Essays and corresopdence re various aspects of S.C. history, including Ambrose and N.G. Gonzales; politics of late 19th and mid 20th century; and information re the S.C. Historical Society (Charleston, S.C.) and the University South Caroliniana Society (Columbia, S.C.) Satirical essay published, 7 Oct. 1954, in the Andrews Star newspaper re death of U.S. Senator Burnet Rhett Maybank (1899-1954) and the subsequent election to pick his successor, in which Strom Thurmond won as a write-in candidate, titled, "'The Law! It is the Law,' said High Priest Neville" (2 page typescript). Article mentions various politicians including "Jimmy the King" [James F. Byrnes], "Ike the Emperor" [Dwight D. Eisenhower], "Strom the Dixiecrat" [Strom Thurmond], and "Olin the Giant" [Olin D. Johnston]. (Folder 2) Several essays discuss significant S.C. journalists: "The Typical South Carolina Patriot," re life of Ambrose Gonzales (an address delivered, 22 Apr. 1971, before the USCS; 19 sheets); "N.G. Gonzales, Fearless and Fiery," re Ambrose's brother and co-founder of The State newspaper; and "Hemphill Battled Tillmanism," re Calvin Hemphill, editor of News and Courier, 1889-1910, and his writings re Gov. Ben Tillman and his followers (both published 11 Jan. 1953 in The News and Courier). "History of Public Education in South Carolina" [Nov. 1983], 48 page essay, includes letter to Tom McDaniel submitting a revision of a footnote (Folder 6); "What it was like to be a Methodist in the 1820s" (folder 5); and typescript draft his publication for USC Press, Books and Articles on South Carolina History, 1970. (Folder 3). Original draft of address delivered before the USCS at the 50th annual meeting, 30 May 1986, discusses life in SC at various times: antebellum Charleston in 1858, life in S.C. during 1880s and 1930s, including such New Deal programs as the WPA and the CCC, and history of the Caroliniana Society. (Folder 7); and "S.C. Historical Association Put Into Context - Maybe," address delivered, 7 Mar. 1987, at the meeting of the South Carolina Historical Association in Columbia, S.C.