Allston family papers, 1847-1924.


Allston family. Allston family papers, 1847-1924.

Allston family papers, 1847-1924.

Chiefly family correspondence dating to antebellum, Civil War, Reconstruction, and later eras; business papers; receipts for taxes, plantation expenses, and rice sales; reports on crop conditions and works completed at multiple plantations, medical bills for family and slaves; other topics include politics and Reconstruction; other places represented include Arsenal Academy; S.C. Female Collegiate Institute; and College of Charleston. Report, 22 Nov. 1847, Georgetown, S.C., R.F.W. Allston to Edmund Burker, Committee of Patents, Washington, D.C., re S.C. agricultural products; 2 letters, 22 Feb. and 13 Mar. 1863, Charleston, S.C., from "Mother", to [C.P. Allston], Wilmington, N.C., re plans to evacuate Charleston if attacked and death of her brother James L. Petigru; letter, 9 Apr. 1864, "Mother", to C.[P. Allston], re the death of his father R.F.W. Allston. Freedmen's labor contracts, 2 Jan. 1869 and 18 Jan. 1870, of Col. Benjamin and C.P. Allston, executors for Adele Petigru Allston; dance cards, 1869, for St. Cecilia Society; letter, 13 Aug. 1870, Baltimore, Md., Jos[eph] Blyth Allston, to C.P. Allston, re crop conditions in S.C., and opinion of the Federal Judiciary, and U.S. legal system; and letters, ca. 1870s, to Octavious Theodore Porcher, at school. Letter, 26 Feb. 1871, Butler's Island, Ga., Ben Allston to C.P. Allston, re Butler estate, and plans to move to Ga. to instruct Miss Butler's black workers; 2 reports, 31 Mar. and 14 May 1879, "President's Annual Report of the Piedmont Manufacturing Company"; Comments on politics during Reconstruction appear in a letter, 16 Sept. 1874, is from Elihu Benjamin Washburne to Jane Pringle, the mother of John Julius Pringle, who had married Elizabeth Allston. A former member of Congress, Washburne was a leading Radical and an advisor to Lincoln. In 1861 he had been responsible for granting a brigadier's commission to U.S. Grant. He served briefly as Grant's Secretary of State in 1869 before resigning to take the appointment as U.S. Minister to France. In this letter, written from Carlsbad, Bohemia, where he was "seeking health and recreation," Washburne comments on political and social conditions in the South, parts of which were still under Republican control. "I earnestly desire to see peace, harmony and prosperity prevail over the entire South," he assured Mrs. Pringle. However, he faulted white Southerners for not joining with the "colored people" to "rule the state honestly and faithfully, to the exclusion of the vagabonds and thieves who have brought such disgraces upon the commonwealth." Letter, 1 Sept. 1879, Saratoga, N.Y., E[lizabeth] W. P[ringle], to C.P. Allston, re lecture given by [Thomas A.] Edison about the telephone; letter, 14 Jan. 1882, Georgetown County, S.C., C.P. Allston, to N.J. Davis, Marion, Ala., re cultivation of upland rice; letter, 8 Jan. 1894, Windsor Plantation, Georgetown County, S.C., C.P. Allston, to [Robert] Lowdes, re 1893 thunderstorms and impact on the rice industry, local Jewish population, share cropping, and keeping John [Allston] out of school due to financial reasons. Letter, 20 Sept. 1894, Union, S.C., Benjamin Allston, to C.P. Allston, re a job offer and his ministerial duties; letter, 23 Jan. 1900, Badwell [Plantation], Jos[eph] Blyth Allston, to C.P. Allston, re Ben Allston's death, his childhood with R.F.W. Allston's household, and emigration of African Americans to Alabama and Mississippi; papers re the Georgetown County Drainage Commission, and genealogical information on Allston and Petigru families.

1.75 linear ft.

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Allston, Charles Petigru, d. 1922. (person)

Porcher, Octavius Theodore. (person)

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Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931 (person)

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Allston, Charles Petigru, 1848-1922. (person)

Charles Petigru Allston was the son of Georgetown County, S.C. plantation owner and politician Robert F.W. Allston (1801-1864), whose other children included Adele Allston Vanderhorst, Benjamin Allston (1833-1900), Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle (1845-1921), and Jane Louise Allston Hill. From the description of Charles Petigru Allston letters, 1860-1897. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 35953277 ...

Pringle, Elizabeth W. Allston (Elizabeth Waties Allston), 1845-1921 (person)

Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle (1845-1921) was the daughter of South Carolina Governor Robert F.W. Allston (1801-1864). She married John Julius Pringle (1842-1876) in 1870 and lived at White House Plantation (S.C). She became a widow at the age of thirty-one and moved to the Allston family plantation, Chicora Wood, to help her mother, Adele P. Allston, care for her widowed brother's children. She was the author of "A Woman Rice Planter" and "Chronicles of Chicora Wood" and she wrote under the ...

Allston, Robert F. W. (Robert Francis Withers), 1801-1864 (person)

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Burker, Edmund, 1729-1797. (person)