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The Antebellum Development Of The Penitentiary Debate In South Carolina, Florence Gregorie Sloan May 2019

The Antebellum Development Of The Penitentiary Debate In South Carolina, Florence Gregorie Sloan

Student Scholarship

The early 19th century was marked by reform movements aimed at alleviating poverty, reducing crime, decreasing illiteracy, and providing better care for the mentally ill. In the United States, as in Europe, the debate over prison reform arose from the growing public fear that the stability of social institutions and values was crumbling, especially because lawlessness abounded across the country in the Jacksonian era.[1] Reformers sought a way to save and preserve the established social order, and reformers found their cure-all solution in the establishment of penitentiaries, which were institutions that sought to transform the criminal into an ...


Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight Sep 2014

Petition Of Prisoners In Worcester Jail To Extend The Prison Yard, September 8, 1784., Elijah Isaacson, George Shayer, Jacob Ellison, Henry Chase, Jonathan Willington, Daniel Novell, Asa Danforth, Matthew Knight

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

The prisoners ask that the prison yard at Worcester jail be extended to accomodate the increasing number of prisoners.


"To The People Of New Orleans" Broadside, By John T. Monroe, April 25, 1862., John T. Monroe Apr 2014

"To The People Of New Orleans" Broadside, By John T. Monroe, April 25, 1862., John T. Monroe

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

In this item, a broadside about 12" x 18", Mayor of New Orleans John T. Monroe addresses the citizens of that city just prior to its capitulation in the American Civil War, April 25, 1862.


Thomas Pinckney, Agent At Virginia, Tennessee And Georgia Air Line (Railroad), Inquires With W.G. Macdowell, Treasurer Of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), As To The Status Of A Claim Made By Shippers Compress Co., Thomas Pinckney Feb 2014

Thomas Pinckney, Agent At Virginia, Tennessee And Georgia Air Line (Railroad), Inquires With W.G. Macdowell, Treasurer Of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), As To The Status Of A Claim Made By Shippers Compress Co., Thomas Pinckney

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Thomas Pinckney, agent at Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia Air Line (railroad), inquires with W.G. Macdowell, treasurer of N.& W. Railroad (Norfolk & Western?), as to whether or not a claim of $1690.33 made by Shippers Compress Company has been paid to N. & W. October 25, 1887.


The Lafayette Mclaws Papers, Lafayette Mclaws Jan 2014

The Lafayette Mclaws Papers, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

Complete letters and transcriptions.


Cornbread & Sushi: A Journey Through The Rural South, John E. Lane, Deno P. Trakas Jan 2006

Cornbread & Sushi: A Journey Through The Rural South, John E. Lane, Deno P. Trakas

College Books

"This book is a collaborative product of the Cornbread & Sushi Seminar at Wofford College 2005-2006"

The seminar was led by the faculty members John Lane and Deno Trakas. The contributors (including Wofford students, faculty, and staff, and Southern authors) are: Austin Baker, Elizabeth Bethea, Butch Clay, Hal Crowther, Ivy Farr, Tom Franklin, William Gay, Frye Gaillard, Steve Harvey, Casey Lambert, Martin Lammon, John Lane, Lewis Lovett, Trish Makres, Karen Sayler McElmurray, Larry McGehee, Jim Morgan, Mary Mungo, Mark Olencki, Wilson Peden, Jason Rains, Hallie Sessoms, Ron Rash, Dori Sanders, Bettie Sellers, George Singleton, Lee Smith, Deno Trakas, Laura Vaughn, and ...


Mahatma Gandhi Letter, Mahatma Gandhi Jan 1933

Mahatma Gandhi Letter, Mahatma Gandhi

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Gandhi writes from Yeravda Prison in Poona, India in 1933 in apparent response to Harry Deutch, of the Bronx.


