John Field Van Nest (1838-1864) was the son of John Van Nest and Elizabeth Leiper Janeway Van Nest. The above letters are published with the Bind permission of Sarah Hayes Van Nest and Niel W. Upham, relatives of the writer. They are in the possession of Mr. Upham.
Van Nest, John F.
"Yellow Fever on the Blockade of Indian River,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 21:
4, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol21/iss4/6