The Atlantic Phosphate Company of Charleston, South Carolina

Title

The Atlantic Phosphate Company of Charleston, South Carolina

Call Number

AY 296 .C4 .A83x

Date of Publication

1873

Collection Size

72 pages

Restrictions

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

Language

English

Historical Note

The Atlantic Phosphate Company of Charleston, S.C., a fertilizer production company, was organized in 1870. It was located on the Ashley River at Brown's Wharf about one mile north of Charleston. It was reorganized as the Ashley Phosphate Company in 1881.

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Description

The Atlantic Phosphate Company is an almanac put out by the company as advertising. It includes information on such topics as astronomical occurrences; agriculture; a gardener's calendar; South Carolina government; South Carolina courts; South Carolina counties; the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina; religion in the Southern United States; U.S. government; railroads; and the Atlantic Phosphate Co. There are also hand-written diary pages from 1873 inserted in the book. The writer is unknown but appears to have lived in Chester County, S.C. The diarist speaks of attending services at Purity Presbyterian Church and Armenia Methodist Church. Family names mentioned include Wilson, Abell, Williams, Benson, Smith, and Harden.

Provenance

Gift of N. Wilkes

Publisher

Walker,Evans & Cogswell, Printers

City

Charleston, S.C.

Keywords

Almanacs, Agriculture, Diaries, Chester County SC

Disciplines

Agriculture | Social History

The Atlantic Phosphate Company of Charleston, South Carolina

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