A Florida Sketch-Book

by Bradford Torrey

A Florida Sketch-Book

The narrator travels through Florida.

Source: Torrey, B. (1894). A Florida Sketch-Book. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company.

Chapter 1: “In the Flat-Woods”
The narrator travels through the flat-woods of Eastern Florida and meets up with strangers. He comments on his experiences on his journey.
Chapter 2: “Beside the Marsh”
The narrator describes his surroundings as he sits on the bank of the marsh.
Chapter 3: “On the Beach at Daytona”
The narrator describes his stay on Daytona Beach and what he saw there — from birds to plays to scenery.
Chapter 4: “Along the Hillsborough”
The narrator describes his favorite road at New Smyrna. He mentions the river that runs along the road and the birds he has seen there.
Chapter 5: “A Morning at the Old Sugar Mill ”
The narrator describes his journey to visit “the Old Sugar Mill”, a collection of ruins north of New Smyrna.
Chapter 6: “On the Upper St. John’s”
The narrator talks of taking a “botanical stroll” along the St. John's River in Sanford.
Chapter 7: “On the St. Augustine Road”
The narrator travels down the St. Augustine Road and describes the scenery and meeting other travelers along the road
Chapter 8: “Ornithology on a Cotton Plantation”
The narrator describes his unorthodox travels to an old cotton plantation estate.
Chapter 9: “A Florida Shrine”
The narrator describes visiting the Murat estate.
Chapter 10: “Walks About Tallahassee”
The narrator arrives in Tallahassee in time to hear a political economist speak. The narrator then goes on to describe Tallahassee itself.
  • Year Published: 1895
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.0
  • Word Count: 48,927
  • Genre: Informational
  • Keywords: florida, nature, travel, travelogue
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