The August Cyclone

Title

The August Cyclone

Call Number

F 279 .C4 .M3

Date of Publication

1886

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 24 pages

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Language

English

Historical Note

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.

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Description

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.

Additional Notes

The complete title is:

The August Cyclone, A Descriptive Narrative of the Memorable Storm of 1885. Some Mention of the Destruction of Property in and Around Charleston--The Character of the Disturbance Explained, and its Progress Traced from its Origin in the West Indies to its Disappearance in the North Atlantic Ocean, . . . Together with a Brief Account of the Tornado of 1761.

Provenance

Acquired by Winthrop in May 1950

Publisher

The News and Courier Book Presses

City

Charleston, S.C.

Keywords

Hurricanes, Meteorology, Tornadoes, 18th Century Storms, 19th Century Storms

Disciplines

History | Meteorology

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