Receipt of Payment from S. Johnson to Henry Shelton Sanford (July 18, 1871)
S. Johnson Receipt for H. Sanford
Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891
This is a receipt of payment created by S. Johnson for Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891). On July 18, 1871, Sanford rented a horse and buggy for one day from S. Johnson. The cost of the rental was $7. According to the receipt, the rental served to aid Sanford in his search for a horse to purchase. The horse, once found, would presumably be meant for Sanford's Florida properties, particularly his experimental grove, Belair Grove, which was located three miles southwest of the city named after Sanford. It was part of the Sanford Grant, a 12,547.15 square acre allotment of land purchased by Henry Sanford in 1870. In Belair, Sanford introduced over 140 varieties of citrus plants. All were tested to determine if Florida citrus growers could effectively grow and introduce new varieties into the burgeoning citrus market. Sanford also grew exotic plants acquired from Central and South America, many of which survived the 1886 freeze. Sanford mainly used Belair as his own experiment station, but ultimately the findings and reports would be used by other citrus growers throughout Florida. Eventually, following Sanford's death in 1891, his wife, Gertrude Sanford, handed over the operations of Belair to Sydney and Joshua Chase.
Original receipt: box 45, folder 1, subfolder 45.1.32, Henry Shelton Sanford Papers, General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
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Digital reproduction of original receipt.
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Box 45, folder 1, Henry Shelton Sanford Papers, General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Henry Shelton Sanford Papers Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1-page handwritten receipt
Belair Grove, Lake Mary, Florida
Originally created by S. Johnson.
Donated to the Connecticut Historical Society after 1901.
Loaned to the Tennessee State Library and Archives for processing until June 1, 1960.
Donated to the General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum in 1960.
The displayed collection item is housed at the General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum in Sanford, 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 the Sanford Museum to display this item for educational purposes only.
Fedorka, Drew M.
Westgate, Philip J., and R. Bruce Ledin. "Belair Groves, Sanford, Pioneer in Sub-Tropical Horticultural Introductions." Florida State Horticultural Society 66 (1953): 184-187.
Some Account of Belair, Also of the City of Sanford Florida, With a Brief Sketch of Their Founder. Sanford, Florida: 1889.
Sanford: Central Florida's Waterfront Getaway. Sanford, Florida: City of Sanford, 2005.
Florida Citrus Mutual. "Sydney Chase Sr. (1860-1941)." Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, 2012.
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1-page handwritten receipt