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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2772

Telegrams sent to governors of South Carolina


Telegrams sent to South Carolina while a part of the Confederate States of America. Includes governors Francis Wilkinson Pickens and Milledge Luke Bonham.


  • 1861-1864

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


.25 linear feet (1 box)
All telegrams are to the Office of the Governor of South Carolina during the period when South Carolina had seceded from the United States and was part of the Confederate States of America. Telegrams sent to Governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens (Governor 1860-1862) or to Milledge Luke Bonham (Governor 1862-1864). Telegrams are all on printed forms with manuscript additions. Forms are from either the Southern Telegraph Companies or the American Telegraph Company.

Telegrams are from a variety of people, including the military, government officials, and civilians. Subjects include the slave trade, movements of ships, troops, and goods and services, among other topics.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Telegrams from the American Telegraph Company, 1861
  2. II. Telegrams from The Southern Telegraph Companies, 1863-1864

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Found with: MS Storage 281. Collection materials assembled by Carolyn Jakeman.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
South Carolina. Governor, recipient. Telegrams sent to governors of South Carolina, 1861-1864: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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