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BOYCE BUILDING, CHICAGO
JOURNAL BLDG.. KANSAS CITY HAND, KNOX & CO.
CHANDLER BUILDING, ATLANTA
T. S. HAND, PRESIDENT 921-927 BRUNSWICK BUILDING
A. M. KNOX. VICE-PRESIDENT
C. F. KELLY, TREASURER NEW YORK CITY
CHAS. WOOD, SECRETARY
April 1, 1910
Senator A. S. Mann,
11th & Silver Sts.,
My dear Senator:
I am glad to have your letter outlining so fully the
situation regarding the MiU-ileburx tract.
I will not attempt to discu:.s this in detail with you
until I see you in Jacksonville, which will probably be shortly
after the 10th of April.
I wi writing Bolles today expressing ,ly hope that both
you an1 he will not lose any time in pushing 'ahead 1rith the Sanford
Very truly yours,
SECRETARY OF STATE.
Hon. A. S. Mann,
Jacksonville, Fla. ",
Dear Senator Man:
I have your letter enclosing clipping from.Baker County
paper, showing that a foreign corporation, by name of FLORIDA HOMELAi~
COMPANY has bought lands in Baker County, I will ,etate that the said
foreign corporation has not complied with our foreign corporation
law by filing duly authenticated copy of their charter in this office.
No permit has been issued authorizing them to transact business in
Hoping you are well, and with best regards, I am,
Yours very trily,
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kAuast 30, 10.
Sa4e made to party eied to Celery TFams by A. 8.
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Ten Iarw, Mr John Wessenbaaker, Casi $850.00, diseatisfied aS
aonef was returned.
rift acrea to iane .25.00 ---------- ----135.
-owr a $583----- SM
One 0 .55----
HelenaE, o~e l m ons traot
Les Railroad tfae
Mary A. Williams one traat
Less Railroad fawe
lOrtifnoat daysepoit 4
Sfwe .ninot danys
f last 55
Fare and expense of Iarriag party --------- -
ad Shipman of Atlaatle HEtel JaokonvllUe, on promise eof
1.00 per aw uponm sales to parties sent ua----- $ 7QQ.
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S ,.opro t7 to M' -'Bi. eany, XB -.. EA t o' unAi a iJckeoaville,
Spt 11th wi-i ttobie ... ..' ... ".' 8 *3&.
Ttokts to BanaforiSpt. 1th, 15.00 aandries o.00 18.00
Hotel Bill. t Saaford, Sept. 15t :...... .-.........t.' 6.00
BQat to La.te rfa. eyr Sept.-i. .I....... .. .7 .es 8.00
ri, .lih ...:. .. ..,.. ..... .. ,....- .. ;. ...,.- 1.00
Tickets to Ti.t*'tlle ffia ,CIeI y C it ....2..... -.0
S. eur 'ticketb'sfrw' itueille to' Jacks6nville ... .. 1.
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,$ix:. dinna e. route,- to JackwbnvAlfl.... ...-..........5.45
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Thorndyke for the above .
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September 21st., 1910.
Mrs. F. A. Tinker.
97 Cedar Street,
I have your favor and take pleasure in telling you nore
about Celery Farms than our literature indicates. Our plan does
not provide for five acre tr.'cts. After going into the matter care-
fully we concluded that ten acres was about the malletlet tra-t upon
which a person could erect a fine home and at the same tine have
sufficient land to properly raise truck- for profitable sales, have
a snall .rove of oranges or grape fruit. I htmight 'e po-sible "or
Sus to taz:c out ; tract as you say where the borders are rather
indefinite and let you have it. You can establish a winter home
here -hitch would be ideal with lake and river and creek and the
opportunity to raise poultry, put in your potatoes n1kke a good crop
and have net only a winter of pleasure but plenty.
You can depend upon un to give you aonething that wJill
suit you in e3-rery way that is tl-e whole basis of our colony, suiting
You will see by our Bulletin No 12 that all of our $3;5.00
an acro land is gone and we believe that you will make no mistal-e
by sending us your first payment in order to secure your reservation.
Very truly yours,
FLORIDA HOMELAV COIMFANY.
B/M Gnr. Agt.
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HAND, KNOX & CO.
