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Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter, NSDAR
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Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
If you would like to check out one of our books please contact me. You may either pick it up at my home or I will take it to the next chapter meeting and you may return it the following meeting.
Brenda Larsen, Librarian
Contents of the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Library
Recent addition(s) are highlighted below.
A history paper written by Nadra Wilkie. A good biography on Eliza Lucas Pinckney.
This edition contains a new introduction by Elise Pinckney and is written with the editorial assistance of Marvin R. Zahnniser.
Introduction and Biographical sketch.
Early Letters from
Later letters from
Illustrations and pictures
Nell S. Graydon
From the book Jacket: Eliza Lucas achieved a measure of
greatness by the introduction of indigo into
She wrote fascinating letters about life in the 18th
By Cokie Roberts
A segment: Chapter 1
“Eliza Lucas Pinckney was the mother of two brothers who fought heroically in the Revolutionary War, served their state in high office, and emerged as key figures in the new American Nation”.
Written by Dean R. Bowman
Educational Play for the classroom or children’s group.
April/July 2005, Vol. 6, Numbers 2&3
Eliza Lucas Pinckney Pages 147-165
This is a fascinating view of the life of Eliza Lucas
Pinckney. Her contemporary reputation rests on two accomplishments that
arguably transformed not only the course of
A Publication of the
The World of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, pages 8-12
This article reviews the Letterbook
published in 1972. It includes an interesting account of the process for making
indigo dye. In the spring of 1743 Eliza Lucas visited a number of plantations
These recipes were preserved by the South Carolina Society
of the Colonial Dames of America. “The Society is indebted to Mrs. Edmund
Felder for the gift of the handwritten book of recipes, photostatic reproductions of which have been placed
at Dumbarton and at the Colonial Magazine in
Women of this period were expected to care for many of the health problems of the day. In addition to recipes for cooking, this book includes recipes for those health problems as well as household needs such as furniture polish and starch. Do you need a recipe for fattening a chicken, to make the hair grow, for an internmiting fever or rheumatism?
“To Keep Artichokes All the Year: Put them in a barl. and lay every layer with Sand that the leaves do not touch one another, then bury them about a foot into the ground.”
Water to my Soul, Story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney *
by Pamela Bauer Mueller - pub. 2012 (purchased by Chapter)
Ann Arnold Hunter
Anyone going to NSDAR Library for research should review this CD first. Also of interest to those doing research with NSDAR online. A nice history of the NSDAR library. Include an educational and informative tutorial.
August-September-October 1990 Volume No. 124, No. 7
A quote from a letter from the White House dated
“I salute the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, for your unwavering dedication to preserving our Nation’s rich heritage.
Like you, Barbara is proud to be a member of the DAR as it marks its 100th. Anniversary, and both of us look forward to its continued success, God bless you.
This special issue features the DAR museum, established in 1896; the DAR Library, in existence since 1896; and the DAR Approved Schools, to which over $500,000 in contributions is given each year.
A quote from a letter dated October 1990 written by the President General, NSDAR:
“We, in the DAR, have woven a Tapestry of the history of the National Society. Every member owns a thread in that Tapestry with work she has accomplished. The tapestry will never be completed; we shall continue weaving, adding threads into the future. The Daughters of the American Revolution must continue to work hard, to preserve the past, to carry out obligations to the present and to build a firm foundation to safeguard the future”.
With ties of friendship,
Marie H. Yochim (Mrs. Eldred Martin Yochim)
A DVD: 12 minutes
This DVD presents the history of the DAR building in
To quote from the forward:
“God, Home and Country” is the motto of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
These words inspire Daughters to dedicate themselves to the historical, educational and patriotic objectives of the National Society and serve as a reminder of the loyalty that we as citizens of this great Nation pledge to our country.
This book, an update of two previous publications, is an effort to present to members and the general public the story of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and its services to mankind.”
Bicentennial Edition copyright 1976
This is the third volume of the history of the chapters of the state DAR. It includes the officers, the Roster and Ancestral Roll for 1955-1976, special projects and other records of note for this time period. It is an excellent source of information for those researching their SCDAR ancestors for this particular period. For everyone, it is an interesting read.
The table of contents indicates that the years covered by this history are 1976-1988. It is the history of the state chapters during this period and is noted to be “Condensed Highlights for the Centennial”, compiled by Doris Allen Dunn (Mrs. Langdon Barmore), State Regent 1985-1988.
Published 2000, Compiled by Marilyn DeWitt Altman, State Chaplain 1997-2000
This booklet contains beautifully worded Invocations, Blessings, Prayers, Benedictions, Devotionals and prayers for Special Services. They were submitted by members of the SCDAR.
