Time Period: U.S. Civil War (1861 - 1865)

Sarah Campbell Allan, M.D. Papers 1895-1952

The Sarah Campbell Allan, M.D., Papers, 1895-1954, include a letter from John Gary Evans, Governor of South Carolina, offering her a position at the South Carolina State Lunatic Asylum; a copy of her will and other estate papers; her 1900 diary, kept while working at the South Carolina State Hospital and a typescript of the …


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Phillips Family Papers

The Phillips Family Papers collection is comprised of typescripts and manuscripts created by members of the Phillips family, prominent members of Charleston’s Jewish community in the Antebellum period. The collection contains recollections and a memoir, both serving as accounts of the family’s daily activities prior to and during the Civil War. Notable from the collection is a typescript copy account …


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Mulberry Plantation Journal, 1853-1908 (bulk 1853-1889)

The Mulberry Plantation Journals, 1853-1908 (bulk 1853-1889) collection is comprised of four bound journals containing records of Mulberry Plantation in Berkeley County, South Carolina kept by plantation owners John B. Milliken, Thomas Milliken and overseers C.A. Ward and R. Meynardie. Volume One kept by Thomas Milliken between 1853-1858, reports activities on the rice plantation such …


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Letters to Alfred Wardlaw, 1857-1862

The letters from Hiram Tilman to his father, Major Alfred Wardlaw, between the years 1857-1862 comprise the Letters to Alfred Wardlaw, 1857-1862 Collection. Sent from Memphis, Tennessee and other various locations to Charleston, South Carolina, these letters primarily concern slaves on the Wardlaw family plantation, the transport of slaves to Memphis, Tennessee and Hiram Tilman’s …


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Lazarus and Hirsch Family Papers

The Lazarus and Hirsch Family Papers collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, and documents created by and related to the Lazarus and Hirsch families, two prominent Jewish families in South Carolina. Notable from the collection are several letters between Jane Levy (Hart) and Mordecai M. Levy, grandparents of Jane Lazarus Raisin; a letter to Private …


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Berkeley County (S.C.) Memories – Daniel E. Smith, Jr. Collection

Thomas Smith, born in Exeter, Devon, England in 1648, came to South Carolina in 1684. He became a Landgrave in 1691 and Governor of South Carolina in 1693. His son, Judge Thomas Smith, Jr., Second Landgrave (1670-1738) bequeathed to his brother and sons acres of his Goose Creek lands, his Wassamasaw lands, and a proportional …


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Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Collection

This collection from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary located in Columbia, S.C., includes photographs, correspondence and documents that document its history and growth.


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Furman’s Legacy of Slavery

Primary and secondary sources related to the legacy of slavery at Furman University as identified by the work of the Task Force on Slavery and Justice in 2017-2018. Read the Report of the Task Force.


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Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Collection

This collection from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary located in Columbia, S.C., includes photographs, correspondence and documents that document its history and growth.


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Confederate Spartanburg

Despite resistance from many who hesitated to sever ties with the United States, the idea of Southern independence gained popularity as political rhetoric intensified between slave-holding and abolitionist states during the 1850s. In December of 1860, a convention of delegates from across the state took the initiative and repealed South Carolina’s 1788 ratification of the …


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