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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

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Maps

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Guide to the James F. Jaudon Papers



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Research Center
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL **
Creator: James Franklin Jaudon, 1873-1938
Title: Papers of James Franklin Jaudon
Dates: 1900s-1950s (bulk 1914-1938)
Quantity: 8 linear feet
Abstract: Business and personal correspondence, maps, photographs and ephemera relating to entrepreneurial projects in present-day Miami-Dade and Collier counties, especially in the Everglades. Jaudon’s endeavors included construction of Tamiami Trail; Chevalier, a (failed) real estate development in present-day Everglades National Park; and sugar growing and farming in the Everglades and Big Cypress.
Identification: X-0055
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

James Franklin Jaudon was born in Waco, Texas, on October 19, 1873, and moved to Orlando while still a youth. While in Orlando, he joined the Florida National Guard and quickly advanced to Sergeant. After moving to Miami in 1895, Jaudon helped organize Company L, Second Battalion, Second Infantry, in which he became Captain. He retired voluntarily on July 5, 1912.

In 1895, Jaudon and his brother, Paul, established Jaudon Bros., one of the first packing houses in Dade County. In 1906, Jaudon became one of the first tax assessors for Miami. He later became state assessor, a position he held until 1916, when he resigned to concentrate upon the construction of the Tamiami Trail and the development of land in southwest Florida. The “Bust” and ensuing Depression ended most of his projects. He then grew vegetables and sugar in the Ochopee area. J. F. Jaudon died in Miami on February 22, 1938.

Jaudon participated in a number of projects, including the following:

Chevelier Corporation. In 1916, Jaudon purchased the Hopkins Tract, 207,360 acres in mainland Monroe County. Jaudon organized the Chevelier Corporation to develop and sell land in the renamed Chevelier Tract, and served as its president until the late 1920s. They planned a city, Chevelier, which was never built; promoted the region as a location for agriculture, especially for sugar plantations; and sought oil and mineral rights leases (some oil exploration took place) and timber leases (pine and cypress). None of these plans succeeded. Bankrupt, the corporation dissolved in 1937. The land was sold to the federal government and became part of Everglades National Park.

Tamiami Trail. In 1916, to facilitate and promote development of the Chevelier Tract, Jaudon and others began construction of Tamiami Trail, the first cross-state road in the Everglades and south of Lake Okeechobee. It was completed in 1928. J. F. Jaudon has been called the “Father of Tamiami Trail” because of his great efforts to construct this coast to coast highway.

Belcher Asphalt Paving Company. Captain Jaudon was involved in the beginning stages of this company. Samuel A. Belcher started the company and concentrated on macadam paving, the Belcher System, fuel, road and refined oils.

W. H. Combs Company. James F. Jaudon, Paul B. Jaudon, and W. H. Combs purchased the funeral home of Nelson, Edwin and W. F. Miller, the first undertaker in Miami. The business had been established in 1896, and was located on the corner of NE 15th Terrace and 2nd Avenue, Miami. The Combs Funeral Home records are located at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.

Florida Sugar Cane Plantations Co. Established with James F. Jaudon as President in 1934, to develop 10,000 acres of Everglades land into a sugar-producing plantation. The main objective of the company was to produce rums and liquors. Capt. Jaudon and his associates lobbied various senators in Washington D.C. in order to get loans from R.F.C., W.P.A. and Federal Land Banks. They were never able to get the funding necessary to develop these lands.

Jaudon Bros. Established by James F. Jaudon and Paul B. Jaudon as wholesale commission merchants of fruits, produce and seeds. (B. F. Markle is noted in place of James F. Jaudon in the 1920 Miami City Directory.)

Jaudon Picture Show and Amusement Co. James F. Jaudon, Ivan S. Jaudon, and Paul B. Jaudon established this company. It was closed in 1918 with the death of Ivan S. Jaudon.

Royal Palm Sugar Cane and Planting Co. Established with James F. Jaudon as President and General Manager. S. E. Livingston, Mayor of Homestead, was the Vice- President. The company sought investors from the north to develop farming land in the Cape Sable District of Dade County as a joint venture with the Pennsylvania Sugar Land Company.

Tamiami Railway. Incorporated on August 1, 1917, with James F. Jaudon as President, in order to establish a railway between Miami and Fort Myers. The Tamiami Railway was to parallel Tamiami Trail, about one mile north. Miami granted a franchise to use certain streets and secured use of municipal railway and docks. The railway was never built.

