Harry Legare Watson papers, 1884-1969.


Harry Legare Watson papers, 1884-1969.

Correspondence, arranged alphabetically, and nearly complete run of annotated copies of Watson's column "Our Old Roads," a series of historical essays about Greenwood County, a jurisdiction created in 1897 from portions of the old Abbeville and Edgefield Districts; many of these columns were republished in 1970 as Greenwood County Sketches; index to personal names appearing in the columns also filed Box 4. Correspondents include U.S. Congressman Wyatt Aiken, 1914-1916; newspaperman William Watts Ball, 1909-1952; James Francis Byrnes, 1924- 1940; J. Edward Chaffin, 1934-1946; engineer and railroad executive Frank H. Cothran, 1919-1948; U.S. Congressman William Jennings Bryan Dorn, 1939- 1960; Furman University president Ben E. Geer, 1919-1938; farmer and lumberman Wade Cothran Harrison, 1927-1955. Helen Kohn Hennig, 1930-1955; banker James A. Hoyt, 1905-1956; textile manufacturer A. Foster McKissick, 1921-1937; writer James Henry Rice, Jr., 1911-1933; textile manufacturer James C. Self, 1924-1955; and historian William Arthur Sheppard, 1924-1946. Other correspondents include educators Robert O. Lawton, William J. McGlothlin, J. Rion McKissick, and Patterson Wardlaw; historians Robert L. Meriwether, and Alexander S. Salley; and newspapermen McDavid Horton and Emory Olin Watson; textile executive James C. Self; and bookseller James Thornton Gittman.

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