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A Guide to the Records of the Ocklawaha Nurseries, Inc.

Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2004


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ocklawaha Nurseries
Title: Records of the Ocklawaha Nurseries, Inc.
Dates: 1905-1990
Bulk dates: 1905-1920
Abstract: Records of the Ocklawaha Nurseries including correspondence, financial records, legal documents, shipping records.
Extent: 17 Linear feet. 39 Boxes.
Identification: Ms 158
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

A self-described "seller of pedigreed citrus trees," the Ocklawaha Nurseries was established by Owen W. Conner in 1897 and later incorporated in 1924. The company ceased operations in the early 1990s, after almost one hundred years as the oldest nursery in Florida exclusively selling citrus trees. The company's properties occupied hundreds of acres at Lake Jem, Florida, divided evenly between Orange County on the east and Lake County on the west. Citrus trees for sale included orange (Parson Brown, Pineapple, Valencia, Conner Seedless, etc.), grapefruit, tangelo, lemon, lime, mandarin, and kumquat.

Founder O.W. Conner died in 1918, but Conner family members continued to serve in various positions, directing operations throughout the life of the company. These family members include O.W. Conner, Jr., O.W. Conner III, and Dorothy Conner Shipes. In addition to the Conners, other officers and managers included Sadie M. Trimble, R.J. Trimble, and T.C. Caldwell.


Scope and Content

Correspondence, financial records, legal documents, shipping records, and photographs. Corporate records that document the activities of Ocklawaha Nurseries, Inc., during the period 1905-1990, with the bulk of materials dated from 1905 to 1920. The collection is comprised primarily of business correspondence pertaining to the sale of citrus trees and various types of citrus fruit by this Central Florida corporation. The majority of the sales are to Florida customers, but the records detail a long relationship with growers in several Southern and Midwestern states. There are also several business transactions with Cuban customers, including the Eastern Cuba Development Company (Eastern Cuba Plantation Co.) and various customers from the Isle of Pines, Cuba, during 1907-1920. Correspondence three decades later shows the company's attempt to re-enter the Cuban market in the 1950s, at the same time as they attempted to gain entry into the Philippines market.

The largest record series in the collection consists of alphabetical correspondence files created during 1905-1920. The folder titles comprised of alphabetical ranges (e.g., "Es-Ez") reflect the original filing scheme used by company founder, O.W. Conner. The other record series, however, include folders with full titles based on the subject or the name of an individual or organization. Many of these files document long business relationships with individual customers, organizations, and companies. Of particular interest are the numerous nurseries, fruit companies, and citrus cooperatives, including the Lake Highlands Company, Indian River Fruit and Vegetable, Glen Saint Mary Nurseries, Waco Nursery, Buckeye Nurseries, and the Florida Citrus Exchange.

The correspondence from 1905 to 1920 is a valuable source of information pertaining to citrus trees and the growing of citrus, particularly in Florida. Conner worked to maintain good relations with his customers and often provided detailed instructions on the selection and care of trees. The correspondence reveals that Conner often provided considerable advice to growers. In addition, the collection includes a "Descriptive Catalog and Price List" (ca. 1924) produced by the company that includes information about the nursery, budwood selection, types of citrus, the cost of producing a grove, planting soils in Florida, fertilization, and general horticultural matters regarding citrus. Three shipping registers from this period also provide valuable information regarding the purchases made by customers, including the types of trees, the price, the date shipped, and the number purchased.

The period from 1920 to 1990 is covered in much less detail. The collection contains only a small number of financial statements and correspondence from this period. Of particular interest is the correspondence pertaining to the Florida Orange Marketers and the Mt. Dora Growers Cooperative, as this material reveals a larger picture of the Florida citrus industry. Also well documented during this period are efforts to control pests through sprays, grove care and management, and dealings with state and federal agencies.

A small group of miscellaneous material and photographs includes several interesting items. The photographs, most of which were taken around 1949, show various aspects of operations including pickers at work in the groves, employees and machinery in the packaging plant, and crated fruit ready for shipping. Valuable miscellaneous documents include advertisements, brochures, trademarks and patents, brand labels, price lists, and a ledger spanning 1910 to 1918 that lists employees of the company and the amount of time worked by each.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the Ocklawaha Nurseries, Inc., Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dorothy Conner Shipes, President of Ocklawaha Nurseries, Inc. in 1994.