Tamiami Trail Land Company. The company served as an independent extension of the Jaudon Realty Company. The sole purpose of the company was to sell and develop land in the Everglades, specifically those tracts in the planned city of Chevelier.

United States Sisal Trust. The company was organized with James F. Jaudon as vice-president, in order to develop and grow sisal in the state of Florida. Sisal hemp is a strong durable fiber taken from a West Indian agave. It is used for cordage and twine.

United States Sugar Corporation. Incorporated on September 28, 1919 (presumed year), with James F. Jaudon as vice-president, in Wilmington, Delaware. The company was established to produce white sugar and not raw sugar for immediate consumption.

Jaudon participated in the following ventures: Chatham Bend Company. Secretary. -- The Consumers Power Company. President. -- Everglades Development Association. Chairman, Board of Directors. -- Florida Rubber Company. President. -- Miami Mineral Oil and Natural Gas. President. -- Perrine Mercantile and Investment Company. Director. -- Sea Leather and Products Company. Sec. Treasurer. -- Southern Drainage District. President. -- Valmont Corporation. President.

Jaudon made financial investments in the following: Coliseum Corporation (Coral Gables, Fla.). $10,000 in stocks. -- Ocean Beach Pier (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- Vanderbilt Newspaper Corporation. $10,000 in stocks. -- Woodlawn Park Cemetery (Miami, Fla.).

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Scope and Contents

The Jaudon papers contain a large amount of business correspondence and some personal correspondence. Within the files are business brochures, financial papers, and newspaper clippings. See Biographical Note for summaries of Jaudon’s projects, all of which are represented in the papers.

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Arrangement

In four series: papers, maps, blueprints and photographs.

Papers are arranged in folders alphabetically by topics apparently established by Jaudon. Alphabetical arrangement begins with boxes 1 and 16. Within each folder, items are arranged chronologically.

Maps, blueprints and photographs have been separated and arranged in three series. The maps include printed and manuscript maps of South Florida. Approximately 200 photographic prints are filed separately in the South Florida Photographs Collection (under JAUDON, JAMES FRANKLIN) and in the Artifact Photographs (by accession number).

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission from Historical Museum of Southern Florida staff required prior to reproduction of materials in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

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Related Material

Jaudon sent most of his Tamiami Trail records to an unknown location for "safe keeping." Those records apparently no longer exist.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Jaudon, James Franklin, 1873-1938

Organizations:

Tamiami Trail (Fla.)

Places:

Big Cypress Swamp (Fla.)
Everglades (Fla.)

Subjects:

Agriculture -- Florida -- Everglades
Real estate development -- Florida -- Everglades.

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Digital images have been made of many items and are online at Reclaiming the Everglades, http://everglades.fiu.edu/reclaim/index.htm

