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Come to My Sunland: Letters of Julia Daniels Moseley from the Florida Frontier, 1882-1886 Julia Winifred Moseley

Come to My Sunland: Letters of Julia Daniels Moseley from the Florida Frontier, 1882-1886

Julia Winifred Moseley

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ISBN : 9780813016054
Hardcover
272 pages
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Like so many midwesterners since, Julia Daniels and Charles Scott Moseley moved to Florida in the 1880s seeking a warmer climate. This collection of Julias letters - mainly to her husband, who made frequent business trips north, and to her closeMoreLike so many midwesterners since, Julia Daniels and Charles Scott Moseley moved to Florida in the 1880s seeking a warmer climate. This collection of Julias letters - mainly to her husband, who made frequent business trips north, and to her close friend Eliza Slade - reveals the struggle of a cultured, urban woman adjusting to the hardship and isolation of life in pioneer Florida. Julia (herself a published writer) selected these unedited letters and copied them for her family into a thick leather book. Like characters in a novel, the friends and relatives she describes crackle with personality: a flamboyant Russian proclaims his version of communism, a New England spinster counters with Utopian visions, and a university professor retreats from the ivory tower to agricultural experimentation. Readers observe Julias flair for making daily life cheerful and they meet the couples two adored sons and Scotts children by an earlier marriage, as well as Cracker settlers, cattle runners, and assorted seekers of health or wealth.