BOYCE BUILDING. CHICAGO PUBLISHERS' REPRESENTATIVES
JOURNAL BLDG.. KANSAS CITY
CHANDLER BUILDING, ATLANTA 921-927 BRUNSWICK BUILDING
NEW YORK CITY. SEO
.cc.7 5, i10n, OCT 7 19~0
Mr. '. Bolles, FLORR HOMELAND CO.
c/o 'lorida "n el ,',l Co., L. S
Atlantic a tion al B,-k Bldgr .,
I reached or-, safel-, and fo.u myself up to r.y ears i!r
work that '.-1 been h1el' for r-. atte'ttion, I .a ''-.,.: to get
t'.rci. : with it as :ri"s::r as poesile a.::d return to the job.
In the :lea::tl..e "*ou k:'*o, that I am with you and that I will do
everyt>'-i; to help r-o'- work this .:-ole t-!!.in to a >.B-' success,
I trust 'r the time I get back you will have t:'ras}-ed out
tho:o,. :'i-.l .r, i with gooe men the i'r-.o..i:; "i.r:. 2: pro position.
4" en, if p.o..:sible, try it on youi.i, once or twice to see
--'t :-ou :.;i.t reasonr-'ly expect from yo'r" :.en. I co::t believe
.u vill get .,cod men to try it on a co..'ai-sio-: basis o :y,
.ut t!-t ;'ozu will !L-.'-:e to gu. ....t.e somrle kind ",' a salary,
this salary to be f'educ':.3: from- t .e cor:.:,,i. :io.:' earned. T..:e
a'-sr for i?'stancea--:'o. mi .;: put him on that iob ...V.ranteein:'
him. fiftry .-oLars per month. If he works fait:h.'ully on the
job, it is i-..-.l-7 .r'i' ble '-" :s o i,... .a Luch .mCI ,e -1b'an
-i.,_ a-:, the -ar.: would be tr'.e of any 4.-.er man wo would
undertake the .o..o- serio'.Lsly and earnestly. You .-:; give them
a coa:n.:i i. of ,' .*50 L.or acre. 'i.., to apply i ly to new
pe.o;le, that is people '.'o were not sent to us tbrou-:- any
Gibbo' i, r~o::-iL.ed to give me iuirmeldi.tcly .''oth-Cr dra ..in
for a new r-,.p of Celery City, I should say it would t cc- i'.ser
to change the name of .e rain b'.zsi:icss street to --c.:. Street,
utti:; Blair Avenue no,1- o !.c:r l.(;e : j:tti.,. Bolles Park
furt'-,er :'-.kI: iJ1 the property, As ...on as thi; drainn:; is
r *:.; r please send it to r!e with such -.iu;,,.; estions as you :;.:y
have to offtr ,a:, I will return same so t:-.t the l.ai.' can be
definitely ::iade a.d filed. At that time I ~\ilY also indicate
the site for the stores we are to build at once,
I think i';te-::.d of building a block of four stores, we
will builu only two stores, one story each, but will get t'.er
started at once, I h,-.ve writtrun x= .'c.-.ator .-'irn a letter
todlr.r .i-.lid.',; him t. get tL, lumber on the .ro;,-Id s' i1 t t there
::ill be no delay in the matter, :e,:. stores can be for.
hardwvre store and the rro'er store, You "iths write ir
askiin:, him to ,.ive you a decision as soon: as possible, or if
you are down that .;y lake it up with him.
I will write you a.'d l,:alnn later r,-'.ar'L._i: the PQst Ofi'ice
matter. Please :keep mne thOeroghly osctd,
,our' very truly,
October 7k, 1910.
Mr. T. B. Hand,
#921-927 Brunswick Bldg.,
New York, IT. Y.
Dear Ar -
I had Adams in the office this morning and'finally got
rid of his. I allowed him commission on Stannard and Suith, his
expense account, $33.89 and salary up to October 15th, getting
full and complete release on contract. He was rather inclined to
be nasty but I beat him to it.
I have placed Brown in charge temperaritlf I have tried
out the Railroad game and have sent down to Celery City six poopfe
within the last three days as the result.
We are covering the trains going out of here night
-and morning and so far it seems to have stirred up a lot of
inter e t.
The mail work is going on rapidly.
We shall be glid to have you back here soon
Very truly yours,
The Florida Homeland Co.,
T .i Gen. Agt.
October 31s 1910.
Bill sho-ing personal amoontn of money expendid by A. Sb Iinn
on ac-ount of the Florida llorsland Company for rwhch no bill
has boon heretofore rendered or onAe*s ropaid.