Contents List

Alphabetical Correspondence Files, 1907-1920


Box
1 Correspondence A. 1908-1910
1 Correspondence A. 1911
1 Correspondence A. 1915-1916
1 Correspondence A-Ad. 1914
1 Correspondence Aa-Ad. 1911-1912
1 Correspondence Aa-Ad. 1917
1 Correspondence Aa-Al. 1914
1 Correspondence Aa-Al. 1918-1919
1 Correspondence Ae-Al. 1913-1914
1 Correspondence Ae-Al. 1916-1917
1 Correspondence Ae-Az. 1910-1912
1 Correspondence Am-An. 1908-1910
1 Correspondence Am-Ar. 1918-1919
1 Correspondence Am-Az. 1913-1914
1 Correspondence Am-Az. 1915-1917
1 Correspondence As-Az. 1918-1919
1 Correspondence A-B. 1908-1909
1 Correspondence B. 1908-1910
1 Correspondence Ba. 1908-1910
1 Correspondence Ba. 1910-1912
2 Correspondence Ba. 1913-1914
2 Correspondence Ba. 1914-1916
2 Correspondence Ba. 1915-1917
2 Correspondence Baa-Bar. 1918-1919
2 Correspondence Bam-Baz. 1908-1910
2 Correspondence Bam-Bry. 1911
2 Correspondence Bas-Baz. 1918-1919
2 Correspondence Be. 1910-1913
2 Correspondence Be. 1913-1914
2 Correspondence Be. 1914-1915
2 Correspondence Be. 1914-1916
2 Correspondence Be-Bh. 1918-1919
2 Correspondence Bea-Bem. 1908-1910
3 Correspondence Bi-Bl. 1908-1910
3 Correspondence Bi-Bl. 1913
3 Correspondence Bi-Bl. 1913-1914
3 Correspondence Bi-Bl. 1914-1916
3 Correspondence Bi-Bl. 1916-1917
3 Correspondence Bi-Bl. 1918-1919
3 Correspondence Bi-Bo. 1908-1912
3 Correspondence Bo. 1913-1914
3 Correspondence Bo. 1916-1917
3 Correspondence Bo-Bq. 1917-1919
3 Correspondence Bo-Bri. 1908-1910
3 Correspondence Bo-By. 1914-1916
3 Correspondence Bp-Bt. 1913-1914
3 Correspondence Br. 1916-1917
3 Correspondence Br-By. 1910-1913
3 Correspondence Bra-Bri. 1918-1919
4 Correspondence Bro. 1908-1910
4 Correspondence Bro-Bry. 1918-1919
4 Correspondence Bu-By. 1909-1911
4 Correspondence Bu-By. 1909-1914
4 Correspondence Bu-By. 1916-1917
4 Correspondence Bu-By. 1918-1919
4 Correspondence By. 1908-1910
4 Correspondence B-C. 1908-1910
4 Correspondence Ca. 1908-1910
4 Correspondence Ca. 1913-1914
4 Correspondence Ca. 1914-1916
4 Correspondence Ca. 1916-1917
4 Correspondence Ca-Cd. 1918-1919
4 Correspondence Ca-Cl. 1908-1910
4 Correspondence Ca-Cl. 1910-1913
4 Correspondence Ca-Coz. 1909-1911
5 Correspondence Ce. 1917
5 Correspondence Ce-Cl. 1917-1919
5 Correspondence Ce-Cz. 1914-1916
5 Correspondence Ch-Ci. 1913-1914
5 Correspondence Ch-Ci. 1914-1916
5 Correspondence Ch-Ci. 1916-1917
5 Correspondence Ch-Co. 1913-1914
5 Correspondence Cl-Co. 1909-1913
5 Correspondence Cl-Co. 1913-1914
5 Correspondence Cl-Co. 1916-1917
5 Correspondence Co-Cq. 1908-1910
5 Correspondence Coa-Con. 1915-1919
5 Correspondence Coa-Cq. 1917-1918
6 Correspondence Cr-Ct. 1917-1919
6 Correspondence Cr-Cy. 1908-1910
6 Correspondence Cr-Cy. 1910-1911
6 Correspondence Cr-Cz. 1910-1912
6 Correspondence Cr-Cz. 1913-1914
6 Correspondence Cr-Cz. 1916-1917
6 Correspondence Cu-Cy. 1918-1919
6 Correspondence D. 1908-1910
6 Correspondence Da. 1908-1910
6 Correspondence Da. 1910-1912
6 Correspondence Da. 1913-1914
6 Correspondence Da. 1914-1916
6 Correspondence Da. 1916-1917
6 Correspondence Da-De. 1908-1911
6 Correspondence Da-Dh. 1917-1919
6 Correspondence Da-Di. 1913-1914
6 Correspondence Db-Dg. 1908-1910
6 Correspondence De-Di. 1913-1914
7 Correspondence De-Di. 1914-1916
7 Correspondence De-Di. 1916-1917
7 Correspondence De-Do. 1910-1913
7 Correspondence Di. 1908-1910
7 Correspondence Di-Do. 1917-1919
7 Correspondence Do. 1913-1914
7 Correspondence Do. 1917
7 Correspondence Do-Dr. 1908-1910
7 Correspondence Do-Dy. 1913-1914
7 Correspondence Do-Dy. 1914-1916
7 Correspondence Do-Dz. 1911
7 Correspondence Dr-Dy. 1910-1913
7 Correspondence Dr-Dy. 1913-1914
7 Correspondence Dr-Dy. 1916-1917
7 Correspondence Dr-Dy. 1918-1920
7 Correspondence E. 1910-1911
7 Correspondence E. 1911-1912
7 Correspondence E. 1914
7 Correspondence Ea-El. 1908-1910
8 Correspondence Ea-Em. 1913-1914
8 Correspondence Ea-Em. 1914-1916
