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Samuel Phillips Verner papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCL-MS-386

Papers providing information on all phases of his life including certain business ventures in the African Congo and conditions in Panama during construction of the Canal and World War I. Reports, essays, diplomas and articles written for The Carolinian cover his college years.

Family correspondence, business papers, attempts to sell insurance and promote real estate developments, letters from various publishing houses and lecture bureaus during the next two years indicate financial difficulties and efforts to get articles and books published, including letters of Walter H. and William Page, William Jennings Bryan and Willa S. Cather. Correspondence with the U. S. Department of Agriculture reveals Verner's efforts to introduce into America an African rubber plant discovered by him.

Newspaper clippings, published articles and pamphlets, photographs made in Africa and Panama, manuscripts of articles, stories, and novels complete the collection.

Dates

  • 1880 - 1985
  • Majority of material found within 1880 - 1943

Creator

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.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (2901 items)

Background

First honor graduate of the S. C. College, 1892, missionary, author, explorer, newspaper editor Papers providing information on all phases of his life including certain business ventures in the African Congo and conditions in Panama during construction of the Canal and World War I. Reports, essays, diplomas and articles written for The Carolinian cover his college years. Family correspondence, business papers, attempts to sell insurance and promote real estate developments, letters from various publishing houses and lecture bureaus during the next two years indicate financial difficulties and efforts to get articles and books published, including letters of Walter H. and William Page, William Jennings Bryan and Willa S. Cather. Correspondence with the U. S. Department of Agriculture reveals Verner's efforts to introduce into America an African rubber plant discovered by him. Newspaper clippings, published articles and pamphlets, photographs made in Africa and Panama, manuscripts of articles, stories, and novels complete the collection.and educator. Resident of Africa, Panama, and elsewhere; native of South Carolina.

General

Also includes accession numbers 388, 5388, 5481, 5673, 7850, and 10298.

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

Contact:
910 Sumter St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
803-777-3131
(803) 777-5747 (Fax)

Status
Completed
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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