Notes Concerning the Author.
William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) was born in Charleston, South Carolina and lived much of his life near or in it. His work is recommended in several categories within the Society web-site.
The Golden Christmas, published in 1852, is a charming portrayal of life and manners around Charleston, South Carolina.
Availability of the Book.
The Golden Christmas, published 1852, was republished with an Introduction by David Aiken in 2005. Suggest you look at Amazon.com.