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Charles Stevens Dwight Family Photographs

Identifier: SCL-VM-10242-11467

This collection of photographs highlights the family of Charles Stevens Dwight (1834-9121) of Somerset Plantation in Berkeley County, S.C. Dwight worked as an engineer, mainly for railroad projects. He served in the Confederate Army and after the war worked in British Honduras (now Belize). He returned to South Carolina in 1869 and settled in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, where he died and is buried.

He married Maria Louisa Gaillard (1847-1928), and they had five children: Marie Gaillard Dwight, Louise DuBose Dwight (1875-1957), Martha Porcher Dwight (1880-1974), Natalie Dwight, and Charles Stevens Dwight Jr.

The collection consists of loose photographs, loose photograph album pages, and a photograph album. While many of the loose photographs are identified, the album and album pages are not. They show the family hunting, golfing, and at equestrian events most likely in the Camden, S.C. area. 11467 is a series of large format photographs of Dwight’s engineering projects.


  • circa 1860s-1956

Conditions Governing Access

Open to research


347 Photographic Prints (Photographs of family and friends of Charles Stevens Dwight of South Carolina. Also series of large format photographs of Dwight’s engineering projects in other states.)

Physical Location

This collection is held by the South Carolinina Library. Contact the library at 803-777-3132 or to inquire about scan-and-deliver options or to set up a research appointment. Please provide at least three business days’ notice for in-person appointments.

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

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University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
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