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A Guide to the Gainesville Area Ledgers

Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2007

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gainesville Area Ledgers
Dates: 1867-1924
Abstract: Ledgers and other volumes pertaining to Gainesville (Fla.) area businesses.
Extent: 0.15 Linear feet. 6 volumes.
Identification: PKY 88.012
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 East Florida Telephone and Telegraph Company was led by Mr. E.E. Voyle, an Englishman born in 1854 who emigrated to Florida in the 1870's to meet his brother Joseph Voyle, then the County Surveyor of Alachua County. He became an electrical engineer and gradually took charge of the company. E.E. Voyle sold the company to Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. in 1924 for $71,501.

Scope and Content

Includes minutes from the East Florida Telephone and Telegraph Co. (1904-1924), a ledger on the Gainesville Post Office (1867-1889), two minutes-books from the Gainesville Board of Trade (1886-1888), a ledger from Endel and Herman (clothiers-1882-1885), and the minutes of the Interstate Life Insurance Co. (1913-1915). Internal evidence and outside research have provided only limited information on the significance of the other ledgers, but they could still be useful to any researcher studying the Gainesville area and Florida businesses in these time periods.

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], Gainesville Area Ledgers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Business Enterprises -- Florida -- Gainesville.
East Florida Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Gainesville (Fla.) -- History -- 19th century.
Interstate Life Insurance Company.
Postal Service -- Florida -- Gainesville.
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company -- History.
Telephone Companies -- Southern States -- History.

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