Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook F (Part I) >> [Page 101] >> Correspondence of the Southern Patriot

Item informationTitle: Correspondence of the Southern Patriot
Genre: Correspondence
Publication informationVolume: F (Part I)
  • Date of letter: [1845-08-23]
  • Publication date: [1845-09-13]

Time periods

    Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
    Rights: Digital Copyright © 2013, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
    Resource Identifier: SF_18xx_296

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    Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
    • The Letters of William Gilmore Simms, Vol. 1-5
    Composition history Clipping is likely from the Charleston Southern Patriot.  See note.
    Description ''In modern times, the wayfarer seems properly sensi- ...''

    Clipping reads: [bracket] Correspondence of the Southern Patriot. [close bracket] | EN ROUTE, Aug. 23.
    Notes Position: left

    Part of the 1845 Charleston Southern Patriot series.

    Mary C. Simms Oliphant and the other editors of the Letters note the existence of a ''series of twenty-four unsigned letters 'From Our Correspondent''' that were ''published in the Southern Patriot during September and October [1845]'' (Letters 2: 102n).  Among the Oliphant papers at the South Caroliniana Library are two notecards that list all of these letters by Simms's composition date, the letter's first line, and date of publication, as well as copies of several of these letters.  These materials are the source for dating this letter and proving its provenance.