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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…

George H. Johnston papers, 1861-1871.

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Creator: Johnston, George H., fl. 1863.
Collection number: 4273
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Abstract: Papers relating to the Civil War activities of U.S. Army Capt. George H. Johnston. The majority of the material dates from January-July 1863 and deals with the occupation forces Read more…

Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

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Creator: Penn School papers, 1862-2004.
Collection number: 3615
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Abstract: The Penn School on Saint Helena Island, S.C., was founded during the Civil War by northern philanthropists and missionaries for former plantation slaves in an area occupied by the United States Army. Over the years, with Read more…

Lillie Vause Archbell papers, 1900-1923.

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Creator: Archbell, Lillie Vause, 1854?-1946.
Collection number: 1122
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Abstract: Papers written, compiled, and collected by Archbell, United Daughters of the Confederacy leader, concerning the Civil War on the North Carolina coast, including historical articles, reminiscences dictated to Archbell, miscellaneous notes, words to Confederate songs, and Read more…

Robert Stuart Finley papers, 1862-1867; 1911.

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Creator: Finley, Robert Stuart, 1838-1868.
Collection number: 3685
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Abstract: Primarily Civil War letters from Robert Stuart Finley to his fiancee, Mary A. Cabeen, and miscellaneous military and other papers. Finley was a member of the 30th Illinois Infantry, serving in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Read more…

Charles Stevens Powell Reminiscences, 1917.

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Creator: Powell, Charles Stevens, 1843-1918.
Collection number: 610-z
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Abstract: Recollections, written ca. 1917, of aspects of Powell’s Confederate service. “Reminiscences of the first eight months of the war, 1861-2″ recounts experiences with the Read more…

Julius Frederic Ramsdell papers, 1864-1869; 1910-1911.

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Creator: Ramsdell, Julius Frederic, 1845-1910.
Collection number: 4403
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Abstract: A diary, letters, and other material of Julius Frederic Ramsdell, member of the 39th Massachusetts Regiment, from Woburn, Mass. Letters from Ramsdell to members of his family and Read more…

Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

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Creator: Blackford family.
Collection number: 1912
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Abstract: Blackford family members lived in Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, and Alexandria, Va. Chiefly correspondence of three generations of the Blackford family. Included are letters relating to the involvement of Mary Berkeley (Minor) Blackford Read more…

John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

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Creator: Grimball, John Berkley, 1800-1892.
Collection number: 970
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Abstract: John Berkeley Grimball was a rice planter of Charleston and the Colleton District, S.C. Married Margaret Ann (“Meta”) Morris. Grimball’s diary discusses plantation management and cultivation of crops, especially rice; slavery and free Read more…