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  • Title

    Letter, 1847 November 22, Henry William Ravenel (Black Oak, S.C.) to Moses A Curtis (Society Hill, S.C.), Page 4

  • Date

    1847-11-22

  • 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

    Letter from Henry William Ravenel to Rev. Moses A. Curtis. Ravenel describes to Curtis how his house burned and many of his belongings were lost. However, everybody was safe so they bundled up and went to his father's home. Ravenel was upset because the house was upwards of 130 years old and of ancient Huguenot ancestry. No matter, Ravenel is thankful for the safety of himself and his family. He notes that Curtis received two boxes of specimens that Ravenel had sent and apologizes that the samples are not of the best quality and not completely dried out. He writes that if Curtis examines the Eryngium and is still of the opinion that the samples fit better into another categorization, then Curtis should outline his reasons for this claim. Ravenel closes with a discussion of his collection and specimens.

  • People

    Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

  • Location

    Society Hill (S.C.)

  • Scientific Plant Names

    Eryngium

  • Common Plant Names

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Contributing Institution

    University of North Carolina. The Wilson Library