Letter from C. M. Tyler to Chase & Company Members (May 26, 1919)

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Title

Letter from C. M. Tyler to Chase & Company Members (May 26, 1919)

Alternative Title

Chase Correspondence (May 26, 1919)

Subject

Citrus fruit industry--Florida
Chase and Company (Sanford, Fla.)
Florida Citrus Exchange
Citrus--Florida

Description

An original letter of correspondence written by C. M. Tyler to employees at Chase & Company in Jacksonville, Florida. Tyler's letter provides information about the internal organization of the Florida Citrus Exchange, a state organization comprised of a large number of Florida citrus growers. The purpose of Tyler's letter was to identify the weaknesses of the Exchange and to encourage growers to side Chase & Company rather than join the Exchange. While members who trusted the Exchange praised the organization as a united group of growers that promoted better distribution and marketing of their citrus products, growers such as Chase & Company were hesitant to hand over all of their power to a larger organization with poor marketing strategies.

Chase & Company was established 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.

Creator

Tyler, C. M.

Source

Original letter from C. M. Tyler to Chase & Company Members, May 26, 1919: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 7, folder 14.10A, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1919-05-26

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from C. M. Tyler to Chase & Company Members, May 26, 1919.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 7, folder 14.10A, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Florida Citrus Exchange 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

2,494 KB

Medium

1 page typewritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Wauchula, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Ft. Myers, Florida
Tampa, Florida

Spatial Coverage

27.547394, -81.811595
30.3167, -81.6500
26.640708, -81.872921
27.951345, -82.456627

Temporal Coverage

1925-05-26/1925-05-26

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Entire <a href="http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/chase.htm" target="_blank">Chase Collection</a> 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

Digital Collections (UFDC), University of Florida

Curator

Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"The History of Seald-Sweet." Seald Sweet International. http://www.sealdsweet.com/welcome/our-history.php.
Warner, S.C. "Development of Marketing Citrus Fruits in Florida." Florida State Horticultural Society vol. 36 (1923): 198-200.
"Mayo Dade Offers Helpful Aid on Fruit Picking." Florida Clearing House News, August 25, 1930.
Hopkins, James T. Fifty Years of Citrus, the Florida Citrus Exchange: 1909-1959. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press: 1960.
"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.

Transcript

C 0 P Y
On Train Fort Wauchula, 5/26/1916.

Chase Company Jacksonville
Gentlemen:
• accepted invitation to spew! Sunday in Fort
ors, knowing would set a straight line on the inside
works of the Florida Citrus Exchange. here it is•
Skelley was offered $15,000 to stay but he had sewed him elf up wit the new bunch and could not break hie agreement. Before they knew what he was going to do he had said he would not be competitive with the --Exchange, and the Exchange officers had decided to carry him on the payroll an extra month and give him a Cadillac an a good by present, but as soon as they got onto him he was taken off the pay¬roll ands he does not get the auto unless hi be it. Ham ner spilled the beans
Dr. Hoes salary has been raised from $2400.00
to $5000.00 have been 1n 5,9 per year
for advertising. They expect t reduce it 50% next season
atl'rst they expect out the 10¢ out on grapefruit to 5¢
per box • The following t11 give you correct cost to -grow fruiter
of putting fr t through the Exchange exclusive of picking, hauling and packing.
TPA RETAIN Orange sold at action 19¢, private sale 31¢. Grapefruit t auction on 26¢ private sale let. Thisi
nclusive 100 advertising for grapefruit • sub-exchanges
take from 2t to 40 for (district expenses which pays the sub danger clerks, rent, etc• than the local association takes
50 or an agreed sum for packing house building or replacement
fund. Chat is a local feature and regulate' by the memebers
of each association It adds up 2t to 30 for orange and
t 37 or grapefruit•
Exchange packing charges actual cost; in fact everything average charge last season oranges.
It would seem this information properly used by our agents, would hell, in getting contracts from growers who are looking for results and not ..working for sentiment.
ivcKaorinirrE. b.roksiov
CHASE 9 CO
C.R.ITYL7R.

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