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turning red, but not yet full ripe I shall however carry down a basket of them & they will ripen in a few days; - also some Red Astrachan apples
5.P.M. No news of importance in the papers.
I received by mail today a letter from Prof F. S. Holmes, who is Chief Superintendent of the Nitre District (No 6) for S. C. in which he states that he expects to establish a factory or branch of Nitre making in this vicinity, & invites me to accept the supervision. I have replied not with final acceptance, but signifying a wish to see him first on the subject. He expects to be here in a few days.
I expect to go down by the night train & Mrs Heyward will go with me 

T. 24 - 6 P.M. I arrived here about 3 o clock this afternoon from Charleston & found all my friends well. Henry was here also having been absent from

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1862: Page 110

  • Date



  • Subject

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    Ravenel family

    Fungi of Carolina

    Illustrated by Natural Specimens of the Species

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    Berkeley County (S.C.)--History--19th century

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    United States--Description and travel

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

  • Description

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • People

    Holmes, Francis Simmons, 1815-1882

  • Location

    Aiken County (S.C.)

  • Scientific Plant Names

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Common Plant Names


  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library