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Warren Hubert Moïse Letters, 1933-1939

Warren Hubert Moïse Letters, 1933-1939

This collection consists of fifteen letters by Warren Hubert Moïse, eleven to his nephew Edwin Warren Moïse and four to Edwin's wife, Marion Cobb Gerdine Moïse. The letters discuss the careers of Warren Hubert's father, Edwin Warren Moïse, a prominent attorney, legislator, and judge in Louisiana, and his uncle, the painter Theodore Sidney Moïse. Warren Hubert details the Moïse family's financial struggles after the Civil War and provides genealogical information about the extended Moïse family as well as the family of his mother, Louise Hubert, Edwin Warren's second wife, and the family of Matilda Jane Vaughn, Theodore Sidney's second wife. The collection also includes two letters to his nephew Edwin Warren Moïse from the Metropolitan Museum of Art offering advice on care of a portrait of his grandfather, Edwin Warren Moïse, painted by Theodore Sidney Moïse, as well as a series of photographs of Warren Hubert Moïse and friends originally enclosed in a letter to Edwin Warren Moïse. Part of the Jewish Heritage Collection, The Warren Hubert Moïse Letters were donated to the College of Charleston's Addlestone Library by Marion Gerdine Moïse Bierwirth in 2009.

 

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St. Andrew's Society of Charleston Records, 1729-2001

Letter from St. Andrew's Society of Charleston
The St. Andrew's Society is a social and benevolent organization founded in 1729 in Charleston, South Carolina. Named after the patron saint of Scotland, it is the oldest organization of its type and the progenitor for many other St. Andrews Societies in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Established to "do generous and charitable actions... and [to] promote some public good," the organization initially provided assistance through monetary handouts to the poor and disadvantaged of Charleston. Today the organization provides regular funding to various local charities and educational institutions each year.
 
This collection includes administrative, financial, and membership records, records of charitable assistance, and other materials of the St. Andrew's Society of Charleston. Records document the social and benevolent activities of the St. Andrew's Society between the years 1729 to 2001. Additional material in this collection will be digitized over time.
 
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City Year Books for Charleston, South Carolina, 1880-1951

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The Thomas Haythe Rare Book Collection

Printed during the 15th and 16th centuries, this collection of rare books includes works from medieval France with a particular focus on the theme of chivalry. Written primarily in French and Latin, the texts describe stories of love, politics, humor, religion and many other aspects of medieval life. Additional titles in this collection will be digitized over time, and include: Romant de la Rose (1528), Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis (Use of Paris) (ca. 1460-1470), and Les Gestes de Chevalier Bayard (1525).

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Henry Laurens Account Book, 1766-1773

Laurens Account Book

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 tenements, and an Ansonborough house and lot. One personal entry is for "my arrears & fines in full" for the Charlestown Library Society.

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L. Mendel Rivers Papers, 1940-1962

Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, legislative files, political files, and committee files of L. Mendel Rivers (1905-1970), Democratic United States Representative from South Carolina's 1st Congressional District from 1941 to 1970. Materials primarily relate to Rivers' service in Congress from 1955 to 1962 with topics including the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs invasion, Civil Rights, public school desegregation, and the United States Armed Services and defense programs. Also included are committee files concerning Rivers' service as Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services and his service on the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee.

The processing and digitization of this collection was made possible through a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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Senator Burnet R. Maybank Papers, 1914-1973

Maybank Telegram

Legislative files, correspondence, printed material, voting records, and personal papers of Burnet Rhett Maybank (1899-1954), United States Senator from 1941 to 1954. Materials primarily relate to Maybank's professional life as a United States Senator and include his legislative working files and constituent correspondence. The collection also includes a small amount of personal papers concerning Maybank and his family including personal correspondence, financial material, photographs, property and real estate records, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, and estate settlements. Major topics of this archival collection include World War II, civil rights legislation, the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC), the Korean War, the Cold War, labor, price control, the Charleston Navy Yard, the Santee Cooper Hydroelectric and Navigation Project, and the Savannah River Site atomic plant.

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The processing and digitization of this collection was made possible through a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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College of Charleston Magazines

College of Charleston Magazines

The College of Charleston Magazine was published monthly by the students of the College of Charleston during the academic year, under the auspices of the Chrestomathic Society. It's aim was "to foster and encourage a literary spirit among the students, to bring the College more into public prominence than it has heretofore been, and also to place it [the College] in direct communication with the various universities and colleges existing throughout the country".  This collection contains College of Charleston magazines published from 1898 through 1945.

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Grimke Family Papers, 1678-1977

Grimke Family Papers, 1678-1977

This collection includes the Revolutionary War papers of John Paul Grimke and his son John Faucheraud Grimke, with materials regarding the latter as intendant (mayor) of Charleston. The papers of his son Thomas Smith Grimke document temperance, politics and education and also contain an autograph collection. With papers of Thomas's siblings Frederick Grimke, abolitionists Sarah Moore Grimke and Angelina Grimke Weld and others.

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