Letter from Jacobson to Isaac Vanderpool (September 16, 1894)

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Letter from Jacobson to Isaac Vanderpool (September 16, 1894)

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Vanderpool Correspondence


Maitland (Fla.)
Real estate--United States


A letter from someone named Jacobson to Isaac Vanderpool, dated September 16, 1894, regarding the Mayo Property. 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.


Original 2-page letter from Jacobson to Isaac Vanderpool, September 16, 1894: Vanderpool Collection, accession number 2014.002.022V, room 2, case 2, shelf 10, box GV, Maitland Historical Museum, Art & History Museums - Maitland, Maitland, Florida.

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Digital reproduction of original 2-page letter from Jacobson to Isaac Vanderpool, September 16, 1894.

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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.




2-page handwritten letter






Maitland, Florida

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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.


Cepero, Laura

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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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2-page handwritten letter



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