Florida: Its Scenery, Climate, and History: with an Account of Charleston, Savannah, Augusta, and Aiken and a Chapter For Consumptives

Sidney Lanier (1842-1881) wrote this account of Florida. Of it he stated, “The newspapers have abounded with communications from clever correspondents who have done the State in a week or two; the magazinists have chatted very pleasantly of St. Augustine and the Indian River country; and there are half a dozen guide-books giving more or less details of the routes, hotels, and principal stopping-points. But it is not in clever newspaper paragraphs, it is not in chatty magazine papers, it is not in guide-books written while the cars are running, that the enormous phenomenon of Florida is to be disposed of. There are at least claims here which reach into some of the deepest needs of modern life.”