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Bell family papers

Identifier: AMN 1001
Abstract The African American Bell family of Charleston, South Carolina were descended from Sally (Sarah) Johnson, the matriarch of a free family of color who purchased 2 Green Street, circa 1844. In 1912, the property was willed to Hiram L. Bell (died 1952), a son of Jesse Miles DeReef and Holten L. Bell.These papers document properties owned by the family, especially the historic home at 2 Green Street, Charleston, sold to the College of Charleston in 1971. With materials on the history...
Dates: approximately 1890-1972

"The Black Whale Captured in Charleston Harbor, January 1880"

Identifier: Mss 0034-037
Collection Overview Holograph manuscript with annotations and corrections written by Gabriel Manigault for publication in the Proceedings of the Elliott Society. In the manuscript Manigault notes that an earlier article, published in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, was based on his letter to J.B. Holder. The manuscript describes the capture of a Right whale in Charleston harbor in January 1880, a description of the...
Dates: 1885

Pierrine Smith Byrd papers

Identifier: Mss 0007
Collection Overview Collection contains materials related to Byrd's alumni activities including correspondence, membership lists, receipts, clippings, and programs. Other items include awards, medals, and clippings relating to her college days, alumni activities, and her contributions to rose culture. Materials relating to College of Charleston alumni activities and Byrd's membership on the Alumni Assistance Committee include letters and invitations from the Alumni Association, thank you notes for...
Dates: 1919-1991

Charleston Chamber of Commerce records

Identifier: Mss 0034-010
Collection Records (1823-1923) include rules, awards, proposed constitution and by-laws, an annual report, and membership lists. A typescript copy of “Rules Charleston Chamber of Commerce Adopted to March 1858,” transcribed from the original by Agnes P. Lyons as part of a 1935-1936 W.P.A. project, contains a list of names of individual members whose signatures are on the document. A typescript copy of “Awards” transcribed by Mabel Whiting and Julia W. Reynolds during a 1935-1936 W.P.A. project contains...
Dates: 1823-1936

German Friendly Society records

Identifier: Mss 0019

The German Friendly Society was a social and benevolent organization founded in Charleston, South Carolina in 1766. This collection contains typewritten transcriptions of their meeting minutes (1766-1858) compiled during a Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project from 1935-1940.

Dates: 1766-1940

Lancelot Minor Harris papers

Identifier: Mss 0022

The Lancelot Minor Harris papers contains personal papers, correspondence, and written materials. Correspondents include James Easterby, DuBose Heyward, Ludwig Lewisohn, Herbert Ravenel Sass, Albert Simons, Thomas Tobias, and others. Written materials include notes concerning Harris' classes and personal writing, prepared by Paul Weidner. Also included in the collection are the personal papers and correspondence of Carlotta Harris.

Dates: 1872-1940; Majority of material found within 1890-1930

Jenkins Orphanage papers

Identifier: AMN 1063
Abstract A Charleston (S.C.) orphanage for African American children, founded in 1891 by Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins. The Orphan Aid Society (chartered 1892) was the governing board of the orphanage. Organized by members of the church where Reverend Jenkins was pastor, the Society furnished much of the financial support for the orphanage's efforts to provide education, training, skills, and care to orphans, half orphans, and destitute children. After Jenkins' death his widow, Mrs. Eloise C....
Dates: 1891-1991; Majority of material found in 1945-1980

Lecque family papers

Identifier: AMN 1115
Abstract The Lecque family of Liberty Hill, South Carolina, was an African American family consisting largely of farmers and brickmasons. The family was one of the founding families of the Liberty Hill community (in North Charleston), which was established by Freedmen circa 1864-1867 along the railroad tracks to Mixon Avenue and along Montague Avenue. In 1871, William Lecque along with three other African American men (Ismael Grant, Aaron Middleton, and Plenty Lecque) established the oldest church in...
Dates: 1941-1990, 1997

Wendell Mitchell Levi papers

Identifier: Mss 0079
Collection Overview The papers of Wendell Mitchell Levi include his correspondence, biographical and genealogical information, notes, material related to his publications, and photographs. Correspondence includes personal and business letters from various individuals and businesses and organizations, and copies of letters sent by Levi. Topics include Levi's writings, pigeons (breeding, training, racing, care, diseases, and many other related subjects), a city ordinance banning pigeon raising, the controversy...
Dates: 1827-1995

Raymond K. O'Cain papers

Identifier: Mss 0036
Collection Overview Papers consist of O'Cain's correspondence, notes, lectures and other writings, articles, printed material, photographs, clippings, linguistic maps, and sound recordings. Papers relate primarily to Raymond O'Cain and his research in linguistics.Correspondence consists mainly of letters, postcards, and telegrams to O'Cain from other scholars. Correspondents include Raven I. McDavid, Jr., Karl J. Weintraub, A.J. Van Windekens, and S. Greenbaum.O'Cain's writings include...
Dates: 1964-1980

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Friendly Union Cemetery (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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