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Accession 995

Inclusive Dates

1862-1955, nd


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

Collection Size

1.25 linear feet, 2500 pieces



Scope and Content Note

Martha Bray Carson (1876-1953) was a native of Fairfield County, SC but lived most of her life in Chester County. She was very active in the South Carolina United Daughters of the Confederacy and wrote many historical articles for their magazine. She served as president of the state UDC and as president, historian, and register for the Chester UDC Chapter. In 1950, she wrote the following salute to the South Carolina State Flag: “I salute the Flag of South Carolina and pledge to the Palmetto State love, loyalty and faith,” which was officially adopted by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1966. The Martha Bray Carson Papers include original copies of her published essays and manuscripts as well as records pertaining to the UDC, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Up-to-Date Club. This collection also includes Martha Bray Carson’s family records, general correspondence, awards, invitations, and theatrical records. Also included are original news clippings and publications pertaining to various topics (such as the Confederacy, U.S. History, and South Carolina), three handmade scrapbooks with news clippings and photos, and two volumes of Martha Bray Carson’s published papers.


The Martha Carson Bray Papers were donated to the Archives by Scott Coleman.


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

Martha Bray Carson Papers - Accession 995

LC Subject Headings

Carson, Martha Bray, 1876-1953; United Daughters of the Confederacy. South Carolina Division; United Daughters of the Confederacy. Chester Chapter; Flags--South Carolina--Poetry; Allegiance--South Carolina; Patriotism--South Carolina; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Societies, etc.