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Thomas Peter Smith Family Papers

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Edwin Dargan Smith Slavery and Servitude Records



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Thomas Peter Smith Family Papers, 1778-2010 | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Thomas Peter Smith Family Papers, 1778-2010Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1778-1957

ID: 050/011

Primary Creator: Smith, Thomas Peter (1814-1903)

Other Creators: Smith, Edwin Dargan

Extent: 1.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged and described to the folder level and an item level list is provided. Each series maintains the basic arrangement provided by the donor. Series 1: Correspondence, is arranged by sender. Series 2: Financial, Legal, and Personal Records consists of material that was spread throughout different portions of the collection and is arranged in the order in which it was processed. Series 3: Edwin Dargan Smith Slavery and Servitude Records maintains the order and arrangement provided by Edwin Dargan Smith and revised by Reginald Delwiche.

Date Acquired: 11/09/2010. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Business and politics - South Carolina - History, Slavery - United States, South Carolina - History, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of material created and maintained by Thomas Peter Smith of South Carolina and subsequent generations of his family. It includes correspondence, financial records, and legal records. Records documenting Thomas Peter Smith's actions as a slave-holder in the South are of particular interest for researchers interested in the history of servitude and slavery in the United States.

Biographical Note

Thomas Peter Smith was born to (George) Savage Smith and Elizabeth Cuttino Smith in 1814. Thomas Peter Smith worked in South Carolina as a Factor and Commission Merchant. He married Theodora Elizabeth Townsend on December 20, 1838. The couple had 12 children (Thomas Cuttino, Emma Julia, Daniel Townsend, Basil Manly, Susan Edith, Mary Caroline, Thomas Cuttino, Susan Edith, Benjamin Pressley, Amyrinthia Jessica, Elizabeth Florence, and Anna Maude).  In 1839, he began working with the firm of Joseph Lawton and Company, later to be renamed Nayler, Smith and Company. Thomas Peter Smith was a deacon of First Baptist Church Charleston, South Carolina. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1868-1897 and was a member of the committee responsible for the decision to relocate the seminary to Louisville, Kentucky in 1877.

Subject/Index Terms

Business and politics - South Carolina - History
Slavery - United States
South Carolina - History
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives

Accruals: No further accruals expected

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research. No restrictions apply.

Use Restrictions: Photocopies and digital scans can be made by archives staff, upon the request of researchers, for a fee. Permission to publish or reproduce material from this collection must be secured from the Archives and Special Collections Librarian.

