Clark Berry Stewart collection

Clark Berry Stewart collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Stewart, Clark Berry, 1813-1890
Title: Clark Berry Stewart collection
Dates: 1836-1885
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms997

Biographical/Historical Note

Clark Berry Stewart (1813-1890), was a student, soldier in the Seminole war, school master, agricultural experimenter, Presbyterian clergyman, and Confederate chaplain. Stewart was born in Laurens County, S.C. and, except for 1824-ca. 1830 when he lived in Gwinnett County, Georgia, resided in Greenville County, S. C. He married Katherine C. Hitch. Stewart wrote for the Southern cultivator under the nom-de-plume "The late beginner."

James Lewis Stoddard, son of Elizabeth Owings and William Stoddard, married Margaret Amanda Stewart. Lewis was a private in "The Laurens Briars" Company G, 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry during the Civil War. -- "House of Clark." (Retrieved August 7, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of copies of letters, writings, transcripts of diaries, and other materials of Clark Berry Stewart from 1836-1839 and 1848-1885. Included is a fine collection of Civil War letters from his son-in-law, J.L. Stoddard, who was serving in Virginia. The diary transcripts (copied from the WPA transcripts) contain short entries discussing his religious education, social life, his service as a minister including where he preached (mostly in South Carolina), his farming activities, and finances.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Company G.
Presbyterian Church in the United States--Clergy--South Carolina.
Presbyterians--South Carolina.
Religion--Study and teaching--South Carolina.
South Carolina--Social life and customs--19th century.
Stewart, Clark Berry, 1813-1890 -- Correspondence
Stoddard, James Lewis -- Correspondence
Writings (document genre)

General Notes

Original material is in the possession of the Stewart family.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Clark Berry Stewart collection, 1836-1885. MS997. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Clark Berry Stewart diaries, 1841-1885.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1836-1839
2Diary, 1848-1853
3Diary, 1854-1859
4Diary, 1860-1864
5Diary, 1866-1871
6Diary, 1872-1877
7Diary, 1878-1885
21Diary - microfilm
2Miscellaneous writings
3letters, 1861-67
4letters, 1871-78
5letters, 1861-65