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    Archive of Thirteen Letters Addressed to H[ubbard] L. Hart [Florida, entrepreneur]. 1858-1859. Thirteen holograph letters addressed to Hubbard L. Hart throughout 1858 and 1859. The letters are various sizes, all approximately 11 x 8 inches (279 x 203 mm). Each housed in clear plastic slip, all except one pressed flat. Generally clean; minor edgewear and minor intermittent foxing, folded letter toned and brittle with moderate soiling. Very good to near fine.
    Hart was an American entrepreneur who founded the most prominent steamboat line in Florida during this era. He also maintained business in the hotel industry, citrus, and lumber but is perhaps best remembered as the man who helped developed Florida as a booming tourist destination. These letters chiefly deal with payments to and from banks and other financial dealings. From the A.D. Andrews Collection of Southern and Natural History


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