The Black Whale, by Gabriel E. Manigault

Title:
The Black Whale, by Gabriel E. Manigault
Creator:
Manigault, Gabriel E. (Gabriel Edward)
Date:
1885
Description:
Holograph manuscript with annotations and corrections written by Gabriel Edward Manigault, curator of the College of Charleston Museum, for publication in the Proceedings of the Elliott Society. Manigault, an 1852 graduate of the College of Charleston, became curator of the museum in 1873. The manuscript describes the capture of a Right Whale in Charleston harbor in January 1880, a description of the whale, the steps taken to preserve the specimen for exhibit at the College of Charleston Museum, and descriptions taken from published sources describing similar animals that had been sighted along the American coast and elsewhere beginning in the early 18th century. The Right whale is still exhibited in the Charleston Museum. 8 pages. Full text. Work published in: Proceedings of the Elliott Society, v. 2 (1885):98-103. The Elliott Society was a natural history society established in Charleston, South Carolina and allied closely with the College of Charleston throughout its existence in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Collection:
The Black Whale, by Gabriel E. Manigault
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
College of Charleston. Museum, Charleston Museum (Charleston, S.C.), Elliott Society of Natural History (Charleston, S.C.)
Topical Subject:
Whales--South Carolina--Charleston
Geographic Subject:
South Carolina--History--1865
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
Mss 0034-37
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Material Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
400ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2009, The College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.