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Records, 1867-1924, of Mitchell and Smith (Charleston, S.C.)
    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2004

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One hundred twenty-four manuscripts, 1867, 1870, 1881-1917, 1924, and undated, augment the South Caroliniana Libraryís holdings relating to the Charleston law firm of Mitchell and Smith. The bulk of the papers are bills, legal documents, and correspondence from clients to partners Julian Mitchell and Henry A.M. Smith regarding various legal matters and real estate parcels on Edisto Island.

After Smithís retirement, the firm became Mitchell and Horlbeck. Of interest is a short series of correspondence, 1900-1902, from J. Swinton Whaley of Edisto Island in his role as guardian of Harriet Susan Whaley, daughter of the late Benjamin J. Whaley.

Also Mitchell and Smith seem to be the controlling factors for Central Mills on Edisto Island. Correspondence from M.M. Seabrook (d. 1911) and later F.M. Mitchell pertains to the workings of the mill and requesting supplies be drawn on the law firmís account. There is personal correspondence to Julian Mitchell regarding his cotton plantation and other property on Edisto Island, including hauling wood to Swollen Bluff and a 14 May 1901 letter from Julian Mitchell to E.T. Viett about placing four Winnsboro blue granite posts at the corners of his plot in Magnolia Cemetery.

This page updated 8 April 2004
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