By Archives staff and Rebecca A. Smith
Title: Tuttle Family Papers, 1889-1954
Creator: Tuttle family.
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 00/00/1975
Correspondence, documents and photographs relating to Julia Tuttle, her father William Sturtevant, and her children. Includes letters from Henry Flagler to Julia Tuttle concerning the extension of the F.E.C. Railway to Miami. Photographs are mainly of the Tuttles and the Miami River environs.
Papers: Correspondence, legal and financial documents, and biographical material. The bulk of the correspondence is dated 1895-1898, is addressed to Julia Tuttle, and deals with business transactions; principal correspondents are Henry Flagler and J. E. Ingraham. Legal documents include warranty deeds, a photocopy of Julia Tuttle's will of 1889, a certified copy of her 1896 will, and abstracts of the legal maneuvers that took place after her death. Also included is information on the Tuttle family, some 1950s material on events honoring Julia Tuttle, and the typescript of For Julia, a biographical novel written by Florida author Zachary Ball (pseudonym of Kelly Ray Masters)
Photographs: studio portraits of Julia Tuttle, William Sturtevant, husband Frederick Tuttle, son Henry Tuttle, daughter Frances Emmalie Tuttle, family and friends. Views of Fort Dallas, the Miami River area, and the Tuttle home in Cleveland, Ohio. Most views are albumen prints, ranging in size from carte-de-visite to about 8 x 10 inches.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Physical Access Note: As a preservation measure, researchers must use photocopies, photographic copies and digital images.
Acquisition Source: Chapman, Stella Tuttle
Acquisition Method: Gift of Stella Tuttle Chapman and the Tuttle family, 1975.
Separated Materials: Related artifacts are in HistoryMiami Museum's objects collection.
Preferred Citation: Tuttle family papers, HistoryMiami
Mainly albumen prints on original mounts depicting family members and places associated with the Tuttles, especially in Miami.
Copy negatives, contact prints and digital images have been made of most images. Contact prints from 4x5 in copy negatives of the original photographs are located in the Historic Photograph Collection, filed under Tuttle Family or Tuttle, Julia. The original photographs are filed by accession number in the Artifact Photographs series. A photochrom, "Picking Oranges," is stored with the Detroit Photographic Company photochroms collection, box 4 (1975-025-137).