Preferred Citation

James F. Jaudon papers, Historical Museum of Southern Florida

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Container List

Papers
Box Folder Contents
1 1 Absolum Symons Estate.
2 Abstracts and Agreements to Charter.
3-4 Abstracts of Title, Bonita Springs.
5 Abstract of Title, Property Tax Receipts, 1918, 1924.
Abstract for land in T54S R37E, located in the northeast corner of Everglades National Park and to the east of the park boundary. Tamiami Trail is the northern boundary. Prepared for Paul Taylor.
6-7 Aldridge, Daisy.
Includes manuscripts for The Night Riders of Kentucky and Tamiami Trail, and pictures of Daisy Aldridge. Includes three letters to Bernarr MacFadden describing sugar economy around Lake Okeechobee and providing autobiographical information, 1933.
Jaudon's secretary.
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8-9 Aldridge, Daisy - Amanda Harris Acreage.
10 The American Eagle: Volume 19, Number 23, Oct 23, 1924, Volume 23, Number 12, Aug 2, 1928.
11 Analysis [of] cane, limestone, water, [and] peat, 1917-1919.
Correspondence analyzing and discussing potential economic benefits of the Everglades, particularly for growing sugar cane and for mining peat. Correspondents include Jaudon [Chevelier Corporation], E. H. Sellards [geologist], F. E. Harrison [South Florida Cane Growers Association], R. E. Rose [chemist], Robert Ranson [chemical and soil engineer], and Richard Whitney [Florida Humus Company].
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12 Analysis [of] limestone and sugarcane, 1919.
Correspondence relating to Chevelier Corporation interest in growing sugar cane, 1917-1920.
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13 Aviation, Letters.
14 Baptist Church.
15 Bergen, William S.
Correspondence pertaining to payments for 400 acres [T52S R31E S26] Jaudon sold to Bergen in 1925. Bergen relinquished the property. Mentions Ida M. Wright.
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16 Bird, H. W.
Correspondence relating to 2,500 acres in T52S R30E, the H. W. Bird Tomato Corporation, and the creation of the Collier County Land Company. Lists sales, including eight acres to Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
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17 Bird Tomato Association.
18 Board of Public Instruction .
Transaction to sell property.
19-21 Bonita Springs.
Partial contents: essay relating to the construction of a railroad to Deep Lake, Seminole customs, and transportation by canoe, ox cart and foot. -- Newspaper advertisement, with town site plat, for lots in Bonita Springs, near Tamiami Trail.
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22 Business, checks, etc.
2-1 1 Cape Sable District and sugar crop. 1904-1923 (bulk 1923)
Correspondence relating to development of the Chevelier Tract and Cape Sable. Relates to plans and efforts to develop Everglades and Big Cypress land, including the Hopkins/Chevelier Tract, Paradise Prairie, and Cape Sable. Plans include sugar cane cultivation, dredging, drainage, land sales, logging, agriculture, and a proposed African American settlement. Some correspondence also discusses the sugar industry in Cuba. Correspondents include John Vogel, George W. Lex [Empire Land Company], F. K. Ashworth, C. V. Roman [Journal National Medical Association], Thomas F. McGarry, J. E. Connelly, A. R. McLane, J. R. Deane [Pennsylvania Sugar Land Company], and Park Trammel [U.S. Senator].
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2 Capps C. R. Seaboard Airline Railway.
3 Chevelier Corporation [miscellaneous].
Records relating to Chevelier Corporation and the Hopkins/Chevelier Tract, 1920-1926, bulk 1920. Prospectus, advertisements, lists, and financial records relating to development and the sale of land in the tract, and to the construction of Tamiami Trail.
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4 Chevelier Corporation, 1917-1920.
Correspondence relating to the purchase of the Hopkins Tract by Jaudon, road construction, Tamiami Trail construction, Chevelier [town], subdivision and sale of land, and a proposed hunting and fishing preserve within the tract. Correspondents include George W. Lex [Empire Land Company], Ross L. Clark, J. C. Dairs, G. W. Chance, George F. Cook, George R. Lynn, and D. A. McDougal.
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5-6 Chevelier Corporation, 1922-1937.
Correspondence and records relating to the Chevelier Corporation and the Hopkins/Chevelier Tract. Relates to the town of Chevelier, sale of cypress timber, creation of Collier County, summaries of Jaudon's activities [1916-1928], tract development efforts, Tamiami Trail construction, Barron Collier, oil leases and exploration, financial difficulties, and the creation of Everglades National Park. Correspondents include George F. Cook, D. A. McDougal, S. C. Littlefield, and J. H. McCord.
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2-2 7-8 Circuit Court Clerk - Collier County
9 City National Bank and Trust Co.
10 Coachman, R. A., Jr.
11 Collier County, Wildwood Lumber Company.
12 Contracts, Mortgages, Deeds, 1922-1935.
13 Copeland, D. Graham.
14 Copeland, Graham, bills, 1934.
3 1 The Collier County News, August 8 and September 9, 1935; November 9, 1954.