8 Correspondence Ea-Em. 1917
8 Correspondence Ea-En. 1917-1919
8 Correspondence Em-Er. 1908-1910
8 Correspondence En-Ez. 1913-1914
8 Correspondence En-Ez. 1914-1916
8 Correspondence En-Ez. 1916-1917
8 Correspondence Eo-Ez. 1917-1919
8 Correspondence Es-Ez. 1908-1910
8 Correspondence F. 1909-1911
8 Correspondence F. 1910-1913
8 Correspondence Fa-Fe. 1908-1910
8 Correspondence Fa-Fi. 1916-1917
8 Correspondence Fa-Fi. 1917-1919
8 Correspondence Fa-Fl. 1913-1914
8 Correspondence Fa-Fl. 1914-1916
8 Correspondence Fa-Fy. 1913-1914
8 Correspondence Fi-Fl. 1908-1910
9 Correspondence Fl-Fo. 1917-1919
9 Correspondence Fo. 1908-1910
9 Correspondence Fo-Fy. 1913-1914
9 Correspondence Fo-Fy. 1914-1916
9 Correspondence Fo-Fy. 1916-1917
9 Correspondence Fr. 1908-1910
9 Correspondence Fr-Fz. 1917-1919
9 Correspondence Fu-Fy. 1908-1910
9 Correspondence G. 1913-1914
9 Correspondence Ga. 1908-1910
9 Correspondence Ga. 1908-1910
9 Correspondence Ga. 1913-1914
9 Correspondence Ga. 1913-1916
9 Correspondence Ga-Gh. 1910-1917
9 Correspondence Ga-Gh. 1918-1919
9 Correspondence Ga-Gi. 1914-1916
9 Correspondence Ge-Gh. 1916-1917
9 Correspondence Ge-Gi. 1908-1910
9 Correspondence Ge-Gl. 1908-1911
10 Correspondence Gi. 1908-1910
10 Correspondence Gi. 1916
10 Correspondence Gi-Ga. 1917-1919
10 Correspondence Gl-Gn. 1916-1917
10 Correspondence Gl-Gy. 1914-1916
10 Correspondence Go. 1908-1910
10 Correspondence Go-Gy. 1910-1913
10 Correspondence Go-Gy. 1910-1914
10 Correspondence Go-Gy. 1915-1918
10 Correspondence Gr-Gy. 1909-1911
10 Correspondence Gr-Gy. 1917-1919
10 Correspondence Gra-Gre. 1908-1910
10 Correspondence Gri-Gry. 1908-1909
10 Correspondence Gu-Gy. 1908-1910
10 Correspondence H. 1908-1909
10 Correspondence H. 1908-1910
11 Correspondence H. 1909-1910
11 Correspondence H. 1913-1914
11 Correspondence Ha-Ham. 1909-1911
11 Correspondence Ha-Hap. 1914-1916
11 Correspondence Ha-Haz. 1910-1913
11 Correspondence Haa-Hap. 1913-1914
11 Correspondence Haa-Hap. 1916-1917
11 Correspondence Haa-Haq. 1919
11 Correspondence Hag-Ham. 1908-1910
11 Correspondence Han-Har. 1908-1910
11 Correspondence Har. 1913-1914
11 Correspondence Har. 1916-1917
11 Correspondence Har-Haz. 1914-1916
11 Correspondence Har-Hd. 1917-1919
11 Correspondence Has-Hau. 1908-1910
11 Correspondence Has-Haz. 1913-1914
11 Correspondence Has-Haz. 1916-1917
11 Correspondence Hau-Haz. 1908-1910
11 Correspondence He. 1913-1914
12 Correspondence He. 1914-1916
12 Correspondence He. 1916-1917
12 Correspondence He-Hh. 1917-1919
12 Correspondence He-Ho. 1910-1912
12 Correspondence He-Hy. 1909-1911
12 Correspondence Hea-Hem. 1908-1910
12 Correspondence Hem-Hez. 1908-1910
12 Correspondence Hi. 1908-1910
12 Correspondence Hi-Ha. 1917-1919
12 Correspondence Hi-Ho. 1913-1914
12 Correspondence Hi-Ho. 1914-1916
12 Correspondence Hi-Ho. 1916-1917
12 Correspondence Ho-Ht. 1917-1919
12 Correspondence Hoa-Hol. 1907-1908
12 Correspondence Hom-Hoz. 1908
13 Correspondence Hu. 1909-1910
13 Correspondence Hu-Hy. 1913-1914
13 Correspondence Hu-Hy. 1914-1916
13 Correspondence Hu-Hy. 1916-1917
13 Correspondence Hu-Hy. 1917-1919
13 Correspondence I. 1908-1910
13 Correspondence I. 1910-1911
13 Correspondence I. 1911-1913
13 Correspondence I. 1913-1914
13 Correspondence I. 1914-1916
13 Correspondence I. 1916-1917
13 Correspondence I. 1917-1919
13 Correspondence J. 1909-1911
13 Correspondence J. 1910-1912
13 Correspondence J. 1913-1914
13 Correspondence J. 1914-1916
13 Correspondence J. 1917-1919
13 Correspondence Ja. 1908-1910
13 Correspondence Ja-Ji. 1913-1914
13 Correspondence Ja-Ji. 1916
13 Correspondence Jo-Jy. 1908
13 Correspondence Jo-Jy. 1913-1914
13 Correspondence Jo-Jy. 1916-1917
13 Correspondence K. 1908-1911
13 Correspondence K. 1909-1910
13 Correspondence K. 1913-1914
14 Correspondence Ka-Ke. 1911-1912
14 Correspondence Ka-Ke. 1913-1914
14 Correspondence Ka-Ke. 1914-1916