Acquisition Source: Reginald and Susan Delwiche

Acquisition Method: Donation


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1826-1928, predominant 1826-1878],
[Series 2: Financial, Legal, and Personal Records, 1836-2010, predominant 1836-1894],
[Series 3: Edwin Dargan Smith Slavery and Servitude Records, 1778-1957],
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1826-1928, predominant 1826-1878Add to your cart.
This series is primarily comprised of the correspondence of Thomas P. Smith and his family. The bulk of the correspondence is written to Thomas P. Smith from his siblings, children, business associates, and friends. Coorespondence from the family of Basil Manly, Sr. to Susan Townsend, Thomas Peter Smith's sister-in-law, is also included as well as correspondence between the children of Thomas and Theodora Smith.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Daniel Townsend Smith Correspondence, 1862, 1867, 1878Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Correspondence from Daniel Townsend Smith to his father, Thomas Peter Smith, and sisters, Elizabeth F. Smith and Amarynthia Jessie Smith.
Item 1: Daniel Townsend Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1862/08/30Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: Daniel Townsend Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1867/05/21Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: Daniel Townsend Smith to Amarynthia Jessie Smith, approximately 1893Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 4: Daniel Townsend Smith to Elizabeth F. Smith, 1878/10/28Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 5: Daniel Townsend Smith to Amarynthia Jessie Smith, 1893/05/16Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 2: Mary Hayes Lucas Correspondence, 1826Add to your cart.
Correspondence from a sender who is believed to be Mary Hayes Lucas to Susan Martha Townsend, sister of Theodora Elizabeth Smith
Item 1: Mary Hayes Lucas to Susan Townsend, approximately 1826/12/20Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: Mary Hayes Lucas to Susan Townsend, 1826/07/24Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 3: Mary Frampton Pope Correspondence, 1854Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Mary Frampton Pope (Susan Townsend's sister) to Susan Martha Townsend, sister of Theodora Elizabeth Smith
Item 1: Mary Frampton Pope to Susan Townsend, 1854/02/25Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 4: Sarah Manly and Susan Townsend Correspondence, 1831-1837Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Sarah Manly and Susan Townsend, Theodora Elizabeth Smith's sister
Item 1: Susan Townsend to Sarah Manly, 1831/01/08Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: Sarah Manly to Susan Townsend, 1832/08/01Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 3: Sarah Manly to Susan Townsend, 1834/07/30Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 4: Sarah Manly to Susan Townsend, 1835/05/04Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 5: Sarah Manly to Susan Townsend, 1836/02/11Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 6: Sarah Manly to Susan Townsend, 1836/04/23Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 7: Sarah Manly to Susan Townsend, 1837/05/03Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 8: Sarah Manly to Susan Townsend, 1837/04/20Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 9: Sarah Manly to Susan Townsend, 1837/02/08Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 5: Basil Manly, Sr. Correspondence, 1836Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Basil Manly Sr. to Susan Townsend, Theodora Elizabeth Smith's sister
Item 1: Basil Manly, Sr. to Sarah Townsend, 1836/04/01Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 2: Basil Manly, Sr. to Susan Townsend, 1836/12/02Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 6: Basil Manly, Jr. Correspondence, 1852Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Basil Manly, Jr. to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Basil Manly, Jr. to Thomas Peter Smith, 1852/04/23Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 7: Daniel J. Townsend Correspondence, 1849Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Daniel J. Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Daniel J. Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1849/05/21Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 8: John Townsend Correspondence, 1854-1868Add to your cart.
Correspondence from John Townsend, Theodora Elizabeth Smith's brother, to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1854/05/02Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1854/05/08Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1862/08/25Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 4: John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1864/12/26Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 5: John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1865/07/30Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 6: John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1865/07/30Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 7: John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1865/09/24Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 8: John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1868/03/10Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 9: John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1868/05/26Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 10: John and Mary Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith, 1868/06/15Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 9: Isaac Jenkins Mikell Correspondence, 1862Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Isaac Jenkins Mikell to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Isaac Jenkins Mikell to Thomas Peter Smith, 1862/12/15Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 10: A. B. Smith Correspondence, 1854-1869Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Archar Benjamin Smith (Thomas Peter Smith's brother) to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: A. B. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1854/09/25Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: A. B. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1855/06/12Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: A. B. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1857/11/11Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 4: A. B. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1860/06/15Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 5: A. B. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1862/10/13Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 6: A. B. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1869/09/27Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 7: A. B. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1869/09/27Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Folder 11: Henry Cuttino Correspondence, 1852-1855Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Correspondence from Henry Cuttino (Thomas Peter Smith's maternal uncle) to Thomas Peter Smith.
