Richard Dozier papers, 1787-1922 (bulk 1870-1900).

Creator: Dozier, Richard, 1822-1901.
Collection number: 229
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Abstract: Georgetown, S.C., attorney, and South Carolina state legislator. Professional papers, especially 1870-1900, including briefs, summaries, correspondence, and other papers relating to cases handled by Dozier and his law partner, Benjamin H. Wilson. Slight personal correspondence is interspersed discussing family and plantation affairs, rice cultivation, social and economic conditions during Reconstruction, the migration of some family members to California and conditions there, and the involvement of African Americans in local politics.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Letters written during Reconstruction present a detailed description of the role of African Americans in local politics (1868); discuss the integrated Legislature (1868); and provide information on African-American juries and judges and on business difficulties faced by African Americans (1870).