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John Blake White papers, 1732-1923.

October 12, 2009

Creator: White, John Blake, 1781-1859.
Collection number: 773
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Abstract: Scattered papers of John Blake White, Charleston, S.C., lawyer, painter, and dramatist; of his son, Octavius Augustus White (1826-1903), physician in Charleston, the Confederate army, and New York; and of O. A. White’s son, John Blake White (1850-1935), New York physician. The collection consists largely of family land grants and deeds, estate accounts, and miscellaneous business papers. Also included are a small amount of widely scattered correspondence, medical writings and brief literary essays, and a scrapbook of writings and public health clippings pertaining to New York, 1870-1881 and 1891-1907. Correspondence includes letters, 1817-1822, describing slaves in an estate to be settled, and letters, 1899-1900, from Sen. Benjamin Ryan Tillman about paintings of John Blake White.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included is a small amount of family correspondence that contains several letters describing land and slaves involved in an estate settlement (1817-1822). See folder 4.