Manuscript Collection



Download Finding Aid (322 KB)

Download Biographical Sketch - Joseph Nunnery (1836-1909) (787 KB)

Download The Old State Canal (Landsford Canal) 1820-1823 by Ferguson Allston Nunnery (915 KB)

Download Henry Edward Jordan (1750-1801) and the Old Jordan Hill by Ferguson Allston Nunnery (3.4 MB)


Accession 342

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Joseph Nunnery Papers contains excellent examples of 19th century documents and even includes two 18th century land grants from King George III. The bulk of the collection dates from 1801-1898, but there are several papers from the 1700’s and early 1900’s. The collection includes land deeds, indentures, wills, bonds and mortgages, as well as personal letters and transactions relating to the Nunnery family. There are also several papers relating to the White family as well as various other families. These papers would be a tremendous asset to a genealogist or to a researcher focusing on land transactions or legal processes of the 19th century. Due to the fragile condition of several papers, photocopies have been made available. These should be used whenever possible in order to protect the originals from further deterioration. Refer to the appendix for a listing of family names.


The papers of the Nunnery family were donated to the Archives by Mr. and Mrs. William Mathis on August 21, 1980.


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

Joseph Nunnery Family Papers - Accession 342

LC Subject Headings

Nunnery, Joseph, 1836-1909--Family; Jordan, Henry Edward, 1750-1801; Nunley family; White family; Landsford Canal (Chester County, S.C.)--History; Deeds--South Carolina--Chester County; Landowners--South Carolina--Chester County; Real property--South Carolina--Chester County; Chester County (S.C.)--History; Chester County (S.C.)--Genealogy