Letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Lucian Boggs (August 29, 1927)

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Title

Letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Lucian Boggs (August 29, 1927)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (August 29, 1927)

Subject

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

Description

An original letter of correspondence between Sydney Octavius Chase and Lucian Boggs of Barnett National Bank. Topics discussed in the letter include arranging to have Boggs handle some legal matters for the City of Sanford after he visit Sanford and meet with City Attorney George A. DeCottes.

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 Lucian Boggs, 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 Lucian Boggs, 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

105 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter on Chase & Company letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Chase & Company Office, Sanford, Florida
Barnett National Bank Building, Jacksonville, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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 & CO.
SANFORD, FLORIDA

August 29, 1927.

Lucian Boggs, Esq.,
Barnett National Bank Bldg.,
Jacksonville, Fla.

Dear Mr. Boggs:-

Referring to interview I had with you on the 25th with reference to handling some legal matters for the City of Sanford.

I have conferred with my associate commissioners, and it is agreeable to them to have you handle the City business we have in mind, but before a definite arrangement can be made we are wondering if you could arrange to visit Sanford some day before you go on your vacation to go over some of the details with City Attorney, George A. DeCottes.

It may be more convenient for you to come to Sanford by auto than by train, although you can very readily make the round trip via train by using the 9 A.M. A.C.L. train out of Jacksonville, same reaching here shortly after 12, and returning to JAcksonville on the 4:05 P.M. train the same day.

I am suggesting this conference here for the reason that some of the details of the work we would like to have you attend to are here, and we also want to discuss with you the matter of fee, which I understand, of course, would be based on the amount of work which might develop.

Suggest that you either 'phone or wire me on receipt of this letter what day you can arrange to visit here so we can make our plans accordingly.

Yours very truly,

SOC:HMR.

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1-page typewritten letter on Chase & Company letterhead

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