Item 1: Henry Cuttino to Thomas Peter Smith, 1852/12/28Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 2: Henry Cuttino to Thomas Peter Smith, 1853/03/18Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: Henry Cuttino to Thomas Peter Smith, 1853/03/22Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 4: Henry Cuttino to Thomas Peter Smith, 1853/03/24Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 5: Henry Cuttino to Thomas Peter Smith, 1853/04/08Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 6: Henry Cuttino to Thomas Peter Smith, 1855/04/12Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 7: Henry Cuttino to Thomas Peter Smith, 1855/04/13Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 8: Henry Cuttino to Thomas Peter Smith, 1855/05/03Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 9: Henry Cuttino to Thomas Peter Smith, 1855/07/03Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 12: William Cuttino Smith Correspondence, 1857-1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Correspondence from William Cuttino Smith to his brother, Thomas Peter Smith.
Item 1: William Cuttino Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1857/04/02Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: William Cuttino Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1857/07/22Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 3: William Cuttino Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1858/04/12Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 4: William Cuttino Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1861/05/28Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 5: William Cuttino Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1862/11/12Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 6: William Cuttino Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1863/03/07Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 7: William Cuttino Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1863/07/30Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 13: Susan Ann Smith Correspondence, 1859-1871Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Correspondence from Susan Ann Smith (Thomas Peter Smith's sister) to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1859/12/07Add to your cart.
Extent: 3 leaves
Item 2: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1860Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1863/01/19Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 4: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1863/06/21Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 5: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1863/10/02Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 6: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1863/11/25Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 7: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1864/01/15Add to your cart.
Extent: 3 leaves
Item 8: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1864/07/05Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves (originally 1 leaf)
Item 9: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1867/10/13Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Item 10: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1869/01/28Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Item 11: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1871/07/01Add to your cart.
Extent: 3 leaves
Item 12: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1871/07/19Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 14: Julius A. Smith Correspondence, 1863Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Julius A. Smith (Thomas Peter Smith's nephew) to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Julius A. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1863/03Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 15: James E. Smith, Jr. Correspondence, 1863Add to your cart.
Correspondence from James E. Smith, Jr addressed to his uncle. This correspondence mentions the Confederate defence of Battery Wagner. There was a James Smith who was  private in the 3rd South Carolina Artillery Battalion which participated in the 1863 defense of Battery Wagner. Thomas Peter Smith did not have a brother named James so the James E. Smith, Jr. is likely a great-nephew of Thomas Peter Smith. .
Item 1: James E. Smith, Jr. Correspondence, 1863/08/22Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 16: Sarah Edith Smith Correspondence, 1849Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Sarah Edith Smith (Thomas Peter Smith's sister) to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Sarah Edith Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1849/08/03Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 17: David H. Smith Correspondence, 1856-1869Add to your cart.
Correspondence from David Henry Smith (Thomas Peter Smith's brother) to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: David H. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1856/03/17Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 2: David H. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1862/09/10Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: David H. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1862/11/29Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 4: David H. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1864/09/14Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 5: David H. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1867/10/21Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 6: David H. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1867/11/13Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 7: David H. Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1869/11/11Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 18: Julia Ellis and Thomasine McGill Correspondence, 1925-1928Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Julia Ellis (Thomas Peter Smith's niece) to Elizabeth F. Smith. The Ellis letter indicated that she was forwarding an unmailed letter her sister, Thomasine McGill, had written to Elizabeth F. Smith before her death. Both letters are included in this folder.
