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Level of description
Tuttle Family Papers - 1889-1954
- 1889-1954 (predominant: 1895-1898) (Creation)
0.60 Linear Feet
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Scope and content
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.
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Conditions governing access
The collection is open for research.
As a preservation measure, researchers must use photocopies, photographic copies and digital images.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Stella Tuttle Chapman and the Tuttle family, 1975.
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Related artifacts are in HistoryMiami Museum's objects collection.
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Finding Aid Authors: Archives staff and Rebecca A. Smith.
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