SOUTH CAROLINIANA LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY SOUTH CAROLINIANA SOCIETY
Other 1995 Gifts
- Bank of Camden Records [Addition to]
Two documents, 13 October 1868 and 1 May 1869, issued by the Bank of Camden, reports to the Comptroller General of the State of South Carolina, signed by W.D. McDowall, cashier, and listing among the bank's assets Confederate bonds.
- William Bomar account book, 1851-1861
Volume belonging to William Bomar (1801-1880), Greenville District country merchant, records sales of clothing, food stuffs, and general merchandise. The son of Edward and Mary Wood Bomar, William Bomar was born near Fairforest. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Barbara Powell Bomar, and reared a family near present-day Greer.
- W.E. Boone, Charleston, Circular letter, May 1856
Circular letter, signed in print, solicits contributions with which to erect a Methodist church in "the upper part of Charleston, where accommodations for public worship are much needed…The Building Committee have already secured within the city a very creditable proportion of the estimated cost," the circular suggests. "There will be, however, a balance of some $3,000, which, we hope, will be cheerfully contributed by our friends abroad." Monetary gifts in the amount of one dollar are requested—"A sum which you can spare without inconvenience, but one that will furnish important aid to a dependent and worthy cause." The circular is endorsed in print by H.A.C. Walker, Presiding Elder, Charleston District.
- Moses Brown papers, 1789-1799
Fifty manuscripts, of Newburyport, Mass., shipping merchant Moses Brown consist of disbursements and sales accounts, shipping agreements, and correspondence chiefly with Joseph Winthrop regarding ships sailing with rum into Charleston and returning with rice. Among the correspondence is a letter, 12 April 1794, from Joseph Emerson regarding the purchase of a sloop and riggings required for it and a 28 October 1795 letter from ship captain John Moulton discussing his arrival at Charleston from Europe, requesting further instructions, and noting differences in costs of supplies and wages.
- Letter, 2 September 1788, from W[illia]m Butler, Chelsea, England
Letter to the Honorable P[ierce] Butler, Letter, with news of his son, re Tommy's educational progress and mentioning Master Huger of Carolina.
- Letter, 3 April 1848, of N.H. Campbell, Charleston, S.C.
Letter to Dr. J.H. Dean, Greenville, exchanges pleasantries between the former medical students, notes that smallpox had abated in the Charleston area, relates news of a fire on King Street, and reports that Charleston had recently been lighted with gas—"The city a few days back was lighted with gas; but it was not so brilliant as may be anticipated. Though the gas is not yet pure being mixed with air. They say it will be much better after burning a while. Many stores are already light with it."
- Letter, 26 April 50, of J[ohn] C[alkins] Coit (1799-1863), Cheraw, S.C.
Letter to James H. Thornwell, Columbia, seeks assistance from fellow Presbyterian ministers Thornwell and B.M. Palmer in publishing his eulogy for John C. Calhoun—"I wish to enquire of you 1st. whether the piece can be published in Columbia as well, cheap, & soon as it could in Charleston? 2nd. If so, whether one of you would correct the proof for me." The letter explains that the town council of Cheraw wished to have one thousand copies printed. Published in 1850, Coit's Eulogy on the Life, Character and Public Services of the Hon. John C. Calhoun was printed in Columbia by A.S. Johnston.
- Letter, 16 January 1802, to John [Ewing] Colhoun (1750-1802), Washington, D.C.
Letter from "Your Humble Servant," Pendleton, forwards a petition "subscribed by a number of Respectable...Citizens Requesting a post office at my house." Although "not mentioned in the Petition," the letter continues, "it is their Request that I should be ap[p]ointed Deputy post master...."
- Records of the Commissioners of Free Schools, Parishes of St. John's and St. Bartholemew's
Thirteen manuscripts, 29 December 1823 - 1 April 1824, from the Commissioners of Free Schools, Parishes of St. John's and St. Bartholemew's, chiefly regard the payment of teachers and tuition for students.
- Peter Della Torre Papers, 22 September 1834 - 14 February 1847
Six manuscripts, 22 September 1834 - 14 February 1847, letters to Peter Della Torre from family and friends in Charleston, including a 22 September 1834 message from his mother relating news of an outbreak of "Strangers Fever" in Charleston and cholera on the Savannah River where the "loss of Negroes and Crops is immense....Many of the Planters hurried their people into the Pine Lands where the disease seems divested of its fatality and a great many Negroes have of themselves fled for their lives to the woods." Peter was with Col. Wade Hampton at White Sulpher Springs, Va., in 1837 when his mother wrote on 6 September with news of the Charleston mayoral election. An interesting letter from Della Torre's sister Rose, dated 8 December 1845, tells of the reception of two young women into the nunnery at the Catholic cathedral in Charleston, while a 29 November 1846 letter from Henry W. Wienges contends that "the Chivalry of Charleston is rapidly improving" due to the number of officers enrolling in the volunteer corps. The final item in the collection, a letter from Edgefield attorney John Bauskett, regards a judgment against the estate of James H. Poag which was represented by Della Torre.
- Georgetown Rice Milling Company charter, 8 May 1879
Printed manuscript, 8 May 1879, Georgetown Rice Milling Company charter, printed on silk, signed by D.H. Smith, and naming Wm. M. Hazzard, E.W. & J.P. Hazzard, R. I'on Lowndes, Jos. Sampson & Son, H. Kaminski, O.J. Butts, B.I. Hazard, W.O. Bourke, C.P. Allston, C.S. Cordes, and John M. Cole as stockholders.
- Wade Hampton (1752-1835) deposition and subpoena, 1789 August-1791 Feb. 15.