14 Correspondence Ka-Ke. 1916-1917
14 Correspondence Ka-Ke. 1918-1919
14 Correspondence Ke. 1908-1910
14 Correspondence Ke. 1909-1910
14 Correspondence Ki. 1908-1910
14 Correspondence Ki. 1913-1914
14 Correspondence Ki. 1917
14 Correspondence Ki-Kq. 1917-1919
14 Correspondence Ki-Ky. 1910-1912
14 Correspondence Ki-Ky. 1914-1916
14 Correspondence Kl-Kn. 1916-1917
14 Correspondence Kn. 1909-1910
14 Correspondence Ko-Ky. 1908-1909
14 Correspondence Ko-Ky. 1913-1914
14 Correspondence Ko-Ky. 1916
14 Correspondence Kr-Ky. 1917-1919
14 Correspondence L. 1909-1910
14 Correspondence L. 1913-1914
14 Correspondence La. 1910-1912
14 Correspondence La. 1913-1914
15 Correspondence La. 1914-1916
15 Correspondence La. 1916-1917
15 Correspondence La. 1917-1919
15 Correspondence La-Lee. 1909-1911
15 Correspondence Le. 1909
15 Correspondence Le-Lh. 1917-1919
15 Correspondence Le-Li. 1910-1912
15 Correspondence Le-Li. 1913-1914
15 Correspondence Le-Li. 1914-1916
15 Correspondence Le-Li. 1916-1917
15 Correspondence Lef-Ly. 1911
15 Correspondence Li. 1908-1910
15 Correspondence Li-Lz. 1917-1919
15 Correspondence Ll-Lo. 1913-1914
15 Correspondence Ll-Lo. 1916
15 Correspondence Ll-Ly. 1910-1912
15 Correspondence Ll-Ly. 1914-1916
15 Correspondence Lu. 1909-1910
15 Correspondence Lu-Ly. 1913-1914
16 Correspondence L-M. 1909-1910
16 Correspondence M. 1910
16 Correspondence M. 1913-1914
16 Correspondence Ma. 1908-1910
16 Correspondence Ma. 1909-1910
16 Correspondence Ma. 1910-1912
16 Correspondence Ma. 1913-1914
16 Correspondence Ma. 1914-1916
16 Correspondence Ma. 1916-1917
16 Correspondence Ma-Me. 1908-1911
16 Correspondence Maa-Map. 1908-1909
16 Correspondence Mar-Maz. 1908-1910
16 Correspondence Mc. 1909-1910
16 Correspondence McA-McL. 1913-1914
16 Correspondence McA-McL. 1917
16 Correspondence McA-McZ. 1908-1911
16 Correspondence McA-McZ. 1910-1912
16 Correspondence McA-McZ. 1914-1916
16 Correspondence McM-McZ. 1908
16 Correspondence McM-McZ. 1916
17 Correspondence Me. 1908-1910
17 Correspondence Me. 1910-1912
17 Correspondence Me. 1913-1914
17 Correspondence Me. 1916-1917
17 Correspondence Me-Mi. 1914-1916
17 Correspondence Mi. 1908-1910
17 Correspondence Mi. 1910-1912
17 Correspondence Mi. 1913-1914
17 Correspondence Mi. 1916-1917
17 Correspondence Mi-My. 1911
17 Correspondence Mo. 1908-1910
17 Correspondence Mo. 1913-1914
17 Correspondence Mo. 1914-1916
17 Correspondence Mo. 1916-1917
17 Correspondence Mo-Mu. 1908-1910
17 Correspondence Mu. 1913-1914
17 Correspondence Mu. 1916-1917
17 Correspondence Mu-My. 1910-1912
17 Correspondence Mu-My. 1914-1916
17 Correspondence N. 1908-1910
17 Correspondence N. 1909-1911
17 Correspondence N. 1913-1914
17 Correspondence Na-Ne. 1908-1910
17 Correspondence Na-Ni. 1910-1912
17 Correspondence Na-Ni. 1913-1914
17 Correspondence Na-Ni. 1914-1917
17 Correspondence Na-Ni. 1917-1919
17 Correspondence Na-Ny. 1914-1916
18 Correspondence Ne. 1908-1910
18 Correspondence No-Ny. 1908-1910
18 Correspondence No-Ny. 1910-1919
18 Correspondence No-Ny. 1911-1912
18 Correspondence No-Ny. 1913-1914
18 Correspondence No-Ny. 1916-1917
18 Correspondence O. 1909-1911
18 Correspondence O. 1910-1912
18 Correspondence O. 1913-1914
18 Correspondence O. 1914-1916
18 Correspondence O. 1916-1917
18 Correspondence O. 1917-1919
18 Correspondence Oa-Ol. 1908-1910
18 Correspondence Os. 1909-1910
18 Correspondence P. 1908-1910
18 Correspondence P. 1909-1911
18 Correspondence P. 1913-1914
18 Correspondence P. 1917-1919
18 Correspondence Pa. 1908-1910
18 Correspondence Pa. 1910-1913
18 Correspondence Pa. 1913-1914
18 Correspondence Pa. 1914-1917
18 Correspondence Pa-Pe. 1914-1916
18 Correspondence Pa-Pe. 1917-1919
18 Correspondence Pe. 1911-1912
18 Correspondence Pe. 1913-1914
18 Correspondence Pe. 1916-1917
19 Correspondence Pf-Pl. 1913-1914
19 Correspondence Pf-Pl. 1916-1917
19 Correspondence Pf-Po. 1908-1910
19 Correspondence Pf-Py. 1910-1913
