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A Guide to the General Correspondence of the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
September 2010


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Title: General Correspondence of the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
Dates: 1889-1924
Abstract: General correspondence of the director and staff of Florida's Agricultural Experiment Station.
Extent: 3.3 Linear feet. 8 boxes; 20 microfilm reels.
Identification: Series 87
Language(s): English
Access: Researchers should consult with Special Collections staff before using the collection because there are access restrictions. See the Access note for more information.

Scope and Content

Series 87 contains general correspondence of the Director and staff of Florida's Agricultural Experiment Station. There are few letters for the first three years. From 1892 until 1899, all but a few of the letters are addressed to P. H. Rolfs, who was then a horticulturalist at the Station and an instructor at the Florida Agricultural College at Lake City. Rolfs left in 1899, and the succeeding correspondence is addressed to other staff members, including H. Harold Hume, A. A. Persons, and H. A. Gossard. Until 1906, all letters in this series are incoming. Outgoing letters may be found in Series 88, Letterbooks. After 1906, both incoming and outgoing mail is included.

Most of the correspondence is with individual farmers concerning specific problems and farming methods. There is also considerable correspondence with people from other states who had bought or were contemplating buying land in Florida and who were requesting information on suitable areas for citrus groves and other farm crops. Communication with the Florida Department of Agriculture and letters related to the Farmers' Institutes are also found.

Arranged by year and then alphabetically by the correspondents' names.

From 1889-1907, both the original letters and a microfilm copy exist. Researchers are required to use the film copy first. After 1907, only film reproductions are available. Document filming was done by a reprographics unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in the 1970s.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research. Researchers are required to use the microfilm copy first.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], General Correspondence of the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Reel
1 1. Assoc. of Am. Ag. Colleges and Experiment Stations. 4/8/89
1 2. Jacksonville, St Augustine, and Indian River Railway. 11/1/94
1 3. E. B. C. Nichols. 1/1/96
1 4. Hale Georgia Orchard Co. 2/1/96
1 5. W. Luffman and Bro. 11/17/99
2 1. R. R. Mackenzie. 10/21/99
2 2. Abraham and Straus. 3/21/02
2 3. G. L. Taber. 1/6/03
2 4. Avon Park Nursery Co. 6/9/06
2 5. J. R. Zell. 7/6/06
3 1. T. J. Appleyard. 9/21/07
3 2. John Hamilton. 6/13/07
3 3. Mr. C. C. Moore. 7/29/07
3 4. Mr. J. H. Thomas. 2/5/07
3 5. W. F. Beverly. 8/17/08
4 1. W. F. Beverly. 8/27/08
4 2. Dr. J. K. Heggelund. 7/7/08
4 3. Wm. P. Marshall. 10/10/08
4 4. Jeremiah Rebmann. 11/9/08
4 5. Capt. R. E. Rose. 5/27/08
5 1. Capt. R. E. Rose. 5/27/08
5 2. H. P. Agee (Soils). 10/7/09
5 3. Mr. Joseph C. Baroech. 9/25/09
5 4. Messers. Chase and Company. 7/13/09
5 5. Mr. J. W. Edmondson. 10/29/09
6 1. E. Edmunds. 11/25/09
6 2. Mr. J. G. Harrold. 3/10/09
6 3. Mr. Bert Key. 2/5/09
6 4. P. K. Nabyar. 8/12/09
6 5. Mr. Wm. P. Pearde. 4/14/09
7 1. Mr. Richard F. Pearsall. 4/10/09
7 2. The American Asphaltum and Rubber Co. 7/18/10
7 3. The Librarian of Congress. 3/18/10
7 4. Wm. W. Morse. 2/24/10
7 5. Powers-Weightman-Rosengarten Co. 11/21/10
8 1. Mrs. N. M. G. Prange. 3/2/10
8 2. Lewis Seaman. 6/16/10
8 3. John G. Straker,. 4/5/10
8 4. A. C. Warner. 4/19/10
8 5. Mr. L. R. Woods. 11/30/10
9 1. Messrs. T. W. Wood and Sons. 9/26/10
9 2. Mr. W. L. Barth. 4/25/11
9 3. Prof. F. H. Cardoza. 9/1/11
9 4. Gaylord Bros. 6/5/11
9 5. U.S.D.A. Washington, D.C. 3/28/12
10 1. Union of South Africa. 7/14/13
10 2. H. L. Beach. 3/9/15
10 3. Cedar Crest Farm. 6/24/15
10 4. Mr. George W. Dickson. 4/20/15
10 5. Mr. Chas. P. Kulisek. 7/22/15
11 1. H. I. LaBar. 3/24/15
11 2. F. M. O'Byrne. 3/10/15
11 3. F. D. Waite. 10/27/15
11 4. C. E. Woods. 2/11/15
11 5. Mr. P. Zipplies. 11/27/15
12 1. Mr. T. L. Acosta. 12/20/16
12 2. Mr. S. A. Beach. 9/20/16
12 3. Mr. A. E. Burgess. 10/26/16
12 4. Mr. Harry R. Cook. 5/24/16
12 5. Mr. J. W. Gilbert. 1/27/16
13 1. J. W. Gilbert. 11/25/16
13 2. Mr. E. R. Johnston. 1/5/16
13 3. Mr. R. G. Lotspiech. 12/11/16
13 4. J. M. Meffert. 3/6/16
13 5. Mr. Jas. H. Naylor. 1916
14 1. L. R. Neel. 8/16/16
14 2. Louis M. Potter. 12/9/16
14 3. Capt. T. W. Ryding. 2/23/16
14 4. Mr. S. C. Singleton. 8/11/16
15 1. B. J. Skinner. 3/22/16
15 2. Miss M. I. Stephens. 5/25/16
15 3. Mrs. C. S. Weathersbee, Jr. 1/10/16
15 4. Mrs. May Walden. 1/26/16
15 5. Florence Villa Fruit Co. 11/26/17
16 1. Fla. Federation of Women's Clubs. 10/13/17
16 2. Mr. Milo Griffin. 3/5/17
16 3. Mr. Samuel C. Hood. 10/11/17
16 4. Mr. Kenneth B. Jones. 12/29/17
16 5. Mr. G. E. Peterson. 2/19/17
17 1. Mr. E. G. Persons. 2/21/17
17 2. Michael Alderman. 5/28/18
17 3. W. P. Brock. 5/6/18
17 4. Dr. George F. Feid. 6/1/18
17 5. Hall Canner Company. 5/28/18
18 1. Mr. G. M. Hall. 6/13/18
18 2. A. C. Horton. 1/25/18
18 3. R. E. Lenfest. 10/26/18
18 4. Walter Hamilton Fowle. 5/21/20
18 5. Suwannee Model Dairy Farm. 2/10/20
19 1. Mr. L. S. Havard. 2/11/20
19 2. Albert O. Kay. 9/29/20
19 3. L. T. Rhodes. 3/30/20
19 4. C. K. McQuarrie. 4/5/20
20 1. Mrs. Etta Sanders. 5/4/20
20 2. Florida State Exp. Station. 6/28/24
20 3. Mrs. Harlow B. Wheeler. 3/27/20
20 4. Mr. Ed. L. Ayers. 1/28/24
20 5. Mrs. Rand McCann. 9/29/25

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