Ada Clare (1836-1874) was the pseudonym and later legal name of Jane McElhenney, a journalist, writer, actress, poet, and feminist, of Charleston, S.C., and New York, N.Y.
Digitized in 2017, these 18 books are a combination of rare, unique and invaluable, and were digitized in collaboration with the UofSC Press. Some of the titles you’ll see are books on South Carolina and its citizens, and others are more far-ranging in their geographical coverage. The types of bound volumes you’ll find include memoirs, biographical sketches, historical accounts, and veteran’s experiences.
Alan Seeger, a poet of the Foreign Legion. His letters and poems, written during the war, are brought together here by his father and translated by Odette Raimondi-Matheron.
This beautifully illustrated alphabet book, published in 1775, is an excellent example of early children’s literature from the eighteenth century.
This collection of travel diaries and an autograph book gives a first-hand account of early to mid nineteenth century aristocratic life in The United States and abroad.
This collection of photographs, newspaper clippings and various manuscripts documents one of America’s foremost early twentieth-century African-American magic acts.
Once part of an album, the photographs (circa 1900) show plantations, African Americans, horses, hunting, rice threshing, wagons and carts, and churches in Berkeley County, S.C.
This collection of family letters, land papers, and other items documents several generations of a free family of color from the 18th through the 20th centuries in South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, east Texas, and elsewhere.
This collection includes John Milton’s A Brief History of Moscovia: and Other Less-Known Countries Lying Eastward of Russia as Far as Cathay. Gathered from the Writings of Several Eye-Witnesses and a map of Russia dating from 1625.
Broadsides from the Colonial Era to the Present at the South Caroliniana Library.