William John Grayson, 1788 – 1863

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The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area.
Latest update: 27 April 2010

William John Grayson, 1788 – 1863
A Bibliography 

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 County Library.  Visit your local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort District Collection to view or borrow these materials.  Please note that materials available in the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) must be used in the Research Room during our posted hours of operation.    
 

Materials may be found at the following Beaufort County Library locations: 

Beaufort District Collection (BDC) 
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:

Beaufort County Library has posted a web page about William John Grayson at
http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/rooms/documents/html/us.htm.  

The Charleston Archive, Charleston County Public Library discovered a cache of Grayson materials hidden among some uncatalogued books in 1998.  A concise and informative “Historical Note” by Harlan Greene and Kathleen Gray is a part of the finding aid to the small collection housed in the Charleston County Public Library. 

Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items: 

  • Beaufort County Historical Society Papers, #17 – “Autobiography of William John Grayson, 1788-1863” (BDC only for hardcopy; Microfilm available at BEA, HHI)
  • Beaufort County Historical Society Papers, #27 “Beaufort’s Galaxy of Great Men” (BDC only for hardcopy; Microfilm available at BEA, HHI)
  • SC 975.799 MAR Lowcountry Gossip by Chlotilde R. Martin, 1930? Photocopy of newspaper article, 1 sheet 
  • Grayson Family [BDC Vertical File]
  •  SC 975.7 GRA Witness to Sorrow: The Antebellum Autobiography of William J. Grayson, by William J. Grayson, 1990.
  • SC 811 GRA  The hireling and the slave: Chicora, and other poems by William J. Grayson, 1969
  • SC 975.799 MAR Lowcountry Gossip by Chlotilde R. Martin, 1930? Photocopy of newspaper article, 1 sheet 
  • SC 811 GRA Selected poems, by William J. Grayson, 1907
  • SC B PETRIGRU James Louis Petigru: A Biographical sketch by William J. Grayson, 1866
  •  SC 975.799 ONE  To the Hon. W. J. Grayson [Pamphlet article] by One of the people, 1850

 

Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:

Entry in South Carolina Encyclopedia (ALL)  

973.78 CHE A diary from Dixie: the Civil War’s most celebrated journal, written 1860-1865 by the wife of James Chesnut, Jr., an aide to President Jefferson Davis and a brigadier-general in the Confederate Army by Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1997 (BEA, BLU, LOB)  

973.782 CHE Mary Chesnut’s Civil War by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1981 (BDC, BEA, HHI)

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, Jr., 1996 (ALL)

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