Here are some library resources to help you research why William Elliott III should be nominated to the SC Hall of Fame.
William Elliott III
(1788 – 1863)
Prepared by the Beaufort
District Collection of the Beaufort County Library a division of Beaufort
County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina.
These resources are available through
the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library. Please
visit your local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort District
Collection to view or borrow these materials. Please note that materials
available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not
available for checkout. Normal visiting hours are Monday
– Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM; the BDC is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Materials may be found
at the following Beaufort County Library locations:
Beaufort District Collection
Beaufort Branch Library (BEA)
Bluffton Branch Library (BLU)
Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI)
Lobeco Branch Library (LOB)
St. Helena Branch Library (STH)
Web based resources:
Biography Resource Center
database (DISCUS password required for access from home). Be sure to choice the William Elliott who lived between 1788 – 1863.
Come to the Beaufort
District Collection to see these items:
- Elliott, William, 1788
– 1863 [BDC Vertical File]
- Elliott Family [BDC
- Beaufort County Historical
Society Papers, #27 “Beaufort’s Galaxy of Great Men.” (BDC only
for hardcopy; Microfilm available at BEA, HHI)
- Cited in “Newspaper Sketches
of Noted South Carolinians of the Past.” Ask for assistance.
B ELLIOTT “William Elliott III” [Magazine article] by James
E. Kibler, 1979.
B ELLIOTT William Elliott, South Carolina nonconformist [Pamphlet]
by Lewis P. Jones, 1951.
813 RUB William Elliott shoots a bear : essays on the Southern
Literary imagination by Louis Decimus Rubin, 1975.
975.799 ELL Report of the committee on agriculture, on
the report of Hon. Wm. Elliott, late Commissioner of the State of South
Carolina to the Universal Exhibition at Paris by William Elliott,
1855. [This is quite fragile.]
630.9757 SOU MAR 1841 “Examination of Mr. Edmund Rhett’s agricultural
address by Wm. Elliott, Esq,” in The Southern agriculturist horticulturist,
and register of rural affairs, March 1828. [This is very fragile.]
SC 630.9757 SOU FEB 1828 “Reflections
on the state of our agriculture, especially on the advantage of cultivating
indigo, &c. by William Elliott of Beaufort, SC,” in The
Southern agriculturist, February 1828. [This is very fragile.]
SC 810.8 LIB V4 Library of
Southern literature, compiled under the direct supervision of Southern
men of letters, “William Elliott” by George Armstrong
Wauchope, vol. IV (1907), pp. 1569 – 1571 for Elliott biography plus
excerpts from some of his writings on pp. 1571 – 1589.
929.2 BAR The Story of an American
Family by Stephen B. Barnwell, 1969.
SC 328.757 BAI V1 Biographical
directory of the South Carolina Senate, 1776-1985 by N. Louise Bailey,
SC 328.757 REY Biographical
directory of the Senate of the State of South Carolina, 1776-1964
by Emily Bellinger Reynolds, 1964. (BDC, HH)
810.8 MAR A Chronological Survey of South Carolina Literature,
by Floride Martin, no date. Chapter 10 is entitled “William Elliott,” pp. 71-85.
810.8 LIT Literary Charleston: A Lowcountry Reader, by Curtis Worthington, 1996 includes
William Elliott’s story “A Day at Chee-ha,” on pp. 37 – 43.
EPP Literary South Carolina by Edwin C. Epps, 2004,
has a chapter entitled “The Essayists,” includes William Elliott,
pp. 27 -37.
Check out these materials
from the Beaufort County Library:
Entry in South Carolina Encyclopedia
975.799 ROW V1
The history of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 1, 1514-1861
by Lawrence Sanders Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George C. Rogers,
975.799 SPI Beaufort, South
Carolina : Pages from the Past by Gerhard Spieler (ALL)
799.757 ELL William Elliott’s
Carolina sports by land and water : including incidents of devil-fishing,
wild-cat, deer, and bear hunting, etc. by William Elliott, 1994
(ALL) [please note: various editions are available with some only housed
within the BDC]