Letter from Hal M. Beardall to Joshua Coffin Chase (December 4, 1931)

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Title

Letter from Hal M. Beardall to Joshua Coffin Chase (December 4, 1931)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (December 4, 1931)

Subject

Chase, Joshua Coffin, 1858-1948
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Orlando (Fla.)
Windermere (Fla.)

Description

An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Dr. Hal M. Beardall, whose office was located at 147 East Church Street in Orlando, Florida. Topics discussed in the letter include the state of health of Jack Hall, who suffered a severe pelvic fracture, most likely at Isleworth Grove.

Chase & Company was established by brothers Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase in 1884. 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. By 1886, the Chase brothers purchased several citrus groves to expand their business, including Isleworth Grove in Windermere, Florida. Isleworth Grove covered a total of 1,300 acres along the Butler Chain of Lakes. Between 1894 and 1895, Central Florida was hit by several freezes and most of the citrus crop was destroyed. Chase & Company did not grow citrus crops again until 1904 when Joshua came back from an extended stay in California. Between 1894 and 1900, different types of pesticide equipment was created, including equipment driven by steam, machines, and horses.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. The Isleworth property stayed in the Chase family until 1984 when Franklin Chase, the son of Sydney Chase, sold the property to famed golfer Arnold Palmer.

Creator

Beardall, Hall M.

Source

Original letter from Hal M. Beardall to Joshua Coffin Chase, December 4, 1931: box 49, folder 20.84, Chase Collection (MS 14), Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1931-12-04

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Hal M. Beardall to Joshua Coffin Chase, December 4, 1931.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 49, folder 20.84, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Isleworth Collection, Citrus 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.

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113 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter on H.M. Beardall, M.D. letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Orlando, Florida
Chase & Company Office, Sanford, Florida
Isleworth Grove, Windermere, 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

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.
"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.

Transcript

Chase Correspondence, Box 49, folder 20.84

H. M. BEARDALL, M.D.
147 EAST CHURCH STREET
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

December 4, 1931.

J. C. Chase,
% Chase & Co.,
Sanford, Fla.

Dear Mr. Chase:- In Re—Jack Hall.

This man had a rather severe fracture of Pelvis.On discharge from Hospital, position was good and while he may be a few months in establishing perfect function of lower limbs, I believe in time his condition will be near perfect,

Yours truly
Hal [handwritten]

H. M. Beardall.

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1-page typewritten letter on H.M. Beardall, M.D. letterhead

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