19 Correspondence Pf-Py. 1914-1916
19 Correspondence Pi-Po. 1908-1910
19 Correspondence Pi-Py. 1908-1910
19 Correspondence Po-Pr. 1909-1910
19 Correspondence Po-Py. 1913-1914
19 Correspondence Po-Py. 1916-1917
19 Correspondence Q. 1911
19 Correspondence Q. 1913-1914
19 Correspondence Q. 1916-1917
19 Correspondence R. 1908-1910
19 Correspondence R. 1909-1911
19 Correspondence R. 1913-1914
19 Correspondence R. 1914-1916
19 Correspondence Ra-Re. 1908-1910
19 Correspondence Ra-Re. 1910-1912
19 Correspondence Ra-Re. 1913-1914
19 Correspondence Ra-Re. 1916-1917
19 Correspondence Ra-Re. 1917-1919
19 Correspondence Rh-Ri. 1913-1914
19 Correspondence Rh-Ri. 1916
19 Correspondence Rh-Ry. 1910-1913
19 Correspondence Ri. 1908-1910
20 Correspondence Ro. 1909-1910
20 Correspondence Ro-Ry. 1913-1914
20 Correspondence Ro-Ry. 1915-1917
20 Correspondence Roa-Roe. 1908-1910
20 Correspondence Ry. 1909
20 Correspondence S. 1909-1910
20 Correspondence S. 1912
20 Correspondence S. 1913-1914
20 Correspondence S. 1917-1919
20 Correspondence Sa. 1908-1910
20 Correspondence Sa. 1908-1911
20 Correspondence Sa. 1910
20 Correspondence Sa. 1913-1914
20 Correspondence Sa. 1914-1916
20 Correspondence Sa. 1916-1917
20 Correspondence Sa-Sl. 1910-1913
20 Correspondence Sa-Sw. 1909-1910
20 Correspondence Sc. 1908-1910
20 Correspondence Sc. 1913-1914
21 Correspondence Sc. 1916-1917
21 Correspondence Sc-Sh. 1914-1916
21 Correspondence Sc-Sy. 1910-1911
21 Correspondence Sch-Scy. 1917-1919
21 Correspondence Se. 1908-1910
21 Correspondence Se-Sh. 1913-1914
21 Correspondence Se-Sh. 1916
21 Correspondence She-Shy. 1917-1919
21 Correspondence Si-Sl. 1908-1910
21 Correspondence Si-Sl. 1913-1914
21 Correspondence Si-Sl. 1917
21 Correspondence Si-Sy. 1914-1916
21 Correspondence Sm. 1910-1912
21 Correspondence Sm. 1913-1914
21 Correspondence Sm. 1916-1917
21 Correspondence Smi-Smy. 1908-1910
21 Correspondence Smith. 1908-1910
21 Correspondence Sn-Sy. 1910-1913
21 Correspondence Sn-Sy. 1913-1914
22 Correspondence Sn-Sy. 1916-1917
22 Correspondence Sp-St. 1908-1910
22 Correspondence St. 1908-1910
22 Correspondence St. 1913-1914
22 Correspondence Su-Sy. 1908-1910
22 Correspondence Sw. 1909
22 Correspondence T. 1908-1910
22 Correspondence T. 1909-1910
22 Correspondence T. 1910-1911
22 Correspondence T. 1913-1914
22 Correspondence T. 1914-1916
22 Correspondence Ta-Te. 1908-1910
22 Correspondence Ta-Te. 1916-1917
22 Correspondence Ta-Th. 1910-1912
22 Correspondence Te. 1910
22 Correspondence Th. 1908-1910
22 Correspondence Th. 1909-1910
22 Correspondence Th. 1917
22 Correspondence Ti-Ty. 1910-1912
22 Correspondence Ti-Ty. 1916-1917
22 Correspondence To-Tyr. 1908-1910
22 Correspondence Ul. 1908-1910
22 Correspondence U-V. 1910-1913
22 Correspondence U-V. 1913-1914
22 Correspondence U-V. 1914-1916
23 Correspondence U-V. 1916-1917
23 Correspondence V. 1908-1910
23 Correspondence V. 1908-1911
23 Correspondence W. 1908-1910
23 Correspondence W. 1909-1910
23 Correspondence W. 1913-1914
23 Correspondence Wa. 1908-1910
23 Correspondence Wa. 1910-1912
23 Correspondence Wa. 1917
23 Correspondence Wa-We. 1914-1916
23 Correspondence Wa-Wi. 1917-1919
23 Correspondence Wa-Wil. 1909-1911
23 Correspondence Wan-Wo. 1908-1910
23 Correspondence Wb-Wg. 1913-1914
23 Correspondence We. 1908-1910
23 Correspondence We. 1911-1913
23 Correspondence We. 1916
23 Correspondence Wh. 1908-1910
23 Correspondence Wh. 1910-1912
23 Correspondence Wh. 1916
24 Correspondence Wh-Wy. 1914-1916
24 Correspondence Wi. 1909-1910
24 Correspondence Wi. 1917-1919
24 Correspondence Wi-Wo. 1910-1913
24 Correspondence Wi-Wo. 1914-1917
24 Correspondence Wim-Wy. 1910-1911
24 Correspondence Wr-Wy. 1910-1912
24 Correspondence Wr-Wy. 1916-1917
24 Correspondence X-Y-Z. 1912
24 Correspondence X-Y-Z. 1914-1916
24 Correspondence X-Y-Z. 1916-1917
24 Correspondence Y. 1908-1909
24 Correspondence Y. 1917-1919


