The collection consists of two undated ledgers; an indexed ledger and a ledger used as a journal. A found written note indicates that the indexed ledger was a workbook Whilden used in helping to prepare a book known as the “Cutts Book” that included the Screven ancestry (a Bridgett Cutts married Rev. William Screven in 1647) [Genealogy of the Cutts Family in America by Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, 1892; acknowledges Whilden p. 7].
The written note also mentioned the other ledger, “the written notes on the subject of Charleston Churches. . . .” The ledger has a label on the front with “W.W. McIver.” On the inside is “Received 19 March 1956 from Mrs. W.W. McIver,” and “William G. Whilden, Charleston, SC” and “William Whilden McIver, Mount Pleasant, SC.” The handwritten text appears to be concerned with the history of First Baptist Church, Charleston.