Manuscript Collection

Benjamin Ryan Tillman Address - Accession 59 - M28 (40)

Title

Benjamin Ryan Tillman Address - Accession 59 - M28 (40)

Files

Identifier

Accession 59 - M28 (40)

Inclusive Dates

1909

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

26 pieces

Language

English;

Historical Note

Benjamin Ryan Tillman (1847-1918) was Governor of South Carolina from 1890-1894 and U.S. Senator from 1894-1918. Tillman was one of the leading figures in Winthrop's early history and helped get Winthrop put on State support in 1891.

Scope and Content Note

The Benjamin Ryan Tillman Address consists of Tillman's version of the Ned Tennant (July 1874 and February 1875) and the Hamburg (July 1876) race riots, which occurred in Edgefield County, South Carolina. Tillman was Governor of South Carolina from 1890-1894 and U.S. Senator from 1894-1918. The speech appears to be a draft of a speech Tillman delivered in Anderson, SC on August 25, 1909.

Additional Notes


Provenance

The Benjamin Ryan Tillman Address was transferred from the Dacus Library Reference Department to The Archives on August 11,1976

Keywords

Race Relations, Reconstruction in South Carolina, African American History

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Benjamin Ryan Tillman Address - Accession 59 - M28 (40)

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