Letter from Sydney Chase to Messrs. Landis, Fish & Hull (March 3, 1915)

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Title

Letter from Sydney Chase to Messrs. Landis, Fish & Hull (March 3, 1915)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (March 3, 1915)

Subject

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

Description

An original letter of correspondence between Sydney Octavius Chase and the attorneys of Landis, Fish & Hull. Topics discussed in the letter include the County Commissioners' decision to complete brick roads.

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 Chase to Messrs. Landis, Fish & Hull, March 3, 1915: 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

1915-03-03

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Sydney Chase to Messrs. Landis, Fish & Hull, March 3, 1915.

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.
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

124 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

DeLand, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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.

Transcript

March 3, 1915

Messrs. Landis, Fish & Hull,
DeLand, Fla.
Gentlemen;

I have just seen Mr. Brumley, and he advises that after a full day's session of the County Commissioners they reached the conclusion the only way they can satisfy all interested is to complete the brick roads as voted, and have decided to make arrangements with the brick people, Mr. Hand, one of the contractors, along the lines suggested by your Mr. Fish yesterday. They will meet again Monday next, and expect to have with them a representative of the company furnishing the brick and they hope that at that meeting everything will be definitely settled. It now looks as if we will get all we asked for.

Yours truly,

SOC c

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1-page typewritten letter

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