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John C. Meleney research files

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Identifier: SCL-MS-12526
Abstract Research notes re political life in Charleston, S.C., during early republican era of late 18th century; chiefly sources used in Meleney's published biography of Aedanus Burke, a native of Ireland who served in S.C. General Assembly, U.S. House of Representatives, and S.C. Convention to ratify U.S. Constitution; as well as material collected for an unpublished book on the legislative apportionment representation debate in South Carolina, 1778-1808, during the Revolutionary War and early...
Dates: 1775 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1775 - 1808

Lewis Malone Ayer papers

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Identifier: SCL-MS-10367
Scope and Contents The 1567 manuscripts in this collection document the economic and political activities of Lewis Malone Ayer (1769-1863), who served with Francis Marion in the Revolutionary War, and of his son, Lewis M. Ayer, Jr. (1821-1895), who served in the Confederate Congress. Topics discussed date to the Colonial era, the Revolutionary War, the Early National period, and the antebellum and Civil War periods. Correspondence with factors, merchants, and other planters shows the growth, especially during...
Dates: 1769 - 1863

Singleton Family papers

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Identifier: SCL-MS-5176
Scope and Contents Chiefly correspondence, business records, and estate papers of Richard Singleton (1776-1852), including letter, 10 April 1823, from "Parson" Mason Locke Weems (Charleston, S.C.) to Richard Singleton (High Hills, Sumter District, S.C.), re mention of a box of books that Singleton had ordered, writing that he "took the liberty to place a little pamphlet of my own scribbling, just reprinted here a day or two ago. It is popular and Judge Waties who sat on the bench when the Heroine of this...
Dates: 1750-10-25 - 1956

Williams, Chesnut and Manning families papers

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Identifier: SCL-MS-9437
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence, 1766 - 1905 and 1927 (496 items) of the Williams, Chesnut, Manning and related families; topics discussed include national, state and local politics, legislation and controversies of the day; family news; reports on weather, crops and agricultural matters related to farming and farmers and owners plantation; collection includes letters, photographs, clippings, cards, recipes, and other items. Places represented include South Carolina (Camden and Charleston;...
Dates: 1766 - 1927

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Alston, Joseph 1
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Brown, Tarleton, 1757-1845 1
Burke, Aedanus, 1743-1802 1