Correspondence and Subject Files, 1905-1924


Box
24 Advertising Copy. 1918
24 Allen, Frank. 1908-1910
24 Alta Fruit Company. 1919
24 American Horticultural Distributing Company. 1909-1910
24 Avenue Floral Company. 1907-1909
24 Beggs and Palmer. 1910-1913
24 Barber, M.J. (Development Company). 1918-1919
25 Blaine, E.A. 1913-1914
25 Bon Ton Cafe and Restaurant. 1908-1912
25 Bon Ton Cafe and Restaurant. 1908-1916
25 Bon Ton Cafe and Restaurant. 1909-1914
25 Briggs, F.E. 1909
25 Brown, B.F. 1909
25 Brown, F.W. 1908-1910
25 Bryant and Greenwood. 1915-1916
25 Buckeye Nurseries. 1914-1917
25 Buckeye Nurseries. 1917-1918
26 Burch, E.H. 1910-1914
26 Burton, R.P. 1916-1919
26 Campbell, J.P. 1912-1913
26 Carbolineum Wood Preserving Company. 1911-1914
26 Carter, Jasper C. 1911-1914
26 Carter, Jasper C. 1913
26 Cheney, John M. 1917-1918
26 Clayson, R.G. 1909-1910
26 Cleaver, Lewis M. 1905-1910
26 Clore, R. Emma (Umatilla, FL). 1908-1909
26 Commander, A. 1917-1919
26 Crescent City Fruit Farms Company. 1916-1918
26 Cuba. 1907-1908
26 Curry, F.M. 1913-1914
26 Curry, F.M. 1914-1917
26 Curry, F.M. 1917-1919
26 Dana, F.L. 1908-1909
26 Dann, Carl (Real Estate Agent). 1917-1919
27 Dampier, J.F. (Pineland, FL). 1909-1910
27 Davidson, W.V. 1911-1912
27 Department of Agriculture. 1914
27 Department of Agriculture, Pest Control, etc. 1911-1914
27 Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 1918
27 Dremnen, Dr. Charles (Orlando). 1908-1911
27 East Lake Nurseries. 1911
27 Eastern Cuba Development Company. 1913-1915
27 Edwards, A.B. (Sarasota). 1908-1910
27 Elmhurst Investment Company. 1917-1919
27 Esperanza Fruit Company. 1911-1912
27 Felt, J.P. (Emporia). 1909-1910
27 Fields, M.E. 1913-1914
27 Florida Citrus Exchange. 1915-1917
27 Florida Citrus Exchange. 1917-1918
27 Florida Fruit and Products. 1910-1914
27 Florida Fruit and Products. 1910-1914
27 Florida Fruit and Products. 1914-1916
27 Florida Insecticide Company. 1917-1918
27 Frazier, B.H. 1908-1909
27 Freidrich, E.H. 1911-1912
27 Fruit Shipments. 1916
27 Funsten, R.E. (Dried Fruit and Nut Company). 1911-1924
28 Gillett, M.E. 1911-1914
28 Glen Saint Mary Nurseries. 1908-1911
28 Glen Saint Mary Nurseries. 1911-1914
28 Godden, S.V. (St. Cloud, FL). 1908-1910
28 Grier, J.L. 1911-1913
28 Griffing Brothers. 1911-1914
28 Guaranty Trust and Savings Bank. 1915-1917
28 Hammond, Hammond and Baker (Columbus, Ohio). 1910-1911
28 Hamner, B.L. 1914
28 Hamner, B.L. 1914-1918
28 Harris, W.E. (McKinley, Isle of Pines, Cuba). 1910-1911
28 Harvey, T.J. (New Smyrna, FL). 1909-1910
28 Hicks, A.A. (Paolo, FL). 1910
28 Holbrook, T.F. 1908-1910
28 Hoose, E.I. Van. 1911
28 Huebner, Henry. 1909
28 Hunter, J.M. 1915-1916
28 Hutchens and Ingham. 1916-1917
29 Hutchens and Ingham. 1917-1919
