Manuscript Collection

Landsford Canal Records - Accession 135 - M62 (77)

Title

Landsford Canal Records - Accession 135 - M62 (77)

Authors

Landsford Canal

Files

Identifier

Accession 135 - M62 (77)

Inclusive Dates

1937, 1950, 1965, 1971

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

7 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

The Landsford Canal was built along the Catawba River in Chester and Lancaster counties, South Carolina to help make the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835 and to supply a direct water route from the upstate settlements and the towns on the fall line. The chief engineer on the project was famed architect, Robert Mills, designer of the Washington Monument.

Scope and Content Note

The Landsford Canal Records consist of newspaper clippings describing the history of the canal, photographs of the canal, and a report of the Landsford Committee, which was charged with investigating the conditions of the canal and making recommendations for its preservation and use by the general public. The Landsford Canal was built along the Catawba River in Chester and Lancaster counties, South Carolina to help make the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835 and to supply a direct water route from the upstate settlements and the towns on the fall line.The area is now a State Park.

Provenance

Transferred from Vertical File, Dacus Library, Winthrop College

Keywords

Canals, Chester County SC, Land's Ford Canal, Land's Ford Committee, Robert Mills, William R. Davie, Joel Poinsett, Robert Leckie

Copyright

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

Landsford Canal Records - Accession 135 - M62 (77)

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