Letter from Manager of the Evangelist to Sydney Ocatvius Chase (September 21, 1889)

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Title

Letter from Manager of the Evangelist to Sydney Ocatvius Chase (September 21, 1889)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (September 21, 1889)

Subject

Chase, Sydney Octavius, 1860-1941
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)

Description

An original letter of correspondence between the manager of The Chinese Evangelist, a Chinese-language Christian periodical founded in New York in the 1880s, and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a young man who was interested in working for Chase & Company.

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 to Sydney Ocatvius Chase, September 21, 1889: box 173, folder 2.40, Chase Collection (MS 14), Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1889-09-21

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter to Sydney Ocatvius Chase, September 21, 1889.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 173, folder 2.40, 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.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

115 KB

Medium

1-page handwritten letter on The Chinese Evangelist letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

The Christian Evangelist, New York City, New York
Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History 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

"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

THE CHINESE EVANGELIST
52 WEST 22D STREET

New York, Sept 21st 1889

Mr Chase,
Sir,

I saw the young man whom I referred to you this morning. He said that he will go with you for $30.00 per month. If you desire to see him personally you can drop me a line, stating date & time & I shall have him in my office to meet you. I can assure you that he is a good honest fellow, & a good worker.

Yours respectfully,
The Manager of the Evangelist

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1-page handwritten letter on The Chinese Evangelist letterhead

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