"Dec. 6, 1878 to Mar. 14, 1940" Manuscript

Dublin Core

Title

"Dec. 6, 1878 to Mar. 14, 1940" Manuscript

Alternative Title

Dec. 6, 1878 to Mar. 14, 1940

Subject

Chase, Sydney Octavius, 1860-1941
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Citrus--Florida
Citrus fruit industry--Florida

Description

An original manuscript written by Sydney Octavius Chase to be read at the Waverly Silver Jubilee on March 14, 1940. The manuscript chronicles Chase's career with topics including his first work on Belair Grove in December 1878, the cold spell of December 1878 to January 1879, traveling to Tampa by foot with Silas B. Carter, purchasing land in present-day Winter Haven, and his planting his first grove near Sanford in 1881.

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 manuscript by Sydney Ocatvius Chase: "Dec. 6, 1878 to Mar. 14, 1940," 1940: box 173, folder 9.52, Chase Collection (MS 14), Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1940

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original manuscriptt by Sydney Ocatvius Chase: "Dec. 6, 1878 to Mar. 14, 1940," 1940.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 173, folder 9.52, 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

application/pdf

Extent

205 KB

Medium

3-page typewritten manuscript

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Belair Grove, Lake Mary, Florida
Sanford, Florida
Apopka, Florida
Palm Springs, Wekiva Springs, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida
Plant City, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Manatee, Florida
Fort Meade, Florida
Bartow, Florida
Saddle Creek, Lakeland, Florida
Winter Haven, Florida
Waverly, Florida
Davenport, 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

"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.
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.

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Original Format

3-page typewritten manuscript

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