South Carolina -- History -- 1775-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Alexander Carns slave bill of sale
Identifier: Mss 0034-008
Bill of sale dated "29th December 1083" (1803) for a Negro girl named Luce sold by Alexander Carns of North Carolina to John Foster of Lancaster District, South Carolina. Witnessed by Catherine Carns.
Dates: 1803 December 29
John Cordes estate book, 1764-1798 (typescript copy)
Identifier: Mss 0034-017
Collection Overview Typescript copy of the John Cordes estate book (1764-1798) transcribed during a 1935-1937 W.P.A. project. Inventory and appraisal (1764) of the John Cordes estate contains lists of slaves (names and appraised values), dishes, furniture, linens, animals, rice, indigo, and other items. The volume also includes slaves (with names and valuations) taken by Catharine Cordes of Charleston (S.C.), and by Theodore Gaillard. Memorandums signed by the estate's executor Samuel Cordes are with other...
Charles Alfred DeSaussure memoirs (typescript copies)
Identifier: Mss 0034-020
Collection Overview Typescript copies of Charles Alfred DeSaussure's memoirs of plantation life (1850-1870) and life in the Confederate Army. The first manuscript describes special events and experiences primarily at Woodstock Plantation (Beaufort District, S.C.), the distribution of food and goods to slaves, the activities of slaves, names and descriptions of slaves and their work, religious life, Gullah language and people, and DeSaussure's education and recreational activities (swimming, boating, and...
Dates: approximately 1931
Charles Fraser book of precedents
Identifier: Mss 0017
Collection Overview Rebound indexed volume contains copies of legal cases compiled by Charles Fraser, drawings, and a clipping. The volume contains copies of writs for both civil and criminal actions and decisions from the Court of Chancery, Court of Pleas, and Commissioners of the Peace.; "Part First" contains writs and decisions. "Part Second" contains pleas, judgments, and executions. Drawings (renumbered pages 51 and 57) are of a bull and pig, and of a hand with pointed finger. A clipping concerns a case...
Dates: 1800-1819; Majority of material found within 1800-1807
Found in: Special Collections / Charles Fraser book of precedents
Irish Volunteers Company records
Identifier: Mss 0026
Organized in Charleston, South Carolina about 1798, the Irish Volunteers Company was first on active service in the War of 1812 where they served on patrol and constructed defenses. This collection contains typescript copies of "The History of the Irish Volunteers Company" (1798-1836) and minutes from organizational meetings from 1884-1901 and 1915-1929. They were transcribed during a Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project from 1935 to 1937.
Found in: Special Collections / Irish Volunteers Company records
Jane and William Pease papers
Identifier: AMN 1019
Abstract Jane H. Pease (born 1929) and William H. Pease (born 1924), professors emeritus from the the University of Maine, Orono, and former associate professors at the College of Charleston, wrote numerous books and articles on abolition, slavery, the history of Charleston, and many other topics.The collection consists of research material created and collected by the Peases for numerous projects. The materials document the enslaved and free blacks in Charleston, South Carolina, national...