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Accession 564

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Collection Size

236 pieces, .25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Pinckney Family Papers consists of correspondence of Eliza Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, and Thomas Pinckney; Benjamin Huger; Rebecca Mott, John Q. Adams; Joseph Alston; Lord Charles Grenville; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Jefferson; Marquis de Lafayette, and others. The longest portion of the correspondence, contained in six letter books, have to do with Thomas Pinckney’s diplomatic service and his service in the War of 1812. The next largest group of letters is that of Eliza Pinckney. Also included are household accounts and family receipts; land, legal, estate, and other papers.


The Pinckney Family Papers microfiche were purchased from the South Carolina Historical Society on February 6, 1984. The papers were filmed by Carolyn F. James in 1980.


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Pinckney Family Papers - Accession 564

LC Subject Headings

Pinckney family; Pinckney, Charles, 1699-1758, Diplomatic and consular service, American--Great Britain--18th century; Diplomatic and consular service, American--Great Britain--19th century; Plantations--South Carolina--18th century; Plantations--South Carolina--19th century; South Carolina--History--Sources; South Carolina--Social life and customs--18th century; South Carolina--Social life and customs--19th century; United States--Foreign relations--Great Britain--18th century; United States--Foreign relations--Great Britain--19th century; United States--Foreign relations--Spain--18th century; United States--Foreign relations--Spain--19th century; United States--History--War of 1812; Great Britain--Foreign relations--United States--18th century; Great Britain--Foreign relations--United States--19th century; Spain--Foreign relations--United States--18th century; Spain--Foreign relations--United States--19th century; Europe--Description and travel; United States--Politics and government--1783-1809--Sources