Reed family papers, 1855-1953.


Reed family. Reed family papers, 1855-1953.

Reed family papers, 1855-1953.

Manuscripts generated and/or collected by the family of James Otey Reed (1846-1922), civic leader, educator, and businessman, of St. George, S.C., and his wife, Elinor Murry Reed; including personal and business correspondence, manuscript verse and prose, contracts, bills, and receipts. Items of interest include juvenile letters, 1855-1857, written by J.O. Reed as a schoolboy in Peekskill, N.Y., and Columbia, S.C.; letter, 14 Feb. 1918, from Ambrose E. Gonzales, Columbia, thanking J.O. Reed for his expression of pleasure with Gonzales' Gullah tales and indicating his desire to compile them in book form; letter, 3 Nov. 1921, from Mrs. Henry F. Dimock, Washington, D.C., re plans for laying the cornerstone of the National Victory Memorial Building, a project chaired in South Carolina by Elinor M. Reed. Later items include papers, 1931-1934, re the biographical sketch of J.O. Reed appearing in Wallace's History of South Carolina. Also documenting J.O. Reed's membership in the National Song Society of America, an organization advocating adoption of a national anthem for the United States; and Elinor M. Reed's role as state chairman, Woman's Division, Council of National Defense. Other correspondents include U.S. Representative George S. Legare, and Clemson horticulturalist C.C. Newman.

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LegareĢ, George Swinton, 1869-1913 (person)

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Gonzales, Ambrose Elliott, 1857-1926 (person)

South Carolina newspaper publisher. From the description of Letter : Columbia, S.C., to Joseph I. Waring, Charleston, S.C., 1922 Nov. 23. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144711 ...

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The Reed family settled in Buncombe County, N.C., before 1789. Notable Reed family members include Joseph Reed (1827-1884), a captain in the Confederate States of America Army during the Civil War, who married Catherine Harrison Miller Reed. Joseph's son, Marcus Lafayette Reed (1851-1938), also known as Mark L. Reed and M. L. Reed, was a member of the North Carolina State Legislature, and was chair of the Board of County Commissioners for Buncombe County. His son, Mark L. Reed (1902-1944), was a...

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Newman, Charles Carter, 1874- (person)

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Reed, James Otey Reed, 1846-1922. (person)