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Selected list of Printed South CarolinianaHervey Allen, The Forest and the Fort, New York, 1943. Allen (1889-1949), a native of Pittsburgh, Pa.,who later lived in South Carolina, sets this historical romance in eighteenth-century western Pennsylvania. The dustjacket painting is by Andrew Wyeth.
J.I. Bonner, A Sketch of the Life of the Rev. James P. Pressly, D.D., Due West, 1878. Presslywas born to poor parents in the Abbeville District, S.C., in the early nineteenth century, educated in Ohio,and became a Presbyterian pastor. The author was an admiring parishioner who does note, a little wistfully, that one of Pressly's peculiarities as a preacher was that he "never used a handkerchief in the pulpit, or looked at his watch." In 1841, Pressly became one of the three original faculty members at newly-established Erskine College, and for thirty-five years taught languages and systematic theology.
William C. Capers (lyrics) and Theodore Iucho (composer), My Lady Waits for Me...Composed and Respectfully Dedicated to Miss Fannie Ledyard, Mobile, Ala. [undated].
Charleston Board of Commissioners of Free Schools, Annual Report for 1857/58, Charleston,1858. The second annual report for the new public school system of Charleston described the progressof the six schools and nearly seventeen hundred students.
Charleston Port Society for Promoting the Gospel Among Seamen, Board of Managers, First Annual Report, Charleston, 1824. Set up to minister to the spiritual needs "of our seafaring brethren,"this report gives the minutes of the organizational meeting, the constitution, and the report of its clergyman, the Rev. Joseph Brown.
Charleston Port Society for Promoting the Gospel Among Seamen, Board of Managers, Third Annual Report, Charleston, 1826. By 1826 Brown was reporting on much work at the Mariners' Church, burials at the Seaman's Hospital, and distribution of Bibles and tracts to the ships visiting Charleston.
The Citizens' Council (Jackson, Miss.), 1955-1961, 67 issues. Groups of white citizens formed in the mid-1950s to resist school desegregation and found some organizational coherence under the banner of "Citizens' Councils." These organizations quickly gained political support in the states of the lower South, including South Carolina. An umbrella group, the Association of Citizens' Councils of Mississippi, developed and a newsletter was soon being published under their auspices. The broader, regional concern of this newspaper is clear in the first issue, which features front page stories concerning South Carolina State College and Olin D. Johnston.
County Road and School District Map of Pickens County, South Carolina, Pickens County, 1932. Based on Education Department data, no fewer than fifty-two separate school districts are laid out for Pickens County, with specific locations of both "white" and "colored" schools.
Guy Davenport, August, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1986, signed, no. 12 of 35. Anderson native Davenport's brief story is printed in Horizon Light type, handset, and on handmade Kraft Clair paper and Evergreen paper.
Eugene B. Gary, The Development of Equity: A Lecture Delivered Before the Law Class of theSouth Carolina College, 3rd November, 1903, n.p., n.d., and The Lawyer: Essay Delivered Before theSouth Carolina Bar Association in Columbia, S.C., on the 17th Day of January, 1907, n.p., n.d. Gary(1854-1926), a native of Abbeville, served as lieutenant governor to "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman and served on the South Carolina Supreme Court from 1893 until his death. He was elevated to chief justice in1912. Although appointed by the Tillman administration, Gary was regarded with great admirationstatewide and even eulogized upon his death by the anti-Tillman State newspaper.
Grenville's Almanac for the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama & Tennessee for the Year 1854, Augusta, Ga., 1854. Although largely concerned with Georgia, this heavily-used almanac also provides political information and census data for South Carolina.
Mitchell King, Address Delivered in the First Presbyterian Church, Before the St. Andrew's Society of the City of Charleston, on Their Centennial Anniversary, the 30th of November, 1829,Charleston, 1829. King, a native of Scotland and a Charleston attorney and judge, treated his listeners to an oration of nearly sixty pages, including several passages in Latin and two anthems that he wrote just for the event. Much of the document proclaims the glories of Scotland, but there is a substantial history of the St. Andrew's Society which was already a venerable institution in 1829.
George Lunt, Poems, New York, 1839. Although mostly concerning classical themes or national politics, including an ode to Chief Justice John Marshall, Lunt includes a remarkable protest against the prevailing Indian policy in his haunting poem, "The Cherokee's Lament," including the following stanza: "Our fathers held their sires in awe, / But we must bend and sue and seek; / For this, they say, is christian law, / To grind the poor and daunt the weak! / Oh, forest-free the red'bird roams, / But we are slaves in foreign homes."
Marinus King McDowell, A Roundhead in South Carolina, n.p., 1949. King was a member of the 100th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers ("The Roundheads") which took part in the December 1861 expedition against Beaufort. This pamphlet prints a 9 January 1862 letter to McDowell's brothers, in which he describes the "rigors" of guard duty at the Barnwell plantation, including shooting livestock for food: "There is planty of sheep and very fat, too, which goes pretty well with our sweet taters and turnips. We have a nice house to stay in and two piannoes in it and are learning to play on them."
Jeremiah S. McGregor, Life and Deeds of Dr. John McGregor, Foster, R.I., 1886. John McGregor, surgeon for the 3rd Connecticut, had his war cut short when captured at the Battle of First Manassas in July 1861. He spent several months in prisons in Charleston and Columbia, enjoying his stay in Columbia more than his time in Castle Pinckney.
