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South Carolina -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Laurens account book

Identifier: Mss 0027
Collection Overview Pages are missing or damaged. Business and personal accounts (1766 Sept.-1767 Dec., 1768 Feb.-1773 May, 1773 Aug.-Sept.) kept for Henry Laurens. Accounts are with individuals and companies for goods (primarily general merchandise) and services (including commissions). Several include the sale of individual slaves. A number of entries are for New Hope, Mepkin, Broton [Broughton] Island, Wambaw, and Wright's Savannah plantations. Other accounts include expenses for improvements made to brick...
Dates: 1766-1773

"A Notice of the Pinckneys," 1860 (typescript copies)

Identifier: Mss 0034-055
Collection Overview

The collection consists of two typescript copies of Maria Henrietta Pinckney's "A Notice of the Pinckneys." The original was published by Evans and Cogswell in 1860. The document gives a brief genealogy of the Pinckney family from Thomas Pinckney (the first Pinckney in South Carolina) to his grandsons, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and General Thomas Pinckney. The genealogy also includes a brief history of their father, Charles Pinckney.

Dates: undated

Report of the South Carolina Committee of Conference upon Indian Affairs

Identifier: Mss 0034-072
Collection Overview

The handwritten document is a report from the Committee of Conference upon Indian Affairs to the South Carolina General Assembly. The committee reported on sending a delegation of Catawba Indians to New York to negotiate a treaty to end hostilities with their traditional enemies, the Six Nations of the Iroquois. The report is dated 17 May 1751, and it made recommendations on how to send the Catawba most quickly and safely. It also discussed how to pay the Catawba's expenses.

Dates: 1751 May 17

South Carolina Court of Common Pleas records

Identifier: Mss 0034-073
Collection Overview Judgments of the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas levied against debtors (their goods, chattles, lands, and other hereditaments and real estate) for the recovery of moneys owed. Cases include: Ebenezer Simmons, Benjamin Smith, and James Nott versus Nathanael Snow of St. James Goose Creek (1748 Jan. 3); James Reid versus Henry Varnor, a Christ Church Parish planter (1748 Oct. 1); John McCall versus William Brown (1748 July 5); Maurice Harvey and Robert Philip, Charles Town [Charleston]...
Dates: 1748-1812

John Torrans letters

Identifier: Mss 0034-081
Collection Overview A letter from John Torrans to Alexander Rose recommends that Rose buy the brigantine Industry lying at Eveleigh's Wharf, "that she will do well to go to Suranam" [Surinam]. A postscript headed "Distillery Monday Morning" asks Rose to tell Forbes that "one of the Negros is run away." The second letter (penciled note on cover reads "Charleston, S.C. List of Negros to be Mortgaged") from Torrans to Rose states he has sent a bond and mortgage bought at Well's Shop, but "did not know how many...
Dates: approximately 1775

Warrants signed by Anthony Ashley Cooper

Identifier: Mss 0034-016
Collection Overview

Warrants signed by Anthony Ashley Cooper, Chancellor of the Exchequer of the Treasury of Great Britain relate to continuance of a pension (or annuity) granted to James Duke of Cambridge and his children and to the Lord Bishop of Winchester. Also available is a miniature copy of the minutes of the first meeting of the Carolina Proprietors in London, England on May 23, 1663, thought to be the oldest known business document in the history of South Carolina (typescript also available).

Dates: 1667-1668

Peter H. Wood papers

Identifier: AMN 1131
Abstract Peter Hutchins Wood (1943-), is a American historian who authored, "Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion." Wood was a Humanities Officer for the Rockefeller Foundation before teaching Colonial American history at Duke University from 1975 to 2008, where he was named Professor Emertius of History. Wood wrote the original version of "Black Majority" as his PhD dissertation at Harvard University, which was published in 1974.The...
Dates: 1964-1974; Majority of material found within 1973-1974