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Guide to the Alfred Huger Letterpress Books, 1853-1863

Abstract

Planter, attorney, and postmaster of Charleston, S.C.

Letters to Huger's friends and relatives expressing his anti-secession sentiments and his opinions on politics, political leaders, and events in his state. Topics include religion, duels, slavery and free blacks, epidemics, the banking crisis of 1857, military actions in the Charleston area, diplomatic recognition of the Confederacy, Confederate naval operations in Louisiana and off the Carolina coast, Confederate politics and government, and Confederate relations with Great Britain.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Huger, Alfred, 1788-1872.
Title
Alfred Huger Letterpress Books 1853-1863
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet
Location
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Collection Overview

Planter, attorney, and postmaster of Charleston, S.C.

Letters to Huger's friends and relatives expressing his anti-secession sentiments and his opinions on politics, political leaders, and events in his state. Topics include religion, duels, slavery and free blacks, epidemics, the banking crisis of 1857, military actions in the Charleston area, diplomatic recognition of the Confederacy, Confederate naval operations in Louisiana and off the Carolina coast, Confederate politics and government, and Confederate relations with Great Britain.

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Contents of the Collection

Itemized index

Photocopies of handwritten index for letterpress books, including item date, addressee, and basic content for letters from 1853-1857

Box 1 Folder 1
Letterpress book, 1853-56: letters 1-116A

Contains index of addressees for letters from 1853-1856

Box 1
Letterpress book, 1853-56: letters 116B-309
Box 2
Letterpress book, 1853-56: letters 310-449B
Box 3
Letterpress book, 1856-59: letters 1-229

Contains index of addressees for letters from 1856-1859

Box 4
Letterpress book, 1856-59: letters 230-502
Box 5
Letterpress book, 1861-63: 1861 Oct.-1863 Dec. and undated

Contains index of addressees and selective index of subjects for letters from 1861-1863

Box 6

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alfred Huger Letterpress Books, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Alfred Huger Letterpress Books were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1962.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy McDonald, December 2011

Encoded by Matthew Warren, June 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 62-498

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.