(Placed with the chapter Chaplain, Gail Roddey)
(Sheet Music) Words and Music by Solly Powell Singley
Willard Sterne Randall
Part 1 Revolution
Part 2 Distant Shores
“But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American War? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.” John Adams
Copyright 2006, Approx. 120 Minutes
This DVD is part of the American Experience Series shown on
Public Educational T.V. It begins prior to the Revolutionary War and carries us
through that period and the early days of the presidency, a politically
unstable time. It is a personal account as well as a historical account of the
times of John and Abigail Adams and other figures of the day especially that of
Thomas Jefferson. The dramatic relationship between the two men moves them from
friendship to bitter enemies and friendship once more before their deaths on
the same day,
Love, War and Family Ties in the Nineteenth-century
Richard N. Cote
(This book is a personal account of a different war but it
is a fascinating continuation of the history of
“Mary Motte Alston Pringle represented the epitome of Southern white womanhood.
In her own words, Mary tells us about the joys, sorrows, frustrations, and terrors she and her family faced before, during and after the Civil War.
This biography was drawn directly from over 2,500 pages of Mary’s unpublished letters, journals, and diaries, none of which she could have imagined, would ever be read by strangers, Therein lies their power.”
Theodosia Burr Alston: Portrait of a Prodigy
Copyright 2003, Richard N. Cote
“For Vice President Aaron Burr, providing his little girl
with an extraordinary education was a lifelong obsession. His goal was to turn
Theodosia into a model for the superwoman of the future: a female Aaron
Burr—and empress of
Sheila Ingle, Sept. 2011.
Acquired from the publisher Nov. 2011. Written for young readers, the 148 page book gives a wonderful account of the bravery of patriot families in the upstate of South Carolina and covers the time period of several months in 1780. It is told from the viewpoint of young Martha Bratton.
A DVD 2006
This is a request for continued financial support for Tamassee. Costs have increased and endowment revenue has decreased due to the market. Several young people tell what Tamassee has meant to them. Four students were graduating from high school and headed for college. The school currently has fifty children and eight child care homes.
In 1919 the DAR opened a boarding school at
Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins
Loretta Dennis Szucs
The NSDAR encourages its members to become involved in the Naturalization process through attending the ceremonies and volunteering to help with citizenship classes and the American History and U.S. Government exams. This falls under the Americanism Committee. Pharen Johnson, our chapter regent, is the current SCDAR committee chairman of the Americanism Committee.
The book includes the history and the explanation of the naturalization process, and how and where to search for records.
This is a gently used book and highlighted in areas. I hope that will not distract you or encourage you to further highlight or mark in the book.
5 Notebooks, 1 Flat box and 1 Cemetery Survey collected from 2006-2010
Copyright 1980 Reprinted 1989
The Georgetown Committee of the National Society Dames of America, SC and the Georgetown County Historical Society
This is an updated version of the original survey with names listed through 1978 and a few added since. For almost three years committee members visited graveyards recording information engraved on the tombstones. As word spread that information was needed, residents volunteered by taking committee members to unrecorded burial grounds and providing information. An extensive organized effort of volunteers prepared the information for publication.
Edited by Bruce A. Ronda
Information from the Book Jacket: This the first book of correspondence of a remarkable New England educator, reformer, and intellectual of the American Renaissance. Selected from more than 1,500 extant letters in some fifty libraries and archives, the collection begins when Elizabeth Peabody was seventeen and ends in 1890 when she was eighty-six. Elizabeth was born during Jefferson’s presidency and her correspondence includes letters to many famous people of the times.
Copyright February 2008
Survey Conducted by the Susannah Smith Elliott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
The Historic Coming Street Cemetery of Congregation Beth Elohim, Charleston, S.C.
By Thomas J. Tobias Revised by Solomon Breibart
This cemetery dates from 1764; “for the use of Jews residing
in Charles Town or elsewhere within the
William J. Chutka, World War II, Army Air Force
And Vice Chairman, SCDAR Service for Veterans, Women Veterans
With the typical modesty of World War II veterans, Mr. Chutka said that he was not in the fighting. As you listen to his story you learn that he was a member of a glider crew that flew through heavy combat bombardment, without fighter escort, to deliver supplies and explosives. They did not carry parachutes implying the realization that if they were hit, the explosives on board would render parachutes useless.
Fran conducted an excellent and sensitive interview, asking questions to steer the conversation when needed but allowing Mr. Chutka to proceed with his story at his own pace. Transferred from the chapter library to Frances Pittman, Vice Chairman, SCDAR Service for Veterans, Women Veterans.
Published by the North Carolina Historical Commission.
This publication is the result of a fifteen year study to record members of the minority groups; African American, American Indian and identified persons of “mixed race” with descriptors such as “mulatto”, who fought for the independence of our country during the Revolutionary War. “Expanding the historical record with such a publication enriches the history of the American struggle for independence and illustrates the individual efforts of thousands who helped achieve that goal.” The DAR encourages minority participation in the programs and projects of the NSDAR.
This publication contains general information as well as separate chapters on states with names of individuals in those states that have been accepted thus far as patriots. At publication, 3,000 African American and American Indian participants at all levels of the War had been identified. The study will continue.
