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Vincent P. Lannie collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0077

Collection Overview

Materials collected by Vincent P. Lannie, former history and education professor and avid researcher. Materials include writings by Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle, items documenting the Allston and Vanderhorst families including slave lists and bills of sale of slaves, Confederate imprints, including a bill about controlling free people of color and slaves, and a broadside advertisement for a rice planter manufactured in Charleston, S.C. With sketch of Civil War gunboats USS Keokuk and USS Monitor, a Revolutionary War era Charleston parole, and a letter of John Rutledge. Includes letters, many on Catholic themes, to George N. Shuster, former president of Hunter College and editor of Commonweal magazine, from clerics such as Daniel Berrigan, writers including Clare Boothe Luce, John Hersey, Hilaire Belloc, and Thornton Wilder, from singer Regina Resnik, and from other well-known politicians and educators.

Dates

  • 1733-1974

Creator

Language of Material

Materials primarily in English. Some correspondence in German and French.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Vincent P. Lannie graduated from Columbia University and became a professor of education and history at Case Western University, New York University, and Notre Dame. He was an administrator at Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) and in 1988 joined the faculty in the History Department at the College of Charleston.

Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle (1845-1921) was the daughter of South Carolina Governor Robert F.W. Allston (1801-1864). She married John Julius Pringle (1842-1876) in 1870 and lived at White House Plantation (S.C). She became a widow at the age of 31 and moved to the Allston family plantation, Chicora Wood, to help her mother, Adele P. Allston, care for her widowed brother's children. She was the author of A Woman Rice Planter and Chronicles of Chicora Wood and she wrote under the name of Patience Pennington.

The Vanderhorst family was prominent in South Carolina in the late 18th and early 19th century, particularly Arnoldus Vanderhorst (1748-1815) who was Governor from 1794-1796. The family owned large land holdings on Kiawah Island and elsewhere.

George N. Shuster was the President of Hunter College until his retirement in 1960. He was also an editor for the journal Commonweal and author of Education and Moral Wisdom and UNESCO: Assessment and Promise.

Extent

.04 linear feet (1 document box)

Abstract

Materials collected by Vincent P. Lannie relate to writer Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle, Allston and Vanderhost family members and their enslaved people, Confederate imprints, a broadside advertisement for a rice planting device, Civil War ships USS Monitor and Keokuk, a Revolutionary era parole, and a letter of John Rutledge. Also includes letters to George N. Shuster, former president of Hunter College and editor of Commonweal, from cleric Daniel Berrigan, writers including Clare Boothe Luce, John Hersey, Hilaire Belloc, and Thornton Wilder, from singer Regina Resnik, and from other well-known politicians and educators.

Collection Arrangement

  1. Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle writings, 1914, undated
  2. Vanderhorst family papers, 1787-1838, undated
  3. Confederate manuscripts, 1860-1865, undated
  4. Slavery manuscripts, 1789-1861, undated
  5. George N. Shuster letters, 1928-1974
  6. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1733-1895, undated

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Vincent P. Lannie, 1995.

Alternate Form of Materials

Digital reproduction of the Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle writings available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Processing Information

Originally processed by Special Collections staff, date unknown. Reprocessed by Cara McHugh, March 2013.

Source

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Vincent P. Lannie Collection, 1733-1974
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Cara McHugh; machine-readable finding aid created by: Cara McHugh
Date
2013
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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