This is the diary of Henry Ravenel (1729-1785); Ren?? 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.
This account by Peter Timothy (1725 - 1782) entitled 'Journal of Observations' describes in great detail the movements of the British Army and Navy from 26 March ' 8 April 1780 during the siege of Charleston. Timothy wrote this account for Henry Laurens (1724-1792), who was in Philadelphia representing South Carolina in the Continental Congress. Prior to 1780, Timothy did not regularly correspond with Laurens. As the revolutionary fervor grew in the colonial capitol, divisions among the rebels created factions who were often at odds with each other over the levels and types of resistance to implement against the British authority. Within these divisions, Laurens was identified as a moderate while Timothy was active among the radicals and an outspoken representative of the Sons of Liberty. Timothy was one of several Charleston residents who frequently sent detailed accounts of the activities occurring in the colony.
This is the order book associated with the 4th South Carolina Regiment, which was established in November 1775 and formed part of the U.S. Continental Army between June 18, 1776 and January 1, 1781, when it was disbanded following the British capture of Charleston. It also contains orders relating to the 1st and 2nd South Carolina Regiments from September 15, 1775 onward, beginning with the capture of Fort Johnson. It discusses the allocation of men and material to various fortifications around the Charleston area, including Fort Sullivan, Fort Johnson, and the Grand Battery. The book accompanied Captain Barnard Elliott (d. 1778), who was reassigned from the 2nd to the 4th Regiment in November, 1775. Considerable reference is made to war plans, military discipline, including courts-martial, and camp life.
This account book contains information relating to the domestic slave trade, compiled by, or for, Alonzo White, an auctioneer, broker, and commission agent in Charleston, SC. It includes lists of enslaved people, one list of agricultural goods, attached lists of enslaved people and calculations. Slave lists include amounts of money received from sales as well as the names, ages and other information related to the enslaved person's physical conditions, occupations, and skills. Sales listed are for the estate of Dr. J.W. Schmidt (plantation in St. Bartholomew's Parish, Colleton District and "city negroes"), J.I.H., W.P. Ingraham (Spring Hill and Benevento Plantations), Lieutenant Shubrick, the estate of Mrs. James Lowndes, J.W. Wilkinson, W.J. Grayson, S. Magwood, Charles Alston Jr., and Capt. D.N. Ingraham. Additional sales are for R. DeTreville, Col. J.P. Alston (of Waccamaw), W.M. Hunt, H.P. Walker, J. Motte Alston, Charles Kerrison, Chas. Bearing, Harmony [Plantation], the estate of Harriett Hamlin (Samuel H. Hamlin, administrator), A. & W. Middleton, the estate of W[illia]m S. Fenell, and J.L. Fabian.
Receipt book belonging to Mary Motte Alston Pringle containing recipes, methods and remedies for food, housekeeping, and medicine from family, friends, articles and world travelers. Pringle often notes on effectiveness and provides personal anecdotes. Pages numbered 74 through 97 in Pringle's book are blank and therefore omitted. The table of contents can be found at the end of the book.
Receipt book of Mrs. William Timmons (likely Isabella Darrell Timmons, 1771-1843) containing recipes for cakes, medicinal remedies, puddings, household cleaners, animal and bug repellents, cocktails, and wines among other things.
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