Bacot family papers
Papers of Josephine Bacot contain correspondence with family and friends including letters (one describes the Charleston earthquake of 1886) from Daniel Huger Bacot (1847-1920), Daniel Huger Bacot (b. 1888), and Walter Rhett Bacot. Letters (1888-1904) from her father Robert Barnwell Rhett at Huntsville, Alabama, concern family matters. Papers (1891-1896) concern Munster Plantation (Ashepoo, S.C.). Genealogical information relates to the Bacot, Horton, Walton, Leftwich, Rhett, and Huger families. Includes clippings, ephemera, and photographs of Josephine Bacot and others. Papers related to Josephine Bacot's writings include rejection letters from newspaper and magazine editors, an unfinished holograph autobiography (1930), edited typescripts, several holograph manuscripts, notes, and copies of her articles. Papers of Daniel Huger Bacot (1847-1920), Daniel Huger Bacot (b. 1888) and Walter Rhett Bacot include correspondence with family members and others. Papers include a biography of Josephine Horton Rhett (1830-1860) and the correspondence of various family members. Of note is the correspondence (1862) of Robert Barnwell Rhett with family members and others discussing the Civil War and what is to be done with his children in the event of his death.
- Bacot, Josephine Rhett, 1859-1932 (Person)
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Charleston, South Carolina, resident. Josephine Horton Rhett Bacot's grandfather was Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800-1876). Her parents were Josephine Horton of Virginia and Robert Barnwell Rhett II (1828-1905). Bacot was one of four children: Josephine Horton Rhett (ca. 1852-1860), Dr. Robert Barnwell Rhett III (1854-1901, also known as Robert Barnwell Rhett, Jr.), Walter Horton Rhett I (b. 1857), and Lucy Otey Rhett. After her mother and sister died in an epidemic, Lucy Otey Rhett was renamed Josephine Horton Rhett (1859-1932). Rhett married Daniel Huger Bacot (1847-1920) in 1888. Their children include: Daniel Huger Bacot, II (b. 1888), Barnwell Rhett Bacot, and Walter Rhett Bacot. Josephine Rhett Bacot wrote numerous articles, poems, and short stories under the pseudonym Hulda Leigh.
2.0 linear feet (4 document boxes)
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- Bacot family
- Bacot, Barnwell Rhett, 1891-1912
- Bacot, D. Huger, 1888-1974
- Bacot, Daniel Huger, 1847-1920
- Bacot, Josephine Rhett, 1859-1932
- Bacot, Walter Rhett, 1899-1978
- Charleston Earthquake, S.C., 1886
- Horton family
- Huger family
- Leftwich family
- Munster Plantation (Ashepoo, S.C.)
- Rhett family
- Rhett, Josephine Horton, 1830-1860
- Rhett, Robert Barnwell, 1800-1876
- Rhett, Robert Barnwell, 1828-1905
- Rhett, Robert Barnwell, 1854-1901
- South Carolina -- History
- South Carolina -- Social life and customs
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
- Walton family
- genealogies (histories)
- manuscripts for publication
- printed ephemera
- Inventory of the Bacot Family Papers, 1860-1938
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