Two manuscripts, August 1789 and 15 February 1798, regarding Col. Wade Hampton's lawsuit against Henry Conway, of French Broad River, who sold Hampton's goods for his own benefit. The 1789 deposition includes an inventory of goods in question, and the 1798 document subpoenas Gabriel Ragsdal to testify in Washington District Superior Court (North Carolina) in the case.
- Ralph Izard (1742-1804) receipt, 28 April 1783
Manuscript, 28 April 1783, of Ralph Izard (1742-1804), receipt for "Rice, Corn, Ruff Rice etc.; Corn blades supplied the State Commissary," with principal and interest noted.
- Boykin and Co., Receipt, 1777
Manuscript, 19 October - 26 November 1777, of Kershaw, S.C., Boykin and Co., receipt from Daniel Britton for payment of purchased goods.
- Yellow Fever Proclamation, 8 October 1827
Printed manuscript, 8 October 1827, proclamation regarding yellow fever in Charleston issued by the Kong. Maj:ts och Rikets Commerce=Collegii in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Grace Lumpkin Papers [Addition to], 1931-1935
Twenty-three manuscripts, 1931-1935, augmenting the South Caroliniana Library's holdings on American writer Grace Lumpkin consist chiefly of signed contracts from the archives of Macaulay Publishing Company, New York, and include a 1932 contract for Timid Woman, which was published in 1933 under the pseudonym Ann DuPre; contracts, 1931 and 1933, for To Make My Bread, originally titled "Swan Crossing"; signed option for The Gault Case, 1935, published under the pseudonym Ann DuPre; and contract for "Marriage License," 1932, later titled Some Take a Lover and published in 1933 under the pseudonym Ann DuPre. The papers also include letters of Lumpkin, fellow writer Whittaker Chambers, and literary agents, as well as contractual agreements for foreign-language publication of To Make My Bread.
- Letter, [ca. May 1862], from William Gilmore Simms to William James Rivers
Letter, [ca. May 1862], from W[illiam] Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) to South Carolina College professor William James Rivers, extends condolences to Rivers upon the death of his son, William James Rivers, Jr., who had died of scarlet fever on 8 May 1862. Simms thanks Rivers for the "kind offer touching my Library," states that he did not consider Charleston to be in imminent danger, and advises—"Our people, by this time, have a sufficient knowledge of what the tender mercies of the Yankees are, and of what they will be, in the case of South Carolina, should we be so terribly deserted of God as to fall into their power." Thanking Rivers again for his offer to store Simms' library at the college, the writer advises that it was more likely that he would place manuscripts in Rivers' hands at an earlier period.
- Receipt, 15 July 1783, of Dr. James Skirving
Manuscript, 15 July 1783, of Dr. James Skirving, receipt for "Rice[,] Ruff Rice &c. Supplied the State Commissary," with principal and interest noted.
- Ellison Adger Smyth Scrapbooks, 1887-1904
Two volumes, 1887, 1895-1905 and 15 March 1902 - 30 January 1904, scrapbooks compiled by Ellison Adger Smyth (1847-1942), containing newspaper clippings on upstate industry, predominantly cotton production and textile mills, and especially Pelzer. The earlier volume also includes correspondence on Pelzer Manufacturing Company letterhead regarding legislation affecting cotton mills. The second volume contains clippings on child labor in cotton mills.
- Hord Stubblefield Cartoons, ca. 1992-1993
Four manuscripts, ca. 1992-1993, consist of three original political cartoons drawn by graphic artist Hord Stubblefield for the Point, the independent newsmonthly published in Columbia. An accompanying biographical profile, published in Point in December 1993, reveals that Stubblefield is a 1940 Clemson graduate who at one time did free-lance art for such publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Time, and Boys' Life. In 1988 he retired after twenty-six years with the New York advertising firm of Ogilvy and Mather, where he created graphics for accounts which included Shell, Sears, and Hershey's. He has been contributing work to Point since 1990.
- Thode Family Papers, [Addition to], 1849-1887
Eighteen manuscripts, 1849-1887 and undated, added to the South Caroliniana Library's holdings of Thode family papers, relate chiefly to Henning Peter Thode (1816-1863) and include his naturalization certificate, 7 October 1850; a deed, 26 March 1850, assigned to Thode by trustees of the German Colonization Society of Charleston for parcels of land in and near Walhalla; and three German-language letters, 1861-1862, written to his wife from various Confederate encampments. These materials are augmented by five Newberry College grade reports for John "Thodie," 1868-1873; and a postmortem agreement of the children of Joseph Fricks regarding the settlement of his estate and provision for their mother, who should "be allowed to reserve one cow and calf, the hogs fowls and Such household furniture as She may select. And 12 months provisions furnished her."
- Broadside, 1744
Printed manuscript, 1744, broadside advertisement for Chinese Snake-Stones tested and marketed by Francis Torres, with testimonials from individuals in South Carolina.
- Records of United States Army, Department of the South, Davis' Brigade, 1862-1864
Two hundred eighty-five manuscripts, 1862-1864 and 1866, of the United States Army, Department of the South, Davis' Brigade, are comprised largely of general and special orders, regimental and surgeon's reports, and official correspondence. The records document the duty of Davis' Brigade, especially the 104th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers commanded by William Watts Hart Davis, while on St. Helena Island, Folly Island, and Morris Island. The Brigade, at various times, consisted of the 104th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 52nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, Independent Battalion New York Volunteers, 100th New York Volunteers, 56th New York Volunteers, 47th New York Volunteers, 11th Maine Volunteers, and 1st Connecticut Battery. General orders of interest include that outlining camp sanitary regulations (21 February 1863); number 59, regarding cakes cooked in fat (26 August 1863); number 25, prohibiting music at funerals on Morris Island (12 September 1863); and number 35, regarding whiskey sold to regimental surgeons (12 April 1864).