Papers of the Sosnowski and Schaller Families, 1828-1948.


Papers of the Sosnowski and Schaller Families, 1828-1948.

Chiefly Civil War and family correspondence and business papers including information on professional lives of Sophie Sosnowski and Frank Schaller; including manuscript, 1865, Madame Sophie Sosnowski, recording eye-witness account of W.T. Sherman's burning of Columbia, S.C.; diary, 1861-1862, kept by Frank Schaller re family and military activities; 2 letters, 27 July 1861 and 28 June 1877, Mississippi and Georgia, re roster of the 22nd Mississippi Infantry, commanded by Col. F[rank] Schaller. Letter, 3 Jan. 1863, Edgewood, S.C., Francis W. Pickens to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, re military leadership; letter, 22 Sept. 1853, Aiken, S.C., Julia DuPre to Madame [Sosnowski], re teaching at DuPre School, offering Caroline [Sosnowski] headmaster position at Aiken School, Aiken, S.C., and suggesting Madame might also be interested in headmaster position. Letter, 29 Jan. 1865, Richmond, Va., W[illiam] Porcher Miles, to Frank Schaller, suggesting establishment of historical society, and his translation of Marshal Marmont's "The spirit of military institutions;" letter, 6 Aug. 1866, Columbia, S.C., Peter J. Shand, to [Madame Sosnowski], Athens, Ga., re Shand's family, community relations, mailing her marriage certificate, and destruction of his parochial register. Letter, 10 Sept. 1866, Columbia, S.C., E[mily] T[imrod] Goodwin, to Sophie Schaller, declining teaching position offer; letter, 11 Nov. 1874, [Edisto Island], S.C., Julius [Sosnowski], to Madam, re cotton harvest and Reconstruction politics; undated letter, Ben[jamin] C[udworth] Yancey, to Col. [Frank Schaller], declining commissioner position, and publication and distribution of a pamphlet to the state legislature and planters convention at Milledgeville, S.C. Poetry volume, 1857, Frank Schaller, written in German; newspaper clipping, 19 July 1899, Athens, Ga., re death of Madame Sophie Sosnowski including a brief biography; inventory, 24 Sept. 1932, listing manuscripts, letters, and photographs; undated poem, "Two Portraits," written for Sophie [Sosnowski], by Henry Timrod.

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