2 Correspondence, 1914-1916, 1918-1924.
3 Correspondence, January-March, 1917.
4-5 Correspondence, April 1917.
6-7 Correspondence, May 1917
8 Correspondence, June-July 1917.
9 Correspondence, August 1917.
4 1 Correspondence, September 1917.
2 Correspondence [between husband and wife], 1922 .
3 Correspondence, 1925-1928.
4 Correspondence, 1930-1938.
5 Correspondence, marriage.
6 Correspondence, McBee and Tennessee land.
7 Correspondence, Mortgage, Irons Land and Development.
8 Correspondence, peat deposits, 1924.
Correspondence relating to Everglades peat as a potential fuel source. Correspondents include Robert Ranson, U.S. Senator Duncan Upshaw Fletcher, and mechanical engineer O. P. Hood.
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9 Correspondence, Taxes -- Collier.
10 Cralle and Lynn, Correspondence on Sugar Plantation.
Correspondence relating to efforts to procure loan to establish Florida Sugar Cane Plantations and rum distillery, 1934. Relates to plans to develop 10,000 acres along Tamiami Trail. Correspondents include Duncan Upshaw Fletcher, George R. Lynn, and W. H. Cralle.
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11 Cralle, W. H.
Correspondence relating to efforts to establish sugar plantations and a rum distillery in the Everglades, 1933-1934. Bulk of correspondence relates to efforts to procure federal loans, the Florida Sugar Cane Plantations, and investigations into sugar growing and rum distilling. Several letters relate to construction of a road to Chokoloskee.
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12 Cross Ties - Fletcher, Oden, and Denis Weville.
13 Dawson, Letters and telegrams.
14 Deeds, Collier County.
15 Distillery.
Correspondence relating to efforts to establish a rum distillery in the Everglades, 1934-1935.
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5 1 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman and Marion Manley.
Correspondence relating to land sold to Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1925-1938, bulk 1926.
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2 Drainage Taxes, Broward County, 1917-1931.
Correspondence relating to drainage taxes, 1917-1930. Includes letter describing the Everglades and the problems caused by Tamiami Trail.
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3 Dwyer Note, 1926-1930.
4 Emery, Ada E. Agreement.
5 Everglades National Park.
Correspondence relating to the creation and boundaries for Everglades National Park, 1934-1936. Correspondents include D. Graham Copeland and D. A. McDougal.
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6 Faraghan, J. E., Land sale, 1926.
7 Farming, Ochopee.
8 Federal Land Bank, Columbia S. C.
9 Financial Statements, 1926-1927.
10 Financial Correspondence, 1930.
11 Financial Problems [Collier County and West Iowa Stockholders], 1930-1931.
12 Financial, 1936.
13-14 Fruits and Vegetables.
15 Gibson, W. J.
16 Graham, G. W. [Chevelier Corporation].
6 1 Hancock and Crawford.
Correspondence relating to financial debts, 1928-1935. Relates to payments of mortgage interest and property taxes, and to logging in the Everglades. Correspondents include W. B. Thomas and H. F. Hancock.
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2 Heitman Estates, Bonita Springs.
3 Homestead Property, 1927.
4 Horrs Island Land Deal.
5-6 House, W. W.
7 Income Tax, Peter H. Miles.
8 Insurance on life of J. F. Jaudon, 1916 and 1921.
9 Jaudon, Ben.
10 Jaudon, J. F., Letters and bills, 1922-1936
Biographical and autobiographical sketches of Jaudon and his career. Advertisement drafts. Papers relating to Seminole Indians: obituary for Annie Willie, essay describing burial rites, and instance of a Seminole living on private property.
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11 Jaudon, Maude C. Bank statements, 1935.
7 1 Jaudon Plantation, 1929-1934.
Includes agreement for purchase of Collier County land by Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marion Manley, December 17, 1924.
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2 Jaudon Sugar Cane Plantations, ca. 1935.
3 Jaudon Vegetable Growers, bank statements, 1935.
4 Land Deals, 1916-1920.
Correspondence relating to sale of land in the Hopkins/Chevelier Tract, 1916-1920.
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5 Land, 1921-1924.
Records relating to settlements and development in the Everglades. Includes: Town of Everglades (Everglades City) charter. -- Advertisement for lots in the city of Chevelier. -- Booklet describing the Pennsylvania Sugar Land Company holdings and activities in south Florida. -- Deed. -- Price lists for land offered by the Jaudon Realty Company. -- Letter from Lean J. Canova to Jaudon (Royal Palm Sugar Cane and Planting Co.), comparing Chevelier Corporation land in the Everglades with that of sugar plantations in Cuba.
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6 Land, 1925-1929.
Includes: Jaudon Realty Company advertisement for land adjacent to Tamiami Trail in Collier County. ca. 1930. -- Brochure promoting land in the Cape Sable District offered for sale by the Pennsylvania Sugar Land Company and the Royal Palm Sugar Cane and Planting Company. 1923. -- Brochure selling land in the Everglades and life insurance, by Commonwealth Protective Estate (Chicago)
