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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Documents, usually sealed, granting specific rights, setting forth aims and principles of a newly established entity, and often embodying formal agreements and authorizing special privileges or exemptions.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Bank of South Carolina records

Identifier: Mss 0034-071
Collection Overview This collection consists of an original copy of "An Act to establish a bank, on behalf of and for the benefits of the State" drawn by Rasha Cannon, senator from the Darlington district of South Carolina from 1812 to 1835. The act which passed in December 1812 became the charter for the Bank of the State of South Carolina which was owned by the state and headquartered in Charleston. The second item is a certificate number 549 for eight shares in the Bank of South Carolina held by George Bert...
Dates: 1812, 1817

Charter agreement for schooner Betsy

Identifier: Mss 0034-045
Collection Overview

This collection consists of a single charter agreement for the schooner Betsy to travel from Charleston to New Bern to discharge and load cargo by Captain Edmund Palmer. Hanson Rice and William Cannon agreed to pay two hundred and ten dollars for this voyage on January 9, 1822.

Dates: 1822

Fellowship Society records

Identifier: Mss 0151

Minutes (1769-1963), membership records (1762-1993) and financial records (1774-2004) document all activities of the Fellowship Society, a Charleston, South Carolina benevolent organization dedicated to charity, education, and upkeep of widows and orphans of its members.

Dates: 1762-2005

Gadsden Funeral Home records

Identifier: AMN 1137
Abstract The Gadsden Funeral Home was founded in 1902 by Eugene Gadsden (1866-1928) as the Eugene Gadsden Company. It was one of the first funeral homes for African Americans in Charleston. The Gadsden Funeral Home was operated and passed down through the family for over a century until it closed in 2005.The Gadsden Funeral Home records consist of three series documenting the history of the Gadsden/Duncan family, the Gadsden Funeral Home, and numerous affiliations. The collection consists...
Dates: 1892-2010; Majority of material found within 1921-1986