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SPC. Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: SPC

Found in 325 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Alfred DeSaussure memoirs (typescript copies)

Identifier: Mss 0034-020
Collection Overview Typescript copies of Charles Alfred DeSaussure's memoirs of plantation life (1850-1870) and life in the Confederate Army. The first manuscript describes special events and experiences primarily at Woodstock Plantation (Beaufort District, S.C.), the distribution of food and goods to slaves, the activities of slaves, names and descriptions of slaves and their work, religious life, Gullah language and people, and DeSaussure's education and recreational activities (swimming, boating, and...
Dates: approximately 1931

College of Charleston vertical file on "The Christian Confederate Star"

Identifier: Mss 0034-023
Collection Overview The collection consists of materials gathered by the staff of the Robert Scott Small Library at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. It includes three issues of The Christian Confederate Star. It was a conservative newsletter published in Fletcher, Missouri. The file includes the April to May, 1969, September to October 1970, and June-July 1971 editions of the paper. Each of the issues support the cause of "states' rights" and the creation of...
Dates: 1969-1971

Alexander Garden correspondence

Identifier: Mss 0034-024
Collection Overview A letter (1776 Oct. 19) from Alexander Garden at Charleston, South Carolina, to John Gerar William De Brahm at Charleston contains Garden's critique of De Brahm's treatise on the balance and counterbalance of the atmosphere. A draft of a letter (1776 Oct.?) from De Brahm to Garden with additions and corrections thanks Garden for his "ingenious criticism" of his essay and answers Garden's questions about his essay. De Brahm provides detailed examples and refers to major scientists and their...
Dates: 1776

"T'engk'Gawd fuh Chaa'stun" (Thank God for Charleston)

Identifier: Mss 0034-025
Collection Overview

The collection consists of two copies of Geraty's Gullah language poem, "T'enk'Gawd fuh Chaa'stun, and the English translation of the work. The poem was a gift from Geraty to College of Charleston President Alex Sanders. Each poem is two pages. The first page contains the Gullah poem, and the second page contains the English translation. The poem is dated 1995.

Dates: 1995

Clarence Graeser letter

Identifier: Mss 0034-026
Collection Overview

The letter from Clarence Graeser to "D.O.M." mentions a hurricane that occurred in 1940 and briefly mentions the College of Charleston. Graeser was a graduate of the College of Charleston, and a professor of modern languages at the college during the 1930s.

Dates: undated

Isaac Child Harleston letters, 1780 (typescript copies)

Identifier: Mss 0034-027
Collection Overview Typescript (1935-1936) copies of five letters written to Isaac Child Harleston from Francis Marion at Bacon Bridge, South Carolina, and James H. Thomson "copied along with other Harleston family correspondence" [not included] by Julia W. Reynolds during a W.P.A. project (1935-1936). Four letters from Francis Marion dated March 1780 are addressed to Major Isaac Harleston, 2nd Regiment, Charleston, South Carolina. The first letter discusses which individuals might be placed in Harleston's...
Dates: between 1935-1936

Dard Hunter papers

Identifier: Mss 0034-028
Collection Overview Papers include ten letters (1923 Jan. 20-1937 Sept. 21, TLS) from Dard Hunter at The Mountain House, Chillicothe, Ohio, to Frank S. Hatch of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, thanking Hatch for his orders and payments for (Hunter's) books, calling his attention to new books being published (by Hunter), and answering Hatch's questions about which books might be available for sale. Hunter also discusses his travel plans and his failing eyesight. One unsigned draft of a letter (1923 Jan. 23, carbon)...
Dates: 1923-1937

"Ideals of the Old South" (typescript)

Identifier: Mss 0034-029
Collection Overview

The collection consists of a typescript of a speech given at a meeting of the Harvey Mathes Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy during the 1940s. The speech is an idyllic look at the manners and customs of the "Old South."

Dates: 1940s

Keating Simons & Sons (Charleston, S.C.) letters

Identifier: Mss 0034-031
Collection Overview Eight page gathering entitled "Copies of letters, &c." contains handwritten copies of the business letters of Edward P. Simons of Keating Simons & Sons. The first six letters (23 June 1821) inform individuals that they will sustain no injury from the theft of the bonds and notes of Bourdieu, Chollet & Bourdieu that were stolen from the Counting House of Keating Simons & Sons. The first letter is to Captain Donald Rowe concerning his agreement to purchase land on Edisto...
Dates: 1821-1822

William Aiken Kelly diaries, 1862, 1864 (photocopies)

Identifier: Mss 0034-032
Collection Overview

Two journals containing holograph entries kept by Confederate Civil War officer, William Aiken Kelly. Also contains a photograph of Kelly in uniform (1862). Volume 1 (1864 Jan. 1-Dec. 31) contains brief daily entries concerning the weather, promotions, camp locations, transfers of men, and other activities. In the back of the volume are brief accounts for amounts received and paid. Volume 2 (1864 July 27-Aug 31) provides more detailed accounts of Kelly's activities.

Dates: undated