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Roswell Turner Logan journal

Identifier: Mss 0121

Collection Overview

The journal includes addresses, poems, and essays written by Roswell Turner Logan, including: Logan's inaugural address delivered before the Philometric Society on July 6, 1852 at the High School of Charleston; three essays published in the Charleston College magazine ("Mohammed and His religion" and "College life" in April 1855 and "Good bye" in May 1855); a requiem to Logan's old horse John Randolph, who died September 21, 1857; and a poem entitled "The Presidential canvas of 1860."


  • Creation: 1852-1865


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Roswell Turner Logan (1836-1906) was born in Charleston, S.C. He graduated from the College of Charleston in 1855. Logan began his long newspaper career in January of 1866, when he returned to Charleston after serving in the Confederate Calvary for four years. He was telegraph editor of the Charleston newspaper The News and Courier. At his death in 1906, Logan operated the Southeastern Advertising Agency.


0.25 linear feet (1 slim document box)

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Julia McIver Logan.

Alternate Form of Materials

Digital reproductions available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Inventory of the Roswell Turner Logan Journal, 1852-1865
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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