Panoramic Photograph Of 3rd Liberty Loan Parade, 27th Division U.S. Army, Spartanburg, S.C., 1918., W. J. Armstrong Jan 1918

Panoramic Photograph Of 3rd Liberty Loan Parade, 27th Division U.S. Army, Spartanburg, S.C., 1918., W. J. Armstrong

Local History

A panoramic photograph, taken from the Cleveland Hotel, captures downtown Spartanburg, S.C. in 1918, and in particular, the 3rd Liberty Loan parade, with the 27th Division of the U.S Army marching down Main Street. Numerous downtown landmarks are visible, including the towers of Wofford College, the spire of Central Methodist Church, Cleveland Law Range, the court house of the period, Andrews Building, Belk Hudson Building, the Daniel Morgan Statue and Morgan Square, the intersection of Main and Church Streets, the original City Hall and the Spartanburg Herald Journal Building.


Correspondence To William Barrett Taylor, Date Unknown Or Unclear, Mary Sophia Boggs, Co-Operative Building Plan Association Architects, George S. & J. Willis Hewitt, Practical Paper Hangers, William Barrett Taylor Dec 1901

Correspondence To William Barrett Taylor, Date Unknown Or Unclear, Mary Sophia Boggs, Co-Operative Building Plan Association Architects, George S. & J. Willis Hewitt, Practical Paper Hangers, William Barrett Taylor

William Robertson Boggs Family Papers

Correspondence to William Barrett Taylor, date unknown or unclear.

Box 3, folder 7.


Correspondence To Elizabeth ("Bessie") Mccaw Boggs Taylor, Dates Unknown, William Barrett Taylor, Mary Sophia Boggs Jan 1901

Correspondence To Elizabeth ("Bessie") Mccaw Boggs Taylor, Dates Unknown, William Barrett Taylor, Mary Sophia Boggs

William Robertson Boggs Family Papers

Boggs Family Paper, Box 2, Folder 1.

Correspondence to Elizabeth ("Bessie") McCaw Boggs Taylor, dates unknown


Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unclear., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison Jan 1901

Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unclear., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

A letter from Anna Harrison, the wife of 9th President William Harrison, to a "dear friend and cousin" about current status and well being of family relations. Harrison explains that she is thankful for her good health. Written from Northbend, Ohio.


Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unknown., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison Jan 1901

Anna Harrison Letter, Date Unknown., Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Anna Harrison, wife of ninth President William Henry Harrison, writes to a friend in Vermont, apologizing for a current indisposition, which prevented her from attending to a request sooner. Dated August 28, year unknown.


Cabinet Photograph Of Millie [And] Christine, "The Two Headed Nightingale," N.D., Ollivier Jan 1901

Cabinet Photograph Of Millie [And] Christine, "The Two Headed Nightingale," N.D., Ollivier

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Cabinet card is 6.5in (16.5cm) tall and 4.5in (11cm) wide. Millie and Christine are photographed in full portrait, each in fine clothes and shoes, each grasping the curtains that frame them in the photographer's studio. Christine, presumably the figure on the right, hold a fan in her right hand.


Correspondence To General William Robertson Boggs, 1900s: March 18, 1900 - January 6, 1908, Edith Boggs, George R. Bissell Mar 1900

Correspondence To General William Robertson Boggs, 1900s: March 18, 1900 - January 6, 1908, Edith Boggs, George R. Bissell

William Robertson Boggs Family Papers

Boggs Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 7.

Correspondence to General William Robertson Boggs, 1900s: March 18, 1900 - January 6, 1908.


Thomas A. Askew Letter, Thomas A. Askew Jan 1900

Thomas A. Askew Letter, Thomas A. Askew

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Askew writes to several correspondents regarding some business matters and payments. Letter on stationary featuring political flag of the Confederate States of America and entitling reading "Head Quarters Chatham Artillery." Chatham Artillery was a militia organization from Savannah Georgia that entered service for the Confederacy in 1862.


Letter From Joel R. Poinsett To Commodore David Porter, Requesting Dinner With He And His Secretary Of Legation, John Mason., Joel Roberts Poinsett Jan 1900

Letter From Joel R. Poinsett To Commodore David Porter, Requesting Dinner With He And His Secretary Of Legation, John Mason., Joel Roberts Poinsett

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Joel R. Poinsett writes to Commodore David Porter, requesting a "family dinner with an old friend" and Poinsett's Secretary of Legation, John Mason.