Item 1: Julia Ellis to Elizabeth F. Smith, 1928/12/20Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: Thomasine McGill to Elizabeth F. Smith, 1925/12/22Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 3: Thomasine McGill to Elizabeth F. Smith, 1926/05/02Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Folder 19: Elizabeth Florence Smith Correspondence, 1869Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Elizabeth Florence Smith (Thomas Peter Smith's daughter) and Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Elizabeth Florence Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1867/05/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: Elizabeth Florence Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1869/02Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: Thomas Peter Smith to Elizabeth Florence Smith, 1867/06/13Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 20: Amarynthia Jessie Smith Correspondence, 1867-1869Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Amarynthia Jessie Smith (Thomas Peter Smith's daughter) to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Amarynthia Jessie Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1867/05/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 2: Amarynthia Jessie Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1869/05/25Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 21: Benjamin Pressley Smith Correspondence, 1875Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Benjamin Pressley Smith (Thomas Peter Smith's son) to Amarynthia Jessie Smith.
Item 1: Benjamin Pressley Smith to Amarynthia Jessie Smith, 1875/05/29Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: Benjamin Pressley Smith to Amarynthia Jessie Smith, 1875/08/01Add to your cart.
Extent: 3 leaves
Folder 22: C. H. Judson Correspondence, 1899Add to your cart.
Correspondence from C. H. Judson to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: C. H. Judson to Thomas Peter Smith, 1899/10/17Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 23: B. C. Pressley Correspondence, 1862, 1865Add to your cart.
Correspondence from B. C. Pressley to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: B.C. Pressley to Thomas Peter Smith, 1862/11/28Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 2: B. C. Pressley to Thomas Peter Smith, 1865/01/06Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 24: William B. Heriot Correspondence, 1864-1868Add to your cart.
Correspondence from William B. Heriot to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: William B. Heriot to Thomas Peter Smith, 1864/09/21Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: William B. Heriot to Thomas Peter Smith, 1865/07/24Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: William B. Heriot to Thomas Peter Smith, 1867/10/10Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 4: William B. Heriot to Thomas Peter Smith, 1868/09/19Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Folder 25: John G. Milnor Correspondence, 1865-1875Add to your cart.
Correspondence from John G. Milnor to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: John G. Milnor to Thomas Peter Smith, 1865/06/05Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: John G. Milnor to Thomas Peter Smith, 1866/0120Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 3: John G. Milnor to Thomas Peter Smith, 1867/09/03Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Item 4: John G. Milnor to Thomas Peter Smith, 1875/07/27Add to your cart.
Extent: 3 leaves
Folder 26: Sue Fuller Correspondence, 1868Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Sue Fuller (Thomas Peter Smith's neice) to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Sue Fuller to Thomas Peter Smith, 1868/08/20Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 27: Susan Ann Smith Correspondence, 1865Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Susan Ann Smith (Thomas Peter Smiths sister) to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Susan Ann Smith to Thomas Peter Smith, 1865Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Restriction: The original copy of this letter is in poor condition and has been encapuslated. Researchers may not remove the letter from the encapsulation but photocopies and digital copies are available for researcher use.
Folder 28: Theodora Elizabeth Smith Correspondence, 1877Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Theodora Elizabeth Smith (Thomas Peter Smith's wife) to her daugher, most likely Emma Julia, Susan Edith, or Amarynthia Jessie Smith
Item 1: Theodora Elizabeth Smith to daughter, 1877/09/23Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 29: Eva R. Smith Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from Eva R. Smith (likely the wife of Benjamin Pressley Smith, Thomas Peter Smith's son) to "Pa." This letter is written from Louisville, Kentucky and mentions interaction with the family of E. C Dargan. Benjamin Pressley Smith was the treasurer and accountant for the seminary during the period of E. C. Dargan's professorship. Thus, it is likely that this letter was written by Eva R. Smith to Thomas Pressley Smith.
Item 1: Eva R. Smith to "Pa", undatedAdd to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 30: M. M. Pope Correspondence, 1852Add to your cart.
Correspondence from M. M. Pope (likely Thomas Peter Smith's neice) to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: M. M. Pope to Thomas Peter Smith, 1852/05/16Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 31: Joseph Lawton Correspondence, 1853Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Joseph Lawton, of Joseph Lawton and Company, to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: Joseph Lawton to Thomas Peter Smith, 1853/01/27Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 32: William Nayler Correspondence, 1855-1858Add to your cart.
Correspondence from William Nayler to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: William Nayler to Thomas Peter Smith, 1855/08/18Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: William Nayler to Thomas Peter Smith, 1856/02/01Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: William Nayler to Thomas Peter Smith, 1856/07/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 4: William Nayler to Thomas Peter Smith, 1857/02/25Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 5: William Nayler to Thomas Peter Smith, 1858/08/16Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 6: William Nayler to Thomas Peter Smith, 1858/08/16Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 33: E. M. Millan Correspondence, 1861Add to your cart.
Correspondence from E. M. Millan to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: E. M. Millan to Thomas Peter Smith, 1861/02/28Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 34: John Auchincloss Correspondence, 1853-1860Add to your cart.
