Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription JUNE 1844 75
I have no doubt that we shall find the arrangement mutually advantageous.'
Very truly &c
W. Gilmore Simms S. Babcock, Esq.
Charleston, S. C. June 16. [1844]= Sir
I am honored by the election of the Maryland Historical Society to a place among its members. Do me the kindness to convey to that body my high sense of the compliment conferred upon me. It will give me pleasure, as soon as an opportunity offers, to send you, for the Library of the Society, a copy of my History of South Carolina.' For yourself, be pleased, Sir, to recieve my acknowledgments.
I am, Sir, very much Your obliged & obt servt.
W. Gilmore Simms
Brantz Mayer Esq.
Cor. Sec. Md Hist. Socy.
'This edition was not published. A "New and Revised Edition" (the third) was wblished by Russell & Jones, Charleston, in 1860.
'Mayer (see note 299, Aug. 20, 1845 12731), lawyer and author, was corresponding secretary of the Maryland Historical Society from its founding in 1844 intil 1847.
'Dated by Simms' election as an honorary member of the Maryland Historical >ociety on June 6, 1844. The other honorary members elected at the same time vere John Quincy Adams, Lewis Cass, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irvng, Robert Walsh, Joel Roberts Poinsett, John Macpherson Berrien, and Alexander Hill Everett. See Vol. I of the "Minutes of the Council" (Maryland Historical iociety Archives MS. 2008). We want to thank Richard J. Cox, Curator of danuscripts, Maryland Historical Society, for this information.
'The Maryland Historical Society Library contains a copy of Simms' History of south Carolina (1840).