Selected Calendar, 1829-1863, to the Henry Calvin Conner Papers

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Extent: 275 items
Location: Pob

Biographical Note
A native of York, S.C., Henry Calvin Conner (1835-1883) served as a soldier in the Confederate army. Some letters document that at various times, members of this family also spelled the surname as “Connor.”

Selected calendar, 1829-1863, of the Henry Calvin Conner papers, 1803-1982.

Correspondence, deeds, plats, and mortgages, warrants of appraisement, and other land papers involving members of the Conner and O'Leary families of York District (later York County), S.C., Sullivan's Island, S.C., and Oxford, Miss., including petition, 23 Oct. 1828, for U.S. citizenship filed by Jeremiah O'Leary (1801-1850); letters and miscellaneous papers of the O'Leary family, 1829-1860, primarily centering around Jeremiah O'Leary and relating in part to the emigration of the family from Ireland and their establishment in Yorkville.

Civil War and Post-Civil War materials include 121 letters, 11 June 1861 - 27 Mar. 1865, to Ellen O' Leary (1838-1920), Yorkville, S.C., giving descriptions of military life and battles of in Virginia, Tennessee. and Maryland, including letter, 12 July 1861, Camp Walker, Mannassas Junction, Va., Henry Calvin Conner to [Mary] Ellen [O' Leary Conner, Yorkville], discussing military preparations prior to the first battle of Mannassas (Bull Run); correspondence from various members of the O'Leary family in Mississippi and Arkansas detailing home front conditions during General Grant's Mississippi campaign, and describing economic and racial conditions after the war; letter, 21 May 1884, agreement between Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad Company and various citizens of Yorkville to locate a depot in the town; and miscellaneous biographical and genealogical material re Henry Calvin Conner and the Conner and O' Leary families.

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Location: Pob
Accession numbers: 9574, 9639, 9805
Preferred citation: Henry Calvin Conner Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.
Referenced: University South Caroliniana Society Program, 1983, pp. 13-14; 1984, pp. 18-19. [available in Manuscripts Division]

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