Papers, 1795-1897.


Huger family. Papers, 1795-1897.

Papers, 1795-1897.

This collection consists of papers (1795-1846) of Francis Kinloch Huger, mostly documents relating to his attempted rescue of General Lafayette, and papers (1795-1897) of the Huger family, including correspondence and a plantation journal fragment. Correspondence of Francis K. Huger (1773-1855) includes a letter (29 June 1795) from Francis K. Huger at Olmutz to his grandmother Mrs. A.J. Kinloch explaining "the motives of my conduct" and describing his effort to free the Marquis de Lafayette and his subsequent imprisonment; letters (1795) from U.S. Secretary of State Timothy Pickering to Francis K. Huger, Sr., concerning Francis K. Huger's release from Olmutz; and letters ([1797], 1820-1826) from the Marquis de Lafayette to Francis K. Huger which express his gratitude for Huger's rescue attempt on his behalf and which discuss, among other matters, political events in the U.S. and Europe, and the death of Gen. Charles C. Pinckney. Other papers of Francis K. Huger consist of an account (1846), written in the form of a letter to his children, of his participation in the unsuccessful attempt to rescue Lafayette from Olmutz; a related pamphlet [1795] by Bollmann; and a deed of gift in trust (1843) of slaves (named in document) owned by Francis K. Huger. Huger family papers include a diary or journal [1799] of Harriott L. Pinckney (later Mrs. Francis K. Huger) "written in the year that Gen. Washington died when Thos. Pinckney travelled from his Plantation on Santee River, to Philadelphia where Congress then met, with his wife and daughters", describing a journey by carriage from South Carolina to Pennsylvania via Virginia, Washington, D.C., and other locations; a letter (9 June 1795) from Edward Rutledge in Charleston, S.C., to Maj. Thomas Pinckney which discusses family matters, thanks Pinckney for "the appointment of my nephew Charles," and describes improvements at a rice plantation; a note (5 March 1796) from President Washington addressed to "Thomas Pinckney Esqr. or Mr. Deas" concerning the forwarding of certain dispatches; a fragment (1859-1861) of a plantation journal listing slaves at Murry (or Murray) Hill (probably the Savannah River plantation of Joseph A. and Mary Esther Huger) and noting births and deaths of slaves there; a letter (1870) from Prof. A.E. Zishman at Trieste to Mrs. Mary Huger; and a letter (1884) of Jose Nunez.

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Huger, Francis K. (person)

Huger, Francis Kinloch, 1773-1855 (person)

Francis Kinloch Huger was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in September, 1773, and died there in 1855. At the age of eight, he was sent to study in England, remaining abroad until he had finished his education and medical studies. He continued his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and received his M.D. He returned to South Carolina and became a planter in Santee rather than practicing medicine. He served in the War of 1812 and after that served in the South Car...

Nunez, Jose. (person)

Rutledge, Edward, 1749-1800 (person)

Delegate to the First Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, state legislator, and governor of South Carolina, 1798-1800. From the description of Papers, 1790-1802 (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 174146355 From the description of Papers, 1790-1820. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273120 From the description of Papers, 1790-1820. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122581362 At this time, E...

Pinckney family. (family)

Pinckney, Thomas, 1750-1828 (person)

Charleston, S.C. attorney, politician, plantation owner, and Revolutionary War officer. He was the son of Charles Pinckney (ca. 1699-1758) and Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793). Thomas Pinckney was interested in scientific agriculture and authored a number of articles on the subject. From the description of Thomas Pinckney papers, ca. 1790-ca. 1825. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 35953391 Charleston, South Carolina attorney, soldier, and politici...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834 (person)

Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829 (person)

Timothy Pickering (b. July 17, 1745, Salem, MA–d. January 29, 1829, Salem, MA) was a politician from Massachusetts who served as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Pickering began a legal career after graduating from Harvard University. He won election to the Massachusetts General Court and served as a cou...

Huger family. (family)

South Carolina family. Francis Kinloch Huger (1773-1855) was a Charleston and Stateburg physician, U.S. Army officer, and South Carolina state legislator. In 1794 Huger was studying medicine in Vienna, Austria, where he met Dr. Erick Bollmann. Huger and Bollmann made an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the Marquis de Lafayette, a prisoner of the fortress of Olmutz (now Olomouc, Czech Republic). Both Huger and Bollmann were afterwards captured and confined at Olmutz until their release in 1795. Fra...

Huger, Mary Esther, 1820-1898 (person)

Mary Esther Huger was born in 1820, the daughter of Colonel Francis Kinloch Huger and Harriott Lucas ("Lucy") Pinckney Huger, (the daughter of General Thomas Pinckney and Elizabeth Motte Pinckney and sister to Thomas Pinckney, Jr., and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, owner of Woodburn). Mary Esther Huger's mother died December 27, 1824, in Philadelphia, PA. The year after her death, Col. Huger sold his estate, Clermont, near Statesburg, SC, and moved to Pendleton, SC, with ...

Bollmann, Erick, 1769-1821 (person)

Epithet: Dr; Hanoverian residing in America British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000217.0x000306 ...

Huger, Joseph A. (Joseph Alston), 1815-1895 (person)

Zishman, A. E. (person)

Washington, George, 1732-1799 (person)

George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825 (person)

After serving as a brigadier general in the Continental Army, Pinckney held several legislative and diplomatic posts before being placed in command of all federal forces in the South during the war scare of 1798. From the description of ALS : Harper's Ferry, Va., to James McHenry, 1800 Mar. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122409546 Pinckney was a South Carolina politician, U. S. Revolutionary War veteran, and member of the U.S. Constitutional Conven...

Huger, Harriott Lucas Pinckney, 1783-1824 (person)

Kinloch, A. J., Mrs. (person)