On behalf of the Mayor’s Walled City Task Force and the “Rediscovering Charleston’s Colonial Fortifications” project, I’ve started to compile a Selected Bibliography that will serve as a starting point for anyone wishing to learn more about the fortifications that once formed part of the city’s urban landscape. This list of titles will grow as we find more materials and as I have the time to make updates.

Updated by Nic Butler, Ph.D., 15 May 2017

UNPUBLISHED SOURCES

South Carolina, General Assembly. Journals of the Commons House of Assembly, 1692–1775. Manuscript journals available at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH). Note: The SCDAH has published transcriptions of a some of these journals, but many remain unpublished and available only at the State Archive in Columbia. All of the published volumes are included in the bibliography of printed materials below. Microfilm versions of selected years of the Commons House journals are also available in the South Carolina History Room at the Charleston County Public Library.

South Carolina, General Assembly. Journals of the House of Representatives, 1776–1790. Manuscript journals available at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Note: published transcriptions of all of these journals are listed below.

South Carolina, Governor and Council. Journals of His Majesty’s Council for South Carolina, 1721–1775. Manuscript journals available at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

South Carolina, Commissioners of Fortifications. Journal of the Commissioners of Fortifications, 1755–1770. Manuscript journal available at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. A microfilm version of this source is also availible in the South Carolina History Room at the Charleston County Public Library.

PUBLISHED SOURCES

Adams, Lark Emerson, and Rosa Stoney Lumpkin, eds. Journals of the House of Representatives 1785-1786. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1979.

Adams, Natalie P. “Now a Few Words about the Works . . . Called the Old Royal Work”: Phase I Archaeological Investigations at Marion Square, Charleston, South Carolina. New South Technical Report #556. Stone Mountain, Ga.: New South Associates, 1998.

Alsop, James. “South Carolina in the Caribbean Correspondence of Secretary of State Sunderland, 1706-1710.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 83 (1982): 12-14.

Bates, Susan Baldwin, and Harriott Cheves Leland, eds. Proprietary Records of South Carolina, Volume One: Abstracts of the Records of the Secretary of the Province, 1675-1695. Charleston, S.C.: History Press, 2005.

Bates, Susan Baldwin, and Harriott Cheves Leland, eds. Proprietary Records of South Carolina, Volume Two: Abstracts of the Records of the Register of the Province, 1675-1696. Charleston, S.C.: History Press, 2006.

Bates, Susan Baldwin, and Harriott Cheves Leland, eds. Proprietary Records of South Carolina, Volume Three: Abstracts of the Records of the Surveyor General of the Province, Charles Towne, 1678-1698. Charleston, S.C.: History Press, 2007.

Bell, Daniel J. Old Dorchester State Park Visitor’s Guide. n.p.: South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, State Park System,1995.

Borick, Carl. A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003.

Bruce, Peter Henry. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq. A Military Officer, in the Services of Prussia, Russia, and Great Britain. London: T. Payne and Son, 1782.

Bulger, William T., ed. “Sir Henry Clinton’s ‘Journal of the Siege of Charleston, 1780.'” South Carolina Historical Magazine 66 (July 1965): 147-74.

Butler, Nicholas, Eric Poplin, Katherine Pemberton, and Martha Zierden. Archaeology at South Adger’s Wharf: A Study of the Redan at Tradd Street. Archaeological Contributions 45. Charleston, S.C.: Charleston Museum, 2012. CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD A 21 MB PDF FILE OF THE REPORT.

Cheves, Langdon, ed. The Shaftesbury Papers. Charleston, S.C.: South Carolina Historical Society, 2000.

Crouse, Maurice A. The Public Treasury of Colonial South Carolina. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1977.

De Brahm, John Gerard William. Report of the General Survey in the Southern District of North America. Facsimile ed.; intro. by Louis De Vorsey. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1971.

Drayton, John. A View of Carolina, as Respects Her Natural and Civil Concerns. Charleston, S.C.: W. P. Young, 1802. Reprint, Spartanburg, S.C.: The Reprint Company, 1972.

Easterby, J. H., ed. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, November 10, 1736-June 7, 1739. Columbia: State Commercial Printing Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1951.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, September 12, 1739-March 26, 1741. Columbia: State Commercial Printing Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1952.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, May 18, 1741-July 10, 1742. Columbia: State Commercial Printing Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1953.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, September 14, 1743-January 27, 1744. Columbia: South Carolina Archives Department, 1954.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, February 20, 1744-May 25, 1745. Columbia: South Carolina Archives Department, 1955.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, September 10, 1745-June 17, 1746. Columbia: South Carolina Archives Department, 1956.

