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Guide to the John Fox Papers, 1784-1892

Abstract

Politician and South Carolina legislator, from Lexington (Lexington Co.), S.C. Family and business papers of John Fox, and of his business associate, William L. Miller. Topics mentioned include the settlement of various estates; the militia; antebellum student life at the University of Virginia and South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina); railroads; slaves and slavery; cotton production, local politics; secession; living conditions in Richmond during the war; John Fox's post-war debts; a sawmill in Wilcox Co., Ala., owned by brother Daniel and operated by brother Washington Fox; Daniel's service in the Alabama legislature and his comments on Alabama governor Benjamin Fitzpatrick, C. C. Clay, Jr., internal improvements, and public schools; the American Party; crime and law enforcement in the Confederacy; and Reconstruction and African-American politicians during Reconstruction.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00412
Title
John Fox papers
Date
1784-1892
Creator
Fox, John, 1805-1884
Extent
5 Linear Feet, 2,139 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Family and business papers of John Fox, and of his business associate, William L. Miller. Topics mentioned include the settlement of various estates; the militia; antebellum student life at the University of Virginia and South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina); railroads; slaves and slavery; cotton production, local politics; secession; living conditions in Richmond during the war; John Fox's post-war debts; a sawmill in Wilcox Co., Ala., owned by brother Daniel and operated by brother Washington Fox; Daniel's service in the Alabama legislature and his comments on Alabama governor Benjamin Fitzpatrick, C. C. Clay, Jr., internal improvements, and public schools; the American Party; crime and law enforcement in the Confederacy; and Reconstruction and African-American politicians during Reconstruction.

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Contents of the Collection

1. John Fox Papers, 1784-1892

10 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversize box
Letters and Papers, 1819-1842
Box 1
Papers, 1843-1849
Box 2
Letters and Papers, 1850-1856
Box 3
Letters and Papers, 1857-1871
Box 4
Letters and Papers, 1872-1880
Box 5
Letters and Papers, 1881-1892 and undated.
Box 6
Bills and Receipts, 1784-1843
Box 7
Bills and Receipts, 1844-1857
Box 8
Bills and Receipts, 1857-1884 and undated.
Box 9
Bound Volumes
Box 10
Volume
Volume L:3377
Letters and Papers, 1833-1880 and undated.
Oversize-box 48
Bills and Receipts, 1831-1855
Oversize-box 48

Historical Note

Politician and South Carolina legislator, from Lexington (Lexington Co.), S.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Fox Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The John Fox Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1949.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by Abraham Lee, January 2010