Note From Francis Lieber To Merchant Regarding Shipment Of Goods, Date Unclear, New York., Francis Lieber Jan 1900

Note From Francis Lieber To Merchant Regarding Shipment Of Goods, Date Unclear, New York., Francis Lieber

Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

Verso abstract includes note: "Prof Col College, South Carolina, Now in N.Y."


An Early History Of Gaffney And Cherokee County, South Carolina, Gaffney Chamber Of Commerce Jun 1897

An Early History Of Gaffney And Cherokee County, South Carolina, Gaffney Chamber Of Commerce

Local History

Published in the Lyceum, Asheville, NC, June 1897.


Correspondence From "Dad" (William Robertson Boggs) To "My Dear Baby" (Edith Boggs): November 26, 1896 - January 1, 1900, William Robertson Boggs Nov 1896

Correspondence From "Dad" (William Robertson Boggs) To "My Dear Baby" (Edith Boggs): November 26, 1896 - January 1, 1900, William Robertson Boggs

William Robertson Boggs Family Papers

Boggs Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 6.

Correspondence from "Dad" (William Robertson Boggs) to "My Dear Baby" (Edith Boggs): November 26, 1896 - January 1, 1900.

Examination of these items suggests they were not sent to the addressee.


Correspondence To General William Robertson Boggs, Date Unknown Or Unclear, Mary Sophia Boggs, Archibald Boggs Jan 1893

Correspondence To General William Robertson Boggs, Date Unknown Or Unclear, Mary Sophia Boggs, Archibald Boggs

William Robertson Boggs Family Papers

Boggs Family Papers

Correspondence to General William Robertson Boggs, date unknown or unclear.


Correspondence To General William Robertson Boggs, 1890s: March 7, 1892 - October 1, 1899., Mary Sophia Boggs, Edith Boggs, M. E. Mcjunkin, Andrew Johnston, John S. Boggs Mar 1892

Correspondence To General William Robertson Boggs, 1890s: March 7, 1892 - October 1, 1899., Mary Sophia Boggs, Edith Boggs, M. E. Mcjunkin, Andrew Johnston, John S. Boggs

William Robertson Boggs Family Papers

Boggs Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 5.

Correspondence to General William Robertson Boggs, 1890s: March 7, 1892 - October 1, 1899.


Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, August 28, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws Aug 1888

Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, August 28, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

No abstract provided.


Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, May 20, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws May 1888

Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, May 20, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

No abstract provided.


Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, April 25, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws Apr 1888

Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, April 25, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

No abstract provided.


Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, March 13, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws Mar 1888

Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, March 13, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

No abstract provided.


Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, February 13, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws Feb 1888

Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, February 13, 1888, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

No abstract provided.


Glenn Springs, So. Ca. : Its Location, Discovery, History, Personal Sketches Of Its Habitues, What It Will Cure, &C., Trimmier's Printing Office And Book Store, Simpson & Simpson Jan 1888

Glenn Springs, So. Ca. : Its Location, Discovery, History, Personal Sketches Of Its Habitues, What It Will Cure, &C., Trimmier's Printing Office And Book Store, Simpson & Simpson

Local History

From Introduction:

"[....][Y]ou will find this an interesting little volume, containing a romance of the discovery of Glenn Springs in the time of the Indians; its re-discovery by the white man, and its history, with personal sketches of some of South Carolina's distinguished men, who were constant visitors at this fountain of health; and other description of Glenn Springs as a Summer Resort and accounts of the wonderful results from the use of this water."


Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, August 19, 1886, Lafayette Mclaws Aug 1886

Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, August 19, 1886, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

No abstract provided.


Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, March 27, 1886, Lafayette Mclaws Mar 1886

Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, March 27, 1886, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

No abstract provided.


Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, March 8, 1886, Lafayette Mclaws Mar 1886

Letter: Lafayette Mclaws To Isaac R. Pennypacker, March 8, 1886, Lafayette Mclaws

Lafayette McLaws Papers

No abstract provided.