Manuscript Collection

South Carolina Governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens Accounts - Accession 606

Title

South Carolina Governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens Accounts - Accession 606

Files

Identifier

Accession 606

Inclusive Dates

1860-1861

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

1 microfiche

Language

English;

Historical Note

Francis Wilkinson Pickens (1805/7-1869) was a South Carolina politician who served in the State House of Representatives (1832-1834), the US House of Representatives (1834-1843), the South Carolina Senate (1844-1846), was US Minister to Russia (1858-1860), and was South Carolina Governor (1860-1862). He was Governor of South Carolina at the beginning of the American Civil War and sanctioned the firing upon the Star of the West which marked the commencement of the war.

Scope and Content Note

The South Carolina Governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens Accounts collection consists of microfiched copies of Governor Pickens’ accounts with the Bank of the State of South Carolina for military contingencies during the American Civil War which includes amounts of checks, monthly balances, and drafts on the account.

Additional Notes

There are digital scans of the microfiche available for use in the Pettus Archives Research Area.

Provenance

The microfiche was purchased from the South Carolina Historical Society.

Copyright

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

South Carolina Governor Francis Wilkinson Pickens Accounts - Accession 606

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