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NORMAN A. RIGGINS FAMILY PAPERS, RG1000, 1862-1986

Series III, Business files, 1889-1951


Riggins and Waggoner Dry Goods Store

Norman A. Riggins was involved in a number of business and commercial ventures in early Lakeland, including a store,(pictured above) a lumber mill, an ice plant, a novelty company, and a commercial farm. Unfortunately, almost no written record of those activities exists. The records were most probably discarded as they were no longer needed.

The fragmentary record of Riggins' business and commercial life is contained in this series and includes business licenses, correspondence, contracts, deeds, leases, mortgages, promissory notes, receipts, and the articles of incorporation for the Polk County Agricultural Association. Riggins was one of the original incorporators of the Association, along with such other prominent early citizens of Lakeland as Charles M. Marsh, Herbert J. Drane, and Robert Bryant.

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

BOX

FOLDER

FOLDER TITLE

DATES

7

1

Contracts

1925

  

2

Correspondence

1902-36 scattered

   

3

Deeds and Leases

1889-1951 scattered

      

4

Lakeland Chautauqua Association: Subscribers

1912

   

5

Mortgages

1914

   

6

Polk County Agricultural Association:  Articles of Incorporation

1898

  

7

Promissory Note

1904

   

8

Receipts

1892-1925 scattered

   

9

Riggins, Norman: Certificate of Indebtedness from the city of Lakeland

1913

 

10

Riggins and Waggoner: Business Licenses

1904, 1906

      

11

Statement of Special Assessments

n.d.