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7 Land Deals, 1925-1929.
Dr. E. K. Jaudon
8 Land, 1933-1938.
9-10 Land, Collier County.
11 Land plots.
Includes blueprint map, ca. 1930, showing ownership of 20,000 acres in the Chokoloskee Bay region [Ten Thousand Islands]. Also shows cultivated land.
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12 Land, Surveyor General.
Letters from O. A. Hardin describing Southern Drainage District plans for levees, dikes and canals, 1918. Mentions Snapper Creek and Tamiami canals.
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8 1 Letterheads and forms.
2 Liberty Bond and Mortgage Company.
3 Local Taxes.
4 Malcolm Lyde Properties.
5 McCord, J. H.
6 McKay, Mrs. Maud J., real estate.
7 McNeel Marble Company.
8 Miami.
9 Miami's early history.
10 Miami Coliseum Building and Stock.
11 Miami Pioneers.
12 Miscellaneous, 1904-1937.
13 Miscellaneous financial records.
14 Miscellaneous, undated.
15 Movie House History and Letter, 1911.
16 National Guard and Military.
9 1-2 Newspaper Clippings.
3 Ochopee Airport.
4 Ochopee, Darnell.
5-6 Ochopee, Farmlands, Collier County.
7 Oil, gas, and minerals.
8 Oil lease, east of Tamiami Trail, Monroe County.
Chevelier Corporation oil lease, 1928.
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9 Old Colony Club, Greenwich Colony Club.
10 Pennsylvania Sugar Company.
Letters relating to the establishment of the Royal Palm Sugar Cane and Planting Company in the East Everglades [T59S R39E], 1924. Also discusses Pennsylvania Sugar Land Company and Model Land Company activities on Cape Sable, especially as relate to sugarcane cultivation. Correspondents include Pennsylvania Sugar Land Company officers B. C. Small and J. R. Deane.
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10 1 Pennsylvania Sugar Land Co., album.
1921? Includes pamphlet: Uncle Sam's Sugar Bowl / Gulf Sugar Corporation. Discusses sugar industry and possibilities in Florida. -- Photographs: views of sugarcane cultivation, sugar manufacture, drainage, construction, and Royal Palm Park (Miami)
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2 Pennsylvania Sugar Land Co., newspaper clippings from album.
Includes advertisement for Miami Oil Land Company test oil well, located on Tamiami Trail.
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3 Personal Correspondence.
4 Photographic prints: Farming and Tamiami Trail.
5 Political correspondence about taxes.
6 Postcards.
7 Ragsdale Realty correspondence, 1925.
8 Rand, Mrs. Katharine K.
9 Ranson, Dr. Robert.
Includes letters relating to the Everglades: peat harvesting, Ernest Coe's efforts to create a national park, hurricanes, oil drilling, Jaudon's farming efforts, and Tamiami Trail, 1926-1929.
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10-11 Real Estate.
12 Real Estate correspondence: McDougal, Jennings, Horr, and Cook.
Letters relating to Tamiami Trail financing and construction; Dade, Monroe and Lee counties boundaries; Chevelier Corporation; proposed cross-state railroad, and oil drilling, 1922.
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13 Receipts, 1928.
11 1 Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
2 Robert, W. A., 1930.
3 Rowlands, Miss Minnie E.
4 Royal Palm Club.
5 Royal Palm Sugar Cane and Planting Company.
Correspondence relating to development of sugarcane plantations and sugar mills in the Everglades, 1924-1935. Letters discussing sugar cane cultivation and sugar industry in Cuba, Cape Sable, Clewiston, near Tamiami Trail [Ochopee], etc.
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6 Royal Palm Sugar Plantation.
7 Rural Rehabilitation Board.
8 Russell, E. W. -- D. W. McLeod, Tax Assessor.
9 Schilling Company.
10 Seminole Indians/ Seminole Indian Association, 1917-1932
Essays, notes and letters. Mentions the 1917 King survey party, a 1932 trip to a tourist attraction at Wildwood, N.J., John Osceola, Josie Billie, and other Seminoles. Writers include George Storter.
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11 Senance Farm, Silas McBee.
12 Shields, Miss Kathryn.
13 Star Island Lot 20, correspondence and contracts.
14 Storter, Captain George.
12 1 Sugar.
2 Sugar Agriculture.
Papers, mainly relating to sugar cultivation in the Everglades, 1919-1932. Includes: Article, Took Motor Trip through Glades. From Miami Metropolis, April 19, 1918. -- Report on Sugar Centrals and Plantations for South Florida / G. W. Chance. 1919. -- Letters relating to Jaudon's sugarcane plantation along Tamiami Trail. -- Analysis of sugar cane samples.
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3 Sugar Cane Plantation, 1918-1937.
4-5 Tamiami Railway.
Correspondence relating to proposed Tamiami Railway, 1917-1927. Letters and telegrams, mainly about railroad financing, planning, routes, etc. Also discusses creation of Collier County and proposed designation of Naples or Everglades City as county seat, Carl Fisher, cypress timber, and Seaboard Airline Railroad Company in South Florida. Corporation pamphlet relating to the organization and promotion of the Tamiami Railway. Correspondence also pertains to economic use of peat from the Everglades. Digital images:

