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Gainesville Area Ledgers

Identifier: PKY 88.012

Scope and Content

Includes minutes from the East Florida Telephone and Telegraph Co. (1904-1924), a ledger on the Gainesville Post Office (1867-1889), two minutes-books from the Gainesville Board of Trade (1886-1888), a ledger from Endel and Herman (clothiers-1882-1885), and the minutes of the Interstate Life Insurance Co. (1913-1915). Internal evidence and outside research have provided only limited information on the significance of the other ledgers, but they could still be useful to any researcher studying the Gainesville area and Florida businesses in these time periods.


  • Creation: 1867-1924


The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

The East Florida Telephone and Telegraph Company was led by Mr. E.E. Voyle, an Englishman born in 1854 who emigrated to Florida in the 1870's to meet his brother Joseph Voyle, then the County Surveyor of Alachua County. He became an electrical engineer and gradually took charge of the company. E.E. Voyle sold the company to Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. in 1924 for $71,501.


0.15 Linear feet (6 volumes)

Language of Materials



Ledgers and other volumes pertaining to Gainesville (Fla.) area businesses.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

A Guide to the Gainesville Area Ledgers
Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson
December 2007
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Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America