Letter from C. H. Miller to Randall Chase (May 8, 1963)

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Title

Letter from C. H. Miller to Randall Chase (May 8, 1963)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (May 8, 1963)

Subject

Zellwood (Fla.)
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Equipment and supplies

Description

An original letter of correspondence between Maintenance Department Manager C. H. Miller and Randall Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include enclosed photographs taken of the delivery of a mule train by Duda from Glades Farm to Hooper Farm in Zellwood, Florida, on May 6, 1963. 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. 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.

Source

Original letter from C. H. Miller to Randall Chase, May 8, 1963: box 215, Chase Collection (MS 14), Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1963-05-08

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from C. H. Miller to Randall Chase, May 8, 1963.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 215, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
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.

References

"Chase & Company Mule Train." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/1843.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

126 KB

Medium

1-page letter of correspondence on Chase & Company letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Chase & Company Office, Sanford, Florida
Hooper Farm, Zellwood, 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

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

CHASE & COMPANY
DISTRIBUTORS
CITRUS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
SANFORD, FLORIDA

May 8, 1963

Mr. Randall Chase
Office

Enclosed are pictures taken Tuesday, May 7th, showing condition of mule train delivered by Duda Monday, May 6th. To Hooper Farm Zellwood
Pictures were taken Tuesday, PM, and received from the photographer Wednesday, PM.

C. H. Miller, Manager
Maintenance Department

CHM
ar

Incline[?] was in good order when it left the farm in glades.

RC


Sunniland
TRADEMARK

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1-page letter of correspondence on Chase & Company letterhead

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