Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to A. M. Taylor (April 1, 1922)

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Title

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to A. M. Taylor (April 1, 1922)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (April 1, 1922)

Subject

Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Chase, Joshua Coffin, 1858-1948
Country clubs--Florida
Golf courses--Florida--Jacksonville Region
Golf--Florida
St. Augustine (Fla.)

Description

An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and A. M. Taylor. Topics discussed in the letter include Chase's gratitude for his visit with Mr. Wilson to the St. Augustine Country Club and Chase's brother, Sydney Octavius Chase's interest in the excellent condition of the greens at the golf course.

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, Joshua Coffin

Source

Original letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to A. M. Taylor, April 1, 1922: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 50, folder 20.111, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1922-04-01

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of copy of original letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to A. M. Taylor, April 1, 1922.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 50, folder 20.111, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Sanford Country Club and Golf Course Collection, Sanford 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

143 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

St. Augustine Country Club, St. Augustine, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History 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

University of Florida, Special and Area Studies Collections

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.
Moorhead, Richard, and Nick Wynne. Golf in Florida: 1886-1950. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.

External Reference Title

Transcript

Apr 1 1922

Mr. A. M. Taylor,
Muneon House,
St. Augustine, FLorida.

Dear Mr. Taylor:

First let me thank you for being instrumental in giving Mr. Wilson and the writer such a pleasant day at the St. Augustine Country Club. We enjoyed it immensely and the writer's greatest regret is that he does not play a game of golf that is sufficiently good to make it interesting to you. We certainly must get together in the near future but cannot at the present time fix a date.

My brother was very much interested in my letter to him about the splendid condition of the greens. He wants to know the variety of grass that is used not only on the greens but also on the course. Would it be possible for you to find out this from some of those in charge of this Department?

Will very much appreciate this information as we would also like the same for the Florida Country Club.

With personal regards,

Yours very truly,

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