from Dover, England.…

Telegram from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (November 29, 1879)
A telegram from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated June 16, 1879. The telegram indicated to Sanford the price of telegraphs obtainable from Aden, a seaport in present-day Yemen that was controlled by Britain…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 1, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated December 1, 1879. In the letter, MacKinnon noted that he looked forward to meeting with Sanford for dinner in London, England, upon Sanford's arrival.…

Telegram from the Admiral Louis Raymond de Montaignac de Chauvance to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 15, 1879)
A telegram from Louis Raymond de Montaignac de Chauvance (1811-1891) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) on December 15, 1879. The telegram tells Sanford to ignore an address listed in Brazza, perhaps a reference to the French city of Brazzaville,…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 19, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated December 19, 1879. In this letter, MacKinnon discussed about his health and his recovery from an unspecified illness. He also informed Sanford that, in his…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 24, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated December 24, 1879. In the letter, MacKinnon discussed the health of Sanford's wife, Gertrude Dupuy Sanford (1841-1902). He also updated Sanford on the latest…

Letter from William MacKinnon to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 29, 1879)
A letter from Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated December 24, 1879. In this letter, MacKinnon discussed, among other topics, an update regarding a Belgian expedition in the Congo and one of its chief…

Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 6, 1884)
Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated February 6, 1884. In the letter, Trafford requested Sanford's signature for two enclosed deeds. The first deed was for Helen M. Randall, who bought several…

E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 8, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) dated February 8, 1884. In the letter, Trafford discussed land acquisition efforts and speculation. He described the efforts of land purchasers to buy available acreage from the…

Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 13, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated February 13, 1884. In the letter, Trafford requested Sanford's signature for two enclosed deeds. The first deed was for J. C. Thorpe and D. B. Graves, who…

Letter from William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 15, 1884)
A letter from William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated February 15, 1884. In the letter, Beardall provided updates of several buyers' payments. He noted that J. C. Thorpe and D. B. Graves "are paid up all" and that George E.…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 16, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated February 16, 1884. In the letter, Trafford provided Sanford with updates about Sanford, Florida. He notes that the signed deeds for Helen M. Randall and Gustaf Lundquist had…

Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 21, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated February 21, 1884. In the letter, Beardall requested Sanford's signature for four enclosed deeds. The first deed was for Richard Forkert, who bought five…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 25, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated February 25, 1884. In this brief letter, Trafford informed Sanford that several deeds had been received and that the town of Sanford, Florida had a concert to raise the needed…

Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 28, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated February 28, 1884. In the letter, Beardall requested Sanford's signature for four enclosed deeds. Three people—A. E. Phillips, R. Muller, and W. G.…

Telegram from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 3, 1882)
A telegram from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated April 3, 1882. The telegram reads "them welborne says suits all right[sic]." It is unclear what this sentence is in reference to.Trafford was a company agent for the Florida…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (January 31, 1883)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated January 31, 1883. In the letter, Trafford assessed the value of land owned by Sanford at Fort Gardiner Island. In the letter, he concluded that he knew "of no place in the State…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 10, 1883)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated February 10, 1883. The letter concerned the fate of one of Sanford's former employees, a Swedish immigrant who was arrested, presumably for theft, but never charged because of a…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (March 29, 1883)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated March 29, 1883. Among other topics, Trafford noted the withdrawal of state lands from market near Suwannee County, Florida. He also informed Sanford that Senator Beck was in…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (May 12, 1883)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated May 12, 1883. In the letter, Trafford offered updates about a number of topics, including a lawsuit carried out by Alexander St. Clair-Abrams (1845-1931) against Sanford, the…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (May 19, 1883)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated May 19, 1883. In the letter, Trafford updated Sanford on several areas of importance, including the company efforts to sell the Sanford House Hotel, the progress of the South…

Letter from William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (August 4, 1883)
A letter from William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated August 4, 1883. In the letter, Beardall responded to inquiries from Sanford as well as provided updates on relevant matters. Beardall indicated to Sanford the cost of…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to James E. Ingraham (August 23, 1882)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to James Edmundson Ingraham (1850-1924), dated August 23, 1882. In the letter, Trafford informed Ingraham about the company efforts to buy lands from the U.S. Department of the Interior, an endeavor that was met with…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (September 11, 1883)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated September 11, 1883. In the letter, Trafford informs Sanford about the struggles of the Sanford Sawmill, asking tersely "where is that hundred dollars a day that Crolly…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 7, 1883)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated December 7, 1883. In the letter, Trafford provided a brief update about Sanford, Florida, noting that "we have quite a building boom." He also added that there was a need for a…