Easterby, J. H., and Ruth S. Green, eds. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, September 10, 1746-June 13, 1747. Columbia: South Carolina Archives Department, 1958.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, January 19, 1748-June 29, 1748. Columbia: South Carolina Archives Department, 1961.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, March 28, 1749-March 19, 1750. Columbia: South Carolina Archives Department, 1962.

Foote, William Alfred. “The South Carolina Independents.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 62 (October 1961): 195-99.

Hemphill, William Edwin, Wylma Anne Wates, and R. Nicholas Olsberg, eds. Journals of the General Assembly and House of Representatives 1776-1780. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1970.

Hewatt, Alexander. An Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the Colonies of South Carolina and Georgia. 2 vols. London: Alexander Donaldson, 1779.

Hogg, Ian. The History of Forts and Castles. New York: Crescent Books, 1981.

Hollings, Marie Ferrara. “Brickwork of Charlestown to 1780.” M.A. thesis, University of South Carolina, 1978.

Hughson, Shirley Carter. The Carolina Pirates and Colonial Commerce, 1670-1740. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, Twelfth Series, 5-7. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1894.

Ivers, Larry E. Colonial Forts of South Carolina 1670-1775. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1970.

Jones, George Fenwick. “The 1780 Siege of Charleston as Experienced by a Hessian Officer.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 88 (January 1987): 23–33; (April 1987): 63–76.

Joseph, J. W. Restoration Archaeology at the Charleston County Courthouse Site (38CH1498), Charleston, South Carolina. New South Associates Technical Report 194. Stone Mountain, Ga.: New South Associates, 1994.

Klingelhofer, Eric, ed. First Forts: Essays on the Archaeology of Proto-colonial Fortifications. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Lapham, Samuel. Excavations on the Site of Granville Bastion (1704). Charleston, S.C.: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina, 1937.

Lee, Charles E., and Ruth S. Green. “A Guide to the Commons House Journals of the South Carolina General Assembly, 1692-1721.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 68 (April 1967): 85-96.

——. “A Guide to the Commons House Journals of the South Carolina General Assembly, 1721-1775.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 68 (July 1967): 165-83.

——. “A Guide to the Upper House Journals of the South Carolina General Assembly, 1721-1775.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 67 (October 1966): 187-202.

Leland, Harriott Cheves and Dianne W. Ressinger, “‘Ce Païs Tant Désiré’: ‘This Much Longed-for Country,'” Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina 110 (2006): 1-41.

Lesser, Charles H. South Carolina Begins: The Records of a Proprietary Colony, 1663-1721. Columbia: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1995.

Lipscomb, Terry W., ed. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, November 21, 1752-September 6, 1754. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1983.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, November 12, 1754-September 23, 1755. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1986.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, November 20, 1755-July 6, 1757. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1989.

——. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, October 6, 1757-January 24, 1761. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1996. NOTE: This source is NOT available in paper form, but rather on CD-ROM and as a pair of PDF files containing the introduction and the body of the text.

McCrady, Edward. The History of South Carolina under the Proprietary Government, 1670-1719. New York: Macmillan, 1897.

——. The History of South Carolina under the Royal Government, 1719-1776. New York: Macmillan, 1899.

——. The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1775-1780. New York: Macmillan, 1901.

——. The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1780-1783. New York: Macmillan, 1902.

McCully, Bruce T., ed. “The Charleston Government Act of 1722: A Neglected Document.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 83 (October 1982): 303-19.

Merrens, H. Roy, ed. The Colonial South Carolina Scene: Contemporary Views, 1697-1774. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1977.

——. “A View of Coastal South Carolina in 1778: The Journal of Ebenezer Hazard.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 73 (1972): 177-93.

Milligen-Johnston, George. A Short Description of the Province of South-Carolina, with an Account of the Air, Weather, and Diseases, at Charles-town, Written in the Year 1763. London: John Hinton, 1770. Reprinted in Colonial South Carolina: Two Contemporary Descriptions by Governor James Glen and Doctor George Milligen-Johnston, ed. Chapman Milling, 105-206. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1951.

Moore, Alexander. “Royalizing South Carolina.” Ph.D. diss., University of South Carolina, 1991.

Muller, John. A Treatise Containing the Elementary Part of Fortification, Regular and Irregular. With Remarks on the Constructions of the most celebrated Authors, particularly of Marshall de Vauban and Baron Coehorn, in which the Perfection and Imperfection of their several Works are considered. For the Use of the Royal Academy at Woolwich. London: J. Nourse, 1746.

