Pickens, F. W. (Francis Wilkinson)
- Existence: 1805 - 1869
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters from Francis Wilkinson Pickens to various correspondents, including John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson. A letter dated Sept. 29, 1845 to John C. Calhoun urges the latter to be a candidate for the U. S. Senate. There are three letters to Pickens' wife. In addition, the collection includes a legal document pertaining to John Forsyth of Georgia dated 1826, most of which is in French, as well as a free order of passage document given to Pickens to visit...
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
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