Letter from William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 28, 1883)
A letter from William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated December 28, 1883. The letter provides updates on company lands in Anclote, Florida, and its environs. Beardall describes efforts to drain water from company land in Anclote,…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 24, 1883)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated December 24, 1883. Contents included discussion of a petition for a Post Office in MacKinnon, Florida; indication that "fifteen cars of logs in today from Longwood - 15 more to…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (May 6, 1880)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated May 6, 1880. The letter notified Sanford of the £8,000 loan provided by Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893),which was later "made over" to Gray Dawes and Company. The…

Letter from Edwyn S. Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 8, 1881)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated December 8, 1881. In the letter, Dawes noted that he had received several letters from Sanford that were addressed to the board of the Florida Land and…

Letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (January 5, 1882)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated January 6, 1882. The letter acknowledged earlier correspondence and also served to thank Sanford for some boxes of fruit sent to London, England. The letter…

Letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (January 24, 1882)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated January 24, 1882. In the letter, Dawes acknowledged Sanford's earlier requests for company information, indicating that he had "requested Mr. Waller to send…

Letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (October 26, 1883)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated October 26, 1883. In this letter, he indicated to Sanford his upcoming schedule, with regard to the ultimate goal of meeting with Sanford in London,…

Letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (March 14, 1884)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated March 14, 1884. The letter discussed the recent correspondence of Sanford and highlighted the growing rift between the London-based board members and Sanford…

Letter from Edwyn S. Dawes to Jules Levita (April 15, 1884)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Jules Levita, dated April 15, 1884. Levita was a business associate and lawyer based in Paris, France, at the time. The letter discussed plans to schedule a meeting between Dawes and Levita. Dawes…

Letter from Edwyn S. Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (July 28, 1884)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated July 28, 1884. The brief letter discussed personal plans as well as an update from the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) viaG. A. Thompson. Dawes…

Letter from Edwyn S. Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (November 3, 1884)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated November 3, 1884. In this letter, topics included discussion of business related to the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC), as well as Sir William…

Letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 5, 1884)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated December 5, 1884. The letter included a discussion of the "Abrams suit," referring to a lawsuit involving Sanford, as well as the Powell Grant proposal and the…

Letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 28, 1884)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891),dated December 28, 1884. The letter discussed topics related to the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC), including the issuing of new shares and the purchase…

Letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes to Henry Shelton Sanford (December 31, 1884)
A letter from Edwyn Sandys Dawes (1838-1903) to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated December 31, 1884. Dawes was one of the founding partners of Gray Dawes and Company. The lengthy letter discussed a number of business matters related to the…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 21, 1887)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated April 21, 1887. The letter acknowledged Sanford's renewal of three promissory notes held with the company, valued respectively at £2,000; £1,500; and £1,500. This…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 23, 1887)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated April 23, 1887. The letter acknowledged receipt of a check from the Banque de Paris et des Pay-Bas in the amount of £79.15.2 toward the extension of various promissory…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (August 5, 1887)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated August 5, 1887. The letter noted that Sir William MacKinnon (1823-1893), whom the loan was owed, was willing to extend the payment due date for the promissory note of…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (August 8, 1887)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated August 8, 1887. The letter acknowledged receipt of an earlier letter from Sanford and indicated the successful renewal of several promissory notes amounting to a total…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (August 11, 1887)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated August 11, 1887. The letter acknowledged receipt of Sanford returning four promissory notes in the amount of £6,423.17.6, extended for an additional period of six…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (August 15, 1887)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated August 15, 1887. The letter acknowledged receipt of a requested £200.14.4, paid for by Sanford in the form of a bank check issued by the Banque de Paris et des Pay-Bas.…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (October 27, 1887)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) on October 27, 1887. The letter indicates that, "at the request of Mr. William MacKinnon," Gray Dawes and Company had issued Sanford three promissory notes—valued at £2,000,…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (November 16, 1886)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), dated November 16, 1886. The letter indicated several transactions made by the company, including remitting of £520 to the Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas, the amount "being…

Letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 19, 1887)
A letter from Gray Dawes and Company to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) on April 19, 1887. The letter acknowledged renewal of three promissory notes held by Sanford with the company. According to the letter, the company was operating under the…

Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (February 29, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford, dated February 29, 1884. In the brief letter, Trafford acknowledges receipt of four signed deeds, as previously requested. Trafford was a company agent for the Florida Land…

Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (March 5, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford, dated March 5, 1884. In it he requested signatures for a number of enclosed deeds. He also noted that the Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) made $12,684.20 for the…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (March 15, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford, dated March 15, 1884. In the letter, Trafford requested Sanford's signature for five deeds. He also indicated that from March 1, 1884 to March 15, 1884, sales for the town of Sanford amounted to…

Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (March 26, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford, dated March 26, 1884. In the letter, Trafford requested Sanford's signature for two deeds. The two buyers were Isaac A. Hopper, who bought a lot for $350.00, and William…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 9, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford, dated April 9, 1884. In the letter, Trafford provided a number of updates regarding the City of Sanford, Florida. First, he included several land grant certificates that awaited approval from the…

Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 13, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford, dated April 13, 1884. In the letter, Trafford requested Sanford's signature for six land deeds. Five of the six deeds were in the town of Sanford, Florida or within close…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 17, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford, dated April 17, 1884. In the letter, Trafford informed Sanford that he had acquired a "suitable form of deed for the transfer of the MacKinnon lands to the trustees." He added that the lands had…

Letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 18, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford per William Beardall to Henry Shelton Sanford, dated April 18, 1884. In the letter, Trafford requested Henry Sanford's signature for four deeds. All four of the deeds were for lots in the City of Sanford, Florida. The…

Letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford (April 24, 1884)
A letter from E. R. Trafford to Henry Shelton Sanford, dated April 24, 1884. The letter appeared to be a response to an earlier inquiry by Sanford regarding deeds. Trafford indicated that "the deeds to the Alachua lands are not in this office - I…

Dublin Core

Title

Florida Land Colonization Company Collection

Alternative Title

FLCC Collection

Subject

Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891
Sanford (Fla.)
Mackinnon, William, 1823-1893
Polk County (Fla.)
Sumter County (Fla.)
Hernando County (Fla.)
Brevard County (Fla.)
Volusia County (Fla.)
Manayunk (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Description

The Florida Land and Colonization Company (FLCC) was a joint-stock venture that invested in Florida land development and sales in the 1880s and early 1890s. The company was formed by Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) with help from a group of British investors. The original impetus for the company's formation was Sanford's inability to continue his land acquisition and development efforts in Florida independently. In 1879, faced with financial difficulties, Sanford turned to a trusted associate in the United Kingdom, a Scottish industrialist named Sir William Mackinnon (1823-1893), to help him attract investors. The formation of the company was in large part due to the efforts of MacKinnon, whose reputation and influence helped bring investors on board.

Located at 13 Austin Friars, the company was officially registered in London on June 10, 1880. With the formation of the FLCC, all of Henry Sanford's Florida properties were transferred to the company in exchange for a £10,000 cash payment and another £50,000 in company stock. The one-time cash payment was a needed reprieve for Sanford, who faced financial difficulties by the end of the 1870s. The board of directors included Mackinnon, as well as W. C. Gray and Edwyn Sandys Dawes, partners in Gray-Dawes and Company, a London-based banking and investment house. Other directors included Alexander Fraser, Anthony Norris, George A. Thomson, and Eli Lee. Sanford was named President and Chairman of the Board. In 1880, the company owned 26,000 acres scattered across Florida, including in the cities of Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Sanford, as well as in Alachua County and Marion County.

Almost from the outset, there was serious friction between the British board members and Henry Sanford. Disagreements erupted over business strategy, as Sanford frequently proposed initiatives deemed too bold for the cautious British investors. From 1882 to 1892, the company saw steady, if meager, profits. Most of its income came from the sale of lots in the city of Sanford. From 1885 until 1890, the company, while remaining solvent, continued to see declining profits. From 1886 to 1890, the profits were so modest that the company declined to pay dividends on its yearly profits. Needed improvements and developments in the city of Sanford during the late 1880s sapped much of the company's income. Following Henry Sanford's death in 1891, many of the investors lost the motivation to continue. On September 15, 1892, the various directors acted to dissolve the company. Its assets, including roughly 65,000 acres of Florida land, were divided among shareholders.

Contributor

Is Part Of

William MacKinnon Collection, Henry Shelton Sanford Papers Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Sanford, Florida
Manayunk Bank, Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York City, New York
Washington, D.C.
Brussels, Belgium
Gingelom, Belgium
Hombourg, Belgium
Berlin, Germany
Florida Land and Colonization Company, London, England, United Kingdom

Provenance

Collection dontated to the Connecticut Historical Society after 1901.
Collection loaned to the Tennessee State Library and Archives for processing until June 1, 1960.
Collection acquired by the General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum in 1960.

Rights Holder

The displayed collection items are housed at the General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum in Sanford, Florida. Rights to these items belong to the said institution, and therefore inquiries about items should be directed there. RICHES of Central Florida has obtained permission from the Sanford Museum to display this item for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura
Fedorka, Drew M.

Digital Collection

Source Repository

General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum

External Reference

Fry, Joseph A. Henry S. Sanford: Diplomacy and Business in Nineteenth-Century America. Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, 1982.
Tischendorf, Alfred P. "Florida and the British Investor: 1880-1914." Florida Historical Quarterly 33, no. 2 (Oct. 1954): 120-129.
Amundson, Richard J. "The Florida Land and Colonization Company." Florida Historical Quarterly 44, no. 3 (Jan. 1966): 153-168.
Kendall, John S. History of New Orleans. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1922.

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