Scrapbooks of the Conway, Black, and Davis families, 1852-1961.


Scrapbooks of the Conway, Black, and Davis families, 1852-1961.

Two scrapbooks re family history and local history information for vicinity of Laurens County, S.C., and old Ninty-Six District. Oversize scrapbook, 1852-1961, includes original letters, printed booklets, etc. including: letter, 18 May 1864, J.H. Davis, Laurens, S.C., to F.M. Clausen, Charleston, S.C., answering newspaper ad offering salt for barter for which Davis offers flour, pork, and other products; clipping re Reconstruction in S.C., "Plan of the Campaign of 1876 ..." [ca. 1890s?]; programme, 1892, of Rockbridge Academy [near Clinton, S.C.]; obituraries of Davis, Dunlap, Griffin, Jones, Young, Watts, and other families; and activities of Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames. Lettersize scrapbook, 1856-1935, Laurens County history and biographical sketches of former residents including former President Andrew Johnson and discussion of his S.C. nativity; botanist Thomas Walter; poet Henry Timrod, others; accounts of Revolutionary War battles (Musgrove Mill, King's Mountain, etc.) and Civil War battles; commemorations and monuments to both conflicts; biographical sketches of veterans; profiles of Gov. John C. Sheppard and Charles Petty as members of the "Wallace House"; discussion of the "Redshirts"; and accounts of Reconstruction; and criticism, ca. mid-1920s, of London Naval Treaty, "a menace to the safety of our nation."

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