Oliver Beirne papers, 1860-1896 [manuscript].


Oliver Beirne papers, 1860-1896 [manuscript].

Business papers, including letters from a business associate, John Echols (1823-1899), and correspondence between Beirne's son-in-law, William Porcher Miles (1822-1899) and Beverly R. Johnston over a law suit involving a property dispute with John Smith Preston (1809-1881) of Abingdon, Va. Also included are bills, receipts, financial records, railroad stocks, and papers relating to the management of the Houmas Plantation, Ascension Parish, La.

About 350 items (0.5 linear ft.).

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Echols, John, 1823-1896

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Beirne, Oliver, fl. 1860-1896.

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Landowner of West Virginia and Louisiana; postmaster, Sweet Springs, W. Va. From the description of Oliver Beirne papers, 1860-1896 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 23107527 Oliver Beirne (fl. 1860-1896) was a landowner of West Virginia and Louisiana and postmaster of Sweet Springs, W. Va. From the guide to the Oliver Beirne Papers, ., 1860-1896, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) ...

Johnston, Beverly K.

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Miles, William Porcher, 1822-1899

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William Porcher Miles (1822-1899) was a South Carolina educator, mayor of Charleston, S.C. (1855-1857), United States Representative (1857-1860), member of the Confederate House of Representatives and chair of its Military Affairs Committee. After the Civil War, he was a planter in Virginia, then president of South Carolina College, then a planter again, this time in Louisiana. Miles married Betty Bierne (d. 1874), the daughter of Oliver Bierne, a wealthy Virginia and Louisiana planter, in 1863....

Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881

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Member of the S.C. General Assembly (1848-1851); lieutenant colonel in Confederate Army; mustered troops in Charleston, S.C. (Nov. 1861 through Jan. 1862); commander of prison camp in Columbia, S.C. (Feb.-Mar. 1862); conscription officer for South Carolina (Apr. 1862-July 1863) in Columbia, S.C. From the description of Letter, 1862 Feb. 20, Columbia, S.C., to Robert E. Lee. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 37787271 Confederate general; South Carolina repre...