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William Belton "W.B." Boyle papers

Identifier: SCL-MS-10847

Bound volumes include 5 ledgers (1899-1912); 16 day books (1900-1914); 9 cash books (1900-1912); 2 guano books (1901-1918); 3 cotton books [purchases] (1902-1907); invoice book (1902-1903); 4 account books (1903-1917); cotton seed hull purchase book (1904-1907); 2 order books (1903 and 1907); letterbook (1904); livery stable rental book (1906); 6 stock books (c. 1907-1913); cotton ginning book (1908-1909); wagon, buggy, and horse sale book (c. 1913); and 6 miscellaneous volumes.

Business and personal papers of W.B. Boyle, 1906-1910, business papers relating primarily to his livestock business; personal correspondence reflecting his involvement in civic enterprises and fraternal organizations and including letters from his children at school—Emma, a student at Elizabeth College (Charlotte, N.C.); Martie, a student at the College for Women, Columbia (class of 1913); and E.B. ("Boisy"), a student at the University of South Carolina (class of 1914).

The collection includes printed manuscript, 17 Feb. 1904, from the Sumter Telephone Company; minutes of annual stock holders' meeting, 19 Aug. 1905, of the Farmers' Gin Company from H.E. Wells, South Carolina Cotton Oil Company; and letter, 13 Mar. 1906, from Congressman A[sbury] F. Lever, redistribution of experimental cotton seed to local farmers.

Other topics represented include letter, 5 Dec. 1911 from the Manufacturing Committee, Sumter Chamber of Commerce, re efforts to establish a shoe factory; letter, 9 Aug. 1912, from Nathaniel Barksdale Dial, discussing his campaign for the U.S. Senate against Benjamin R. Tillman.

Also including printed manuscript, Apr. 1913, announcing the fifth annual Horse Show sponsored by the Camden Polo Club; and printed manuscript, 7 May 1913, announcing the Greenville Horse Show.


  • 1893-1918


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Collection is open for research.

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16.25 Linear Feet (13 cartons 59 volumes)

Biographical Note

Businessman and city official of Sumter, S.C. Native of Fairfield County, S.C. Operated livestock business and livery stable. President of W.B. Boyle Company, Farmers' Gin Company, Citizens' Meat Market, Greeleyville Live Stock Company. Director, National Bank of South Carolina. Member, Sumter City Council (3 terms). Mayor of Sumter (2 terms).

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

910 Sumter St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
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