Report of the Committee of the South Carolina Historical Society in the Matter of Procuring Transcripts of the Colonial Records of This State from the London Record Offices

Report of the Committee of the South Carolina Historical Society in the Matter of Procuring Transcripts of the Colonial Records of This State from the London Record Offices : 3D October, 1891 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Report of the Committee of the South Carolina Historical Society in the Matter of Procuring Transcripts of the Colonial Records of This State From the London Record Offices: 3d October, 1891 In considering the subject-matter referred to the Commit tee, some thoughts have been suggested and some facts ascertained which should be embodied in this report. A recent writer has aptly remarked-j The history of no State in the Union would equal South Carolina, if the records could be gathered and systematically arranged. It is a his tory filled with striking incidents and remarkable events. The province itself, was that spot in the New World, where the political theories Of Shaftesbury were planted, where they grew and flourished, and from which they spread out over Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, and influenced thought as markedly as the impression of New England made itself apparent on the people of the North West. In reviewing the historic field, there has seemed to exist, up to a comparatively recent date, a general apathy as to the gathering Of the early annals of the English Colonies in the New World, and this is emphasized by the fact, stated by Mr. Sainsbury, that only new york and north caro lina have, so far, achieved the historical distinction, Of edit ing and publishing their complete documentary histories. And here, the Committee think it should be stated, that this Society initiated this State historical work, as early as 1856. Thirty-five years ago, Mr. Sainsbury begun sending a List and Abstract of Papers relating to South Carolina, in the State-paper Office in London, which was continued up to 1859, under the patronage Of the State. These abstracts will materially simplify and assist the proposed work of obtaining transcripts Of the documents, and it is creditable to South Carolina to have been so early in this field. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • English
  • Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243144261
  • 9780243144266