Libraries and Archives. (Historical News and Notices)

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The South Carolina Room of the Charleston County Public Library now has available an extensive finding aid for help in accessing the more than 16,000 items in its collection. Charleston Area History: A Bibliography of Works in the Charleston County Public Library was compiled by Ron J. Caldwell, a librarian in the South Carolina Room, and seeks to guide readers to the published books and articles, as well as the unpublished dissertations and theses, on the history of the Charleston area held in the library. With over 3,000 entries, this book is the most extensive bibliography to date of the history of the Charleston region, which includes Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties. This new bibliography is available for use in the South Carolina Room of the Charleston County Public Library and at any of the following branch libraries: Dorchester, Mount Pleasant, Saint Andrew's, Cooper River, Dart, James Island, and West Ashley. For more information on the Charleston County Public Library and its holdings, please call (843) 805-6930, or visit the website at www.ccpl.org.

The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, reports the following recently accessioned manuscript collections: papers, 1764-1832, of the Blow family of Portsmouth and Tower Hill, Sussex County, primarily consisting of the records of planter/merchant George Blow; records, 1778-1867, of Washington Henry Academy, Hanover County, including minutes of trustees' meetings, correspondence of officers, financial, land, and legal records; papers, 1791-1875, of the Harrison family of Wigwam, Amelia County, including correspondence of William Henry Harrison (1810-1881), in part while a student at the University of Virginia, as well as letters to Lady Jean Skipwith of Prestwould, Mecklenburg County; circular letter, January 31, 1804, of Thomas Hill Wooding and Daniel Coleman concerning deliberations of the Virginia House of Delegates during the session that commenced in December 1803; papers, 1810-1962, of the Wyllie family of Danville and Lynchburg, including correspondence, financial, legal, land, and slave records; records, 1821-1971, of Manakin Episcopal Church, Powhatan County, including vestry books, parish registers, and account books; account books, 1857-1879, kept by John L. …