Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College Volume 4

Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...eight years' residence, and extensive travels in the Carolinas, about the year 1700, and from his mentioning only the instance of its capture by the Indians above cited, it was evidently not at that time numerous in the Carolinas.t A few years after the publication of Lawson's work, this same region was visited by John Brickell, who passed through nearly the same districts as those traversed by Lawson. Brickell wrote concerning Clarendon River, which is very beautiful and has good land about it," etc. (p. 343). He also says: "The Toteras are neighboring Indians to the Saponas, and live Westward in the Mountains" (p. 343). History of Carolina, p. 115. t Yet in the history of Long's Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River (Vol. II, p. 26), it is stated that "from Lawson we find that great plenty of buffaloes, elkes &c. existed near Cape Fear river and its tributaries 1" the buffalo as follows: "The Buffeh, or wild Beef, is one of the largest wild Beasts that is yet known in these parts of America; it hath a Bunch upon it's Back, and thick short Horns, bending forward This Monster of the Woods seldom appears amongst the European Inhabitants, it's chiefest haunts being in the Savannas near the Mountains, or Heads of the great Rivers And it is conjectur'd, that these BufFelo's being mix'd, and breeding with our tame Cattle, would much improve the Species for largeness and Milk; for these Monsters (as I have been inform'd) weigh from 1600 to 2400 pounds Weight. They are a very fierce Creature, and much larger than an Ox There were two of the Calves of this Creature taken alive in the Year 1730, by some of the Planters living near Neus River, but whether they transported them to Europe, or what other uses...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799615
  • 9781236799616