The collection resides at the Sanford Museum in Sanford, Florida. It encompasses letters, diaries, legal documents, speeches, articles, and other documents composed by Henry S. Sanford and others. Sanford was a lawyer, diplomat, and investor who purchased and developed the land that would become Sanford, Florida. Subjects covered in the collection include Sanford's schooling in the United States and Europe; American business and diplomatic endeavors in the Congo; legal endeavors in Central and South America; businesses in Connecticut and Michigan; the unification of Germany after the Franco-Prussian War; life in the American West before it was settled; a sugar plantation in Louisiana owned by Sanford and his brother-in-law; Sanford's citrus groves and the issues surrounding them, including the importation of Swedish workers; domestic and diplomatic issues during the Civil War; the slave trade and more.
University of Central Florida
80 linear feet, 50000 objects
1769 - 1901
Florida, Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Louisiana, South Carolina, Germany, Paris, Russia, Belgium, Central & South America, American West, Africa