Letter from Dr. John Milton Hawks to Charles Henry Coe (April 3, 1909)

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Title

Letter from Dr. John Milton Hawks to Charles Henry Coe (April 3, 1909)

Alternative Title

Letter from Hawks to Coe (April 3, 1909)

Subject

New Smyrna (Fla.)
Coe, Charles H.
Sugar--United States

Description

A letter of correspondence from Dr. John Milton Hawks (1826-1910), the founder of Hawks Park (present-day Edgewater), to Captain Charles Henry Coe (1856-1954), author of Red Patriots: The Story of the Seminoles. In the letter, Dr. Hawks discusses the Cruger and DePeyster Sugar Mill, which was located two miles west of New Smyrna, Florida. For many years, the old sugar mill was mistaken for the ruins of a Spanish mission with origins dating back to the time of Christopher Columbus. This misconception led Captain Coe to publish Debunking the So-Called Spanish Mission Near New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida in 1941. The steam sugar and saw mill was destroyed by Native Americans in 1845, just five years after it was erected. Also known as the New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins, the ruins are located at 600 Old Mission Road in New Smyrna Beach and were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

Creator

Hawks, John Milton

Source

Original letter from Dr. John Milton Hawks to Charles Henry Coe, April 3, 1909: Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster.

Date Created

1909-04-03

Contributor

Foster, Andrew M.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Dr. John Milton Hawks to Charles Henry Coe, April 3, 1909.

Is Part Of

Captain Charles Henry Coe Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

931 KB

Medium

2-page handwritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Hawks Park, Florida
New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dr. John Milton Hawks.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Andrew M. Foster and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster

External Reference

Coe, Charles Henry. Debunking the so-Called Spanish Mission Near New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida. [Daytona Beach]: [Fitzgerald publications], 1941.
Redd, Robert. Historic Sites and Landmarks of New Smyrna Beach. [S.l.]: History Press, 2015.

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2-page handwritten letter

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