Letter from Daisy P. White to the Apopka Chief of Police (March 16, 1928)

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Title

Letter from Daisy P. White to the Apopka Chief of Police (March 16, 1928)

Alternative Title

Letter from White to Apopka Chief of Police (March 16, 1928)

Subject

Washington (D.C.)
Apopka (Fla.)
Florence (S.C.)

Description

Letter from Daisy P. White to the Apopka Chief of Police written and mailed on March 16, 1928. Topics discussed in the letter include White's previous attempts to write to the Chief of Police, her plans to return to her home in Florence, South Carolina once her daughter finishes school for the school year, and uncertainty in regards to what papers her sister-in-law, Ella Wall, will need following the death of White's Husband.

Ella Wall (1874-1938) was an entrepreneur and businesswoman of Apopka who served as the inspiration for a character in Zora Neale Hurston's novel Mules and Men. Wall was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1874 and moved to Apopka as a widow. Throughout her lifetime, Wall purchased four parcels, of land. She operated an orange grove and also constructed small wooden buildings that she rented out to migrant workers. Wall was also a friend of Michael Gladden, Jr., the executor of the George W. Oden estates, until her death in 1938.

Creator

White, Daisy P.

Source

Original letter from Daisy P. White to the Apopka Chief of Police, March 16, 1928: series I, box 1, folder 129, African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

1928-03-16

Contributor

Mundy, Carol E.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Daisy P. White to the Apopka Chief of Police, March 16, 1928.

Is Part Of

Series I, box 1, folder 129, African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Carol E. Mundy Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

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application/pdf

Extent

475 KB

Medium

2-page handwritten letter
1 envelope

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Washington, D.C.
Apopka, Florida
Florence, South Carolina

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Daisy P. White.
Collected by Carol E. Mundy between 1990 and 2009.
Purchased by the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2009.

Rights Holder

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Apopka Historical Society. Apopka. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.

Transcript

D. P. White
128 Rhode Island Ave. N. W.
Washington, D. C.

Chief of Police
Apopka, Fla.

128 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
Washington D.C.
March 16, 1928

Chief of Police
Apopka, Fla.
Dear Sir -
Some time ago, when my husband died (rather last September) after sending messages I could not get an answer until I wrote you.
Six months have passed. I have written even since then and I did not here until this week when I got this letter which I have enclosed in here.
Will you please say to Mrs. Ella Wall (which is my husbands sister) that I am not at Florence (my home) at this time I've been here since November my girls school will close in June after which I'll be at home in Florence S.C.

Now if I have to go there before that time to get the Papers that they refer to will cost me $32.20 because I'll have to come back up here as I am here with the girl until she is out of school.
I don't know what they will do about it. I have papers etc. put up and no one is to go in there. Everything has been put away carefully.
Please ask her what she wants me to do about it. She was sick. Is she better now?
Thanking you in advance for this favor.
Respectfully,

Daisy P. White

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