Manuscript Collection


Talbot Patrick



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Accession 381

Inclusive Dates

1953-1979, 1998


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

Collection Size

1000 pieces, .50 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Talbot Patrick Papers consists of newspaper articles written by Mr. Patrick for the Rock Hill, SC Evening Herald from 1953-1979 and were organized in chronological order by Mr. Patrick in a notebook. Mr. Talbot Patrick (1897-1980) was a longtime editor of the Rock Hill Evening Herald newspaper from July 1, 1947 retired in 1975, however he continued to write editorials for the paper until he passed away on January 23, 1980. The majority of articles in the collection were part of his running column titled the “Carolina Traveler” in which he describes his travels and experiences throughout the globe. His travels for the column take him throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East through the 1950s through the 1970s. He editorializes on the culture, politics, geography and people of the places he visited including Europe, the Middle East, South America and the Far East. Of special interest are his articles in July 1958 when Mr. Patrick found himself in the middle of the Iraq Revolution when he just happened to be visiting. He witnessed firsthand the overthrow of the Iraqi government and was in Baghdad as the King was put to death and the new government was installed. As a result of his coverage of the events he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.


The Talbot Patrick Papers were donated to the Archives on October 15, 1980.


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Talbot Patrick Papers - Accesssion 381