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6 Tamiami Trail.
Papers relating to Tamiami Trail construction, 1926. Includes essay [The truth about Collier County], letters, and telegrams. Discuss route, chamber of commerce meetings, taxes and project funding.
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7 Tamiami Trail, 1915-1917.
Includes letter to E. G. Wilkinson (Bonita Cattle Company)about Tamiami Canal, 1926. -- Response to a Miami Daily News Metropolis editorial, 1924. -- Short essay on history of Tamiami Trail and related explorers. -- Letter of thanks from John W. King after the rescue of his lost party, [1917].
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8 Tamiami Trail, 1918-1923.
Correspondence relating to Tamiami Trail route and construction. Letters mention a Seminole trail, camp locations [Billy Cowopatchee, Captain Tony, and Gutman Billy's camps], Tamiami Trail finances, Brown's store, Chevelier, Chokoloskee, Barron Collier, Deep Lake, Immokalee, and George Storter.
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9 Tamiami Trail, bill dispute over contract, 1923.
Letters about Tamiami Trail funding and construction in Lee County [now Collier County] and Big Cypress Swamp. Much pertains to Lee County's role in project funding.
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10 Tamiami Trail, 1924.
Letters, notes and article mention Dade County bond issues, route through Monroe County, convict labor, land sales along the Trail, etc.
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13 1 Tamiami Trail. 1925-1927.
Includes: Open forum meeting of [Miami] Chamber of Commerce at Central High School, Miami, Fla., on night of April 26, 1926, for discussing the Tamiami Trail : transcription of meeting notes. -- The Tamiami Trail : real beginning of reclamation work in the Everglades west of Miami / Leonard A. Slye. Article from the Miami Realtor.
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2 Tamiami Trail, 1928.
3 Tamiami Trail, 1929-1954.
Includes: Letters suggesting attachment of name plaques to trees planted along Tamiami Trail, declining the naming of a bridge after Jaudon, and providing information for the Federal Writers' Project. Mentions C. S. [Ted] Smallwood and George W. Storter.
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4 Tamiami Trail, brief history by D. Aldridge, 1953.
Papers on the history of Tamiami Trail construction, 1917-1928. Essays, mainly by Jaudon. Includes excerpt from diary written by Franklin West while searching for the King survey party in 1917.
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5 Taxes, Collier County, 1926-1927.
6 Taxes, Collier County, 1928.
7 Taxes, Collier County, 1929.
8 Taxes, Collier County, 1930.
9 Taxes, Dade County, 1925.
10 Taylor, Paul C.
14 1-2 Taylor, Robert, Campaign
3 Telegrams, Jaudon and Coachman, 1925.
4 Telephone line.
5 Tennessee Holding Company.
6 Timber.
Letters to Paul C. Taylor, regarding timber contracts, 1934. Mentions Jeffrey Lumber Company, Valmont Corporation, and Wildwood Lumber Company.
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7 Timberlands, Tennessee.
8 Tomatoes, Inc.; Biscayne Bond and Securities.
Includes letters arranging shipment of tomatoes on the Atlantic Coast Line Railway, 1934.
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9 Vanderbilt Newspapers.
10 Wiedemain, W.
15 1 Wildwood Lumber Company, 1936-1937.
2 Wildwood Lumber Company, T. J. Matesy, 1937.
3 Wood.
4 Woodlawn Park Cemetery Co. and McNeel Marble, 1926-1930.
16 1 Abstracts and Agreements to Charter.
Includes: Charter certificate. -- Proposal for an east-west railroad across South Florida. -- Plans to plant trees along Tamiami Trail. -- Tamiami Trail right-of-way proposals.
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2-4 Abstracts of Title.
Includes: Excerpt from account of J. E. Ingraham Everglades expedition, 1892. -- Abstract of title for W. S. Jennings land. -- Abstract of title for W. S. Jennings land.

