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Dr Coffin called this morning to examine the cut on my knee. He bound it with adhesive strap & put a plaster of Sulphur & lard,

F. 28 Heard from Rene this morning. He announces the sudden death of Mrs Deveaux on Sunday last (23) at Belle isle. Rene writes about the Estate business. I fear we shall have a great deal of trouble in settling the estate. 
In Washington the District Court has discharged Gen Thomas from custody & bail - but Stanton still holds possession of the war office. 

S. 29 Received this morning a letter from Denslow. He offers very kindly to do any thing for me in New York. He had not yet received my package of plants. Sent off today the box containing Mongeat & Nestlers Stirpes Crypt. V " Rh to Horace Mann of Cambridge. Mrs Gregg sent me cuttings of tree Box & rooted plants of Laurestina &c - & also a photograph of Mr Gregg

March Sunday 1. Rain nearly all day - The girls went in to church.

M. 2. My knee instead of healing is now giving me more pain than a week ago - & I am obliged to use crutches Received this morning an abstract of Handals "Messiah" from Denslow.

T. 3 Heard from Harry this morning. He expects to come over about the end of the week - also received a letter from Denslow enclosing Book sellers price list of Audubons & Bachmans Quadrupeds of N. America. 

W. 4 I am so disabled by the cut on my knee as to have to use crutches. It is becoming more inflamed & I fear will give me trouble for some time yet. 

Th. 5 By a letter which Emily received today from Ed. Cain dated Sunday last 1st March, he mentions the death of Catharine Jervey having seen the notice in a Charleston paper of the day before. This is the first we have heard of it - though from previous accounts it is not unexpected.

F. 6 Received March number of "Land we Love" with my article on "Lespedeza" - but the publishers have not sent me extra sheets as I requested.

S. 7 Yesterday evening Harry came over from Fruitland. He is not to return again. I received a letter on Wednesday from Berckmans to state that he was sorry he had to part with Harry. - that his business required the services of a competent foreman who could take general charge of the establishment - & as Harry could not do that -

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1866-1869: Page 151

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  • 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

    Berckmans, Prosper Jules Alphonse, 1830-1910

  • Location

    Aiken County (S.C.)

  • Scientific Plant Names

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Common Plant Names


  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library