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Pierce Mason Butler papers, 1819-1883.

Author: Pierce Mason Butler; Miranda Julia Duval Butler; Isaac Harding Duval
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Chiefly papers re Pierce Mason Butler's career as soldier, banker, planter, Indian Agent, and Governor of S.C., including family correspondence; notebooks (1829-1846) containing memoranda and personal accounts; notebooks (1848-1856) of Butler's wife Miranda Julia (Duval) Butler; bills and receipts re the settlement of Butler's estate and family finances; and other family papers. Includes material covering Butler's
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal narratives
Named Person: Pierce Mason Butler; Isaac Harding Duval; Miranda Julia Duval Butler; A Burt; Edwin W De Leon; F H Elmore; James C Gardner; Robert Barnwell Rhett; Robert Young Hayne; William C Preston; Butler family.
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Pierce Mason Butler; Miranda Julia Duval Butler; Isaac Harding Duval
OCLC Number: 43743092
Notes: Pob.
Description: 1376 items. 8 v.
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Chiefly papers re Pierce Mason Butler's career as soldier, banker, planter, Indian Agent, and Governor of S.C., including family correspondence; notebooks (1829-1846) containing memoranda and personal accounts; notebooks (1848-1856) of Butler's wife Miranda Julia (Duval) Butler; bills and receipts re the settlement of Butler's estate and family finances; and other family papers. Includes material covering Butler's activities as agent to the Cherokee Indians at Fort Gibson (Arkansaw), information on the Nesbitt [Iron] Manufacturing Co., education of the children, the Butler property in Lousiana; Edgefield Academy (S.C.), and South Carolina College. Correspondents include Amistead Burt, Edwin DeLeon, Franklin Harper Elmore, William C. Preston, and Robert Barnwell Rhett.

Will, 2 Nov. 1818, Edgefield District, S.C., of William Moore, with Pierce Mason Butler as legatee; Army commission, 1 Sept. 1822; letter, 11 Jan. 1833, Columbia, S.C., Pierce M. Butler, to Robert Y. Hayne, Charleston, S.C., re recruiting soldiers, preparations for military service, and gathering and storing supplies.

Letter, 7 Jan. 1835, Columbia, S.C., Pierce M. Butler, to William Campbell Preston, re resignation of postmastership and offering several possible replacements; letter, 17 July 1840 (Columbia, S.C.) to General James Jones in Aiken, S.C., re Butler's somewhat cryptic response to Jones' informative letter of 15 July 1840, which Butler reports "places the matter in an entirely different light to what I had ever heard," and he is convinced that "some active & decided mover in the matter" is all that is wanting. He assures Jones that he will be "instrumental in any way in meeting your kind & generous suggestions" and that he will be "glad to aid any plan that shall settle a matter." Butler concludes his letter by noting that "Young Brooks" had been sent to him and that he "must take care of him" even though he is "not his friend-direct." commission as Colonel of the Palmetto Regiment, 29 June 1846; affidavit, c. 1845, re property owned and indebtedness, including character appraisal of slaves; list and description, 1 July 1846, of African-American slaves; printed orders, 22 and 23 Nov. 1846, assembling S.C. troops to serve in the Mexican War.

Memoirs, c. 1890s, by Isaac Harding Duval, re activities as a member of Pierce M. Butler's staff during Butler's service as Indian Commissioner in 1846; correspondence, 9 Sept. 1973-31 Mar. 1974, between Pierce Butler and James C. Gardner of Shreveport, La., re Butler family's plantation.

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