Pickens, F. W. (Francis Wilkinson)
- Existence: 1805 - 1869
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence, 1860-01-01 - 1860-12-31
File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Folder two contains letters and documents from 1860 including reports from officers stationed in forts in and around Charleston harbor (SC). The primary subjects of correspondence include military preparedness, general defenses, and vulnerabilities of the various forts. Some documents show early Confederate preparations for attacking Fort Sumter, which at that point remained in possession of the United States. This folder also includes applications for the South Carolina state militia from...
Dates: 1860-01-01 - 1860-12-31
Francis Wilkinson Pickens Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains five letters from Pickens to various correspondents, a letter dated Sept. 29, 1845 to John C. Calhoun urging the latter to be a candidate for the U.S. Senate, three letters to Mrs. Pickens, and a legal document.
Dates: 1826 - 1862
John C. Calhoun Papers
Scope and Contents This collection includes two letters signed by Calhoun when he was the United States' Secretary of War, which are dated September 11, 1818 and August 9, 1820; a letter dated Aug. 24, 1831 to Francis W. Pickens, and a letter dated June 20, 1834 to Col. Andrew Pickens. The first letter is to the Department of War about rations and assigning someone to record the number of rations daily used. The second letter to the Department of War is informing 'Sir' that he has been appointed by the...
Dates: 1818 - 1834
Letters, No Date, fragments
File — Box 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents Folder ten contains miscellaneous four undated items or fragments of papers. Included is a narrative description of a floating structure for the defense of Charleston Harbor, a resolution for filling vacancies in the South Carolina or Confederate provisional congress; a proclamation giving the governor power to commission officers of coastal military companies; a letter from Thomas J. Glover asking for the Edisto rifles to be part of the infantry; and a letter fragment concerning political...
Dates: No Date, fragments
Pickens Family Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes personal and official letters of F.W. Pickens and his family, including his uncle, Ezekiel Pickens. Also includes receipts and lists pertaining to his slaves and legal papers.
Dates: Inclusive 1812-1869