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Abstract John West served his state and nation well as a soldier during World War II, as a member of the South Carolina Senate, 1955 to 1966, as Lieutenant Governor, 1967 to 1971, as Governor, 1971 to 1975, and as United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1977 to 1981. Returning from Saudi Arabia, West practiced law, lectured on government and the Middle East at the University of South Carolina, served as Chairman of the Board of the Seibels Bruce Insurance Company, and engaged in a number of...
Dates: c. 1840s, c. 1857, 1905, 1924, 1938-2004
Found in: South Carolina Political Collections
Scope and Contents A collection of six hundred forty-five manuscripts provides information on this Darlington County family which has made outstanding contributions to the social and economic history of S. C. The entire collection is family correspondence. Hannah Ann Frances Lide and Caleb Coker, Jr., married 14 Oct. 1830, established a home at Society Hill where Caleb operated a general store. Prior to her marriage Hannah attended school in Charleston but only a few letters fall in this period. Letters of Caleb...
Dates: 1828 - 1914
Found in: South Caroliniana Library