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Records and correspondence
Personal narratives, Confederate
|Named Person:||Ker Boyce; Preston S Brooks; Pierce Mason Butler; Cane family.; Porch family.; John Cantey; James Willis Cantey; Zachariah Cantey; Mary Corbett; James Chesnut; Duncan McRae; John McRae; John Peter Richardson; William T Sherman; John Sims; Beaufort T Watts; Louis T Wigfall|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
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Includes letter, 12 Aug. 1801, Philadelphia, Pa., Duncan McRae to Zach[ariah] Cantey, Camden, S.C., re comparison of flour mills and quality of product in Pennsylvania and S.C.; letter, 28 Dec. 1832, Mulberry plantation, James Chesnut, to Maj. John Cantey, Camden, S.C., re settlement of his accounts due to the death of his father; letter, 15 Oct. 1833, Charleston, S.C., Ker Boyce, to Major John Cantey, re cotton market and impact on planters if efforts to recharter Second Bank of the United States proved unsuccessful; receipt, 19 Dec. 1835, Columbus, Ga., John Sims to John Cantey, payment for "services and influence with certain Indians in procuring" real estate.
Includes 11 letters, 1838-1865, various people and places in S.C. and N.C., to John McRae re engineering for the S.C. Rail Road and other companies, and cost and methods of railroad construction, including labor agreement, 1 Feb. 1846, for hiring of 8 African-American slaves identified by name to construct railroad lines during upcoming 11 months, printed on a standard form for employment of slave labor; letter, 26 June 1865, Charleston, S.C., Mary Corbett to John McRae, re loss of valuables left in his care, destruction by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, and condition of the family of Corbett's brother, Phillip J. Porcher.
Letters, 18 Dec. 1840-2 Apr. 1841, P[ierce] M[ason] Butler, Mobile, Ala. and Edgefield, S.C., to J.W. Cantey, re proposed duel between [Preston S.] Brooks and [Lewis T.] Wigfall, and comment on S.C. Governor [John Peter Richardson], with advice re women, romance, and money, "Tell him not to make any Locofoco speeches ... to marry a pretty yound rich wife ... & live happily like a Carolina gentleman."
Letter, 16 Feb. 1845, B[eaufort] T. Watts, Columbia, S.C., to General J[ames] W[illis] Cantey, re summer [militia] encampments, and disputes with England over the Oregon territory; bound volume, 1848-1849, created by John McRae, featuring engineering sketches of railroads and trestles, as well as accounts and notes.
- Boyce, Ker, -- 1787-1854 -- Correspondence.
- Brooks, Preston S., -- 1819-1857 -- Correspondence.
- Butler, Pierce Mason, -- 1798-1847 -- Correspondence.
- Cane family.
- Porch family.
- Cantey, John, -- 1786-1854 -- Correspondence.
- Cantey, James Willis, -- 1794-1860 -- Correspondence.
- Cantey, Zachariah, -- 1759-1822 -- Correspondence.
- Corbett, Mary -- Correspondence.
- Chesnut, James, -- 1773-1866 -- Correspondence.
- McRae, Duncan, -- 1754-1824 -- Correspondence.
- McRae, John, -- c.1809-1891.
- Richardson, John Peter, -- 1801-1864 -- Public opinion.
- Sherman, William T. -- (William Tecumseh), -- 1820-1891.
- Sims, John -- Correspondence.
- Watts, Beaufort T. -- Correspondence.
- Wigfall, Louis T. -- (Louis Trezevant), -- 1816-1874. -- Correspondence.
- Bank of the United States (1816-1836) -- Public opinion.
- South Carolina Railroad -- Records and correspondence.
- Feed industry -- South Carolina -- Kershaw County.
- Flour industry -- South Carolina -- Kershaw County.
- Indians of North America -- South Carolina.
- Plantation life -- Georgia -- Columbus.
- Plantations -- Alabama -- Management.
- Plantations -- Georgia -- Management.
- Railroads -- Southern States -- Records and correspondence.
- Reconstruction -- South Carolina.
- Slave labor -- South Carolina.
- Charleston (S.C.) -- Commerce.
- Columbus (Ga.) -- Commerce.
- Kershaw County (S.C.) -- Social life and customs.
- Mobile (Ala.) -- Commerce.
- South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.
- South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.