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Collection Number: 00871

Collection Title: Wade Hampton Papers, 1791-1907.

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Size 300 (circa) items.
Abstract The collection contains microfilm versions of antebellum business correspondence and antebellum and Civil War family correspondence of three generations of Wade Hamptons: Wade Hampton I (1754-1835), army officer and United States representative from Virginia; Wade Hampton II (1791-1858); and Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), Confederate Army officer and governor and United States senator of South Carolina. The bulk of the papers are those of Wade Hampton I and concern his Houmas sugar plantation in Ascension Parish, La., and his South Carolina rice and cotton plantations, including the purchase of plantation supplies and the marketing of his crops, chiefly 1829-1835. Personal papers of Wade Hampton II and Wade Hampton III include letters to Mary Fisher Hampton, daughter and sister, respectively, concerning family, social, and plantation news from Walnut Ridge and Wild Woods, Miss., and letters from Wade Hampton III to his first wife, Margaret (Preston) Hampton (b. 1851), from England and Scotland, 1846 (typed transcript copies); and to his second wife in the late 1850s and during the Civil War. Later items concern family history and do not relate to Wade Hampton III's political or military careers.
Creator Hampton, Wade, 1752-1835.



Hampton, Wade, 1791-1858.



Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Permission to cite, quote, or reproduce for publication from these papers must be obtained from the Director, South Caroliniana Collection, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Wade Hampton Papers, #871, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
These papers were microfilmed while on deposit at the University of North Carolina, 1944-1974. They were withdrawn by the donor in 1974 and are now located at the South Carolina Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Wade Hampton I (1754-1835), was an army officer and United States representative from Virginia. Wade Hampton II was born in 1791 and died in 1858). Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), was a Confederate Army officer and governor and United States senator of South Carolina.

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The collection contains microfilm versions of antebellum business correspondence and antebellum and Civil War family correspondence of three generations of Wade Hamptons: Wade Hampton I (1754-1835), army officer and United States representative from Virginia; Wade Hampton II (1791-1858); and Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), Confederate Army officer and governor and United States senator of South Carolina. The bulk of the papers are those of Wade Hampton I and concern his Houmas sugar plantation in Ascension Parish, La., and his South Carolina rice and cotton plantations, including the purchase of plantation supplies and the marketing of his crops, chiefly 1829-1835. Personal papers of Wade Hampton II and Wade Hampton III include letters to Mary Fisher Hampton, daughter and sister, respectively, concerning family, social, and plantation news from Walnut Ridge and Wild Woods, Miss., and letters from Wade Hampton III to his first wife, Margaret (Preston) Hampton (b. 1851), from England and Scotland, 1846 (typed transcript copies); and to his second wife in the late 1850s and during the Civil War. Later items concern family history and do not relate to Wade Hampton III's political or military careers.

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