Envelope from G. T. Smith to Isaac Vanderpool

Dublin Core

Title

Envelope from G. T. Smith to Isaac Vanderpool

Alternative Title

Vanderpool Correspondence

Subject

Maitland (Fla.)

Description

An envelope from G. T. Smith to Isaac Vanderpool. The Vanderpools were one of the original families in Maitland, Florida, with Isaac Vanderpool, the patriarch of the family, buying 160 acres of land in the year 1870. In 1876, after facing a large financial loss and disaster in New York, Isaac and his wife, Harriet Vanderpool, permanently moved to the Maitland area. At the time of their arrival, the area only had about four or five family homesteads and orange groves. Vanderpool was part of the first committee to help incorporate the town of Lake Maitland. The committee included Vanderpool, Henry S. Kedney, George Packwood, and Richard Packwood.

The Vanderpool family was also heavily involved in civic affairs, which included the establishment of the town of Eatonville by Vanderpool and Josiah C. Eaton. The Vanderpools were paricipants in the creation of the Florida Audubon Society and the organization of the Maitland Public Library. Harriet Vanderpool, along with Bishop Henry C. Whipple, founded the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, and, in 1927, she wrote the "Maitland Song," which the chamber of commerce adopted as the official song for the city. In 1887, Vanderpool became Mayor of Maitland and during this time, acquired land for the city first cemetery. In 1892, he built the first packinghouse in Maitland, which was featured in TheGate City Chronicle as the state most modern and best packinghouse.

Source

Original 3.5 x 6 inch envelope: Vanderpool Collection, accession number 2014.002.020V, room 2, case 2, shelf 10, box GV, Maitland Historical Museum, Art & History Museums - Maitland, Maitland, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3.5 x 6 inch envelope.

Is Part Of

Vanderpool Collection, room 2, case 2, shelf 10, box GV, Maitland Historical Museum, Maitland, Florida.
Maitland Historical Museum Collection, Maitland Collection, Orange County Collection. RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Medium

3.5 x 6 inch envelope

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Maitland, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

89.9 KB

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Maitland Historical Museum, Art & History Museums - Maitland and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Maitland History." City of Maitland. http://www.itsmymaitland.com/maitland_history.asp.
Poole, Leslie Kemp. Maitland. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.

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Original Format

3.5 x 6 inch envelope

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