Manuscript Collection

Andrew Pickens Papers - Accession 1148

Andrew Pickens Papers - Accession 1148


Andrew Pickens



Accession 1148

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

1 microfiche



Scope and Content Note

The Andrew Pickens Papers consists of microfiche copies of handwritten correspondence (1787, 1792) with George Handley (1752-1793), Alex McGillivray (ca. 1759-1793), Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746-1825), Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828), Felix Warley (1749-1814), Richard Winn (1750-1818), and the Chief Little Turkey (1758-1801) and other headmen of the Cherokees regarding politics, land disputes, Indian Lands, ratification of the US Constitution. Also contains miscellaneous accounts and legal papers (1782-1804). Andrew Pickens (1739-1817) was a militia leader, eventually raising to the rank of Brigadier General during the American Revolution and served in the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina from 1793-1795). Pickens and Pickens County, SC were named in his honor.

Additional Notes

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


The microfiche of the Andrew Pickens letters were purchased by the Archives in the 1980s. The original collection is held by The Charleston Library Society.


Native Americans, Cherokee, 18th century, letters


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

Andrew Pickens Papers - Accession 1148

LC Subject Headings

Pickens, Andrew, 1739-1817--Correspondence; Indians of North America--South Carolina--Government relations--18th century; Cherokee Indians--South Carolina; South Carolina--History--1783-1861--Sources; United States--Politics and government--1783-1809