Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription DECEMBER 1860 219

brevity, but just now, there are few South Carolinians who have time for comments and courtesies. Yours respectfully
W. Gilmore Simms You may use what of my article you please.'
Woodlands, S. C. Decr. 19. [1860]2
Thos. H. Wynne, Esq. My dear Sir.
Be pleased to recieve my thanks for the copy of the beautiful volume of Virginia Revolutionary Documents, which you were so
'Simms'"The Baron DeKalb" was published in the Southern Quarterly Review, N. S., VI (July 1852), 141-203.
'Wynne (1820-1875), a native of Richmond, Va., was apprenticed as a young man to the Richmond iron foundry firm of Burr & Sampson. He later joined Talbot & Company and rose from the position of pattern maker to general superintendent. In 1855 he was elected superintendent of the Richmond gas works, and in 1859 he became superintendent of the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad, a position he held until the beginning of the Civil War, when he became treasurer of the Southern Telegraph Company. During the war he also served as president of the Virginia Iron Manufacturing Company and the Westham Iron Company and as chief agent for the Southern Express Company for Virginia. After the war he became owner of the Richmond Examiner, which he later merged with the Richmond Enquirer. He also founded the Richmond Evening Journal and the Richmond Times. Wynne served several terms in the Va. House of Delegates and the Va. Senate. For a number of years he was corresponding secretary and librarian of the Virginia Historical Society. He was the author or editor of several mono-graphs, including History of the Dividing Line, and Other Tracts. From the Papers of William Byrd, of Westover, in Virginia, Esquire, 2 vols. (Richmond, Va., 1866), published as Nos. 2 and 3 of a series entitled "Historical Documents from the Old Dominion" (1860-1874). We are indebted to E. Lee Shepard, Editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography for most of the above information.
Dated by the clipping entitled "Virginia Revolutionary Documents" which is still preserved with Simms' letter. In his notice of The Orderly Book of That Portion of the American Army Stationed at or near Williamsburg, Va., under the Command of General Andrew Lewis, from March 18th, 1776, to August 28th, 1776. Printed from the Original Manuscript, with Notes and Introduction by Charles Campbell, Esq. (Richmond, Va.: Privately Printed, 1860), published as No. 1 of "Historical Documents from the Old Dominion," Simms thanks Wynne for his copy and remarks: "We are glad to welcome this volume. . . . It argues a revival of that patriotism which