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Accession 546

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

Collection Size

1000 pieces, .50 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

This collection includes personal and business correspondence collected by to Frederic Morse Bryant, Jr. (1904-1990) of primarily of Marion, SC. Some of the correspondence relates to Frederic’s brother Malcolm M. Bryant (1905-2000) and to the Bryant Coal and Hauling Company of Marion, South Carolina. Most of the letters are from friends of Mr. Bryant while he was a student at Clemson College from 1923-1925 including from Winthrop graduate (Class of 1925) Flora Margaret Bethea (1903-1950) while she was a student (letters range from 1923-1924). Many of the other correspondence was from other ladies attending college at Coker College and Anderson College. The letters offer an interesting insight into the life of young people during the early to mid-1920s. Also included in the collection are some financial records, purchase orders, invoices, and bank statements, some related to the Bryant Coal and Hauling Company.


The collection was donated by Leslie Brown to the Winthrop College Archives and Special Collections on December 7, 1983.


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

Frederic Morse Bryant, Jr. Papers - Accession 546

LC Subject Headings

Bryant, Frederic Morse, 1904-1990--Archives; Bryant, Malcolm M., 1905-2000--Correspondence; Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina--Students--Correspondence; Bryant Coal and Hauling Company (Marion, S.C.)--Records and correspondence; College students--South Carolina--Correspondence; College students--South Carolina--Social life and customs--History--20th century