R.W. Memminger, Reflections of a Recluse, Philadelphia, 1878. Memminger was an Episcopalpriest and native of South Carolina. Claiming to transcribe discourses from an old mountaineer in western North Carolina, Memminger essays on topics such as "The Art of Thinking," "The Self-Culture,"and the nature of greatness.
Mount Zion Institute, The Kat's Whiskers, vol. 5, nos. 3-4 (issues of February-March 1931) and The Periscope, vol. 1, no. 7 (May 1927 issue). The Periscope and its successor, The Kat's Whiskers, were the literary magazine of this preparatory school in Winnsboro. They contain jokes, news, and reports from alumni and are an interesting view into life at such an institution.
Albert A. Muller, Gospel Melodies, and Other Occasional Poems, Charleston, 1823. Muller was the young vicar of Christ Church in Charleston when he published this, his only book. Besides appropriately religious and Biblical themes, he includes some poems on melancholy and the ravages of a storm on Sullivan's Island.
Stephen Olin, Works, New York, 1854, 2 vols. Olin (1797-1851), a native of Vermont and a nationally known Methodist, served in South Carolina from 1820 to 1827 as a pastor in Charleston and an instructor at Tabernacle Academy. Later he became president of Randolph-Macon College. This set of his writings is scarce.
Palmetto Standard (Chester), 7 January 185 (volume 3, number 1) -22 December 1853(volume 4, number 51). The typesetter, like many of us today, failed to change the year date for the first issue in 1852. The Palmetto Standard continued the Chester Palmetto Standard, a weekly established in 1849. C. Davis Melton and R.W. Murray were the publishers; Melton continued as editor and proprietor of the Palmetto Standard in 1851. The title changed again in 1853 to Chester Standard under the joint proprietorship of C. Davis Melton and Samuel W. Melton.
J.A. Pickens, Map of Norris, S.C. Surveyed by S.H. Bowen, C.E., n.p., 1917. This hand-drawn blueprint provides an important look at this Pickens County mill town.
[J.A. Quintero], The Code of Honor; Its Rationale and Uses, Charleston, 1878. This anonymously written commentary includes at the end The Code of Honor; Or, Rules for the Government of Principals and Seconds in Personal Difficulties, the "official rules" for dueling. Quintero aims to show dueling as an important part of Christian democracy. This copy is from the personal library of noted jurist Eugene B. Gary.
Mildred Lewis Rutherford, Georgia: The Empire State of the South; Address Delivered at theUniversity Chapel, Georgia Day, February 12, 1914, to the Students of the University, State Normal, Lucy Cobb Institute, and the City High School, n.p., n.d. South Carolina native Mildred Rutherford devoted her life to the historical work of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, especially in Georgia. This speech combines poetry, history, and geography into a survey of the centrality of Georgia to the nation's and region's life.
Josiah Smith, A Sermon Deliver'd at Charles-Town, in South Carolina, the Lord's-Day after the Funeral, and Sacred to the Memory of the Reverend Mr. Nathan Bassett, Who Exchang'd This For a Better Life, June 26th. 1738, Boston, 1739. Smith, a highly regarded orator, eulogized Bassett, a Charleston clergyman and victim of smallpox.
South Carolina Chief Game Warden, Annual Report for 1913, Columbia, 1914. In his first year in the position, Chief Game Warden A.A. Richardson "found in most localities of the State the game laws were looked upon as a joke, and that the wardens had lost interest." Among his energetic steps to improve the system, this report contains the suggestion that the legislature create licenses for hunting and fishing.
South Carolina Railroad Commission, Thirty-fifth Annual Report, Columbia, 1913. As the American railroad was hitting its peak, the State's commission reported on the work of seven different railroad companies, freight and mileage statistics, and the fact that during 1912 "Five railroad passengers have been killed and two railroad employees, and a number have been more or less seriouslyinjured."
South Carolina State Hospital Commission, Fourth Annual Report, Columbia, 1914. The early struggles of this critically important agency are documented in reports to the General Assembly.
A.W. Vogdes, Anthropological Contributions and Palaeontological Contributions, Fort Monroe,Va., 1881. In offprints of articles, Vogdes (1843-1923), a lieutenant with the 5th U.S. Artillery, speculates on "lost races" and shell mounds and describes a Cretaceous fossil found near Charleston that Vogdes named anomia Andersonii.
Booker T. Washington, The Future of the American Negro, Boston, 1900. Washington's career as a vigorous leader of African-Americans is well known. This book is one of the first four thousand copies printed of one of Washington's first books.
Waters & Son, Engravers, Proof Map of Area From Dawfuskie Island to Savannah, New York, ca. 1863. This small printer's proof was designed for the New York Herald Tribune as a visual aid for readers struggling with the faraway war.
Waters & Son, Engravers, Proof Map of Coast of South Carolina From Georgetown to Fort Jackson at Savannah and Inland to Grahams Turnout & Orangeburg, New York, ca. 1861. Another printer's proof designed for the New York Herald Tribune, this map shows rivers, railroads, and coastal fortifications in great detail.
B.W. Whilden, The Nanking Insurgents, Charleston, 1855. Whilden, a retired missionary, gives a rather disheartening view of China's great war for independence. The "Tartars," as Whilden calls them, were rather more friendly to foreigners and Christians than were the "rebels." An altogether fascinating view from a comprehending and intelligent observer.
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