This article, although here printed for the first time, was written in 1897, five years before the destruction of St. Pierre on the island of Martinique, which was caused by a natural catastrophe similar to that by which Mr. Detwiler believes the phosphate beds were formed. --Editor
Detwiler, John Y.
"The Origin of Phosphate,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol1/iss4/6