Franklin W. Chase and Randall Chase Inspect Sweet Black C Valencias at Isleworth Grove

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Title

Franklin W. Chase and Randall Chase Inspect Sweet Black C Valencias at Isleworth Grove

Alternative Title

Frank & Randall Chase Inspect Valencias at Isleworth

Subject

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

Description

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 Sanford, Florida.

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.

Source

Original 8 x 10 black and white photograph, January 1953: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 215, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1953-01

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 black and white photograph, January 1953.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 215, 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

image/jpg

Extent

188 KB

Medium

8 x 10 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Isleworth Grove, Windermere, Florida
Belair Grove, Lake Mary, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography 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.
"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

January 1953
FW Chase
Randall Chase
Isleworth Grove
Sweet Black C Valencias
Budded about 1902 to 1904
California straw[?] that originated at Belair near Sanford
Brought to this country by Gen Henry Shelton Sanford about 1882 to 1884

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inch

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