Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | The Reprint Company | 1975, 1976
Transcription viiiACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Southern Studies Program of the University of South
Carolina, of which Professor Meriwether is Director, agreed
to provide appropriate historical notes and introductory
matter for the set. The preparation of the notes was
carried out as a collaborative project by graduate students in
the Southern Studies Program, under the direction of Pro-
fessor Meriwether and Professor Meats. A grant to the
Southern Studies Program by the South Carolina Committee
for the Humanities, in support of a series of public seminars
on Simms and the Revolution, directed by Professor Meats,
aided greatly in the work upon the notes for the set.
When planning for publication had been completed, the
South Carolina American Revolution Bicentennial Commis-
sion gave the project its endorsement and agreed to purchase
150 sets to be used for educational purposes within the State
of South - Carolina. Special thanks are due to John Hills,
Director, and to Bradley Morrah and Sam P. Manning, Chair-
man and Vice Chairman, respectively, of the Commission, for
their interest in and assistance with this project.
In the preparation of the historical notes for these vol-
umes, the assistance of E. L. Inabinett, Director of the South
Caroliniana Library, and of his staff was invaluable. Thanks
are also due to Charles Lee, State Archivist of South
Carolina, and to his staff; and to Professors George C. Rogers,
Robert Weir and David Chesnutt, of the History Department
of the University of South Carolina. Editorial assistance on
the notes was provided by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld and Dianne
Anderson of the Southern Studies Program, and by Margaret
C. Thomas of The Reprint Company. Special thanks are due
to Mrs. Oliphant for making available her great store of
knowledge concerning her grandfather's life and work.

James B. Meriwether
Stephen Meats