J.L. Orr papers, 1850-1900; (bulk, 1850-1868).


Orr, J. L. (James Lawrence), 1822-1873. J.L. Orr papers, 1850-1900; (bulk, 1850-1868).

J.L. Orr papers, 1850-1900; (bulk, 1850-1868).

Correspondence, affidavits, photographs, speeches, letters of recommendation and requests for appointments, and other papers reflecting Orr's career in the U.S. and Confederate governments, which spanned antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction years. Letter 5 May 1850, Washington, D.C., to John C. Calhoun's former secretary and biographer [Joseph A.] Scoville, re Orr's relationship with Calhoun; published texts of speeches, 1851, delivered by Orr and Andrew Pickens Butler at the Southern Rights Convention (Charleston, S.C.); letter, 27 Sept. 1853, Anderson, S.C., to [Franklin Pierce] recommending E[dward] J[ohn] Means, a nephew of Gov. [John Hugh] Means, for a pursership in the Navy; and letter, 3 May [18]58, [U.S.] House of Rep[resentative]s, to Cha[rle]s Lanman, re biographical sketch for inclusion in Lanman's Dictionary of the United States Congress, with 2 proof photographs, [1858], possibly taken by Mathew Brady. Letter, 11 Sept. 1859, Anderson, S.C., to [James Earle Hagood, Pickens, S.C.], re his inability to "remit the interest on your note," E.M. Keith's unwillingness to do so, and threatening legal action in Hagood's own court to resolve the matter; letter, 7 Feb. 1864, Richmond, Va., to [Milledge Luke] Bonham, Columbia, S.C., re report of investigation of Tilman Watson, a purchasing agent dismissed by Confederate Secretary of War James Alexander Seddon on grounds that "the actions of the agents had frequently been without & even against orders... an example should be made." Materials dating from Orr's tenure as governor include letters, 16 May 1866, to James E. Hagood, Pickens, S.C., forwarding a pardon of Cynthia Howard, sentenced to be whipped for burgulary; letter, 22 Oct. 1866, "Executive Department" Columbia, S.C., to Gov. [Charles Jones] Jenkins, Milledgeville, Ga., re extradition of a fugitive to South Carolina, the political situation and impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson, "if the President stands firm the radicals will not dare to... impeach him," and a proposed constitutional amendment re taxation, "if adopted Congress being the judge will grind us to powder by unequal and unjust taxation...." Also includes letter, 30 Oct. 1866, Columbia, to C[yrus] D[avis] Melton, Winnsboro, S.C, with affidavits re murder of freedman by Henry Castles and ordering full investigation; copy of congressional act, 19 Dec. 1866, granting federal aid to establish state colleges for promoting "Agriculture and the Mechanical Arts"; and letter, 21 Aug. 1867, Anderson, S.C., "Executive Department," to Henry Hubbard, Charlestown, N.H., declining Hubbard's invitation to address Connecticut River Valley Agricultural Society, expressing approval of Hubbard's intentions to move to the South, and recommending South Carolina, "we need a new farming element in our population to get clear of the slovenly and imperfect culture necessarily incident to planting on a large scale." Collection also includes Orr's copy of William L. Hickey's Constitution of the United States ..., 4th ed., 1850, containing Orr's bookplate.

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