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Box 1

Folder 1: 1850-1861

Date:

From:

Location of Sender:

To:

Location of Receiver:

Undated

T. J. Arnold

Hangtown, California

“Sister Susan” [E. Arnold]

 

February 26, 1850

Susan Dollar

 

Mr. Reuben T. Dollar [Dear Brother]

Laurens Courthouse, S. C.

August 23, 1859

T.J. Arnold, Surveyor

San Francisco, Cal.

“Siss”

 

[June 13, 1860]*

W.D. Simpson

 

[Goldsboro, N.C.]

My dear Jane

 

Wednesday morning [April 24, 1861]*

W. D. Simpson [Your devoted husband]

Weldon, NC

Jane [Simpson]

 

May 2d, 1861*

W. Simpson

 

Richmond

Jane (Simpson)

 

October 10, 1861

T. Stobo Farrow [1832-1905] brother to wife of John W. Simpson, Ann Patillo Farrow

Camp Johnson [near Winchester, Va.]

Dear Brother Wister [Simpson]

 

 

Folder 2: 1862-1863

Date:

From:

Location of Sender:

To:

Location of Receiver:

July 6, 1862*

“your husband WDS” (W.D. Simpson)

Head Qtrs 14th Regt SCV

“My dear Jane”

Regarding the death of his son, Wistar Augustus Simpson in June

August 18, 1862*

W.D. Simpson

Bivouac, some 6 miles in advance of Orange C.H. near Rapidan [Va.]

“My dear Jane”

 

February 10, 1863*

W. D. Simpson

Richmond, Virginia

Jane [Simpson]

 

March 16, 1863*

W. D. Simpson

Richmond, Virginia

Brother W.

 

March 30, 1863

Silas Johnston

Newberry, South Carolina

Simpson

 

April 3, 1863

Silas Johnston

Newberry, South Carolina

Simpson

 

 

Folder 3: 1867-1868

Date:

From:

Location of Sender:

To:

Location of Receiver:

March 8, 1867

[Rev.] Ferdinand Jacobs

Washington, Georgia

Mr. Simpson (William D.)

 

May 1, 1868

M.B. Metts

Yorkville, South Carolina

W. D. Simpson

 

May 6, 1868

Mr. Munro

Unionville, SC

Col. [W. D. Simpson]

S.C.

May 20, 1868

Hamlin Beattie

Greenville, South Carolina

Col. W. D. Simpson

 

June 12, 1868

Thomas Gore

 

 

 

July 27, 1868

E.L. Ferguson

Cotton Gin, Mississippi

Col. W. D. Simpson

 

August 4, 1868

W. K. Easley, H. Beattie, TQ Donaldson

Greenville, South Carolina

Hon. W. D. Simpson

Laurens Courthouse

August 4, 1868

Edw Parker

Anderson Court House, SC

Hon. W. D. Simpson

Laurens Courthouse

 

Folder 4: 1871-1897

Date:

From:

Location of Sender:

To:

Location of Receiver:

October 1, 1871

Charles Wright

Dorn Gold Mines [McCormick County, SC]

J. Wistar Simpson

Laurens C.H.

April 22, 1872

Joseph Crews

Columbia, South Carolina

J.W. Simpson

 

July 15, 1875

G.F. Green

Greenville, South Carolina

Mrs. Simpson & Simpson Gents

 

May 2, 1879

W. D. Simpson [Your father]

Columbia, South Carolina

Henry [Y.] Simpson

 

October 6, 1893

S.W. Larson

Abbeville C. H., South Carolina

Henry Simpson

 

August 19, 1897

Calvin D. Cowles

Fort Clark, Texas

Col. Henry Y. Simpson

Laurens, South Carolina

 

Folder 5: Legal and financial documents

  • Deed selling 104 acres from Francis Thomason to [William?] Aaron Hill paid November 22, 1856, certified by John Garlington, witness J. Wistar Simpson
  • Handwritten Last Will and Testament of John Garlington [died March 1, 1866], in which he names all of his slaves.
  • Petition for Sequestration, The Confederate States of America vs. Joel Smith of Laurens, SC, copy [1861]
  • Purchase log of J. Wister Simpson [brother],1859
  • Statement, Davis, Noble, & Co., New York, August 29, 1860 to Mr. Garrett & Shell, Laurens, SC

Folder 6: Miscellaneous documents

  • Letter, 2 pages on letterhead of State of South Carolina Executive Chamber in Columbia, South Carolina [possibly Simpson]
  • Listing of court cases, undated

Folder 7: Envelopes

  • Envelope addressed to Miss Susan E. Arnold at the Mountain Home Post Office [sister to Thomas Jefferson Arnold; their mother
  • Envelope addressed to Mrs. W. D. Simpson at the Laurens CH (courthouse)
  • Envelope addressed to Hon. W.D. Simpson in Laurensville, South Carolina
  • Envelope addressed to Hon. W.D. Simpson at the Laurens CH (courthouse), South Carolina
  • Envelope addressed to H.C. Young, something about Simpson, at Laurence C.H., S.C. (Laurens Courthouse)
  • Envelope addressed to Miss Simpson + Simpson at Laurens CH (courthouse) from Coach Factory
  • Envelope addressed to Col. W.D. Simpson in Laurens, S.C.