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March 1881 Darien Ga.

home, three ladies Miss Willard & two Misses Gordon of Boston.

S. 26 Have made out my accounts & written to Sargent today. Warm & clear weather - walked out to the Eastern end of the town & made some collections

Sunday 27 Cool & clear - Went to church this morning.

M. 28 Harry & I rode out this morning to Baisdens Bluff 12 miles from Darien - a fine situation just on a bold creek of salt water running up through the marsh. I measured there a grape vine (V. aestivalis as well as I could judge, though the leaves were not yet out) which was 44 inches in circumference about 3 ft from the ground. It was growing so near a large water oak that we could now measure lower down, though it seemed to be somewhat larger just at the ground. I made a few collections on the way & some at the Bluff. We started at 8 AM & returned a little after 2 PM.

T. 29 Yesterday Robt Gignilliat brought here, William Bartrams travels from Pha, through Charleston Ga. into Florida & through the west to the Mississippi. Book published (2nd edition) in London 1794 William Bartram undertook this journey in the interests & at the expense of Dr Fothergill of England - starting from Pha. in April 1773. He unfortunately gives no dates in his journa1, so it is left to conjecture the time he arrived here. He goes about 10 days at sea, then lingered a few days in Charleston - then proceeded to Savannah. Then he bought a saddle horse & pursued his journey by land along the seaboard. He stops occasionally for a day or two along the route. Speaks of the rich

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1876-1883:Page 173

  • Date






  • Subject

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Description

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • People

    Bartram, William, 1739-1823

    Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927

  • Location

    Darien (Ga.)

  • Scientific Plant Names

    Quercus nigra

    Vitis aestivalis

  • Common Plant Names


    Water Oak

  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library