Manuscript Collection

The Celebration of Columbus Day: October 21, 1892 At Columbia -  Accession 1569 M766 (823)

Title

The Celebration of Columbus Day: October 21, 1892 At Columbia - Accession 1569 M766 (823)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1569 - M766 (823)

Inclusive Dates

1892

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

1 bound volume

Language

English;

Historical Note

LeRoy Franklin Youmans (1834-1906) was a native South Carolininan from Beaufort County and graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina). He was an attorney and a politician. He also served in the American Civil War as 1st Lieutenant, Company F, 3rd South Carolina Calvary in the Confederate army. He also served in the House of Representatives during the war and continued his political career following its conclusion and was a principle in the “Red Shirt” movement and campaigned with Wade Hampton to expel the carpetbaggers and Union activists that were entrenched in South Carolina. He also served as United State Attorney under President Grover Cleveland, served on Circuit and Supreme Courts in South Carolina, and later became Attorney-General.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a publication titled, The Celebration of Columbus Day. October 21, 1892. At Columbia, S.C. With the Address of Hon. LeRoy F. Youmans published in Columbia, SC by Charles A. Calvo, Jr., printer in 1893. The address by LeRoy F. Youmans was discussed the meaning of Columbus Day and the history and evolution of the state of South Carolina from initial discovery in 1492 through 1892 the date of his address. The forward is written by then South Carolina Governor, Benjamin Ryan Tillman and the publication contains an ode by Edna Dean Proctor titled “Columbia’s Banner” which was read by John P. Thomas.

Provenance

The Celebration of Columbus Day was transferred from Special Collections.

Copyright

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

The Celebration of Columbus Day: October 21, 1892 At Columbia -  Accession 1569 M766 (823)

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