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Bodies of Water
Boy Scouts Canoeing at Camp Old Indian
from the Paula Feldman Postcard Collection

Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.

I. Manuscript and Archival
  • John L. Plyler, Jr. Postcard Collection: contains postcards of bodies of water throughout the United States and the world.
  • Diane Hopkins-Hughs Collection: contains National Geographic magazines from 1960 through 1991 containing features on bodies of water throughout the world.
  • Robert Tucker Collection: contains slides of the Nile River, Aegean Sea, Urubamba River (Peru), Thames River, Lake Chuzengi (Japan), Ganges River, and the Baltic Sea, among other landmarks.
  • Furman Environmental Action Group Collection: contains pamphlets and other information on watershed management from the late 1990s and early 2000s.
II. Books and Published Materials
  • Distilling the mysteries of Hogback Mountain: an historical record and photo essay of Hogback Mountain, James Stehlik, 2011
  • Hidden history of Greenville County, Alexia Jones Helsley, 2009
  • The Story of Reedy River, Henry Bacon McKoy, 1969
South Carolina
  • The golden seed: writings on the history and culture of Carolina gold rice, ed. David S. Shields, 2010
  • Circling home, John Lane, 2007
  • Chattooga: descending into the myth of Deliverance river, John Lane, 2005
  • Creeks and rivers in South Carolina, A.B. Pruitt, 2004
  • Waist deep in black water, John Lane, 2002
  • The Lawson's Fork [videorecording],Hub City Writers Project, 2000
  • The rivers of South Carolina, photography by Thomas Blagden, Jr.; text by Barry Beasley; foreword by Ted Turner, 1999
  • Palmetto journal: walks in the natural areas of South Carolina, Phillip Manning; illustrations by Diane Manning, 1995
  • South Carolina's mountain wilderness: the Blue Ridge escarpment, photography by Tom Blagden, Jr. and Thomas Wyche; text by Thomas Wyche, 1994
  • History of Keowee Club, Ltd., J. Alden Simpson, 1991
  • A study of tidelands and impoundments within a three-river delta system: the South Edisto, Ashepoo, and Combahee rivers of South Carolina, Patrick Hallman Morgan, 1974
  • The Catawba Indians, the people of the river, Douglas Summers Brown, 1966
  • South Carolina: a guide to the Palmetto state, compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of South Carolina; sponsored by Burnet R. Maybank, governor of South Carolina, 1941
  • Dictionary of Indian-place names in upper South Carolina, A.L. Pickens, 1937
  • Adventures in green places, Herbert Ravenel Sass; with reproductions of seventeen paintings by Alice R. Huger Smith, 1935
  • Congaree sketches: scenes from Negro life in the swamps of the Congaree and tales by Tad and Scip of heaven and hell with other miscellany, Edward C.L. Adams; with an introduction by Paul Green, 1927
  • Glories of the Carolina coast, James Henry Rice, 1925
  • 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, by Carl McKinley, esq. Together with a brief account of the tornado of 1761,, Carlyle McKinley, 1886
  • Statistics of South Carolina, including a view of its natural, civil, and military history, general and particular, Robert Mills, 1826
United States
  • My paddle to the sea: eleven days on the river of the Carolinas, John Lane, 2011
  • Vital rails: the Charleston & Savannah Railroad and the Civil War in coastal South Carolina, H. David Stone, Jr, 2008
  • An outdoor guide to Bartram's travels, Charles D. Spornick, Alan R. Cattier, Robert J. Greene, 2003
  • The blue wall: wilderness of the Carolinas and Georgia, photography by Thomas Wyche; text by James Kilgo; foreword by Pat Noonan, 1996
  • The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing two hundred and twenty figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants, Mark Catesby (1683-1749); [rev. by Mr. Edwards]; with an introd. by George Frick; and notes by Joseph Ewan, 1974
  • Lawson's History of North Carolina: containing the exact description and natural history of that country, together with the present state thereof and a journal of a thousand miles traveled through several nations of Indians, giving a particular account of their customs, manners, etc., etc., John Lawson (1712-1759), 1937
  • The travels of William Bartram, William Bartram (1739-1823), ed. Mark Van Doren, 1928
  • The mountains of California, John Muir, 1907
  • Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain, 1901
  • Report on the lands of the arid region of the United States: with a more detailed account of the lands of Utah; with maps, J.W. Powell, 1879
  • Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-44, J. C. Frémont, 1845
  • History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clarke: to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains, and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean: performed during the years 1804, 1805, 1806 by order of the government of the United States, prepared for the press by Paul Allen; revised and abridged by the omission of unimportant details, with an introd. and notes by Archibald M'Vickar, 1842
  • The history and geography of the Mississippi Valley, Timothy Flint, 1833
  • Through the Dark continent: or, The sources of the Nile around the great lakes of equatorial Africa, and down the Livingstone river to the Atlantic ocean, Henry M. Stanley; with ten maps and one hundred and fifty woodcuts, 1878
  • Journal of the discovery of the source of the Nile, John Hanning Speke; with map and portraits, and numerous illustrations, chiefly from drawings by Captain Grant, 1864
  • Missionary travels and researches in South Africa: including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the west coast; thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the eastern ocean, David Livingstone; with portrait; maps by Arrowsmith; and numerous illustrations, 1858
  • A pilgrimage to Egypt: embracing a diary of explorations on the Nile: with observations illustrative of the manners, customs, and institutions of the people, and of the present condition of the antiquities and ruins. : With numerous engravings, J.V.C. Smith, 1852
III. Maps
  • A Map of the sources of the Colorado & Big Salt Lake, Platte, Yellow-Stone, Muscle-Shell, Missouri & Salmon & Snake rivers, S. Stiles, 1914
  • Hudson River & vicinity, David H. Burr, 1834
  • A map of the province of South Carolina with all the rivers, creeks, bays, inletts, islands, inland navigation, soundings, time of high water on the sea coast, roads, marshes, ferrys, bridges, swamps, parishes, churches, towns, townships, county, parish, district, and provincial lines. Humbly inscribed to the Honble. Lawlins Lowndes, Esgr. ... by their most obedt. & faithful servt. Jams. Cook. Thos. Bowen, sculpt, 1773
  • This represents the Charecke Nation: by Col. Herberts map & my own observations with the path to Charles Town, its course & (distance measured by my watch) the names of ye branches, rivers & creeks, as given them by ye traders along that nation, George Hunter, 1730
IV. Reference and Other Materials in the Main Library