——. A Treatise Containing the Practical Part of Fortification. In Four Parts. I. The Theory of Walls, Arches, and Timbers, with several Tables of their Dimensions. II. The Knowledge of the Materials, their Properties, Qualities, and the Manner of using them. III. The Manner of tracing a Fortress on the Ground, the making an Estimate, and executing the Works. IV. The Method of building Aquatics, as Stone-bridges, Harbours, Quays, Wharfs, Sluices, and Aqueducts. Illustrated with Twenty eight Copper Plates. For the Use of the Royal Academy at Woolwich. London: A. Millar, 1755.

——. The Attac and Defence of Fortified Places. London: 1757.

——. Appendix, or, Supplement to the Treatise of Artillery: containing the true projective described by bodies in the air. The greatest velocity and resistance they can have. The most advantageous length of guns, and their charges which produce the greatest effects; with an introduction of fluxions. To which is added, the true figure of the Earth, deduced from actual mensuration. London: J. Millan, 1768.

Mustard, Harry S. “On the Building of Fort Johnson.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 64 (1964): 129-35.

Nelson, Howard J. “Walled Cities of the United States.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 51 (March 1961): 1–22.

Olsberg, R. Nicholas, ed. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, 23 April 1750-31 August 1751. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1974.

Olsberg, R. Nicholas, and Terry W. Lipscomb, eds. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, November 14, 1751-October 7, 1752. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1977.

Parker, Ellen. Historical Sketch and Catalogue of the Old Powder Magazine, Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C.: South Carolina Society of Colonial Dames, 1924.

Parnell, Geoffrey. “Guns and Guidance: The Late Stuart Ordnance Office and its North American Connections.” In Geoff Egan and R. L. Michael, eds., Old and New Worlds. Oxbow Books, Oxford, 1999.

Ramsay, David. The History of the Revolution of South Carolina from a British Province to an Independent State. 2 vols. Trenton, N.J.: Isaac Collins, 1785.

——. The History of South-Carolina, from Its First Settlement in 1670, to the Year 1808. 2 vols. Charleston, S.C.: David Longworth, 1809. Reprint, Newberry, S.C.: W. J. Duffie, 1858.

Robinson, W. Stitt. James Glen: From Scottish Provost to Royal Governor of South Carolina. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Rogers, George C., Jr. Charleston in the Age of the Pinckneys. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. Reprint, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1980.

Salley, Alexander S. Jr., ed. Commissions and Instructions from the Lords Proprietors of Carolina to Public Officials of South Carolina, 1685-1715. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1916.

——. “Diary of William Dillwyn during a Visit to Charles Town in 1772.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 36 (1935): 1-6.

——. Journal of the Grand Council of South Carolina, August 25, 1671-June 24, 1680. Columbia: The State Company, for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1907.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina for the Session Beginning September 20, 1692 and Ending October 15, 1692. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1907.

——. Journals of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina for the Four Sessions of 1693. Columbia, S.C.: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1907.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina November 20, 1695-November 28, 1695. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1943.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina For the Session Beginning January 30, 1696, and Ending March 17, 1696. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1908.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina For the Session Beginning November 24, 1696, and Ending December 5, 1696. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1912.

——. Journals of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina For the Two Sessions of 1697. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913.

——. Journals of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina For the Two Sessions of 1698. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1914.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina For the Session Beginning October 30, 1700 and Ending November 16, 1700. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1924.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina For the Session Beginning February 4, 1701 and Ending March 1, 1701. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1925.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina For the Session Beginning August 13, 1701 and Ending August 28, 1701. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1926.

——. Journals of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina For 1702. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1932.

——. Journals of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina for 1703. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1934.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, March 6, 1705/6-April 9, 1706. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1937.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, November 20, 1706-February 8, 1706/7. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1939.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, June 5, 1707-July 19, 1707. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1940.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, October 22, 1707-February 12, 1707/8. Columbia: The State Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1941.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, June 2, 1724-June 16, 1724. Columbia: South Carolina Historical Commission, 1944.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina for the Session Beginning February 23, 1724/5 and Ending June 1, 1725. Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1945.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, November 1, 1725-April 30, 1726. Columbia: South Carolina Historical Commission, 1945.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, November 15, 1726-March 11, 1726/7. Columbia: South Carolina Historical Commission, 1946.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, November 8, 1734-June 7, 1735. Columbia: State Commercial Printing Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1947.

