Census of Negroes Living and Working at Isleworth, November 1, 1933

Dublin Core

Title

Census of Negroes Living and Working at Isleworth, November 1, 1933

Alternative Title

Isleworth African-American Census

Subject

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

Description

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 $8.00.

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

419 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

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

Transcript

CENSUS OF NEGROES LIVING AND WORKING
AT ISLEWORTH November 1, 1933

with earnings Oct. 31, 1932 to Nov. 1, 1933

Total No. negroes living on place 78
Total No. negro families living on place 17
Total No. negro single men living on place 4
Total No. negro wage earners living on place 24
Total No. family wage warners 20

Amount paid to family wage earners $7, 074. 83
Average no. per family 4.35 persons
Average amount per family $ 416. 16
Average amount per capita $ 95.54
Average weekly wage per family $ 8.00
Average weekly wage per capita* $ 1.82

Total amount wages paid including single men $8, 385. 91
Average earning including single men $ 349.31

Average weekly wage $6.52
*Does not include single men having no dependents

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3-page typewritten document

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