Preston Davie collection, 1560-1903.

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Davie, Preston, b. 1881. Preston Davie collection, 1560-1903.

Preston Davie collection, 1560-1903.

Papers are scattered, largely unrelated items, some of interest chiefly as autographs, others containing significant information on political and military affairs. The greatest number of items relates to the Revolutionary War in the South, particularly the Carolinas, but also Virginia and Georgia. These include letters and other documents of many military and civic leaders. There are papers related to French attempts at colonization in the 16th century, 18th-century colonial history of the Carolinas, and the siege of Charleston, S.C., 1780; and letters, 1774-1779, from John Pringle (1753-1843) of South Carolina discussing American Revolutionary diplomacy from Europe. A separate series consists of documents pertaining to lands in North and South Carolina acquired by the Kershaw and Chesnut families of South Carolina. Persons represented in the collection include: John Ashe (1720?- 1781), Theodore Broughton, William Bull (1710-1791), Thomas Burke (ca. 1747-1783), Richard Caswell (1729-1789), Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572), Christopher Gadsden (1724-1805), Horatio Gates (1728-1806), Alexander Gillon (1741-1794), James Glen (1701-1777), Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), Wade Hampton (1754-1835), Cornelius Harnett (1723-1781), William Howe (1732-1786), Allen Jones (1729-1793), Henry Laurens (1724-1792), John Laurens (1754-1782), John Alexander Lillington (1725-1786), Francis Marion (1732-1795), Alexander Martin (1740-1807), Abner Nash (1740-1786), Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828), Griffith Rutherford (1721-1805), John Rutledge (1739- 1800), Jethro Sumner (1733-1785), Nicholas Trott (1663-1740), and William Tryon (1729-1788).

About 600 items (3.0 linear feet)

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Marion, Francis, 1732-1795

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Francis Marion organized his brigade of South Carolina militia late in 1780. From the description of Orderly book of Marion's Brigade of South Carolina militia, 1781, Feb. 16 - 1782, Dec. 15. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122560055 General Marion is known as the "Swamp Fox" since he based his guerrilla operations in the South Carolina low country. From the description of ALS, 1781 May 29 : Georgetown, to Major ...

Martin, Alexander, 1738-1807

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Alexander Martin (1738-1807) was a merchant, lawyer, delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress, U.S. senator, and governor of North Carolina, and army officer. ...

Kershaw family.

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Glen, James, 1701-1777

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Information not available at present. From the guide to the Glen, James, 1749, (Senate House Library, University of London) Colonial governor of South Carolina. From the description of Autograph document signed : to Thomas Charnock and William Davis, 1753 August 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269561375 Governor of S.C. 1738-1756; resident in S.C., 1743-1761; native of Linlithgow, Scotland; Glen's sister, Margaret, married S.C. planter John Drayton, J...

Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792

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Charleston, S.C. merchant, plantation owner, and politician. In June 1775 Laurens became president of the first Provincial Congress. From the description of Correspondence, 1775. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521798 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S. C., to an unidentified recipient, 1762 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871270 Henry Laurens was a merchant; he w...

Nash, Abner, approximately 1740-1786

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Abner Nash (circa 1740-1786) was a Revolutionary governor of North Carolina, 1780-1781, and member of the Continental Congress. He was born in Virginia and moved to North Carolina in 1762, living at various times in Jones County and near New Bern, N.C. From the guide to the Abner Nash Letters, ., 1777-1783, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Governor of North Carolina, North Carolina delegate of the U.S. Continental Congre...

Bull, William, 1710-1791

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Epithet: of Aylesbury British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000875.0x0001a5 Lieutenant governor and commander-in-chief in S.C. during colonial period. From the description of Papers, 1770, 1774. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43737901 Peter Collinson (1694 – 1768) was an English merchant and botanist. From the guide to the Peter Collinson papers, 1560-1811 (inclusive),...

Rutherford, Griffith

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Griffith Rutherford (1721-1805) was a colonial and Revolutionary official, military officer, and land speculator. He was born in Ireland, but by the early 1750s, had settled in Rowan County, N.C. From the description of Griffith Rutherford letter, 1776 November 18. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24040820 Griffith Rutherford was a colonial and Revolutionary official, military officer, and land speculator. He was born in Ireland, but by the early 17...

Rutledge, John, 1739-1800

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American statesman and jurist. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [Charleston?], to William Drayton, 1788 Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270633315 State legislator, militia officer, and U.S. Representative from South Carolina. From the description of Papers, 1760-1862; (bulk 1788-1798). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20159068 Governor of South Carolina, delegate from South Carolina to U.S. Continental Congr...

Coligny, Gaspard de, seigneur de Châtillon, 1519-1572

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Davie, Preston, b. 1881.

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Preston Davie of Louisville, Ky., and New York, N.Y., was a lawyer and collector of historical manuscripts and books chiefly relating to the history of the American South during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods. From the description of Preston Davie collection, 1560-1903. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26380451 Preston Davie (born 1881) of Louisville, Ky., and New York, N.Y., was a lawyer and collector of historical manuscripts and books...