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5 Bank statements, 1927-1937.
6 Broward Special Drainage District.
Papers relating to drainage and the proposed Tamiami Railway, 1918. Letters and unsigned contracts. Letters suggest that railway construction will benefit drainage and land reclamation in the Napoleon B. Broward Special Drainage District and the Southern Special Drainage District because canals will also be excavated.
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7 Business Correspondence, 1917-1918.
Letters relating to the Hopkins Tract purchase and subsequent plans for economic development, Tamiami Trail Corporation, Tamiami Trail Land Company, Tamiami Railway, Chevelier City, timber, and the sisal plantation.
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17 1 Business correspondence, 1919-1938.
Concerns United States Cane Sugar Corporation [U. S. Sugar Corporation], Hopkins Tract owners and finances, timber sales from the Chevelier Tract, and the Chatham Bend Company.
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2 Collier County controversy.
(Affidavits, telegrams and essay describing meetings, petition drives, Barron Collier's role in the creation of Collier County, and its effect upon the construction of Tamiami Trail.
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3 Deeds, contracts, statements, etc., 1912-1921.
4 Deeds, contracts, statements, etc., 1922.
5 Deeds, contracts, statements, etc., 1923-1934.
Includes draft of a petition from owners of land in the southern Everglades to the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, Commissioners of Everglades Drainage District, and Members of the House and Senate, 1923.
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6 Empire Land Company.
7 Miscellaneous.
Papers relating to economic endeavors, 1915-1919. Includes: List of men involved in the Tamiami Railway. -- United States Sisal Trust. Sisal : the coming industry of Florida. Miami : Hefty Press, 1919? Brochure promoting the production of sisal (Agave sisalana) and listing officers and prominent shareholders of the United States Sisal Trust. Describes sisal nursery/plantation at T58S, R36E [on or near Long Pine Key]. Describes sisal cultivation and fiber production. -- Share in Miami Mineral, Oil and Gas Company.
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8 Miscellaneous.
18 1 Miscellaneous.
Includes a 1921 announcement that the Chevelier Corporation has sold 64,000 acres of land to C. T. Henshall and associates to establish a hunting and fishing club.
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2 Reports of exploration, examination, and reconnaissance,, 1917.
Survey reports by John W. King: Report of progress upon preliminary survey for reclaiming lands within the Southern Drainage District, 1917. [Survey of lands in T53S R37E - 41E, T54S, 37E - R41E, and T55S R39E - R40E (Everglades north and south of Tamiami Trail, and east of Shark Valley to settlements along the coast) Mentions Tamiami Canal, Snapper Creek Canal, Tamiami Trail, and Larkins (South Miami). Illustrated with landscape photographs, identified by specific location (townships, ranges and sections), and map showing location of survey.] -- Report of exploration, examination and reconnaissance of the lands of the Tamiami Trail in Dade County, Florida, 1917. Mentions Tamiami Canal, Snapper Creek Canal and Tamiami Trail. [Landscape photographs are identified with specific locations.]
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3-4 Reports of exploration, examination, and reconnaissance.
