Erans Hotel Receipt of Payment for O. C. Rollins (July 20, 1871)

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Title

Erans Hotel Receipt of Payment for O. C. Rollins (July 20, 1871)

Alternative Title

Erans Hotel Receipt

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Sanford, Henry Shelton, 1823-1891

Description

This is a receipt of payment produced for O. C. Rollins on July 20, 1871, by the Erans Hotel. The hotel charged Rollins $16 for eight days board. It is unclear where the Erans Hotel was located. It is also unclear who O. C. Rollins was or why he needed to stay for over a week at the hotel. Based on the archival filing of this document, however, there is reason to believe that both Rollins and the Erans Hotel may have had some relation to Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) and his 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 Ellen Dupuy Sanford (1841-1902), handed over the operations of Belair to Sydney Octacius Chase, Sr. (1860-1941) and Joshua Coffin Chase (1858-1948).

Source

Original receipt: box 45, folder 1, subfolder 45.1.34, Henry Shelton Sanford Papers, General Henry S. Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

1871-07-20

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original receipt.

Is Part Of

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.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

171 KB

Medium

1-page handwritten receipt

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Belair Grove, Lake Mary, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

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.

Rights Holder

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.

Curator

Fedorka, Drew M.

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Westgate, Philip J., and R. Bruce Ledin. "Belair Groves, Sanford, Pioneer in Sub-Tropical Horticultural Introductions." Florida State Horticultural Society 66 (1953): 184-187.

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1-page handwritten receipt

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