Andrew Pickens Papers - Accession 1148
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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.
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.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Andrew Pickens Papers - Accession 1148". Finding Aid 1065.
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
There are digital scans of the microfiche available for use in the Pettus Archives Research Area.