Alexander Samuel Salley Letters - Accession 45 - M20 (30)
Accession 45 - M20 (30)
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Alexander Samuel Salley, Jr. [1871-1961] was the first South Carolina state archivist and worked with the Historical Commission and State Archives for 45 years.
Scope and Content Note
The Alexander Samuel Salley Letters consist of a 1930 letter concerning Salley’s comments on the exchange between South and North Carolina of two strips of land that led to King’s Mountain becoming a part of South Carolina in 1772, eight years before the battle and a 1921 letter in which Salley addresses various historical songs of South Carolina and his reputation as an historian.
The Alexander Samuel Salley Letters were transferred from Dacus Library's Reference Department to The Archives on January 29,1975.
King's Mountain, South Carolina Songs, Nancy G. Campbell, North Carolina-South Carolina Boundary
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Alexander Samuel Salley Letters - Accession 45 - M20 (30)". Finding Aid 127.
LC Subject Headings
Salley, A. S. (Alexander Samuel), 1871-1961--Correspondence; Historians--South Carolina; Kings Mountain (N.C.)--History; North Carolina--Boundaries--South Carolina; South Carolina--Boundaries--North Carolina; State songs--South Carolina
Mr. Salley wrote the letter on February 19, 1921, in response to a question posed to him by Miss Nancy G. Campbell, Winthrop music professor 1909-1925, asking about historical songs of South Carolina. His answer mentioned a few songs and included a nearly forgotten song about the Battle of Fort Moultrie. Salley also comments on his reputation as a historian.