Letters from settlers have provided information and insights into the early history of our country. The letters here are about Gainesville and Charlotte Harbor, Florida, between 1885 and 1887, and were written by J. Albert Erickson, who had moved from north central Iowa to Florida in 1874. Erickson’s letters were sent to John A. Lindberg, editor of the Dayton (Iowa) Review, who published them.
Lane, Pat Sonquist
""Florida is a Blessed Country": Letters to Iowa from a Florida Settler,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 64:
4, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol64/iss4/6