29 Indian River Fruit and Vegetable. 1917-1919
29 Irrigation. 1911-1912
29 J.M. Weeks and Company. 1911
29 Jaeck, Lorris. 1911-1912
29 Jefferson Nursery Company. 1911
29 Jenkins, T.M. 1916-1917
29 Jenkins, T.M. 1917-1919
29 Jenkins, W.H. (Port Richey, FL). 1909-1910
29 Jewell, Leon (Jessamine Gardens). 1909-1910
29 Joseph, Mrs. C.W. (Jacksonville). 1909-1910
29 Kruckmeyer, Cohn and Weber. 1916-1917
29 L.M.C. and P.H. Bare. 1913-1914
29 Lake Gem Land Company. 1911-1913
29 Lake Highlands Company. 1914
29 Lake Highlands Company. 1914-1915
29 Lake Highlands Company. 1915-1916
30 Lake Highlands Company. 1916-1917
30 Lake Highlands Company. 1917-1919
30 Langdon. 1908-1910
30 Lewis, D.H. 1917-1919
30 Lynch, Mike. 1918-1919
30 Marine, Peter. 1912-1913
30 Marine, Peter. 1914
30 Martin, Judge William. 1911-1913
30 Martin, Judge William. 1914-1917
30 Mattocks, J.E. 1910
30 Mattocks, J.E. 1910-1912
30 Maxwell, W.H. 1911-1912
30 Mayes, C.W. (McKinley, Isle of Pines, Cuba). 1909-1910
30 McCall, H.B. 1911
30 Meyer, John. 1909-1911
30 Miscellaneous. 1913-1915
30 Miscellaneous. 1916
30 Miscellaneous. 1920
31 Modisette, J.A. 1909-1910
31 Mote, E.H. 1908-1910
31 Mote, E.H. 1909-1910
31 Mote, E.H. 1913-1914
31 Mote, E.H. 1914-1916
31 Myers, Kilmer, Suttle. 1911-1912
31 Natal Hay Land Company. 1915-1917
31 Nurserymen's Association. 1913-1914
31 Pepper Publishing and Printing. 1917-1919
31 Porcher, E.P. 1909-1910
31 Prange, Nettle M.G. 1909
31 Pratt, W.E. 1917-1919
31 Reams, W.H. (Winter Garden, FL). 1909-1910
31 Ridge, Bee and Mustegon Sawyer. 1917-1919
31 Roberts, E.C. 1917-1919
31 Robertson, W.H. 1913-1914
31 Robertson, W.H. 1914-1915
31 Robinson and Beardall (also Robinson and Bridges). 1917-1919
32 Robinson, Charles B. 1914-1917
32 Rutherford, J.P. and R.D. Hoyt. 1909-1910
32 Sands, H.C. 1911-1912
32 Shipping, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company and Seaboard Air Line Railway. 1910-1917
32 Stanley, George L. (Eustis, FL). 1909-1910
32 State Bank of Orlando. 1911-1914
32 State Bank of Orlando. 1914-1917
32 Steele, Reverend I.D. 1911-1914
32 State Plant Board. 1916-1917
32 Strickler, T.J. 1911
32 Svedelius, E. (Valkaria, FL). 1909-1910
32 Tadlock, Mrs. A.B. 1910
32 Target Brand. 1911-1913
32 Taxes. 1911-1914
32 Tysen, J.R. 1911-1914
32 Tysen, J.R. 1914-1917
32 Underwood, R.R. 1910
33 Waco Nursery. 1910-1911
33 Waco Nursery. 1911-1912
33 Watkins Nursery (Nocatee, FL). 1909-1910
33 Williamson, W.C. 1911-1914
33 Williamson, W.C. 1915
33 Wilson and Toomer. 1908-1910
33 Wilson and Toomer. 1913-1914
33 Wilson and Toomer. 1914
33 Winter, Fred B. 1910
33 Witherington, H.H. 1909
33 Wolvin Line. 1909-1910
33 Wood, Woodberry. 1909-1910
33 Woodley, O.I. And M.V. 1917
33 Wright, Edgar A. 1915-1917
33 Wright, G.G. 1915-1917


