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July 1872 Rome Ga

This afternoon he walked back with me, botanizing on the hills in front as we came.
Received a letter from Atty enclosing one from M C Cooke of London. He states that "Grevillea" his new Monthly will be issued about 1st July

Sunday 7 I walked in to Church today with Harry.
Bishop Beckwith administered the rite of Confirmation to 21 persons, & afterwards the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. The church was densely crowded. Met there Isaac Gaillard & his wife & Charley Porcher - also Issac Hume & his wife & Ravenel Hume. I was introduced to Dr Carswell, & he gave Harry & myseIf seats in his buggy to the Fair grounds near by. He promised to call on me in the course of the week.

M. 8 Warm & clear. I walked out this morning over the wooded hills in front of the farm, botanizing.

T. 9 Heavy rain & wind storm yesterday evening - heavy & some rain again this morning. Today the Convention of the Democratic Party assembles in Baltimore, to nominate a Candidate for the Presidency. It is conceeded that Greely & Brown, the nominees of the Cincinnati Convention will be endorsed & accepted.

W. 10 Yesterday afternoon Dr Carswell called to see us. He graduated in Medicine at the College in Charleston - was for 3 or 4 years Asst. Dem. of Anatomy, then became surgeon in U.S. Army, & was on the frontier in Texas & New Mexico, up to the late war, when he joined the Confederate army.
Harry & I are going this morning over the river to spend a few days

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1872-1876: Page 21

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  • Subject

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  • Description

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  • People

    Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt, 1825-1914

  • Location

    Rome (Ga.)

  • Scientific Plant Names

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  • Common Plant Names

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  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library