Survey reports by John W. King: Report of examination and exploration of township 53S range 29 E, township 53S range 30E, located in Lee County, Florida, 1917 [Inspection of Manetto Company's property to ascertain agricultural possibilities. Describes oyster beds in Chokoloskee Bay, and includes three photographs of Chokoloskee Bay. Describes Chokoloskee, Chokoloskee Bay, Turner River, Fickey-una-Hatchee River, Allen River, Half Way Creek, Barnes River and Big Cypress Swamp.] -- Report of examination and exploration of the A. W. Hopkins property, Monroe and Dade Counties, Fla., 1917. [Survey of land in T54-56S, R31-35E, mainly the northwest part of Everglades National Park. Describes geologic and botanical features, agriculture on mounds, and wildlife.] -- Report of exploration, examination and reconnaissance of the eastern portion of the property of A. W. Hopkins in Monroe and Dade Counties, Fla., 1917. [Describes five regions in the tract: cypress lands, pine islands, coastal hammock, coastal prairie and sawgrass marsh.] -- Descriptions of townships in the Hopkins Tract / S. J. E. Lucas. 1917? Descriptions of natural features, and reclamation, economic and agricultural potential for land in T54-55S R31-34E.
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5 Robert Taylor campaign.
6 Tax returns and receipts, 1918-1926.
7 Tax returns and receipts, 1927-1929.
8 Envelopes and postage stamps
Maps
Box Folder Contents
19 1 Proposed route of Tamiami Trail, 1924.
2 Plat map of Collier County.
3 Lee, Hendry, and Collier County.
4 Plat exhibiting surveys in the state of Florida, 1853.
5 Broward County to Perrine, 1924.
6 Chevelier Tract, 1919.
6 Portion of Florida's drainage district, 1907.
7 Road map of Dade County and portion of Broward County, 1923.
7 Street map of Greater Miami, 1934.
8 Chevelier Tract.
9 Chevelier Tract and Naples Shell Mound Tract, 1924.
10 Florida, 1821.
11 South Florida.
12 Portion of Naples Plat.
12 Tamiami Trail.
13 Southern Florida showing Pennsylvania Sugar Land Company.
13 Lee County.
14 Ferrocarriles Cosolidados de Cuba.
15 Plat of Earlington Heights.
16 South Florida showing A.W. Hopkins Property.
17 Collier County: Proposed land for New Cross State Railway.
18 Collier and Dade County, 1918.
18 Bonita Springs, 1925.
19 Sisal Plot.
20 Plat along Tamiami Trail, 1925.
21 Plat of Naples.
22 Magazine: The Florida Planter, Vol. 1, November 1919.
Drawer Folder Contents
M105AA 1 Bonita Springs, 1925.
2 Plan of Naples.
3 Township 52 South, Ranges 30-31 East, 1929.
4 U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Print, 1930.
Florida.
5 City of Miami Plat, 1922.
5 Eugenia Groves Park, 1925.
5 Venetian Isles Plat.
6 Pine Crest, 1924
7 Generalized soil map of Florida, 1925.
7 State of Florida, 1916 and 1924.
8 Seminole Point to Bid Marco Pass, Florida, 1916.
9 Portion of Florida showing drainage district, 1907.
Blueprints
Box Folder Contents
20 1 J.M. Barfield's subdivision [Caxambas], 1919.
1 Coates's subdivision, 1925.
2 Tamiami Trail through Estero, Bonita Springs, and Naples, 1917.
2 Tamiami Trail Lands.
3 Township 32 showing Tamiami Trail,1925.
4 Map of Everglades drainage district, 1923.
4 Drainage canal for Dade County.
4 Plan of reclamation for southern drainage district, 1918.
5 Tamiami Trail right of way.
6 Everglades, 1907.
6 Cross Section of the Big Cypress Region.
7 Proposed railway survey for Ingraham Highway, 1918.
7 Chevelier Tract.
7 Shell Mound Tract with proposed railroad, 1919.
8 South Florida, 1919.
9 Timbered land in Munroe and Dade counties, FL.
9 David Gaines Tract, Marion County, TN.
10 Collier County land on Tamiami Trail.
10 South Florida Bays, 1919.
11 Everglades, 1905.
12 Adelade Park, 1926.
13 Hughes subdivision, 1925.
14 Sketch showing Block 6 of Japes and Sost's Subdivision, 1926.
15 Plat Prints.
15 Blueprint pieces.
Drawer Folder Contents
M105BB 1 South Florida and the Everglades, 1907.
1 South Florida showing 10,000 Islands and Cypress areas.
2 Bonita Springs.
2 Estero-Bonita Section.
2 Bonita Springs Plat, 1925.
3 Royal Palm.
4 Bays and streams of A.W. Hopkins Tract.
4 A. W. Hopkins' Monroe and Dade County Property, 1916.
5 Chevelier Tract Tract.
5 Chevelier Property, 1919.
6 Map of Tamiami Trailway, 1924.
6 Profile of Tamiami Trail, 1921.
7 Pennsylvania Sugar Land Company Plat.
8 Ranges 25 and 26 showing Tamiami Trail, 1925
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