Letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase (April 19, 1924)

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Title

Letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase (April 19, 1924)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (April 19, 1924)

Subject

Chase, Sydney Octavius, 1860-1941
Chase, Joshua Coffin, 1858-1948
Citrus fruit industry--Florida
Florida Citrus Exchange
Fertilizer industry--Florida
Fertilizers and manures--Florida
Citrus--Florida

Description

An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the Lem Woods' intention to partner with the Florida Citrus Exchange and how to respond to the revival of the Exchange.

Chase & Company was established in 1884 by brothers Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase. 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.

Creator

Chase, Sydney Octavius

Source

Original letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase, April 19, 1924: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 7, folder 14.11, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1924-04-19

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase, April 19, 1924.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 7, folder 14.11, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Florida Citrus Exchange 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

1.32 MB

Medium

-page typewritten letter on Chase & Company letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Chase & Company Office, Sanford, Florida
Chase & Company Office, Jacksonville, 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

"The History of Seald-Sweet." Seald Sweet International. http://www.sealdsweet.com/welcome/our-history.php.
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.
"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.

Transcript

CHASE & COMPANY
GROWERS’ MARKETING AGENTS
PACKERS AND SHIPPERS
FLORIDA FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
SANFORD, FLORIDA
April 19, 1924.
Mr. J. C. Chase,
Jacksonville, Fla.
Dear Josh:
I noticed in the Tampa Tribune yesterday announcement of Lem Woods’ intention to throw his lot with the exchange. If it us a fact that Lem Woods has been able to sell his fruit at the price he claimed, to net over $1.00 on the trees, this season and he produced the average quality which is possible with the use of the Gulf Fertilizer it is my own personal opinion that he is the man the Exchange should hire as Sales Manager. It is worthless to look further. He may be using somebody else’s fertilizer on his own groves and producing a better grade of fruit in consequence than the Gulf fertilizer usually turns out.
The only thing I see that we can do is to let the revival period pass without attempting to interfere with the popular movement, just as we did the year the Exchange was organized and Temple predicted that we would be bankrupt in one season if we did not join with the Exchange. I am inclined to believe that there are a great many growers who have been in the Exchange that cannot again be fooled into signing up until they know more about how the re¬organized Exchange will be officered.
I think your letter to Skelly is fine. I would suggest that you send it to Ford under an assumed name and see if he would not like to publish it in his paper.
Yours very truly,
S. O. C.

SOC:HMR

DISTRIBUTORS
Sunniland
Trademark
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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1-page typewritten letter on Chase & Company letterhead

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