Correspondence, Financial Records, and Subject Files, 1928-1968


Box
34 Correspondence and Financial Material. 1945-1968
34 Correspondence and Financial Material. 1947-1965
34 Correspondence and Financial Material. 1948-1958
34 Correspondence and Financial Material. 1950-1968
34 Correspondence and Financial Material. 1959-1965
34 Correspondence and Financial Material (including Cuba and the Philippines). 1950-1968
34 Division of Plant Industry Nursery Inspection. 1955-1965
34 Florida Citrus Mutual and the Citrus Industry. 1948-1966
35 Plant Board of Florida. 1958-1967
35 Plant Board of Florida. 1961-1965
35 Property Assessment and Sale. 1948-1968
35 Scion Trees and Groves. 1957-1966
35 Smith, Joseph W. 1928-1935


Correspondence, Financial Records, and Subject Files, 1963-1990


Box
35 Contract Labor. 1987
35 Department of Citrus Permit Applications. 1984-1986
35 Dunn Citrus Trees. 1986-1987
35 Farm Bureau, A.S. Herlong and Company, Pink and Red Grapefruit. 1979-1980
35 Farm Bureau (Multi-Peril Policy). 1983-1984
35 Farm Bureau, Valencia, Contract 176. 1980
35 Fertilizers and Nutritional Information. 1972
35 Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Association. 1987
35 Florida Orange Marketers, Inc. 1979-1980
35 Florida Orange Marketers, Inc. 1983-1984
35 Florida Orange Marketers, Inc. (Contract 404.2 Valencias). 1980
35 Florida Orange Marketers, Inc. (Early Fruit). 1987-1988
35 Florida Orange Marketers, Inc. (Valencias). 1987-1988
35 Fruit Flies and Insects, Citrus. "1967, 1974"
35 Fruit Handlers Report. 1983-1985
35 Fruit Loader. 1983
35 Fruit Pests and Control Sprays. 1974-1981
36 Grove Care. 1985-1987
36 Grove Care, Ola Duggan. 1975-1981
36 Heist Groves, Inc. 1987
36 Income Tax. 1983-1984
36 "Lake Agriculture" Publication by Lake County Farm Bureau. 1990
36 Lake Jem Volunteer Fire Department. 1979-1980
36 Locke Development Corporation. 1968-1969
36 Meeting Notes. 1987
36 Miscellaneous. 1983-1985
36 Mt. Dora Growers Cooperative. 1983
36 Mt. Dora Growers Cooperative. 1984-1986
36 Mt. Dora Growers Cooperative. 1986-1987
36 Mt. Dora Growers Cooperative, Fruit Contract. 1983
36 Mt. Dora Growers Cooperative, Packed Navels and Robinsons. 1983
36 Packing House News. 1981-1987
36 Pesticide Safety. 1982
36 Redlands Christian Migrant Association. 1981-1982
36 Farm Bureau Retainage Certificate. 1975-1980
36 Rezoning. 1984
36 Rootstocks for Citrus in Florida. 1983
36 Safety Training Tractors. 1976-1981
36 Salaries, Lodging, Accounting. 1984-1985
36 Soil Tests. 1971
36 Spray Guides. n.d.
36 Spray Schedule. 1984
36 Statements. 1983-1986
36 Tree Planting Permits. 1985-1986
36 United States Census of Agriculture. 1982
36 Wage Report. 1985-1987
36 Weed and Pest Control. 1963-1981


Financial, Legal and Administrative Records, 1920-1970


Box
37 Audit Reports, Financial and Legal Documents. 1920-1929
37 Audit Reports, Financial and Legal Documents. 1924-1929
37 Audit Reports, Financial and Legal Documents. 1930-1939
37 Directors Meetings. 1924-1956
37 Financial Statements. 1938-1940
37 Financial Statements. 1942-1946
37 Financial Statements. 1947-1950
37 Financial Statements. 1951-1955
37 Financial Statements. 1956-1959
37 Financial Statements. 1960-1970


Miscellaneous Material, 1910-1979


Box
38 Brand Labels ("Pedigreed"). 1955-1965
38 Brochures, Advertisements, and a Business Card (O.W. Conner). n.d.
38 Cuts on File at the "Florida Grower". n.d.
38 "Descriptive Catalog and Price List: The Book of Truth for Planters of New Groves" (two different editions). n.d. (ca. 1924)
38 Form Letters. 1914-1925
38 Form Letters to Customers. 1941-1979
38 Price Lists. 1924-1966
38 Trademarks and Patents. 1928-1930
38 Work Time Ledger. 1910-1918


Photographs, 1908-1949 and n.d.


Box
38 Black and white prints of citrus trees and groves. n.d.
38 Color prints of crates of packaged citrus and a group of citrus (oranges?) posed with December 1949 copy of "Florida Grower." (3 items). n.d. (ca. 1949)
38 Color prints of crates of packaged citrus fruit in crates, oranges in the packaging plant and a crate of citrus sent to Harold L. Ickes (8 items). 1949 and n.d.
38 Color transparencies of citrus groves, packaged fruit, oranges, packing plant, citrus pickers, nursery employees, and a crate of citrus sent to Harold L. Ickes (23 items). 1949 and n.d.
38 Photograph and letter from E.H. Burch to O.W. Conner. 1908


Shipping Registers, 1905-1929


Box
39 Shipping Register. 1905-1911
39 Shipping Register. 1915-1921
39 Shipping Register. 1920-1929


Ledgers, Journals, and Other Volumes

Customers Legers #5. 1911-1915
Customers Legers #8. 1929-1943
Customers Legers #9. 1942-1958
Ledger. 1962-1964
Journal. 1909-1910
Journal. 1911
Journal #1. 1911-1913
Journal #8. 1931-1938
Journal #9. 1938-1946
Accounts.
Accounts. 1920-1926
Accounts. 1910-1914
Accounts. 1914-1939
Accounts. 1983-1990
Cannery Net Margins. 1942-1963
Packing House Net Margins. 1942-1954
Production Department Net Margins Book 1. 1941-1963
Production Department Net Margins Book 2. 1953-1963
Rough Lemon Stock (includes other citrus and fruit stock).
Time Book. 1918-1929
Florida Numbering Directory (Shipments).
First National Bank Account.
First National Bank Checkbook.
State Bank of Orlando. 1917-1921



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