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Accession 1750

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

24 bound volumes



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the twenty four individual monthly editions of The Rural Carolinian an illustrated magazine of agriculture, horticulture and the arts from 1869-1874 with original covers. The Rural Carolinian was published in Charleston, SC by Walker Evans & Cogswell and edited by D.H. (Daniel Harrison) Jacques (1825-1877). The focus of this publication is agricultural in nature and the publication is typically broken up into sections with of the examples of some of the sections which are titled: Agricultural Department; Department of Horticulture and Rural Art; Stock and Natural History Department; Department of Mining and The Mechanic Arts; Editorial Department; Department of Correspondence and Inquiry; Department of Literary Miscellany; Department of Hygiene and Household Economy; Department of Rural Agriculture; Publisher’s Department; Farm and Garden Calendar; Patrons of Husbandry and Agricultural Societies; Bees and Practical Bee Keeping; The Rural Carolinian is a great source for any historian researching the history of agriculture in the state of South Carolina from the 1860s-1870s.

Additional Notes

There are bound editions of The Rural Carolinian without the original covers of the magazine from 1869-1874 in Special Collections (S1.R8x). The bound editions consist of a five volume set which includes yearly print runs from October through September (1869-1870, 1870-1871, 1871-1872, 1872-1873, 1873-1874). The bound editions include indexes.


The Rural Carolinian Collection was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by the York County Library via Jason Hyatt on August 9, 2019.


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

The Rural Carolinian Collection - Accession 1750

LC Subject Headings

Agriculture--South Carolina