Published in 1785, the Tobler almanac for South Carolina and Georgia contains a Charleston City Directory and listing of the Civil Officers in South Carolina in addition to weather forecasts, planting information, tide table, household remedies, and other folklore. The almanac is 20 pages long, missing its title page, and contains one illustration concerning the anatomy of a man's body governed by the twelve constellations.
Published in 1790, the city directory for Charleston includes a city plan from 1788, a street reference to accompany the city plan, alphabetical listings of residents with occupations and addresses, meetings of lodges and societies, a list of corporation, signals at the fort, and the revenue system of the United States. The directory is 56 pages long and features on fold-out city plan illustration.
Rough notes (circa 1834) for a reply by Thomas S. Grimke to an article in the May/June 1834 issue of the Calumet about the merits (or not) of defensive war, the fair copy of which was lost and never published. The notes are on the reverse of a letter (1796) in French to Grimke's father, John F. Grimke, from his daughter's tutor.
Charles Fraser (1782-1860) was a lifelong resident of Charleston, South Carolina and a renowned artist known primarily for his miniatures of fellow Charlestonians. Starting in 1798, before delving full time into his art, Fraser studied law under John Julius Pringle, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and others, and was admitted to the bar in 1806. This Book of Precedents was apparently written by Fraser as a reference work for his legal studies. Compiled mostly from 1800 -1807, the book contains copies of writs, pleas and judgments and includes cases adjudicated from 1736-1819, almost all of which were heard in Charleston district courts. "Part First" contains writs and decisions. "Part Second" contains pleas, judgments and executions. Full text in progress. Indexed. 242p. In the rebound volume the indexes appear at the end of the manuscript. They were placed in front in this digital collection to facilitate use.
Published in 1801, the city directory for Charleston includes wharfage of vessels, goods and merchandise, the revenue system of the United States, the yearly almanac calendar, the court system of the United States, a list of U.S. towns, the postal and military service of the U.S., a list of duties, and listings of residents with occupations and addresses. The directory is 125 pages with pages 95 and 96 missing from this printing.
Legal investigation surrounding Thomas Drayton's will. Lawyers King and Petigru question Thomas Wilson, Drayton's brother-in-law, about drawing up Drayton's will, Drayton's executorship, and other issues.
A letter from Thomas S. Grimke to James McAdam of the Belfast Natural History Society offering copies of his publications and his thoughts on the influence of Christianity on the United States and the need for biblically influenced education over classical and mathematical education