Letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase (August 29, 1927)

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Title

Letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase (August 29, 1927)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (August 29, 1927)

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Chase, Sydney Octavius, 1860-1941
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Chase, Joshua Coffin, 1858-1948
Banks and banking--United States

Description

An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include deciding what attorney to use in Sanford and Ernest Amos' neglect of duty in his failure to inform the Chase brothers of the activities of the Seminole Bank.

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.

Creator

Chase, Sydney Octavius

Source

Original letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase, August 29, 1927: box 173, folder 2.51, Chase Collection (MS 14), Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1927-08-29

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter: from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase, August 29, 1927.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 173, folder 2.51, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
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

108 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter on Chase & Company letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Chase & Company Office, Sanford, Florida
Camden, Maine

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

"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.
"Joshua Coffin Chase (1858-1948)." Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Copyright 2012. http://floridacitrushalloffame.com/index.php/inductees/inductee-name/?ref_cID=89&bID=0&dd_asId=960.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

Transcript

CHASE & COMPANY
GROWERS' MARKETING AGENTS
PACKERS AND SHIPPERS
FLORIDA FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

SANFORD, FLORIDA
August 29, 1927.

Mr. J. C. Chase,
Camden, Maine.

Dear Josh:

I am returning Jackson's letter of the 23rd. I had the question up with the other two City Commissioners this morning, with reference to employing an outside attorney, and it has been definitely decided to use Mr. Boggs, so I am writing him today suggesting that he come to Sanford for a conference so he can go into matters which we wish him to be prepared to take charge of.

I have just gotten hold of a letter written by Ernest Amos on May 20, 1926, which shows that he knew then that the Seminole Bank was not solid, and he failed to make another examination of the bank affairs after making certain recommendations in his letter of May 20, and as I understand it the first examiner that entered the bank for an examination after that date was on August 6, 1927. It looks to me as if this particular gentlemen is criminally liable for neglect of duty, They may have fallen down on the east coast in getting hold of him, but I am inclined to think that with this letter in my possession, which came to me in a confidential way, that we can give our friend Amos a right good shake up.

Yours very truly,

S.O.C

SOC:HMR.

DISTRIBUTORS
Sunniland
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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1-page typewritten letter on Chase & Company letterhead

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