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Franklin Harper Elmore papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCL-MS-0166
Scope and Contents This collection is chiefly family correspondence which gives a glimpse of antebellum life. Gov. John Taylor agrees to the marriage of Harriet and Elmore in a letter, 17 Oct. 1826, and states "what I may [be] able to give as a Dowry . . . I claim the Right of giving as I have given to my Daughter Rebecca." Although the collection provides little information on Elmore's career as a lawyer, banker and U. S. Congressman — serving in both houses — correspondence with his family reveals him as a...
Dates: 1818-1877

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  • Subject: Columbia (S.C.) -- Social conditions X
  • Names: Elmore family X