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Accession 1691

Inclusive Dates

ca. 1860s-1880s, 1867, 1909, 1922, nd


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

Collection Size

.25 linear feet, 500 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a materials collected by the Alston Family of Rock Hill, SC. Included in this collection are: a newspaper clipping about a monument to honor South Carolina poet Henry Timrod; a portrait of Miss F.B. Stoney that belonged to Alston Wroton, who might be Butler Alston Wroton (1897-1981); a portrait of Presbyterian Preacher from Camden, Arkansas Rev. Robert Alston which states he was the “brother of Captain Butler Pearson Alston’s (1834-1886).” Captain Alston was a Confederate Veteran of the 6th Regiment South Carolina Infantry; a biography of Captain Butler Pearson Alston by J.R.D. Smith; a tribute titled, The Confederate Woman! My Tribute to Her by C.L. Wroton (most likely Charles Langdon Wroton (1865-1942) of Rock Hill, SC; and speeches by Gen. John A. Alston, principal of the Mt. Zion Institute in Winnsboro, SC., two of which appear to have been delivered to the school to “Mr. President and members of the Institute” and one which was delivered in Chester, SC to Confederate veterans (6th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry) “Mr. President, fellow citizens and Surviving Comrades of the Sixth.”


The Alston Family Papers were received from the York County Library via Jason Hyatt on October 16, 2019.


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Alston Family Papers - Accession 1691

LC Subject Headings

Alston family--Archives; Wroton family--Archives; Timrod, Henry, 1828-1867--Monuments; Alson, Butler Pearson, 1834-1186; Alson, Butler Pearson, 1834-1186--Family