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Identifier

Accession 568

Inclusive Dates

1826-1981

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

2000 pieces, 1.0 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Robert Witherspoon Hemphill (1915-1983) was a lawyer, judge, civic leader, US Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II, and member of the South Carolina and the United States House of Representatives from Chester, South Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

Robert Witherspoon Hemphill (1915-1983) was a lawyer, judge, civic leader, US Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II, and member of the South Carolina and the United States House of Representatives from Chester, South Carolina. The Robert W. Hemphill Papers includes includes speeches, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings, relating to Hemphill’s personal and family affairs. There is also research materials on Aaron Burr, information relating to the Presbyterian Church, and Winnsboro Granite Corporation. Also included are diplomas for Hamilton G. Witherspoon and Robert Witherspoon, financial statements from attorneys concerning wills and the money to be received from them, and there is a letter from the War Department concerning John McClure Hemphill Jr.’s death during World War II and payments to be made to his beneficiary.

Provenance

The Robert W. Hemphill Papers were deposited with the Archives on February 1984 by Carolyn Etheridge Hemphill.

Copyright

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

Robert Witherspoon Hemphill Papers - Accession 568

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