Pringle, John Julius, 1753-1843

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Chesnut family.

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Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

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American revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Traveller's Rest, to F. Meriwether, Esq., 1787 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864014 Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory of Saratoga. After Saratoga...

Lillington, John A.

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John Alexander Lillington (1725-1786) was a Patriot general from North Carolina who served in the Revolutionary War. From the description of John A. Lillington letters, 1780-1782 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24040665 From the guide to the John A. Lillington Letters, ., 1780-1782, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) ...

Ashe, John, 1720?-1781

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Major General in Revolutionary War. From the description of John Ashe biography, undated [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 22979242 John Ashe (1720-1781) was a Major General in the Revolutionary War. He was the son of John Baptista Ashe, and was also the Speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly from 1762-1765. From the guide to the John Ashe Biography, ., undated, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Hist...

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...

Tryon, William, 1729-1788

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Colonial governor of North Carolina, 1764-1771, and New York, 1771-1780. From the description of William Tryon papers, 1772-1784. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779879 British army officer and colonial lt. governor and governor of North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence of William Tryon, 1773-1774. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82551846 Colonial gov. of New York. From the description of Letter si...

Trott, Nicholas, 1663-1740

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Epithet: senior; Governor of the Bahama Islands British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000353.0x00032a Chief Justice of South Carolina and member of the South Carolina Commons House of Assembly. Trott came to Charleston in 1699 as attorney-general for part of the province. From the description of Report and letters regarding the invasion of South Carolina, 1706. (The South Carolina Historical Society). Wor...

Laurens, John, 1754-1782

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Aide and secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Col Stewart, 1780 Oct. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598003 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the quarter master general, 1781 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598007 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp before York", 1781 Oct. 19th. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595601 From the description of Autograph letter...

Hampton, Wade, 1752-1835

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U.S. representative from Virginia, planter, and army officer. From the description of Wade Hampton family papers, 1793-1889. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453010 Revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "near Beaver Creek", 1781 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270502398 Wade Hampton I (1754-1835), was an army officer and United States representative from Virginia. Wade Hampton II was born in 1791 and died in 18...

Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785

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U.S. Continental army officer. From the description of Letter and note of Jethro Sumner, 1780-1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064689 Brigadier General of the Continental Army. From the description of ALS, 1780 January 28 : Halifax Town, to Governor Richard Caswell. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13911082 Jethro Sumner (1733?-1785) was a brigadier general in the Contintental Army. Sumner served in the Virginia militia, 1755...

Gillon, Alexander, 1741-1794

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Naval officer and U.S. representative from South Carolina. From the description of Letter of Alexander Gillon, 1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450469 ...

Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Patrick Henry, born in Hanover County, Virginia, was a symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government. Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and participant in almost every aspect of the founding of America. He studied law on his own, and in 1760, he appeared in Williamsburg to take his attorney's examination before Robert Carter Nicholas and others. Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, was a member of the Virginia committee of Correspondence, a delegate to the Virginia ...

Harnett, Cornelius, 1723-1781

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Of Wilmington, N.C.; delegate to the Continental Congress. From the description of Cornelius Harnett letters, 1777-1778 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23030687 Cornelius Harnett (1723-1781) of Wilmington, N.C., was a leader of revolutionary activity in North Carolina and delegate to the Continental Congress. Harnett represented the borough of Wilmington, N.C., in the General Assembly, 1754-1775, and in the Provincial Congress, 1774-1776. In 1777 ...

Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

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Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Papers, 1778-1786. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19593641 Army officer. From the description of Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979865 Nathanael Greene was a major general in the Continental Army. He was promoted to Quartermaster General in 1778. From the description of Papers, 1778-1780. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat ...

Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789

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Caswell served as governor of North Carolina from 1776-1780. From the description of Appointment of Justices of the Peace, Craven County, North Carolina, 1779. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235991081 American Rev. General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp near Harrisburg", to Major General Greene, 1781 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133327 Richard Caswell (1729-1789) was governor of North Carolina, ge...

Jones, Allen, 1739-1807

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Allen Jones was a brigadier general with the North Carolina militia. From the description of Allen Jones papers, 1781. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24040672 ...

Burke, Thomas, approximately 1747-1783

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Member Continental Congress; Gov. of North Carolina. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Governor Caswell of North Carolina, 1777 July 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527010 Governor of North Carolina and delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress from North Carolina. From the description of Thomas Burke correspondence, 1779-1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451985 Thomas Burke was a native of Ireland who emigrate...

Broughton, Theodore.

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Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805

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Revolutionary soldier and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Chas. Town" [SC], to General Lincoln, 1780 May 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567031 Charleston, South Carolina merchant, plantation owner, Revolutionary War general, South Carolina state Representative and Governor, and U.S. Continental Congressman. In January 1776 Gadsden resigned from the Continental Congress in order to accept a commission as a brigadier general and commander o...

Howe, William, 1732-1786.

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