  • Properties of the Table Rock and Poinsett Reservoirs: their future, Greenville Watersheds Study Committee, 1992, General Collection
South Carolina
  • Historic canals & waterways of South Carolina, Robert J. Kapsch, 2010, General Collection
  • The day the johnboat went up the mountain: stories from my twenty years in South Carolina maritime archaeology, Carl Naylor, 2010, General Collection
  • The Edisto River companion, Ken Driggers; sponsored by MeadWestvaco, 2008, General Collection
  • Characterization of water quality and simulation of temperature, nutrients, biochemical oxygen demand, and dissolved oxygen in the WatereeRiver, South Carolina, 1996-98, Toby D. Feaster and Paul A. Conrads, 2000, Science Library
  • Trace elements in bed sediments and biota from streams in the Santee River basin and coastal drainages, North and South Carolina, 1995-97, Thomas A. Abrahamsen; prepared as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program, 1999, Science Library
  • Nutrients in waters of the Santee River Basin and coastal drainages, North and South Carolina, 1973-93, Terry L. Maluk, Eric J. Reuber, and W. Brian Hughes; prepared as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program, 1998, Science Library
  • Evaluation of aquifer storage recovery in the Santee Limestone/Black Mingo aquifer near Charleston, South Carolina, 1993-95, Bruce G. Campbell ... [et al.]; prepared in cooperation with the Charleston Commissioners of Public Works, 1997, Science Library
  • Simulation of temperature, nutrients, biochemical oxygen demand, and dissolved oxygen in the Cooper and Wando rivers near Charleston, SouthCarolina, 1992-95, Paul A. Conrads and Pauley A. Smith; prepared in cooperation with the SouthCarolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Charleston Harbor Project, 1997, Science Library
  • Simulation of water level, streamflow, and mass transport for the Cooper and Wando rivers near Charleston, South Carolina, 1992-95, Paul A. Conrads and Pauley A. Smith; prepared in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Charleston Harbor Project, 1996, Science Library
  • Alternatives for managing the Chattooga River Unit, Chattahoochee, Nantahala and Sumter National Forests , United States Forest Service, 1974, General Collection
  • A day on Cooper River, John B. Irving (1800-1881); enlarged and edited by Louisa Cheves Stoney; reprinted with notes by Samuel Gaillard Stoney, 1969, General Collection
  • River of the Carolinas: the Santee, Henry Savage, illustrated by Lamar Dodd, 1956, General Collection
  • Home by the river, Archibald Rutledge, illustrated with photographs by Noble Bretzman, 1941, General Collection
  • Improvement of the navigation of the Catawba and Wateree Rivers, 1809, Electronic Resource
United States
  • The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast, 2nd Ed.: Barrier Islands, Coastal Waters, and Wetlands, Dirk Frankenberg, 2012, Electronic Resource
  • Flora and fauna of the Civil War: an environmental reference guide, Kelby Ouchley, 2010, General Collection
  • The shortest and most convenient route: Lewis and Clark in context, Robert S. Cox, editor, 2004, General Collection
  • The rivers of America: a descriptive bibliography: including biographies of the authors, illustrators, and editors, Carol Fitzgerald; ed. Jean Fitzgerald, 2001, Reference Collection
  • The Dorling Kindersley encyclopedia of fishing, 1994, Reference Collection
  • Water in crisis: a guide to the world's fresh water resources, ed. Peter H. Gleick; foreword by Gilbert F. White, 1993, Reference Collection
  • The water encyclopedia, Frits van der Leeden, Fred L. Troise, David Keith Todd, 1990, Reference Collection
V. Online Resources at Furman