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Greeneville S.C. 1884 July

T.29 I reached this place yesterday afternoon about 8 PM, having left Aiken at 8 PM, on down train & connecting in Columbia at 12.50 with C & G. R. R. I am stopping with Mrs Mary Cleveland near R R. Depot. Met Rawson & Roche on train, & had a talk as to our plans of operation Col. Butler is still detained by the illness of his son, but Rawson & Roche are both connected with Ag. Dpt. The Ag. & Mech. Society held their first meeting at Court House. Met this morning, Ed. Croft, Mr Capers & Mr Markley. Mrs Cleveland's family consist of herself her daughter & her son in law Harris who married her daughter. They are all very kind to me - & I already feel easy & at home.
They are most estimable people - & I congratulate myself upon the good fortune which brought me to their house
W.30 Mr. Harris is extremely deaf, but by the aid of his book & pencil, we get along well. His family communicate by sign language. Yesterday afternoon he gave me a drive for about 2 hours, all around & through the city. Called Mr and Mrs Capers, but they were not a home. This morning attended Exhibition of fruits & vegetables at Town Hall. Th.31 I expect to leave on the 10 A M train & hope to make connection at GraniteVille with the S C. 10.30 P M train for Aiken. Yesterday afternoon Mr Markley drove me out to Woods Camp ponds about 4 miles East of Greene Ville - 6 ponds altogether. On returning took tea with Mr Markleys family 
Aiken S. C. F. August 1st. Reached home 1ast night about 10.30 via 
GraniteVille. Found all well. I have written today to Rawson of Ag. 
Dpt. in Columbia, & sent him a form of "Circular" to be printed & sent out to a11 who will be likely to assist in collecting specimens of woods, grasses & hay plants &c. When the responses come in, we will then make a good start.

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1884-1887:Page 11

  • Date

    1884-07-29

    1884-07-30

    1884-07-31

    1884-08-01

  • 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

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  • Common Plant Names

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  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library