Trenholm, George Alfred, 1806-1876

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Secretary of Confederate Treasury; member of South Carolina House of Representatives; cotton broker and native of Charleston, S.C.; Trenholm owned John Fraser & Company of Charleston, S.C., and shipped sea island cotton to Fraser, Trenholm, and Co. (Liverpool, England); Trenholm also owned interests in interests in steamships, railroads, banks, hotels, plantations, wharves, and cotton presses; father of William Lee Trenholm (1836-1901), who served as Captain, Company B, Seventh Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry.

From the description of George Alfred Trenholm papers, 1864-1923. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 43545546

Confederate secretary of the treasury, cotton merchant, and South Carolina legislator.

From the description of George Alfred Trenholm papers, 1853-1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980228

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Trenholm family. Trenholm family correspondence, 1864-1871. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Deas, Alston, 1893-1985. Alston Deas collection of property records, 1823-1895. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Jefferson Davis miscellany, 1877 Mar. 17, undated. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Lafitte, John Baptiste, 1822-1887. John Baptiste Lafitte papers, 1862-1887. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Barnwell, Edward H., 1832-1908. Edward H. Barnwell papers, 1860-1882. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Trenholm, George Alfred, 1806-1876. George Alfred Trenholm papers, 1853-1897. Library of Congress
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Jefferson Davis collection, 1861-1865. William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Papers of Jefferson Davis [manuscript], 1877-1887. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn De Bow, J. D. B. (James Dunwoody Brownson), 1820-1867. Papers, 1779-1915. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Bryce family. Bryce family papers, 1804-1938. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Ryan, John S. John S. Ryan papers, 1858-186[3?]. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Trenholm, George Alfred, 1806-1876. George Alfred Trenholm papers, 1864-1923. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Whaley, Mitchell & Clancy. Whaley, Mitchell & Clancy law firm records, 1853-1871, bulk 1866-1871. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Ravenel, Daniel, 1789-1873. Daniel Ravenel papers, 1815-1871. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Jefferson Davis collection 1861-1865 Davis, Jefferson collection William L. Clements Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Barnwell, Edward H., 1832-1908. person
correspondedWith Bryce family. family
correspondedWith Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury. corporateBody
correspondedWith Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Deas, Alston, 1893-1985. person
associatedWith De Bow, J. D. B. (James Dunwoody Brownson), 1820-1867. person
correspondedWith DeBow, J. D. B. (James Dunwoody Brownson), 1820-1867 person
correspondedWith Kenner, Duncan Farrar, 1813-1887 person
correspondedWith Laffite, Jean person
associatedWith Lafitte, John Baptiste, 1822-1887. person
correspondedWith Macbeth, Eliza Trenholm person
associatedWith Porter, W. D. person
associatedWith Ravenel, Daniel, 1789-1873. person
associatedWith Ryan, John S. person
correspondedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872 person
associatedWith Trenholm, Anna Helen Holmes, 1810-1885. person
associatedWith Trenholm family. family
associatedWith Wallace, Campbell. person
correspondedWith Whaley, Mitchell & Clancy. corporateBody
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Hampton Plantation (Richland County, S.C.)
United States
Southern States
South Carolina--Richland County
Augusta (Ga.)
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
Charleston (S.C.)
Columbia (S.C.)
South Carolina
Confederate States of America
Confederate State of America
South Carolina
Subject
Slavery
Finance, Public
Imports
Plantation management
Prisoners of war
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Legislators
Merchants
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Birth 1806-02-25

Death 1876-12-09

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