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Edward C. Anderson papers, 1813-1882.

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Creator: Anderson, Edward C.
Collection number: 3602
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Abstract: Edward C. Anderson (1815-1883) of Savannah, Ga., was a United States Navy officer, planter, Confederate Army officer, mayor of Savannah, insurance company representative, and railroad director. He was married to Sarah McQueen Williamson (1816-1884). Family letters Read more…

Silas Everett Fales papers, 1854-1865.

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Creator: Fales, Silas Everett, fl. 1861-1865.
Collection number: 3509
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Abstract: Chiefly Civil War correspondence of Fales, a federal soldier with the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry. Most items are letters received by Fales from his relatives in Massachusetts, discussing attitudes toward the war and slavery, and business Read more…

William Nelson Pendleton papers, 1798-1889.

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Creator: Pendleton, William Nelson, 1809-1883.
Collection number: 1466
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Abstract: Pendleton was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, an Episcopal clergyman and schoolmaster in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, a Confederate Read more…

Quitman family papers, 1784-1978.

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Creator: Quitman family.
Collection number: 616
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Abstract: The Quitman family of Monmouth Plantation near Natchez, Miss. Prominent family members included John A. Quitman (1799-1858), lawyer, planter, state legislator, governor, Read more…

John Houston Bills papers, 1843-1871.

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Creator: Bills, John Houston, 1800-1871.
Collection number: 2245
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Abstract: John Houston Bills was a Tennessee planter who was active in the Democratic Party, the Freemasons, a temperance society, and was a friend of President James K. Polk (1795-1849). The collection includse a diary of Bills, 1843-1871, and a few Read more…

Duff Green papers, 1789-1968.

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Creator: Green, Duff, 1791-1875.
Collection number: 993
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Abstract: Duff Green was a journalist, politician, and industrial promoter. The collection chiefly consists of correspondence, business records, and writings of Duff Green and of his son, Benjamin Edwards Green (1822-1907), businessman and diplomat. Read more…

Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous) papers, 1860-1890.

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Creator: Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous).
Collection number: 150-z
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers relating to United States forces during and immediately after the Civil War, including United States naval orders and correspondence, 1863-1865; muster rolls and pay rolls, 1864; a United States Bureau of Information Read more…

Skinner family papers, 1705-1900.

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Creator: Skinner family.
Collection number: 669
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Abstract: Family members included Maria Lowther Skinner (1786-1824), her husband, Joseph Blount Skinner (1781-1851), and their children–Tristrim Lowther Skinner (1820-1862) and Read more…

Edith M. Dabbs collection of papers relating to Saint Helena Island, S.C., 1791; 1860-1963.

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Creator: Dabbs, Edith M.
Collection number: 4285
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Abstract: Edith Mitchell Dabbs was born in 1906 in Dalzell, Sumter County, S.C. She married James McBride Dabbs in 1935, and, in 1937, settled at Rip Raps Plantation, the Dabbs family home just outside Sumter. She was active in documenting the Read more…

Boykin family papers, 1748-1932, 2001 (bulk 1830-1862).

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Creator: Boykin family.
Collection number: 78
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Abstract: The Boykin family of Camden, S.C., included Alexander Hamilton Boykin (1815-1866), cotton planter, state legislator, and Confederate officer. Family, business, and military papers of Boykin family members, chiefly 1830s through Read more…