Resources available in the Beaufort County Library system, a division of Beaufort County Government of Beaufort, South Carolina. Prepared by Staff of the Beaufort District Collection.
Posted: April 28, 2010
A short introduction to the site is found on the National Register Properties hosted on the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website. Go to http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/beaufort/S10817707028/index.htm. To read the Nomination form, go to http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/beaufort/S10817707028/S10817707028.pdf.
Our library webpage on “Fort Frederick” also contains some information about Fort Lyttleton. Go to http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/FortFrederick.htm.
Lipscomb, Terry W., ed. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, October 6, 1757-January 24, 1761. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1996. NOTE: This source is available on CD-ROM and as a pair of PDF files containing the introduction (http://www.palmettohistory.org/commonshousejournal/fttst.pdf) and the body (http://www.palmettohistory.org/commonshousejournal/txtst.pdf) of the text.
“Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution” by John A. Robertson, c2006 has an entry about “Lyttleton, Fort” posted at http://gaz.jrshelby.com/fortlyttleton.htm. Please note: not all links are active.
Google Books includes a digital version of South Carolina as a Royal Colony, 1719 – 1776 by William Roy Smith (Macmillan, c1903) with references to “Fort Lyttleton.” See pp. xii, 211. The url is http://books.google.com/books?id=gUkOAAAAIAAJ&lpg=PA211&ots=YB-nWCZOsD&dq=Fort%20Lyttleton&pg=PR3#v=onepage&q=Fort%20Lyttleton&f=false.
Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items:
SC 328.7574 SOU Lipscomb, Terry W., ed. The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly, November 20, 1755-July 6, 1757. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press for the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1989. (BDC)
Please ask for assistance. “Forts of Beaufort Pre-Revolutionary: Why They Were Where They Were When They Were, a paper given before the Beaufort County Historical Society, June 30, 1959” [typescript] by Howard E. Danner. (BCHS #1) BDC ONLY in printed form. On the reel of Beaufort County Historical Papers microfilm at BEA and HHI Branches.
Please ask for assistance. “Major John LaBoularderie deTreville Fought for American Independence” [typescript] by Gerhard Spieler and Ruth deTreville Spieler,” presented before the Beaufort County Historical Society, June 25, 2000 (BCHS #69) BDC ONLY
SC 973.3 BRO Memoirs of Tarleton Brown, a Captain in the Revolutionary Army, written by himself, with a new introduction by Terry W. Lipscomb, Barnwell County Museum and Historical Board, 1999. Note: Fort Lyttleton is in the index spelled “Fort Littleton,” pp. ix, 3, 60, 67, 80 (BDC)
SC 973.33 DAN Beaufort and the Wars with England by Howard E. Danner, [typescript] no date. BDC ONLY in printed form. On the reel of Beaufort County Historical Papers microfilm as #4 at BEA and HHI Branches
SC 973.33 MOU Memoirs of the American Revolution, So Far as It Related to the States of North and South Carolina, and Georgia … 2 vols. reprinted in 1 [by William Moultrie] (Eyewitness Accounts of the American Revolution) reprint ed., New York Times and Arno Press, 1968, vol. 1, pp. 288 – 292, 353 (BDC)
SC 975.7 WAL The History of South Carolina by David Duncan Wallace, American Historical Society, 1934, vol. 1: 461 (BDC, HH SC REF)
SC 975.799 JOH Beaufort and the Sea Islands, Their History and Traditions by Dr. John Archibald Johnson (Typescript) pp. 83-84, 111-113 (BDC)
· Forts [vertical file]
· Fort Lyttleton [vertical file]
Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:
917.5799 HIS Historic Beaufort, South Carolina’s Sea Island Jewel prepared by Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, c1972, [unpaged 31] (BDC, BEA, HHI)
975.799 HEL Beaufort South Carolina: A History by Alexia Jones Helsley, History Press, 2005, pp. 41, 47, 51, 56, 73 (ALL)
975.799 ROW A History of Beaufort County, South Carolina, vol. 1: 1514-1861 by Lawrence S. Rowland et al., University of South Carolina Press, 1996, pp. 156-57, 175,188, 215-217, 219, 233, 239, 243, 288, 425 (ALL)
Note: Dr. Nicholas Michael Butler found this record series of crucial importance to his research: South Carolina, Commissioners of Fortifications. “Journal of the Commissioners of Fortifications, 1755–1770.” Manuscript journal available at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. A microfilm version of this source is also available in the South Carolina History Room at the Charleston County Public Library. The Beaufort County Library does not have a microfilm copy of the “Journal of the Commissioners of Fortifications, 1755-1770.” Dr. Butler transcribed the entry dated 16 November 1758 which is a report of the superintendents’ about the progress of the construction work. We keep a copy of his transcription of the journal entry in the Fort Lyttleton [vertical file] in the Beaufort District Collection.