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A look at the origins, creation, and ultimate failure of the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, adopted by the Lords Proprietor of the Province of Carolina in 1669, which attempted to formally establish a representative government in the Colony. Much of the thought behind the work is attributed to English philosopher John Locke.
The Tryons’ collection of books, which functioned as a library for the community’s upper classes, is a visit-worthy aspect for tours. Of the seven books described, three include photos, notably the reproduced likeness of Jonathan Swift’s The Works of Dr. Swift, Dean of St. Patrick’s, Dublin, Volume III” (1768). Other noteworthy aspects of the collection include books reflecting Mary Tryon’s interest in military history, unusual for that time’s upper-class women.