William Lowndes papers, 1754-1941 [manuscript].


Lowndes, William, 1782-1822. William Lowndes papers, 1754-1941 [manuscript].

William Lowndes papers, 1754-1941 [manuscript].

The collection is chiefly William Lowndes's correspondence while in Congress, 1811-1821, including letters written from Washington, D.C., to his wife, Elizabeth (Pinckney) Lowndes, discussing his personal and social life; and letters he received from notable politicians, including John Quincy Adams, Joseph Alston, John C. Calhoun, Langdon Cheves, William H. Crawford, William Drayton, Hamilton Fish, John Forsyth, James Hamilton, Robert Y. Hayne, Daniel H. Huger, Hugh S. Legare, James Monroe, Thomas Pinckney, Eldred Simkins, and William Wirt. Among other items are letters, 1758-1799, between William Lowndes's father, Rawlins (1721-1800), of Charleston, S.C., and English and West Indian merchants; a fragment of a diary of Charles Lowndes, 1754-1755, chiefly concerning social life in London; detailed reminiscences of William's grandson, Thomas Pinckney Lowndes (1839-1899), concerning antebellum life, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in Charleston; copies of speeches by William Lowndes; and his notebooks on law and congressional matters.

About 350 items (1.0 linear ft.).

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Lowndes, William, 1782-1822

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S.C. legislator (1806-1810) and U.S. congressman (1811-1822). From the description of William and Thomas Lowndes letters, 1795-1846. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36272600 S.C. Representative, 1811-1822, Democrat, from Colleton County, S.C.; born at Horseshoe plantation near Jacksonborough, S.C.; died, 27 Oct. 1822, buried at sea while en route to Europe. From the description of William Lowndes papers, 1791-1901. (University of South Carolina). W...

Lowndes, Thomas Pinckney, 1839-1899.

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Lowndes, Rawlins, 1721-1800

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Colonial member of S.C. General Assembly; President then Governor of S.C.; anti-Federalist attorney and planter of Charleston, S.C.; native of island of St. Kitts (British West Indies); migrated to S.C. with his family in 1730. From the description of Rawlins Lowndes papers, 1773 July 9-1959, (bulk, 1773 July 9-1779 Jan. 30). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 34528546 Governor of South Carolina and jurist. From the description of Bill and letter...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Pinckney, Thomas, 1750-1828

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Charleston, S.C. attorney, politician, plantation owner, and Revolutionary War officer. He was the son of Charles Pinckney (ca. 1699-1758) and Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793). Thomas Pinckney was interested in scientific agriculture and authored a number of articles on the subject. From the description of Thomas Pinckney papers, ca. 1790-ca. 1825. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 35953391 Charleston, South Carolina attorney, soldier, and politici...

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

Lowndes, Charles, fl. 1754-1755.

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Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834

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Diplomat and U.S. secretary of the treasury. From the description of William Harris Crawford papers, 1810-1914 (bulk 1812-1834). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77668825 William Harris Crawford was born on February 24, 1772, in Amherst County (later Nelson County), Virginia, to Fanny Harris and Joel Crawford. The family moved to the Edgefield District of South Carolina in 179 and then to Richmond County (later Columbia County), Georgia in 1783. After several years of teaching...

Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

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South Carolina statesman. From the description of Letters, 1783-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31977848 From the description of Papers, 1765-1902. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 17363885 Vice-President of United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington, D.C.], to B.S. Thomas, 1841 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134323 From the description of Autograph letter signed : ...

Legaré, Hugh Swinton 1797?-1843

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Legare was a lawyer and legislator whose career included terms in the South Carolina legislature and in Congress (elected 1836). In 1841, President Tyler appointed him attorney-general. From the description of Letter to B. Northrup, 22 September 1841. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234341782 Lawyer, editor, and politician, from Charleston, S.C. From the description of Papers, 1837-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19865911 ...

Forsyth, John, 1780-1841

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John Forsyth (1780-1841) was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on October 22. He graduated from Princeton in 1799 and was admitted to the bar in 1802. In 1808, Forsyth became the Attorney-General of Georgia. He was elected governor of Georgia in 1828. He married Clara Meigs, daughter of Josiah Meigs, who was the first president of Franklin College (later named the University of Georgia). Forsyth died on October 21, 1841. From the description of John Forsyth papers, 1811-1841. (Georgi...

Simkins, Eldred James, 1838-1903

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Eldred J. Simkins (1838-1903) was a lawyer born in South Carolina who fought in the Civil War, lived on a plantation in Florida, and later in his life became a Texas state senator. He married Eliza Josephine Trescot, whose father, Edward Henry Trescot, was a physician who traveled to California in 1849 in search of gold and settled in Mariposa County, never returning to South Carolina. Eliza and Eldred had five children: Martha, Benjamin B., Joseph Stewart, Frances Earle, and Emma. F...

Wirt, William, 1772-1834

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William Wirt, lawyer and author of Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., served as United States attorney general from 1817 until 1829. He wrote Letters of the British Spy (1803) and Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry (1817). From the description of William Wirt letters, 1816-1820; 1832-1833 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23469832 Philip Lightfoot of Culpeper County, Virginia served as a lieutenant in the Continental Army Artillery ...

Huger, Daniel Elliott, 1779-1854

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Alston, Joseph, 1778-1816

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Hayne, Robert Young, 1791-1839

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American statesman; governor of S.C. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, to M. Carey, 1816 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270466688 From the description of Autograph letter in third person, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269606184 Charleston and St. Paul Parish, S.C. attorney, South Carolina state legislator and governor, and U.S. senator. From the description of Letter : to M. Kelly, 1825 Sept. 1. (The South C...

Cheves, Langdon, 1776-1857

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South Carolina judge, plantation owner, state legislator, U.S. representative, and U.S. official. From the description of Langdon Cheves power of attorney, 1806. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36865568 Banker and U.S. representative from South Carolina. From the description of Letter of Langdon Cheves, 1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453223 South Carolina plantation owner, attorney, judge, politician, and U.S. officia...

United States. Congress

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Bills of the 96th Congress to provide for temporary increases in the public debt limit, and for other purposes. From the description of Public debt legislation, 96th Congress : legislative history of public debt legislation, 1979-1980. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 243776779 Bill of the 96th Congress to impose a windfall profit tax on domestic crude oil, and for other purposes. From the description of Crude oil windfall profit tax act of 1980 ...

Hamilton, James, 1786-1857

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Governor of S.C., 1830-1832, and politician landowner of Texas; legislator, lawyer and mayor of Charleston, S.C.; political offices held include: S.C. House, 1819-1822; S.C. Senate, 1834-1838; U.S. House for S.C., 1823-1829; U.S. Senator of Texas, 1857; co-founder of "Southern Quarterly Review;" son of James Hamilton (1750-1833); husband of Elizabeth Mathews Heyward Hamilton. From the description of James Hamilton papers, 1820-1859. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id:...

Lowndes, Elizabeth Pinckney

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Drayton, William, 1776-1846

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Member of the Continental Congress. Not a "Signer" From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to W. Godfrey, Esq., 1839 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527093 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S.C., to Henry Davis, in Baltimore, 1811 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517789 U.S. Representative from South Carolina; born in St. Augustine, Fla.; attended preparatory schoo...

Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893

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American statesman; Secretary of State. From the description of Letter signed : Washington, to Thomas J. Durant, 1870 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538114 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F.B. Schell, 1890 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526181 American statesman and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to William B. Snell, Esq., (18)76 Dec. 19. (Unknown). World...