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Board River Flood- 1916
Board River Flood- 1916

KNOX-WISE FAMILY PAPERS,1768-1982 (Accession 591)

The Knox-Wise Family resided primarily in Chester, South Carolina. The collection includes a land grant issued to John Knox in 1768; diaries written by Dr. John Knox (1792-1859) covering 1840s-1850s; James N. Knox (1806-1880) covering 1859-1880; and William D. Knox (1847-1928) covering 1869-1928; indentures, deeds, receipts, court summonses and other papers of Hugh Knox (1757-1821), sheriff and justice of the peace in Chester County, South Carolina (ca. 1780s and 1790s); correspondence of James N. Knox, correspondence, and other professional papers of Dr. John Knox; correspondence, and other papers of William D. Knox, Superintendent of Education in Chester County from 1896-1928. Also included are papers of various other members of the Knox and Wise families including Hugh Boyd Knox (1814-1886), Robert Knox (1796-1879), Sally Knox Wallace (1803-1901), Alexander Walker Wise, and Emmie R. Knox (1885-1969); family histories of the Knox, Wise, Dunlap, Gaston, and Wilkes families; church histories, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Also included are three published volumes of the United Confederate Veterans Minutes of the 21st (1911) and 25th (1915) Annual Meeting and Reunion; and the minutes of the annual reunion of the South Carolina Division of the United Confederate Veterans (1921-1927). Some of the subjects covered in the collection are:  Davidson College education, Chester County, Purity Presbyterian Church, Eastside Presbyterian Church, Church histories from Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Pickens, Williamsburg, and York Counties, Medicare, Royal Arch Masons, politics in Chester County, Civil War, Revolutionary War; and the Medical College of Georgia.

For more information please see the list of manuscript collection finding aids or contact the Archives.

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