Census of White People Living and Working at Isleworth Grove with Earnings, October 31, 1932-November 1, 1933

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Title

Census of White People Living and Working at Isleworth Grove with Earnings, October 31, 1932-November 1, 1933

Alternative Title

Isleworth Grove White Employee Statistics

Subject

Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Windermere (Fla.)
Employees--Florida
Wages--Florida
Citrus fruit industry--Florida
Citrus--Florida

Description

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 family was $11.23. There were also 78 African Americans living on the property.

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. 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.

Source

Original document: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 24, folder 6.32, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1933-11-01

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original document.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 24, folder 6.32, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Isleworth Collection, Citrus Collection, Chase Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Folder referenced in Chase Collection finding guide, http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/chase.htm.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

281 KB

Medium

3-page typewritten document

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Isleworth Grove, Windermere, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

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 item 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

Digital Collection

Source Repository

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.
"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.
Hopkins, James T. Fifty Years of Citrus, the Florida Citrus Exchange: 1909-1959. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press: 1960.

Transcript

Census of White People Living and Working
at Isleworth Grove with Earnings Oct. 31, 1932-Nov. 1, 1933

Total No. White People living on place 39
Total No. White Families living on place 10
Total No. White Single living on place 1

For Seven Families Only

Amount paid to families $4, 093. 59
Average No. Per Family 4.14 persons

Average amount per family $584. 79
Average amount per Capita $141. 15

Average family weekly wage $11.23
Average per capita weekly wage $2.71

SUMMARY
Negroes living on place 78
Whites living on place 39
Total 117

Negroes Families living on place 17
White Families living on place 10
Total 27

Negro Families living off place but living earned here 2
White Families living off place but living earned here 2
Total 4

Total No. families dependent on Company for support 31

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3-page typewritten document

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