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- Henrietta Smalls was born in Germantown SC on October 24, 1925 to Mary and Isaiah Robinson. She moved to Shulerville and Mauss Swamp before returning to Germantown. According to Smalls, life was rough: there was no electricity or running water, and there was little opportunity for employment. Her mother planted a garden and cooked on wood fires; the family also had cows, hogs, and chickens. Smalls helped out by gathering firewood, pumping water from a well, and washing clothes. Walking was a necessity without a car. She married Peter Smalls; he served in the Army in the Pacific in World War II, and afterward worked for many years at the Naval Shipyard. Before she married, Smalls worked at Hampton Plantation a couple days a week in the flower gardens. She had four children, and after they were all in school she went to work in Charleston at National Linen. Smalls’ godmother was Sue Alston, known as the Angel of Hampton Plantation. She spent much time with Alston at her home in Germantown, and described her as the mother of the community. Smalls went to her church – Howard AME – and attended prayer meetings at her home. She has continued to plant a garden, and greens are her favorite. Smalls talked about Hurricane Hugo, and the recent flooding. After the family got a car, Smalls helped out members of the Germantown community, taking people shopping, to the doctor, and on other business. She reflected on changes in her community.
- One of three scrapbooks compiled by William Henry Johnson containing, among other materials, photographs depicting scenes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, with descriptive notes. Volume 1 includes photographs depicting cemeteries, churches, plantations, historic buildings, ruins, landscapes, and the interiors of buildings. Subjects include locations in Berkeley County, St. Johns (Berkeley) Parish, Goose Creek, and along the Cooper River. Other sites and subjects include Belmont, Black Oak Church, Bluford, Casada, Cedar Grove, Cedar Spring, Comingtee, a Prioleau family burial ground, Crowfield, Dean Hall Plantation, Dockon Plantation, Eutaw, Eutaw Springs, Exeter, Fairspring, Fort Dorchester, Four Hole Swamp, Gippy, Gravel Hill, the gravestone of Susan Bee, Hanover Plantation, Indian Fields Campground, Ingleside, Indianfield, Liberty Hall Club, Lewisfield, Magnolia Cemetery, monument of Col. Hezekiah Maham, grave of Major Majoribanks, Medway Plantation, Mepkin, a milestone by the Cooper River, Moorfield, Mount Pleasant Plantation, Mulberry Castle, North Hampton, Numertia, The Oaks Plantation, Ophir, Otranto Hunting Club, Parnassus, Pimlico, Pinegrove, Pond Bluff, Pooshee Plantation, John Poppenheim's plantation, Quarter house, Red Bank Hunting Club, an Episcopal church in Pineville, Rice Hope Plantation, The Rocks, St. James Goose Creek church, St. Johns Berkeley rectory site, St. Johns AME Church, a St. Julien family house, a Santee Canal lock, "Sarrazin house," a shanty, Somerset Plantation, Somerton Plantation, "Francis Marion spring," Springfield, Stoney Landing, Strawberry Chapel, Ten Mile Hill, Thoroughgood, Wadboo Barony, Wadboo bridge, Walnut Grove, Walworth, Wampee, Wampoolah, Wappetaw, Washington Plantation, the Whaley place, White Hall, Wiskinboo, Woodlawn, and Yeamans Hall.
- Includes photos of Medway "before buying," family members spending time with newlywed Gertrude and Sidney at Medway including Katherine and Charlie Biddle, Jane Pansa, John and Laddie Sanford, Morris Legendre and wife Nancy Newbold, and Landine Legendre. Also includes photos of a quail shoot at Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston (S.C.).
- Photographs of time spent at Medway Plantation, Sea Island (Ga. ), Cypress Gardens (S. C. ), the Hutton family's Laurel Spring Plantation (S. C. ). Also includes Sidney's departure to Washington D. C. for World War II, a visit from British commander Sir John Dill, and visits from Charlie and Katherine Biddle, Armant Legendre, Morris Legendre, designer Marion Hall, and Charleston lawyer Ben Scott Whaley. Also includes family photographs taken by Toni Frissell and a Toni Frissell photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar magazine staged at Medway (models include Ruth Ackerman, Sandra Payson, Mary Fenwick, Bokara, and Landine.
- This is the diary of Henry Ravenel (1729-1785); René Ravenel 1st (1762-1822); and Henry Ravenel (1790-1867) concerning the years 1731-1860. It covers subjects such as births and deaths of family and slaves; illness; finances; farming rice, corn and indigo; slavery; weather observations; the American Revolution; and building projects. A span of 54 blank pages in the middle of the document is represented by a single image. Further, the latter half of the document appears flipped 90 degrees in the original document but has been rotated for easier online viewing.