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Transcription INTRODUCTION xxv
contained in 17 boxes and 33 volumes. There are also significant
Hammond documents in other collections in these depositories and
in other depositories such as the Southern Historical Collection of
the University of North Carolina and the College of William and
Mary. This body of manuscript material includes personal corre-
spondence, diaries, plantation journals, business papers, and scrap-
books.
4Benjamin F. Perry, Reminiscences of Public Men (Philadelphia:
John D. Avil & Co., 1883), p. 107.
5James Henry Hammond, An Address Delivered Before the South-Carolina Institute at Its First Annual Fair, on the 20th Novem-
ber 1849 (Charleston: Walker and James, 1849).
6Robert Cinnamond Tucker, "James Henry Hammond, South
Carolinian" (Doctoral dissertation: University of North Carolina,
1958), contains a bibliography of Hammond's published works and is
the 4est available general account of his life.
Simms to Thompson, January 16, 1862, typescript in possession
of Mrs. Mary C. Simms Oliphant. To be published in the forthcoming
Volume 6 of Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Alfred Taylor Odell, and T. C.
Duncan Eaves, eds., The Letters of William Gilmore Simms, 5 vols.
to date (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1952-
1956).
8Simms to Harry Hammond, January 25, 1865, in The Letters of
William Gilmore Simms, vol. 4, pp. 482-483. (ALS in the Hammond,
Bryan, Cumming Papers, South Caroliniana Library.)
Hammond's descendants in each generation have included
persons who have achieved prominence, down to his great-
grandson, John Shaw Billings, who was editorial director of Time-
Life, Inc.
10Quoted in The Letters of William Gilmore Simms, vol. 1, p.
cxii.
11 See David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of
Revolution, 1770�1824 (Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell Univer-
sity Press, c. 1975), p. 251.