Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (November 3, 1924)

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Title

Letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase (November 3, 1924)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (November 3, 1924)

Subject

Windermere (Fla.)
Chase, Sydney Octavius, 1860-1941
Chase, Joshua Coffin, 1858-1948
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)

Description

An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a lawsuit filed against the Windermere Company regarding its possession of land purchased from Sam Griffith.

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, Joshua Coffin

Source

Original letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase, November 3, 1924: 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

1924-11-03

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Joshua Coffin Chase to Sydney Octavius Chase, November 3, 1924.

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.
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

164 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter on Chase & Company letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Chase & Company Office, Jacksonville, Florida
Chase & Company Office, Sanford, Florida
Windermere, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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

"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.
"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

FROM
CHASE & CO.
P.O. BOX 378
JACKSONVILLE, FL

Nov 3rd 1924

Mr. S. O. Chase,
Sanford, Florida.

Dear Syd:-

When in Orlando last week, young Carpenter, in Massey's office, spoke to me about a suit that has been instituted against the Windermere Company to upset its possession of its lands purchased from Sam Griffith. These, you know, he acquired through a tax title. The original homesteader has brought suit, and the Windermere Company is represented by Massey, Warlow & Carpenter.

I am very much in hopes that the original owners win. Will be very glad to do everything we can to help the, out. Nothing would give more pleasure than to stick a knife into the ribs of that fellow, Palmer.

Yours very truly,

JCC/FS

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1-page typewritten letter on Chase & Company letterhead

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