Jeremiah Eccles Dargan Account Book, 1851-1852
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Manuscript volume, 1851-1852, of Jeremiah Eccles Dargan contains a list of male and female students that attended his school from 6 January-31 March 1851; his household expenses from 1852; and observations on life and learning, including proverbs translated from the Italian and Spanish, "Pleasure of Knowledge," which is attributed to Francis Bacon, and "Rules of Life" by Thomas Jefferson. | Manuscripts Gifts 2006 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
It is unclear from the volume at which school Dargan taught or where it was located; however, census records indicate that none of his pupils was over thirteen years of age.
Born in Darlington, South Carolina, in 1809, Jeremiah Eccles Dargan was the third son of Timothy Dargan (1771-1839) and Lydia Keith. He taught at the St. Johnís School in Darlington on two separate occasions between 1841 and 1848 and served as clerk of Ebenezer Church until his death in 1854.