Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Title: Quotations for de Mesa - Sanchez guided tour
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Title: Quotations for de Mesa - Sanchez guided tour
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Physical Description: Interpretive outline
Language: English
 Subjects
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
43 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
de Mesa-Sanchez House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 43 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896429 x -81.313225
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091263
Volume ID: VID00162
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B7-L6

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QUOTATIONS FOR DTL !-LESA-S,;CHEZ
GUIDED TOUR


1. Construction and renovation
"Most of the lumber used here, is brought from northern parts. This
renders building rather expensive. Notwithstanding this circumstance,
the inhabitants are beginning to repair most of the old dwellings, and
to erect new and elegant buildings." (John Lee Williams, The Territory
of Florida; 1837)

2. Accommodations for visitors
"The accommodations for strangers are rapidly improving, and it is
believed, that in a short time, persons of the first rank, will be under
no necessity for visiting Italy or the south of France, for the improve-
ment of their health, as our climate is equally salubrious and the
conveniences and luxuries of life may easily be obtained, when it is known
that they will be required." (Williams; 1837)

3. Land speculation
"...it is difficult to discover that it [St. Augustine] excels Key West
in any thing except greater extent of territory, a prospect of speculating
in Florida lands, and the more frequent opportunity of sending and receiving
communications by mail." (Anonymous, "Winter in the West Indies and Florida;"
1839)

4. Picolata stage
"It was a perfect miracle how we got from St. Augustine to Picolata. We went
over in one of Sanchez's contemptible arrangements." (Radcliffe Van Wageman
to George Burt; 1856; Burt papers)

5. Furniture
"Mother and father have been out looking for furniture all the morning. I
do not know with what success Everybody is willing to hire sell or lend
something. There are no furniture or upholsterer shops here and what we
cannot get in this way I spoke of must be sent for to New York or Charleston.
Father talks of three legged stools and everything to match..... I expect our
house will present a queer medley of the useful and ornamental...."
(Anonymous letter; ca. 1850)

6. Minorcans
"They are honest, simple, and laborious in their occupations as fishermen
and farmers. They forcibly brought before me the scenes and sounds of
sunny Italy...." (?Latrobe, "Letter III;" 1832)

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8. Interiors
"....None of the houses are fine in outside appearance, but inside they are
much better furnished than the outer appearance would warrant a South
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9. Leisure
"Mary Anderson (wife of Dr. Andrew Anderson): "The very Demon of leisure
presides in the Renouned City...The natu e of the climate is all too
congenial to all kinds of rest both body and mind."


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