Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook G >> [Page 25] >> Flights to Florida I

Item informationTitle: Flights to Florida I
Genre: Travel Writings
Publication informationVolume: G
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  • Publication date: 1867-02-27


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Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
Rights: Digital Copyright © 2014, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
Resource Identifier: SG_18xx_075
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  • Pseudonymous Publications of William Gilmore Simms
Composition history ''Flights to Florida. I.''  Charleston Courier, LXV (Feb. 27, 1867). [Supplied source of clipping (Kibler 45)]
Description ''It is wonderful how history reproduces it- ...''

Clipping reads: [double rule] | FLIGHTS TO FLORIDA. | I. | HOW I CAME TO FLY. 
Notes Position: whole page, continuing across two clippings

Pseudonym Clytus is Greek word for ''famous'' and also a common Greek proper name (Kibler 44).

Clipping is the first of a twelve-part series of prose sketches about Florida that appeared in the Charleston Courier from Feb. 27 to May 9 of 1867 (Kibler 45).

In this first installment, Simms discusses his acceptance of Captain Coxetter's offer to sail to Florida.  Also included is a humorous court scene that has little to do with the travel narrative. 

At the top of the page, the following is written in pencil: Charleston Courier 5 March, 1867.  According to Kibler, this was actually the publication date of the second sketch (45).