We all know of Harriet Beacher Stowe from her work of Uncle Tom's Cabin but in 1873 she released another book Palmetto Leaves writing about life in North Florida. It's a great work, I haven't read all of the entries but enough to know she has a real flare for the people and the times she's writing about. I loved having this resource when I was working on my St. Augustine Series. Winning the Captain's Heart, The Innkeeper's Wife and The Shepherd's Betrothed.
Here's a link to Google Books to download or read online. Enjoy!