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Wendell Mitchell Levi real estate records

Identifier: Mss 1142

Collection Overview

The Wendell M. Levi Real Estate Records contains documents produced over the course of Levi’s legal career. The bulk of the collection dates to the first half of the 20th century. Records relate to Sumter County and Clarendon County and include various mortgages, bonds, plats, real estate titles, deeds, farm leases, land rent liens, checks, and financial statements. Some documents, mainly plats, are housed separately due to size.


  • Creation: 1866-1970


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection has been minimally processed, but is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

A graduate of the College of Charleston (1912) and the University of Chicago Law School (1915), Wendell Mitchell Levi was commissioned First Lieutenant in charge of the United States Army Signal Corps for the South Eastern Department during World War I. Levi practiced law in Sumter, South Carolina and helped establish the Palmetto Pigeon Plant, said to be the world's largest squab farm. Levi not only wrote and edited articles, books, and an encyclopedia about pigeons, but he amassed an outstanding library (now at the College of Charleston) on pigeon science. In his law practice, Levi dealt primarily with bankruptcy cases and real estate law.


1.46 linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 oversize folder)

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the box level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials were donated in 2018 by the Clarendon County Archives.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the Wendell Mitchell Levi papers, 1827-1995 (Mss 0079).

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren McCarter, February 2022

Inventory of the Wendell Mitchell Levi Real Estate Records, 1866-1970
Processed by: Lauren McCarter; finding aid created by: Lauren McCarter
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Repository Details

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