In 1819 John Miller of Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly, London, published the Narrative of a Voyage to the Spanish Main in the Ship "Two Friends" for an anonymous author, a young Englishman.1 The author, calling himself the "Narrator," recounted his earlier voyage to Madeira Island, the Dutch island of St. Thomas, and Spanish East Florida. The Narrative paints a revealing portrait of northeast Florida during the waning years of the Second Spanish Period. In his introduction to the 1978 republication of the Narrative John W. Griffin posed two candidates, both named John Miller, for authorship; however, he concluded "[w]ithal the author ... remains anonymous."2 The Narrator's anonymity has persisted, but overlooked sources render his identification possible.
Doyle, Patrick W.
"Unmasked: The Author of Narrative of a Voyage to the Spanish Main in the Ship "Two Friends","
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