Your browser is not recommended to view this website. Please upgrade to a newer version.

August 1885 Aiken S.C.

M. 10 Clear & warm. T. 11 Warm & Clear W. 12 Clear & warm. 
Th. 13 Lyd & Penny had an entertainment last night for the children
of their schools
F. 14 Light rain yesterday evening, Mellie Cain arrived in Aiken today on a visit to the Edgertons. S 15 Clear a warm. Sunday 16, Lizzie & Mary had some young company here last night, & Mellie Cain & Fanny Mahan spent the night here. M 17 Fresh Easterly winds a11 yesterday - Today cloudy & windy - threat of an Equinoctial. Mary & Sue expect to leave tomorrow, via Charleston, for Florence, Sent by mail a package of my Texan grasses collected in 1869 to Dr Vasey, to be named & returned.
T. 18 Mary & Sue left this morning for Florence, W. 19 - A card from Edward Lucas states that Mary & Sue reached Florence safely at 4.10 P M.
Th. 20 Clear & warm. F. 21 Clear & hot. S. 22 Rode out this morning to Wilkinsons Mills & made some collections of plants. Sunday 23 Clear & hot.
M. 24 Clear hot - very dry! T. 25 Sent pkge fungi to Ellis.                                              
W. 26. Sent Meehan box of Peach - Haw jelly - Fig paste. Figs, crystalized. Hot & clear. The News & Courier give the accounts of the fearful Cyclone which raged in the city yesterday, & of which we were unconscious, except a rather stormy appearance in the early part of the day, & a light cloudiness through the day. The losses in the city have been very heavy - & the storm perhaps the greatest over recorded there. Th. 27 Cool change - Wind N. E. & cloudy & squally. F. 28 Weather still squally, with light rains. S. 29 Still cloudy & cool. The Aiken Social Circle met here last night. Sunday 30 Rain. M. 31 variable, clearing off.
Sept. T. 1 clear & pleasant. W. 2 Clear & pleasant. Th. 3 We expect poet up Lucy Gaillard & Clare Sinkler by tonight's train. By a letter from Sue we learn that Carrie had a son yesterday - both doing well!
F. 4 Lucy & Clare arrived 1ast night, rainy day!

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1884-1887:Page 33

  • Date

    1885-08-10

    1885-08-11

    1885-08-12

    1885-08-13

    1885-08-14

    1885-08-15

    1885-08-16

    1885-08-17

    1885-08-18

    1885-08-19

    1885-08-20

    1885-08-21

    1885-08-22

    1885-08-23

    1885-08-24

    1885-08-25

    1885-08-26

    1885-08-27

    1885-08-28

    1885-08-29

    1885-08-30

    1885-08-31

    1885-09-01

    1885-09-02

    1885-09-03

    1885-09-04

  • 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

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Location

    Aiken County (S.C.)

    Texas

  • Scientific Plant Names

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Common Plant Names

    Fungi

    Grasses

  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library