Spanish records distinguish themselves for their great length; the flow of words seems endless, the innumerable details not always to the point. They lack any businesslike method. Although every imaginable problem is discussed, if one reads the Spanish archives of Florida he is amazed to find that, for instance, little or nothing is said about the attractiveness of the country. Rarely one tells about her beautiful beaches, her waving palms, her unexcelled climate and the fertility of her soil. The Spanish records of Florida are not recommended for use by present-day chambers of commerce except to give a historical flavor to their promotion campaigns.
Arnade, Charles W.
"Florida History in Spanish Archives: Reproductions at the University of Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 34:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol34/iss1/6