“Resolutions of the Senior Class… 1846”| Manuscripts Gifts 2008 | Front Page 2008 | Previous Issues | Friends of the Library |
Presented to Isaac Hugh Means
A gift to SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2008
Manuscript, 1846, “Resolutions of the Senior Class South Carolina College 1846” bearing the name Isaac H[ugh] Means was issued just prior to commencement by a committee of his classmates charged with planning a five-year reunion on commencement day 1851. | Manuscripts Gifts 2008 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
On that occasion it was to be the responsibility of each graduate “to give a sketch of his History from the time of Graduation up to the time of meeting and also of any absent member with whose history he may be acquainted.” An orator and alternate were to be “immediately elected to deliver an address to the meeting,” and each member was to communicate news of the death of any classmate. Each member of the graduating class was to be presented “a copy of these Resolutions in pamphlet form signed by the Class in Alphabetical order.”
The resolutions are signed by members of the committee “appointed to make all necessary preparations for the meeting” - H[amilton] G[aillard] Witherspoon, A[lbert] A. Morse, John K[ing] Jackson, William B[lackburn] Wilson, John C[hestnut] Lang, L[adson] L[awrence] Fraser, and H[enry] T[homas] Moore - and each member of the graduating class.