Correspondence from John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1853/03/23Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1855/04/16Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 3: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1856/03/10Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 4: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1856/06/12Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 5: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1858/03/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 6: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1858/08/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 7: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1859/04/11Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 8: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1859/12/24Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 9: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1859/12/30Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 10: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1860/12/18Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 11: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1860/12/29Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves and 1 newspaper clipping
Folder 35: John Auchincloss Correspondence, 1861-1869Add to your cart.
Correspondence from John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith
Item 1: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1861/01/03Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 2: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1861/01/23Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 3: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1861/03/27Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 4: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1861/04/15Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 5: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1861/04/26Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 6: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1862/06/07Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 7: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1866/07/11Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 8: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1867/11/11Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 9: John Auchincloss to Thomas Peter Smith, 1869/04/19Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Series 2: Financial, Legal, and Personal Records, 1836-2010, predominant 1836-1894Add to your cart.
This series is comprised of financial, legal and personal records managed by Thomas Peter Smith and subsequent generations of his family. The bulk of these records deal with the financial and legal activities of Thomas Peter Smith. Of particular note are account ledgers that document Thomas Peter Smith's work as a merchant with the firm Joseph Lawton and Company. Researchers interested in Baptist history will be particularly interested in the manuscript for the published poem "The Smithiad. Or the Devil Among The Baptists" which is a satiracal reaction to a controversy at First Baptist Church Charleston, South Carolina where Thomas P. Smith was a deacon. Genealogical notes and information about this collection that appear to have been created and maintained by subsequent generations of Thomas Peter Smith's family are also included in this series.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Will and Codicil of Thomas Peter Smith, 1886Add to your cart.
Thomas Peter Smith's Will prepared June 30, 1886 and cancelled in 1894 following the great storms of 1893. This Will and Codicil includes an annotation stating "Cancelled 1894- Now have nothing to will away."
Item 1: Will and Codicil of Thomas Peter Smith, 1886Add to your cart.
Extent: 5 leaves
Folder 2: Account ledgers with Joseph Lawton and Company, 1843-1847Add to your cart.
Thomas Peter Smith was appointed to membership in firm of Joseph Lawton and Company (later renamed Nayler, Smith and Company) in 1839. These account ledgers record his account activity with the firm.
Item 1: [Account ledger], 1843/12/30Add to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Item 2: [Account ledger], 1844/12/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Item 3: [Account ledger], 1845/12/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 3 leaves
Item 4: [Account ledger], 1846/12/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Item 5: [Account ledger], 1847/12/31Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Account Ledgers with Joseph Lawton and Company, 1849-1854Add to your cart.
Thomas Peter Smith was appointed to membership in firm of Joseph Lawton and Company (later renamed Nayler, Smith and Company) in 1839. These account ledgers record his account activity with the firm.
Item 1: [Account ledger], 1849/12/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Item 2: [Account ledger], 1950/12/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Item 3: [Account ledger], 1851/12/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Item 4: [Account ledger], 1853/12/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Item 5: [Account ledger], 1854/12/31Add to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Folder 4: [Bill for Congress Water], 1856/02/26Add to your cart.
Bill or possibly a reciept for an order of 4 dozen bottles of Congress Water from Clark and White Company of New York
Item 1: [Bill for Congress Water], 1856/02/26Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf, 2 pages
Folder 5: Greenville and Columbia Rail-Road Company Bills, 1862-1863Add to your cart.
Bills from the Greenville and Columbia Rail-Road Company
Item 1: Greenville and Columbia Rail-Road Company Bill, 1862/09/29Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 2: Greenville and Columbia Rail-Road Company Bill, 1862/11Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Item 3: Greenville and Columbia Rail-Road Company Bill, 1863/07Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 6: [Receipt from A. P. Gready], 1836Add to your cart.
Receipt for Basil Manly's purchase of a rocking chair from A. P. Gready
Item 1: [Receipt from A. P. Gready], 1836Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 7: Taxes Confederate and State, 1862-1865Add to your cart.
Notes figuring the ammount paid by Thomas Peter Smith and Susan Townsend, including notes on taxes paid for slaves, to the Confederate government and the state of South Carolina
Item 1: Taxes Confederate and State, 1862-1865Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 8: The Smithiad. Or the Devil Among the Baptists, approximately 1842Add to your cart.
