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Bank of Charleston records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0004

Collection Overview

Records of the Bank of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. Materials relate to the daily operations and financial transactions of the Bank of Charleston. Collection includes ledgers, journals, and receipt books containing records of general accounts, deposits, loans, and exchange rates. Also included are ledgers containing the business accounts of Merchants National Bank, Savannah, Georgia, and the Bank of Liverpool.

Dates

  • 1837-1874

Creator

Language of Material

Materials predominately in English; Some accounts in French.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Historical Note

In 1836, the newly chartered Bank of Charleston purchased the building at 16 Broad Street after the previous occupants, the Second Bank of the United States, failed to have its charter renewed. By 1848, the Bank of Charleston had affiliates in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana. In 1887, having financially survived the Civil War and the Reconstruction, the bank recovered sufficiently enough to become a Federal Depository. In 1926, the Bank of Charleston merged with the Carolina National Bank, Columbia, South Carolina, and the Norwood Bank, Greenville, South Carolina to form the South Carolina National Bank, eventually being absorbed by Wachovia in the mid-1990s.

Extent

4.5 linear feet (15 volumes)

Abstract

Records of the Bank of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. Materials relate to the daily operations and financial transactions of the Bank of Charleston. Collection includes ledgers, journals, and receipt books containing records of general accounts, deposits, loans, and exchange rates. Also included are ledgers containing the business accounts of Merchants National Bank, Savannah, Georgia, and the Bank of Liverpool.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the item level.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Joshua Minor, August 2011. Originally processed by Special Collections staff.

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Bank of Charleston Records, 1837-1874
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Joshua Minor; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
Date
2011
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424
(843) 953-8016
(843) 953-6319 (Fax)