A Concise History of the American Revolution from the American History Series a part of the National Park American History Series, text by David C.G. Dutcher. This is a clear overview of the Revolution from Concord to the signing of the United States Constitution.
A Witness to American History
“From within its Great Hall to deep below in the Provost Dungeon, the Exchange has played a vital role American history.”
“Ruth Miller and Ann Andrus have skillfully brought to life
the rich history of one of
W. Eric Emerson, PhD, Executive Director
South Carolina Historical Society
By Stewart Dunaway
This book documents a part of the Southern Campaign of the
American Revolutions during February and March 1781 in
collected letters and essays pub. 2011, by Nick DeCalzo and Peter Collier (gift from James E. Livingston)
by James E. Livingston (gift from author, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, who spoke to the chapter at December meeting) - pub. 2010
Records Collected and Transcribed by Sara Sullivan Ervin
Originally Published 1949, Reprinted 1965
Sara Sullivan Ervin was the great grandmother of our chapter member, Graham Leslie Ervin. She was born May 23, 1886 and died in 1976. She attended Erskine College and Columbia University in NY.
A genealogist and historian from Ware Shoals, SC., she organized the Sullivan-Dunkin DAR Chapter in Laurens, SC. and held memberships in several historical and genealogical organizations. This is a book of 186 pages plus the genealogy of the Sullivan family. Contents include SC Pension Roll, Medical Men, War Prisoners, SC Women of the Revolution, General Francis Marion and some of his men, Rolls of Military Companies, Abstracts of wills, Laurens County, Ancestral Roll of the SCDAR, and many more topics.
Currently out of print, this copy was presented to the chapter by Graham Leslie Irvin.
Researched by Mrs. James R. (Marjorie) Young and Miss Nancy Divver assisted by Mrs. A.G. “Pet” Barton, the late Mrs.
Hugh (Lzetta) Agnew and Mrs. R.W. (
This account relates heroic episodes in the lives of forty-one SC Patriots in petticoats. The material was gathered from public and private libraries, family Bibles, letters, maps, state and county records, wills and archives. A quote from the forward: During the Revolution, quilting and drying fruits brought women together to exchange garden seeds and cuttings from plants… Just the everyday adventure of keeping the family together was an arduous task for the women yet they rose to every new challenge with courage.
Appreciation was expressed to these women by Mrs. James R. (Marjorie) Young, President of the Anderson County Historical Society and coordinator of the South Carolina Landmark Conference, Anderson, SC. 1979
The American Revolution in Indian Country
By Colin Calloway, Cambridge University Press, 1995
Presents the first broad coverage of Indian experiences in the American Revolution rather than Indian participation as allies or enemies of contending parties. Calloway focuses on eight Indian communities as he explores how the Revolution often translated into war among Indians and their own struggles for independence.
Knowing the crisis and identity of Native American Communities is a topic of great interest, an excellent research tool.
By Elizabeth Stringfellow
An audio narrated by ninety year old Betty Stringfellow documenting our local
Some Issues of 2002, all issues of 2005, most issues of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Some Issues of the years 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
First edition of publication “whose primary purpose is to publish, promote and preserve the historic significance of the Revolutionary era’s person, places, events and principals.”
The Centennial Edition of the DAR Patriot Index contains the names of the Revolutionary patriots, whose identity has been established by the DAR, before the Society’s one hundredth birthday on October, 1990.
This catalog lists the materials contained in the DAR Library microfilm collection through 2001, the year of publication. These materials include DAR applications, the federal census, family histories, and county and state records. Special collections include passenger lists, the War of 1812 genealogy and records, city directories and more.
An index to the spouses of soldiers and patriots on whose service women have joined the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
by Colonel W.H. Waldron, U.S. Army, chief of staff of the 80th Division during the World War (World War 1); commander of the Tenth U.S. Infantry. He is the holder of the D.S.C. and the D.S.M.
This is “the story of the flags which have entered into the
History of America and the manual covering the display of the Flag and
rendering it proper respect.” The first flag is the Viking flag and the last
flag in the book is the
This is an account of the evolution of
This publication contains the names and reference numbers of an estimated 80,000 pension and bounty-land-warrant application files based on the participation of American officers and enlisted men in the Revolutionary War.
Copyright 1961 (reissue)
The following is a quote from the book jacket. At the height
of the debates over the adoption of the Constitution in 1787-1788, a series of
articles began to appear in a
The eighty-five articles, commonly known as “The Federalist Papers”, were, in reality, the work of three men: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Their purpose was to persuade convention voters that the proposed constitution, with its three branches of government, was the best means of realizing the ideals of Justice and individual right.
Catalog, Index of historical books, reference material.
12 volumes pub. 1985 (gift from member Betsy Sikes)
*Recently acquired for the Library.
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Last Updated December 22, 2012