Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription 1845-1849
Woodlands, Jan 25 (1845]'
Brantz Mayer, Esq. dear Sir
I have delayed writing you until I could recieve some tidings of the diplomas meant for Mr. Poinsett and myself. My opportunities for sending to Mr P have been frequent of late, but the instruments have not yet reached me. In a late visit to Charleston, however, I recieved some inkling of their whereabouts, and am, I trust, in train for getting them in possession. Should it occur to you hereafter to honor me with any packets beyond the scope of the ordinary mail, by addressing them to the care of "Sam]. Hart, Sen. Book-seller" they will most probably reach me in season.—I sent you, not long since, a copy of the Geological report of S. C.2 I trust it has been recieved. We find it impossible to say by whom the copy of my History of S. C. meant for your Society & addressed to you was dispatched. I will endeavour at an early opportunity to see that you are supplied with the work.
With great respect, I am Sir, Very truly Yours
W. Gilmore Simms

'Dated by Simms' remark concerning the "diplomas" meant for himself and Joel Roberts Poinsett (see introductory sketch). At the meeting of the Council of the Maryland Historical Society on June 6, 1844, at which Simms and Poinsett were elected honorary members (see note 2, June 16, 1844 I202c]), it was reported that the diploma for honorary members had been prepared and a specimen "beautifully designed and executed" was exhibited to the members (see Vol. I of the "Minutes of the Council" [Maryland Historical Society Archives MS. 20081).
Michael Tuomey, Report of the Geological and Agricultural Survey of the State of South Carolina (Columbia, S.C.: Printed by A. S. Johnston, 1844).