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Arthur William Catesby Smyth wrote these letters to his fiance, and first cousin, Beatrice Alice Smyth while she was living in England, and he was living in Orlando. Smyth was a partner in Smyth and Co. Orange Packers and Shippers. Most of the letters are to Beatrice, with a few being to other family members. The letters focus on the relationship of Arthur and Beatrice, but also include information on the citrus industry, property prices and social events. � Arthur William Catesby Smyth married Beatrice Alice Smyth in July 1893 while in England. The two moved to Orlando and lived in the house Arthur had built for them. Their fortunes followed that of the citrus industry. They had four children together before Arthur died in 1905 while they were visiting England.


Smyth, Arthur William Catesby -- Letters; Citrus fruit industry -- Florida -- Orlando; History -- Florida -- Orlando

Subject-Personal Names

Arthur William Catesby Smyth

Date Issued



Manuscripts; Letters


Orange County Regional History Center


Manuscripts; Correspondence




Orlando (Fla.)


19th century

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Correspondence from Arthur William Catesby Smyth to Beatrice Alice Smyth.



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