Hotel bill at Sanford, Feby. 18th, 1910, or trip said by,
party- -- --------- ---- --- -. 34.99
Returning rAilroad faros -- 13.60
Making. two trips to St. AugnEitl-nO to -ee and secure the
help of J. E. Ingr6hta r abo rt- ay 1 th and 15th, (Land Com.
o' tlh~ F. R. C. Ry.9 ezense and railroad fare about
5.00 each trip 10.00 -- 10.00
Trip to TistuaTille May 14th to aee Hlobly about drIl214
ArteA;ian ell, lalroada -- -- -65
Seat Pulltan -. -- - --- .75
Supftor -- a - 3 .00
Hotel bill two days ----.- 5.00
tiiroad fare and sleeper etui&n 6.65
Day 8;5th, 1910, trip to Sanford with S. W. Solles and
Canova to btgin a survey to locate Celery City paid
fare going -- -- -7.50
Automobile and drive a-- a.--- .... 17.00
Lunches .--- ----- - -
Got cabbage for urae ,wkitn photographer for out to gO
with fnota -----------------------
Hotel bill fo- self and Oadova- -. 1.10
Return fare to Jacksonvlle - ----- .
Going to Sanford to bhke contract with Venerable & Co.,
to build our Calery City fIobel, ralroad fare 340
Sleeper -- -- 1.50
S-for-d Hotel, three days --- -7 -
Reftu'rn fare ----. .- --.- ------- 3,40
Sleeper to Jackaonvll2 - 1..50
September 18:th to entertaaaig 1:r. antd ra. btLu.ney before*
carrying them to itlery City, automobile, aet -,.83.,- -
Tiokets of party by boat to Sanford -- .. -. -
inoluding extra exp^naes a-- --. -------- 00
Hotel at Sanford- September 15th --.- --------. 5,.00
Boat to Lake IHrney aM~ flih --- 9.00
September the 16th the four tickets CGlery Oity to
Titusville --- ..-.- .80
Four tickets Titueville to Jacksonville - 1,60
Cix Pullmn tickets - ---- -
Six diners en route ----- --- ------ ---- -5.P
I ok - --- - 1.00
Total expense for carrying Jones and pnrty to Celery City for
which aa estimate o' "rIxty Dollars wan turned in n!or.n -orroottly
footed 'Rounted to 15540 - -- 55.40
TeloCram on action taking reoolutionn pansed, etc., the
Florida Iiormla.nd C0ormpany U. Y. neefting rolntion to C04rk
.Ag' Couqpaiy dal --- -- ------- 044
Estirate telearaams WnJi phoan -- --- -- .00
Ctoneocn and party, September ,1st, paid theee b.reakfaif a -- 3.00
Star a to send letters hoom- - O.50
Ti-ket, self to Tanford-- - -- 3.40
Breakfast at Canford nd lodging (did not Pay) --
S&pterbesr :,3nd tickets for five to Celory City ;.75c -- 3.75
Two rmn carrying teams, urrey and wagon with load of feed 2.00
Septbeirlr :l3nd board of colored man at Hotol Celery City
ons day did not pay.
ieptefmber "3rd gave colored man to return 1.00
Septian.br 23rd took S3tne,'vi and party to see grove
on Laoke, cgt cluoters of grape fruit and oranges pa kod
in rose to soer to his people, paid ---- 00
SCptembor .:7th, train to S-niford to order lumber, hardware,
oto., to rat:o improvement agreed upon worrying 1lhglan, the
oarrenter, t- o tickets - 1.50
Stanpa for use of my people.- -.-- - 2.00
Return tickets - - -- 150
Pholn baok from Outesn'o correot hardware order -.5 -
September 30th loft for Jaokeonville, ticket to Sanfofd .75'
Sinnrr at Sanford -- -- -.75'
c Jacksonvillo - - 35.40
Seat - - .5
Return to Sanford -- Oeto 'or Sth, 1910, ickfet- -A.O40
Slonper -- -- -1-- 1 /
ThIres breakfazto- --- -- -------.------ -4.50
' elery Ckty 6.#54(-as IA a..a- -., 3O5.45
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Worked at Celery City until the 8th' Left with p Sty rftfiv, for
SanfordAtOrr -hd msnk and only way to reach Snnford via Enterprise
snpper at 1 el at Rnitrprie for o five a 175# eaoh --S.I
Wired Sanferd for boat to be sent over for tso. one oamne
got Haines boay at hotel to agree to carry party for ten
dollar, etrtea and iat Onpt. Pagenhart oomnlr- for Es,
changed over and Haines boys charged ue -
Left tear at Enterpri e, oenaged Fagarhalt for day, Sunday,
wont over to look.after the~ a carrying akan to drive tran T:ok to
to Celery aity, pola - ^ -- .- -- O-- 00
Keepi ta -- - .
