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Collection Number: 02180

Collection Title: Whitemarsh B. Seabrook Papers, 1840-1859

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Size 35 items (2 reels of microfilm)
Abstract Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook (1795-1855) was governor of South Carolina and president of the state Agricultural Society. Letters, 1849-1852, to and from Whitemarsh Seabrook written mainly during his terms of office as South Carolina governor; most of the letters are marked "Private and Confidential." Included are letters of governors W. D. Moseley of Florida, George W. Towns of Georgia, and J. A. Quitman of Mississippi, in answer to a circular letter sent Setpember 1850 calling for organized resistance to the North. There are also letters from F. H. Elmore regarding the work of the central committee; on the eligibility of General James Hamilton for U.S. senator; and from William Gregg on manufacturing in Southern states. Also included are bills for slaves and deeds relating to Edisto Island, S.C., and St. Luke's Parish, S.C., 1840 and 1854-1859.
Creator Seabrook, Whitemarsh B. (Whitemarsh Benjamin), 1795-1855.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Whitemarsh B. Seabrook Papers #2180, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Film purchased from the Library of Congress by Marjorie Mendenhall and given to the UNC Library in July 1936. Other papers lent for filming by Mrs. Paul H. Seabrook of Savannah, Ga., in July 1940.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook (1795-1855) was governor of South Carolina and president of the state Agricultural Society.

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Letters, 1849-1852, to and from Whitemarsh Seabrook written mainly during his terms of office as South Carolina governor; most of the letters are marked "Private and Confidential." Included are letters of governors W. D. Moseley of Florida, George W. Towns of Georgia, and J. A. Quitman of Mississippi, in answer to a circular letter sent Setpember 1850 calling for organized resistance to the North. There are also letters from F. H. Elmore regarding the work of the central committee; on the eligibility of General James Hamilton for U.S. senator; and from William Gregg on manufacturing in Southern states. Also included are bills for slaves and deeds relating to Edisto Island, S.C., and St. Luke's Parish, S.C., 1840 and 1854-1859.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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