On January 8,1849, Dr. Edward S. Aldrich wrote his wife Corinna Brown Aldrich from Key West, Florida. His description of American's southernmost town spoke of its beauty and economic potential.
Denham, James M.
"Historic Notes and Documents: "Our Desired Haven": The Letters of Corinna Brown Aldrich from Antebellum Key West, 1849-1850,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 79:
4, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol79/iss4/6