F. W. Pickens papers, 1785-1929.


F. W. Pickens papers, 1785-1929.

Chiefly political correspondence and business papers re the sale of cotton and plantation supplies; bound items consist of account books, a scrapbook, and a notebook . Pickens; letters to members of his family discuss plantation affairs and family and social life. Letters to his brother-in-law James Edward Calhoun, contain frequent comments on political topics, especially those affecting John C. Calhoun. Correspondence (1855- 1859) is chiefly that of Pickens' third wife, Lucy Holcombe Pickens with her family and friends. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Pierce M. Butler, Robert Wilson Gibbes, James H. Hammond, George McDuffie, Ogden Niles, James K. Polk and John P. Richardson. Letter, 6 Sept. 1837, from F.W. Pickens (Washington, D.C.) to Frances L. Greene (Lanesborough, Massachusets), concerns a letter sent to Miss Greene by Judge [Abel Parker] Upshur "on the subject of taking a situation in my family &c.... Since then (or rather before I knew he had written), I have met with a young lady here ready to go on with me, and under the very highest recommendations. Before any expectations may be created in your mind I write to inform you of the fact & regret that the Judge was put to the trouble of writing."

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