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This collection is arranged by format and then chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, an expense ledger, minutes and photographs. The correspondence [25 pieces] is both personal and professional. The small ledger records expenses 1911-1913, expenses for raising chickens in 1947, as well as poetry.

Surles was elected the secretary-treasurer of the Central Baptist Ministers Conference in 1931 and kept that position for many years. The conference was composed of Baptist ministers from the central part of the state.

The Miscellaneous file contains a small address book, a church bulletin, a brochure “Facts about Fairfield County,” a 1962 S.C. Baptist Hospital account statement for Rev. H. Floyd Surles, several receipts, two Christmas cards, and a report of the Last Tribute to James Wiley Winters funeral service, June 10, 1948 where Surles was one of the pastors that officiated.