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Benedict Family Photograph Albums

 Collection — Folder: 201706002
Identifier: SCL-VM-201706002
The albums document the life of the Benedict children, visits to family and friends in Connecticut, Gerogia, Kentucky, and South Carolina, soldiers in trenches during World War I, and life during the first half of the 20th century, including trains, caars, airplanes, weddings, sports, stores, houses, schools, Boy Scouts, goat and donkey carts, boating, swimming, and camping trips. Many of the individuals are identified in album 3 only. There is overlap of photographs among the albums, suggesting they were created for or by different family members.

Placesof interest include: Walhalla, S.C., Summerton, S.C., Hinkle House and Palmetto House in Saluda, S.C., Seneca High School in Seneca, S.C., Bank of Elloree, S.C., Camp Terra Alta in West Virginia, and a steamroom at Alhambra Bath House. The Benedicts were friends with several Methodist ministers, especially Rev. Edward S. Jones, Jr. who served in Summerton, S.C. and Rev. Arthur J. Moore who served in Walhalla, S.C. and became Bishop. Of interest are a couple of photographs of Hamel F. Newhouse in the trenches and standing by a cook cart during World War I. A loose postcard of The Magnolia in Bennettsville, S.C. was removed to the postcard collection.


  • 1887 - 1947

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights reside with creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact The South Caroliniana Library.


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Biographical / Historical

Photographs of the family and friends of Minnie Crutcher Benedict in four albums. Minnie (1872-1933) was a native of Tennessee; she married George Carroll Benedict (1869-1961) of Ohio. Although they lived in different places, Nashville was their home. Their children were Ruth Benedict (1894-1964), who married Van S. Watson in 1916, and Eugene Benedict (1901-1989), who attended Staunton Military Academy and later married Eleanor M. Whitworth. A third child born in 1896 lived for only a few years. The albums show they lived at 226 E. Berry Street, Nashville, 1896-1899; Chigger Hill, Overton County, Tenn., 1899-1900; 225 Berry Street, 190-1902, Nashville; Hinkle House in Seneca, S.C., 1902-1906; and back to Nashville at 325 Wilburn Street about 1906.

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

910 Sumter St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-5747 (Fax)

Rebecca Marcus
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