James Henry Hammond Papers (DLC)

"Correspondence, diaries, speeches, plantation manuals, account books, and scrapbooks pertaining chiefly to South Carolina state and national politics in the decades preceding the Civil War. Subjects include nullification, secession, slavery, the Southern Convention at Nashville, Tenn. (1850), state banks, states' rights, and the tariff. Diary notes and memoranda cover the period of Hammond's travels in America and abroad, and plantation books contain memoranda of crops to be planted, lists of slaves, and notes on management of slaves. Also includes a mercantile letterbook (1774-1780) of Andrew McLean containing letters written from Savannah and Augusta, Ga., to Clark & Milligan, London, England."