Environment and Natural History Publications

Title

Diary

Creator

J. S. Watson

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Publication Date

1-1-1878

Abstract

Holograph diary kept by hunter, birder, and amateur naturalist J. S. Watson of Rochester, New York, concerning trips to Florida and Colorado, 1878-1880. The author lists Florida sea and game birds he observed and shot, discusses hunting alligators and fishing, and describes hunting bear and elk in Colorado. 46 pages of the journal are devoted to Watson's trip to Florida's Homosassa River and Cedar Keys with his cousin Charles A. Watson, during which Charles was killed in a boating accident. Watson details the hours he and his companion spent clinging to their capsized boat until Charles, too weak to hold on, slipped off and perished. Watson also describes the difficulties of locating and retrieving Charles's body and his problems with local inhabitants.

Keywords

Animals, Birds, Description and travel, Hunting

Geographic Location

Florida; Colorado

Physical Collection

Floridiana Collection

Language

English

Media Type

Diaries

Identifier

F68-00013

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No Copyright - United States
 

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