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Franklin Harper Elmore papers

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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

Miller, Furman, Dabbs and family papers

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Identifier: SCL-MS-0012
Scope and Contents John Blount Miller (1782-1851) was the patriarch of these families and is the principal correspondent in the collection. Miller served as Commissioner in Equity for Sumter District, S.C., over a forty-year period and was active in legal affairs. He was also a planter whose estate, probated in 1851, included thirty-three slaves and substantial lands.Letters addressed to J.B. Miler and other family members, chiefly from former residents of Sumter District who migrated to other...
Dates: 1778-1931

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