De Caradeuc family papers, 1771-1947.
Creator: De Caradeuc family.
Collection number: 1497
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Abstract: Family and business correspondence, legal and political documents, reminiscences, and family history of the De Caradeuc family of France, Haiti, and South Carolina. Early letters and legal documents, 1771-1783 (in French), include a grant of land and titles by Louis XV, and a letter from Calonne. Business letters, beginning 1786, refer to the exportation of sugar from the De Caradeuc plantation on Hispaniola and the insurrections there. Letters from the De Caradeuc family in France to the family in the United States refer to the conflict between church and state in the early days of the Third Republic. Correspondence is chiefly 18th-century and written in French, but papers from 1878 to 1893 are in English. Twentieth- century papers are invitations and other family material. Also included are a Civil War and Reconstruction diary, 1863-1865, of James Achille de Caradeuc (1816-1895) of Aiken and Charleston, S.C., chiefly consisting of reflections on current events, a memoir by James A. de Caradeuc, family records, and a fragment of an unascribed novel dealing with a northern naturalist in South Carolina just before the Civil War.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Business letters, beginning 1786, refer to the exportation of sugar from the De Caradeuc plantation on Hispaniola and the insurrections there.