Manuscript Collection


Robert Marett



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Accession 980

Inclusive Dates

ca. 1800s, 1825, 1853, 1854, 1877, 1880, 1891, 1892, 1899-1901, 1903-1905, 1907-1923, 1925-1926, 1929-1931, 1933-1990, 1992


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

Collection Size

40,000 pieces, 124 bound volumes, 30.00 Linear feet



Historical Note

Robert Marett (1919-1994) was a land surveyor from Rock Hill, SC. Mr. Marett operated predominately in North and South Carolina. The majority of the material covers York County, SC, while the rest covers mainly the SC counties of Lancaster, Chester, Union, and Cherokee. A small percentage covers parts of North Carolina (mostly Mecklinburg County).

For more information concerning Robert Marett please consult the attached biography above.

Scope and Content Note

The Robert Marett Papers are a valuable resource for researchers, as well as surveyors, in researching the growth and development of the various communities in which he worked. Bob Marett’s work, which includes survey plats (as well as copies of plats from previous surveyors), maps, architectural drawings, field notes, correspondence, copies of deeds, and appointment ledgers are available for researchers and surveyors to peruse. The collection consists of 40, 000 pieces and 124 bound volumes that span from the late 1800s to 1992. The Inventory itself consists of 313 pages and individual plats are searchable by Property Owner as well as by the Date of the Survey.


The Robert Marett Papers were deposited with the Archives in March 1998 by the Marett Family.


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

Robert Marret Papers - Accession 980