Category Archives: South Carolina

Nims, Rankin, and Spratt family papers, 1824-1995.

Creator: Nims, Rankin, and Spratt family papers, 1824-1995 [manuscript].
Collection number: 4255
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Abstract: Chiefly correspondence of Nims, Rankin, and Spratt family members, most in Mount Holly, Gaston County, N.C., and Fort Mill, York County, S.C. Included are several letters, 1850s, describing railroad building in the South; Continue reading Nims, Rankin, and Spratt family papers, 1824-1995.

James Hamilton papers, 1781-1944.

Creator: Hamilton, James, 1786-1857.
Collection number: 1489
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Abstract: Nullification governor of South Carolina and diplomat of the Texas Republic. Materials gathered by J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton, historian, in contemplation of a biography of James Hamilton. The collection consists of 50 original Continue reading James Hamilton papers, 1781-1944.

Guy and Candie Carawan collection, 1959-1985.

Creator: Carawan, Guy and Candie.
Collection number: 20008
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Abstract:  Candie Anderson and Guy Carawan met as a result of their mutual involvement in the civil rights movement and were married in 1960. The Carawans have been involved in the work of the Highlander Research and Education Center (formerly the Highlander Folk School) in Tennessee, an institution that supports and provides educational Continue reading Guy and Candie Carawan collection, 1959-1985.

William Asbury Whitaker papers, 1596-1957.

Creator: Whitaker, William Asbury, 1883-1960.
Collection number: 3433
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Abstract:William A. Whitaker was a chemist; business executive; and collector of art, autographs, literary and historical manuscripts, and rare books. The collection consists of manuscripts collected by Willaim A. Whitaker. Among them are materials pertaining to British and Spanish colonial America; the Revolutionary War, including correspondence of General Continue reading William Asbury Whitaker papers, 1596-1957.

William J. Ball books, 1804-1890.

Creator: Ball, William J., fl. 1847-1890.
Collection number: 1820
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Abstract: Records of three generations of the Ball family at a group of Cooper River plantations, Charleston District (later Berkeley County), S.C., including Cedar Hill, Halidon Hill, Hyde Park, Jericho, Limerick, Midway, and Quinby. Volumes include Continue reading William J. Ball books, 1804-1890.

John Peter Broun papers, 1819-1939.

Creator: Broun, John Peter, 1806-1895.
Collection number: 2448
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Abstract: John Peter Broun was a planter of Richland County, S.C., and Lowndes County, Ala. His wife was Abby Hinman Day Broun of New York, N.Y. Family correspondence of Broun, planter of Richland County, S.C., and Lowndes County, Ala., and of Continue reading John Peter Broun papers, 1819-1939.

Edgar Wallace Knight papers, 1915-1953.

Creator: Knight, Edgar Wallace, 1885-1953.
Collection number: 3904
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Abstract: Edgar Wallace Knight (1885-1953) was professor of education at Trinity College, 1913-1917, and at the University of North Carolina, 1919-1953. Papers of Edgar Wallace Knight Continue reading Edgar Wallace Knight papers, 1915-1953.

David Franklin Thorpe papers, 1854-1944 (bulk 1854-1870).

Creator: Thorpe, David Franklin, 1836-1909.
Collection number: 4262
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Abstract: David Franklin Thorpe was plantation superintendent on Saint Helena Island, 1861-1869, and later Rhode Island businessman and state representative. Correspondence, legal Continue reading David Franklin Thorpe papers, 1854-1944 (bulk 1854-1870).