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A0073 – Meredith Family Papers

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: Meredith Family Papers
Date span: 1888-1959 
Physical description: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Creator(s): Meredith Family, Anna Brugger Meredith (1896-1985)
Language note: English

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Restriction on Access: The collection is available for supervised use by appointment during normal Boynton Beach City Library hours. Users are required to complete a registration form and comply with the library’s regulations governing use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction: Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). The Boynton Beach City Library adheres to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any use of a reproduction in excess of “fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement.

Custodial History: Found in collection (2018.003). No information on provenance. Possibly donated by Margaret Meredith.

Preferred Citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library

 

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Historical Note: Meredith Electric was the first electrical service in Boynton Beach. Its owner, John Brockner Meredith (1888-1947) purchased property on US1 in 1912 and later moved here in 1921 with his wife, Anna Brugger Meredith (1896-1985) and child, Margaret (1917-2002), opening Meredith Electric soon thereafter and installed the first electric lights in Boynton.

Scope and Content Note: Family history ephemera, including records such as social security card, genealogical group sheet, birth certificate; correspondence, including three letters to Anna Meredith’s mother; and a four page memoir of Anna Meredith’s life in early Boynton, including the 1928 hurricane.

Keywords:
Meredith family
Boynton Beach (Fla.)
Meredith Electric (Boynton Beach Fla.)

Processing Information: Collection processed in 2018 / sms
Date of Finding Aid: May 2019 / gc

 

CONTAINER LIST

Folder 1: Family groupsheet for Anna Brugger Meredith
Folder 2: Typed manuscript “Anna L. Merdith [sic]- Pioneer of Boynton Beach, Florida.” Four page memoir of Boynton Beach in the 1920s, including her personal experiences during the 1928 hurricane, the growth and early activities of Meredith Electric, and time working at the Boynton Beach Hotel.
Folder 3: clippings, chiefly on Margaret’s marriage
Folder 4: Certified copy of John Brockner Meredith’s birth certificate and social security card
Folder 5: Correspondence:

  • 1925-05-02 Letter from Margaret to grandmother Emma Brugger
  • 1925-08-11 Letter from Anna to mother Emma Brugger on Boynton Beach Hotel stationery. Re: new developments in town
  • 1926-01-29 Letter from Anna to mother Emma Brugger. Re: new developments in town, including the building of the Cassandra Hotel

Folder 6: Birth announcement Vicki Lyn Virki 1952-05-13
Folder 7: Anna Meredith temporary drivers license and motor vehicle registration 1959