Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2014



Lanny and Sidney Palmer Establish Endowment Fund and Cultural Arts Collection at the South Caroliniana Library..... p.1
John Hammond Moore Honored on His Ninetieth Birthday..... p.1
Letter from the Dean of Libraries..... p.4
The Schuyler & Yvonne Moore Alcove..... p.4
"Remembering the Days...": Havilah Babcock..... p.6
“Slaves of the Rebel Gen. T.F. Drayton, Hilton Head Island, S.C.”..... p.7
New Faces..... p.7
Reports from 2014 Summer Scholars..... p.8
Each Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: The South Caroliniana Library Portrait Collection..... p.10
Celebrating South Carolina’s Literary Heritage: Archibald Rutledge and Julia Peterkin..... p.11
Stephen Chesley Talks about Illustrating Claws and Ashes..... p.15
Henry William Ravenel Nineteenth-Century Botanist, Mycologist, Naturalist..... p.16
James Woods Babcock and the Red Plague of Pellagra..... p.24
“Every Garden a Volume of Nature’s Poetry:” The Pomaria Nursery and the Summer Family Heritage..... p.29
“…The Richest and Most Valuable in the South...”..... p.36
Home of the Palmetto: South Carolina and Its State Tree..... p.44
Memorials & Honoraria..... p.44


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