The College of Charleston Magazine is a monthly publication released by the College of Charleston's Chrestomathic Society during the academic year. This volume is comprised of the bound together publications from the months of October 1899-June 1900.
Compilation of original deeds, titles, and other documents related to the transfer, sale, and ownership of the double tenement at 72-74 Tradd Street, known as the Fotheringham-McNeil Tenements. Documents span from 1765 to 1961, likely representing the entire history of the ownership of the double tenement throughout that time period. Also includes blueprints and photographs. (NOTE: Fotheringham has also been spelled Fotheringham.)
Black-and-white offset print reproduction with a portrait of French army officer Alfred Dreyfus during his 1899 trial for treason, from a sketch by Dr. Benoit Cimino. Published in the August 26, 1899, edition of Harper's Weekly.
Three bone buttons acquired from the bodies of John Brown's raiders. The bodies were reinterred at the John Brown Farm in North Elba, New York in 1899. Mounted and framed with a caricature of John Brown.
Black-and-white offset print reproduction of French army officer Alfred Dreyfus with his lawyer Edgar Demange during his 1899 trial for treason. Published in the September 2, 1899, edition of Harper's Weekly.
An envelope and enclosed four-page letter from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his son, Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton [Jr.?]. Grimke-Drayton tells his son about traveling on a "big boat" (presumably across the Atlantic Ocean to the U.S.) and that he had become ill while aboard ship.
A four-page letter from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his son, Theodore Grimke-Drayton [Jr.]. Grimke-Drayton tells his son that he is "far away" on a "very big boat." He also describes some of the animals he has seen while traveling.
An envelope and enclosed four-page letter from Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton to his son, Theodore Drayton Grimke-Drayton [Jr.?]. Grimke-Drayton tells his son that he may bring "terrapins" with him when he returns home to England. Grimke-Drayton tells his son to try to be good for his mother's sake.
Photographs taken by Sabina Elliott Wells in 1898-1899. Wells was a Charleston artist and designer; she was also a Newcomb potter. Photographs include scenes in Charleston and the Lowcountry, in northwest South Carolina (Table Rock and vicinity), and in western North Carolina (Flat Rock and vicinity). Scans were derived from negatives donated to Historic Charleston Foundation. (Note: Wells's diaries from 1898-1899 that document some of her travels, including sites represented in these photographs, are at the South Carolina Historical Society, "Sabina E. Wells papers, 1886-1942.")
Caricature of Joseph Pulitzer published in the March 9, 1899, edition of Life. The associated article reads : "The editor of the World is known wherever bad English is read, and depraved minds everywhere hail him as a source of inspiration. He has probably done more harm to morals, and has fostered with more real persistency the rapid undergrowth of American degeneracy than any other living man. What he might say of Life is therefore of great interest : 'Don' speag to me of Life. Dot paper is der worst ever, ain't it? Ven de Sun un Churnal un udder file sheets gome out against me, I laf ha-ha! Vat does it madder? But Life! Dot paper goes to der very peoples dot I vould buy myselluf a place among, because of my monish, un day vill not have me, Hah! It has cut into my cirgulation also, un made me a laughing stock. It makes me sick. Speag to me not of Life.' Mr. Pulitzer's views, though not new, may well bear reiterating, showing, as they do, that no refined family of taste can afford not to take Life regularly. Contrast the shame-faced individual with some grains of self-respect left who stealthily endeavors to conceal a copy of the World from sight, and the proud bearing of the man who spreads his Life where all may see the company he keeps. Merely to be seen with a copy of Life is a good mind advertisement."