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A Guide to the Fernandina Dock and Realty Company Records

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fernandina Dock and Realty Company (Fla.)
Title: Fernandina Dock and Realty Company Records
Dates: 1877-1941
Abstract: Correspondence, letterbooks, ledgers, and sales books of Fernandina Dock and Realty Company (inc. 1901), Fernandina Development Company (inc. 1889), and Florida Town Improvement Company (inc. 1884).
Extent: 6 Linear feet. 2 Boxes, 44 Volumes.
Identification: Ms 28
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Fernandina Dock and Realty Company was incorporated in 1901. Its predecessors, the Fernandina Development Company (inc. 1889) and the Florida Town Improvement Company (inc. 1884), were founded by Samuel A. Swann and Arthur T. Williams. The two firms were sold to Fred Willis Hoyt in 1901 and merged under the title Fernandina Dock and Realty Company.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, letterbooks, ledgers and sales books of all three businesses, spanning 1877 to 1941.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fernandina Dock and Realty Company Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

Correspondence, Business and Legal Papers

1 Fernandina Dock and Realty. 1877-1908
2 Fernandina Dock and Realty. 1909-1918

Letterbooks, Ledgers, Sales Books, etc.

2a Letterbook. 1887
2b Letterbooks. 1887-1888
2c Letterbooks. 1900-1903
2d. Letterbook. 1901
2e Letterbooks. 1903-1905
2f. Letterbooks. 1905-1908
3 Fernandina Development Company, minutes. 1889-1901
4 Daybooks. 1893-1895
5 Sale books. 1898-1900
6a Sales books. 1889-1908
6b Sales books. 1893-1901
6c Sales books. 1887-1901
7a Treasurers receipts. 1902-1905
7b Treasurers receipts. 1886-1917
8 Treasurers journal. 1910-1937
9a Ledgers. 1901-1906
9b Ledger. 1907
9c Ledgers. 1910-1925
10 Ledgers. Swann. 1890-1894
11 Ledgers. Williams and Swann. 1885-1903
12 Ledgers. 1896-1901
13a Ledgers. 1884-1890
13b Ledgers. 1892-1900
13c Ledger. Florida Town Improvement Co. 1901
14a Sales book, Ocean City. 1886
14b Florida Railroad Swamplands. Not dated
14c Letterbooks. Florida Town Improvement Company. 1896-1901
15a Warranty deeds/ receipts. 1890-1901
15b Warranty deeds/ receipts. 1903-1905
15c Warranty deeds/ receipts. 1902-1903
15d. Warranty deeds/ receipts. 1905-1916
15e Warranty deeds/ receipts. 1917-1925
15f. Warranty deeds/ receipts. 1892-1901
15g Warranty deeds/ receipts. 1902-1941
15h Warranty deeds/ receipts. 1925-1939
15i Warranty deeds/ receipts. 1903
16a Ledgers. 1901-1902
16b Checkbooks. 1904-1906
17 Transfer and certificate book. Fernandina Development Co. 1889
18 Ledger. 1905
19 Ledgers. 1902-1917
20 Ledgers. 1902-1910
21a Sales books. 1901-1902
21b Ledgers, investments etc. 1891-1901
21c Ledger. 1901?
21d. Ledger. 1902

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Fernandina (Fla.) -- History.
Fernandina Development Company.
Fernandina Dock and Realty Company (Fla.)
Florida Town Improvement Company.
Hoyt, Fred Willis.
Real estate business -- Florida -- Fernandina.
Williams, Arthur T.

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