Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zool Ogy at Harvard College Volume 4

Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zool Ogy at Harvard College Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...strataj Region South of Virginia.--As already remarked, the only well-authenticated instances of the occurrence of buffaloes east of the Blue Ridge is the apparently casual passage of small bands through the mountains from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, into the upper parts of North and South Carolina, by way of the New, Holston and French Broad Rivers. Audubon and Bachman state that "the Bison formerly existed in South Carolina, on the sea-board, and we are informed," say these authors, " that from the last seen in that State two were killed in the vicinity of Columbia." t But they have neglected to add the date of the capture, or the authority on which the statement is made. They state, however, that " Lawson speaks of two buffaloes that were killed on Cape Fear River, in North Carolina." Lawson's statement in full is as follows: "This day Sunday, February 1, 1700, the King sent out all his able Hunters, to kill Game for a great Feast, that was to be kept at their Departure, from the Town This Evening same day came down some Totcros, tall, likely Men, having great Plenty of Buffeloes, Elks, and Bears, with other sort of Deer amongst them."t "The To/eros," he says, " a neighboring Nation came down from the Westward Mountains to the Saponas," etc. Lawson was now on the " Sapona River," in or near the mountains, which was apparently one of the sources of the Cape Fear from the occurrence of the teeth of the bison and of the walrus, which were dug out of the beds at a distance of fifteen feet from the top of the clay, during Sir Charles Lyell's second visit to this country..... The intermingling of the bones of the walrus and bison in the same beds shows the great...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503155
  • 9781236503152