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Guide to the Charles Cecil Wyche Papers, 1902-1963 and undated

Abstract

Lawyer and U.S. District Judge, of Spartanburg, S.C.

Personal, political, and professional letters and papers relating to Wyche's personal life, his early legal practice, social life and customs in South Carolina, local politics in South Carolina, his term in Congress (1913-1914), his service in World War I, the political career of Cole L. Blease, Wyche's interest in reform, and the 1924 senatorial election in South Carolina.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Wyche, Charles Cecil, 1885-
Title
Charles Cecil Wyche papers 1902-1963 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
13 Linear Feet, 9,736 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Papers of Charles Cecil Wyche, lawyer and United States district judge for the western district of South Carolina, contain correspondence and papers concerning business and legal affairs, politics, and family matters. Specific topics include Wyche's support of John Gary Evans in his campaign to be United States senator from South Carolina, 1908; descriptions of Paris, Brussels, and Berlin in letters of Isoline Wyche, 1909-1910; an attempt to prevent the granting of a pardon by Governor Cole L. Blease of South Carolina, 1911; Wyche's term in the state legislature, 1913; Wyche's legal business, particularly relating to the collection of debts and suits for damages in cases of industrial and automobile accidents; the campaign of Cole L. Blease for the governorship of South Carolina, 1916; attempts by Wyche to form a regiment of volunteers for service in Mexico or Europe; the influenza epidemic of 1920; and the national and state election of 1924, especially Wyche's support for James F. Byrnes in his race for the United States Senate against Nathaniel Barksdale Dial.

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Contents of the Collection

1902-1911 July
Box 1
1911 Aug.-1914
Box 2
1915 Jan.-1916 Feb.
Box 3
1916 Mar.-1917 Apr. 14
Box 4
1917 Apr. 15-1920 Aug.
Box 5
1920 Sept.-1921 Aug.
Box 6
1921 Sept.-1922 Sept.
Box 7
1922 Oct.-1923 June
Box 8
1923 July-1924 Mar.
Box 9
1924 Apr.-Dec.
Box 10
Undated
Box 11
1932-1938 Feb.
Box 12
1938 Mar.-1939 Oct.
Box 13
1939 Nov.-1941 Aug.
Box 14
1941 Sept.-1950 Feb.
Box 15
1950 Mar.-1951 Dec.
Box 16
1952 Jan.-1953 Oct.
Box 17
1953 Nov.-1955 Mar.
Box 18
1955 Apr.-1956 Dec.
Box 19
1957 Jan.-1959 Mar.
Box 20
1959 Apr.-1963
Box 21
Clippings
Box 22
Financial papers
Box 22
Invitations
Box 22

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Cecil Wyche Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Charles Cecil Wyche Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1954.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt, May 2008

Accessions 48-1703, 48-1803, and 67-232 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.