The manuscript for the published poem satarizing the controversy at First Baptist Church (Charleston, South Carolina) over the proposed dismissal of Dr. William T. Brantley as the church's pastor and the question of allowing women in the church to vote on the issue. This dismissal was recommended by Thomas Peter Smith, a deacon at the church.
Item 1: The Smithiad. Or the Devil Among the Baptists, approximately 1842Add to your cart.
Extent: 7 leaves
Folder 9: Rules of the Violet Society, C.S.B.C., undatedAdd to your cart.
Rules of governance for a women's society
Item 1: Rules of the Violet Society, C.S.B.C., undatedAdd to your cart.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 10: [Postcard with Image of Emma Julia Smith Whilden], approximately 1900-1929Add to your cart.
Postcard with an image of Julia Emma Smith Whilden (Thomas Peter Smith's daughter)
Item 1: [Postcard with Image of Emma Julia Smith Whilden], approximately 1900-1929Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 11: [Cuttino Family Genealogical Notes], undatedAdd to your cart.
Genealogical notes dealing with the history of the Cuttino Family. It is likely that these notes were compiled by subsequent generations of Thomas Peter Smith's family and added to his papers.
Item 1: [Cuttino Family Genealogical Notes], undatedAdd to your cart.
Extent: 4 leaves
Folder 12: [Smith Family Genealogical Notes], undatedAdd to your cart.
Genealogical notes dealing with the history of the Smith Family. These notes are written on the back of a black Thomas Peter Smith ledger but it is possible that these notes were compiled by subsequent generations of Thomas Peter Smith's family and added to his papers.
Item 1: [Smith Family Genealogical Notes], undatedAdd to your cart.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 13: [Genealogical Notes and Information on the Collection], undatedAdd to your cart.
Genealogical notes, maps listing locations of correspondents residence, descriptions of the relationships of correspondence and other material about the collection. This information was compiled and provided by subsequent generations of Thomas Peter Smith's family and the donors Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Delwiche.
Item 1: [Genealogical Notes and Information on the Collection], undatedAdd to your cart.
Extent: 7 leaves
Folder 14: Smith Family Documents and Background, 2010Add to your cart.
Genealogical research material and photographs of documents in the Thomas Peter Smith Family Papers collected by Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Delwiche
Item 1: Smith Family Documents and Background, 2010Add to your cart.
Extent: 1 DVD
Series 3: Edwin Dargan Smith Slavery and Servitude Records, 1778-1957Add to your cart.
This series is comprised of material documenting the history of slavery and servitude in America. The material is primarily focused upon the financial and legal actions of Thomas Peter Smith to purchase and sell slaves. Bills of Sale, Executors Bills of Sale, correspondence, account information and other legal and financial records document this history. This material was collected and arranged for presentation into "The Slave Book" by Edwin Dargan Smith in 1947. Numerous explanatory notes prepared by Edwin Dargan Smith are included. "The Slave Book" was revised by Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Delwiche in 2010.
Processing Note: The original order and arrangement of the "The Slave Book" was maintained in processing as it was recieved by the archives. Material was divided into logical groupings in processing so that it could be placed in folders.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: [Information on Slave Book], 2010/05Add to your cart.
Title page for the "slave book" compiled by Edwin Dargan Smith and revised by Reginald Delwiche in 2010.
Extent: 3 leaves
Folder 2: [Oil Field Bed and Wench for Sale], 1957Add to your cart.
Edwin Smith makes note of a 1957 advertisement for an Oil Field Bed and Wench.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 3: [Envelope to T. P. Smith], 1843-1857Add to your cart.
Envelope addressed to T. P. Smith, Esq.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 4: [Slave-holding of Robert E. Lee  and Jefferson Davis], 1946Add to your cart.
Document by Edwin Dargan Smith and newspaper clipping explaining the positions of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis on slave-holding.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 5: [Clippings and pamphlet on slave values], 1845-1948Add to your cart.
Composite of nineteenth-century newspaper clippings and a 1948 pamphlet on the value of slaves in the Antebellum South.
Extent: 1 leaf, 24 page pamphlet
Folder 6: Indentures, 1805-1817Add to your cart.
Indentures from the nineteenth century stipulating the legal agreements with indentured servants with some explananatory notes by E. Dargan Smith.
Extent: 6 leaves
Folder 7: Indenture, 1793Add to your cart.
Indenture for Annoque Domini with explanation by Edwin Dargan Smith.
Extent: 3 leaves
Folder 8: [Court order for servitude], 1778/09/26Add to your cart.
Document explaining a Massachusetts court action and currency note that resulted in Cesar Eliphad being publicly punished for stealing and facing the possibility of seven year servitude for being unable to pay his damages. Explanation provided by Edwin Dargan Smith.
Extent: 4 leaves
Folder 9: Bill of Sale, 1846Add to your cart.
This Bill of Sale demonstrates Thomas Peter Smith's policy of purchasing undivided families.  Explanation provided by Edwin Dargan Smith.
Extent: 3 leaves
Folder 10: Negroes owned at the close of the war, 1865Add to your cart.
Contract between T. P. Smith and 54 slaves who chose to remain on the plantation at the close of the Civil War.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 11: Servitude in America, 1947/01/17Add to your cart.
E. Dargan Smith's comments on voluntary and compulsory indentured service and African bondage in Colonial America and in the United States.
Extent: 15 leaves
Folder 12: The Daily South Carolinian, 1864/02/17Add to your cart.
Newspaper clipping with annotations highlighing the sale of slaves and events during the Civil War
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 13: Charleston Daily Courier, 1863/07/23Add to your cart.
Newspaper clipping with annotations highlighing events during the Civil War
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 14: [Report on T. P. Smith's slave records], after 1947Add to your cart.
Report on Thomas Peter Smith's slave records prepared by Edwin Dargan Smith. This report also includes a photograph of Thomas Peter Smith.
Extent: 3 leaves
Folder 15: [James C. Auchincloss letter to E. Dargan Smith], 1956/12/10Add to your cart.
Correspondence from James Auchinclss inquiring about Smith's knowledge of his grandfather, John Auchincloss.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 16: Bills of Sale, 1838/07/11-1839/11/13Add to your cart.
