William Hart McCorkle York County Diary - Accession 393
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Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of microfilm copies of a handwritten journal belonging to William Hart McCorkle (1821-1904). William Hart McCorkle was a Confederate veteran in the American Civil War and served in the 12th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, Company A, The Palmer Guards. He was also a County Probate Judge and a local businessman based in York, SC. The journal details events and persons in York County and includes entries relating to the lynching of 2 Negroes, a relief effort for Johnstown, P.A., flood victims, reunion of the 17th South Carolina Volunteers, electric lights in homes, local marriages and deaths, lists of local officials, cotton prices, and national events such as the sinking of the U.S.S, Maine, death of Queen Victoria and President McKinley.
*The collection consists of microfilm copies of the originals housed at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
The York County Diary was purchased by the Archives from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History on April 6, 1981.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "William Hart McCorkle York County Diary - Accession 393". Finding Aid 1374.
LC Subject Headings
McCorkle, William Hart, 1821-1904--Diaries; York (S.C.)--History--19th century--Sources; York (S.C.)--History--20th century--Sources; York County (S.C.)--History--19th century--Sources; York County (S.C.)--History--20th century--Sources