Citrus fruit industry
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Press releases, correspondence, and promotional publications issued by the Florida Commissions for the World's Fairs of 1933 (Chicago) and 1939 (New York City).
Advertisements for land, goods, and services in Florida. Specific locations include Duval, Flagler, Leon, Manatee, Marion, and Putnam Counties. Also known as MSS 0-113
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This item is a holograph letter of Henry Oxdel, of St. Augustine, Florida, to Hugh White, Esq., of Cohores, Albany County, New York. The letter indicates that Oxdel was handling Florida real estate matters for White, and that they might have been old friends. Oxdel informs White of a shortage of orange seeds and asked, "Can you contrive to send me all your spare orange seeds. There is quite a race & rage to get orange seeds here..." Names mentioned in the letter were, G. L. Phillips, Esq., P. S. Smith, Esq. "who is considered here the best counsellor in such matters," and T. Brown.
This collection contains letters, dated 1886, from T. W. T. Curtis of New Haven, Connecticut, to John S. Wycoff of Citra, Florida, concerning joint holdings in citrus groves in Florida. The correspondence is especially interesting from the point of view of grading, marketing and pricing as compared to methods employed by the citrus industry in 1963. Other letters are from D. L. Yulee of Washington, to Colonel E. I. Lutterloch in Florida, relative to transfer of land for construction of the Suwannee & Gulf Railroad. There is also a picture in this collection which offers a bird's eye view of Cedar Key, Florida.
The scrapbook of William J. Howey provides a clear exposition of the activities of the Republican party in Florida during 1928 when he ran for governor of the state. It contains newspaper clippings pertaining to his political opponents, economic conditions, and the development of the citrus industry in Florida.
Also known as MSS 0-143.