Bills of Sale for a female slave bought by Thomas P. Smith.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 17: Bill of Sale, 1851/07/09Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a female slave
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 18: Bills of Sale, 1839/08-1842/04Add to your cart.
Bills of Sale for a young male slave who appears to have depreciated in value.  Also includes descriptive information by Edwin Dargan Smith.
Extent: 3 leaves
Folder 19: Copy of the Deed in Trust from Roswell King to Barrington King, 1843/03/03Add to your cart.
A copy of Roswell King's 1830 Deed in Trust to his son, Barrington King, made by a clerk, I. E. Townsend.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 20: Deed of Gift Certification, undatedAdd to your cart.
A document certifying that the terms of Roswell King's deed of gift, which included deed to slaves owned by King, to Catherine B. Pratt and Nathaniel A. Pratt had been fulfilled.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 21: [B. King letter to T. P. Smith], 1843/07/12Add to your cart.
Correspondence from B. King discussing the potential sale of slaves to Thomas P. Smith. Thomas P. Smith declined to purchase a female estate slave.  Explanatory notes by E. D. Smith are included.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 22: Bill of Sale, 1839/08-1843/05/02Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a slave and a note by T. P. Smith
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 23: Account Sales of Rachel by Order of Thomas P. Smith, undatedAdd to your cart.
Account of sale of a slave named Rachel by order of T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 24: Bill of Sale, 1844/06/18Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a male slave purchased by T. P. Smith.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 25: [John Townsend letter to Thomas P. Smith], 1849/01/15Add to your cart.
Correspondence from John Townsend to Thomas Peter Smith concerning the clothing for slaves.  Explanatory notes by E. Dargan Smith are included.
Extent: 3 leaves
Folder 26: Bill of Sale, 1850/04/18Add to your cart.
Bill of sale of a male slave purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 27: Bill of Sale, 1850/12/02Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for slave bought by T. P. Smith. According to the descriptive information provided by Edwin Dargan Smith, this slave was noted for his loyalty and his fine Christian character.
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 28: Sale of a Negro on Account and by Order of Thomas P. Smith, undatedAdd to your cart.
List of charges for sale of a slave
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 29: Receipt and Title, 1860/02/16Add to your cart.
Receipt and guarantee of right and title for a slave purchased for 850 dollars.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 30: [13th Amendment Postage Stamp], undatedAdd to your cart.
E. Dargan Smith describes the Postage Stamp commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment.
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 31: [Fortification of Charleston], 1864/01/01Add to your cart.
Notice on the fortification of Charleston.  E. Dargan Smith notes that the "1863" date is a mistake.
Extent: 1 leaf (original) and 1 photocopy of sleeve describing document
Folder 32: Bill of Sale, 1862/10/17Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for four slaves
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 33: Executors Bill of Sale, 1839/06/20Add to your cart.
Executors Bill of Sale for a female slave
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 34: Bill of Sale, 1839/08/20Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a female slave
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 35: Account Sales of Slaves and Documentation, 1839/08/21Add to your cart.
Documents listing charges for slaves purchased by T. P. Smith and certifying the transaction
Extent: 3 leaves
Folder 36: Bill of Sale, 1849/12/21Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for two slaves purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 37: Bill of Sale, 1840/08/31Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a male slave
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 38: Bill of Sale, 1841/04/08Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a slave purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 39: Bill of Sale, 1841/12/06Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a female slave bought by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 40: Bill of Sale, 1846/03/23Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for an eighteen-year-old female slave
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 41: Bill of Sale, 1849/01/15Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a slave purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 42: Bill of Sale, 1851/09/07Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for slaves purcahsed by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 43: Bill of Sale, 1860/04/29Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a male slave purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 44: Bill of Sale, 1856/04/23Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a slave purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 45: Executors Bill of Sale, 1855/01/24Add to your cart.
Executors Bill of Sale for nine slaves purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 46: Accounts of Sale, 1856Add to your cart.
Documentation detailing charges for slaves sold for the account of T. P. Smith
Extent: 2 leaves
Folder 47: Bill of Sale, 1856Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a female slave purchased by T. P. Smith.
Folder 48: Bill of Sale, 1856/12/13Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a female slave purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 49: Bill of Sale, 1858/03/24Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a female slave purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 50: Bill of Sale, 1857/03/31Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for a female slave purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 51: Bill of Sale, 1858/03/13Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for two female slaves purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 52: Bill of Sale, 1859/01/13Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for four slaves purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf
Folder 53: Bill of Sale, 1863/05/21Add to your cart.
Bill of Sale for four slaves purchased by T. P. Smith
Extent: 1 leaf

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