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July 1872 near Rome Ga

the country.

W. 17 I expect to leave here (D. V.) tomorrow morning for home, being one month today since I left Aiken. 
- - - Harry & I walked in to Rome this morning
Stopt at the Post office & got letters from Pennie of Monday 15
Paid Dr Chapman a farewell visit - There I was introduced to Revd Mr Gibbon of the Episcopal Church. 
Harry & I then went up to the top of the Water Works' Tower, where we had a fine & commanding view of the town & the surrounding country. 

Hampton Hill near Aiken
F. 19 At home again, by the blessing of God, & all my family well! I left Rome yesterday morning at 8.45 AM. & reached Atlanta at 1.10 PM., - remained there till 8 PM. & took night train, reaching Augusta at 6 AM this morning, connecting with the train on S. C. R R. which arrived in Aiken at 8.45 AM. I find Mrs Heyward is out here on a visit, having gone out to Mrs Walkers since I have been away.
Weather still showery & heavy - rain every day.

S. 20 By yesterdays papers I see announced the death of Mr E H Gray Publisher of Farmer & Gardener of Augusta. What change will be made in its publication, or whether I will be paid for my articles, I cannot tell yet. This is Sue's Birth Day - The other three birth days of the family for this month having occured  whilst I was in Rome. - - More rain.

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1872-1876: Page 23

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  • Subject

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  • Description

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  • People

    Chapman, Alvan Wentworth, 1809-1899

  • 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