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Identifier

Accession 23

Inclusive Dates

1938-1956, 1961

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

3 bound volumes

Language

English

Historical Note

Horace Slocum was born in 1900 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, but lived most of his life in Rochester, New Hampshire. Mr. Slocum attended college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to study textile design. He later moved to Rock Hill, SC where he worked as a government inspector. Horace Slocum passed away on October 2, 1968, at the age of 68.

Scope and Content Note

The Horace W. Slocum Journals include handwritten and typewritten accounts of Mr. Slocum’s journeys through South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Illinois, New Hampshire, and other states in search of rocks and minerals. Of special interest are photographs and maps of geological and mining sites in the typewritten, edited version of the journals. There is also a map index. The journals extend mainly from 1938 to 1956.

Provenance

The journals of Horace W. Slocum, government inspector and amateur geologist were received by the Archives from his widow, Mrs. Horace W. Slocum on May 29, 1975.

Keywords

Geology, Mining, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Illinois, New Hampshire

Copyright

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

Horace W. Slocum Journals - Accession 23

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