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HERBERT JACKSON DRANE PAPERS, RG326, 1874-1959

Series I, Personal Papers, 1874-1946 


Drane family home in Lakeland

This series contains records relating more to Herbert Drane's personal rather than to his business and political lives. Topics include his wife's estate, the Drane family genealogy, the Lakeland Citrus Growers Association, and a variety of real estate transactions. The types of records include a typescript autobiography, a family genealogy, a city commission resolution naming the municipal airport after Drane, correspondence, deeds, mortgages, leases, speeches, and stock certificates. Pictured above is Drane's Lakeland home.

Perhaps the most interesting item in the collection is Drane's autobiography, completed in 1936. Drane describes his early life, the events which led him to Florida and to Lakeland, his courtship and marriage to Mary Wright, and the evolution of his political career.

The records in this series are arranged alphabetically by name, subject, or type of record and chronologically within folders.

BOX

FOLDER

FOLDER TITLE

DATES

1

1

Autobiography (typescript)

1936

  

2

Birthday Book

n.d.

  

3

Drane, Mary (wife of Herbert Drane): estate of

1946

  

4

Drane Family Genealogy. See also Oversize

n.d.

  

5

Drane Field Resolution

n.d.

  

6

Florida Mining Company

1910-13

  

Gray Street Grammar School, Louisville, Kentucky: Photograph (Drane attended the school, 1870-71)

1934

  

8

Indentures and Mortgages

1889-1945 scattered

  

9

Lakeland Citrus Growers Association: Certificate

1909-10

  

10

Polk Bond and Mortgage Company: Letters Patent

1924

  

11

Real Estate Transactions: Drane's Second Addition

1888-1925 scattered

  

12

Real Estate Transactions: Drane's Second Addition

1926-46 scattered, n.d.

   

13

Real Estate Transactions: Indian Beach Property

1931

  

14

Real Estate Transactions: Lake Hunter Terrace Property

1925-26

  

15

Real Estate Transactions: Lake Parker Terrace Property

1926-27, 1932

  

16

Real Estate Transactions: Munn's Survey Properties

1892-1946 scattered

  

17

Speeches

1927-31

  

18

Stock Certificates

1904-28

  

19

Miscellaneous

1874, 1940