Spent balance of day up the river wIth prrty on lmanoh,
Capt. Ptagnhait for the night aMid Shday- 1C0.00
Paid no bill Sanford llonday left with partyfor Celery
OLty, six ticket -. -- .- 4.70
Thorr nye a.t e 6.x,0 to aend to Snnford to pay froiht
on 0otas;e Truitt' goods ---- 00
October 11th left for 3hnkeonvill .fto meet 7.ewMan v-.bo
had pro- lsod to rake first payment on forty acres of
land reserved for hia and desired to a t s an aeAnt.
-aid .no bill Celery Oity-
Ticket to Titusville -- r?5
Jal~onv ille -- --.- -- -- --- -4 6S
Chair a --- -------------- -- .0
Dinner --.-- ----- ----------- --- -1.00
Supper ---- --- -a ------- ---- ---------* .7--
For use of horse, little wagon and buggy from Septembier 36th
to 0otobr 1ith, sixteen days --------------- 16.00
May 13th paid for telegram ecweulsg-the board. aseting in
Now York charged aWhro .
Charged to me by W. B. Myear for the -use of double team
O- ne body brush -,- ,--- ----------- ----1.
O- ie body bre h - 1.3 -
One ourry omb ------------------ S
-One mane oomb- -- .- .5
One manl oomb - - 50
LeBs credit on Jones trip 60.00 ',"-
SOct, 5, 1910.
Ir.. 0. Thompson,
!. -On Sept. 20th we received your check for 825.00 to cover
:., 'reservation of ten acres of land in Celery Farms, whicl reserva-
tion was forwarded to our President, Iton. A. S. aarm -t Celery
:- City, for the purpose of picking you out a tract of land. This he
*: did, locating you on Tract 9, Block 3, Rec. 9, Township 19, South,
Range 33 East, one of the best tracts of land in Celery Farms.
"e lhavo Eade out and are ready to send you in this mail today,
copy of your bond for deed, Yien we received notice from the Atlantic
-National Bank of Jacksonville, in which we deposited yoir check,
that payment had been stopped on this.
1.'o are under the impression that you have Cone this
through a misapprehension of the facts and we should l!ie to hoar
from y6u in regard to the matter.
7e understood that you wbre coming dorn here in a few
days and-expected to turn over this allotmait and the bond for deed
to you upon your arrival. Our method 6f dealing-is so fair and our
landcis so good that we do not believe you can afford to overlook
this opportunity to obtain a ten acre tract at the rice of 4$5,00
an acre, especially when you understand that all t land we hvve
is now bclng sold at from 30.00 to .50.00 per acrnS -
1-:r Ve cannot help but be.live there is some error in the
return o0" this check and we should be pleased to hear from you by
early lalil, and enclose our stamped envelope for reply.
SYours very truly,
FLORIDA HiO1hJID CO.,
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HON. A. S. MANN
The FP'or (;reat Iseniitials to a happy, proHsprous hointe. Good water, Ideal SuIniner and Winter Climate
1'Pr ft- i I nil and River Transportation. Rich Dark Sandy Loan.
L. H. WOOD
S. W. BOLLES
The Florida Homeland Company
HOMES IN FLORIDA
Celery Farms Colony
103 -5 -7 .-\lantic National Bank Buiildini
Next To Poast Office
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Address all mail to
The Florida Homeland Company
not to its officer.
Celery Farms Colony
THE RICHEST AND MOST ATTRACTIVE COLONY
LANDS IN TIE STATE OF FLORIDA
Time and Expenses
installation man( E. A.Hull) connecting up
extra Wells and pipe work,
Mar. 15, To 8 Days Time @.$4.00 $32.00
Cash for Orlando to Celery City & Return 3.88
23" Freight on Tolls to Celery City 5..80
17 & Trip to Sanford from Celery City &Ret,For 5.00
18 # Hotel Sanford, 2.50
18 Lard Oil, .15
": 22 One Trip D.E.Fishback to Celery City 10.00
Cash Payment on Machine tank, Pipe & Etc.
L. H. WOOD
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