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Letter from Parker Holt with attached letter from Governor Collins, 1956

Series: (Series N2009- 3, Koreshan Unity; Papers, ca. 1887-1990.)

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Koreshan Unity

Letter from Parker Holt with attached letter from Governor Collins, 1956

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November 14, 1956
Mr. L. W. Bubbett,
Koreshan Unity
Estero, Florida

Dear Mr. Bubbett:

I believe the attached photocopy of a letter from Governor Collins is self-explanatory.
I will be glad to discuss it with you at any time.
Cordially,
[Signature]
Parker Holt.

PH.k

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November 7, 1956
Mr. James A. Franklin
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 1111
Fort Myers, Florida

Dear Jim:

Please refer to our recent correspondence regarding the possibility of Koreshan Unity, Inc. conveying certain lands to the State of Florida for the establishment of a State Park. I have taken up this matter with Mr. Emmet L. Hill of the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials and he suggests that the following steps be taken in the proposed conveyance of lands:

  1. That Koreshan Unity, Inc., or its legal representative, present a tentative proposal by letter to the Florida Board of Parks and Historic memorials, 201 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee, outlining its interest in the conveyance; the acreage involved; if possible, a map of the area, showing boundaries; any covenants desired; and any other pertinent information regarding the matter.
  2. The Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials will review the reasonable and legal aspects of the proposal and inspect the area to see if it is suitable for State Park purposes.
  3. If the lands are found to be suitable and the terms of conveyance are equitable, the Board will then indicate their desire to accept the property and enter into negotiations.
  4. All legal matters of the conveyance will be handled by the Attorney General of the State of Florida.

The Board has statutory authority to accept lands for Park purposes. It accepts lands in the name of the State of Florida for the use and benefit of the Florida Board of Parks and Historic memorials.

Mr. Hill indicated a great deal of interest in this proposal. A State Park is needed in Lee County and this seems to be an excellent opportunity for its establishment. Please call on him for assistance in this matter.

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Mr. James A Franklin
Fort Myers, Florida
November 7, 1956
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Again, thanking you for your interest in this proposal, and with my best personal regards, I am
Sincerely,
[Signature] LeRoy Collins
Governor

LC/emb
Cc: Mr. Emmet L. Hill
Tallahassee, Florida