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Francis Wilkinson Pickens and Milledge L. Bonham papers

Identifier: LG-23

Scope and Content

This collection consists of microfilm of correspondence, reports, resolutions, military papers, applications for office, administrative papers, petitions, memoranda, newspaper clippings relating to two governors of South Carolina, Francis Wilkinson Pickens and Milledge L. Bonham. The bulk of the papers date from 1860-1864 and relates mainly to their respective governorships and the Civil War. Picken's correspondents include R. C. Barclay, John Forsyth, A. C. Garlington, Robert N. Gourdin, J. W. Hayne, Stephen R. Mallory, M. S. Perry, and L. P. Walker. Bonham's correspondents include P. G. T. Beauregard, Howell Cobb, William H. Echols, J. W. Hayne, H. Pinckney Walker and W. S. Walker.

(Michigan State University., Honhart, F. L., Jude, S. P., Howard, S. R., & Zito, A. (1976). A guide to the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections. East Lansing, MI: publisher not identified.)

Finding aid to the collection in the Library of Congress:


  • 1837 - 1920


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction and publication restricted, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Biographical Note

Milledge L. Bonham (1813-1890) served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1840-1844), in the U.S. House of Representatives (1857-1860), and as governor of South Carolina (1862-1865).

Biographical Note

Francis W. Pickens served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1834-1843) and as governor of South Carolina (1860-1862).


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 reels (400 items))

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Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Location of Originals

Francis Wilkinson Pickins and Milledge L. Bonham Papers, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, 2nd St. and Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540, USA

Reproduction Note

Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, 1967. 2 reels ; 35 mm.

Francis Wilkinson Pickens and Milledge L. Bonham Papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US