Although the history of Florida is more ancient, is as varied, and as interesting as that of any other state in the Union, much of it is now virtually unknown and little is as well known as it ought to be. While we have profited by the scholarly work of several able historians who have sought and found important sources from which to write of Florida’s history, many others have learned that both primary and secondary material is exceedingly difficult to locate. Also there are general readers, our winter visitors and prospective investors, who wish to know more about Florida, its resources, its flora, its beauties, its traditions, its history, and its literature, but are unable to learn, even after inquiry at their local libraries, where the books they would like to read are to be found. This shows a need which has long been realized by certain members of the Florida Historical Society as well as librarians throughout the state.
"A Union Catalog of Floridiana,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 16:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol16/iss2/7