——. Journal of the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina, January 8, 1765-August 9, 1765. Columbia: State Commercial Printing Company for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1949.

——. Narratives of Early Carolina, 1650-1708. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1911.

——. Records of the Secretary of the Province and the Register of the Province of South Carolina, 1671-1675. Columbia: The State Company, for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1944.

——. “The Final Grand Council.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 33 (October 1932): 297-98.

Saunders, Katherine. “‘As regular and fformidable as any such woorke in America’: The Walled City of Charles Town.” In Another’s Country: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on Cultural interactions in the Southern Colonies, ed. J. W. Joseph and Martha Zierden. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002.

Sherman, Richard Philip. Robert Johnson: Proprietary and Royal Governor of South Carolina. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1966.

Sifton, Paul G., ed. “La Caroline Méridionale: Some French Sources of South Carolina Revolutionary History, with Two Unpublished Letters of Baron de Kalb.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 66 (1965): 102-8.

Smith, W. Roy. South Carolina as a Royal Province, 1719-1776. New York: Macmillan, 1903.

South Carolina. Statutes at Large of South Carolina, 1682-1838. Ed by Thomas Cooper and David J. McCord. Columbia, S.C.: A. S. Johnston, 1836-1841.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Records in the British Public Record Office Relating to South Carolina, 1663-1782. 12 microfilm reels of manuscript transcriptions compiled by W. Noel Sainsbury. Accompanying booklet by Helen Craig Carson.

South Carolina. Governor and Council. Journal of His Majesty’s Council for South Carolina May 29, 1721-June 10, 1721. Atlanta, Ga.: Foote & Davies for the Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1930.

South Carolina General Assembly. Acts Passed by the General Assembly of South-Carolina, at a Sessions begun and holden at Charles-Town, the Tenth Day of November in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six, And from thence continued by divers [sic] Adjournments to the Fifth Day of March, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six [sic, Seven]. Charleston, S.C.: Lewis Timothy, 1737.

——. Acts Passed by the General Assembly of South-Carolina, at a Sessions begun to be holden at Charles-Town, on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of September, in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of our Lord George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and forty-two. And from thence continued by divers [sic] Adjournments to the 29th Day of May, 1744. Charleston, S.C.: Peter Timothy, 1744.

South, Stanley A. Exploratory Archaeology at the Site of 1670–1680 Charles Towne on Albemarle Point in South Carolina. Columbia: South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1969. AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM USC SCHOLARS COMMONS.

——. Palmetto Parapets: Exploratory Archaeology at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina, 38Ch50. Anthropological Studies 1. Columbia: South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1974. AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM USC SCHOLARS COMMONS.

—–. Fickle Forts on Windmill Point: Exploratory Archaeology at Fort Johnson, South Carolina. Research Manuscript Series, Book 72. Columbia: South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1975. AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM USC SCHOLARS COMMONS.

Steen, Carl R. A Brief Summary of the Historical and Archaeological Investigations at the Site of the Hollings Marine Laboratory, Fort Johnson: The MEHRL Project. Columbia, S.C.: Diachronic Research Foundation, 2002.

——. The MEHRL Project: Archaeological Investigations at the Hollings Marine Laboratory, Fort Johnson, Charleston, S.C. Columbia, S.C.: Diachronic Research Foundation, 2002.

Stoner, Michael J. Exploring 1670 Charles Towne: 38CH1A/B Final Archaeology Report. Columbia: South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2001. AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM USC SCHOLARS COMMONS.

Stoney, Samuel G., ed. “A Contemporary view of Carolina in 1680.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 55 (July 1954): 153-59.

Tarleton, Banstre. A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America. London: T. Cadell, 1787; reprint, Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Company, 1967.

Thompson, Theodora J., and Rosa Lumpkin, eds. Journals of the House of Representatives, 1783-1784. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1977.

Trinkley, Michael, and Debi Hacker. The Other Side of Charleston: Archaeological Survey of the Saks Fifth Avenue Location, Charleston, South Carolina. Chicora Foundation Research Series 45. Columbia, S.C.: Chicora Foundation, 1996.

Trinkley, Michael, Natalie Adams, and Debi Hacker. The Property Nobody Wanted: Archaeological and Historical Investigations at Fort Johnson, S.C. Columbia, S.C.: Chicora Foundation, [1994].

