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Indianfield March 1880

Nyssa uniflora & Carya aquatica. I took the measurement of the Spruce Pine as follows - 2 ft in diameter at the stump cut 4 ft from ground - whole length of tree from ground to topmost limb 90 ft The cross section was taken 34 ft from the ground, so as to get the best section & split pieces for Sargent. I also sent a limb to show bark.

W. 24 Sent off early this morning by Henry's wagon, the following specimens to Depot to be forwarded by mail to Sargent - Pinus glabra cross section & strips - Nyssa uniflora cross section & strips - Carya aquatica cross section & strips - Ulmus alata cross section & strips - Quercus obtusiloba, strips - Q. falcata, strips - Fraxinus Americani, strips 
Went out with Ned to Northampton swamp & got out Carya myristiciformis Quercus alba & Q. prinus v. Michauxii. On returning at 3 PM, found Maria & John Henry Porcher who had come to spend the day. 
I took the following measurements of Carya myristiciformis - 92 ft long from ground to top of tree - 21 inches in diameter at stump - cross section cut 15 ft from ground

Th. 25 Cool change in the night & quite cold this morning - Rode out this morning towards Hardfast swamp & got a Pond Tupelo (N. aquatica) in the pond at foot of red hill near White bridge. Harry dressing strips from one P.M. - William & Ellen called this afternoon & spent about 2 hours

F. 26 Stephen Deveaux sent me this morning a log of Gordonia lasianthus from which I will get cross section & strips. This will close my work down here. I expect to leave for Florence tomorrow to spend one day & night & then return to Charleston for a day or two before going to Aiken. My timber will go to the Depot tomorrow or Monday. Henrietta & Henry Stevens came over this morning.

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1876-1883:Page 131

  • Date





  • Subject

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Description

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • People

    Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927

  • Location

    Berkeley County (S.C.)

  • Scientific Plant Names

    Carya aquatica

    Carya myristiciformis


    Gordonia lasianthus

    Nyssa aquatica

    Pinus glabra

    Quercus alba

    Quercus falcata

    Quercus michauxii

    Quercus obtusiloba

    Ulmus alata

  • Common Plant Names

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library