Series id34870 - Sales Files

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Sales Files



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SERIES II: SALES FILES, is arranged in sub-series according to the type of document: Mortgage documents, Quit claim deeds, Warranty deeds, Easements and Timber permits. The Mortgage documents are usually labelled with a number preceded by the letters "PP, PG, or PC" indicating an individual Mortgage contract. These initials appear to represent the following: "PG" designates sales made by the Miami agency in the PGLC territory; "PP"indicates sales of MLC land made by Pepper and Potter; and PC represents MLC mortgages transacted by Pepper and Coffrin. The documents correlate to materials found in Series I, with the exception of the Quit claim deeds, or documents certifying the release of property from its former owner. These files numbered 1-420, date from 1928-1967 and contain less correspondence than SERIES I: SPECIAL FILES. SERIES II: SALES FILES also contains fewer maps and blueprints than are found in SERIES I. Although some overlap occurs between the two series, SERIES II: SALES FILES may have replaced one function of SERIES I: SPECIAL FILES by 1930. Rather than maintaining more extensive "SPECIAL FILES" on matters of routine agency business, such as individual mortgages, the agency devised the more concise system of "SALES FILES." SERIES II: SALES FILES combined records of transactions completed within the same month and were usually labelled with the month and year. However, some files are identified only by the year or just the term "extended" in cases of extended mortgages. These records also provided locations and dates of all real estate transactions. Some documents contained in SERIES II: SALES FILES are also found in SERIES I: SPECIAL FILES. Certain mortgages, for example,were originally filed as SALES FILES. An "extended " mortgage often generated additional correspondence regarding contracts, anda "SPECIAL FILE" was then created, and two files were maintained. SERIES II: SALES FILES contains mortgages on important properties such as the Cape Sable or Everglades land. Others are significant because they record the sale or donation of property to companies such as Florida Power and Light, or to various local government agencies such as the State Road Department.

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