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James Lawrence Orr papers

Fourteen manuscripts, 1786-1918 and undated, added to the papers of James Lawrence Orr (1822-1873) include receipts of Orr's grandfather, Jehu Orr, and his father, Christopher Orr, and an undated legal document with testimonies of witnesses to the burning of Jehu Orr's barn. Of special interest are two letters written by James L. Orr. On 15 January 1849 Orr wrote to his parents concerning his victory in the Congressional election and progress of the railroad between Anderson and Columbia. A 26 February 1869 letter, forwarded in 1911 by J.A. Orr of Columbus, Miss., to James L. Orr's daughter, discusses Orr's life as a circuit court judge and the adverse treatment he endured while governor of South Carolina.

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