Author: Grace Cordial

Praise Houses in Gullah Religion and Social Practices

According to the National Historic Register documentation for St. Helena Island, "One of the most significant influences on slave life here was religion, which was illustrated by the development and use of praise houses on the plantation. Praise houses were generally small frame houses, often an elder slave's cabin, in which the slaves held meetings, … Continue reading Praise Houses in Gullah Religion and Social Practices

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Daufuskie Island: A Selective List of Links and Materials

Daufuskie Island, a sea island off the coast of South Carolina, has a long history. Read about the island and the Gullah people who captured Pat Conroy's heart and helped launch his writing career.

Christensen writes about “Red Saturday” in his Journal

Frederik Holmes Christensen (second person  seated on far left in the photograph) was born on September 9, 1877 to Niels Christensen and Abbie Holmes Christensen. For more than 50 years, he kept a journal that included family, business, and community news and his observations of same from 1893 until his death in 1944. According to … Continue reading Christensen writes about “Red Saturday” in his Journal

Beaufort County Library Records Finding Aid

We begin our series of Finding Aid posts with our own institutional records. The Beaufort County Library was formed from the Beaufort Township Library of 1918 which grew from the Clover Club Circulating Library of 1902. The Clover Club honored the founding of the Beaufort Library Society of 1802 by setting up a small library for town residents one hundred years later. Unfortunately the first Minute Book of the Beaufort Township Library was destroyed by fire in 1927.

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907, Beaufort Fire: Death of William Bennett

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907, Beaufort Fire: Death of William Bennett

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Fire Notes (B)

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Fire Notes (B)

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Mass Meeting

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Mass Meeting

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Fire Notes (A)

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Fire Notes (A)

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Main Article

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Main Article