John Blake White papers, 1732-1923 [manuscript].


White, John Blake, 1781-1859. John Blake White papers, 1732-1923 [manuscript].

John Blake White papers, 1732-1923 [manuscript].

Scattered papers of John Blake White, Charleston, S.C., lawyer, painter, and dramatist; of his son, Octavius Augustus White (1826-1903), physician in Charleston, the Confederate army, and New York; and of O. A. White's son, John Blake White (1850-1935), New York physician. The collection consists largely of family land grants and deeds, estate accounts, and miscellaneous business papers. Also included are a small amount of widely scattered correspondence, medical writings and brief literary essays, and a scrapbook of writings and public health clippings pertaining to New York, 1870-1881 and 1891-1907. Correspondence includes letters, 1817-1822, describing slaves in an estate to be settled, and letters, 1899-1900, from Sen. Benjamin Ryan Tillman about paintings of John Blake White.

279 items (1.5 linear ft.).

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White, Octavius A. (Octavius Augustus), 1826-1903 (person)

White, John Blake, 1850-1935. (person)

White, John Blake, 1781-1859 (person)

Artist, dramatist, and lawyer. Born in Eutaw Springs, S.C., White later resided in Charleston, S.C. In 1800 he went to London (England) to study painting under Benjamin West; in 1808 he was admitted to the bar in South Carolina. White produced a number of paintings including portraits, miniatures, and historical paintings. He also authored several plays which were produced in the theaters of Charleston and elsewhere. His first wife was Elizabeth Allston (d. 1817). From the descriptio...

Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918 (person)

Farmer, governor of South Carolina, 1890-1894, and U.S. senator, 1895-1918; from Trenton (Edgefield Co.), S.C. From the description of Papers, 1894-1897. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400241 The series title represents "Personal Unprocessed" and was designed as such by staff at the South Caroliniana Library as part of their system of classifying collections. Apparently this part of the Tillman Papers was processed at a later date than the Incoming and Outg...