Letter from Sydney Chase to Joshua Chase (October 18, 1928)

Dublin Core

Title

Letter from Sydney Chase to Joshua Chase (October 18, 1928)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (October 18, 1928)

Subject

Chase, Sydney Octavius, 1860-1941
Chase, Joshua Coffin, 1858-1948
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Citrus fruit industry--Florida
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Asheville (N.C.)
Sanford (Fla.)

Description

An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Sydney Octavius Chase and Joshua Coffin Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include information on the family's annual move back to Sanford, Florida, from Asheville, North Carolina; the Southern Railway; and discounts on oranges.

Chase & Company was established by Joshua Chase and his brother Sydney in 1884. The company sold insurance and later invested in storage facilities and fertilizer sales. Chase & Company was known mainly for its agricultural interests and maintained a series of citrus groves throughout Central Florida. The company was based out of Sanford and became one of the city's largest employers into the early twentieth century. By 1886, the Chase brothers purchased several citrus groves to expand their business, including Isleworth Grove.

Creator

Chase, Sydney Octavius

Source

Original letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase, October 18, 1928: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 3, folder 13.46, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1928-10-18

Has Format

Digital transcript of original letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase, October 18, 1928.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Sydney Octavius Chase to Joshua Coffin Chase, October 18, 1928.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 3, folder 13.46, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Citrus Collection, Chase Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Folder referenced in Chase Collection finding guide, http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/chase.htm.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

1,695 KB

Medium

2 page handwritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Asheville, North Carolina
Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

35.6000, -82.5500
28.811729, -81.268138

Temporal Coverage

1928-10-18/1928-10-25

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.E.1.4; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.7.1; SS.4.E.1.1; SS.4.E.1.2; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.6.W.1.3 ; SS.7.E.2.4; SS.8.A.1.5 ; SS.8.E.2.1 ; SS.8.E.2.3; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.1.6 ; SS.912.E.2.3; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Entire Chase Collection is comprised of four separate accessions from various donors, including Cecilia Johnson, the granddaughter of Joshua Coffin Chase and the children of Randall Chase.

Rights Holder

The displayed collection item is housed at Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida in Gainesville, 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 Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida to display this item for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sanford: Central Florida's Waterfront Gateway. Sanford, Florida: City of Sanford, 2005.
"Sydney Chase Sr. (1860-1941)." Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Copyright 2012. http://floridacitrushalloffame.com/index.php/inductees/inductee-name/?ref_cID=89&bID=0&dd_asId=600.
Warner, S.C. "Development of Marketing Citrus Fruits in Florida." Florida State Horticultural Society vol. 36 (1923): 198-200.
Hopkins, James T. Fifty Years of Citrus, the Florida Citrus Exchange: 1909-1959. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press: 1960.

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Original Format

2 page handwritten letter

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