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Eleanor Gaillard Simons Flowers Papers, ca. 1847-2013 (bulk 1944-2013)

Manuscript Collection #1053

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Title: Eleanor Gaillard Simons Flowers Papers
Creator: Flowers, Eleanor Gaillard Simons
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 8.7 Cubic feet, 12 containers and 5 oversize folders, includes correspondence, newsletters, photographs, pamphlets, brochures, maps, newspaper articles, periodical issues, published minutes, and annual reports

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Accessions Information

April 18, 2006, (unprocessed) 2500 items, 5.00 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1946-2005) relating to the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Children of the Confederacy, and miscellaneous family, genealogical, and professional activities in North and South Carolina. Donor: Eleanor Gaillard Simons Flowers

February 25, 2008, (unprocessed addition 1) 66 items, 0.50 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1847-2007) including Eleanor Flowers' family coats of arms, baby books, autograph book, & travels abroad book; daybook kept by John Hume Lucas, 1847-1853, 1888, 1895, an important slave owner and rice planter; also papers relating to the bicentennial of Historic Flat Rock, North Carolina; the plantations of the low country of South Carolina; John Palmer Gaillard, Jr. of Charleston, SC; Spirituals of the Low Country, etc. Donor: Eleanor Gaillard Simons Flowers

August 30, 2010, (unprocessed addition 2) 576 items, 2.75 cubic feet; Papers (1911-2009 [Bulk: 1944-2009], undated) relating to the creator’s interest in the American South & her Southern Heritage, especially in Charleston & the Low Country region of South Carolina, including its history, genealogy, religious, social & cultural organizations, & containing her correspondence, diaries, baby book, photographs, pamphlets, brochures, maps, newspaper articles, periodical issues, & published minutes, annual reports, etc.

July 7, 2011, (unprocessed addition 3) 0.25 cubic feet; Papers (1879, 1957-2010) include correspondence and programs. The 1879 letter is a scanned copy of a letter written by General William T. Sherman lamenting the death of James Simons of Charleston, S.C. Among the programs are two for the State Theatre of North Carolina productions at Flat Rock Playhouse, one for Faith Memorial Chapel at Cedar Mountain, N.C., and one for Carolina Day at St. Michael’s Church in Charleston, S.C. Donor: Eleanor Gaillard Simons Flowers

August 6, 2013, (unprocessed addition 4) 0.20 cubic feet; Papers (1987-2013) include correspondence, programs, and clippings. Several programs and newsletters concern Historic Flat Rock, N.C. (2007-2013). Donor: Eleanor Gaillard Simons Flowers

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Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Eleanor Gaillard Simons Flowers Papers (#1053), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Eleanor Gaillard Simons Flowers

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, February 25, 2008


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Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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Series 1:
Original Donation [received 10/28/2005. 5.0 cubic feet. 5 containers.]
Series 2:
Addition #1 [received 1/29/2008. 0.5 cubic feet. 1 container.]
  • Box 6#1053.6
    • Folder a#1053.6.a
      Daybook and loose papers (1847-1853, 1888, 1895) kept by John Hume Lucas of Charleston & Georgetown Counties, South Carolina. 1 vol. & 6 documents. 7 items. 55 p. Note: Includes historical notes by donor.
    • Folder b#1053.6.b
      Clippings (1978, 1981) relating to Eleanor Gaillard Simons Flowers & artist Samuel Ravenel Gaillard. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder c#1053.6.c
      Spirituals of the Lowcountry, by JAS, Jr. (Fe3b. 1999) Published by the Society for the Preservation of Spirituals, Charleston, South Carolina. Paperback. Photocopy typescript. 1 vol. 100 p. Note: Includes Gullah spirituals.
    • Folder d#1053.6.d
      The Trail of Tears Drama, by Kermit Hunter (1986) The Theater at Tsa-La-Gi, Tahlequah, Oklahoma: Cherokee National Historical Society. 1 vol. & 4 loose items. 5 items. 30 p. Note: Includes outdoor drama program pamphlet.
    • Folder e#1053.6.e
      The Governor Stone 'We The People' Ball Souvenir Program (6 Feb. 1988) Sponsored by Historic Hope Plantation, Windsor, North Carolina. Paperback. 1 vol. 107 p. Note: Binding torn. Pages loose. Needs conservation.
    • Folder f#1053.6.f
      Gaillard, John Palmer Obituaries, Etc. (2006) by family members. 5 items. 16 p.
    • Folder g#1053.6.g
      Historic Flat Rock, Inc. Collection (1974-2007) related to bicentennial of Historic Flat Rock Village, North Carolina, including correspondence, printed materials, etc. 29 items. 82 p. Note: Includes historical notes by the donor.
    • Folder h#1053.6.h
      Flowers, Eleanor Gaillard Simons. Baby Books & loose items (1944-1946) including lock of hair, photographic prints, greeting cards, etc. 2 vols. & 11 items. 77 p.
    • Folder i#1053.6.i
      Flowers, Eleanor Gaillard Simons. Autograph Book (1954-1958) Manuscript vol. Leather bound. 1 item. 58 p.
    • Folder j#1053.6.j
      Flowers, Eleanor Gaillard Simons. Travels Abroad Book (16 July - 11 Aug. 1970) describing trip from Charleston, South Carolina to Luxembourg - Belgium - Netherlands - Germany - Austria - Italy - Switzerland - France & England. Manuscript volume. 1 item. 45 p.
Series 3:
Unprocessed Addition #3
  • Box 12#1053.12
    • Folder a#1053.12.a
      Scanned copy of an 1879 letter from Gen. William T. Sherman to the editor of the News and Courier of Charleston, S.C., re Hon. James Simons.
    • Folder b#1053.12.b
      General Correspondence received by Eleanor Simons Flowers. 2009-2010.
    • Folder c#1053.12.c
      General Correspondence received by Eleanor Simons Flowers. 1957-2010.
    • Folder d#1053.12.d
      Programs and Publications including among others two programs for State Theatre of North Carolina productions at Flat Rock Playhouse (2007, 2010), program for Carolina Day (2010) at St. Michael's Church in Charleston, S.C., and the Spring 1982 issue of The Independent Republic Quarterly published by the Horry County Historical Society, S.C.
Series 4:
Unprocessed Addition #4

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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