Uhlendorf, Bernhard A., ed. and trans. The Siege of Charleston. With an Account of the Province of South Carolina: Diaries and Letters of Hessian Officers from the von Jungkenn Papers in the William L. Clements Library. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1938.

Van Ruymbeke, Bertrand. From New Babylon to Eden: The Huguenots and their Migration to Colonial South Carolina. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2006.

Wallace, Lee A., ed. The Orderly Book of Benjamin Taliaferro, 2d Virginia Detachment, Charleston, South Carolina, 1780. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1980.

Waring, Joseph Ioor, ed. “Lieutenant John Wilson’s ‘Journal of the Siege of Charleston.'” South Carolina Historical Magazine 66 (July 1965): 175-82.

Wayne, Lucy Bowles. “Burning Brick: A Study of a Lowcountry Industry.” Ph.D. diss., University of Florida, 1992.

Williams, George W. “Two Maps of Charleston in the Revolution.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 76 (April 1975): 49-51.

Williams, W. R., compiler. “British-American Officers, 1720-1763.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 33 (1932): 183-96; 290-96.

Zierden, Martha. Archaeology at the Powder Magazine: A Charleston Site through Three Centuries (38Ch97). Charleston, S.C. : Charleston Museum, 1997.

——. “The Urban Landscape in South Carolina.” In Carolina’s Historical Landscapes: Archaeological Perspectives. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

7 Responses to “Selected Bibliography”


  1. Just stumbled upon your website and felt compelled to comment. As an individual with a huge interest in 17th century English colonization of the south (Chesapeake and southward), I am amazed at the quality and quantity of source material remaining in the State Archives of South Carolina relating to the years 1669/70 through 1720, even through the end of the colonial period. I am not completely familiar with your project, but it seems fascinating and a worthwhile probe into the early history of Charles Towne and South Carolina. With the recent publication of three volumes of the Proprietary Records of SC, I am wondering if there is any plan to reprint the early 20th century works publishing the Records of the Secretary and Records of the Registers for the years 1671-1675. I would love to know what’s being considered in this regard, and regarding the “Walled City” project. Thanks so much for reading my inquiry and I look forward to hearing from you.
    John Montague
    2828 Isabella Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27603

  2. Nic Butler Says:

    John, It’s great to hear of your interest. As of today, the bibliography does not include the copious unpublished materials from the colonial legislature—wait until you see that long list! I know of no plans to reprint any of the transcriptions of the early records of the Secretary and Register of Carolina. Printing books is an expensive project, especially in this increasingly paperless world. Less than half of the state’s colonial records have been published, so if the state of S.C. ever decides to publish more of those records, I would expect them to finish the woefully incomplete series of the journals of the Commons House of Assembly. As time permits, I will continue to add materials to this bibliography. I only wish there was more direct information on the fortifications availible at this moment. But that’s one of the goals of this project! Best, Nic


  3. Hey Nic,
    Thanks for your reply. I can appreciate the cost and ambition involved in the task of printing/reprinting the records. That’s one of the reasons the work of abstracting the legal records prior to 1719 is so important. Many thanks to the two who have taken this task to heart.
    Can’t wait to see the work when the shovels hit the dirt at South Adger’s Wharf. Apparently, with this and other similar work, Charleston is entering the Urban Archaeology arena. It’s work long overdue. Thanks for your efforts!
    John M.

  4. Terry W. Lipscomb Says:

    Nic, You missed one volume in the Colonial Records of South Carolina series. The 900-page fifteenth volume [The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, October 6, 1757–January 24, 1761] has recently become accessible as a web publication at http://www.palmettohistory.org/commonshousejournal/
    If you check the “arms and ammunition” entry in that index, you will find reference to a large shipment of cannon supplied for the fortifications at Crown expense. Charleston later turned some of those cannons against the British in the Battle of Fort Moultrie. The SC Archives had to cease publication of the Commons House series because too few major research libraries were buying the books.
    Best Wishes, Terry W. Lipscomb

  5. Nic Butler Says:

    Terry,

    Thanks for taking the time to scour through the bibliography! I have the CD-ROM version of the 1757-1761 Commons House Journal on my desk, but neglected to add it to the list. I didn’t know it was online, though, so I appreciate the tip!

    Best, Nic


  6. […] History (SCDAH) in Columbia. Approximately one half of these journals have been published (see the Selected Bibliography page), but the rest are accessible only at […]


  7. […] was published by George W. Williams in the South Carolina Historical Magazine in April 1975 (see my bibliography), but the map at the Library of Congress includes valuable, unpublished information about the […]

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