The August Cyclone
F 279 .C4 .M3
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 24 pages
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Carlyle "Carl" McKinley [1847-1904] was a writer and journalist for the Charleston New and Courier [1875-1904]. He was married to Elizabeth Bryce McKinley with whom he had two children Carl Saint Clair McKinley and Edith McKinley McGee. McKinley published a number of works including An Appeal to Pharaoh, Timrod Souvenir, Selections from the Poems of Carlyle McKinley, and several more.
The August Cyclone, 1885 by Carl McKinley of the Charleston, SC News and Courier is a description of a category 2 hurricane that made landfall in South Carolina on August 25, 1885. In the 19th century they were called cyclones. Also included in a description of the tornado of 1761 that was "taken from the manuscript diary of the Rev. Oliver Hart" which in 1886 was in the possession of Mr. William G. Whilden.
Acquired by Winthrop in May 1950
The News and Courier Book Presses
Hurricanes, Meteorology, Tornadoes, 18th Century Storms, 19th Century Storms
History | Meteorology
F 279 .C4 .M3 and McKinley, Carl Esq., "The August Cyclone" (1886). Rare Books. 51.