John Gary Evans papers, 1793-1965 ; (bulk, 1863-1942).


Evans, John Gary, 1863-1942. John Gary Evans papers, 1793-1965 ; (bulk, 1863-1942).

John Gary Evans papers, 1793-1965 ; (bulk, 1863-1942).

Letters and papers re Evans' personal and political life; letters, 1879-1880, with M.W. Gary, while Evans attended Union College (Schenectedy, N.Y.); papers re Evan's service in Spanish-American War; land and legal documents; papers re Evans' support for Ben Tillman's Senate candidacy and reform agenda for S.C. and U.S.; letter, 25 July [18]76, Wade Hampton to M.W. Gary, informing Gary that he would not visit Edgefield until after the convention. Letter, 8 Feb., 1892, J.L.M. Irby, re presidential race against incumbent Benjamin Harrison, and selection of S.C. delegation to Democratic convention; papers re Evans' 1894 campaign for governor, including tactical advice re S.C.'s dispensary law, farmers' movement, S.C. Democratic convention, anticipated campaign struggle in the upcountry, and organization of Immigration Society of Spartanburg; correspondents include B.R. Tillman, Eugene B. Gary, W.O. Tatum, A.L. Walsh, J.L.M. Irby, R.J. Wade, A. Howard Patterson, S.W. Scruggs, W. Gibbes Whaley, U.X. Gunter, Jr., Ollin C. Salley, George T. Pringle, W.H. Ingram, and T.B. Thackston. Later correspondence includes letter, 24 Jan. 1914, from Tillman, re Gov. Coleman Blease's investigation of State [Mental] Hospital, expressing hope that Blease would be impeached, and discussing legislation to provide for direct election of U.S. Senators by primary; and letters, 1918, between Tillman and Evans re Tillman's decision to run for re-election to Senate and opposition of Asbury F. Coward. Also contains 3 photocopies of manuscripts, Aug. 1892, "First" and "Second Chapter of the Book of the Prophet Zeracchaboam," a parody on political events; and "Ancient and Honorable Lineage of Governor ..." including genealogical charts, 1965; together with 8 volumes, ca. 1910, portions of a biography and collection of tributes to be used in biography of M.W. Gary [compiled by his sister, Louella Pauline Gary?].

7.5 linear ft. (6 cartons)

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